Two thirds of the earths surface is covered by water - Our power catamarans allow you to safely explore it all
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At Trawlercat Marine Designs we believe that mankind; the major stewards of our planet, have initiated serious global warming that if not stopped will prove disastrous to all species
NOW IS THE TIME WE MUST DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO
REVERSE THE HARM THAT HAS BEEN DONE
. Our range of electric Green Technology power catamaran models is our first . . step in reversing the harm .
You will find our text written in a mixture of British English and North American English and our sizing of things a mixture of the old and the new; imperial and metric. This is not meant as an apology, it's just the way it has to be when dealing with a non-standard global market place and as I was born into imperial measurements, survived metrification and have now lived in Canada for over 14 years, I am somewhat ambidextrous and hope you are too.
GREEN TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Trawlercat Marine Designs has been following the development of green technologies and their marine applications for many years and we would like to pass along our recommendations as to which of these technologies we see as being the most suitable for long range and local cruising.
TMD 65' Cruising in Paradise
In saying this, in February 2011, it should be understood that advances in marine green technologies are being made at a rapid rate and our opinions will be updated on this web site as new and acceptable technologies emerge.
For a full report please see our Green Technology page.
Trawlercat Marine Designs began designing and building aluminium power catamarans for the commercial boating industry and the recreational pleasure boat market in Australia in 1977 and was known as AlloyCat. TMD began its Canada power catamaran design operation in 1997 incorporating Federally in Toronto, Ontario where we designed a series of long range power catamarans for the recreational pleasure boat market.
TMD specialises in the design of power catamarans but more recently we commenced work on a 130' trimaran-cat for a client. Most of our designs cater to recreational boaters, but we do have work boat power catamaran designs suitable for the commercial boating industry and would like to expand in this area. We can provide our designs to suit most international society rules and specific regulations of some countries.
We are first and foremost a power catamaran design companynot a boat builder. We work one on one with you to gather information to design the power catamaran you really want to own and we then assist you to have it built.
We work with experienced power catamaran builders in different parts of the world who build our power catamaran designs for our clients. You can choose from any of our recommended builders and we can arrange to have them build your boat for you, or you can have it built by a builder of your own choosing. We provide unlimited phone and email technical support to the builder throughout the construction period right up to sea trials and handover. We are also available in person for technical support if requested by a builder.
We can also provide our clients with a Project Management Service. This service represents the best interests of our client at all times during the construction of their vessel.This requires us to attend the shipyard at regular intervals; initially to ensure the materials and equipment purchased for the vessel are as specified.We check to see that the vessel is being built to the plans and specifications and is proceeding on time according to the construction schedule. We monitor quality and progress, we send written reports to our client with photos once a month or more often if requested. We will also meet with you at the shipyard at your convenience to show you your boats progress and point out areas and things of special interest.
Project Management Service from the keel up
Trawlercat Marine prides itself on designing power catamarans that are UNSINKABLE. We design them with double hull bottoms, double collision bulkheads and water tight compartments. We design them high enough and wide enough to safely cross oceans and they are equally as comfortable for weekend cruising around coastlines, harbors, bays and rivers.
FYI: Coastal waters being shallower than ocean waters can make inshore cruising more dangerous than deep water cruising. As waves approach the shore and the sea bottom begins to rise up, or shallows, the wave energy is forced upwards until the wind blows the tops off the waves, they become steep enough to break, or they break against the shore. This rough near shore water and the surge it creates is often why the navy and large ships put out to sea and the safety of deep water when a large storm or hurricane threatens their area.