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HAPPY CAT HURRICANE

SLEEK HIGH PERFORMANCE

It is the fastest, best and most versatile of the Grabner inflatable sports catamarans – and also the largest one! With even larger hulls for more buoyancy and less resistance. With even more place for luggage and equipment. With additional hull struts for stability in strong waves. With speeds of over 16 knots and exceptional sailing characteristics. As good as a hard shell catamaran but can be packed in 3 bags. For regattas, touring and long-distance sailing along the coast and for families with children. Grabner’s top model – with top characteristics!

The boat

Small packed

practical!

The entire catamaran can be packed in only 3 bags for transport and storage.
Two long bags (185 x 30 x 30 cm) and a packing bag (80 x 45 x 28 cm). Suitable for many cars, roof boxes and mobile homes.

Sophisticated hull

Developed through tank testing

Cut through the waves at maximum speed or experience more buoyancy:

This is ensured by the convex hull bottom, the hulls with a diameter of 54 cm in combination with the Wavepiercer bow and the long waterline of 499 cm! This is the ideal hull shape as it not only allows you to be extremely fast but also protects you from water splashes so that you can enjoy a stable ride with low water resistance.

It is stable and has improved bow and stern buoyancy for extra loads and even more safety. And yet it is fierce like a hurricane!

This inflatable Grabner travel catamaran has been developed and optimised through tank testing and the boat-skin is hand made from strong Grabner car tyre rubber.

Reinforced bow

Two strong braces reinforce the hulls in the bow area. This gives constant rigidity just like a hard shell hull and creates even more speed and less spray.

In a robust frame

The hull and frame are firmly and stably connected by sleeve inserts, while the special square profile frame with angular connectors provides high torsional stability and doesn’t twist.

The trampoline mesh is integratedseamlessly and directly into the profile frame and offers plenty of space for comfortable sitting. A powerful 6 hp-engine can be mounted to the saltwater-resistant anodised aluminium frame to accelerate the inflatable catamaran to a breath taking speed of 25 km/h.

Usable foredeck space

More space!

The crossbar, which is included as standard, stabilises the hulls in the bow area.

The optional foredeck increases the usable area, protects from spray when sailing at a high speed and can also be used to fasten luggage – or to lie and sunbathe on it in relaxing holiday moments or when you feel like lazing in the sun!

Thanks to the fixed crossbar, you can comfortably get into the boat via the foredeck.

Reardeck and auxiliary motor

Camera, drinking bottle, tent

With the optional reardeck, you can use the stern to store light luggage. This additional space is great for expeditions or for spontaneous access…

No wind? With the optional motor-bracket, you can mount a small auxiliary electric motor onto the rear bar to keep you going when there is no wind, which will not get in the way when sailing.

Deep centreboard

Sailing more altitude

The hydrodynamically optimised centreboard extends deep into the water to counteract the lateral drift in the best possible way. The inclination is infinitely adjustable so that the centre of pressure by can be optimally trimmed for speed on any course. The robust aluminium centreboard releases automatically when it touches the ground and it can be pulled in completely during landing.

Robust “kick-up” rudder

The “kick-up” rudder is extremely robust thanks to the cast metal rudder head (black). The sleek, hydrodynamically optimised blade extends deep into the water to improve steering control.

Instead of using cable pulls, you can comfortably and directly haul the blade up or down from the tiller, which has two lock-in positions: folded up or lowered down into the water completely. It releases automatically when it touches the ground.

The high-speed rudder, which is shifted to the rear due to the outrigger, provides the best steering control and makes it easy to steer smoothly and steadily.

Ball joint with rotational limiter

For the best trim in any wind condition

The mast foot ball joint is new and innovative. Even when there is only little wind, the mast rotates easily with the sail and thus improves the overall profile.

With the rotational limiter, the mast rotation can be restricted for light to strong wind conditions and the mainsail can be sailed flat or more bulging.

The practical mast foot joint also makes it easy to right the mast, which can be righted and lowered by just one person.

The professional rig includes:

  • Professional four-part profile mast with angular connectors
  • Mast profile with generous dimensions for more stability and a consistent sail profile without the mast bending
  • Unity of mast and sail, which is retracted directly and flush into the mast
  • Double shrouds ensure that the mast bends in a controlled manner to provide you with an optimal sail profile and for peace of mind
  • An additional forestay with which the mast can be adjusted independently from the sails and for extra safety.

For all wind conditions

  • Always the ideal profile:The fully battened mainsail with a surface area of 8 m² provides the ideal profile – the batten tension can be adapted to a wide range of wind conditions. In light wind, the wide upper ‘Square Head’ sail section provides extra performance.
     
  • Never hit your head again: The modern cut of the catamaran mainsail provides a larger sail surface and creates less turbulence – and since it has no boom, you will never hit your head again. Thick Dacron canvas and large reinforced windows give rigidity and good all-round visibility.
     
  • Tow points for height: The tow points of the 3.50 m² jib are fixed at an ideal position close to the mast in order to be able to sail with more height and to ensure a good foresail profile, even when sailing wind abeam. The comfortable continuous jib furler makes it easy to furl the foresail.

Jib halyard pulley

More tension!

With the jib halyard pulley, you can easily adjust the tension of the rig manually.

Traveller and perfect trim

The best trim for the speediest sailing.

  • Per Traveller: Depending on the course, the tow points of the mainsheet are shifted towards luff or lee using the traveller. No matter if you sail wind abeam, before the wind or close to the wind: The mainsail “twist” is reduced and the performance is increased.
  • Per clew plate: Adaptable to the wind conditions, the mainsheet is hooked either further to the front or to the rear so that the mainsail has a bulging or flat profile.
  • With ease: Thanks to the 4:1 mainsheet transmission, it is easy to manoeuvre the mainsail by hand – even in stronger wind conditions.

Awarded by experts

The HURRICANE has won two awardw in the USA:

BEST BOAT 2021 | SAIL MAGAZINE USA

BOAT OF THE YEAR 2022 | SAILING WORLD USA

“... make no mistake, the HAPPY CAT HURRICANE is anything but a mere beach toy. It is, in fact, a true speed demon, great for teaching, racing or just getting away for a day of spicy sailing.”

SAIL MAGAZINE USA – Best Boats 2021

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Technical data

Overall Length x Width 499 x 233 cm 16' 4" x 7' 7"
Length x Width Trampoline 190 x 150 cm 6' 2" x 4' 11"
Hull Length x DM 495 x 54 cm 16' 2" x 21"
Mast Height 610 cm 20' 0"
Weight 85 kg 187 lbs
2 Packing bags 185 x 30 x 30 cm 6' 0" x 12" x 12"
1 Packing bag 80 x 45 x 28 cm 31" x 17" x 11"
Longest Item 180 cm (front frame + rear frame) 5' 10" (front frame + rear frame)
Persons max. 4 4
Payload 600 kg 1323 lbs
Air Chambers 2 2
Assembly Time 35 min 35 min
Operating Pressure 0.3 bar 4.3 psi
Material 1100 dtex EPDM-Kautschuk 1100 dtex EPDM-Kautschuk
Headsail / mainsail 3.5 m² / 8 m² 32 sq.ft. /86 sq.ft.
Sail Area 11.5 m² 118 sq.ft.
Wind Force 5 Beaufort 5 Beaufort
Engine Power 4.4 kw / 6 hp 4.4 kw / 6 hp
Motor Weight 30 kg 67 lbs
Shaft Length Motor long shaft – L long shaft – L
ISO Standard ISO EN 6185 Kat. VI ISO EN 6185 Kat. VI
Design Category C C
Colour red red
Inland waters
Coastal waters
Load capacity
Speed
Single-handed sailing
Sailing for two or more

Standard equipment

Im Lieferumfang enthalten:

  • 2 wavepiercing hulls
  • 2 safety valves
  • 1 profile frame 4-parts
  • 1 trampoline mesh with snap-buckles
  • 1 double toe-strap
  • 4 paddle retainer
  • 1 net-pouch for lines
  • 1 bowsprit
  • 2 tensioning stays for bowsprit
  • 1 crossbar bow
  • 2 reinforcing bow braces
  • 2 sleeve-inserts for optional stern crossbar/rear deck
  • 1 centreboard
  • 1 rudder
  • 1 mast aluminium 4-parts
  • 1 mast foot ball joint
  • 2 double shrouds
  • 2 neoprene shrouds protection
  • 1 jib sail 3.5 sqm
  • 1 mainsail 8.0 sqm
  • 1 jib furler endless
  • 1 jib halyard pulley
  • 1 forestay
  • 1 traveller
  • 1 main sheet 4:1
  • 2 shroud wind indicators
  • 2 drilling for motor mounting
  • 4 drilling for slipping-wheels
  • 1 packing bag set 4-parts
  • 1 specification label
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 valve key
  • 1 pressure relief adapter
  • 1 owners manual with declaration of conformity

Downloads

Owners manual - Part 1 HAPPY CAT HURRICANE
Download
Owners manual - Part 2 Operating instructions
Download
Pressure relief adapter
Download
Sailing tips HAPPY CAT
Download
Your new boat in just a few steps

Included in the price:

  • 1 Jib Sail
  • 1 Main Sail
  • 1 Pack-Sack
  • 2 Pack-bags Universal Sail with Wheels
  • 1 Pack-bag mast with compartments
  • 1 Sail-bag
  • 1 repair kit

 

Note: Shipping by forwarding agent

HAPPY CAT HURRICANE
10.990,00 EUR

Accessories

Zubehörset HAPPY CAT EVOLUTION/HURRICANE

Accessory Set HAPPY CAT EVOLUTION/HURRICANE
(Set contents)

385,00 EUR
Elektroluftpumpe mit Batterie

ELECTRIC AIR PUMP WITH BATTERY

290,00 EUR
Bugverdeck  EVO, HUR

FOREDECK HAPPY CAT EVOLUTION + HURRICANE

220,00 EUR
Bugverdecknetz

FOREDECK NET HAPPY CAT

40,00 EUR
Heckstrebe HC HUR

STERN CROSSBAR HAPPY CAT HURRICANE

210,00 EUR
Heckverdeck HUR

REARDECK HAPPY CAT HURRICANE

130,00 EUR
Slipräder HAPPY CAT

Slipping wheels HAPPY CAT

490,00 EUR
Kenterschutzboje

MASTHEAD FLOAT

300,00 EUR
Roll-Booster

FURLING-BOOSTER

1.500,00 EUR
Starkwind Segel-Set 6,5 m²

STRONG WIND - SAIL SET

1.250,00 EUR
Leewanten Straffer Set

LEE-SHROUD TENSIONING SET

50,00 EUR
Trapez-Ausreitvorrichtung

TRAPEZE SYSTEM

200,00 EUR
Sonnendach EVO, HUR

SUN AWNING HAPPY CAT EVOLUTION, HURRICANE

310,00 EUR
Abdeckpersenning HAPPY CAT HURRICANE

Tarpaulin HAPPY CAT HURRICANE

450,00 EUR
Motorhalterung Happy Cat Evolution/Hurricane

Motor-bracket HAPPY CAT EVOLUTION / HURRICANE

240,00 EUR
Motorhalterung Happy Cat Evolution/Hurricane lang

Motor-bracket HAPPY CAT EVOLUTION/HURRICANE long

330,00 EUR
Motorhalterung Happy Cat Hurricane Heck

Motor-bracket HAPPY CAT HURRICANE stern

350,00 EUR
Torqeedo Travel 1103 CL (Langschaft)

Torqeedo Travel 1103 CL (long shaft)

2.389,00 EUR
Total price

10.990,00 EUR

incl. VAT, plus shipping costs

Reference

Durch die Schären des Vänernsees

Inspiriert durch einen Beitrag von Gerd K. und seiner Tochter auf dieser Seite sind wir bereits vor zwei Jahren, im Sommer 2021, zu einer mehrtägigen Wandersegel-Tour auf Schwedens Seen gestartet. Die atemberaubende Natur und die Einsamkeit lassen uns dieses Jahr wieder in den Nordenaufbrechen. Diesmal wagen wir uns an den Vänern, den größten See Schwedens. Uns locken die ausgedehnten Schärenregionen mit dentausenden unbewohnten Inseln. Unser Startpunkt ist Spiken auf der Insel Kallandsö, ein kleiner Fischerort an der Südküste des Vänern. Dort lassen wir unser Auto stehen.

Die ersten Tage können wir nicht aufbrechen. Erst regnet es, dann ist zu viel Wind. Stattdessen machen wir uns langsam mit dem See, dem Wind und den Wellen vertraut. Am vierten Tag geht es endlich los. Ein bisschen mulmig ist uns schon zumute, als wir den Schutz der vorgelagerten Inseln verlassen. Doch die Wellen beruhigen sich bald und wir nehmen hart am Wind Kurs auf Lurö. Wir erreichen die 6 NM entfernte Inselgruppe nach nur eineinhalb Stunden Fahrt und schlagen unser Lager auf einer kleinen Insel auf. Am nächsten Tag geht es weiter zum Campingplatz in Eckenäs. Das Wetter ist herrlich und wir haben einen komfortabelen Raumwindkurs durch die Schären von Lurö.

Am nächsten Morgen steht der Wind genau auf der Hafeneinfahrt. Zum Glück finden wir ein freundliches Zugfahrzeug, das uns sogar durch die schmale Bucht herauszieht.

Kaum sind wir aber 1,5 NM gesegelt schläft der Wind vollständig ein. Der See ist spiegelglatt. Kaum ein Lufthauch geht. Umkehren wollen wir nicht, also beginnen wir zu paddeln. Drei Stunden, 6 NM und viele Paddelschläge später erreichen wir den Nationalpark von Djurö. Es gibt keinen flachen Untergrund außer den Felsen, also stellen wir das Zelt auf dem blanken Stein auf und spannen es mit den Gepäckgurten und schweren Steinen ab.

Am nächsten Tag ist der Wind wieder zu stark. Also bleiben wir einen Tag auf der Insel und genießen die unberührte Natur. Ganz gemütlich und beinahe paddelfrei erreichen wir die Inselgruppe um Torsö vor Mariestad. Dort erspähen wir schon von weitem einen hellen Streifen, der sich als perfekter Sandstrand entpuppt. Was für ein Lagerplatz. Sogar mit Tisch und Bank . Zum Abendessen gibt es Steinpilze.

Am nächsten Tag geht es weiter. Ein leichter, aber beständiger Wind trägt uns entspannt auf Raumwindkurs nach Westen. Unterwegs schöpfen wir Wasser
aus dem See und behandeln es mit Chlortabletten, um unseren Trinkwasservorrat aufzufüllen. Es schmeckt gar nicht mal so schlimm. Nach 12 NM Fahrt ist der Horizont vor uns so bedrohlich dunkel geworden, dass wir schnell einen Landeplatz suchen müssen. Gerade noch rechtzeitig bauen wir unser Zelt auf, bevor ein heftiger Regen über uns herreinbricht, der bis in den Vormittag des nächsten Tages andauert. Und als wir endlich aufbrechen können, schläft kurz darauf schon wieder der Wind ein. Wir vertreiben uns
die Zeit mit einem Kartenspiel. Am Ende müssen wir doch wieder Paddeln, um noch unseren letzten Übernachtungsplatz zu erreichen.

Es gibt Wind! Viel Wind. Kurz befürchten wir, es könnte zu viel Wind sein, doch die Prognose für den Tag zeigt nur Böen bis Windstärke fünf. Das ist noch okay. Als wir die Bucht des Campingplatzes verlassen wird es dann doch wild. Der Vänern begrüßt uns mit beeindruckenden Wellen von bis zu einem Meter zwanzig, vielleicht sogar einem Meter fünfzig. Es spritzt ohne Ende. Ich bin froh um jedes bisschen warme Kleidung, besonders um die wasserdichten Socken, die wir extra noch besorgt hatten. Um zurück nach Spiken zu
kommen müssten wir einen Amwindkurs fahren. Dabei tauchen wir jedoch häufig mit dem Bug ein und die Wellen treffen uns backbord. Deshalb fahre ich stattdessen hart am Wind und drehe bei besonders hohen Wellen sogar kurz in den Wind, um möglichst senkrecht zu den Wellenfronten zu stehen. Das ist zwar langsamer, doch wir erreichen trotzdem schnell die andere Seite der großen Bucht von Lidköping. Dort machen wir eine waghalsige Halse
(Entschuldigung, das musste sein). Danach gleiten wir relativ ruhig mit Raumwindkurs in die Bucht von Spiken.

Milena und Hartmut P. Model: Segelkatamarane / Happy Cat Hurricane Owner since 2022

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