Business History &
How We Work With You
Welcome to the Multimarine
The UK's Multihull Specialist
Multimarine are the leading design and composite construction specialists in Britain, manufacturing both power and sailing vessels
for private and commercial use.
Multimarine offers an exceptional service with an in-house design, development and manufacturing team all in one place. Our team have decades of experience and have produced a wide range of different vessels, supplying everything from initial concept to highly finished luxury yachts. We have the facilities and skills to build composite tooling, moulds and components, composite hull and deck mouldings, full interior fit outs in composite or wood, and carbon foils, masts and booms. Beyond marine, Multimarine have produced tooling and parts for varied custom and production projects within the automotive and industrial sectors.
Within the marine industry, we have produced some of the most innovative boats ever built in the UK, winning several awards. Our boats also win races, regularly competing in world-class events with our clients.
In-house brands include:
• Dazcat, the fastest and lightest bridge deck cruising catamarans on the market, proven by their racing history
• Powercat, which has a range of production and bespoke vessels from 5 - 25m in length, serving the needs of private individuals and commercial organisations
• R boats custom built performance ribs, up to 8.5m in length
• VSV powerboat, an innovative, offshore design for long distance motor cruising
Our custom projects have produced an array of award winning yachts for private individuals focusing on innovation, design and performance. In addition to these, we have built for established marine brands, including Broadblue Catamaran’s flagship, the Rapier 550, and the Taylor Davidson 531 luxury catamaran.
In the beginning
In the beginning there was Dazcat. Back in 1987 Darren Newton was building his first Dazcat designs. These started to create a following, and as his business expanded he started working with other designers. So Dazcat became our design brand, and we started Multimarine Composites in 1999 to build other people’s boats. Simon Baker became a director of Multimarine and, as this also grew with the purchase of Powercats in 2010 and the Multihull Centre in 2013, the expansion of business services made it a little confusing for our clients. Were we Dazcat, Powercat, Multimarine or the Multihull Centre?
To make it less confusing, in 2013 we consolidated the different businesses by operations. There are now three businesses, to make it clear to everyone, and to allow further investment in each section.
Multihull Centre Ltd
Runs the boat yard and workshops, storage, moorings, marina, pontoon & quay berthing and handles all boat movements in and out the water. The first point of contact for both brokerage boats and new production Dazcat and Powercats. These are all now displayed on the Multihull Centre website and we exhibit at all shows under the Multihull Centre brand, so we can present the full range of services and product we offer.
Multimarine Manufacturing Ltd
Offers design consultancy, custom boatbuilding, manufacturing and service work, done on site at the Multihull Centre. Multimarine also supplies all parts and labour for each project, and bills for them to each client account held at Multihull Centre Brokerage and Sales ...
Multihull Centre Sales and Brokerage Ltd
A client account holding company which only trades within our group, giving full client security as all goods and funds are held in your name until your vessel is launched. We are boat builders not bankers and, having seen over the years many small - and large - boat builders go out of business leaving clients without their boat or money, we have developed a client account system based on an open book system, for peace of mind for our clients and us.
Client account system
How this works: at each stage of the contract you pay into your client account to the agreed schedule. The account must be positively funded or we simply do not start the next section of work and the delivery schedule is changed.
As each part of the boat is built component parts are purchased and marked, giving you ownership throughout the build at all times. No other project, or late payment by any other, can affect your project. As we run multiple projects simultaneously, this is important. By using this system risk is removed completely.
We do not cash flow each project ourselves using banks - costing more - or jiggle money from one project to another. Cash flow issues are removed, making the build process smooth and efficient as we can purchase parts in bulk and in time. This has become an issue with most companies, due to just in time processes and the lack of stock held by suppliers. Buying in bulk and paying upfront, having good discounts and excellent relations with our suppliers, we get the maximum discount which directly benefits you by having better kit at trade costs.
We developed this client account system back in 2000 and are still using it. It’s worked well for both client and us. We are now one of the longest established yards building boats in the UK, and have completed many different vessels for very happy clients, with project costs ranging from £50k to £2m.
For more information or references, feel free to contact Simon
In The Beginning
Client Account System
Managing Director: Darren Newton
Director: Simon Baker
Co Reg Address:
Metropolitan House, 37 The Millfields, Plymouth PL1 3JB
Co Reg No: 6948113
Vat No: 973 5864 69
Multimarine, c/o Multihull Centre, Foss Quay, Mill Road
Tel: 01752 823513
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Opening Times: By Appointment
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