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Seawind 1250 – Feeling frisky on Whiskers in Tasmania!

We have just returned from a month’s sailing trip to Tasmania on our Seawind 1250 – Whiskers! This was our second trip in two years having enjoyed it so much last year that we vouched to return. We left on 8th February and sailed from Martha Cove to Bicheno on the NE Coast in 4 days via Cape Woolamai, Deal Island, and Badger Island (off Flinders Island). Our total sailing time was 52 hours so we made it in good time with the weather in our favour. After 2 days in Bicheno, we sailed down the east coast of Tasmania past the scenic Freycinet Peninsula and Schouten Island. We spent a night at Riedle Bay, Maria Island then ventured further on towards Tasman Island sailing past the majestic rock cliffs of the Tasman peninsula and into Port Arthur. Sailing that day was exhilarating to…

SEAbbatical Short Film Festival in search of world’s best cruising videos

Mysailing in partnership with Multihull Central, WASPcam, Pantaenius Insurance and All Marine Spares are proud to the present the SEAbbatical Short Film Festival. We are searching for the world’s best cruising short films shot in the spirit of adventure. Capturing the most inspirational experiences caught on camera while cruising on some of the worlds most breathtaking bodies of water. Video entries are open worldwide to anyone who has filmed an experience, culture, destination and wildlife above or below the water that tells a good story of their voyage or ‘SEAbbatical’. You may be an aspiring filmmaker, or perhaps someone who was in the right place at the right time with the red light flashing. With the rapid rise of small but technically capable cameras and affordable editing software, anyone who goes cruising is now capable of producing quite stunning videos of life at sea….

Seawind 1260 Number 1 Completing Soon

The keenly anticipated Seawind 1260 is nearing launch, with the first boat only a few months from her debut at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The excitement that surrounds this launch comes from the genesis of the boat – which came from conversations with the many Seawind owners who were looking for something more from a 41-footer.  Here is a hint of what is to come.   Seawind owners love the performance of our catamarans, but our legendarily sociable sailors require space for friends, family and those you meet when cruising.  The new 1260 delivers better layout options for a range of different uses through the new cockpit arrangement.  Seat 8 people inside, another 8 outside – but open the doors and all can socialize together in one of the largest spaces on a boat in this size.  The cockpit can dine 6, but modular cockpit seats…

Outremer 4X voted “European Boat of the Year 2017”

Last Saturday, January 21st 2017, Outremer had the honor of receiving the “European Yacht of the Year” trophy for the third time, while at the Düsseldorf Boat Show with the Outremer 4X. This follows the Outremer 49 in 2010 and the 5X in 2012.  This is the first boat in the new “racing” range to have been voted “European Yacht of the Year 2017” in the multihull category. “The Outremer 4X epitomises performance cruising and is a boat that will thrill sailors,” said Brent Vaughan of Multihull Central. “Winning this award is a fantastic achievement for Xavier and the team. It highlights the innovation being explored by this company on the up and up.” “I’m sure it won’t be long before an Aussie is cruising the world on a new Outremer 4X.  We are here to help them accomplish that dream.” Outremer 4X, a…

Takacat: the lightweight catamaran dinghy

The stability of a catamaran design has found its way into a new very practical application in the form of the yacht tender Takacat. This innovative lightweight design from New Zealand is now being represented by Multihull Central. Takacat dinghies range from 2.4m to 3.8m with either an open bow or closed tapered bow.  Designed to save weight, they offer superior stability and are an affordable alternative to the regular cumbersome RIBs currently available for cruisers. With large pontoons on each side, the Takacat doesn’t lean over and become unstable like traditional dinghies. She drives well through all conditions with the floats providing the hull shape and stability. New technology in inflatable design means the lightweight floor (bridgedeck)  is both firm when in use, but compact when deflated. Most noteworthy the entire boat can fit into just a couple of small bags. This makes…

A new Aquila 44 for Sydney

An exciting delivery of an Aquila 44 to Sydney being delivered by Yacht Express in Rose Bay. Something different in Sydney! Come and see her at our marina in Rozelle Bay!     For more information on this boat click here Aquila 44

Hervey Bay Regatta – ideal for Corsair trimarans!

  The Bay to Bay trailable yacht race is an annual sailing event held on the first weekend in May each year, in the Great Sandy National Park. The race is sailed from Tin Can Bay, at the southern end of the Great Sandy Strait, and Hervey Bay, at the northern end, with an overnight stop at Garry’s Anchorage, Fraser Island. The race is Queensland’s largest yacht race and the second largest in Australia, although it is limited to between 200 and 250 competitors for navigational safety. Because of the shallow depth of some sections of the course, the event is limited to trailer sailors of both mono and multihull types. The Bay to Bay race was originally conceived by members of the Hervey Bay Sailing Club on 18 April 1980. Originally suggested as a one-day trailer yacht race from Tin Can Bay to…

Sydney Multihull Central Regatta

  Multihull Central Regatta gives Sydney Harbour regulars a sight of flying Multihulls! Following the incredible turnout of both cruising and racing catamarans and trimarans at the Hamilton Island Race week in August, Multihull Central opened their traditional Seawind Regatta on Sydney harbour to all multihulls. With fifteen multihulls entered in total, the weekend was a complete success. In addition to the Seawinds, there were Schionnings, a Grainger, Crowthers, a Prescott Whitehaven, a Lagoon, a Toro, a Corsair Sprint 750 and a Pulse 600. There were two divisions, the racing division and the cruising division, both with different courses that weaved their way between the Opera House and Manly. Hosted by Multihull Central, the boat owners and crew joined together for a social evening of Pizza ‘made to order’ at their marina on Friday night after the day’s racing had been completed. The winds…

Two New Seawind 1160 Resorts begin Charters

Patrick and Archie from Ozcat Luxury Catamaran Cruises have just celebrated the launch of their newest addition to the fleet, a Seawind 1160 Resort “Varuna” with Sydney Harbour’s top booking agents who are all very excited this new design in operation. Ozcat already have a 45ft catamaran and large house boat in operation on Sydney Harbour, but due to incredible demand for quality catamarans for charter, they added a new Seawind 1160 Resort catamaran. Charter booking agent Rithika Jaiprakash from Sydney Harbour Escapes commented on the demand currently in Sydney, “There are probably around 50 catamarans on charter in Sydney Harbour, but we could book out 100 catamarans if they were available,” commented Rithika, “They are just such a popular boat for charter”. Simultaneously, Les and Leslee from City of Darwin Cruises have also started operations in Darwin with their new Seawind 1160 Resort….

4 STEPS TO STARTING YOUR OWN CHARTER BOAT BUSINESS

For those serious about making a living from the sea, these 4 steps can help ensure smooth sailing. By Brent Vaughan. Have you dreamt of swapping florescent lights with sunshine, the water cooler for the calm blue sea and air-conditioning for a salt filled breeze? Has the same old work routine worn thin and running your own business combined with a coastal lifestyle has appeal? Then you need to read this guide and avoid the three common mistakes of wrong boat, wrong location, wrong marketing. At this very moment in time, running your own successful charter boat business in Australia has never been more achievable thanks to a booming tourism sector in both our coastal cities and regional sea side towns. There are several areas that need to be carefully considered to ensure success. These include: 1. Identifying the opportunity in the market 2….

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