Awesome video, awesome boat and awesome narration. I
love your catamaran, and it's a good idea for building a cheap
and simple but practical boat. Cheers -George (from YouTube)
Are You Ready for FAST and
With your own RebelCat 5 catamaran,
you can leave the crowds (and slow sailboats!) behind. Sail off
to discover beautiful beaches and camping spots you didn't even
know existed. Check this out...
Take a friend (or invite one aboard),
spend a weekend, or an entire week! Explore your favorite lake,
camp by the water, fish early in the morning, catch the
sunrise, take photos and videos of exotic places you've never
So why make a RebelCat
That's easy. Cats are
Easy to make from local
materials with hand tools.
No special boatbuilding skills
No itchy fiberglass or smelly
Tie the cat on your roofrack -
no boat trailer required.
Easy to maintain and customize
for the way you sail.
Easy to dive from and climb
aboard. It won't tip over.
Did I mention, cats are
FAST! (see above video)
Catamarans are not for everybody -
they sail quite fast and require some physical fitness. Elderly
and less athletic people might do better with a slower
If you can handle the action, then
consider making a RebelCat 5. RebelCat 5
This man built a RebelCat 5 and got
his money back. But he didn't build just one, he challenged his
team to build five, in one day!
Zoltan Keleman in Hungary asked his
students to build five RebelCat 5 sailboats in one
day, as a management training exercise. Here they are,
all five, built in one day, plus Zoltan's cat (green sails). So
far, this is the most impressive RebelCat 5 construction event
I have seen. Here's another video of this amazing
Those of you interested in winning the $500
prize... you will have to top this. (Note: These
five RebelCats were made with PVC elbow fittings fore and aft
on the pontoons, to make construction easier, but also limiting
their speed. The DVD shows how to mount traffic cones to
the pontoons aft and how to heat-shape the bows to maximize
speed. The video at the top of this page demonstrates how well
these work. Notice that the cat with green sails has traffic
cones fore and aft and sails faster than the others.)
Zoltan Keleman took my DVD and not only built his
own RebelCat 5, he saw the project as an ideal
management training exercise. The videos above show that
his team, with no boatbuilding training, could follow the DVD
and make five RebelCats in one day. Photos here.
What will YOU do with this DVD?
Make Your Own
with this step-by-step, how-to DVD