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Castlerock Carbon Cat - Built with Conviction

Australian rigid inflatable boat company Castlerock Carbon Cat is entering a new phase with the introduction of the new 5.3m F1, which welcomes a new era to superyacht tenders.

Australian designed and built, the Castlerock Carbon Cat is the brainchild of Dan Oatley, a member of one of Australia’s most well-known boating families.

Dan is no newcomer to the world of boats, large and small. After being on the water in small sailing dinghies and runabouts as a youngster he went on to be one of the youngest commercial mariners. Dan’s maritime studies started with his recreational boat license when he was 12 years old moving onto completing the highest Captains qualification, an Unrestricted Ship Masters.

Constructed of 100% carbon fiber, the 5.3m F1 is built with the best boat building materials to provide strength and durability.

Due primarily to the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic features, this is a design that boasts offshore race performance of 80mph+ whilst incorporating the elements of a superyacht tender.

The tunnel hull provides stability and speed whilst the interior layout provides an experience for comfort and pure luxury. The Carbon Cat is capable of power up to 225hp which enables you to reach your destination quickly and in style. The hull top sides are fitted with custom rubber fenders that allow for tender operations.

Some of the most honorable features of the boat are the attention to detail, the craftsmanship and its seaworthiness. Not only does the Carbon Cat incorporate racing yacht features, its innovative tunnel hull design is very stable at high speeds due to the custom hull profile that maximizes the aerodynamic lift while reducing hydrodynamic forces. Perfect for recreational boating, spearfishing, towing water sports and racing.

An paralleled experience.

In its infancy, Castlerock Carbon Cat has already been described as “the Ferrari of RIBs.”

“We are very excited about the new design and high speed RIB”, Dan Oatley said. “Although this design is high performance along with the benefits that come with carbon fiber construction, we are conscious that our customers are also using these RIBs for recreational boating. As such we have partnered up with Fission Spearguns for our latest campaign, emphasizing their synergistic high performance, titanium and carbon fiber as well as being built to order, much like the Carbon Cat.”

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