4.57 m (15' 0")
The Thom Cat Daysailer is designed in the tradition of the racing cats of the 1890's. At that time cats were raced extensively, using sandbags for ballast and shifting it on different tacks. These "Sandbaggers," as they were called, were know for their speed and excitement.
We have captured the feeling of those times yet produced a strong, safe boat with graceful lines and an attractive gaff rig. This design, combined with modern fiberglass construction, results in an ideal boat for sailors of discriminating taste - and no sandbags needed!
She makes a comfortable family daysailer that is easy to sail and maintain. She is trailerable and her rig can be removed or replaced in a matter of minutes. Her fine lines are a mark of an easily driven hull, while her hard bilges and great beam give her ample stability to carry her large, efficient sail. This combination produces a fast, responsive boat that is handy to sail. Her pleasing appearance and sound construction give her owners a certain pride not instilled by most of the modern daysailers on the market today. The Thom Cat Daysailer is a boat for the traditionalist and the practical sailor alike.