Although his “new” boat is still a few weeks away from hitting the water, Larry Guillen, owner of the 368 Skater Powerboats catamaran Cállate that we’ve been following on speedonthewater.com for almost a year, can see the finish line.
From the wraparound windshield to the instrumentation, everything is starting to come together on the 368 Skater.
“It’s really starting to look like a boat—everything is coming together nicely now,” said Guillen, who is planning to display the catamaran in the Street Party at the Desert Storm Poker Run. “All of the major construction is finished and a good amount of the wiring and plumbing has already been taken care of by Brad (Stewart) and company at E-Ticket Performance Boats. We spent a lot of time getting the windshield just right. The windshield is so aerodynamic and cool looking. And of course Brad, who is an amazing fabricator, couldn’t just use the brackets Skater sent, he had to make some. The guy is amazing. He looks at things that are good and figures out how to make them better.
“From the wiring and plumbing to the gauges and electronics, everything in the boat is brand new—we’re not just restoring a 368 Skater, we’re building a 2015 368 Skater around an existing hull,” Guillen continued, adding that the boat’s refreshed Sterling Performance engines are ready for installation thanks to the fuel-injection expertise of Brian Macy at Horsepower Connection in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. “We’re using all of the latest technology from the newly released Garmin GPSMAP 8212 display to the very first 200-mph GPS speedometer from Livorsi Marine, which updates 10 times a second for the most accurate readings.”
The slideshow above has more images of the 368 Skater in progress at E-Ticket Performance Boats.
Guillen said the cockpit carpet with the Skater logo inlay is being finished by the talented team at Main Stitch Upholstery, which also handled the side panels, the two front seats and the four rear seats.
“We actually put the seats in this week to see how everything fit and took them out to keep working on the rigging,” Guillen explained. “The scoops are done and the two front seatbacks still need to be painted. Other than that we are getting very close.”
Editor’s note: Look for an update on speedonthewater.com once Cállate hits the water for its shakedown cruise.