Alderman James Vos visits Hammer Yachts in Airport Industria

Cape Town: Member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Growth and Tourism – Alderman James Vos visited the Hammer Yachts in Airport Industria. It was a privilege for him to visit there as they are cruised into the number one catamaran building city spot in the world.

Alderman Vos shared the glimpses of his visit to the Hammer Yacht and wrote, “I am visiting the Hammer Yachts facility situated in Airport Industria. They are responsible for dozens of power catamarans.”

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He added to his statement that it is because of the smooth sailing ahead as Cape Town has just cruised into the number one catamaran-building city spot in the world.

Alderman James Vos with officials of Hammer Yachts
Alderman James Vos with officials of Hammer Yachts

“The success of the industry can be attributed to projects and partnerships like the one we have with Blue Cape has been a game-changer that supports business and investors in the ocean economy and boosting skills development for job creation,” said James Vos.

Blue Cape was established after three key developments, back in 2019. The first was the completion of a study for Invest Cape Town into the economic contribution of the Ocean Sports Economy in the Cape.

It is a study which highlights significant opportunities for job creation with special skills training, growth and exports and the vital cross sectoral role that ocean sports play in the local economy.

Hammer Yachts are known for their power-catamarans which are 40% lighter compared to the other vessels, which means that a Hammer Cat needs half the horsepower to get the same performance.

Alderman James Vos with officials of Hammer Yachts
Alderman James Vos with officials of Hammer Yachts

The speed mostly depends of the horsepower vs weight ratio, which is the same with the sports cars, bikes, planes, and anything you name it.

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Considerably, there is no reason for a quad engine set up on a Hammer Cat. The Yachts still get the same performance as they run very efficiently on fuel with an amazing range.

The owners of the Hammer Yachts highlighted that in 2018 they felt that the then current offering of power catamarans was not what power-cats should be i.e. something which is elegant, shows high performance and is fuel efficient.

They felt that the power cat market was ready for a new concept and they are an assembled team of experienced professionals resulting in the first HammerCat 35 that got completed in 2019 for a full-on production line for the model in 2020 and the first HammerCat 45 which went for production in 2023.