office has been a leader in developing one of the
largest fleets of USCG certified multihull charter-boat
designs that there is.
offer a full line of USCG-certified multihulls and
the experience in working with the Coast Guard to
get them certified. More than 20 years ago, Kurt
Hughes Sailing Designs was the first design office
to show that a charter cat was more than just a cruising
boat with seats bolted to the deck. We have been among
the leaders in listening to the needs of charter multihull
owners and specifying the boats that are required
to fit those needs. A plans purchase includes
plans submittal to the USCG.
Charter multihulls emphasize functional, efficient
design combined with longevity and durability.
designs may also be very rapidly built. Some are available
in developed ply/epoxy CM,
some are built using
rapid composite hull building technology and some
designs can be built with both. See also the rapid
house cabin build methods.
large number of existing KHSD charter designs mean
that owners can often use USCG Sister Ship
to speed the certification process of their own projects.
look in the ferries and power
is a partial list of charter operators are using KHSD
multihulls for excursions. Contact
me to put your KHSD charter cat on this list
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photos are courtesy Randy Hufford. AKIALOA photos
are courtesy Keith Karasic (Hawaii 808-742-6541).