Performance Cats

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Capabilities

* Construction and repair using all boatbuilding materials

* Composite specialists

* Engineering and Metal fabrication

* Engine, Transmission, Genset and Hydraulic servicing and installation

* Painting

* Rigging

* Electrical

* 8.5 meter beam and 80 ton travel lift

Experiences

* Repairs on Young America in the 2000 Americas Cup fixing fractured hull during competition
* Built moulds for the KingFisher around the world boat
* More than 30 years of building, servicing and maintaining racing yachts in New Zealand

History with Performance Cats

Performance cats are an emerging and expanding class of racing boat. This class owes many thanks to the changes of the Americas Cup and its related competitions and more wide spread recognition of them as a fun, competitive and viable option to get into if you are looking for a purpose built racer. Robertson Boats have been involved in the racing scene in New Zealand, especially the greater Auckland area for upwards of 40 years.

We have experienced and are familiar with the changes in materials used and the changes in construction techniques. We also know about the forces and demands placed on modern racers due to the constant pushing of boundaries and never being content with the current translation of wind into power, and are familiar with the high spec deck hardware designed to handle them.

Having designed and built some of the more reputable racing boats of the 70’s in the Auckland area and being involved in Sydney to Hobart campaigns that have taken line honours, up to the building, repairing, and maintaining of modern racing machines, we have witnessed and helped change the face of yacht racing in this area and country.

Because of all the experiences we have been through over the last 40 plus years and lessons we have learned, we have developed a wealth of experience and can’t wait to get involved in the next phase of the yacht racing evolution.