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Old 09-15-2016, 01:34 PM
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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?

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I'm sorry, but can we at least settle this part for Kevin50? Rod doesn't think your name is Francis. You might be the only person in the world who doesn't know the saying...

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Old 09-15-2016, 01:36 PM
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Very interesting...
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I think the question is what will Miami and Lauderdale look like in two years with seavinceabarker cats coming.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Sarasota Line X View Post
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.
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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
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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.

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I agree I think at the very least they have toyed around with the idea and have some renderings
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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.
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Originally Posted by Gulf View Post
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.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Gulf View Post
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.
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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
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Originally Posted by land crab View Post
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.
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I have heard Barker working on a cat hull. If it's true the fit and finish going to be top notch.
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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.
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Originally Posted by doughboy361 View Post
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.
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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.
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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 .
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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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