Pro Cat US touts catamaran workboat

5718ebc5c36af.imageThe white hull of the fiberglass catamaran workboat is under construction at the site in Rouses Point. Based on models used in Europe, it will be the first and only boat of its type and material to be constructed in the United States, Pachiaudo said. Local manufacture will be crucial for its proposed commercial applications, such as deep-sea fishing and lobstering, as the Jones Act requires commercially used, federally registered vessels to be built in the United States. That eliminates potential competition from overseas manufacturers, Pachiaudo said. “We have a market; we have a niche,” he said. “We have a product that has been proven in England.” Read the rest here 11:46

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