Fun, Portable Sailing Cat
August 4, 2010
The Aere 3.7 Inflatable Catamaran is a portable sailboat that is safe, stable and easy to rig, sail, transport and maintain.
The 3.7 features rugged pontoons made of heavy-duty fabric (the same material used to make ship fenders) with 2 chambers per side and multiple pressure-relief valves. The pontoons offer 1,250 pounds of buoyancy. The rig comprises a square-top sail with 46 square feet of sail area and 4 battens, a 4-section aluminum mast, and an adjustable wishbone boom. All metal parts are made to withstand exposure to saltwater, and include anodized marine-grade aluminum tubing, stainless fasteners, and either AIMag or powder-coated aluminum castings. The 3.7 can be assembled in less than an hour, while disassembly takes around 20 minutes.
The Aere 3.7 comes with the following accessories:
- storage/carrying bag set
- 12V high-pressure pump w/ rechargeable battery
- High-pressure foot pump w/adapter
- Trampoline end guard
- Trampoline splash guard
- Trampoline storage basket/bag
- Safety and righting lines
- Double-sided Velcro tie strap
- Boeshield lubricant
- Illustrated owner’s manual
- Length: 12’
- Beam: 5’ 6”
- Weight: $130 lbs.
- Price: $5,500
- Praktek Inc. Website
Aere 3.7 Video:
AERE’ 3.7 Inflatable Catamaran Sailing In Extremely Light Air.