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 over a hundred proud 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.