Originally Posted by John Kennett
You won't find many owners because there's only a handful of Hysucats around, although there are probably more of them in South Africa where they originated.
People who like them rave about them and don't understand why anyone would want an old tech monohull, but they've never caught on over here and as far as I know the only ones sold have been demo boats.
There was a user many years ago by the name of Charles. He had a 6.5 and absolutely raved about it, but was much less happy when he "upgraded" to an 8m boat. He posted loads of pictures but unfortunately managed to delete them all in a fit of pique before he left the forums in a strop!
Charles the person that you stated was somehow involved with the Hysucat imports quite a few years ago I never met him and I don't know the full story at that time ( the 8 mtr was then a TRI hull and not a cat ) between then and 2008 there was a lot of sell outs, mould sales to different people law suits and all kinds of funny stuff going on which prevented the designs making their mark as they should have done.When my company in 2008 bought ALL the moulds and rights to the Hysucat and poured money into the extension of the ranges and into marketing with shows around the world ,sea works Isle of white ribfest where we had the new 8 mtr CAT and a new 6.6 plus a 6.5 on the dry , the newer 8.5 not yet at that point having been built .
I developed cancer and at that point the UK collapsed and investors held onto the moulds in SA
They are now being built and sold through XS Marine And Kamalde in Germany the build sites hold all the moulds and rights for all the models and build to FULL CE specs one in South Africa still and larger builds somewhere else I think but not as yet built in U.K ( in fact they are all for sale at the moment at lower costs that were before ) in some cases half the costs were in u.k