The Balance 421 and 451 are built in China for Balance Catamarans by Startown Marine Ltd, currently among the highest volume production builders of exported fiberglass pleasure boats 30 feet or greater in China. They recently completed a 5,500 square meter expansion of enclosed factory space dedicated to the manufacture of Balance catamarans.
Startown Marine is owned by Partners Lee Xinxiang and Micah Zimmerman and both have worked together for five years in the field of performance catamaran manufacturing and have built over 40 Rodger Hill-designed power
catamarans built to date.
Lee is General Manager of Balance 42 and 45 Production. He is among the most experienced boat builders in China. Lee established Arrowcat's Startown Marine factory in Juhai China in 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing and production engineering.
Lee holds a BSC in Shipbuilding Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China. Lee has advanced training in 3D computer modeling (Rhino and AutoCad) and CNC operations. Lee is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese). Prior to co-founding Startown, he was in charge of some of the most impressive builds in China, including the 68' Clipper Round-the-World Racing Yachts (Dubois design) as well as the mould making, boat building, production schedule, and quality control for each of the ten Clippers that were built. Lee was also in-charge of communication and negotiation with the designers and the owner, as well as local and international purchasing for the project. He also built the female tools for a 60-foot powercat while serving as General Manager for Winfair Marine, and built two TCB 72' steel round the world racing sailboats for the Global Challenge. As General Manager of the Yacht Division of Jiangmen Shipyard, he oversaw the construction of the 70' Sailing Yacht "Winds of Time."
Michah Zimmerman, a passionate multihull sailor on a range of catamarans and trimarans, was born and raised in USA, was educated at Tufts University, and has lived and worked in China for over 15 years. He founded three successful businesses in China, including Arrowcat Marine, and has years of experience training and deploying the Chinese workforce. He currently lives in Beijing.
For additional details or questions, please contact The Multihull Company, the exclusive dealer for Balance Catamarans worldwide, at +1-215-508-2704 or inquire here.
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