Land or sea, the Caracat 860 electric catamaran can conquer both
The Caracat 860 electric catamaran is a 2-in-1 combining a camper van and a small electric-propelled boat to create a delightful exploration vehicle. With features such a convertible furnishing and a pop-up roof, this dedicated camper vessel is everything one would need on both soil and water.
Two retractable or swing-out pontoons are part of the proprietary design of the Caracat 860 electric catamaran. This function enables utilization of the battery-powered vessel in three different ways. It can be used as a catamaran, a floating camper, or as a dedicated camper when pulled behind a boat trailer.
This makes the Caracat 860 super versatile when compared to its competition. Available in three sizes ranging from 21.7 feet (6.6 meters) to 28.2 feet (8.6 meters), the 860 can be towed by an SUV or truck or move independently on water thanks to an 8 horsepower Torqeedo electric motor that’s connected to a 44.4V battery pack. Caracat has also provided options for an even more powerful (15 hp) electric motor or a diesel engine.
The onboard power for the Caracat 860 electric catamaran is channeled from batteries with chargers, but a Tomatech 200 Watt solar panel can increase battery life. Also featured is a retractable LED smart TV and a Bluetooth audio system that are all part of the 860’s entertainment system.
The flat, open floor plan makes for a relaxing stay. Four people may sleep on board thanks to the fore and aft sofa lounges, both of which can be converted into double beds. It can sleep a whole family of six when adding the optional pop-up sleeping roof, which was directly taken from the camper van market. A bathroom with a toilet, basin, and shower is located between the two rooms. The fridge, cooktop, microwave, sink, and wine cooler are all placed in the galley, which is across from the aft lounge.
Caracat has yet to announce pricing for its electric catamaran, but we expect a starting price of around $129,000.