Why should you choose to have your
new boat built in Peru?
We are well known for our quality craftsmanship dating back
to the time of the Incas. Today’s global companies,
that require labor intensive & precise processes are taking
advantage of our craftsmanship and establishing production
plants in Peru. Our crew of carpenters, electricians, metal
fabricators and fiberglass and upholstery experts stand ready
to bring your new boat to life. The combination of our experts,
combined with our edge technology process and the designs
of Derek Kelsall make Peru the best place to fulfill your
What are the advantages?
1)Our boats are competitively priced with any production
boat with similar equipment on the
2) Why? The lower overhead & labor costs when building
in a developing country.
3) Our coastal location very near our capital city of Lima
makes it easy to move materials in
and products out for our customers.
What guarantee do I have that my new
boat will be the best?
1) Our hulls are built with: US Ashland infusion resin,
US Vectorply unidirectional foam and US Divinicell foam.
2) All wiring is made in the US by Dearborn.
3) All masts, all standing & running rigging, all tracks,
trampolines & all deck hardware come from Florida Rigging
& Hydraulics in Riviera Beach, Florida.
4) All working sails, spinnakers & cradle covers come
from Doyle Sailmakers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In addition, Florida Rigging & Hydraulics flies their
riggers in from Florida to inspect and install all of the
masts & rigging.
These are a few examples of the lengths we go to, to guarantee
that your new boat will be truly the best.
Ballotta has an ambitious management team. Our objectives
include major expansion and the maintaining and building on
our reputation for quality and reliability.
We needed a new direction for our boat building business.
For local clients we wished to continue to offer a wide range
of sizes and craft, but were attracted by catamarans. Series
production was not an option due to the investment and the
lack of a proven local market. We had experience of most of
the build methods and we further researched the options.
When we came across the Kelsall Catamaran web-site, our choice
was easy. Here was a company with all the experience in the
World, specializing in catamarans, with stylish designs we
liked the look of and lead by a man who knows more about the
materials and the way to use them than anyone. Everything
we read and saw, just made good sense. All was confirmed at
the KSS workshop in Texas. Instead of the usual very high
labor content and extended delivery times of the popular custom
build methods, we could compete with the series producers
on price and give realistic delivery times. We could even
move towards series production if a particular model proved
to be popular by incorporating part molds for the more complex
The KSS build method uses the latest resin infusion technology.
The materials are the ones that everyone now uses and clearly
the best for catamarans. The wide range of sizes and types,
all use the same materials, the same tooling and the same
methods. Our boat builders quickly became skilled at resin
infusion and find the workshop a more pleasant place to work.
With one catamaran in the water, we have no doubt that we
made the right choice. We can offer either the standard Kelsall
range or a custom design from the most experienced catamaran
designer. We simply could not have done this any other way.
We have three more sailing catamarans in build and are negotiating
others, both power and sail, up to 108ft.