Morrelli & Melvin has a fantastic track record of designing creative, sound, safe, energy efficient, fun and fast multihulls and monohulls and we go the extra distance to ensure that they get built to our specifications.
We've built boats in our shop. Introducing Hobie to rotomolding led to the development of the Hobie Wave, one of the best selling catamaran products on the market.
Pete's A Class catamarans with the wave piercing hulls came out of our shop. Not long after the success of the A2, Pete and Gino began working with Nacra to implement the production processes for the F 18 Infusion and the CFD based methodologies used for the daggerboards and rudders.
We have worked with numerous boat builders on the production of their first multihulls. As the process and application guru, Gino has spent has spent months on site in South Africa with Robertson & Caine, rated as one of the world's top builders of cruising catamarans. When Robertson & Caine entered its joint venture to produce powercats and sailboats in China at the Flying Eagle factory located in Fuyang City near Hang Zhou, we didn't see Gino in Southern California for a long time.
While Bobby K has been riding Gino's coattails abroad, Dave McCollough has been working with him to nurture the North American boat builders on the east and the west coast who are building custom catamarans for the first time. During the spring of 2009, Lyman Morse, launched its first custom performance-cruising cat, Mala Conducta. Westerly's facility in Santa Ana, California, will launch its first Morrelli & Melvin 65 less than a year later.
Our consulting extends well beyond the production of new boats. There are some very nice monohull and multihull designs that have been around for a while. Rather than toss out the design and the tooling, we've assisted builders and owners with modifications. Adventurer, Steve Fossett; America's Cup team, BMW ORACLE Racing; and multihull builder, Corsair are among those whom we have helped to redesign and reconfigure existing boats.
Gino and Pete have been expert witnesses numerous times.