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Argo Yacht Development
4 Cassius Crescent
Somerset West
Western Cape
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0 )82 726 7387
Fax: +27 (0 )86 549 0035
Email: Contact

Argo Yacht Development specializes in the design and custom construction of Power Boats from Displacement to Planing hulls and Catamarans to Mono hulls. Our aim is to supply the correct solution to satisfy our client's needs.


Be it distance, speed, comfort or a combination you are looking for we have a wide range of experience with displacement hulls, planing hulls, mono hulls or catamaran.
Our foil assisted catamarans are some of the most fuel efficient and high performance craft in the industry today.


The term HYSUCAT is a registered trademark of the University of Stellenbosch and is today the general term used for a hydrofoil supported catamaran. In 2004 after the expiry of the HYSUCAT patent, Ben Lochner was one of the first to make use of this now public technology which is currently used worldwide by a number of designers and builders.


Today Argo Yacht Development has developed its own Hydrofoil Supported Technology and has designed and builds its own composite construction foils. These foils make use of CNC cut foil profiles, a distinct advantage above stainless steel constructed foils. Materials used are Epoxy, high density Core cell foam, Carbon, Kevlar and Stainless Steel to create a composite resin impregnated foil.


We use a number of different foil configurations depending on the design requirements and application.