Tri-Cat - Blue Sky Boatworks

Tri-Cat

LENGTH: 13’6″
WIDTH: 80″
WEIGHT: 275 lbs
CAPACITY: 700 lbs
CONSTRUCTION: Rotomolded Polyethylene, anodized marine grade aluminium.
MSRP:  $5499

 

PHOTO NOTE:  Prototype photo and specs

User Manual PDF: BS Manual 7.16.18

Pedaling the new FlexDrive powerplant is a pleasure.  The 12:1 crank ratio translates into more performance with less exertion. That innovation is complemented by the sleek, piercing outriggers that have way less drag than traditional monohulls. Meaning you can go faster with less effort. One person can pedal, two people can pedal, plug up the e-Drive (coming 2019) on one or both to cruise with ease!

Stability, or lack of it, is the greatest concern of people who are drawn to personal watercraft. They want to get to the quiet places, the water and the nature where powerboats can’t go, but the kayak just doesn’t feel right to them. Those concerns are vanquished aboard Blue Sky Boatworks craft.

BSB Vantage seat with twin steer rudder control has 7+” of travel fore and aft and 6+” of height adjustment. The chair is built for comfort with a breathable and soft seating design allowing for customized comfort for both sitting and pedaling.

The 360's are the easiest craft most have ever dealt with getting to and from the water, thanks to the ingenious integrated wheel system. Once on the water, choose pedal, paddle or pole. And coming soon, switch out the pedal drive for the new lithium-powered E-Drive and get your cruise on.

Trailer it, drop it into the back of a pick-up, or car-top it — it disassembles in minutes for transport.  No one piece weighs more than 45 lbs making it a one-person job.  

Easily convert from Flex Drive pedal to Flex Drive electric. You can also paddle or pole it. We’re even exploring a stowable sail rig for down-wind fun.

The newest member of the Blue Sky family is the most versatile yet!  A trimaran whose generous deck accommodates a wide range of outfitting and propulsion options, the Tri-Cat will appeal to families, resorts, anglers and adventurers who want to leave nothing behind.

Featuring side-by-side, fully adjustable seating and loads of deck space, the Tri-Cat can accommodate a cooler, gear, the kids… just about anything your plans demand. Three sleek hulls secured to a marine-grade aluminum frame decked with cushy high-density foam make for a comfortable ride.

An optional Bimini top adds to the all-day comfort.

You have multiple options for driving the Tri-Cat. Standard outfitting includes twin FlexDrive pedal systems. BSB’s new E-Drive System gives you an electric option; you can choose to go with one electric and one pedal or opt for two E-Drives and cruise fully electric.

Got a nice wind? Unfurl the optional dual sail rig.

As soon as you step aboard you will immediately appreciate what we mean by stability. Walk right off the dock onto the deck; move about with complete confidence; appreciate the freedom of movement and the wide open area to bring along all your gear, your dog or even one of the little ones. You will then be amazed at the comfort and adjustability of the swivel seat, how quickly you get the craft up to speed and keep it there with very little effort.

Surrounding you are gear tracks, rod holders, storage areas for all your gear.  Personalize your experience with unlimited flexibility in where you store your and equipment. 

 

User Manual: BS Manual 7.16.18

ABOUT THE FLEX DRIVE
Jackson Kayak has designed a patent-pending prop-driven pedal system which allows for hands-free forward and reverse propulsion for kayaks. Named the Flex Drive, it consists of a daggerboard-protected tri-prop propeller which, combined with unique articulation of the prop system, gives the Flex Drive increased performance over other drives and helps keep the system clear of obstacles and easy to clean. Jackson Kayak’s Flex Drive System can quickly adapt from deep to shallow water navigation without having to move the main pedal drive unit.

The Flex Drive is easily deployed with the flip of a lever, has adjustable pitch prop blades and a 12:1 ratio. An interchangeable electric motor-driven head unit is in development as well for release at a later date.