Power Cat really build the first commercially produced powered
the general public?
A: Yes. Power Cat Boats delivered the first commercially produced wooden catamarans in 1951 under the original company name of Paramount Wood Products.
it written "Power Cat" and "PowerCat." Which is correct?
A: It really is two words, but we use it all the time as one word
primarily from usage on the internet
When was the first year of
production? When did the first fiberglass boat "roll" out of
A: The first of the fiberglass Power Cat boats were made in 1958 at the Bellflower facility in Southern California, This is about 25 miles north of Disney Land. As stated above the first wood cats sold were in 1951.
What model was the first
Fiberglass boat in the Power Cat line, and does anyone know
where it is
A: The first model was the a 12 foot runabout in 1957, very few were made and so far only a few have been found.
In 1958 the 14c and the 18c models were produced and many of these survive to this day.
Who designed the first
A: Power Cat boats founder and President, Ray Leger developed the first catamaran designs for commercial use.
Are PowerCat sailboats
made by the same company?
A: No! Power Cat has now developed into a generic term that includes any and all powered cat based hulls this includes Sail and Power boats. Power Cat Boats as defined here are as produced by the corporations of Paramount Wood Products, Power Cat Boat Corporation, and Power Cat of Texas, Corp. as produced in Bellflower California from 1951 through 1962 and in Victoria Texas from 1959 through the late 1970’s. We have not determined the actual end of production of the Power Cat of Texas Corp.
Can you determine the year
of a Power Cat boat based on the serial number?
A: We do have a strong chronology based on models and build plates, but we’re not really sure about the S/N yet, but we're working on it.
When and why did Power Cat
move to Texas?
A: In an effort to provide better service and faster delivery to all it’s North American customers, all production was centralized in Victoria, Texas in 1962. The Texas plant was opened in 1959 and Power Cat operated both the California and Texas facilities until 1962. The corporation remained Power Cat Boat Corporation until 1966 when a fire destroyed the entire plant. The company reorganized under a new corporation as Power Cat of Texas Corp. and built a new plant facility in Victoria, Texas
Where can I get more
information about my Power Cat Boat?
A: The best place to get more information is to join the PowerCat Group site at Yahoo Groups or our Facebook page!
Or check out these web sites for more information.
PowerCat Boats on Facebook
Power Cat Yahoo Group
I noticed that some
PowerCat models are named like Hawaiian, Polynesian and
are just denoted only by model numbers? How is that?
A: The use of these model names was for the 1960 model year only.
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