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GUE and ArrowCat Power Catamarans Lead World Record Attempt Expedition

ArrowCat Power Catamarans Announces Open for Business With Demo Boat Program Aimed at Entrepreneurs, C Level Executives and Pilots

ArrowCat Power Catamarans Awarded Consecutive NMMA Certifications in 2014

ArrowCat Marine Inc. Announces that it has received NMMA Certification

ArrowCat Marine Announces a New Model to its Line of Tough, Versatile Power Catamarans - The Luxurious 30RS

ArrowCat Marine announces the availability of Pacific Northwest Factory delivery at our Everett factory location

Arrowcat and Aeroyacht have made an agreement to develop and market the builder's range of motor catamarans.

ArrowCat Achieves Record Breaking Sales in Second Quarter of 2012

ArrowCat 30 and 42 are at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 Express is on the water at the 2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 22th - 25th, 2012

ArrowCat Marine at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show, Feb 16 to 20 - 2012.

ArrowCat 30 Introduces a New Blueprint for Family Boating

ArrowCat Marine is on the water at the 2011 Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show , October 27th to 31

ArrowCat 30 will shine on the Gold Coast at the 2011 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 shines at the 26th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 24th - 27th, 2011

West Coast Multihulls and ArrowCat Marine take the stage at the 2011 Los Angeles Boat Show, March 17th to 20th

ArrowCat Marine -The ArrowCat 30 Promises to impress at the 2011 Miami International Boat Show, February 17- Feb 21, 2011

ArrowCat arrives in South Africa

CE Certification for ArrowCat 30

The ArrowCat 30 will be on display in the North Hall of the Big Seattle Boat Show, January 29-Feb 6 , 2010

Cunningham's Marine of Redcliffe Queensland

ArrowCat 30 on display at the 2009 Seattle Summer Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 Cruising at the 2009 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 Makes Its Northwest Premier at the 2009 Seattle Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 Promises to Impress at the Club Marine Mandurah Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 to Prowl the Norwalk International In-Water Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 Joins the Multihull Lagoon Flotilla at Newport Boat Show

ArrowCat 30 introduction sparks international interest. Innovative layout distinguishes the ArrowCat from the pack

ArrowCat 30 makes Australian debut at 2008 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

Record Set in Pacific Yachting's Pacific Challenge by ArrowCat Power Catamarans in Race Against Time Around Vancouver Island


In response to Pacific Yachting Magazines open challenge to boat manufacturers, ArrowCat Power Catamarans successfully completed the PY Pacific Challenge, a race against time around Victoria Island. The ArrowCat 30RS completed 643 miles, tracked by Spot, in 28 hours, 59 minutes, and 12 seconds on 494 gallons of fuel. ArrowCat Power Catamarans is the second manufacturer to attempt the race, but the first in the 30 foot category. The PY Pacific Challenge places a premium on boat design, boat construction, fuel efficiency and seamanship. The ArrowCat 30RS power catamaran, powered by twin 200 hp Mercury Verado engines, flawlessly carried a crew of three: ArrowCat CEO Kim Stebbens, who holds a Coast Guard 100 ton masters license; ArrowCat Vice President Rob Harty; and BlueWater Distillery CEO John Lundeen, who is also an avid sailor of the inside passage. From Victoria Island to Hope Island, the average speed of the boat was 30 mph, with speeds ranging from 25 mph to 40 mph. Just as it got dark at the Southwest tip of Hope Island where the bulk of the open ocean starts, a GPS unit failed. Before heading into the ocean at night, Stebbens rigged a backup. Ocean conditions were six foot swells with eight second periods and a 20 knot wind tossing up fray, making the swells fairly steep in the trough for the 30-foot power catamaran. The crew surfed down the swells with one man on throttle and one man on the wheel glued to the radar display and compass. After six hours, they slowed down, throttled back, and coasted at six knots for a couple of hours to let the crew rest. At the crack of dawn, they powered back up and started surfing again. "With more than 30,000 miles of offshore sailing, running down these swells between 20 and 40 knots is not only the most fun I've ever had while surfing, it underscores the savage New Zealand roots of the boat, and the genesis of design and construction," Stebbens said. "The west coast of Vancouver Island is a perfect proving ground for this boat." Pacific Yachting's Pacific Challenge 30-foot category allows for one fuel stop, which was almost foregone, but because the high seas didn't allow as much economy on the West side of island as initially hoped for, and 100 miles before the end of the challenge calculations were made that indicated an unacceptable margin of risk, at Ucluelet a margin of fuel was pumped aboard. Only two gallons of it were needed. "Of all the things thrown to the wind during the challenge, caution was not one of them," said Harty. "We really enjoyed the trip, and since we had the distiller along, we did stop to toast Neptune, who apparently drank an extra two gallons of fuel, but we consider it a privilege to make payment for safe passage." "We are very grateful to be making a boat capable of such a trek," Stebbens adds. "We wish to thank Sherwood Marine in Victoria BC for the last minute support we received for a power steering line before the journey began and West Marine, Mercury Marine, Flir and our good friends at Blue Water Vodka for significant support. We enjoyed this so much that it is safe to say we are very interested in doing this again in one of our 32-foot ArrowCats, or supporting one of our customers, should they decide to put their boat to the ultimate test." About ArrowCat Power Catamarans Since 2007, ArrowCat Power Catamarans has been a leading NMMA certified builder of 30-foot, 32-foot, and 42-foot power catamaran boats in CE category B, coveted for near offshore and rough water capability. Highly fuel-efficient, ArrowCats are handcrafted by ArrowCat Marine and have had proven success on seven seas and four oceans. ArrowCat U.S. Base of Operations is located at 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 111, Everett, WA 98201. For more information, visit http://www.ArrowCat.com or call (877) 277-6999.