I just got this picture of my 34′ daycharter catamaran operating on the north shore of Kauai. beautiful.
Bob sails his 34′ KHSD powercat on the north shore of Kauai, which the USCG considers the most extreme weather in the US. He does the Napali coast tours. He has to take the boat out of the water at the end of every tour as there is no safe moorage.
34′ x 12′. He has to come out on a narrow ramp. Foam/glass.
I forgot to post about my 63′ daycharter power cat, Kai Oli Oli. I visited them December 3rd. I got to ride along when they practiced their man overboard drills. Oceanjoycruises.com/our-boat/
I have been tempted to walk away from this job more than once. I decided I could warp the hulls enough to carry 700 kg of motors. 1543 lbs of outboards. It is for daycharter out of Miami but they didn’t know the USCG would require railings. I’m at version 21 now.
I am doing this 55′ foam/glass powercat for a repeat customer. I don’t know what is wrong with the windows.
They are back.
This 44′ catamaran to be built in Tampa was originally envisioned as a sailing cat. It would use the Sunny Days 42 hulls extended. Using CM construction.
Owner decided to make it a power cat instead.
I got a commission to design a niche charter cat for Miami. The customer has built boats before but knows nothing about cats nor naval architecture. With the outboards they insisted on, the adjustable swim platform and its mechanism, the Cg is a full four feet aft of Cb. I am having a hard time convincing the builder this is bad. i may have to walk away from this one. Foam/glass.
Its back in the water with new hulls. The previous builder’s hulls delaminated.
Cliff got master builder Joe Kitchel to come up and do a Berlitz class on boatbuilding for Cliff and the boys. It worked. Beautiful hulls with no delamination. It took place in an abandoned fruit warehouse nearby. It was well insulated so they could run the temperature up as needed.