Com-Pac Picnic Cat The Picnic Cat is a 14-foot gaff-rigged catboat that is a pure delight to sail. The Picnic Cat is very stable, and, with the centerboard up, is beachable — making her perfect for picnicing and exploring.

Com-Pac Picnic Cat

The answer to the trailer-sailor's lament:
"I love sailing, but I hate setting up..."

The Picnic Cat is from the drawing board of Clark Mills, designer of our Sun Cat, 23/IV, and former Com-Pac 16, and well known also as the designer of the Optimist Pram and the Windmill One Design. Unlike her sister Com-Pacs the Picnic Cat has a centreboard rather than a keel. With her centerboard up, the Picnic Cat is beachable.

Her broad hull form and the low center-of-effort of her gaff-rigged sail make her very stable. And her huge self-bailing cockpit and ample stowage offer unsurpassed comfort in a small, easily handled package.

She's built of solid, hand-laid glass, with aluminum spars and stainless centerboard. In addition, the exclusive Mastendr™ mast raising system revolutionizes the trailer-boating experience.

Picnic Cat Specifications
Length Overall: 14 ft. 0 in. / 4.27 m
Beam: 6 ft. 6 in. / 1.98 m
Draft, board up: 0 ft. 6 in. / 0.81 m
Draft, board down: 2 ft. 8 in. / 0.15 m
Displacement: 500 lbs. / 227 kg