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0396[1]Bonita Springs Firefighters get a New TwinVee

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The Bonita Springs Fire Department has upgraded a critical part of it’s life saving equipment.

The boat’s longer, it’s wider, has more storage, safer for us as the rescuers and passengers we have to bring on here,” said Lt. Richard Scott

The 26-foot custom built Twin Vee is equipped to perform fire and medical calls with advanced life support equipment, once it hits the water.

We can keep all the necessary equipment on here that we need, including water rescue equipment, medical equipment, our fire pump, and our foam that goes with it,” said Lt. Scott.

This twin engine, Twin Vee, is replacing the departments 22-foot Boston Whaler.

“One of things this boat is customized with is a rescue door, which gives easy access without hurting someone further.”

It’s thermal imaging will help fire crews spot a boat or someone in the water.

“What you see here is exactly how this would look at night which enables us to help find people, like victims in the water, or helping with navigation.”

Lt. Scott said this boat is essential to station number two.

A lot of the calls we have are in the Gulf, circumstances that aren’t always like today, windy conditions, very rough and that’s typically when people get in trouble.”

Twin Vee 35 Hydrofoil: Added Lift, Better Efficiency

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Twin Vee 35 Hydrofoil: Added Lift, Better Efficiency

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This new powercat from Twin Vee was designed specifically to carry hydrofoils, fore and aft, in its tunnel.

Twin Vee Powercats build some unique boats, and the latest to enter their line-up of one-of-a-kind cats is the 35 Hydrofoil. This boat was designed and built for foils, and with a pair of 300-hp Suzuki outboards on the transom, cruises in excess of 40-mph.

 

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“The fuel and efficiency difference with the hydrofoils is incredible,” Twin Vee CEO Roger Dunshee told me, when the boat was introduced at the Miami Boat Show. “We had to design the boat specifically for them and it was quite an investment, but I just can’t believe how well it runs,” he said.

The foils generate both lift and trim stabilization, and in some cases can reduce a boat’s lift/drag ratio from 4.0:1 to 20:1. That additional lift and reduced drag mean you can use smaller powerplants to get the same speeds out of a boat, and one of the first owners claimed that his 35 gets better than three MPG at cruise.

If foils are so darn good, why doesn’t every cat builder use them? Design costs are a major reason, but results seem to vary from one model to another, too, with smaller boats seeing reduced benefits. When I tested a pair of 29’ cats a few years ago, one with and one without foils, the efficiency gain we measured was under 10-percent.

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Foils aside, the 35 is built to be a serious fishboat, and includes a leaning post with rocket launchers, a tackle station, and a livewell; a walk-in console head compartment; fore and aft seating; and gunwale rodholders. The helm has plenty of space for those big, beautiful LCD screens we anglers love, and coaming bolsters line the gunwales.

Twin Vee 35 Hydrofoil: Added Lift, Better Efficiency – Features, Boat Reviews and Boat Tests – Boats.com.

ProExport Colombia Visits Mar Y Sol at Twin Vee Factory

Colombia represents an enormous opportunity for investors.

With the signing of the Free Trade Agreement, the country has opened its doors to the United States to expand its market in many sectors.  Mar Y Sol recognizes this opportunity and actively working to partner with Colombian and U.S. businesses and organizations.  We invited ProExport Colombia to visit Twin Vee Catamaran factory and meet Roger Dunshee, the founder, owner and CEO of Twin Vee !

Twin Vee Catamarans of Fort Pierce, Florida has prided itself on producing a safe,

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reliable quality boat at an affordable price.  Customers trust the name and the performance. As founder, Roger Dunshee states, Twin Vee Catamarans are “the best riding boats on the water.”  Over time, these well crafted boats will still hold their value!

Recently, Sergio Rodríguez, Foreign Investment Representative of ProExport Colombia visited the Twin Vee factory in Fort Pierce, Florida.  ProExport promotes “nontraditional exports, international  tourism and foreign investment” in Colombia.  They assist to identify market opportunities, assist to design strategies for the market segment, promote foreign direct investment in Colombia and much more.

Sergio Rodríguez

One of the market sectors that has been on the upswing is tourism.  Along the Colombian Caribbean coast line are cities poised for expansion in this sector.  Cartagena, is an urban center with almost 1 million residents and home to one the most important international ports.  Recreational tourism, beaches and development of the marine market is underway.  Rosario Islands, Barú and Santa Marta are known for the recreational tourism all surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean waters.

Mr. Rodríquez explained that ProExport’s tourism office is located in Cartagena and offers services for the cruise ships and hotels. Domingo Bernardo, CEO and president of Mar y Sol explained the business plan and development for Colombia. The company will offer boating services and products to hotels, cruise ships, marinas and recreational boaters.  It was agreed by all, that Mar y Sol Twin Hull Boats and Twin Vee Catamarans can in fact fill that niche and importantly, ProExport Colombia has offered assistance to Mar y Sol.

At a round table discussion,  Roger Dunshee  explained the benefits of  power catamarans and why the Twin Vee brand is so unique. Mr. Rodríguez had a tour of Twin Vee factory and able to see the quality of the construction which has made these boats famous.  Mr. Rodríquez was introduced to the latest technology in boating: the Twin Vee  Hydrofoil Supported Ocean Cat.   This advancement in boating creates a lift, runs on top of the waves, less resistance, lower horsepower and less fuel!

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Mar y Sol Twin Hull Boats is proud to represent Twin Vee Catamarans and to introduce these legendary boats to the Colombian market! With the enormous growth of the marine and recreational tourism, Mar y Sol along with Twin Vee  will fill a niche in the nautical market.

Thank you to Mr. Sergio Rodríguez for your visit and Mr. Roger Dunshee of Twin Vee for the factory tour!

 

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The Versatile Catamaran Fishing Boat

 

If you’ve ever seen catamaran fishing boats then you will have some idea of what this article is going to say. If you haven’t seen catamaran fishing boats they are a unique and interesting design. Catamaran fishing boats are basically two hulls set on a single frame. Usually the desk of a catamaran fishing boat sits in between these two hulls. These fishing boats are a more recent addition to fishing boat designs in Europe and in the West. However in the eastern islands catamaran fishing boats have been in use for hundreds of years. Because of the design of these boats they are usually fast and stable as fishing craft and their design means that they have less pitch during rough seas. These boats are usually lighter in weight than their traditional counter parts.

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Catamaran fishing boats are either power or sail based. Sail based boats are usually more pleasure craft based than the power based boats. Because of the design of catamaran fishing boats they often have a variety of features that are not always available in traditional designs. These boats have two hulls this can increase the amount of available storage space for features such as fish lockers – so that you can store the fish and keep it fresh.

Catamaran fishing boats come in a variety of sizes with either internal engines or high powered outboard engines. There are also a variety of different types of catamaran fishing boats. There are rough water boats, shallow water boats as well as inflatable boats now being made. There are even catamaran fishing boats being used with alternative fuel option engines. This is a good idea because you can choose to use your favorite fuel.

As a result of their versatility you can find catamaran fishing boats in any size and for any type of fisherman. There are small boats which only carry a few people and there are others that that do deep sea and long haul ocean fishing. Catamaran fishing boats are popular boats with a unique and interesting design of. These fishing boats are sleek and fast. These boats offer you a level of stability which you do not see being offered with traditionally designed boats. If you’re skeptical about the design of these boats – don’t be they have been in use in some areas of the world since the 5th century. When you are looking for your next fishing boat, why not look at a catamaran fishing boat for your fishing needs. These boats won’t disappoint you and will leave you feeling good about your purchase.

 

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Catamaran Fishing Boats – Exciting Features Revealed

One of its kind boats the Catamaran fishing boats have an interesting design and are basically two hulls set on a single frame. This type of boat has a very unique design. The construction is simple and you will notice that the desk present in the catamaran fishing boat sits in between the provided two hulls. Actually the fact is that these fishing boats have been recently added in Europe and the West. And also these boats have been in use from earlier times in the Eastern islands. Their design enables them to be fast and stable for fishing and also provides the boat a lower pitch during the moment in those rough seas. When compared to the other different boats these catamaran fishing boats are much lighter in their weight.

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These boats have a unique type of power or sail base. If you have to choose a boat between the two bases then it’s suggested to choose the sail based boats as they are mostly pleasure craft, where as its not the same with the catamaran power based boats. Their design enables them to have features not always available in traditional designs. Structure of these fishing boats is such that there are two hulls which gives more space for storing huge amount of fresh fishes. And also these spaces are provided with lockers for storage.

These special boats come in varied sizes with internal or high power external engines. The variety of these boats is huge. There are a variety of catamaran boats from rough water boats, to shallow water boats, even to inflatable ones and boats with alternative fuel option engines enabling you to select your favorite fuel.

Due to such wide variety of catamaran fishing boats you will have the choice of selecting boat of any size. And for the fisherman?s too there is wider choice in this boat category .fisherman can not only choose according to size but can also decide to have this boat based on the engine. Few of these fishing boats can carry couple of people and the other variety of boats in this category can be used to sail in deep sea and also that long haul ocean. These fishing boats are not only sleek in design but also their speed is very exciting. Like any old boats which were used earlier these fishing boats provide a special good stability feature. Since fifth century these fishing boats with their unique designs are in use in many parts of the world. People who are interested in fishing can always anytime opt for these sleek fishing boats. These boats will be fun and you can enjoy good afternoon fishing. So those people interested should get more information on buying one.

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The Best Saltwater Fishing Boat

A Boat Captain embraces twin hulls as the best saltwater fishing boat!

What is the ideal saltwater fishing boat? Hi, my name is Captain Roy Lawson I have been fishing in saltwater in Southern California since 1962, I have set or have helped others set forty one International Game Fish Association world records, I have owned and operated Top Gun Charters since 1978. I have skip-pered half day party boats, three quarter day party boats, all day party boats, and overnight tuna boats out of San Diego. I have owned boats from a forty five foot twin diesel six pack sport fisher down to the twenty four foot cuddy cabin walk around I now drive, there have been many boats in between these two.

All boats are a trade off between form and function, what looks great on the showroom floor may be your worst nightmare when you try to fish from it. I have been to many boat shows and less than five percent of the boats would make a really great saltwater fishing boat. I have spent the better part of my life in boats fishing on the ocean. Now after forty years of ocean fishing here is my choice for the ultimate salt water fishing boat. I won’t name any boat company’s because that way you know I am not writing an ad for anyone.

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A catamaran is the best riding boat I have ever ridden in, the twin hulls slice through the waves without the pounding of a single hull boat, they don’t rock and roll when beam to the seas, they just kind of go up and down, and best of all they get almost triple the fuel economy of a single hull boat, and in the era of three to four dollars a gallon fuel, this one feature is huge. You can go much farther on the same amount of fuel.

 

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Aprobado el uso de Hamilton Jetdrives para Cartagena

07 Agosto 2012, Florida, EE.UU.Yamaha J105 Jet Drive Cowling

Mar y Sol orgullosamente presenta barcos estilo catamarán con propulsión de chorro.

Gracias al interés del público de Cartagena y la necesidad de tener barcos cómodos con las ciénagas comunes en esa parte de Colombia, presentamos lo que posiblemente sea el primer catamarán con propulsión de chorro.

El uso de impulsores de chorro estilo Hamilton (conocidos como impulsores «jetdrive» en inglés) está aprobado para el uso con varios barcos con motores fuera de borda.

Los barcos de TwinVee, fabricados con materiales sintéticos ligeros calan muy poca agua por su diseño, sin embargo las ciénagas son poco profunda y suelen tener obstáculos semi-sumergidos.  Una colisión a velocidad con una helíce típicamente resulta con una o varias hélices dañadas.

El jetdrive proporciona una aceleración superior a la propulsión con hélices, y ofrece varias cualidades deseables para operación en las ciénagas.

  1. la unidad de propulsión cala menos agua que el casco de la embarcación
  2. el barco puede ejecutar maniobras con mayor facilidad
  3. no tiene hélice expuesto
  4. estorbar menos el fondo

Conversaciones con los fabricantes de los motores y de los barcos resultaron en la aprobación de varias combinaciones de barco y motor.

Para los que tienen o desean propulsión convencional, Mar y Sol también ofrece hélices de fabricación sintética diseñadas específicamente para colisiones subacuáticas.

Para mayor información favor de ponerse en contacto con Mar y Sol de Colombia, llamando al +57 (314) 541-3327; o bien enviando un correo a ventas@marysoldecolombia.com

(Foto de motor Yamaha fuera de borda con impulsor de chorro; www.yamahaoutboards.com)

Be sure you visit about www.MarySolColombia.com and www.CartagenaAlquilaBarcos.com on our website!  Mar y Sol loves Colombia!

Twin Vee: hydrofoil adds performance and efficiency to catamaran hull

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FORT PIERCE — Twin Vee Catamarans’ owner Roger Dunshee knows it’s hard to improve a ride that already receives rave reviews. But he figured out how to do just that.

The Hydrofoil Supported Technology or HYSUCAT makes Twin Vee the nation’s only builder of powered catamarans to include a hydrofoil under its hull.

The hydrofoil resembles an airplane wing that is mounted between the twin hulls of the catamaran attached to the bottom of the deck. It’s is made of 2205 stainless steel, one of the hardest kinds of steel that can be used. It works by slicing through the water and at high speed it serves to help provide more lift for the catamaran therefore reducing the friction and drag of the water on the hull.

“The end result is better fuel economy, faster speeds and an even smoother ride,” Dunshee said. “A guy can get to his favorite fishing grounds and back easier, more comfortably and more inexpensively.”

Dunshee said the decision to add an innovative feature such as a hydrofoil at a significant capital investment was an investment in Twin Vee’s future.

“Adding technology in this economy when other boat building companies are closing their doors speaks to where we’re headed,” Dunshee said. “Remaining competitive in the boating marketplace means we’re having to turn over a lot of rocks.”

The hydrofoil concept applied to the catamaran hull is adopted from technology used by a few builders in South Africa, Dunshee said.To learn more about the hydrofoil and Twin Vee Catamarans visit www.twinvee.com.

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Twin Vee expands its offerings of dual console to meet demands

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From: Twin Vee Dual-Console Series – Features, Boat Reviews and Boat Tests – Boats.com.

Three models from Twin Vee combine tried-and-true twin-hull designs with twin-console decks.

 

The dual-console layout has grown in popularity in the past few years, so it’s no wonder Twin Vee decided to expand its offerings. These make for excellent family-fishing boats, since the second console adds protection for another passenger while the bow area gives the kids their own place to hang out, whether the rest of the family is water skiing or trolling for wahoo.

All are built with the usual Twin Vee construction methods: hulls made of hand-laid woven roving are filled with foam, fittings are stainless-steel, and fabrics are marine-grade vinyl. Fit and finish is not as nice as it is on some competing boats, but that’s one of the reasons why Twin Vees carry price tags that are notably lower than most competing boats. Note, for example, that the 22 Bay Cat DC starts at a mere hair over $25,000 with a 90-hp four-stroke Suzuki on the transom.

Most folks buy cats for their ride, of course, and in this regard these don’t disappoint. In fact, foot-for-foot they’re among the softest-riding boats around. The hulls trap and compress air in their “compression tunnels” as they move forward, and that cushion of air softens landings and reduces drag. That not only means your back hurts less, it also means you need fewer horses to go as fast as a monohull of the same size.


Mamba Sport Fishing Hydrofoil Boat; Video

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Click here to watch a Video on the amazing hydrofoil supported Mamba taming the waves! 

Watch a Video on Power Boating in the Mamba 350 Sport Fishing Boat // Mamba350.com

Hydrofoil lift is demonstrated with this power catamaran ferry video!

Click here to see a video shot from a camera under the ship!  Impressive demonstration of the lift from a hydrofoil on a 50 knot power catamaran ferry!

Fast Hydrofoil Ferry Demonstration

 

 

Twin Vee 35' Mamba with Hysucat hydrofoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Twin Vee 35′ Mamba sports the new generation of boat building with enhanced performance using hydrofoil technology! More than $2 million went into the development of this power catamaran. The Hydrofoil is fitted between the two hulls creating not only a pressure difference for an extraordinary lift, but also a smooth ride!

Check it out! You will be impressed!

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Twin Vee Hydrofoil ~ Fast Sleek and Powerful

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 AWESOME! That is what describes this Twin Vee Catamaran!

 

The new Twin Vee 35′ Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran is fast, sleek and powerful. Check out these two photos. In one, note the speed of the catamaran and how stable the ride is. AWESOME!  That’s not a bad way to get to your favorite fishing grounds at all.

In the other photo, proof positive that Twin Vee provides the smoothest riding boat on the water today…even in a big MAMBA like the Twin Vee 35′ Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran. Notice how the friends in boat are talking and having a good time — NOT gripping railings to keep from being bounced around. Seeing is believing!

 

 

Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park is featured in National Geographic

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St. Georges, Grenada – (March 19, 2012) Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park and the statues created by Jason deCaires Taylor are featured in a special edition National Geographic magazine titled ‘Wonders of the World – Earth’s most awesome places 

Photo: Detail of the underwater sculpture park in Grenada in the West Indies

Grenada was also the recipient of two #1 places in the 2012 Scuba Diving Magazine Awards – Best Advanced Diving and Best Wreck Diving in the Caribbean/Atlantic. “This has been a fantastic start to our year and we are deeply gratified that our sculpture park has been highlighted by the National Geographic and that our unique array of reefs, walls and ship wrecks has been recognized by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine,” said Simon Stiell, Director of Tourism for Grenada. “With numerous snorkel areas and 50 dive sites, on two islands, to choose from, there is always something new and exhilarating for all abilities to explore.”

Grenada Dive Sites and Wonderful Underwater Treasures

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Grenada Dive Sites 

Granada boasts spectacular underwater treasures and marine life which will fascinate any level of diver. A unique array of reefs, walls and ship wrecks in the blue green waters surround both Grenada and Carriacou.

With more than 30 sites, your Spice Experience can take you into the colour and magic of marine life. Visibility can range from 30 to 100 feet. The reefs, walls and wrecks are among the best in the region. The largest ship wreck in the Caribbean Sea, The Bianca C, burned and sank just outside the St. George’ Harbour in 1961. This Italian luxury liner is encrusted with corals and is not only the largest but is considered the prize site in the Caribbean.

Mar y Sol offers Twin Vee Catamarans to help explore and enjoy your diving experience.  These catamarans offer lots of space for your gear!  Contact us for more information!

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New TwinVee 35′ Makes Debut at Miami Boat Show

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The new TwinVee 35 foot boat makes its debut at the Miami Boat Show; this boat tops off at over 60 mph and cruises at 40 mph while consuming about 50% less fuel than a similar mono-hull.  TwinVee reports that the boat will run at 40 mph consuming 14 gph!!

The beautiful, sleek curves, stability, overall comfort and spacious deck complete this wonderful new boat.

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Twin Vee Catamaran – YouTube

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Twin Vee Catamaran – YouTube.

What makes Twin Vee Catamarans the best selling brand of catamarans today?  Well, the tale of two hulls is just the beginning of the story.  Dual hull catamarans cut like a knife through the water! The dual hull cats have many benefits from greater stability, lighter weight, less tendency to roll and greater fuel efficiency!  BUT, that is where the other power cats stop!


Where the Twin Vee Catamarans shine above the other power cats is their unique design!!  With Twin Vee’s unique Kinetic Fluid Induction design the boat rolls the wake of  the hulls into itself, it then creates compressed air bubbles inside the tunnel and acts as a shock absorber through the water.

See for yourself!  Click the link above to meet Roger and to view the YouTube video! 

 

 

New 2012 Twin Vee Boats

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New 2012 Twin Vee Boats 

Twin Vee Catamarans, Inc., is a boating success story like no other! Now once again owned and operated by Founder Roger Dunshee, Twin Vee Catamarans has a waiting list of customers eager to purchase the legendary Twin Vee.

Our complete line of Twin Vee Catamarans has been built for more than a decade based on the principle of producing a safe, reliable, quality boat at an affordable price. We build the catamarans our customers want and have come to trust as being the best in value, performance and safety. We don’t cut corners. We are proud to build The Best Riding Boats on the Water™.

Twin Vee Catamarans are built at the Twin Vee world headquarters in Fort Pierce, Florida. The Twin Vee craftsmen take great care and pride in the production of all Twin Vee products. Twin Vees are built using only the highest standard, quality materials and are now E-Series certified meaning your new Twin Vee is built to exacting environmental standards.

Twin Vees hulls are solid fiberglass with a special composite cored transom. Our composite is used in the gunnel caps, consoles, and cabin houses to keep our boats lighter than the competition. By injecting closed cell foam under high pressure into the hull, we can assure you that your Twin Vee will float under any circumstances. Our polyethylene fuel tanks will not deteriorate and are the best fuel tanks to withstand the aggressive nature of Ethanol fuels.

Our boats surpass USCG requirements. All wiring harnesses are made on site using tinned copper wire, all electrical connections use heat shrink connections, and all electrical panels are constructed using reset-able breakers. All hardware is 316 marine grade stainless steel.

Whether fishing or cruising, Twin Vee boats are best described as without peer in ride and comfort in any conditions. Built with a unique sharp-entry bow design and full-keel tracking pads, Twin Vee Catamarans feature positive floatation foam-filled hulls and are the only catamaran manufacturer offering a limited lifetime hull warranty. Building the best riding boat at an affordable price, Twin Vee is UNDENIABLY the Best Riding boat on the water!

We invite you to test ride our product and experience what all our loyal customers know and swear by.

Twin Vee Boats Review | Models, Pros/Cons, Pricing, Bottom Line

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Twin Vee Boats Review | Models, Pros/Cons, Pricing, Bottom Line.

Twin Vee boats are designed by Twin Vee Catamarans, Inc., located in Fort Pierce, Florida. Twin Vee claims its boats are some of the most fuel-efficient, stable, and affordable catamarans available now. Many boat owners agree, with particular praise for the great options for fishing offered by Twin Vee boats.

Twin Vee boasts a hull design superior to other small powerboats, allowing a comfortable and efficient ride, even in 4-5 foot chop at high speeds. Twin Vee also pioneered a hull design that allows single engine performance on models 19 feet and shorter. Most boat owners agree that a Twin Vee is easy to steer.

The boats also have a shallow draft, ranging from 7 inches on shorter boats to 14 inches on longer models, so they are capable of navigating shallow waters. Even so, most boat owners agree that the boats offer plenty of room.

The twin hull design of Twin Vee boats has several advantages. A twin hull boat rides more smoothly because it doesn’t have a large bottom surface to be slammed by the waves. Also, the twin hulls add a great deal of stability to the boat. Another advantage is that the twin hulls have less surface touching the water, which creates less drag, making the boat more fuel efficient. Finally, the twin hulls allow two engines to be farther apart, which makes the boat more easily maneuvered

Twin Vee Catamaran’s latest creation to debut in Miami » TCPalm.com

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Contributed photo<br />The Twin Vee 35 Mamba model offers increased speed, fuel efficiency, range and handling, thanks to hydrofoil technology. Boaters can take demo rides at next week's Miami Boat Show.<br />

Contributed photo The Twin Vee 35 Mamba model offers increased speed, fuel efficiency, range and handling, thanks to hydrofoil technology. Boaters can take demo rides at next week’s Miami Boat Show.

FORT PIERCE — The boat business sure isn’t what it used to be, but one Treasure Coast builder accepts the new world order and is looking to make it even better.

Roger Dunshee, owner and founder of Twin Vee Catamarans in Fort Pierce, is rolling into next week’s Miami Boat Show with a production boat unlike any other made before it in the United States. But for boaters to really appreciate what makes Dunshee’s latest offering special, they will need to look below its decks and specifically between its hulls.

The 35 Twin Vee Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran offers the affordable quality for which the brand has been known, but with innovation that truly sets it apart from similarly designed catamarans and even vee-hulled boats.

The new Twin Vee incorporates the technology of a stainless steel hydrofoil that supports a portion of the watercraft’s weight during operation.

“The performance of this hull is phenomenal,” said Ernest Denning, a resident of Islamorada who recently drove his Twin Vee from Fort Pierce to his home in the Florida Keys. “I’ve had 50 boats and this thing handles like a Porsche.”

Denning said he ran his boat, rigged with twin Suzuki 300 horsepower outboard motors, 220 miles for 5 hours and 45 minutes, averaged 39 mph and used just 150 gallons of gas. He said he owns a Boston Whaler 32 Outrage and his Twin Vee is larger, wider, faster and burns one-third the fuel.

Foiled again

Dunshee said it’s important to adapt boats to the needs of those who are actively boating.

“Adding the foil enables the guy who enjoys fishing to have longer range, run faster and use less fuel,” Dunshee said. “People aren’t giving up fishing. They’re just trying to find ways to be able to do it more affordably.”

Dunshee said the new Twin Vee is available in two lines, a luxury Mamba version and a more economical Twin Vee version.

Twin Vee 29 CC | Boating Magazine

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The tugboat trailed a solid set of wakes that stretched behind it by more than 6′ and there wasn’t much room for us to pass between it and the jetty. I started to pull the throttles back when the Twin Vee guy said I should firewall them.

How could I resist? We picked up speed and hit the first wave like it was a ramp (I may have even screamed), but to my surprise I didn’t lose any teeth when coming down because there was no hard impact to speak of. The deep, sharp hulls split the waves and reentered softly. In fact, once outside the inlet, I tried everything to make the boat pound or ride squirrelly, but to no avail.

How does the 29 CC fish once you’re at the deep? I glanced back into the spread and saw a clean and organized wake – no messy froth as you’d see on some cats. With a 9’10” beam and more than 120 square feet of cockpit space, your day should stay enjoyable even with a nagging brother-in-law at your heels. I was impressed with the twin forward rod stowage hatches that together can rack 12 assembled trolling rods with the tips running down 71/2′ tubes.

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Twin Vee Commerical Use: Sea Tow Boston – Reliant

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Published on: 2012/02/29

Sea Tow Responder

 

 

Sea Tow RESPONDER is a 26′ Twin-Vee Commercial Assistance Fast Response Towing & Salvage Vessel.  She is ACAPT certified and inspected by C-PORT, the assistance towing industry association of record, to perform Coastal Assistance Towing.

The RESPONDER was custom built by Sea Tow Boston in 2006 to meet the specific needs of an Assistance Towing Vessel in the waters of Boston Harbor. The twin hull catamaran design allows a very stable, fast and smooth ride through the close chop and confused waters often found in the Boston area. The RESPONDER was also designed to carry an astonishing amount of equipment in it’s jumbo pilot house. (see the list below)

read more at http://www.seatowboston.com/responder.html

 

Hull Design: The Most Important Buying Decisions You Can Make in A New Boat

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from:  Coastal Angler; Hull Design: The Most Important Buying Decisions You Can Make in A New Boat.

Hull Design: The Most Important Buying Decisions You Can Make in A New Boat

Whether you use your boat in open water or protected areas, there is nothing else that will make as much difference in your boating pleasure as the design of your hull.

Much has been written about the different designs of V-hulls and certainly there is a vast difference in the performance and rise of these hulls, but almost without exception, a catamaran design hull will ride superior to any V-hull. It’s simple, catamarans ride better because they have two hulls. Think about this for a moment.The sharper and deeper you make a V-hull, the better it cuts through the water. The problem is, when you stop, the single V-hull boat rocks constantly because you are sitting on a point. Catamarans have much sharper and deeper hulls than V-hulls and they have two, which add to their stability, when either going slow or stopped.

But, all catamarans are not the same. So what is happening on a catamaran and why are they such great riding hulls? To answer these questions, we went to one of the leading power catamaran designers, Roger Dunshee, of Twin Vee Catamarans, Inc. He currently has eleven hull lengths in production and sells more power catamarans than any other manufacturer in the United States….exceptional performance with great fuel economy!Roger tells us his catamarans use a combination of both displacement and planing factors. The entry is very sharp and cuts through the water, while the remaining hulls lift to allow the boat the use of smaller engines, for exceptional performance with great fuel economy!

via Hull Design: The Most Important Buying Decisions You Can Make in A New Boat.

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Skeptical Review of Twin Vee 26′ Weekender

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The writer of this article takes a Twin Vee Power Cat skeptic on sea trials with a “large tropical storm..pushing through.”  The skeptic was so impressed with the performance he went on to purchase a 26 ft Twin Vee!  The article below highlights his adventure on the seas and his conversion to embrace the benefits of the Twin Vee Power Catamaran!

Twin Vee 26′ Weekender- By: Matt Draper

Dec 30, 2011 1:04 PM

“I always felt that few things in this world were sexier than those long, sleek, over-powered, deep-v, center consoles that we so often see associated with the Southern Kingfish Association. You know the kind of boat I’m talking about – roaring across three foot seas at fifty-five miles per hour, while the motors are sucking in gas quicker than the cooling systems can suck in water. Even if I never fished again, just coming home to one of those beauties in my driveway would keep a smile on my face and prove to all that drove by that I was a force to be reckoned with in the offshore fishing arena.”

To continue reading about the experience of this writer on a Twin Vee boat click on the picture above, or click here

 

Check out the Twin-Vee Web site to learn more about all of the models they have to offer. www.twinvee.com

A special thanks to Marc Grove of Wefing’s Marine in Apalachicola for opening my eyes. www.wefings.com

The Mamba 350: A Stable Powercat – boats.com

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The Mamba 350: A Stable Powercat

A hydrofoil reduces rolling and steadies the ride at high speeds for this catamaran hull.

Most power catamarans deliver a smooth ride in rough seas, but some can be unstable while drifting, rolling in a jerky motion. And, at cruising speeds, some cats can be susceptible to yawing. A Florida builder is using a hydrofoil system in a 35-foot center console cat to reduce rolling and steady the ride at high speeds.

This bow-on perspective shows the double hull shape of the Mamba 350.

This bow-on perspective shows the double hull shape of the Mamba 350.

Richard Pike, president of Mamba Marine in Sarasota, introduced the Mamba 350 in March at the Palm Beach Fla., Boat Show, and I had a chance to drive the boat in Sarasota on a day perfect for a cat test: 18-knot winds with seas 3 to 5 feet. The boat ran through the white-capped waters of the Gulf of Mexico without slamming. I put the engines in neutral and positioned the beam to the sea to gauge stability. No snap rolls. And in a following sea, the Mamba maintained a straight course.

The hydrofoil not only brings stability but raises the running surface to reduce drag and improve efficiency, says Pike. With twin 300-hp Suzuki 4-strokes, the boat cruised at 39 mph, burning 19 gallons per hour, which equates to 2.1 miles per gallon. “That’s very good for a boat of this size,” says Pike, a former Wall Street investor who used to race small sailing catamarans.

In calmer water, the Mamba — built with a solid fiberglass bottom and vacuum-bagged, cored hull sides and decks — leaned into its turns in monohull fashion. Absent were the strong pulling forces common with some cats during high-speed turns — in other words, the boat goes to port, you go to starboard.

The Mamba’s hydrofoil design, called Hysucat, has been around since 1980, developed by Gunter Hoppe of South Africa. On the Mamba, the stainless steel foil is through-bolted into the hulls, spanning the tunnel, and doesn’t extend below the boat’s draft. A vertical strut also supports it.

 

Editor’s Note: Chris Landry is a staff writer for Soundings Magazine. This article originally appeared in the June 2009 Dispatches.

read more at The Mamba 350: A Stable Powercat – features.boats.com.

High Fuel Prices Fueling Demand For Twin Vee

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FORT PIERCE — As fuel prices on the Treasure Coast head north of $3 per gallon mark, fishermen and recreational boaters are bearing the brunt of the increase.

“We are selling more than the ‘Best Riding Boat on the Water.’ We are selling an affordable, fuel-efficient return to nautical activities, whether fishing or cruising, that can be enjoyed by the entire family,” said Roger Dunshee, founder of Twin Vee Catamarans, Inc.

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The popularity of Twin Vee Catamarans is not just a local or national phenom. Dealerships are springing up around the world as word gets out that the original Twin Vee quality and customer service is alive and well.

“We have dealers worldwide who are anxious to get their hands on Twin Vee. Our goal is to grow to meet the demands of all of our customers, no matter where they live, in a manner that sustains our growth and continues to make a positive impact on our local economy.”

read more at:  TC Palm

 

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