Catacare stands for the best care you can get for your catamaran. At Catacare, every cat sailor will find whatever he needs.
We offer you the best service in maintenance, reparations and storage, as well as a wide range of both new and used catamarans, spare parts and accessories.
Over the years, Catacare has built up a lot of knowledge and experience, thanks to a close relationship and cooperation between Laurent Verbeeck and several top sailors around the world!
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Laurent Verbeeck is 30 years old and business manager of Catacare. Laurent has been a passionate sailor for many years. He started sailing at the age of 6 on the small yacht of his grandfather. He loved it so much that he started to take sailing lessons on an optimist at the age of 7. As his need for more speed and excitement grew, he searched for an alternative and start windsurfing at the age of 10. While he was windsurfing, he discovered the catamarans around him and was completely overwhelmed. At the age of 11, his parents bought their first catamaran, a Hobie Cat 16. From that point on, you could find Laurent sailing his yellow cat on a lake in the Netherlands every weekend. At the age of 18 Laurent went to the Belgium coast to try to make a living of his passion. Thanks to the Royal Belgian Sailing Club, Laurent got the opportunity to start working for it's sailing school in Knokke. Now, 12 years later, he is still very happy to be working in the sailing business and at the Royal Belgian Sailing Club. Passionated as he is, Laurent wanted to be even more involved in the catamaran business and started Catacare 3 years ago. Since then, Catacare grew more and more every year and is now a renown catamaran shop in Belgium. Wanting to offer the only best quality to it's customers, Catacare is always searching for the best catamaran brands to sell. Since october 2013, Catacare was very happy to sign an agreement with Goodall Design to become the Belgian dealer of their products.
Edward Verheyestraat 21
Repar and storage center:
't Walletje 76
Best place to meet:
Of course, on the beach or on the water :-)
Local Sailing Information:
Catacare doesn’t just stand on its own, we always try to keep a good relationship with other sailors and work close together with them. We also think it’s very important to be there and to help you where you need it the most: on the beach and on the water! Besides Laurent, we also have some Goodall Design 'ambassadors' in Belgium. These top sailors are sailing on Goodall Design boats and are always willing to help you! Please don’t hesitate to ask them their tips and tricks for your Goodall Design boat. It will be a pleasure for them to share their knowledge with you.
Introducing our ambassadors:
Patrick, 44 years old, is the best multihull sailor in Belgium. On his C2 F18, he keeps on beating all the young guns. Patrick loves to share his knowledge and to motivate all sailors to enjoy catsailing as much as he does. He already passed his sailing genes on to his children Marie and Henri. You will find Patrick at all the important regattas, not only in Belgium but worldwide. When he’s not racing, he trains with his kids in Knokke or gives training sessions to the new upcoming sailing talents who are all hoping to beat him one day...
Henri Demesmaeker and Emile Van Holsbeke
Henri is our new rising star in catsailing Belgium. In 2013 he became World Champion F16 at the age of 12 on his VIPER. In 2014, Henry and his new crew, Emile, will focus on their campaign for the Isaf Youth World Championship and of course trying to win a lot of races with their Goodall Design VIPER. They are convinced the VIPER will help them to accomplish these goals.
We wish them the best of luck in their 2014 sailing season!