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Wave Chaser Hydraero SUP Catamaran

$19,990.00

The Wave Chaser Hydraero SUP Cat features an elevated modular platform made from aerofoil carbon tube with moulded pre-preg carbon sockets. The trampoline is made from Lite-Skin composite sailcloth with quick release buckles for easy setup. Outboard wings are raised for wave clearance and crew comfort.

“C” foils are cambered inward to produce lift onto the rear planning surface of the hulls. This unique set up provides for fast, stable planing and good control through tack and gybe transitions. The low-down power delivery of the twin rigs, combined with a high righting moment, allows the craft to be driven hard in high winds.

The Wave Chaser Hydraero SUP Cat hull design is based on ocean racing paddleboards, with increased volume for buoyancy and a sunken deck with high rails and a bulbous nose shape for improved stability and handling in waves and choppy water. The “V” shaped bow flows into a triple concave with chamfered chines for improved hydrodynamic lift and fluid release.

Experience the thrill of windsurfing with the stability of a catamaran...

The Wave Chaser Hydraero Twin Rig SUP Catamaran is the result of 6 years testing & development on a series of prototypes. Wave Chaser SUP Catamarans are purposefully designed to Hydroplane. Composite “C” foils are cambered inward to produce lift onto the rear planning surface of the hulls. This unique set up provides for fast, stable planing and good control through tack and gybe transitions. The low-down power delivery of the twin rigs, combined with a high righting moment, allows the craft to be driven hard in high winds.*

The hull design is based on ocean racing paddleboards, with increased volume for buoyancy and a sunken deck with high rails and a bulbous nose shape for improved stability and handling in swells and choppy water. The bottom surface has minimal rocker and flat surface areas to help relieve resistance to water flow. The bow “V” flows into a triple concave with bevelled chines for improved hydrodynamic lift and fluid release and a flattened area in the rear quarter improves planing stability. 

Made almost entirely from carbon fiber, our SUP Cat is lightweight, transportable on car roof racks, and can be sailed by sailing enthusiasts at any level.

Experienced crews can revel in higher winds where Wave Chaser SUP Cats are designed to achieve speeds above 20 knots!

 

Features & Inclusions:

Hull Materials: Prepreg RC200 Carbon Fibre & Vinylester Epoxy Resin infused 2mm Soric Core with Gel Coat.  

Raised Platform: The hulls are joined by a full carbon fibre modular elevated platform with moulded carbon sockets supporting a carbon mast assembly. The outboard wings are raised for wave clearance and crew comfort.

Trampoline: The trampoline is made from Lite Skin™ material, very lightweight but strong & durable composite sailcloth. Lite Skin™ doesn't stretch or sag which helps improve crew movement, structural integrity & aerodynamics. Fastening buckles make set up and tensioning a breeze.

Masts: 430cm full carbon masts designed and developed for Wave Chaser with 30% greater bend resistance than the highest IMCS windsurfer mast bend rating on the market.  

Booms: 160-226cm alloy booms are set on a 45-degree angle from mast to the clew, providing torsional support to the mast.

Sails: Six batten, 6m2 cambered sails are designed to fit carbon, hard top, 430cm masts.   The body of the sail is made from a clear Mylar sailcloth with directional load bearing aramid threads.  

“C” Foils: Composite “C” Foils are made from M80kg foam core with Prepreg RC200 Carbon Fibre outer.  

Rudders: Composite Rudders are made from M80kg foam core with Prepreg RC200 Carbon Fibre outer.  

Rudder Cassette: Stern mounted, vertical swivel, rudder cassette with carbon tiller and stainless steel quick release pin.

Rigging: Wave Chaser uses Ronstan blocks, swivels and roping throughout.

 

Width: 2800mm

Height: 4300mm 

Weight: Under 80kg

 

Optional Parts:

Masts: 520cm full carbon masts.

Booms: Chinook Pro 1 Carbon Booms.

Sails: 8.2mHydraero Light Wind Sails.  

 

Wave Chaser SUP Catamaran Development Partners

Jesse Keith, Director of Vivid Origin, shared his creative design ingenuity for the original prototype 2D and 3D models.

Warren "Skip" Miller, from CCG Composites, conducted extensive structural analysis on the design to determine required material and layout composition. Skip is a leading marine engineer and has worked on many world class and record-breaking vessels, including Wild Oats Xl.

Mark Sterbic, Chris Dickson & Clynton Wade-Lehman, from CST Composites, provide their expertise and advice for the core elements, mainframe, masts, and steering system. CST Composites use the highest quality aerospace grade towpreg carbon and unique filament winding technology and patterning to produce the strongest and lightest windsurfing masts in the world.  

Jim Lucas & Sam Tehan, from Force 9 Surfboards, share their many years of knowledge and experience of surfboard development. Force 9 Surfboards are constantly evolving, staying on top of current shaping, manufacturing trends and technologies to deliver the highest quality surfboards available. 

Neil Tasker, from Barracouta Sails, draws on over 30yrs experience to help design and manufacture Wave Chaser sails and trampolines. Neil continues to provide valuable sailing advice and is involved in ongoing testing and development.

Max, Ross & Greg, from Maxy Boats, are all highly reputable boat & yacht builders & repairers. Max helped piece together the Wave Chaser from a performance yacht builder’s perspective and continues to be involved in testing and development.

Dario Valenza, Founder, and CEO of Carbonix, is keenly interested in fluid dynamics and vehicle design and brings an unrivaled level of advanced composites knowledge to the next stage of Wave Chaser development. Dario was part of the first wave of composite material developers. First on a small scale, then as part of larger teams in professional yacht racing, including America’s Cup.

Tom Brewer, Director of Brewer Performance Sailing, is an advanced sailing instructor and performance coach for Australian Team members in junior classes. Tom has represented Australia at world championship level and has helped Wave Chaser test and evolve our performance sails.

Marc Veenendaal from MPV Design transformed our original prototype shapefiles into the new Hydraero 400 fully rendered model from which we were able to make complete part moulds for a production level SUP Catamaran. 

Mark Rowed & Greg Cavil, from Innovation Composites, have given their expertise to the development of the Hydraero 400. Innovation Composites provide high-quality composite manufacturing and repairs to the marine industry, including the highly acclaimed Superfoiler fleet. 

 

*Wave Chaser SUP Catamarans are not designed or engineered to surf breaking waves. This craft is built for speed and handling on flat water to slight 1.5m swells and winds up to 25 knots. In higher swells, and winds above 25 knots, wave slam and overloaded sail power will increase the chance of capsize and or equipment failure.

 

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Shipping usually occurs within 24hr of placing your order and takes between 2-7 days for delivery.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
We deliver to some international countries. Charges apply.

Please contact us for a quote to deliver to your country.

RETURNS
In the event that the product you purchased online is defective and requires any form of warranty, you need to contact by emailing info@wavechaser.com.au.

Our team will then inform you how to return the product.

Please note that a change in mind does not constitute an acceptable reason for return in our mind.

You have 30 days from the receipt of the online shipment to return any defective item for credit or exchange, provided the merchandise is unused, in original condition, and is returned in the original packaging.

ORDER TRACKING
Once your order has left our warehouse, you will receive an email from us including tracking details and depot information (if required).

If ever you have any questions regarding your delivery we are always available and happy to help where we can.

We do recommend contacting us first before the freight company should you have any tracking questions to avoid any delays.

 

At Wave Chaser we make every effort to produce our watercraft to the highest quality and standards in the industry. We offer a 12 month manufacturing warranty on our watercraft for peace of mind. We undertake quality checks in our factories and in our warehouse in an effort to guarantee each board's quality before collection or shipping to our customer.

Due to the nature of sailing and paddle boarding we cannot warranty the performance of any part or product or shape for individual riders and varying levels of skills and abilities.

Furthermore, we cannot guarantee against damage or breakage to your watercraft and cannot protect or warranty against circumstances outside of our control.

12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY

The 12 Month Warranty begins effective the day the retail customer purchases the product as identified on your invoice and is non-transferable. If within the 12 month period the product becomes defective, you will need to contact Wave Chaser immediately. You will be asked for a copy of a sales invoice and photos of the defective product in question, as well as original packaging material to verify if damage was due to freight. Wave Chaser will thoroughly review and determine if the product falls under manufacturing defects and within the 12 month warranty period. If it is deemed a manufacturing or material flaw, we will provide repair, issue a full replacement product if product cannot be repaired (model depends on availability), or issue store credit. The 12 Month Warranty does not include products that have incurred damage or breakage from use or your transportation of product. The warranty also only applies to the original owner of the Wave Chaser watercraft.

Warranty does not apply to parts or products that have been exposed to prolonged sunlight or intense heat or parts or products that have incurred damage or breakage from usage. Warranty does not apply to incorrect setup or if used in commercial, rental or teaching environments.

Cosmetic flaws that do not affect the functionality or performance of the watercraft are not applicable and not covered under the warranty policy. Warranty does not apply to damages or failure due to fair wear and tear; damage resulting from impact, misuse, neglect, excessive external abrasion, alteration, loss or unauthorised repairs. Warranty does not apply to broken or buckled parts or products, natural discolouration, damage or loss to a third party.

PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT

Wave Chaser will provide repair or replacement parts or products for any part or product deemed to be defective or having defect materials. All parts or products must be returned to our warehouse before repair or replacement can be made or we will organise a reputable local repairer to organise repair on our behalf. Repairs will be paid upon invoice to an authorised repairer. All freight for returned goods and replacement goods must be paid by the customer.

This warranty does not cover someone if they simply change their mind.

WARRANTY CLAIM

You can make a Warranty Claim by emailing your name, phone number, email address and a copy of your purchase invoice to info@wavechaser.com.au.