Promising year ahead for Cheetah Marine

Promising year ahead for Cheetah Marine

Cheetah Marine are pleased to report a good year across all boating sectors for 2016 with a promising order book for 2017. 24 Catamarans are currently on order, of which 8 are already in production.

Sean Strevens, Cheetah Designer comments ‘We are now building around 30 boats a year. As well as the increase in production we are seeing a marked increase in the larger models amongst leisure users, with the 9, 10 and 11m models the most popular across all sectors. Many of the original Cheetah owners are now upgrading as they are very efficient boats with outboard engines.’

SURVEY

Cheetah Marine has been awarded contracts for a number of hydrographic and environmental survey catamarans. Four vessels are currently in build which will pursue a range of sampling tasks using various specialised technology. A fifth Cheetah has just been delivered to the Congo. Clients include Cardiff Harbour Authority, Aberystwyth University, Belgian W & Z Surveys and a port authority based in Marseille.

COMMERCIAL FISHING

Repeat builds for commercial fisherman working their way up through the size range contributes to a high proportion of the current build list. Many of the fishermen are now on their third or fourth model. Due to the quality of design and build, a high resale value for commercial Cheetahs is an added attraction for first time buyers.

LEISURE, ANGLING & CHARTER

For over 25 years Cheetah Marine have been building bespoke catamarans initially for commercial market. Increasingly, leisure customers have seen the benefits of the well-built craft. Recent builds have seen a marked increase in size as charter operators are looking for dual purpose boats which satisfy demand across the charter spectrum including fishing, taxi, dive and sea safari.

Statistics
Models shown above: Port
6.9m x 3.0m South Uist
6.9m x 2.5m Port Isaac
8.5m x 3.0m Poole
9.7m x 3.7m Nieuwpoort
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