The Catamaran Company is the world's largest retailer of new and used catamarans in the world. This includes being the largest Dealer for Lagoon Catamarans, the world's largest manufacturer of catamarans. Lagoon has over 85 dealers in every major market and country in the world and The Catamaran Company has been their # 1 dealer more times than any other dealer. In fact, over the last decade The Catamaran Company has sold more new Lagoons than every other Lagoon dealer in the US combined! The Catamaran Company is also the World # 1 dealer for Gemini Catamarans, the largest US manufacturer of catamarans with over 1,200 sailing throughout the world.
Our California office is conveniently located in San Diego, on Shelter Island, at the heart of Southern California's yachting community. Only minutes from Downtown and the San Diego International Airport this office features a full service, catamaran friendly, ship yard with brokerage docks and is surrounded by yacht services of every type.
Shelter Island is a neighborhood of Point Loma in San Diego, California. It is actually not an island but is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. The "island" is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long and only a few hundred feet wide. A single street, Shelter Island Drive, runs the length of Shelter Island and also connects it to the mainland via a causeway lined with marine-related businesses. It was originally a sandbank in San Diego Bay, visible only at low tide. It was built up into dry land using material dredged from the bay for US Navy requirements in World War II. It has since been developed and contains hotels, restaurants, marinas, and public parkland.
Shelter Island is owned and controlled by the Port of San Diego, which also provides all police and other public services. Shelter Island businesses lease their location from the Port. Their Maritime Services Division is composed of three departments – Marine Operations, Maritime Trade Development and Maritime Properties and Facilities. Maritime Operations monitors all vessel activities at the Port’s cargo and cruise terminals, including several mooring areas and commercial piers around San Diego Bay.
Take advantage of some of those anchoring destinations such as Glorieta Bay in Coronado, La Playa Cove in Point Loma and Mariner's Cove in Mission Bay. All three are fabulous, well protected, scenic anchorages. Reciprocal yacht club privileges are another fun way to visit different parts of the bay.
Or enjoy a day on the water. A day sail in San Diego can easily include open ocean sailing with views of Hotel del Coronado, Point Loma Lighthouse and the Los Coronados Islands of Mexico or a scenic sail by the San Diego waterfront with features like the historic Star of India, the USS Midway museum and the Coronado Bay Bridge.
Gemini Catamarans Announces New Dealer in California
SAN DIEGO, California, July 21, 2015 — Gemini Catamarans is pleased to announce the selection of The Catamaran Company as their authorized dealer in California.
Following over a decade of successful years of representation of the Gemini brand in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic states, The Catamaran Company has expanded into the western market with a location in Shelter Island, California, a community of San Diego.
“The Catamaran Company is the worldwide leader in all aspects of the catamaran market,” says Gemini Catamarans President Laura Hershfeld. “The success of our Gemini models is highly dependent on our dealer network. Having The Catamaran Company, the world’s largest retailer of new and brokerage catamarans, strengthens our position in the western United States.”
California native, previous Gemini owner and yacht broker, Monte Cottrell, will be heading up the San Diego office. “We feel Monte’s understanding of both the west coast market and the Gemini buyer will be a great asset to The Catamaran Company and Gemini Catamarans as we expand our marketing efforts to the west coast,” stated The Catamaran Group President Hugh Murray.
Laura Smith Hershfeld’s most recent design influence can be seen throughout the Legacy model. From the cockpit to the salon to the master stateroom, she has a strong understanding of use of space and the importance of light. The company believes these attributes along with the ease of sailing and effortless movement will be well received. Add to the mix that this will be the first time a Catalina Yachts built Gemini Legacy 35 will be available for viewing in its home state of California, Gemini Catamaran owners and enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to. Expected delivery is mid-August 2015.
About Gemini Catamarans
Gemini catamarans have been built in the United States since 1981. Original Performance Cruising founder Tony Smith moved his entire family across a temperamental Atlantic Ocean to build a better boat and further introduce the United States, specifically the Chesapeake, to multihulls. Gemini Catamarans’ history spans more than three decades, taking the company through water, fire and more than one economic downturn. Not only has the company survived but thrived now dotting the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers with over 1,200 Gemini catamarans from the 3000 model to the Legacy 35.