Catamarans Guru Named Exclusive Agent for Catana Catamarans in USA

Catamaran Guru to Acquire Catana Ocean Class 50 at Cannes Yachting Festival 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fort Lauderdale, FL – 10 August 2022 – Catamaran Guru, through its sister company Ocean Multihulls, has been appointed the exclusive agent for Catana Catamarans in the USA. Stephen and Estelle Cockcroft, the principals of Catamaran Guru, bring 50+ years of catamaran experience and a highly seasoned team to represent the renowned Catana brand through their new yacht dealership, Ocean Multihulls. Specializing in Catana and Bali Catamarans, Ocean Multihulls is a Texas yacht dealership with offices in both Kemah and Fort Lauderdale.

Catana is back with very innovative and interesting catamaran designs that build on the shipyard’s 30-year reputation of high-quality performance blue-water passage-makers. Catana started building catamarans in 1984 and is now based in Canet en Roussillon, France. With the help of legendary Australian multihull designer Lock Crowther early on, Catana became the world leaders in fast performance cruising catamarans. Owner Olivier Poncin has taken Catana to the next level and is responsible for their iconic reputation and their focus on producing fast, comfortable blue ocean catamarans.

The Catamaran Guru team is so impressed with Catana’s newest offerings that they purchased a stock boat that will be available to view at the 2022 Cannes and Barcelona shows as well as the 2023 Miami and Annapolis boat shows. The boat will be available for test sails, sailing education and viewing year-round in Florida/Annapolis.

About Catamaran Guru

The Catamaran Guru Group comprises the following:

  • Catamaran Guru operates a three-pronged approach to supporting catamaran owners:
    • Sailing Community: Catamaran Guru’s goal is to grow a strong catamaran community that is brand agnostic, dedicated to owners of all brands and sizes of catamarans. They have developed an active sailing community through social media and in-person events such as the annual Catamaran Rendezvous, which is open to all catamaran owners. 
    • Charter Program Specialists: Catamaran Guru has more Crewed Yachts operating successfully in business programs than any other charter company. They consult with potential boat owners on how to reduce the cost of ownership through charter management programs and tax advantages. The relationships Catamaran Guru has cultivated in the boat industry enable owners to place boats into boutique charter management companies with a wide variety of program options including luxury crewed charter businesses or into bareboat charter fleets in most of the primary cruising grounds. 
    • Catamaran Brokerage: Catamaran Guru offers help and advice to prospective and existing catamaran owners about boat selection. They have developed a strong brokerage division of licensed and bonded brokers to meet the needs of catamaran owners who plan to purchase or sell used boats as well as purchase new boats for private use or placement into yacht charter fleets. 
  • Catamaran Guru Sailing Academy – The sailing academy is an accredited RYA training center. This training center offers globally recognized and respected certifications. The boats used during instruction are new model Bali and Catana catamarans fully loaded, to ensure new and aspiring boat owners get the experience and feel of a well-equipped catamaran, much like what they will likely purchase. Personalized sailing instruction is also offered to owners on their own vessels.
  • Ocean Multihulls is a yacht sales division based in Florida and Texas that serves as the exclusive agent for Catana and dealer for Bali Catamarans in the USA for retail and charter management sales.
  • Service Center: Through its strategic relationship with Maz Ocean, Catamaran Guru provides boat owners with preferred professional technical services. Maz Ocean’s high quality and well-respected technical marine services are delivered by more ABYC and NMEA qualified technicians than any of the other yacht services companies in the Fort Lauderdale area. With this relationship, Catamaran Guru offers high quality installations for solar, lithium, and other specialized boat equipment installations. Maz Ocean is the warranty center for boats sold by Catamaran Guru and Ocean Multihulls, so clients have a one-stop reliable yacht refit, upgrade, and maintenance resource.


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