ACI-In the News

ACI Boats launches catamaran Klondike Kate

April 28, 2018



WTC Weekend 2017

Rolled into town midday Thursday with most of my crew for the weekend…Had some of the typical pre-fishing set up to take care of: cleaning the boat, organizing terminal gear, tying on new leaders. We have 31 rod holders up top and we filled them all.

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Alaskan Charter Sport Fishing Boat Powers Up with Volvo Penta and Pacific Power Group

A new charter fishing boat built by ACI Boats and recently delivered to Puffin Fishing Charters will be taking fishermen on more thrilling fishing adventures with its new Volvo Penta engines from Pacific Power Group. The aluminum 36’, 12-passenger Sorceress will take Puffin’s guests out on Resurrection Bay and the waters near Seward, Alaska for world-class salmon, halibut, rockfish and cod fishing…

“We designed a charter fishing boat for Puffin Charter Tours that provides rugged stability and strength. The fuel efficiency of its D6 Volvo Penta engines and their unbeatable uptime are a perfect match for the day-to-day needs of Puffin Charter Tours,” said Cory Armstrong at ACI Boats.

ACI Boats, a partner of Pacific Power Group, designed and built the boat at their Port Townsend, Wash., yard. The Sorceress is fully outfitted for fishing charter charters with fish lockers, bait locker, fish cleaning station and rod holders. Construction of the boat was completed in May and it was delivered to Puffin Marine in early June…

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ACI Boats unveils trailerable Ocean Class Recreational Sport Catamaran 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 catamaran 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 ACI Boats at 360-385-1203.

ACI Boats Launches

PT business expands to build high-speed aluminum catamarans

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 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.

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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.

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David Sellars’ On the Waterfront Column:
As cutter launches, Port Townsend boatbuilding company floats in
Peninsula Daily News (January 10, 2016)


first pic is of Navy patrol boat being hauled out on tuesday morning

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.

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New Port Townsend business plans to build boats, create jobs

Peninsula Daily News (January 9, 2016)


(Charlie Bermant/Peninsula Daily News) Team Jefferson CEO Peter Quinn, left, is briefed about aluminum boat design by Armstrong Consolidated President Cory Armstrong. The company, newly located in the Boat Haven, is expected to provide 30 new jobs.

An aluminum-boat-building company has taken residence in the Boat Haven, with the eventual goal of creating 30 family-wage jobs.

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