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Old 17-11-2007, 20:24   #16
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I was curious about African Cats. When I visited the website I couldn't help noticing that the company is very proud that the small sailing Cat is sold out through 2011?????

Forgive me for suggesting that higher production may be in order.
The competition will take up the slack if they don't.

I think the trend in cats, for those that have millions of dollars, is away from floating condo's with dishwashers and clothes dryers and more towards high tech, fast cats with a degree of amenities. It may take Lagoon, et al, a while to figure this out. AfricanCat and Gunboat seem to have figured this out....they just need more "factories". At the very least, the world would be more interesting with large cats that go like hell.
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We are presently building a bigger factory that will be finished in april / may 2008 and we will produce 3 models there , the 405 ( new Model ) the 450 ( lenthened 435 and the new 550. the 305 is out , we cannot afford to produce it , it is almost as costly to produce as a 405
Producing more boats is not easy . getting bigger premises and funding it is the easy part , getting the right people and training them to our very high standard is something else. It takes one year to train a person properly so he or she can work without having a supervisor watch constantly.
We are hiring at a rate of 1 person per week to get our staff up to 150 people when the new factory opens.
We do almost eveything in house , electrical, work plumbing, spray painting , carpentry,stainless steel work , epoxy resin infusion all parts etc. so we have a total of 8 different departments, we train in house since we built different from anybody else in the industry here , we aim for extreme lightweight and the highest possible quality and it just takes time.
We even manufacture a lightweight Rigid inflatable in house because nobody else can produce a RIB weighting 20 kilo,s for 11 ft.
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