About Us


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…

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Brent Vaughan – Sydney (Director) 0418 670 751 brent@multihullcentral.com

Brent was born with sailing in his blood and saltwater in his veins. 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 led 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).

 

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Andrew McLeod – Product Manager, Aquila – Sydney 0497 178888  amcleod@multihullcentral.com

Andrew, from a very young age had the passion and love for all things maritime, so at the first opportunity he purchased a boat.

His first love was a neglected and little understood Swiftcraft Stiletto. Andrew returned this little beauty to her former glory and as a result experienced, with family and friends, fantastic times in some of the most picturesque, hidden Australian waterways. As any boat owner will tell you, “you’re always looking for your next boat”. Those next included a Ramsay Rebel, Lewis Fireball, Riviera 33 and a Peter Cole designed Traditional 30.

After many passages including the NSW/Qld coast, Whitsundays, Greek Islands, Lord Howe Island, the coast of Brittany, English Channel and on to Rotterdam there came a “light bulb” moment.  There is only one way to go – “the business class of cruising” – a Catamaran!

Toying with the idea of building his own luxury multihull, he soon realised a new, hi quality, proven production catamaran is the best choice.  Who could go past a Privilege 465? She arrived in plenty of time for the New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations of 2000!

Many years later and after a worldwide search for the best cruising power boat, Andrew has found his next maritime love, an Aquila 44.

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Andrew Crawford – Brisbane 0402 345 245           andrew@multihullcentral.com

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.

 

 

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Terry Jones – Melbourne 0408 336 626                terry@multihullcentral.com

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.

 

 

Patrick

Patrick Darling – Western Australia 0418 887 911 patrick@multihullcentral.com

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

 Phil Day – Brisbane 0409 598 871                              phil@multihullcentral.com

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.

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas – New Zealand   +64 3 546 6976 stevethomas@nzboatsales.com

 

Steve Thomas “the tactician” at NZ Boat Sales has seen business go from strength to strength since the doors first opened as Optimum Marine & Shipbrokers at Nelson Marina. Sadly, Steve’s dad, Don Thomas, who founded the business in 1993, passed away this year. Steve has now taken the reins and is working hard on an improved “customer focused” approach. He likes to offer plenty of free information to help people make the best decisions when buying or selling boats.

Steve trained in marine engineering after leaving school, before moving on to a career in theatre lighting. He still enjoys this as a hobby, along with cruising local waters in his classic launch “Seabird”. Steve’s interest in multihulls is developing rapidly. He says ” after sailing on a new Outremer 49 it was obvious to me that monohulls will be left in their wake. Bring on the revolution!”

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