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When it comes to performance, the automobile world has Ferrari and Lamborghini, while motorcyclists long to
ride a Ducati or BMW. Those who crave tear-duct draining, cheek-smearing velocity on the water know there is
only one king, Douglas Marine Corporation. The Number One builder of high-performance catamarans in the
world has been in business for more than 35 years.

After starting with the Skater 24 in 1979, Douglas Marine now offers eight sizes of catamaran in various
models for race and pleasure use. No catamaran builder has won more world and national championships in
offshore racing or set more kilo speed records than Douglas Marine. Last summer we set the record as the
world's fastest powerboat, with a Skater 36 pleasureboat that topped 195 mph.

Founded and led by Peter Hledin, Douglas Marine prides itself on being at the leading edge of technology.
The Douglas, Mich.-based company that covers 91,000 square feet was the first to perfect the use of vacuum-bagging technology, S-glass, kevlar, epoxy resins and other construction techniques in the high performance industry and we use those construction techniques on every boat we build.

Douglas will also customize a boat to an owner's needs. Whether you want the deck sculpted in a certain way or fitted with a four-person canopy, we're more than happy to oblige. We'll even help you design a one-ofa- kind graphics package that's guaranteed to catch the eyes of envious passers-by at your local marina.
Douglas Marine, the only name you need to know for high-performance on the water.




After starting with the Skater 18 in 1974, Douglas Marine now offers more than ten sizes of catamarans in various models for race and pleasure use. No catamaran builder has won more world and national championships in offshore racing or set more kilo speed records than Douglas Marine.

Founded and led by Peter Hledin, Douglas Marine prides itself on being the leading edge of technology. The Douglas, Michigan based company that covers 91,000 square feet was the first to perfect the use of vacuum-bagging technology, S-glass, Kevlar, epoxy resins and other construction techniques in the high performance industry and we use those construction techniques on every boat we build. Douglas Marine has a full service rigging shop and we even build our own high quality trailers so we can deliver an exquisitely prepared turn-key package anywhere in the world.

Douglas Marine will also customize a boat to an owners needs. Whether you want the deck sculpted in a certain way or fitted with a four person canopy, were more than happy to oblige. Well even help you design a one-of-a-kind graphics and interior package thats guaranteed to catch the eyes of envious boaters at your local marina.

Douglas Marine, the only name you need to know for high performance on the water.

Peter Hledin - Founder