Ducky15 – very popular model belonging to the Ducky catamaran family.
In spite of its small size, this is a full-fledged sailing catamaran, allowing to have the desired dose of adrenalin in the fresh wind. Very well controlled, it perfectly suits for recreation on the beach or for week-end cruises. Such a catamaran may be easily hired out at any beach. Even a beginner will have no problems with control.
When you go for a one day cruise, the assembling this catamaran won’t make you tired. The distinctive feature of the frame of this catamaran is that it has the minimum of cable braces and fixed elements providing for the required carrying capacity of the structure. Having such a simple design, the catamaran is assembled without the use of any tools within 45 minutes.
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Technical data of Ducky15
|Diameter of floats (m)||0.5|
|Main sail area (sq.m)||7.5|
|Gennaker sail area (sq.m)||9|
|Length \ Width of front trampoline (m)||1.2 / 1.9|
|Length \ Width of main trampoline (m)||1.8 / 1.9|
|Carrying capacity (kg)||300|
|Dimensions in packed condition (m):
|1.95 х 0.25 х 0.25
1.95 х 0.25 х 0.25
0.8 х 0.4 х 0.3
|Time of Assembly \ Disassembly (min)||45 / 25|
|Recommended engine power (hp)||3.3|
|Boat design category (Directive 94/25/EC)||D|
V-SHAPE BOW HULLS $2,990 / pair
Floats with shaped stems have more streamline form that enhances their hydrodynamics. In practice catamaran with such floats has more soft move and better speed as compared with standard floats by reason of the reduction of head resistance. You could feel this advantage especially in the case of windward running against short steep wave. These floats are recommended for achieving more high speed and better results.
The gennaker is additional sail for downwind running including crosswind and close reach. When the fresh wind, the catamaran with gennaker can reach planning mode and increase speed significantly. This is recommended for people who are already experienced in sailing and would like to achieve more high speed.
Outboard bracket is aimed for fixing a motor with prolonged part. The recommended engine output is 2,2 – 3,3 h.p.
Tiller extension is aimed for steering tiller at a distance. This is useful device for more effective heeling and keeping with accurate trim difference of the catamaran (stern and stem loading).
Side pockets are designed for keeping small things, clothes and other. Standard oars can be kept there also. Pockets are made from micro-net fabric and attached to the shroud span on the right and left broadsides. This shape is creating some cockpit which protects from wind and splashes of water additionally.
Bottom hull protection (no picture) $3,190
The float on a mast is the inflatable capacity which doesn’t allow a catamaran to turn over a mast down. Such float will hold a catamaran in situation “on one side” and will facilitate catamaran restoration to equal Kiel, in case of capsizing. He won’t allow a mast to butt in a bottom and will prevent possible damages. The float on a mast has a streamline shape. In case of need, it is easily mounted and dismantled without use of tools.
There is useful option that significantly simplifies mainsail fixing. It directs the boltrope into the mast track and eliminates sail sticking when lifting.
Number on a sail from a self-adhesive polyester fabric. A standard height of symbol is 300 мм. Cost of single character without gluing is 2 euros, with gluing is 3 euros. Drawing an individual logo is possible.
Additionally, it is possible to install an outboard engine with the power of 2.2-3 hp on the catamaran. For this purpose, a special transom board fastening to the stern beam is provided.
The frame, mast and connecting units are made of anodized high quality aluminum alloy. Profiled centerboard and rudder of fiberglass reinforced plastic. Sail made of Dimension-Polyant dacron (170 g/m2). All fastening elements are made of stainless steel. Float cases of two sections made out of Valmex, special PVC boat fabric (1000 g/sq.m).