All American Marine
- survey equipment
- onboard information systems
- communication systems
Bellingham WA 98225
All American Marine, Inc., (AAM) is an internationally recognized and award winning boat builder with over 26 years experience in the design and construction of aluminum monohull and multihull boats. AAM has specialized in 30’ to 134’ state-of-the-art hydrofoil-assisted catamarans and traditional monohulls for the passenger, workboat, research, survey, and fishing industries. All American Marine’s production facility is located along the shore side of Bellingham Bay in Bellingham, Washington, approximately 85 miles North of Seattle. Each vessel is built in a state-of-the-art 22,000, sq. ft. heated production facility. AAM has aligned with naval architecture firm, Teknicraft Design, of Auckland New Zealand to exclusively provide a high performance hydrofoil-assisted catamaran hull design in North America.
Under the leadership of owner and CEO, Matt Mullett, AAM maintains a comprehensive and full time staff of 45 employees with extensive experience in: aluminum fabrication, welding, propulsion systems, hydraulics, navigation and communication systems, carpentry, and onboard information systems. In addition to the production crew, AAM’s management team covers the areas of sales and marketing, purchasing, technical management, project management, and production. AAM ensures the highest level of quality and craftsmanship by incorporating all aspects of production in-house. All construction practices are in accordance with USCG regulations or Classification Society standards.
The Florida II features the highly successful Teknicraft Design signature hull shape. Teknicraft’s unique design utilizes hydrodynamic lift produced by a hydrofoil that is affixed amid-ship between the two demi-hulls. The hydrofoil displaces approximately one-third of the vessel’s weight, which in turn reduces water being displaced by the hull and results in a smaller wake wash. Smaller wake wash mitigates environmental concerns about shoreline damage caused by the large wakes of other more conventional type catamarans. The foil also significantly enhances the performance of the vessel. The hull form is a semi-planing type catamaran. It employs a combination of symmetrical and asymmetrical sponson shapes, thereby combining the attributes of both shapes into one hull. The symmetrical bow-section ensures directional stability in short swell conditions and following seas, while the asymmetrical amidships and aft sections ensure softness of ride and reduced wetted area which enhances comfort and economy. The catamaran hull has a high tunnel ceiling with a large opening between the sponsons, which allows free movement of wind-waves without slamming on the wet-deck. Also, horizontal steps on the inside of the tunnel walls act both as chines to deflect green water from the hull surface, and to break up the solid water into spray. The high beam to length ratio of the catamaran hull provides a large deck area for placing survey equipment, deck cargo, or other supplies.