The new TOPCAT K4X offers modern sailing fun on two GRP hulls. The new model by German boat builder TOPCAT completes the existing model range of K1, K2 and K3 at the lower end and offers particularly beginners an inexpensive and action-packed entry into sailing. The new and innovative hull shape of the new all-rounder, developed using computer simulations, offers more buoyancy thanks to a U-shaped frame instead of a V-frame, which results in greater safety and a higher speed potential.
Increased performance This "next generation boat" provides higher stability than its predecessor K4, mostly thanks to the so-called "Wavepeircers", negatively inclined stern-post. The danger of capsizing with the older K4-model was higher due to the so-called "chines" (a broadening in the front, upper area of the floats). Instead, the new U-frame construction also improves performance by reducing the wetted surface area compared to a V-shaped construction.
Four versions available To cater for the needs of the quite different target groups of the TOPCAT K4X, four differently configurated basic versions are available. Their main difference is in their sail plan. The Solo is aimed at single-handed sailors, thus featuring only one mainsail. The Classic offers an additional fore sail in the form of a 2-sqm furling jib. More ambitious sailors can opt for the Streamcut version with a square top mainsail providing extra power. The TOPCAT K4X "Reacher" includes a furling gennaker for faster downwind sailing but still easy handling for newcomers to sailing.
Easy to transport Another advantage especially for beginners of this all-round catamaran is the possibility to transport it on the car roof instead of on a trailer. This allows for more mobility and also saves costs for mooring. To this end, TOPCAT offers a mast detachable in two parts. Its longer end is adapted to the hull length of 4.70 meters. The detachable mast also makes winter storage indoors a lot easier, for example under a garage ceiling.
Technical specifications: Length over all: 4.50 m Beam: 2.21 m Weight: 115 kg Transport: car roof / trailer