KSS C O N T A C T S
ArleeDesign is a new company established in 2012 by Liviu and Oana Armeanu with the intention of providing houseboats and
small craft designs. And not by chance (Liviu is part of Kelsall design team), the majority of designs will be composite and will be KSS!
From their website arleedesign.com: “Our flagship products are houseboats and floating structures near
or onto the water. The houseboat designs we create focus on the possibilities of water not only as viabile living or working space
but also as an exploring and adventure opportunity. Houseboats as a way of life!”
Ph (910) 2073338
Pip is a Kiwi boat builder who operated Thin Air Boat Repair for a number of years.
She hosted the third KSS workshop in Loveland, Colorado. The first six months of 2007, she spent
in Shanghai where she put together a KSS P39 power catamaran. Her job there included instructing
a large workforce in the KSS procedures on top of overseeing the boat building. During 2009 she oversaw the
build of the KSS 11m mono hull in Merida, Mexico.
Talk to Pip about any aspect of building KSS designs.
Alice Castanheira and Edgard Malta
Marine engineer and experienced drafts person (respectively), Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alice and Edgard spent a year involved with both designing and building using the KSS methods.
Both are fluent in English and Portuguese. They are in a position to assist anyone on the
S. American continent in any aspect of building KSS catamarans. You will enjoy talking to
either of this friendly couple.
Designer from Western Australia
Most people involved with multihulls will know Rob for his proas. When I first invited Rob to
join us at a workshop a couple of years back, his response was that "he was not about to pay to
help build someone else’s boat". Talk to him today for a view of KSS, which comes as a result of
applying KSS to a 15m hull for his own proa. This is the first non Kelsall KSS built and has
been interesting and enjoyable for us. We look forward to more like this.
Bader Catamarane e.K, Germany
Ph 0049 0 3490165170
Burkhard Bader began selling plans and building a few Kelsall cats about 30 years ago in Kiel,
after first building his own Kelsall 39 cat. Having sold his business, which was primarily
involved with work which started as panels on a large mould table, Burkhard is seeking new
fields. His business is up and running very well, now with advanced engineering capabilities.
If you would just like to talk or to get assistance, make contact. Spoken languages: English,
German, Russian. Written Languages: English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French.
KSS C O N T A C T S
Ballotta Catamarans, Peru
Although exceedingly busy in running his successful boat building business in Peru,
Giorgio always seems to find time to talk to others. His comment on KSS is that it has
transformed his business. The quality, the value and the reliability he has demonstrated
to date is "second to none ", to quote an independent observer. Call whether you need a
price for a finished catamaran or just to talk to someone who is using KSS to its best
advantage. Languages – English, Spanish and Italian.
Rudolf Vol Burg
Rudolf came half way round the World to see KSS at the Coffs Harbour workshop. Another man
who talks our language and a man you would want to have alongside you in any build project.
Plenty of experience and tells me he likes the ongoing refinement situation we have with KSS.
After just one week in Coffs, I have no hesitation in recommending Rudolf for almost any boat
project. He is now our representative in Holland and hopefully kits or full build will be
available in the future.
Ryan is Chinese, but fluent in English. He has been the main contact during the
build of the KSS P39 and Pip’s interpreter for most of the six months in build
in Shanghai. A university teacher but with the experience of building from our
first visit to seeing the complete boat take shape.
Derek's son Liam has spent time designing, building and sailing Kelsall cats. Has built
own KSS projects – in UK, The Sechelles and Vienna. Involved in the construction
industry for last dozen years. Not right up to date on resin infusion and the
latest shaping process except from our reports.
Jim and Jane Horner
Owners and builders of KSS Suncat 40. Living their dream of sailing around the world.
Designer, Tacoma, Washington
Tom has been with us on a number of occasions in the US since 2000, he has hosted workshops
and he has built a KSS 39. Tom is happiest when he is solving boat building problems.
He might be persuaded to give you a hand in getting started on your project.