Ok, I figure this is as good a place to ask this somewhat off the wall question as any... so here goes...
A little backstory is that I've been building surfboards for over 12 years, and recently began restoring a Piver
Nimble to live-aboard and sail to the Caribbean
in the off season. During this process, I have become obsessed with multihull
design, to the point of starting to build a small sailing outrigger to use as a general purpose dinghy/fishing/diving platform for the "big" boat.
I'm very familiar with fiberglass
, resins, finish, wood and carpentry. And have my own perverted dreams of building my own design inspired by the Wharram
Style cat at some point.
What I would like to know is this - are there mulitihull builders in Florida
- as in manufacturers? I've done a bit of google
searches, and have lists of boat manufacturers, but they are mostly center consoles or motor
yachts. This will do, if that is all there are, but hopefully not.
I know of Boat Smith, and like what they are doing, for example.
I know it is labor intensive, relatively low wages, etc., but I'm hoping to learn how to apply my skill set, as well as a bit of hands on design along the way.
Sorry if this sounds crazy, but what the hell...