Dan Oatley’s Castlerock Carbon Cat

The world of rigid bottom inflatable boats is entering an exciting new era with the release of the highly innovative Castlerock Carbon Cat, writes ONBOARD Magazine. 

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

Dan Oatley driving the Carbon Cat
The Castlerock Carbon Cat is the brainchild of Dan Oatley. Pic – Carbon Cat

Constructed from carbon fibre and Hypalon, the 5.3-metre-long cat is already being described as “the Ferrari of RIBs.”

“I set out to design and build the high speed, stable and visually appealing RIB and I’m certain that target has been achieved,” Oatley said. “This is due primarily to the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic features that I have been able to incorporate in design, along with the benefits that come with carbon fibre construction. This boat ticks every box in its category when it comes to recreational boating.”

The Castlerock Carbon Cat cruises comfortably at 45 knots and has a top speed of 60 knots. Pic – Carbon Cat

For the full story, see page 33 of ONBOARD Magazine: https://issuu.com/onboardmagazine/docs/onboard_51296277725eb7

For more on Carbon Cat, see: www.CastleRockCarbon.com

– Onboard

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