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Has anyone heard much about these 41 Cats? I spoke to the owner briefly today and he seems very confident with his product. Coming in at half the price of your big name performance cats, it almost seems too good to be true. Completely custom and runs around 70-80 MPH WOT with quads depending on power and props.
What are the pros and cons of an aluminum build vs a standard fiberglass build?

These are a few photos the owner sent me of a build he just did:


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Well there was that epic Cape Fear thread a few years ago...
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
Well there was that epic Cape Fear thread a few years ago...
I'm not familiar?
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Paradise Outfitters run those out of Venice LA, and have not jumped on the Freeman bandwagon as far as I know, so I tend to think they are pleased. Book a charter with Hunter or one of the other capts, catch fish and get a full report.
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One of the bigger Charters here is getting one. It should be here any week to replace one of their old boats.
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Jory at Razorhead built his first aluminum cat for Hunter years ago. Hunter bought the plans for the boat and had Jory build it. Its the blue one in your pic above. Captain Scott runs that boat now and freaking loves it. Not super fast and is a wet ride, but gets the job done. Hunter had Jory build a few of those over the years and the he switched to a Prowler for one season. He decided to go back to Jory again and Hunter designed the plan for a stepped hull 41 aluminum cat. He took possession of it a year ago. After going from two 300 Yamaha’s to four, he is happy with the performance. Peace Marvell had Jory build him the same boat but 36’. They are super durable and built to last. The ride is very good in the stepped hull, but it just sounds different cutting through the water than a fiberglass hull. The guys at Paradise run their boats hard and seem to really like them a lot. I would contact Hunter and book a trip with him. Make sure you let him know you wanna fish on his stepped hull boat. Your other option is to book a trip with Peace and try out the 36’. Hunter can give you his opinion on the boats for sure. He has run his boat a lot and ran Peace’s boat too.
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I misspoke and wanted to correct. The boat above is not the first boat Hunter had Jory build. That is one of the new stepped hulls that Hunter designed.
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My only compliant is freeboard being too high but its a good looking boat and get the job done for commercial fishing.
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Not a pretty boat, good for commercial fishing....
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i do aluminum boats only and ive never regretted it. looks awesome but check the beam before you plan to trailer it. also install shock mitigating seats like shockwave, seadeck flooring and you should have no issue.
also look at https://www.alaskancatamarans.com/boats/forty-fourteen/ if you dont plan to trailer.
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Down the bayou charters out of fourchon fish two of their foil cats as well, very efficient machines
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Lots of aluminum cats in the pacific nw. ACI Boats tend to be at least as heavy and stouter built than comparable sized glass boats. I don’t want to run into anything offshore, but if I do, I’d rather be in an all-welded aluminum boat.
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Originally Posted by Miller29429 View Post
Has anyone heard much about these 41 Cats? I spoke to the owner briefly today and he seems very confident with his product. Coming in at half the price of your big name performance cats, it almost seems too good to be true. Completely custom and runs around 70-80 MPH WOT with quads depending on power and props.
What are the pros and cons of an aluminum build vs a standard fiberglass build?

These are a few photos the owner sent me of a build he just did:

His grandpaw J O and uncles have built hundreds of Al work boats. Jory was a kid when his dad built my dads boat and bought it back 30 years later. Jory knows what it takes to build a boat.
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The boat in the 1st post is the boat Jory (Razorhead Boats) is now building, it is a stepped hull design. The boat in the 2nd post is the old Fincat that he built. They are two totally different boats...the current, stepped hull boat is much taller and a dry ride....the Fincat was a lower, wet boat with some pretty significant issues (the design, not the build). At Jory's suggestion, I have spoken to Hunter at Paradise Outfitters quite extensively about the two boats. I originally called Jory about the Fincat as there was one for sale on here that caught my eye and he told me he no longer builds them, that he now builds the new design and gave me the laundry list of reasons why. He did say he would build a Fincat for me if I really wanted, but suggested I speak to Hunter as he has both designs of boats and has put thousands of hours on each. Hunter said the current design is far superior to the old Fincat design in just about every way....although the Fincat is a little more efficient, he said when running the two boats side by side in 3'ers, the current design will run 40 mph while the Fincat will run 25 mph and the current design will provide a better, dry ride while doing it. He said the major downside of the Fincat is the hydrofoil, he said in certain situations, the foil will catch, almost stopping the boat immediately and throwing everyone on the deck. Both boats are built like tanks, but I would choose the current model and wouldn't even consider the old Fincat hull. Either hull you go with, he can/will build it from the ground up to your specs, so it's completely customizable in layout and length. There is a 29' stepped hull that he built that is running around in the Keys and I spoke with that guy at length as well and he said he has no complaints on the boat and would buy another without question. The 29' was made with a 10'6" beam and in the 32' length, you can choose between the 10'6" or 11'6" beam and the 36' comes with the 11'6" beam. I saw the speed/economy numbers from Jory on the 42' and they were quite impressive....Hunter backed up the numbers when I spoke to him.
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
The boat in the 1st post is the boat Jory (Razorhead Boats) is now building, it is a stepped hull design. The boat in the 2nd post is the old Fincat that he built. They are two totally different boats...the current, stepped hull boat is much taller and a dry ride....the Fincat was a lower, wet boat with some pretty significant issues (the design, not the build). At Jory's suggestion, I have spoken to Hunter at Paradise Outfitters quite extensively about the two boats. I originally called Jory about the Fincat as there was one for sale on here that caught my eye and he told me he no longer builds them, that he now builds the new design and gave me the laundry list of reasons why. He did say he would build a Fincat for me if I really wanted, but suggested I speak to Hunter as he has both designs of boats and has put thousands of hours on each. Hunter said the current design is far superior to the old Fincat design in just about every way....although the Fincat is a little more efficient, he said when running the two boats side by side in 3'ers, the current design will run 40 mph while the Fincat will run 25 mph and the current design will provide a better, dry ride while doing it. He said the major downside of the Fincat is the hydrofoil, he said in certain situations, the foil will catch, almost stopping the boat immediately and throwing everyone on the deck. Both boats are built like tanks, but I would choose the current model and wouldn't even consider the old Fincat hull. Either hull you go with, he can/will build it from the ground up to your specs, so it's completely customizable in layout and length. There is a 29' stepped hull that he built that is running around in the Keys and I spoke with that guy at length as well and he said he has no complaints on the boat and would buy another without question. The 29' was made with a 10'6" beam and in the 32' length, you can choose between the 10'6" or 11'6" beam and the 36' comes with the 11'6" beam. I saw the speed/economy numbers from Jory on the 42' and they were quite impressive....Hunter backed up the numbers when I spoke to him.
Thanks for all the info.
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Hello to all.
I am new to the site and attempted to upload pics of this boat but wasn’t allowed to for some reason.
I contact Jory last year about the FinCat boat and I was a bit confused when at the beginning of this year my wife and I drove to Venice to visit Hunter to see and inspect this boat because I was assuming to go see the FinCat. I was intimidated by the sure size and presence of the boat, especially coming from a 36 Twin Vee. Jory had quoted me for the new step hull boat but I couldn’t find information or pictures until I visited Hunter and he was a perfect gentleman and gave us all is take on the boat and took us for a ride. We can’t thank him enough. I am taking delivery of the boat right after Christmas and planning to finish interior and electronics here in Miami. I have posted videos on YouTube for anyone interested.
Is been a true pleasure and privilege to have had Jory from Razorhead Boats build it, we can’t thank him enough.
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Hello to all.
I am new to the site and attempted to upload pics of this boat but wasn’t allowed to for some reason.
I contact Jory last year about the FinCat boat and I was a bit confused when at the beginning of this year my wife and I drove to Venice to visit Hunter to see and inspect this boat because I was assuming to go see the FinCat. I was intimidated by the sure size and presence of the boat, especially coming from a 36 Twin Vee. Jory had quoted me for the new step hull boat but I couldn’t find information or pictures until I visited Hunter and he was a perfect gentleman and gave us all is take on the boat and took us for a ride. We can’t thank him enough. I am taking delivery of the boat right after Christmas and planning to finish interior and electronics here in Miami. I have posted videos on YouTube for anyone interested.
Is been a true pleasure and privilege to have had Jory from Razorhead Boats build it, we can’t thank him enough.
Can you share YouTube video?
Who is doing the interior and electronics work in Miami?
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I agree Frank, Hunters boat is massive n all aspects. Buts it’s a total workhorse that can handle anything thrown at it.
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I can’t seem to learn how to upload the videos here for now but type Razorhead catamaran in You Tube.
I’ll be meeting with at lest 3 local interior boat builders in South Florida currently doing work for major brands here. Going all red with interior.
I also have 2 sources for all electronics install who have also worked for other builders in the past and who I have used in the past on rigging other boats Ived owned. This will be the 3rd boat I have done to my liking. I am very familiar with the process and have a room full of equipment, electronics, cables, led lights and the list goes on waiting for install.

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