Takacat LX   

Ultimate Portable Boats & Tenders

Takacat LX Series

Trying to get from the water, back into a kayak, dinghy, or inflatable boat can be very difficult and even dangerous. The unique Takacat Lite open bow designs makes boarding from the water easier than most if not all other types of craft.


Sleek lines, high performance, light in weight and fully portable with Takacats revolutionary removable Tube Transom (R). Takacat's large diameter tubes plus catamaran hull design provide exceptional stability & dry ride.


A fun and versatile open bow Catamaran for the tender and portable boat market.


How to Buy: 

The Takacat LX series is a versatile, practical and high quality choice for exploring and enjoying the NZ waters.

Simply click "Buy Now" below and fill in the order form or contact Greg Sowden via e-mail: sales@takacat.com or phone 021 822 285.

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Please contact our Australian distributor directly

Multihull Central

P 1300 852 620
E info@multihullcentral.com
W www.multihullcentral.com

Multihull Central Marina
Lot 4 Chapman Rd,
Annandale NSW 2038
02 9810 5014
           Multihull Central
5/457 The Esplanade
Manly QLD 4179
07 3393 5550

Please enquire via the form below

Please contact one of our European distributors directly

HACKER - Bootstechnik

E info@hacker-bootstechnik.de
P 02633-200360 or 157 71426471

Leibnizstrasse 3
53498 Bad Breisig


Bonwitco Europe BV

E info@takacat.nl
P 06-37315124

Please contact our UK & Irish distributor directly

Hypro Developments Limited

E info@hypromarine.co.uk
P +44 (0)1590 681445

Mount Pleasant Lane,
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8LS

Please contact our Asian distributor directly

Monster Marine

E monstermarineinasia@gmail.com
P +852 25118337 or +852 91993860

Please contact our Scandinavian distributor directly

Weststream AB

E info@takacat.se
P + 070-6080012

Örebro, Sweden

Why Takacat?


Takacat's large diameter tubes plus catamaran hull design provide exceptional stability. When you are out on the water, if boarding from the mother ship or enjoying a spot of fishing, you will really appreciate the stability of your Takacat.




A light weight, low resistance catamaran hull design provides quick and level planning, exceptional stability and fuel economy. Boasting a shallow draft with loads of buoyancy also allows for extremely shallow water navigation plus the ability to get further up the beach or ramp before grounding.


Takacat's revolutionary new open and completely removable Tube Transom (R) allows for the inflatable tubes to be deflated easier and more compact compared to other inflatable boats. There is also a significant size and weight advantage with no fixed transom. A big advantage when it comes to handling, transportation and/or storage of your portable boat.


LX Sizes & Specifications




260 LX

300 LX 340 LX 380 LX 420 LX

Total length: 






Total width:  1.55m 1.55m 1.65m 1.65m 1.85m

Recommended HP: 2.5 to 6 2.5 to 8 2.5 to 10 6 to 15 8 to 15

Max HP: 


10 15 20 25


3 people or


4 people or


5 people or


6 people or


7 people or


Total weight:  24.5kg 31kg 35kg 42kg 50kg

Floor:  5kg 7kg 8kg 11kg 13kg

Transom: 3.5kg 4kg 4kg 4kg 4kg

Tubes:  16kg 20kg 23kg 27kg 33kg

Chambers:  2+1 2+1 2+1 4+1 4+1

Tube Diameter:  0.48m 0.48m 0.48m 0.48m 0.55m

Included Accessories: 1 x inflatable float seat, manual pump & gauge, repair kit, oars, 2 x carry bags, spare valve.

Specifications subject to change without notice. All dimensions and weight measurements indicated have a tolerance of plus/minus 2% and 6% respectively.

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Lion New Zealand and Steinlager 2

We here at the NZ sailing trust have been using Takacat tenders for both our yachts, Lion New Zealand and Steinlager 2 for the past 2 and a half years. In this time we have had over 3000 students on board each of our tenders and they are dealing with huge usage very well. We love the fact that the Tackacats are forgiving on the yachts topsides and deck paint, they are fantastically light for their size and very economical to run. Durability has not been a problem and the service delivered from the team at Tackacat has been second to none. I have no hesitation in recommending the purchase of a Tackacat product for use as a tender to a larger vessel or for beach and harbour usage. Cheers Greg, Alistair Moore, Head Skipper & Programme Manager, NZ Sailing Trust


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  • Revolutionary stainless steel Tube Transom (R). Takacat's innovative open and fully removable Tube Transom design enables the Takacat to be rolled-up smaller, easier and lighter than traditional inflatable boats. A big advantage when it comes to handling, transportation and or storage of your portable boat.
  • High pressure removable air deck floor system. A 100mm thick high pressure air deck floor with an addional 1mm custom made anti skid protective layer for extra rigidity and protection. This great system absorbs impact and also provides a real comfort factor under foot.
  • Aerodynamic tappered bow design to get over the top of rough and choppy waters providing a very dry ride.
  • Single seam design joint by chemical bonding gluing system ideal for foldable inflatables.
  • Takacats original on / off bow design for safety and convenience.
  • Open transom and raised floor keeps the water out and the floor dry.
  • Shallow Draft: A huge advantage when crossing shallow water and also provides the ability to get further up the beach or ramp before the hull of the boat grounds.
  • Heavy-duty under-tube protection.
  • Heavy- duty rubbing / spray deflection rail.
  • 2 x air pressure release valves.
  • External oar rowlocks and valcrow straps.
  • Inflatable float seat.
  • External safety lines.
  • 6 external lifting handles.
  • Internal safety line.
  • 5 Year fabric warranty / 3 Year construction warranty.


  • Tubes: Tough 0.9mm, 1000 denier custom made PVC, inflate to 3psi. Anti-UV grade tested to 4-5 out of 5. International Standards ISO 4892-3:2006

  • Air deck floor: 100mm thick, 0.8mm walls, intertwined polyester fibre, 1000 denier. Plus 1mm custom made anti-skid (PVC with anti-UV addative). A fabric to fabric bonding top layer for ultimate durability, inflate to 10psi.

  • Easy re-tubing: Unlike conventional ribs or inflatable boats Takacats can be re-tubed simply and cost effectively due to our revolutionary tube transom (R). Our fully removable high-pressure air deck floor system. The tubes are not glued to a hull or transom so there is no hassle or costly process to have your aged of damaged tubes re made and re glued to the hull. You can simply order a set of new tubes direct from Takacat.

  • Built to International Standard ISO/6185

A easy slide on / slide off bow design that makes getting back into your inflatable boat safe and easy compared to any other type of craft. Ideal for swimming, snorkeling or as a safety / recovery system. A truly fun, versatile and stable inflatable catamaran that can be deflated for transport or storage.


Optional Extras

Quick release wheels

Quick release wheels (QRW) are part of Takacat's revolutionary removable Tube Transom (R). QRW provide the ability to get your inflatable boat to and from the water with minimal effort. No drilling or retrofitting of aftermarket wheels is key. A simple clip on and off system that doesn't affect the pack down size or weight of your inflatable tender.

Quick release rod holders

Transporting your fishing rods with ease. A simple clip on/off set of stainless steal rod holders designed to fit the Takacat Tube Transom (R).




Speedy electric pump

A high volume electric pump (400lpm) with a compressor mode that will inflate your Takacat to correct oporation pressure prior to cutting off.
Inflation of your Takacat will take 5 - 8 minutes, depending on the size.

Boat cover

Boat covers protect your Takacat catamaran from the harsh sun and other damaging environmental factors while not in use und thus and increase the life span of your boat.



Float Seat

A round high-pressure inflatable float seat with grab handles.
A great seat for rowing and easily postioned anywhere on your Takacat.

1 x Float Seat is supplied as a stanadrd accessories. If however you want an addional Float seat these can be purchased.

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