KSS Kiss Kat 30

The twin hulls of a catamaran are ideal for a trail and sail yacht, providing high stability, minimum weight and good performance.

The objective is to produce a craft which takes least time to get from the trailer to sailing. There are four sizes available: 26, 28, 30 and 36 feet LOA.


K S S   K I S S  K A T 3 0

Design No 402 (Composite construction E-Glass and PVC foam)
The novel beam system is based on simple, sliding beam parts. The central accommodation supports the beam system and provides a comfortable saloon for the off-watch crew or non sailing family members. The hulls tuck under each side in the narrow condition. The rudder and outboard operate in either the narrow or the wide condition. The expansion and the raising of the mast can take place while underway under outboard motor - for least time spent at the slip.

A mould table, resin infusion and full foam sandwich structure ensure the best light weight structure in the least build time. The mould table provides a smooth gel coat finish for all of the exterior except the joins and round bilge of the hulls. KSS half hull shaping and kit assembly is the approach. The whole of the central platform is first laid out flat from the drawings. Bend lines and curved area are treated to allow shaping, before completing the inside skin. The saloon sides and top are bent from a single panel, to which the bulkhead and the forward panel are joined. Openings, recesses for windows and edge treatment for joining are built into the parts while being infused on the mould table. KSS build is unique to Kelsall Catamarans.

Length Overall LOA m
Beam Overall BOA m
Draft Dft m
Displacement D t

Sail Area sqm

Study Plan is available here