We tried our best to stump you, but Aussie Anarchist ‘Scarecrow’ quickly took care of this week’s What Is It competition, correctly identifying the hull molds of the new Kiwi-built Katipo 1000 SC. Originally designed (though eventually not ordered) as a Team Korea AC trainer, a handful of big boat Kiwi sailors liked it enough to order the boat themselves. The concept differs from the SL-33 ‘super beach cat’ and some of the other new designs by being more offshore-capable and less expensive. Also, the Bakewell-White design, Lloyd Stephenson build can ship with an optional (and possibly convertible) cabin top that you don’t see in this rendering. This configuration should allow the Katipo to sail some of the many coastal/passage/distance races down under, or closer to home, events like the Mills, Mackinac or several SoCal events become do-able. The builders aren’t quite sure how much she’ll cost, but figure no more than US$200k ready to sail, and possibly a little less.
Wanna find out more or see a few photos and renderings? Check out the thread, and let the boys who build it know you’re interested. They’re lurking… And Scarecrow – check out the thread and get in touch!