Multihull Central specialises in the sales and servicing of catamarans and trimarans, both new and used, around Australia. With its headquarters at Australia’s only multihull marina in the heart of Sydney Harbour, Multihull Central also extends to all corners of the country with a team of talented, passionate and expert Multihull sailors strategically located around Australia with many decades of experience between them, including…
Brent Vaughan – Sydney (Director) 0418 670 751
Brent was born with sailing in his blood and saltwater in his viens. Spending much of his youth growing up on Great Keppel Island where his family has a beach house, he was naturally drawn to all forms of water-sports from scuba diving to waterskiing, from windsurfing to sailing off-the-beach cats with his friends and family. Learning to sail sabots at the local sailing club at 8 years of age, Brent was attracted to the speed and thrills of catamaran racing and by his teens was sailing Arafura cats and later graduating to Cobras and Nacra’s until he stepped into racing around the country on the Olympic Tornado class and more recently F18 catamarans. However it was onboard his uncle’s yacht that he first got a taste of cruising and the adventure it brings, and after completing a Business degree majoring in Marketing & Tourism, he said goodbye to working at the local marina at Rosslyn Bay where he cut his teeth in the marine industry and immersed himself in managing the marketing and sales efforts of Australia’s most successful sailing boat brand, Seawind Catamarans. Having lead Seawind’s sales through the strongest years of international growth in the company’s 30+ year history, in which time he won multiple industry marketing and export awards for innovative strategies in various international markets including largely the USA, Brent then established Multihull Central to expand his horizons and that of his national sales team that he had hand picked over the past decade. His reputation as one of the industry’s leading marketing specialists is well established over the past 15 years working in the industry, while his multihull experience is extensive with publications such as Club Marine magazine turning to his expertise for articles on multihulls and the America’s Cup. (See his Blog for just some of his articles).
Andrew Crawford – Brisbane 0402 345 245
Andrew has been sailing for forty years and sailing multihulls for the last twenty. He is a nationally published commentator on multihulls and yachting related legislation and policy. He also has undertaken tests of most production cats and tris, as well as many custom boats and it was this experience that lead him to choose a Seawind 1000XL when the time came to buy his long term cruising boat. After a lifetime in law enforcement and a period owning his Seawind, Andrew chose to take on the privilege of representing Seawind in south east Queensland.
Graeme Nolan – Whitsundays 0419 255 957
Graeme Nolan is located in the Whitsundays and is responsible for Sales in QLD from Mackay North, Mining and Whitsunday Charter business. He is also a Whitsunday Escape Bareboat Charter Briefer and has his own Boating Service company maintaining vessels at Able Point Marina, Airlie Beach.
Previously Graeme was the Operations and Customer Relations Manager at Seawind Catamarans for six and a half years at the Russell Vale factory. In 2000 Graeme and two of his mid 20′s children set off to sail the world in 44ft Catamaran, Tempo II. They returned to Sydney after visiting 36 countries in 36 months having sailed 36,000 miles. On that adventure Graeme met his wife Enriqueta who also worked with Seawind.
Terry Jones – Melbourne 0408 336 626
Over the past 7 years Terry has explored the east coast of Australia onboard his Seawind 1000 and more recently Seawind 1250 Catamarans. From north Queensland to Wilson’s Promontory, Terry has thousands of miles under his belt and can count on one hand how many times he has fueled his boat. Terry will be looking after all new and used sales inquiries in Victoria.
Steve Austin – Sydney & Northern NSW 0421 794 733
Having sailed all his life Steve moved into catamarans over a decade ago when he joined the team at Seawind Catamarans and then later worked with Lagoon Catamarans. With a history of repeat customers Steve is often found out sailing with owners in one of his favourite cruising grounds, Sydney Harbour, The Whitsundays or even as far as the south of France. With an extensive experience selling luxury cruising vessels Steve has sold a wide range of boats, from small family cruisers to multimillion dollar yachts and considered one of the best catamaran sales agents in the country.
Patrick Darling – Western Australia 0418 887 911
Patrick Purchased his Seawind 1000 in 2000 and travelled up and down the West Coast of Australia for 7 years before upgrading to a Seawind 1160 in 2007 and then a Seawind 1250 in 2010. He has an intimate knowledge of all three Seawind models as he has owned all three models! Patrick has represented Seawind in Western Australia since 2007 and has continued to sail the west coast. Patrick has a very good knowledge of the waters in Western Australia from The Kimberly through to Geographe Bay including the Abroholos Island, Ningaloo & Shark Bay.
Phil Day - Brisbane 0409 598 871
Phil Day has been involved in the multihull scene for over 30 years starting off in the early days building a Wharram cat in Melbourne then he moved up into a Farrier Trailer Tri 720 the famous “Kneetrembler” and from there on he’s owned, built, cruised, refitted and raced more than 20 Multis of various shapes and sizes. In the early 90’s Phil & his wife sailed to Queensland in a Farrier Command 10 tri and cruised the Australian East Coast as far north as Lizard island and back to Brisbane where they settled and started Multihull Yacht Sales Australia in 1997. Phil has a vast knowledge of multihull design and is a hands on builder of timber and composite construction, is handy with a spray gun, a mig welder or engine maintenance or rebuild. He has also been successful in the multihull racing with first places in many of the major regattas such as the Brisbane to Gladstone, SOMR, Surf to City, Kings Cup etc. He is a Past Commodore of the MYC Qld and currently their club handicapper.So if you want some friendly and qualified advice on the many aspects of multihull sailing Phil is more than happy to have a chat to help you out.