Dear Hammer Yachts,
My search for "the perfect offshore boat" has been years in the making, owning over 20 boats and have ridden on many more. My offshore experience is extensive to say the least. I've always wondered why there were not more performance catamarans being made since it is mere physics that they will perform better by having less hull to hit the water. Less hull means less bang on your body and equates into more efficiency. Without going into brand names, cat boats existed but they were stone age technology, making a good product but cutting themselves seriously short in the performance and efficiency dept. I looked for years, even considering having them built in other countries but they always felt short in one respect or another such as smaller fuel tanks, working with someone out of country that I couldn't see face to face and all did not incorporate new technology efficiency such as the stepped hull design. Not only does the stepped hull design provide a mat of air for better ride and comfort, it also provides faster cruising speeds and of course a longer fuel range.
I was determined to not cut myself short until I found my dream boat that filled these qualifications. When I found Hammercat in my relentless searches, it was a true no brainer to inquire more about this new hull design and new company. It was at that moment the true gut feeling felt right, this is the boat I've only dreamed about. A boat that is built like a tank with high quality workmanship, a high bow front of a sportfish but the feature interior qualities of a yacht that even the most prestigious person could appreciate.
Buying a boat and having all of the right aspects to it are certainly important but it goes farther than that with trust in the manufacture and their long term intentions. Peter has communicated fully during the entire process. One of my personal issues with any manufacture is lack of communication which of course leads to concerns especially when something as expensive as this dream will be. There was never a 24 hr period that went by that I was not contacted and felt at ease with any of my questions, this is hard to find these days as anyone can appreciate.
Thank you Peter and Francois for an AWESOME fishing and entertainment Dream vessel that anyone will love to experience.
-Shawn Gore / Black Pearl Cast Nets