Airborne Marine first started as a dream of a man whose needs could not be met. Randy Linebauch sought the speed of a high-performance racing catamaran with the creature comforts of a cruiser. Having invested countless hours and dollars in "compromise" boats, he came to the realization that the product he desired simply did not exist and began the quest to create the perfect marriage of performance and comfort.
The end result is a product that will withstand the closest scrutiny, from the cleanliness and accessibility of the engine compartment, to the flawless finish which can only be produced by a flawless mould.... A product which will withstand the closest inspection by the most discriminating of buyers.
To build a limited-production, high performance ocean catamaran, which could be tailored to the customer's specific needs in terms of power and appointments, while not sacrificing performance or workmanship in any fashion whatsoever.
Unfortunately in 2004 Randy died in a boat testing accident, never being able fulfill his dream of building a true limited production high tech performance ocean catamaran.
Nearly 15 years after the original Airborne Marine Boats hit the waters, no other boat manufacture has made a better rough water handling hull.
The design of the 50' Flat Deck moved the engine compartments bulkhead forward approximately two feet for a considerable increase in engine compartment space and possibilities.
The hull height from shear-line to chine has been reduced seven inches with no change in tunnel or running surface specifications, along with a 30% reduced weight over the SC-530. Now with a full 3/4" thick wrap around windshield, all passengers enjoy a better boating experience.
Plans are currently being completed for a re-introduction of the 50 Flat Deck, solely using carbon fiber and high density foam cores. This will lighten the hull even further without affecting the stability that is one of the Airborne Marine trademark. Utilizing our 40,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility. The facility also houses a custom computer controlled oven so that the entire composite hull can be properly cured. Each part then moves on to the computer-controlled oven for curing. This heating and cooling process facilitates the maximum strength of the epoxy hull.