Port Angeles, WA – Boatbuilder Armstrong Marine USA has been selected to construct a custom passenger ferry for the community of Hat Island, Washington. The 49-passenger USCG Subchapter T vessel features a galley, head, Northern Lights 9kW generator, Garmin/NMEA electronics package, and PA system.

The 45’ x 18’ 4” semi-displacement catamaran is designed with shaft & wheel propulsion powered by twin Cummins QSL9 405hp engines and SeaStar EPS electronic steering. A ZF CruiseCommand system provides superior vessel control from the raised pilothouse or second station forward. Two bow thrusters and aluminum push knees with rubber fendering ease repeated mooring.

Two passenger gates at the bow plus a side door aft expedite the boarding process. Additional exterior customizations include 12 deck tie-down points and an aluminum davit (500 lb. SWL) for cargo transport.

Inside the full width main cabin, cushioned bench seating accommodates passengers. Multiple lockers and overhead bins store luggage. The galley includes microwave and refrigerator along with additional storage shelving to ensure supplies are well stocked. Heat and A/C keep the cabin comfortable year-round. The head is accessed from the aft deck.

Charlie Crane, Armstrong Marine USA Sales & Marketing Director, commented on the contract award, “Over the last two years, we’ve focused on taking our passenger vessels to the next level with thoughtful designs that improve not only safety and serviceability, but also the comfort and experience of each passenger. These changes are evident in the Hat Island Ferry; by closely collaborating with project stakeholders, we’ve designed a vessel that will be uniquely well-suited to their community’s needs.”

Hat Island is a small, private island community in Snohomish County, Washington. The island is nestled in Possession Sound between Everett, Whidbey, and Camano Islands and operates a weekly ferry schedule to and from the Port of Everett. Its residents' requirements are reflected in the ferry design which received widespread community approval.

For over 25 years, Armstrong Marine USA has designed and built welded aluminum catamarans, monohulls, RHIBs, and barges distinguished by quality craftsmanship and innovative design. Learn more at www.armstrongmarine.com.

 

Armstrong Marine USA is excited to announce a new partnership with Inside Passage Yacht Sales (IPYS) and EagleCraft. This partnership will connect boaters in the Puget Sound to Armstrong’s signature recreational catamarans and EagleCraft’s premium cruiser collection. IPYS will apply their personalized, industry leading sales service to represent the two portfolios, which range from 29’ to 43’. This portfolio access will give them an inside scoop on the latest trends in aluminum luxury vessels.

The partnership gives IPYS buyers first-class access to the best of EagleCraft and Armstrong Marine’s recreational line-up, bringing both brands to more people, in more places, in new ways.

“Partnering with IPYS allows us to deliver our premium catamarans with confidence that our future owners are in the right hands to have an exceptional experience, allowing us to conceive, design, and build the next generation of aluminum catamarans,” said Perry Knudson, Managing Director, Armstrong Marine. “Together we will generate more excitement about Armstrong catamarans, a product specialized for the extreme marine environments in the Pacific Northwest. Inside Passage Yacht Sales will have inside access and will place our future owners on the path of success for their new vessel purchase.”

Armstrong Marine is known for being ‘First in Catamarans.’ Their recreational CATs are born from a strong workboat and research vessel history. IPYS will be featuring five of Armstrong’s signature catamarans, ranging from 29’ to 35’.

“The IPYS, EagleCraft and Armstrong Marine partnership is a powerful combination. Armstrong and EagleCraft bring their naval engineering expertise, premium aluminum vessels and both employ a collaborative approach which compliments the IPYS mindset,” said Brian Krantz, Inside Passage Yacht Sales. “We believe in bringing the best of premium luxury yachts to our target market. Armstrong and EagleCraft are an obvious choice to help get our owners into the boat of their dreams.”

Inside Passage Yacht Sales’ central location in Anacortes, WA, midway between EagleCraft in Campbell River, BC and Armstrong Marine in Port Angeles, WA, benefits buyers. The IPYS team has decades of experience in the marine industry, matched only by their passion for yachts and the owners they get to connect with. They host an annual rendezvous and focus on building relationships that last.

“EagleCraft has always been about premier craftsmanship and developing custom vessels that bring owners’ dreams to life,” said Torry Wannenwetsch, Managing Director, EagleCraft. “We’re excited about this opportunity to reach new EagleCraft owners in the Puget Sound, one of North America’s greatest boating markets, and to create new pathways for our brand.”

EagleCraft is known for their reliable construction and hand-crafted finishing. The EagleCraft Cruiser is the perfect mix of rugged durability and fine finishing to attract the crossover cruising market. IPYS will be featuring four EagleCraft Cruisers ranging from 31’ to 43’.

This collaboration represents a step-change in the way all three businesses address the needs of the market. The IPYS partnership brings together deep skills in business, marine engineering, and cutting-edge products. Most importantly, new buyers can expect exceptional customer service to support boaters in their investment.

Armstrong Marine USA is the premier custom aluminum catamaran builder in the Pacific Northwest. They have forged a legacy of high-performance designs and quality workmanship over the last two decades. Looking to the future, Armstrong’s aim is to create long-lasting positive impacts for their customers, community, and team.

Armstrong Marine USA is a part of Bryton, a group that includes EagleCraft, KingFisher, Duckworth, Northwest, and Weldcraft aluminum boats. Armstrong operates independently within the group, benefiting from an experienced management team, highly skilled work force, and physical factory that has been customized for efficiency. While operating as separate business units, the brands are strengthened by sharing best practices and collaborating on strategic planning. The group is built on a foundation of solid core values with an emphasis on community enrichment, striving to be employers of choice while fostering innovation and product development. Armstrong’s market focus, talented personnel, and industry leading boat designs partnered with Bryton’s strong purchasing power and solid management systems enable Armstrong Marine to provide clients with superior vessels at great value.

For more information on Armstrong Marine, contact: Perry Knudson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (360) 457-5752

EagleCraft has been building custom commercial and recreational vessels since 1985. Their bespoke experience brings customers into the fold to ensure the vessel suits their activities perfectly. EagleCraft’s experienced team of craftsmen has perfected tough boats that withstand the roughest waters on the West Coast, while instilling a handcrafted luxury touch.

With over 800 vessels operating on the coast, the EagleCraft name has earned an enviable reputation for quality construction and reliability. Now, that same heavy-duty quality, design, construction, durability, and reliability is available to the discerning recreational vessel operator in the EagleCraft range of Cruisers. EagleCraft is a part of Bryton, a marine group which includes marquee brands Armstrong Marine, KingFisher, Duckworth, Northwest, and Weldcraft boats.

For more information on EagleCraft, contact: Torry Wannenwetsch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1-888-393-6464

Inside Passages Yacht Sales knows that boating is not only about a boat, it’s also about a lifestyle. The perfect boat inspires you to live differently, to go and to do. Their passion is not only boats, but pairing the perfect boat with the right buyer, and that is what makes them different. IPYS believes in building relationships, not just making sales.

For more information on Inside Passage Yacht Sales contact: Brian Krantz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (360) 468-4997

Port Angeles, WA – The Mary James, a 35’ x 13’ planing catamaran with full width superstructure, was recently delivered after successful sea trials in late May. Designed and built by Armstrong Marine USA, the 3513-CTC is part of Armstrong’s growing portfolio of custom built recreational catamarans.

Twin Yamaha 425hp outboards paired with Helm Master electronic steering power The Mary James. Twin 200-gallon fuel tanks maximize range, navigated with a comprehensive Garmin/NMEA electronics package. A Northern Lights 5kW generator provides power on overnight excursions.

Well suited for fishing, The Mary James sports an extended T-transom, fish cleaning station with gut chute, and two fish lockers with macerators. Additional customizations include Scotty downriggers, 16 aluminum rod holders, and a My-T-Hauler pot puller. A davit eases launch and rooftop loading of the tender.

The Webasto heated cabin sleeps six with two cuddy staterooms and a convertible dinette. Llebroc helm and co-pilot seats feature shock mitigating pedestals for rough Northwest waters. The head includes a hot water shower, and the galley is well-equipped with a Force 10 ceramic cooktop, Norcold fridge/freezer, and bar sink.

Perry Knudson, Armstrong Marine’s Managing Director, said, “This 3513-CTC is an exciting blend of new features with exceptional hull performance. We have delivered a high level of comfort in a vessel that is designed for serious anglers and adventurers alike.”

To learn more about the Armstrong Recreational Portfolio’s proven hull forms, cabin configurations, and options for customization, visit www.armstrongmarine.com/vessel-type/recreation.

Port Angeles, WA – Armstrong Marine USA Inc. launched the 11.3m x 4.2m Naiad RHIB, Bay Voyager II, in late July. Successful builder sea trials in Port Angeles indicate a cruise speed of 25 knots.

The 28 passenger + 2 crew USCG Subchapter T vessel features Naiad’s heavy-duty fendering system and a full width aft canopy. The semi-open cabin and thoughtful design provide passengers with unobstructed views throughout the vessel, making it ideal for tour operations in a variety of settings.

Twin Yamaha 300hp outboards and 265-gallon fuel capacity ensure sufficient range for every adventure. Electronics include a Raymarine navigation package, Fusion stereo, and wireless PA system. For passenger comfort and convenience, a head compartment is incorporated beneath the console.

The Webasto heated cabin sleeps six with two cuddy staterooms and a convertible dinette. Llebroc helm and co-pilot seats feature shock mitigating pedestals for rough Northwest waters. The head includes a hot water shower, and the galley is well-equipped with a Force 10 ceramic cooktop, Norcold fridge/freezer, and bar sink.

Trevor O’Brien, Armstrong Marine’s Engineering Manager, said, “It was a pleasure partnering with Naiad’s engineering team again – their deep V hulls with progressive deadrise deliver exceptional performance, allowing operators to maintain higher speeds in comfort through rough conditions.”

Armstrong Marine USA creates safe, well-built aluminum vessels that do their job while inspiring total confidence with boat owners, operators, and passengers. Learn more at www.armstrongmarine.com.

The 46’ x 15’ planing catamaran, dubbed Liberty National I, is currently under construction at Armstrong Marine USA’s Port Angeles, Washington facility. Completion is slated for this spring. Liberty National Golf Club selected the Armstrong Marine USA design last year. The vessel will transport passengers between North Cove Marina in New York and the private club’s dock in New Jersey.

With a USCG COI for 30 passengers + 2 crew, Liberty National I will accommodate the club’s robust membership. The vessel features twin Yamaha 425hp outboards, an aft second station, full-width walk through cabin, galley, head, Northern Lights 12kW generator, and Garmin/Furuno navigation equipment. Amenities inside the climate-controlled cabin include flip-down golf bag storage, comfortable wrap-around bench seating, and an entertainment electronics package. A bold vinyl wrap and Lumishore underwater lighting ensure a striking appearance on the water.

Armstrong Marine USA Sales & Marketing Director Charlie Crane commented on the project: “Working with Captain Ken Kreisler and General Manager Lee Smith has been a pleasure. They did their research and came to us to design a well-appointed catamaran water taxi. We were also pleased to collaborate with designer Teresa Francis to select high quality fit and finish options that will set Liberty National I apart.”

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