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Wavechaser

HYDRAERO 400 SUP CAT

6 YEARS OF TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT

PURPOSEFULLY DESIGNED TO HYDROPLANE

The Wave Chaser Hydraero 400 is result of 6 years testing & development on a series of prototypes. The Hydraero 400 is purposefully designed to Hydroplane. Composite “C” foils are cambered inward to produce lift onto the rear planning surface of the hulls. This unique set up provides for fast, stable planing and good control through tack and gybe transitions. The low-down power delivery of the twin rigs, combined with a high righting moment, allows the craft to be driven hard in high winds.*

The hull design is based on ocean racing paddle boards, with increased volume for buoyancy and a sunken deck with high rails and a bulbous nose shape for improved stability and handling in swells and choppy water. The bottom surface has minimal rocker and flat surface areas to help relieve resistance to water flow. The bow “V” flows into a triple concave with beveled chines for improved hydrodynamic lift and fluid release and a flattened area in the rear quarter improves planing stability. 

The craft is light weight and easy to transport on car roof racks. Set up and rigging is relatively simple. Practically any sports/lifestyle enthusiast is able to handle this craft and sail away within minutes.

Experienced crews can revel in higher winds where the Hydraero is designed to achieve speeds above 20 knots!

“We’ve created a totally unique watercraft…the Wave Chaser Hydraero 400 is a twin rig, planing hull, catamaran with paddle board & windsurfer features. This craft is designed to maintain stability at speed and is built to handle extreme wind loading and wave slam.” 

Waver Chaser Founder & Managing Director – Nigel McBride

Wave Chaser is dedicated to the evolutionary design and development of a diverse range of watercraft and equipment. 

DESIGN FEATURES

The Wave Chaser Hydraero 400 is result of 6 years testing & development on a series of prototypes. The Hydraero 400 is purposefully designed to Hydroplane. Composite “C” foils are cambered inward to produce lift onto the rear planning surface of the hulls. This unique set up provides for fast, stable planing and good control through tack and gybe transitions. The low-down power delivery of the twin rigs, combined with a high righting moment, allows the craft to be driven hard in high winds.*

The hull design is based on ocean racing paddleboards, with increased volume for buoyancy and a sunken deck with high rails and a bulbous nose shape for improved stability and handling in swells and choppy water. The bottom surface has minimal rocker and flat surface areas to help relieve resistance to water flow. The bow “V” flows into a triple concave with beveled chines for improved hydrodynamic lift and fluid release and a flattened area in the rear quarter improves planing stability. 

The craft is light weight and easy to transport on car roof racks. Set up and rigging is relatively simple. Practically any sports/lifestyle enthusiast is able to handle this craft and sail away within minutes.

Experienced crews can revel in higher winds where the Hydraero is designed to achieve speeds above 20 knots!

 

*The Hydrearo 400 is not designed or engineered to surf breaking waves. This craft is built for speed and handling on flat water to slight 1.5 meter swells and winds up to 25 knots. In higher swells, and winds above 25 knots, wave slam and overloaded sail power will increase the chance of capsize and or equipment failure.

Features & Inclusions:

Hull Materials: Prepreg RC200 Carbon Fibre & Vinylester Epoxy Resin infused 2mm Soric Core with Gel Coat.  

Raised Platform: The hulls are joined by a full carbon fibre modular elevated platform with moulded carbon sockets supporting a carbon mast assembly. The outboard wings are raised for wave clearance and crew comfort.

Trampoline: The trampoline is made from Lite Skin™ material, a very light weight but strong & durable composite sailcloth. Lite Skin™ doesn’t stretch or sag which helps improve crew movement, structural integrity & aerodynamics. Fastening buckles make set up and tensioning a breeze.

Masts: 430cm full carbon masts designed and developed for Wave Chaser with 30% greater bend resistance than the highest IMCS windsurfer mast bend rating on the market.  

Booms: 160-226cm alloy booms are set on a 45 degree angle from mast to clew, providing torsional support to the mast.

Sails: Six batten, 6m2 cambered sails are designed to fit carbon, hard top, 430cm masts.   The body of the sail is made from a clear Mylar sailcloth with directional load bearing aramid threads.  

“C” Foils: Composite “C” Foils are made from M80kg foam core with Prepreg RC200 Carbon Fibre outer.  

Rudders: Composite Rudders are made from M80kg foam core with Prepreg RC200 Carbon Fibre outer.  

Rudder Cassette: Stern mounted, vertical swivel, rudder cassette with carbon tiller and stainless steel quick release pin.

Rigging: Wave Chaser uses Ronstan blocks, swivels and roping throughout. 

Width: 2800mm

Height: 4300mm 

Weight: Under 80kg

 

Light & Maneuvrable

With an all-up weight of uner 80kg, over 16 sqm of sails on twin rigs and hydrodynamic planing hulls, the Hydraero 400 is designed and engineered to discover the performance edge of catamaran sailing.

Load Capacity 180kg

With a full carbon aerofoil platform, reinforced with moulded carbon sockets & a composite sailcloth trampoline, the Hydraero 400 has a strong & durable, yet comfortable platform for a crew of 2-3 weighing up to 180kg.

Speed Over 20 knots

Camber induced, 6-batten Dacron/Mylar sails on full carbon masts provide shape and structure for power and acceleration. “C” foils provide lift onto the hull planing area, enabling the craft to generate speed whilst maintaining stability.