Seabbaticals NV Inflatables custom built for commercial use in the charter industry. Direct sales allows us to be extreamly compedative with such a well crafted catamaran inflatable. The Seabbatical NV keels have 1/2" thick nylon skid plates so the rocks and sand will not damage the lower tubes fabric. The extended nose cowl is perfect for stowing the anchor and your clients personal stuff when going to the beach. Our aluminum transom is the strongest in the industry. We build using korean Hypalon or Korean PVC for the budget minded. Sizes range from 410cm 13ft - 550cm 18ft with a selection of console options.
There isn't a lot of information available about the evolution of multihulls in ancient Polynesia. The book Canoes of Oceania seems to be the bible. It says that the Figian double canoe (Ndrua) was the largest and finest sea-going vessel ever designed and built by natives of Oceania before contact with Europeans. Boats of over 100ft were constructed and sailed the Pacific. About the time of Captain Cooks second and third voyage of discovery (about 1773) he noted that most of the catamarans had been replaced with the Drua style of Fiji. Also called the Alia in Samoa and the Kalia in Tonga. I believe it was the highest development of the sailing multihull in Oceania. I think we will see a return of these boats in the future.
Below and in the image gallery are photos of the Seabbatical Drua commencement of construction with the cutting of the foam for the hulls. Check back often as the build goes forward in Peru