Bill Munson developed the Packcat LC hull design in 1998 as an alternative to mono hull design. This patented twin hull design combines tunnel hull catamaran performance and landing craft capability for the first time. Originally developed as a result of customer requests for a heavy-duty landing craft
with more stability than was offered by a monohull design for the film industry. The resulting design was an all new vessel type that was more stable than flat bottom designs and the tunnel-hull feature was fast and efficient
The Packcat LC was an immediate success and soon became the preferred landing craft design for a host of civilian, commercial and government
landing craft applications. Munson was later granted a US Patent for the Packcat LC design (Pat. No. D438,506S).
Munson Catamaran Development
The Packcat LC offers shallow draft, a very stable
working platform and high performance levels.
Symmetrical hulls create port and starboard
buoyancy points for increased stability and allow
the hull to sit level on the beach if the boat goes
dry on a falling tide.
Packcat's unique tunnel hull design is well suited for a landing craft than a conventional catamaran design, as the wetted tunnel surface better supports weight forward cargo, and takes less powerhold plane with
a heavily loaded boat.
Munson Catamarans were developed to give you the
greatest possible stability when working in demanding
conditions. Our catamaran hulls are engineered to be fast,
get on-plane quickly with little bow rise and to be the most stable
platform possible when stability is of paramount concern. From sport
diving to lifting buoy anchors off of the sea floor, at rest, underway or
loading or unloading cargo from the beach, you can rest assured that a
Munson Catamaran is the king of strength and stability.
MUNSON "PACKCAT" CATAMARANS