The A-Class catamaran is the world's leading singlehanded catamaran that's been around since the 1960's. The class is not a one-design class but a development class and has very few limitations: only maximum length, maximum width and minimum weight of 75 kg. The class lets designers change hull and sail shapes as well as mast and daggerboard length and shape. As a result of few limitations and high innovation the A-Class Catamaran has become a pure high-tech boat, the "Formula One amongst all sailing craft" that is a challenge to build and design.
The Addiction A-Class Catamaran was designed by famous French designer Sam Manuard and built by the Pata team in France and Hungary. The boat is built with Nomex sandwich prepreg carbon for minimum weight and maximum stiffness. The design was intented to limit the impact and the braking effect of the sea while not losing from the stiffness.
Building the A-Cat was a challenge, but a challenge no boat builder could run away from. It was exciting to be a part of the construction of such a high-tech speed machine, that might be the top of all one person racing boats.
The results of the Addiction A-Class catamaran were pleasing in its first year, however, it remains under constant development and experiments to keep getting it even better.