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Aussie Couple ‘jags’ Outremer catamaran for YouTube Videos

Aussie Couple ‘jags’ Outremer catamaran for YouTube Videos

YouTube sensation Riley and Elayna of ‘Sailing La Vagabonde’ have just landed a wonderful deal with legendary French catamaran manufacturer, Outremer Yachting, to extend their cruising adventures onboard a new Outremer 45 involving a historic sponsorship deal confirming the power of social media. “We are fans since the beginning and felt their honest and human values meets ours and they might be great ambassadors for Outremer. They had issues finding a loan for their boat, so we stepped in helping them getting a lease” explain Xavier Desmarest, CEO of Outremer. With over two hundred thousand subscribers to their YouTube channel and numerous episodes with well over one million views, La Vagabond leads the growing global trend of intrepid sailors documenting their adventures in incredible locations while on seabbatical, allowing thousands to sample what life is like at sea from the comfort of their homes…

Moreton Bay Multihull Regatta

Moreton Bay Multihull Regatta

Multihull Central is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Moreton Bay Multihull Regatta, which for the first time is open to all multihulls. There will be a Seawind Racing Division and a General Racing Division. This year we are based at The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS), with berthing available at their Marina. There will be a mixture of racing & cruising plus a degree of partying! ENTER HERE The regatta schedule is as follows: Friday 14th October: 1400hrs – “Test & Tune” Afternoon sail starting from Waterloo Bay, an opportunity to tune up & also utilise all sails if desired. 1830 hrs – “Meet the Fleet” BBQ at RQYS where you can get to know your fellow Multihull owners- 2 crew members included in entry fee, extra crew $20/person 1900hrs– Briefing on the Saturday’s racing and activities Saturday 15th October: 1000 hrs…

SEAbbatical Summit in Sydney – another success!

SEAbbatical Summit in Sydney – another success!

Our second SEAbbatical Summit held in Sydney was another resounding success! The aim helping professionals and business owners enrich their lives with an adventure at sea cruising onboard their own boat, before retirement. On Saturday, more than 50 people joined us at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Pittwater, where four speakers and a panel from the Charter industry presented on subjects including Planning a voyage, Purchasing the right boat, Profiting from charter boat programs, Preparing skills and life, and Prospering upon return with an exit plan. The highlights included Jessica Watson presented on her adventures sailing around the world and Craig & Kerry Margetts who circumnavigated Australia with their children, providing incredible real life examples and stories on their adventures. Then on Sunday during a sparkling sunny Sydney day, participants interested in a sea trial came aboard a Seawind 1160 and had the…

The Cat with plenty of PURR – showcasing at Auckland on the water Boat Show

The Cat with plenty of PURR – showcasing at Auckland on the water Boat Show

Appearing for the first time in New Zealand at the Auckland on the water Boat Show September 29-October 2nd 2016 Wide side decks and plenty of handrails – which are all up to Australian commercial survey standards – should keep everyone safe Powered catamarans like the Aquila 44 are comfortable cruising platforms that are growing in popularity for some very good reasons – such as their frugal fuel consumption combined with spacious hulls. Read a review here from Australian Multihull World MHW139-Aquila44 finalAquila 44 – A Cat with a Purr!

5 Top Tips from the SEAbbatical Summit

5 Top Tips from the SEAbbatical Summit

5 Top Tips from the SEAbbatical Summit. Multihull Central recently hosted the first SEAbbatical Summit in Brisbane, with over 70 people attending listening to 6 expert speakers on how to cruise before retirement . Here are just some golden nuggets of information that came from this extraordinary day: 1 – Safety is key when choosing a cat For Pam and Eric Sellix, crossing the South Pacific from Mexico to Australia was just as daunting as it is for most non-sailors, because Pam had never really sailed before they purchased their Seawind 1160 catamaran and had never been cruising before departing on their epic voyage. So for Eric, selecting a boat that would keep them safe and comfortable was paramount and took precedence. When asked what does ‘safe’ mean in terms of a boat, he responded by saying, “I see safety as the construction methods…

SEAbbatical Summit overwhelming success

SEAbbatical Summit overwhelming success

A new type of conference made its world debut on the weekend when Multihull Central hosted the first ‘SEAbbatical Summit’ in Brisbane, aiming to help professionals and business owners enrich their lives with an adventure at sea cruising onboard their own boat, before retirement. A new type of conference made its world debut on the weekend when Multihull Central hosted the first ‘SEAbbatical Summit’ in Brisbane, aiming to help professionals and business owners enrich their lives with an adventure at sea cruising onboard their own boat, before retirement. On Saturday, more than 70 people packed the auditorium at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane where eight speakers presented on five subjects including Planning a voyage, Purchasing the right boat, Profiting from charter boat programs, Preparing skills and life, and Prospering on return with an exit plan. The highlights included Eric and Pam Sellix…

The Cat with plenty of PURR

The Cat with plenty of PURR

Wide side decks and plenty of handrails – which are all up to Australian commercial survey standards – should keep everyone safe Powered catamarans like the Aquila 44 are comfortable cruising platforms that are growing in popularity for some very good reasons – such as their frugal fuel consumption combined with spacious hulls. Read a review here from Australian Multihull World MHW139-Aquila44 finalAquila 44 – A Cat with a Purr!

SEAbbatical Summit – Sydney August 13-14, 2016

SEAbbatical Summit – Sydney August 13-14, 2016

How to fund the right boat, engage your family and safely pursue paradise by sea …..BEFORE you retire! Discover how business owners and professionals recharge, reconnect and redefine their lives with an adventure as sea, regardless of experience.  Join our guest speakers on Saturday and then trial a boat on Sunday.   To register click onto SEAbbatical Summit Sydney

Sailing adventures from Mexico to Sydney on a Seawind 1160

Sailing adventures from Mexico to Sydney on a Seawind 1160

The story of Pam & Eric Sellix buying a Seawind 1160 having it delivered in Portland Oregon, and ending up in Sydney Pam had never sailed before 2010 – how did she end up closing their business and crossing the Pacific with her husband? Read about the boat as published in Australia Multihull World by clicking here: Pam & Eric’s story

Outremer 5X Boat Review as seen in Australia Multihull World

Outremer 5X Boat Review as seen in Australia Multihull World

The culmination of the French Outremer yard’s 30 years experience in multihull building, the 5X comes with a powerful rig and large daggerboards for good windward performance Outremer’s flagship 5X cruised into Sydney harbour recently, the first of these 59 footers to reach Australia! Read about the boat as published in Australia Multihull World by clicking here Outremer 5X

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