Test Sailing with the Light

Jan Katgerman, the man behind Light, has always been sailing with rowing boats and dinghy’s. On the prowl for a boat that could do the same but faster and in greater comfort, he asked naval architect Arend Lambrechtsen of Sneek to design one.

Arend designed a five legged sailboat: a unusually light, planing hull, with sharp entry for a soft ride to windward, driven by an aerodynamically advanced rig with pivoting mast that will please the staunchest racing yachtsmen. Yet, the spacious cockpit and efficient cuddy with vast double bunk and two moulded-in arm chairs, add creature comforts for high-speed cruising.

While the prototype was pitilessly put to the proof and proved promising for series production, Katgerman’s hobby evolved into a business and he established Wavefarer BV. With teething troubles ironed out, the design was by late 2008 ready for series production and the first vacuum injected hulls were released from the mould. In 2009 the first boat was fitted and the rig developed.

The boat does sail now and according the expectations.

If you are interested in a trial, please contact Jan Katgerman


The light is delivered as serial product
The standard version contains:
– whole boat build in vacuum injection
– laminated squaretop mainsail and jib
– swivelling aluminium wingmast
– masthead for easy setup
– Harken hardware
– 3 cabin windows
– profiled free swinging centreboard
– profiled retractable rudderblade

Possible extra’s are:
– Rolreef installation for the jib
– Gennaker with belonging hardware
– Trapeze
– Trailer Kalf Hawk 750-13, adapted for the light


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    Jan Katgerman
    Wavefarer B.V.

      • Adress
      • Rotterdamse Rijweg 124
      • 3042 AS Rotterdam
      • Nederland
      • Telephone:
      • (+31)06-53 305 606

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