We live in an interesting time, one for dreamers and watchers and one for doers who are willing to realize there dreams. You like coastal sailing, river/channel trekking and this in a fast sailing craft? You have the will to build such a  boat by yourself? Then read on ..

CATAPRO is micro catamaran/proa cruiser. A boat between a Proa with which all the Pacific islands where populated and an catamaran. So no shunting like a Proa, but tacking like an catamaran. (see video)
The boat is small but capable for coastal journeys. It is a one man trekking craft but also nice for 2 for day sailing. River, lakes or coastal sailing or what ever you like. The boat weights only 90 kg. Beaching is no problem. The cabin is 2m long and 0,9m wide. Sitting height is 1m. As sail I use a Sunfish sail. Cheap and easy available. The boat can be build for about US $ 1200,- ready to go. The boat is a (ply)wood/glass fiber fabric/Epoxy construction. Anybody with basic tools and experience in repairing a chair can build the boat. By the way, new Epoxies are odor less and not toxic!
The boat is easy to set up (transport beam on the road 1,6m only). Fasten 8 bolts. Insert the windsurf mast, set the sail and of you go.

The construction manual is a "picture story" with a lot of extra information ( 28 paginas, 22 photos). The drawings are easy to use and delivered as a PDF drawing set with 24 drawings).   To get an idea what you need to build the boat click here for the "Bill of materials". Construction time about 200 hours.
Plans set costs US $ 100,00. Here you can order direct.

Plans set costs US $ 100,00. Here you can order direct.

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