Originally Posted by David M
I would like to see Manta
come out with a high-tech, serious ocean cruiser, fast design in the 50-55 foot range. I would love to be able to purchase
a US built cat.
You are in luck. Cortland Steck, who has done a lot of the design modifications for Manta
, along with designing their powercat has designed a 50 foot catamaran
. Pat Reischman, who used to be a partner with Manta and is responsible for developing most of their construction techniques, systems and outfitting, is managing the building of them. Some details are here:
Hy-Tech Marine, Inc. - Current Projects, FastWater 50 Sailcat,