The inflatable sailboat movement is growing!
Sailing has been suffering a slow and steady decline for many years now as more and more people move into smaller homes and condos and no longer have the room to store a sailboat. Some people turned to storage facilities and boat clubs but paid more than $500 per year and after several years the cost of storing a boat or joining the club approached the cost of owning a boat. Club members also lamented as they could not take the boats with them to cottages or beaches outside the city and suffered under a variety of rules and restrictions and were often left to the mercy of those who would sail with them. Couple all this with the high cost of maintaining and repairing traditional rigid sailboats and the dream of owning your own slice of sailing heaven began to look like a distant fantasy.
Now with the advent of new technologies comes a revolution in the sailing world: ultra-portable, inflatable sailboats! Now anyone can own a boat, sail it whenever they like and take it with them wherever their heart's adventure draws them to next.
Inflatables are the toughest yet easiest to repair of all the sailing boat designs. They pack into bags and are easy to store and transport. They are 3-4 times lighter than traditional boats making them easy to sail in a larger wind range and much easier to right in the event of a capsize. They make great learning boats and are family and kid friendly, but they also provide an excellent experience for seasoned veterans.
Our goal is to promote and facilitate a renewed interest in sailing by allowing those who could not previously own a sailboat due to lack of space have an opportunity to own an inflatable, portable sailboat. Ultimately we hope to have a fleet of inflatable sailboats so we can hold meet ups and regattas just as they do in Europe where inflatable sailboats have taken off!
Our friends south of the border at Red Beard Sailing share this passion and they have teamed up with CatSailor.com to create the first Inflatable Sailboat Forum. You can visit it by clicking HERE and ask other owners of their experiences owning an inflatable sailboat and see why this is the next exciting chapter in the evolution of sailing!
Anyone who has experienced sailing knows it is one of the greatest things you can do in life. We are passionate about wind and water sports and we want to share this passion with others. That's why we invested heavily in bringing these products to Canada and hope to turn the tide on the downward trend in sailing. Our goal is to help people get on the water and enjoy one of the greatest and oldest past times the world has ever known. Thank you for taking this journey with us and we hope to see you on the water soon.