With the bulk of its paint application complete, the first Skater Powerboats 318 catamaran is slated for its Clear Cote application today. Led by Thomas Kulesia, II, who designed the graphics for the 31-footer and oversaw the application of them by his crew (including talented painter Jake Schulte) from No Coast Design in Elkhart, Ind., the painting process for the cat began at the end of April. According to Kulesia, the graphics are particularly intricate and detailed for those of a boat of this size.
For the latest look at the Skater 318 catamaran, check out the slideshow above.
Next up in the process are interior installation and rigging. Once those stages are complete, the twin Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard engine-powered catamaran will be sent to Mercury Racing in Fond du Lac, Wis., for final dial-in and setup before delivery to owner Steve Lane of Toms River, N.J.
"I'm planning to be there (at Mercury) for the third day," Lane said. "This is my first cat, so I want to learn everything I can about it."
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