The boats best feature for me was the stability, especially as a tender. So easy to walk on and off without the unstable rocking of your usual tender. The 'ride' was surprising too –– so very 'soft' in choppy water.
In two packs you can take it as luggage on an intercontinental plane, and with all that it is still a sporty and exciting sailing boat. Being a Cat is also useful on a pond with shallow grounds. I have sailed in ponds and rivers and seas and in the small boat section there are none better than MiniCat. Fabulous
The primary benefit is these are far more powerful. Apart from the power, these are much neater, waterproof units with very lightweight, easily changeable, self-contained lithium battery systems which are far more practical in many applications.