At Aspen We’re Creating the Future of Boating Today
Our design stands apart, and we have the patented proa hull to prove it. With every new model and design enhancement, we push the frontier for mid-range cruisers.
Few boats have so much thought and innovation built into them, and we feel that makes our fleet special enough for boat buyers to consider taking their family aboard. We believe that no other boat can provide the boating experience as comfortably and economically as the Aspen.
With every Aspen you get:
- Unparalleled fuel economy
- Comfortable and safe ride
- Solidly built boats, built with quality materials
- Spacious accommodations
- Treated like family
The Patented Power Proa Hull Offers the Softest Ride, Best Fuel Economy, and Most Spacious Accommodations of Her Class
Aspen’s robust hull is designed to slice through heavy seas without hesitation and to track as if on rails. Her high catamaran tunnel provides extraordinary seaworthiness and stability, which contributes to her dry ride. But above all seriousness of purpose, there is a wonderfully romantic, emotional element to the boat that strongly attracts, in a no-nonsense way.
Larry Graf, founder of Glacier Bay Catamarans in 1987, founded Aspen Power Catamarans in 2008 when he developed a new revolutionary patented hull design (Power Proa) and drive system for power catamarans. The hulls, while identical in profile, are very different in plan view with one being 35% thinner. The non-symmetrical hulls are shaped to compensate for the offset thrust and torque, and since both forces are proportional to speed and thrust, the boat runs straight. Additionally, it has only one engine, shaft, prop, and keel reducing appendage drag 20%. The combination of new hull design and reduced appendage drag increases efficiency as much as 70% over monohulls. In October 2014, the hull design was judged as the best multihull in the world in the 30- to 39-foot category by the AIM Marine Group Editors.
We currently offer this fuel-efficient cruiser in a 28-, 32-, 34-, 35-, and 40-foot models. The Aspen can also be equipped with solar panels, capable of recharging batteries at the dock or anchored. Our design team has more than 30 years in the development of the world’s best catamarans, so you can be confident the construction details are just right. In many ways, Aspen is the perfect balance for the environment.comfortable and efficient, which all stems from solid engineering principles and creative innovation!
Welcome to the Aspen Power Catamarans Family
Here at Aspen Power Catamarans, we have five family members involved in the business and currently 25 boat builders. We pour all of the core values that make a family strong into our business: respect, trust, honesty, loyalty and friendship, and treat our owners the same way. When you purchase a boat from us, you aren’t just buying a boat, you’re joining a team that has a passion for boating. We assist you in every aspect of your boat purchase, invite you to witness the building process through the various stages and when we deliver your boat, we spend two days training you on how to use and operate your vessel until you feel comfortable. As you take your boat out cruising on your own and questions arise, our Sales Manager, Nick Graf and Owner/CEO, Larry Graf are readily available to answer those questions or any concerns that you may have.
As many of you know,I have worked in the marine industry for more than 30 years. In 2007, I left Glacier Bay after 20 years, where I enjoyed every minute and every ounce of energy it took to build the world’s largest, power catamaran company. I have completed a number of open-ocean adventures on Glacier Bays; including runs to Bermuda (728 miles), Siberia (256 miles), Midway Island (1,364 miles), Alaska (2,700 miles) and many trips up the British Columbia Coast. On a professional level, I have also served on the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) boat builder’s board and spearheaded projects for the Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA).
With Aspen, I have leveraged years of experience and listened to my owner’s dreams into the next big step forward – to design and build a new line of smart adventure yachts 28 through 40 feet.
The technical goal of Aspen is to push the frontier for mid-range cruising fuel efficiency, for roomy comfortable accommodations, as well as ease of handling for a cruising couple. You may have noted our hull and power plan are unique in the marine field. For many builders, convention is essential. In my professional career, I have always had a passion for and excelled at understanding today’s technology as well as envisioning the next step forward: inventive engineering. The Aspen hull configuration is a significant step that evolves from a proven and logical foundation. Current cats, especially Glacier Bays, perform exceptionally well on one engine. A typical 26-footer with twin 150’s will run hands free on one engine. The Aspen Power Cats engineering concepts start from this stage. Then, through the patented hull configuration improvements, the expected symmetry and dynamic balance differences from drive hull to Proas hull are adjusted to neutral. The net effect for owners is a boat that drives and feels exceptional.
Proud, delighted owners are key to any company’s growth. Today we have more than 35 Aspen owners who just love their boats. Our owners have cruised in Alaska, Desolation Sound, The Florida Keys, The Bahamas, Mexico, Puget Sound, and many other wonderful places. the design is solid and our quality is unmatched, as is our concern and care for owners during the build, training, and ownership.
Our initial production of C90 Cruisers and C100s has produced one of the most satisfied owners groups in the marine industry. A whole new horizon of adventure has opened for Aspen owners and myself.