The ongoing surge in outboard engine-powered sport catamaran sales continues to lead orders at Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich., but according to Tony Cutsuries, the company’s national sales manager, larger stern-drive-powered models sales have picked up as of late. The company currently has several big catamarans from 38 to 46 feet in production.
Another Skater 438 catamaran is in production and will join the stunning Rockette creation (above) on the water next year. Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
“We’re building a lot of big boats,” said Cutsuries. “We have a new 388 and a new 46 in production. And we’re building another 438. The big boats have definitely picked up for up for us.”
Work on the company’s first 36-footer powered by twin 400-hp Mercury Racing Verado outboards continues, according to Cutsuries, as does work on a steady flow of like-powered Skater 318 catamarans. To keep up with demand, the company recently added staff.
Outboard-powered sport cats such as Ron Szolack’s 318 are still hot at Skater.
“We hired more people,” said Cutsuries. “We definitely needed to. It’s going really well. Business is good.”