Livingston Power Cats Since 1967
Since 1967 Livingston Boats has been known for integrity, reliability, and affordability. With 75,000 customers we are the largest cat boat brand in the World.
In January 2010, Livingston Boats became part of The PowerCat Group, and relocated operations to Tarboro, North Carolina. The PowerCat Group is committed to educating boaters about the advantages of the catamaran hull.
Whether your desires are for family fishing fun, a dinghy or tender for a yacht, we feel confident that there is no better choice than Livingston Boats.
GREAT ENTRY BOATS
Easy to drive, handle, and drive on your trailer.
The Livingston family of power cat boats feature the stability and soft ride of the big power cats, at a small power cat boat price.
With 90% of the power cat sales throughout the World, PowerCat USA have the experience and range to satisfy the discerning power cat owner from their entry range of Livingston Cats to their versatile Carolina Cats, high performance World Cats and luxury Glacier Bay Cats.
Design and Construction
All Livingston Boats are designed and manufactured with catamaran hull designs and extra wide beams. The result is a soft ride with unequalled stability, safety and comfort.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & SPEED
With less wetted surface and therefore less resistance, Livingston Boats are able to run farther and faster with less power and fuel.
What's the difference between a standard hull and a reinforced hull?
A fiberglass material called coremat is laminated into the hull side to add stiffening. This extra stiffening is especially important for Livingstons that will be stored on the transom of larger boats using the Weaver Davit System. The reinforcement adds weight to the hull and is not desirable for customers who carry their boats on a roof rack. A standard hull does not have the added coremat.
How are Livingston Boats constructed?
All Livingston boats are manufactured out of molded fiberglass. Livingston has molds for each of the different models we build. Before the actual fiberglass lay-up process can begin, the molds are carefully inspected for flaws and blemishes and then waxed and hand buffed to a high sheen. Then the prepared mold is rolled into our lamination room where gel-coat is sprayed into the mold.
Gel-coat is essentially polyester resin with pigments in it, which becomes the shiny white exterior finish of the boat. After the gel-coat has cured, a thin veil of chopped strand and resin are rolled out by hand to insure the fiberglass materials are applied tightly into all the molds seams and features. After the veil layer has cured, more chopped strand and resin are applied and woven roving is laid over the top. The roving is expertly worked by hand to insure the resin is applied evenly throughout the lay-up.
Next, the pre-molded foam flotation blocks and floorboards are installed and glassed into place. The boat is now allowed to cure in the mold. The final step in the lamination process is to spray base-coat and web the interior of the boat. Once the interior gel-coat has cured, the mold, and the newly manufactured boat in it, is rolled out of the lamination room where the boat is popped out of the mold. The boat is set on a hull cart and inspected before it is moved to the assembly area. The empty mold is routed back through the lamination process. In the assembly area the hardware and optional components are installed on the hull. When the hardware installation is complete the boat is inspected again and then routed to inventory or tagged for immediate shipment.