Frequently Asked Questions....

Where are the Ceasar boats manufactured?

Ceasar inflatable powerboats are manufactured exclusively in South Africa.

All Ceasar inflatable boats are exclusive in their own form and design; the only place in the world where they are manufactured is in South Africa and are a very specific well protected designs, with patents throughout the world.

All Ceasar boats are not built in bulk nor on assembly lines, but rather hand laid and processed one by one by experienced and knowledgeable first rate artisans, with the latest premiere modern quality materials available (that by nature don’t lend themselves to well on assembly line process), so to ensure the most eminent and robust construction and rock solid sustainability possible. A second rate inflatable could absolutely not, survive the physical pondering and abuse suffered by a Ceasar catamaran during the course of a race.

That is why Ceasar's Thundercat is the best known and most recognized racing inflatable boat sold in the world today!

Owning a Ceasar watercraft, you have on hand a truly unique and exclusive thrilling powerboat which offers amazing sharp cornering and straight-line handling ability with off the chart velocity performances and speed sensations… that have yet to be discovered and matched by any other inflatable manufacturer.

If your purchasing decision is solely based on price, ask yourself why a hand laid and made Ferrari is more costly than a Chevrolet?And then all things considered… Which one, would you rather take out for a spin!

What is the difference between PVC and Hypalon and what should I choose?

In many respects these materials are very similar: modern technology and improvements of PVC are minimizing the differences day by day..

From the practical side the most important differences are:

TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE

It makes HYPALON very preferable in hot climate areas (equator, sub-equator, tropics and some sub-tropics), where the boat surface temperature can easily reach the level of 80-90 deg C. PVC is also very useful there, but you have to be more careful to your boat. In medium and cold climate areas this difference disappears at all.

LIFETIME
PVC is more sensitive to UV radiation than HYPALON. But now the special chemical additives in PVC have nearly solved the problem - 10 years lifetime for PVC boats is more than realistic.

PRICE
HYPALON materials now are 5-6 (!!!) times more expensive than PVC. As a result, in comparison with a PVC boat a HYPALON one costs nearly a DOUBLE (!!!) The difference is more than sufficient.
 

What are the advantages of a Ceasar tunnel Catamaran towards a regular V hull?

Any catamaran tunnel equally powered with equal weight and a well-balanced load distribution along the hull, is on average 30% more stable and secure in waves and at high speed, then that of a V shaped mono-hull boat.

Where can I register my Ceasar boat and how much it cost?

All boats with engine of more than 9.9 hp need to be registered at "Service Canada" offices and registration cost is free, you just bring your purchase contract to one of the service centers nearest you, and in five minutes you have your registration number for your boat.
 

How much time does it take from purchase to delivery?

The manufacturing process takes approximately 4 weeks and the transport by boat from South Africa usually from 45-50 days in, so if you wish to acquire a Ceasar Catamaran for spring and be able to enjoy all the summer season, it must be the order at the latest in March, you can contact us directly or visit us at boat shows, outdoors events or races.

Can the Ceasar catamaran flip or nose dive in a large wave?

In fact, any type of vessel may capsize nosedive or flip to the rear if the wave is high enough and that you travel at unsafe speeds... That being said, in normal conditions at a reasonable speed according to the conditions of water, it is very unlikely that you will experience any such incident. Because all the catamarans on the market are on average 30% more stable in the wave at high speed than any mono hulls boats of same size, speed and power.

What motors are available?

It is possible to install any brands of outboard motor of your choice on the Ceasar catamaran, from 2 to 4 strokes motors, manual tiller or remote control, as long as it is in the manufacturers maximum recommended HP in regards to not having warranty issues.

Currently the only factory-installed engines being offered are Tohatsu motors.
 

What top speeds can I expect for my Ceasar catamaran?

Estimated top speeds for each Ceasar model (based on one person and light gear):

MiniCat (20 hp) = 20-30 mph

SurfCat (50 hp) = 40-50 mph

ThunderCat (50 hp) = 45-55 mph

ThunderBolt (90 hp) = 55-65 mph
 

Can we buy the boat only (without the engine)?

Absolutely, all boats can be sold separately, with or without engine and with or without equipment.

How fuel efficient are Ceasar catamaran?

Ceasar boats are about 30% more fuel efficient when compared to a traditional V-bottom style inflatable of comparable size and weight.  This improved fuel efficiency is due to the minimal wet planning surface and low drag created by the air entrapment tunnel hull design.

What is a hijacker?

Hijacker is the term used to describe the smaller inflatable tube attached to the underside of the larger main tube.  The two hijackers on each Ceasar boat create the catamaran or tunnel hull planning surfaces of these vessels.