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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

New Muddy Water 38-foot catamaran adds to tour boat fleet


September 14, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Muddy Water's Island Cat returns to Wrangell from its inaugural trip on Aug. 23 to Anan Wildlife Observatory. The boat's double hull makes for a smoother ride across the water, while dual 425-horsepower Yamaha outboard motors power the 38-foot boat, which can carry 21 passengers

A dream that started eight years ago smoothly sailed into reality in August.

Last month, Muddy Water Adventures introduced the newest addition to its fleet: A 38-foot-long catamaran dubbed Island Cat. The new boat is the realization of owner Zach Taylor's nearly decade-long dream.

"About eight years ago, I got passed by two of these boats that are smaller than (my new one) in front of town," Taylor said. "I was slogging along in five-foot waves in a jet boat, and they passed me, and the (pilot) had an open cup of coffee in his hand."

Taylor said that moment was an epiphany. "Whatever that i...

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