ACI Boats will unveil first trailerable Ocean Class Recreational Sport Cat at the Seattle Boat Show
January 24, 2016
ACI will be unveiling an ocean class trailerable aluminum catamaran at the Seattle Boat Show. Now the recreational boater has access to the kind of proven planning hull designs that law enforcement and passenger vessels have come to rely on over the years in a package topped off with the amenities and comfort demanded by the recreational sport fisherman and their families. This stable high speed aluminum 28’ catamaran comes as either a full width cuddy cabin for the owner who wants more inside living space for cruising or a walk around cabin layout that maximizes outside space demanded by the avid fisherman that still wants the comfort of a pilothouse cabin.
This new sport cat will be unveiled for the first time to the public during the Seattle Boat Show, Jan 27 to Feb.4, 2017 at the ACI Booth # 184 in the North building.For more information contact David Franz 360-979-6297
Port Townsend Leader (July 13, 2016)
Saturday's launch of the 34-foot aluminum catamaran Wild Cat marks the next chapter for ACI Boats' planned line of production aluminum powerboats being built at ACI's Port Townsend Boat Haven facility.
The first hull in the new Alegria series, Wild Cat is soon to be joined by 30- and 36-foot versions; two other standard lines are in the design stages.
ACI President Cory Armstrong sees a bright future in what he calls the "automotive" model of boatbuilding – designing a standard product line with customizable options, allowing buyers to get a vessel that meets their needs at a far lower cost than a custom-designed boat.
Working Waterfront 2016:
Armstrong Consolidated sets up shop; retains Gold Star name for repair business.
Port Townsend Leader (January 27, 2016)
“We’re excited to be here in Port Townsend, to be here working and growing,” said Cory Armstrong, president of Armstrong Consolidated (ACI), builders of new aluminum boats. ACI is occupying the Gold Star Marine buildings along the waterfront at Boat Haven, and did an asset purchase of Gold Star’s name, equipment and some structures. “We’re still operating under the Gold Star name for the service, refit and repair side of the business,” Armstrong said of the business that closed in 2015.
David Sellars' On the Waterfront Column:
As cutter launches, Port Townsend boatbuilding company floats in
Peninsula Daily News (January 10, 2016)
Armstrong Consolidated, a new aluminum boatbuilding company, has signed a lease agreement with the Port of Port Townsend and will begin building welded aluminum catamaran and monohull boats ranging in size from 24 to 60 feet in length under the name ACI. The new company will operate out of the building once occupied by Gold Star Marine and will offer repair and refit for vessels of all sizes. Additionally, ACI will service the existing repair business that Gold Star operated until its closure in October.
New Port Townsend business plans to build boats, create jobs
Peninsula Daily News (January 9, 2016)
An aluminum-boat-building company has taken residence in the Boat Haven, with the eventual goal of creating 30 family-wage jobs.