office has been a leader in developing one of the
largest fleets of USCG certified multihull charter-boat
in the world.
We offer a full line of USCG-certified multihulls and the experience in working with the Coast Guard to get them certified. More than 25 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. If you need to have your charter boat certified, submittal to the Coast Guard by Kurt will be charged an additional 20% of plans price.
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).