Just launched – 44ft Catamaran Pilot Boat
Launched in October by Armstrong Marine in Port Angeles, WA this could be the first displacement catamaran purpose designed for pilot boat service. The idea is to eliminate the surging typical of a planing boat in the 14-18 knot speed range when the pilot is being deployed The Polaris has accomodation for 4 with galley and dinette and is fully air conditioned. Power is 2 x 330 hp Cummins diesels for a top speed of 24 knots. The vessel will work out of Puerto Quetzal on the west coast of Guatemala.