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About Kevlacat Marine
Here at KEVLACAT we're passionate about our boats. We believe in building the best boats money can buy with no compromise approach that has resulted in a reputation that is second to none. People that make a living from their boats or even save lives for a living choose KEVLACAT. These guys don't compromise by opting for a cheaper, more inferior products and neither should you.
Nearly all our staff are boaters - some are gamefisherman, some are divers, some are ex cmommercial fisherman and some just go boating for fun. But it is this knowledge and passion that goes into every KEVLACAT and makes our boat stand out from the crowd. Indeed, on the water, nothing performs like a KEVLACAT!
THE STRENGTH AND ECONOMY OF KEVLAR
All KEVLACAT Power Boats are constructed with an extensive use of Kevlar - a spaceage, super strong yet light materials. (Yes, the same material used in bullet-proof vests.) So they are built strong and durable - able to perform economically and reliably.
POWER WITH SAFETY
All KEVLACATs are built with multiple buoyancy tanks and will remain afloat and stable even with major damages - a virtually unsinkable craft.
SKILLED CRAFTSMANSHIP AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Our hull designs are the result of years of practical experience and extensive, ongoing research programme. Each KEVLACAT is factory fitted exactly to your specifications. They are ready to go to sea the moment they are delivered because they have already undergone extensive sea trials.
OF AUSTRALIA'S LEADING POWER BOAT BUILDER
QUALITY REFLECTED IN HIGH RESALE VALUE
With the outstanding design and craftsmanship, coupled with the performance, reliability, comfort and economy of a KEVLACAT ensure that they will always be in high demand. When it comes to sell or upgrade your vessel to a larger one, the possible value is usually around the price that you paid for it. There is still no better way to construct your vessel than using Kevlar with glass laminate vinylester and isothalic resin. No other boat manufacturer can meet our standards on style, performance, workmanship and 24 hour a day service. We just don't look after you whilst we construct your vessel, we offer years of service beyond the call of duty - just ask any one of our clients!
In the 16th Century, explorers like Able Tasman reported about giant 30m (98') pirogues (boats). New Zealand was settled by the Polynesians, (later becoming Maoris) using these sturdy ocean capable boats. The first illustrations were brought back to England by James Cook in 1770, and distinguished two types of catamarans; 2 hulled and 3 hulled.
Many voyages of discovery and great human endurance have been made in catamarans. The most famous of modern times is undoubtedly Dr Thor Heyerdahl's "Kon-Tiki" expedition in 1947, he covered 3800nm from Calloo in South America to Rarola Island in Polynesia in a 13.7m long balsa raft.When you read about the Kon-Tiki Expedition, you will discover his boat was incredibly attractive to fish. Mahi-Mahi, giant sharks and tuna shadowed the stable craft vrtually across the entire length of the Pacific. If Heyerdahl wanted dinner, he merely dangled a line and a giant fish jumped on the hook.
Today there is a rediscovery underway of potentially even greater consequence. Modern-day adventures are suddenly turning to the ancient catamaran - named after the Tamil (Indonesian) word "Katto" (to tie) and "maran" (wood) - as a more efficient and comfortable way of crossing oceans and catching fish.
In Australia in 1984, the Pirogue design of a boat using the strength and lightness of Aramid Fibre, was launched to the World, and in 1997 this proven technology became available to America.
Of course we all know Australia is the pilot for the rest of the world in development of the modern-day catamaran. Though they are declined to blow their own trumpet, the fact is Australia has long made cutting edge catamarans - from high - speed ferries to trailerable powerboats and big sailing craft.
KEVLACAT has been at the forefront of the evolution of the modern-day fishing cat for more than 20 years. Far from building its boats from balsa and reeds, it uses the same stuff the SWAT teams wear to work - Aramid Fibre, or Kevlar as it is commonly known even though this is a brand name owned by DuPont.
Think bullet proof vests and think strength - at least twice that of fibreglass - when you step aboard a KEVLACAT, it is one third lighter than a conventional GRP catamaran. In the world of powerboating weight savings mean smaller motors, better fuel economy and easier trailing. And so it is with KEVLACATs - boats which have proven rather successful vessels with boats which have proven rather successful vessels with both conventional two-stroke and the new four-stroke outboard motors.
Of course powercats have long been the first choice of water police, customs, air-sea rescue etc and various other rescue services. All of them have traditionally placed great confidence in this boat design on some of the wildest river bars and rough open waters traversed.