The Montauk Catamaran Company Chronicles, 10/11/15: Updates and Full Steam Ahead


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    Congrats and godspeed!

    “Certified for 100” – “100” doesn’t refer to # of passengers, I assume, based on the photo at top, so what does it refer to? Displacement?Report

    • Avatar David Ryan in reply to Glyph says:

      Based on our approved structure and stability calculations, Mon Tiki Largo’s provisional certification from the USCG is for 100 passengers. This will be finalized based on the boat’s actual displacement.

      For comparison’s sake, Mon Tiki has just under 500 square feet of deck space and is certified for 49 passengers. Mon Tiki Largo just over 1500 square feet of deck space. The Coast Guard doesn’t pull these figures out of their ass. They’re based on how much weight a boat can carry without sinking or capsizing with a generous safety margin, and how much deck space each passenger has (18″ per seat or 10 square feet per person). We’ve done trips on Mon Tiki with up to 46 passengers. It’s crowded, just like a bus at max capacity is crowded, but it works.Report

  2. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Weird. Just yesterday I noticed the absence of Montauk posts and was wondering how your season went and etc. Thanks for the update. And good luck with the new boat build.Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    Congrats on a successful season & IP defense!

    Once I get my release done at the end of the month, I should have something for you pretty quick.Report

    • That will be fun to see. The most important thing in smacking down the spurious trademark claim is the fact that we’ve been registered with NYS since 2011 as The Montauk Catamaran Company LLC and paying people with a checking account under that name for as long.

      But where the perjurious part comes into play, OG was invaluable. Because OG has such a high google ranking and my posting here it’s impossible for anyone to claim beyond a reasonable doubt that they were “unaware of any competing claim for The Montauk Catamaran Company”. Google it and see for your self.Report

  4. Avatar william zirimis says:

    hello captain ryan bill zirimis here very interested to work @ the boatshop to help build the catamaran! my mom from Germany maiden name is bootz as her ancesters built ships.So as soon as can send my info would like to come for an interview and can start asap.thank you my contact # IS 631–294–8706Report