No, SCRIMP isn't the southern pronunciation of shrimp. It stands for Seemann Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process.
Here's the official announcement from Pearson Composites about the future of PDQ power catamarans:
Warren, RI, USA -- Pearson Composites, LLC announced today (February 11, 2008) that it has acquired the power catamaran business of PDQ Yachts, Whitby, Ontario, Canada. PDQ has been building catamarans since 1987 and their boats are widely recognized as superb in design, quality and performance.
"We are extremely excited about bringing PDQ into our organization.” said Patrick Burke, CEO of Pearson Composites. “PDQ boats align perfectly with Pearson’s strategy of designing, manufacturing, selling and servicing premium luxury branded products for niche markets. PDQ is a wonderful complement to our Alerion Express sailboat and True North powerboat products. All of these boats compliment the unique yachting interests and lifestyles of our customers”.
Pearson’s experience in building multihulls is not new. For many years they were the exclusive builder of Lagoon Catamarans in the United States. Under Pearson, PDQs will be built using SCRIMP construction which will make the boats even lighter and stronger, and this building process is less harmful to the environment. These factors, combined with the proven low fuel consumption of PDQ’s extremely efficient power catamarans, will give Pearson one of the most environmentally friendly cruising boats available on the market this year. The first Pearson-built PDQs are expected to launch in August 2008.
Burke noted, “The benefits of owning a PDQ Powercat are nothing short of remarkable. These boats deliver approximately 50% more living space than similarly sized monohulls. Draft on both models is well under 3’ so they can safely cruise in waters where other powerboats cannot. Stability is second-to-none, and their overall underway performance spectacular. We are very enthusiastic about how well these boats meet the evolving demands of boating customers.”
The PDQ 34 is equipped with twin Yanmar 110 HP diesels and, while cruising at 15 knots, burns only 4 gallons of fuel per hour - total for both engines! The PDQ 41 is equipped with twin Yanmar 260’s and at a cruising speed of 18 knots burns less than 10 gallons per hour total!