Seattle, WA, April 3, 2013 – Traveling on the water is anything but boring aboard the HeliCat (see on HeliCat.net). This new 22-foot high-speed catamaran can travel 20-30 mph in whitecap waves while getting 5 mpg which is not possible in other boats. It is a two-seater fore and aft, like a motorcycle, and gives that same open air feeling, but without the traffic danger.
“You can wrap it with your company contact info, logo, and photos for eye-catching and fun advertising, both on and off the water,” says Sandy Williamson, the owner of HeliCat LLC. “The boat rides like it’s on a rail. It can turn sharp at very high speeds. Very fun.” The prototypes came from Argentina, but they will now be built by Sunbacker Fiberglass in Monroe, WA (sunbacker.com).
Those who need a fast, safe, and dependable form of water transportation will appreciate the boat’s low maintenance requirements and excellent fuel economy (5 mpg). And with watertight compartments and foam floatation in each hull, the boat is virtually unsinkable.
If you need to get to work across the water, or to your island getaway, this boat is for you. Whether out on business or enjoying some leisure time, drivers of this 2-person catamaran can easily avoid the delays and hassles automobile drivers experience with ferries and bridges. A future 4-seater version is planned for release this fall.
It can also be towed by almost any car, being less than 2500 pounds total, with an aluminum trailer that was specifically built for the HeliCat. Visitors to Oakland’s StrictlySail and Newport boat shows in April will have the first public chance to see the HeliCat in North America.