Improved Design Same Great Freatures
Built by Australia’s Seawind Catamarans at its manufacturing facility in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, the Seawind 1160 LITE is an evolution on the company’s successful Seawind 1160, of which more than 100 have been launched.
The new design has shed nearly three-quarters of a tonne with the removal of inboard diesels and the more modern composite interior while keeping the resininfused construction and same hull, deck, rig, sails and the famous Trifold door system.
The Outboard Advantage
By changing the inboard diesel engines to 20Hp outboards Seawind have managed to remove nearly a tonne of weight from the back of the boat. This combined with the fact that the propellers are no longer in the water while sailing increase her speed under sail.
The outboards also mean that you no longer have to worry about things like marine growth on the drive legs or electrolysis, since outboards can be fully retraced when not in use.
Because of their smaller size the use of outboards allow more room within the boat for all important storage.
Open Plan Living
Designed with the warmer climates of Australia in mind, the SW1160 Lite features the trifold doors which Seawind have become famous for. This award winning design allows for seamless entry from the cockpit into the saloon.
The cockpit has twin wheels mounted on each side of the saloon door, this allows all round vision from the helm, clear vision of the sails and good protection from the weather.
The interior comes in two layouts the 3 cabin owners version and the 4 cabin version suitable for larger families or charter.
Central to the 1160 LITE’s interior arrangement is a spacious in-line galley which results in an efficient, seagoing galley, with sufficient counter space for two top-opening cold-box spaces, a wealth of storage cabinets and even good ventilation, thanks to a strategically positioned hatch overhead the cooker.
In the 3 cabin layout the port hull is dedicated to the owner with a large midships island queen size bed and large bathroom, complete with a fully enclosed shower and separate toilet.
- DesignerSeawind Catamarans
- BuilderSeawind Catamarans
- Water (Potable) Capacity700 L
- Keel/BallastMini Keels
- Number Of Engines2 x Honda 20hp Outboards
- Number of Fuel TanksDiesel 200L
A well proven design the Seawind 1160 has been used to cross the world’s largest oceans through to chartering in the beautiful locations such as the Whitsundays, Thailand and Caribbean. Resin infused construction, the famous Trifold door system and sleek interior design and fit out. She uses lighter 20hp Honda (or 25hp Yamaha) outboard engines with electric tilt to significantly reduce the displacement of the vessel. Fully open galley with upright fridge/freezer, 3 burner stove and a large amount of storage space.