I needed advice, handholding, more advice, and yet still more handholding. I was clueless about marine financing, insurance, flagging, and import documentation rules. I thought it was like purchasing a house. Not so. I can honestly say that without your help, guidance, hand holding, daily calls, and e-mails, I would not be a boat owner today.
~ Carter J. Mills
We are proud to present the Dolphin Catamaran to North America! I truly believe this catamaran represents the perfect compromise between speed, comfort and value so far lacking in the current production catamaran market.
The Dolphin has a spacious salon with excellent visibility, a wonderful galley-up with great counter-top space, large aft berths, dagger boards for excellent upwind performance, good bridge deck clearance, fine interior woodwork and first-rate fittings.
Dolphin has been featured in many magazines including Multihulls World, Cruising World, and Blue Water Sailing read here for more.
Thirty years ago. Phelippe Pouvreau, a third generation boat builder and naval architect from Nantes, France, had a dream to build the finest catamarans in the world. In his twenties he designed and built his first catamaran and sailed her to Martinique in 1988. Here be spent the following decade repairing hundreds of catamarans and building a wide range of custom yachts. But Phelippe yearned to create a catamaran shipyard so that he could build his own designs.
Eight years ago, an enthusiastic Brazilian businessman, Jr. Pimenta, had a similar dream - he wanted to create state-of-the-art luxury performance catamarans of uncompromising quality and beauty.
Five years ago, the Brazilian met the Frenchman and their dreams came true. DOLPHIN CATAMARANS was born. It was a marriage of a shared vision, enormous empathy, mutual respect, and a sincere passion between lifetime sailors.
Today, the Dolphin Shipyard in Aracaju, Brazil, is a bustling factory with over one hundred skilled craftsmen, including the finest wood workers from South America. Each DOLPHIN CATAMARAN is built with passion, care, and enormous pride.
Setting a new standard of excellence in yacht construction that is accepted the world over, DOLPHIN CATAMARANS is the only shipyard in South America with full-scale carbon fiber tooling to bake carbon mast, booms, and crossbeams. They are also the only shipyard in South America to adhere to the rigorous standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). DOLPHIN CATAMARANS can be seen at major boat shows around the world, from Miami to Annapolis, Rio to Paris.
It is with deep satisfaction that we present to you DOLPHIN CATAMARANS: Exquisite Construction, Outstanding Engineering, Gracious Design.
These are stand up people, who make a stand up product. I would buy from them again in a heartbeat.
~ Jay Clark, Dolphin 460
I just wanted you to know that your level of service and the high degree of customer satisfaction have made owning my Dolphin a great experience.
~ Daniel Zlotnick, Dolphin