There's been much talk about cats lately, if "cats" can be taken to mean catamarans. As in two-hulled vessels. As in the choice of the America's Cup powers-that-be who have chosen to race the next go-round in catamarans, much to the chagrin of some in the yachting community.
"Bingo"... that's sweet.
"This Side Up" ... one would hope (!), and not just for cats, though they tend to land that way.
Although the name came from Tamil, the modern catamaran came from the South Pacific. English visitors applied the Tamil name catamaran to the swift, stable sail and paddle boats made out of two widely separated logs and used by Polynesian natives to get from one island to another.
The design remained relatively unknown in the West for almost another 200 years, until an American, Nathanael Herreshoff, began to build catamaran boats of his own design in 1877 (US Pat. No. 189,459), namely 'Amaryllis', which immediately showed her superior performance capabilities, at her maiden regatta (The Centennial Regatta held on June 22, 1876, off the New York Yacht Club's Staten Island station). It was this same event, after being protested by the losers, where Catamarans, as a design, were barred from all the regular classes and they remained barred until the 1970s.