Cayman Catboat

These small boats ventured off shore hundreds of miles to hunt and fish, as well as being utilized as the Islands’ waterborne pickup trucks, coasting within shallow yards of iron shore, reef and shoal beach. Catboats had blue bottoms to prevent marine life from seeing the boat as it approached, the white bands represent the color of the sky on a clear day and the black bands represent the color of the sky when storm clouds were above. The sharpness of the bow and stern allowed the boat to cut through the water quickly.