Aspen’s C107 jumps right out at boat buyers—it’s a power proa with asymmetrical hulls. Close inspection reveals that it delivers outstanding economy, exhibits excellence in rigging and construction, and is put together by people who really know boats.

But just what the heck is going on with two hulls of different sizes?

A catamaran is a boat with two hulls, used primarily because long and skinny hulls often prove easier-riding platforms than wider, shorter hulls. (Ever see a beamy go-fast boat?) The aspect of two skinny hulls connected by a deck often delivers excellent ride quality and a beamier boat overall, displacement-to-length ratios, yadda, yadda.

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