From the experienced boat-building team at Aspen Power Catamarans comes a new series of lightweight, rigid tenders that are unlike any boat built before. Carbon Cat’s unique patent in process hull form provides the stability of a catamaran or an inflatable RIB but utilizes lightweight carbon fiber construction that is fast, efficient, and easy to handle.
The patent in process Carbon Cat revolutionizes tender design!
Aspen Carbon Cats are ultra-lightweight, durable tenders made of carbon fiber with a super-efficient hull design.
The unique hull shape of the Carbon Cat combines the best attributes of both catamarans and monohulls. This hybrid design starts with a deep single-entry
forefoot that smoothly cleaves through waves for improved tracking and spray resistance. The hull contour then gently widens aft and at the stern, resembling a modified catamaran hull, providing lateral stability and lift. This hybrid-cat hull form is incredibly stable; riders can step on the gunnels while boarding
and/or sit there underway and the sharp entry forward ensures a fast, efficient, dry ride.
The gunwale is finished with a thick foam bumper made with SeaDek HD for durability and to eliminate scratches and abrasions. The seating area is also cushioned with SeaDek, creating a softer surface and better grip.
Efficient Design reduces the need for more horsepower
The amazing Carbon Cat construction and design means that the power requirements should be 35% less than typical inflatables due to the hard bottom and hybrid cat hull shape. During sea trials the T11 reached a top speed of 21mph powered by a single 9.9hp Yamaha outboard. This is an incredible
speed to HP ratio superior to other tenders.
Using more moderate horsepower increases fuel efficiency and reduces weight. This makes Carbon Cats and their engines easier to stow onboard and easier to launch and retrieve. Optional transom wheels make beaching the Carbon Cat even simpler.
Not inflatable! No worries of punctures, leaks, or popping
- The Aspen Advantage: Stable, smooth, dry ride
- Reliable, versatile, long-lasting, high-tech composite construction
- Light weight ▪ Great tracking while underway and while rowing
- A moveable seating cube provides a seat for both rowing and powering
- Optional removable Beachmaster transom-mounted wheels deploy when needed to roll the tender onto beaches and ramps
Carbon Cat’s hybrid cat hull design (Patent in process) is truly innovative combining the best attributes of both hard bottom catamarans and lightweight inflatables. The durable lightweight Aspen Carbon Cat is both a great day boat and an ideal tender. Stability and performance combine with lightweight design and rugged construction to provide a quality tender that is built to last.