Zapcats originate from South Africa where since the early 1980’s local crews have raced inflatable boats down treacherous rivers and along rugged coastlines. Developed from life-saving surf rescue craft for racing and leisure, Zapcats are designed to cope with a huge variety of sea conditions from flat calm lakes to large breaking surf. Since these days, inflatable boat technology and design have come along way, finally evolving into the highly capable, versatile and robust Zapcat. The boats are inflatable catamarans with 50hp engines that reach up to 50mph on the water.
Since its explosive entry into the UK sports market in 2001, Zapcat Racing has seen rapid growth within the sport and has become the world’s largest one-design powerboat series as well as becoming a highly popular leisure craft. The versatility of these feisty little power boats is one of the many reasons for their success within the UK and European water sports scene. Not only does one design Zapcat Racing of close, affordable and fair competition.
Zapcats are highly suited to cope with all sea conditions from flat calm lakes to large surf. The unique fully inflated catamaran design enables the Zapcat to reach extreme speeds and out maneuver any other waterborne craft, pulling a ‘G’ in the tightest of corners!
Now everyone can experience the thrill of zipping across the water in a Zapcat – many companies offer rides in Zapcats either on your own or with a group of friends on a Stag Event, Hen Event or as a Corporate activity.