First, we build only catamarans. We manufacture every catamaran to the same "standard of excellence" using skilled labor and high-tech materials.
For many years, Ocean Express was known primarily as a manufacturer of high performance "offshore race catamarans". Several years ago our customers asked us to build catamarans that could be used for general recreational boating. We now manufacture Fishing, Sport, and Poker Run models. Each model provides the owner with a different experience.
Fishing Catamarans are designed for the serious minded sport fisherman. Our Fishing Cats are equipped with features especially designed for the fishermen and are offered in five different platforms: 25', 32', 34', 36' and 42'.
Sport Catamarans are designed for people looking for both high performance and an all around "fun day boat". Our Sport Cats offer an enclosed head and plenty of comfortable seating for family and friends to enjoy the experience!
Poker Run Catamarans are built for speed. The deck is designed similar to our "offshore race cats" and are rigged for poker run competition. Our typical Poker Run Cat has an unfinished cabin to reduce overall weight and is offered with different engine configurations.
The catamaran has several distinct advantages. Catamarans are wider and more stable. A catamaran has two hulls connected by a tunnel. When the boat is "running", the tunnel traps air beneath the boat in the void, leaving a cushion of air to ride on (sort of like a "magic carpet ride").
Dealers do a great job at what they are paid to do, sell boats. They need to mark-up the cost of the boat 35% or more to make a profit and cover their business expenses. Dealers do not add value to the construction of the boat and are not often very helpful when it comes to providing service for the boat. Dealers are more likely to say, "We need to talk to the manufacturer", instead of saying , "We will take care of that for you". At Ocean Express, we like to think that we can put the "dealer's 35%" into your catamaran! Even though we are a low volume custom boat builder, our catamarans are competitively priced.
At Ocean Express, we sell directly to customers who are looking for a superior product and an exceptional value. When you buy an Ocean Express catamaran, you will be dealing directly with the manufacturer. There is no "middle man" who is interested in selling a new boat to someone else rather than helping you with your concerns.
Our customers told us that they wanted a boat designed for extreme weather conditions.They wanted a boat that would be just as comfortable to use on either a brutally hot summer day or a cold bone chilling fall afternoon. So we decided that a high performance fishing boat with a pilot house configuration was the logical solution. The pilot house provides total protection from the weather and complete climate control, A/C and heat. We are just completing tests on the prototype 34' Pilot House Spot Fisherman and the "buzz" has been extremely positive. We believe that there is a market for this type of catamaran which extends from the sunny shores of Florida to the cold coastal breezes of Alaska.