Welcome to the Nauticat Association Web Site.
Laying Up Supper Saturday 29th October 2016
Please email Rod Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Laying up Lunch this year will be held at Crouchers Hotel & Restaurant which is located almost opposite to the entrance for Chichester Marina on the A286 midway between the A27 & Bracklesham Bay. The plan is to meet at 12.30 for an aperitif in the bar followed by a 2 course sit down lunch in the adjacent restaurant. Adequate car parking spaces are available within to the Hotel grounds. While the hotel is only a 5- 10 minute walk from Chichester Marina, transport will be arranged for anyone requiring it. We will email all members advising them of the 2 course meal options prior to the event.
This Association was officially inaugurated in 1995 and has been growing, now we have over 136 boats across the world. Each year we run at least four rallies on the South Coast of England, Scotland, East Coast UK and Northern France. Although the Association is based in the UK we have members in Belgium, Croatia, France, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal, the States, Tunisia, Australia and we are still growing.
Nauticats are very well made motor sailers and pilot yachts, manufactured by Siltala yachts at Turku in Finland. The 33 has been in production since 1966, and there are about 1200 of them worldwide. They are now superceded by the 331. At present the largest in the range are the 525s, with various sizes in between to cater for all tastes and requirements. The name Nauticat comes from the Finnish for nautical quality and they are certainly quality boats.
If you are looking for a Nauticat then we can often pair you with a member who might be able to take you out or at least have a look over.
We also put out a magazine Cat-A-Log at least three times a year – see here for an example Number-62. We aim to organise Socials, Rallies and a place for owners to share information on maintenance, Suppliers, Cruising matters.
You can also just sign up to our web forums in the main members site – this is free but you do need to complete some profile information.
We’ve built this site to allow Full Members and Forum users to chat about Nauticats and please feel free to sign up and ask questions.