The Washington based boat builder has announced it will debut its new 38-foot power catamaran during this year's TrawlerFest-Anacortes in-water boat show.
The show opens its doors this coming Thursday at the Cap Sante Marina and will remain open through the weekend. Aspen will host a special dock party for attendees on Saturday from 3 to 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
Scroll down to see a video of the first hull going through its test paces and read the first hand experience from the Aspen Press release.
The following is from an Aspen press release that can be found here:
Back in March, Larry and the Team, splashed the new C111 for the first time! Of course Larry just happened to pick a very windy day, so windy that the lift in Anacortes had to cancel due to 48kts. gusts. No problem, they rerouted to LaConner and splashed her anyway! With the push of a button, the Volvo D6 435HP engine, came to life purring effortlessly. Larry and the guys then took her for a quick spin within the Swinomish Channel, everything checked out great! No leaks or No Drips - but no Fuel! As the fuel dock closed early due to Winter hours. So after a quick run to the gas station, enough fuel was added for a extended sea trail to Anacortes. Accompanying Larry was Ric Reid, and Ron & Sherry, meanwhile Nick stayed on shore to be the photographer. Keep in mind everyone is freezing, it was 45 degrees and blowing 30+kts with gusts close to 50kts! Of course, fabulous conditions for a maiden voyage in a state-of-the-art catamaran.
The hull performed perfectly through the 3-4' chop, and Larry was tickled pink with the performance, acceleration, and speed! At 20.7 MPH it burns 8.4 GPH, that's 2.46 MPG!!! This is absolutely incredible for the size and speed; a 40' boat with a 435 HP engine and a top speed of 29.3 MPH! Keep in mind, these were preliminary test numbers, we expect to see up to a 10% decrease in performance with the completed boat, with a top speed of 26 MHP.
You can read more from the testors and owners by clicking hereand by visiting the docks at the Cap Sante Marina for the Pacific Northwest edition of TrawlerFest.