Without question, the nomenclature surrounding the Spectre line of catamarans, which was originally created by Florida-based Jay Pilini, has been confusing at times during the years. But given that Screaming Eagle Boats of Bellefontaine, Ohio, owns the Pilini-designed tooling for the Spectre 30-, 32- and 36-foot catamarans—the tooling was purchased from its former owner Chris Ivey—company principal Todd Lamb has decided that a name change is in order.
Todd Lamb and company at Spectre Powerboats are in the process of producing a new 32-foot catamaran.
“We have had some confusion in the past with potential customers inquiring about Spectre Powerboats and being confused with the Screaming Eagle Boats name,” Lamb said. “So after discussing a lot of pros and cons in a meeting this past week, the decision was made to drop the Screaming Eagle Boats name and just keep the Spectre Powerboats name solely.
“So from here on forward we will be known as ‘Spectre’ and ‘Spectre Powerboats,’ ” he added. “Hopefully we should have the first one out of the paint shop soon and back down here getting rigged.”
Still in the sport catamaran manufacturing business, Pilini’s current company is called Pilini Marine.
“Although Jay Pilini is the originator of Spectre Powerboats, he sold that company in 2006 and is no longer affiliated with the construction of any Spectre cat after that date,” the Pilini website states.