Just Catamarans History

Both born, raised and married in South Africa, Kent and Belinda Grimbeek decided to take a year to travel before settling down and starting a family. The option to deliver Admiral Yachts’ first Admiral 38 catamaran from Cape Town to the United States came about. In early 1999, Kent and Belinda crossed the Atlantic, Kent with tens of thousands of sea miles under his belt, and Belinda with none. The adventure began.

The catamaran was delivered to a brokerage in Fort Lauderdale to be sold, and this was the beginning of a five-year working relationship with John Sykes, owner of 2Hulls, often referred to as the wise old man of catamarans.

Having each owned their own businesses in South Africa, Kent and Belinda felt the urge to step out on their own once again. Just Catamarans was launched in January of 2004. Another adventure was about to begin.

When Stuart Eichner joined the company as a partner, a strategic partnership was formed with Outremer Catamarans. With the addition of Sales & Marketing President Thomas Chambers, the sales and service team have ramped up their marketing efforts while maintaining the same core values that made Just Catamarans a trusted brand within the catamaran world.

Now, Just Catamarans represents HH Performance catamarans for North America as an exclusive Sales & Service Center.

The beginning

January 1, 2004


  • Just Catamarans is established to offer Catamarans Sales and Service

First Office

January 1, 2005


  • Opens an office in the Lauderdale Marine Center
  • Becomes an approved repair facility for major insurance providers

Service Center

December 1, 2006


  • Becomes a service center for Leopard Catamarans, built by Robertson & Caine, for servicing commissioning and warranty items as requested by the factory and Moorings Brokerage

Outremer Yachting

January 1, 2012


  • Welcomes Stuart Eichner as a partner in the Brokerage Division
  • Becomes the S.E. US Dealer for Outremer Yachting as well as sole US Outremer Service Center

Harbor Towne Marina

January 1, 2013


  • Begins yearly representation at both the Miami and Annapolis Boat Shows
  • Moves location to Harbor Towne Marina in Dania Beach for better ocean access for vessels

10 Years in Business

January 1, 2014


  • 10 years in business,
  • Extra workshop space is leased to accommodate expanding services

Moves to larger office

January 1, 2015


  • Moves to larger office space to accommodate growing brokerage

Fountaine Pajot

January 1, 2016


  • Becomes a service center for Fountaine Pajot catamarans
  • 10 Years as Leopard Catamaran service provider
  • Becomes an authorized dealer for ReLion Batteries

Outremer Catamarans

January 1, 2017


  • Named Exclusive North American Dealers for Outremer Catamarans

Ullman sails

January 1, 2018


  • Welcomes Thomas Chambers as Sales Vice President
  • Becomes an authorized distributor for Ullman sails

15 Years in Business

July 17, 2019


  • 15 Years in Business


January 1, 2022


  • Enters Partnership with HH Catamarans as an Exclusive Sales and Service Center
  • Named official Rainman Watermaker Dealers for South Florida
  • Thomas Chambers named Just Catamarans President – Sales

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