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Custom fittings for smart catamaran
Custom fittings for smart catamaran
Custom fittings for smart catamaran
Custom fittings for smart catamaran
Custom fittings for smart catamaran
Custom fittings for smart catamaran


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Barton Marine, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sail control hardware has designed a special range of blocks and cleats specifically for a unique and innovative new catamaran. Built in Austria, the Smartkat has inflatable hulls, which means that it can be stored in a bag when not in use and transported for quick and easy launch on the water.

Incorporating a unique patented rudder design, the Smartkat is extremely lightweight and fast, weighing just 42kg and capable of up to 12 knots, it is suitable for all levels of experience. Incredibly compact, measuring just 180cm long, it fits easily into an estate car avoiding the additional cost of a trailer. It is also incredibly easy to assemble and launch, which means that you can be on the water in just 20 minutes.

To match its funky tango colour, Barton Marine has custom designed a special range of single size two blocks and K Cam midi cleats in orange to complement its design. With approximately 200-300 Smartkats being produced each year, Barton Marine has secured an order to supply 400-500 blocks and cleats each year for these high performance catamarans.

Barton Marine produces over 1000 different products suitable for use on all sailboats from small dinghies and keel boats through to yachts of up to 16 metres. In addition to their standard product range, they can also offer a range of customised solutions to suit the specific requirements of boat manufacturers.

For further information about the innovative new Smarkat, visit For further information about the Barton Marine product range visit

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