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About Our Boat

We bought a 1997 custom built Simpson 13.7M catamaran. It is cedar wood core overlayed with epoxy fiberglass. We are changing out the diesel motors to Oceanvolt electric motors and the diesel tank to Cleantron lithium batteries.

The inside is beautiful and very nice. The outside needs a makeover, but nothing that some good old elbow grease (and a good random orbital sander) won't fix!


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