We have always admired the various nautical creations of Gunboat, Maine Cat and Gemini catamarans. These catamarans are as different from each other as monohulls are from multihulls. It was not until last week when Peter Johnstone founder of Gunboat and Dick Vermeulen of Maine cat contacted us. They both congratulated Alpha Yachts of New York and wished us good luck with our very own US built Alpha 42 catamaran. It means a lot to us to be getting these well wishes from both of these experienced builders. It also made us realize that it is quite startling that the US with all its people, brain power and world class builders and designers only has handful of builders of multihulls. Let’s change that by supporting them. Maybe one day we will form the USMBA. The US Multihull Builders Association, exhibit jointly at international shows and show foreign catamaran builders that we can do it better.