Cruise in style on the 55 foot Kitchell Boatworks, custom designed, “Costa Cat” catamaran!

Inspired by a visit to Costa Rica, brothers Jim and Joe Kitchell decided to combine their years of experience and expertise to design, and custom build, the Costa Cat catamaran. Their dream was realized in 2016 and travellers from around the world are now able to experience the Kitchell Brother’s boating passion for themselves. Custom built by Jim and Joe here in Herradura, the Costa Cat was created to US Coast Guard Safety Standards and exceeds the safety requirements of the Costa Rican Coast Guard. 

With an impressive array of watercraft and composite lightweight construction experience,  Jim and Joe decided to use the most modern and creative techniques when putting together Costa Cat! You’ll notice a comfortable, first class airplane style interior cabin, twin hull design for smooth cruising, and ample space for guests to lounge in the sun and open sea air, or relax inside in the fully air conditioned cabin. 

The Kitchell Brothers have a shop here in Herradura and are continuing to design and build custom boats that will cruise in Costa Rica. You can find Joe’s boat craftsmanship all over the world, including locations in Key West Florida, the Virgin Islands and Panama City. His main shop is located in California where he is doing some amazing and cutting edge composite construction! 

Passenger safety and comfort is the first priority here at Costa Cat, and this shines through in their design concept.

Expertly built by our family so that your family can enjoy Costa Rica to the fullest, Costa Cat is proud to welcome you aboard!


Hop on-board Costa Cat and leave your worries behind. Our staff will pamper you with complimentary coffee, soft drinks, rum punch, water, margaritas and exquisite cuisine. You’re on vacation! Let us worry about the details, and simply enjoy your day in paradise!