Designed and developed in Norway by Hydro Design AS since 1985, Cormate offer a bespoke built, classically styled range of high performance family sports boats. Hydro-Design was founded in 1985 by Egil Ranvig. Together with his friend Tom Martens Meyer, he developed the enterprise from producing affordable waterski boats to increasingly sophisticated racing boats. These boats won countless Offshore races, including European and World championship races and they also set world speed records. Taking all his experience from offshore racing Egil Ranvig set upon the quest to make some of the most beautiful and fastest daycruisers in the world. And that’s how it all started for Cormate.From 1989, Hydro Design also began to produce center console boats. The first models, F-18 and F-20 are today sought after classics. With ever new models being produced, the company evolved to become a distinct player among recreational boat manufacturers. In 1999, Ranvig sold the manufacturing rights and left the business, but missing royalty payments resulted in Ranvig regained the production rights and his old brand name. Later the Hydrolift name and the rights to T-30 and S-24 hulls were taken over by Bård Eker, who has since then run the Hydrolift company to its new heights. Hydro Design continued to produce the original models and new RIB’s under the name Stormway. This business was sold fairly quickly and the idea of yet another brand was conceived. Along with Frode Svendsen, his old brother in arms from the Hydrolift era, Ranvig could now realize the dream of a new concept. The goal was to produce quality boats with excellent seaworthiness and timeless lines, but with a revolutionary layout adapted for today’s lifestyle. These boats were entirely constructed by CAD/CAM, without ties to former construction and building techniques – the Cormate boats saw the light of day. By the première display at the international Norwegian Boat Show in 2006, the CormateT-28 was awarded the “The Boat of the Year” prize.