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Gulf 09-15-2016 01:34 PM

Invincible Cat
 
I'll go ahead and start the inevitable thread. There have been numerous references to Invincible building a catamaran...presumably to tap into the Freeman/Cat revolution. Seems like smart business.

The rumor is a Michael Peters designed cat.

Anyone seen a rendering or have a rendering of the boat?

Anyone know when they intend on unveiling this boat (if it exists at all)?

Anyone put a deposit down on one?

Thanks

FusionZ06 09-15-2016 01:36 PM

Very interesting...

Sarasota Line X 09-15-2016 01:44 PM

I think the question is what will Miami and Lauderdale look like in two years with seavinceabarker cats coming.

Gulf 09-15-2016 01:44 PM

I think so too. If these rumors are true, it will be good for those of us that are interested in a Freeman, but not interested in waiting three years for it to be on the lift. Peters designs a pretty boat too.

Gulf 09-15-2016 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by Sarasota Line X (Post 9471748)
I think the question is what will Miami and Lauderdale look like in two years with seavinceabarker cats coming.

Ten years from now, I really do think that the canals of Miami that currently are filled with high-end mono-CCs will look completely different. It will look more like Sydney, Australia and Aukland, NZ with all of the cats.

Someone needs to get ahead of the wave and start a business dedicated to cat-lifts in South Florida. :thumbsup:

Lucky007 09-15-2016 01:53 PM

I just got a 33 built , I asked about them building a cat . The answer I got was no those are just rumors , but my gut tells me they are hiding something in the building across the street

Flatout71 09-15-2016 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by Lucky007 (Post 9471779)
I just got a 33 built , I asked about them building a cat . The answer I got was no those are just rumors , but my gut tells me they are hiding something in the building across the street

I love the, "those are just rumors" responses. LOL

If you are not building a CAT you say, "Hell NO!"

I think they left the door wide open with that comment.

Lucky007 09-15-2016 01:59 PM

I agree I think at the very least they have toyed around with the idea and have some renderings

Gulf 09-15-2016 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by Lucky007 (Post 9471802)
I agree I think at the very least they have toyed around with the idea and have some renderings

If they don't one of the other big boys should because the market is ripe for a comparable boat to a Freeman (I know, I know - Prowler). Invincible, SeaVee, Yellowfin, Seahunter...one of these outfits with the cash flow and build capacity needs to get into the cat market fast.

Prediction...if Invincible (or one of the others) does this with any degree of success, you will see the others quickly get into the market as well.

carbidemanfishing 09-15-2016 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by Gulf (Post 9471898)
If they don't one of the other big boys should because the market is ripe for a comparable boat to a Freeman (I know, I know - Prowler). Invincible, SeaVee, Yellowfin, Seahunter...one of these outfits with the cash flow and build capacity needs to get into the cat market fast.

Prediction...if Invincible (or one of the others) does this with any degree of success, you will see the others quickly get into the market as well.

That would be great for consumers as that market can use some more choices.

SaltyRhino 09-15-2016 02:59 PM

I could've sworn there was a pic of it posted here a while back from someone. Maybe Rod27 but I'm not positive. It was a good looking sled from what I remember. There is also a huge possibility that I dreamt this whole thing up in my sleep. I hope not though.

land crab 09-15-2016 05:31 PM


Originally Posted by Gulf (Post 9471898)
If they don't one of the other big boys should because the market is ripe for a comparable boat to a Freeman (I know, I know - Prowler). Invincible, SeaVee, Yellowfin, Seahunter...one of these outfits with the cash flow and build capacity needs to get into the cat market fast.

Prediction...if Invincible (or one of the others) does this with any degree of success, you will see the others quickly get into the market as well.

The thing about is, the majority of the builders you named are backlogged months to over a year and they build well over a 100 boats a year. Freeman isn't touching that, one reason why theres such a backorder for them. If they were building a 100 a year and still had a year wait then your talking. Lets see in 10 years if theres one down every canal.

davy1959 09-15-2016 05:37 PM

Do y'all really think Australia and New Zealand are ahead of the curve of the USA on boat design if so grab your shoulders

doughboy361 09-15-2016 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by land crab (Post 9472613)
The thing about is, the majority of the builders you named are backlogged months to over a year and they build well over a 100 boats a year. Freeman isn't touching that, one reason why theres such a backorder for them. If they were building a 100 a year and still had a year wait then your talking. Lets see in 10 years if theres one down every canal.

Is Invincible really producing 100 boats a year? I can see Yellowfin, Contender, and Sea Vee produce that many because they have a lot of models.

doughboy361 09-15-2016 06:06 PM

I have heard Barker working on a cat hull. If it's true the fit and finish going to be top notch.

FusionZ06 09-15-2016 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by doughboy361 (Post 9472769)
Is Invincible really producing 100 boats a year? I can see Yellowfin, Contender, and Sea Vee produce that many because they have a lot of models.

I heard they do about 80 boats a year.

Back when I bought my Canyon Bay they were selling about 10 boats a year.

land crab 09-15-2016 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by doughboy361 (Post 9472769)
Is Invincible really producing 100 boats a year? I can see Yellowfin, Contender, and Sea Vee produce that many because they have a lot of models.

I'm pretty sure they're close to it, I know Yellowfin, Sea Vee, and Contender are closer to 200. I was just lumping them together.

jhuffman228 09-15-2016 06:36 PM

Freeman has certainly set the bar very high, I'd be interested to see what it does to the market but it would have to be a hell of a boat.

tuna921 09-15-2016 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by jhuffman228 (Post 9472959)
Freeman has certainly set the bar very high, I'd be interested to see what it does to the market but it would have to be a hell of a boat.

Boat sales are close to 200K per year, 20 to 100 boats a year is peanuts .

MuddyMO 09-15-2016 06:45 PM

Successful companies adapt to what the market demands. If the market wants more cats, then it's likely we will see more cats from reputable builders.

Think about how Nor-Tech entered the "fishy" center console market...


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