Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I view a Blackdog Cat?

Call our NZ freephone 0800-430 212 and arrange a test ride. We have a Dealer network, and will help you find the nearest one to sea trial.

What is the Blackdog Cat warranty term?

New boats come with a three year manufacturer’s warranty. Some conditions apply – refer to the Owner’s Guide for details.

Do you sell Blackdog Cats in Australia?

Yes, we have two Dealers - Davey Marine  in Packenham, Victoria, and Dinghy World in Perth, Western Australia. We do not sell direct to customers in Australia.

How will the Blackdog Cat handle a bar crossing?

That depends on the conditions, skipper and local knowlege. Any boat caught in the impact zone of a dumping wave will take on water.
The Blackdog Cat is different to most because it is positively buoyant and will stay afloat even when awash with water.

What sort of trailer do I need?

The boat comes with a custom trailer built by DMW Trailers.

What size car do I need to tow a Blackdog Cat?

Blackdog Cat are light-weight. A small sedan would easily tow a 4.1m boat, and a 2.0 litre vehicle to tow a 4.6m or 5.1m.

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