Since the conception of mid-size power catamarans back in the 1980’s-1990s and going into the 21st century, there has been very little product development. Even these days, most of our competitor’s power cat models look very similar to what they looked back in the eighties and nineties. They use the same construction techniques as back in the days; heavy and cheap construction, that is offset with more horsepower / engines.
And that’s exactly where Hammer Yachts stepped in!
The HammerCat 35 and 45 are a step above everything else that’s out on the market. Bold yet functional designs aimed at the modern boater.
We build innovative power-cats using modern construction techniques with top-off-the-line materials.
Epoxy composite construction is much more labor intense and expensive compared to regular polyester vessels. We use cutting edge epoxy infusion for all our components and offer a carbon-fiber hardtop as standard equipment. Most of our competitors don’t even offer a carbon fiber top as an option.
An epoxy hull is much stronger, lighter, and stiffer with a lower center of gravity as compared to a regular GRP build vessel. Every time we take prospective buyers out on a demo ride / sea-trial, our guests onboard are amazed by the exceptional comfortable sea-handling capacity and the smoothness of the ride. Most of the HammerCat owners are experienced boaters, and a majority of HammerCat owners owned “another brand of power cats” before becoming a HammerCat owner. HammerCat owners feel that they have found their ‘last boat’ as no other power-cat comes close in comfort at sea.
Whereas polyester is a mechanical bonding (you can peel off layers of polyester once a hull is built), epoxy is a 2-component that has a molecular structure / bonding. This not only makes it almost impervious to osmotic blistering, but it also creates an outer skin structure in combination with Corecell and e-glass, very much like a continuous I-beam. Other builders use either the traditionally cheap method of laying sheets of cloth in the mold, spraying copious amounts of resin on it, then hand-rolling; or laying dry glass sheets in the hull, bagging it, then infusing a diluted resin by vacuum. Not at Hammer Yachts: our hulls, bulkheads, deck, gunnel, and components are epoxy infused, resulting in a lighter, stronger, and stiffer vessel.