Small Catamaran Push: Don’t Bet Against It
Last week, I wrote a story for speedonthewater.com called, “Smaller Models Driving Skater Production”. In that article, Douglas Marine Skater founder Peter Hledin, a guy who throws on coveralls and works his company’s Douglas, Mich., plant every day said, “The smaller inboard [catamarans] seem to be making a comeback—we have three or four in production.”
Hledin went on to say that his 30- and 32-footer offerings were his hottest models at the moment.
That got me thinking: Are small high-performance catamarans in the 32-foot-and under range really making a comeback, or is that just a Skater thing?