Cape Dory Cruisers and Catamarans to make U.S. debut at Miami show

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Cape Dory Cruisers and Catamarans will make its U.S. debut at the Miami International Boat Show, which runs Feb. 14-18.

A division of Madison Bay Holdings, the company will display the full range of Cape Dory catamarans, from 42 to 75 feet. The boats are built by Ocean Winner, Chonburi, Thailand.

Ocean Winner founder James Dewing will introduce 65- and 75-foot Generation 4 models. The boats are built of composite construction to ISO Class I Offshore Certification.

“I’ve been a cat lover all my life,” said Madison Bay Holdings and Cape Dory Cruisers and Catamarans owner Ricardo Ruelos.

After the Miami show the company, plans to introduce a new series of powerboats from 22 to 36 feet.

Originally headquartered in Seattle, Madison Bay Holdings is a business development company owned and operated by Ruelos, who moved the operation to Sarasota, Fla.

“We built several of them up in Washington,” Ruelos said. “The 25 will phase into production in May or June and should be ready for 2020.”

Ruelos was one of the original shareholders of O’Brien Water Sports and has worked with such boatbuilders as C-Dory, Warlock, Osprey, MasterCraft and Century. Ruelos also served as CEO of Westship.

“The pocket cruisers are fuel efficient and have that Down East style,” Ruelos said. “I like to do things differently than most people. I like to be in the trenches and build up brands in a segment that’s outside of what everybody else is doing.”

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