MiniCat 420 Laura Dekker portable catamaran sailboat in northern michigan

The world's favorite portable sailboat

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Great Lakes Watercraft is proud to be the exclusive distributer for MiniCat in the Great Lakes Region


no trailer.

no slip.

no storage.

just sailing.


The sailboat that fits in your car

You read that right.  The MiniCat sailboats collapse down into duffel bags.  This ultra-portable, inflatable catamaran brings the joy of sailing, without the hassle.  The MiniCat lineup features four unique models to accommodate sailors of all experience levels.

✓  Fits in easy-to-store bags

✓  Assembly is quick and easy in under 45 minutes

✓  Catamaran design is quick and stable

✓  Fit with on outboard motor for use as a tender

✓  Checkable at any airport for adventure on the go

✓  Quality you can afford

Portability & Performance

You'll be impressed to see that portability is not accompanied by a sacrifice in performance or durability. Made with German-made 3 mm thick Hytex 5509 hulls, and featuring sail areas ranging from 42 ft2 to 124 ft2, MiniCat is lightweight, durable, and built to handle the open water even on high wind days.

It's reputation has been communicated by brand ambassador, Laura Dekker since 2010.   Laura is a world famous Dutch/New Zealand sailor who, at 16, became the youngest person to circumnavigate the world, making headway in the international sailing community.

She has since collaborated with MiniCat to design her own version of the best-selling MiniCat 420 model and together we designed 420 Laura Dekker Ltd. Edition.