Our Story

James Keay (owner & designer) designed the CRUISECAT  back in 2000 with the first vessel coming off the floor in 2002.  I have always been passionate about the marine industry since I was 7 years old where I built my first boat out of fence palings back in New Zealand, I even took a bet with my father that the vessel would float, although it was all of my pocket money.  50 years later, I still get the same enjoyment of creating and designing vessels for the private and commercial sector for Australian waters.  I am very passionate about my designs in creating the perfect vessel for my clients and continue to work with them very closely.


In 2006, I was awarded “Apprenticeship Trainer of the Year” award, the 3 apprentices are now fully qualified and still working within the marine industry as shipwrights.  In 2008, I was awarded “Business Of The Year Award” and “Manufacturing/Engineering Award”  for the Cruisecat vessel design.  We as a business need to continue to strive to keep the marine industry alive and thriving.

Pacific Blue Cruisecat is not looking to become a major boat manufacturer but a boutique builder where they can meets client's requirements by developing a vessel that would cater for everyone in the market place.  We make first class Australian made products located in Horizon Shores Marine, in the Gold Coast region.  We have recently moved to larger facilities in order to cater for the current production program.  The facilities provided at Horizon Shores marina, with great management and staff in nothing short of excellent, it has that great community vibe.  At these facilities we also provide clients with aftermarket support where we can manage your vessel if moored at the marina.   We also have a aftermarket support to help both the boat builder and the DIY clients with our Boat Builders Warehouse Shop, Pacific Paint & Fibreglass.

Within our business structure we also facilitate a marine survey division and marine consulting services.  It is important to have a detailed inspection of a marine vessel in order to ensure that the vessel is safe for the conditions in which it is designed, and what repairs or maintenance is required.  Always ensure that if you are purchasing a vessel or going to undertake repairs – always check.  Some of our associates are accredited naval architects and marine surveyors, AMSA approved.   Should you have problems or any queries in relation to mono/multihulls vessel we are more than happy to assist with professional advice. 


If you are after the perfect multihull to suit your requirements then look no further than the CRUISECAT  POWER CAT.  

Talk to us about what best suits your needs.

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