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How to Finance a Charter Boat

  By Brent Vaughan Charter boat ownership is a great way to accelerate buying your dream boat, profit from strong demand in the tourism industry and provides a fully managed solution to boat ownership while you are still busy working and with family commitments. So once you find a boat that will satisfy AMSA survey requirements, a charter company that will offer returns and look after your boat, the third consideration is how to pay for it. Now cash is obviously the cheapest form of finance, but seeing the boat will become essentially an asset of a business, it’s logical to consider financing a solid portion via a loan. So the next cheapest form of finance is using equity from your home or restructuring your home loan to take advantage of the lower interest rates and longer payment terms then commercial leases. John Eldick…

Takacat Rigid Floor Announced

In exciting news from Takacat Inflatables, they have announced a one piece, fully rigid, fiberglass deck option for the Takacat LX series will be coming soon. Unlike a conventional RIB the deck is fully removable for easy transportation & maintenance. This is an ideal option for customers who are after a rigid inflatable boat / catamaran. The deck has loads of buoyancy and can also be used separately as a float / paddle board. Stay tuned more to come soon.  

Aussie Outremer 5X launches

The Australian owned Outremer 5X launched last month from the Outremer factory at La Grande Motte, France. One of the best looking Outremer Catamarans we have seen she was launched just in time to compete in the Outremer Cup 2018, where she came third in her first regatta. Congratulations to Dr Bill and Liz Donnelly on such an impressive looking boat and doing so well in this hotly contested regatta.   Check out the video of her test sail and photos from the Outremer Cup below.

Seawind 1260 Summer Special

Due to a customer needing to move their order to a later production slot, we have an opportunity to take delivery of a new Seawind 1260 before summer this year with an attractive incentive from the factory.   Buy now for Summer Seawind 1260 Three cabin owners version 2 x 29HP Yanmar Diesel Spring 2018 Delivery   + FREE Free Highfield Hypalon 3.4m Dinghy Free 6hp Suzuki outboard Free Rainman 100L/hour 12V watermaker TOTAL VALUE APPROX= $20,000 INC GST Sydney brent@multihullcentral.com 0418 670 751 Brisbane sales@multihullcentral.com 07 3393 5550 Perth patrick@multihullcentral.com 0418 887 911 NZ steve@multihullcentral.com +643 546 6976   For more photos, information and specs CLICK HERE

Sailing vs 4WDing Fraser Island

The Bay to Bay Regatta had been on my bucket list for a few years now and seeing this year it landed on my birthday, I decided it was an opportunity not to be missed. So I phoned up my mate Steve Medwell who I used to sail Tornadoes and F18s with and invited him along for a ride. The ride was our new award winning Corsair 760 trimaran. Award winning in that it had recently won the Multihull of the Year award in France, plus recently took honours at the Geelong Race Week and Moreton Bay Multihull Regattas. But this was going to be a different pace. Two days of sailing on the south easterly trades from Tin Can Bay to Hervey Bay using spinnakers virtually the entire way, under the warm Queensland sun and camping overnight on the pristine shores of heritage…

Aquila 36 Fishing Version Launches

The award winning Aquila 36 in the fishing version has launched in Australia, one of the many variations of the model which can be built to suit your needs. The fishing version comes with all the standard Aquila 36 features but also features a live bait well, ice chest, rod holders and also a fishing platform off the back of the boat. Since launching about 16 months ago there have been 45 boat sold, which is a strong testament to this innovative powercat which recently won the Multihull of the Year award in France. For more information on the Aquila 36 click here https://www.multihullcentral.com/boat/aquila-36/

Seawind 1600 Launches

The second Seawind 1600 to launch, ‘Double J’ named for John and Jaunita her proud owners, went into the water this week in Vietnam. Destined for Queensland, Australia she is first doing a 300NM shake down sail to Nha Trang where she will do some more coastal sea trials before being handed over to her owners. John and Jaunita are then sailing her back to Australia over the next few months, aiming to be in Australia towards the end of the year. Very exciting times with many people looking forward to seeing her.  

Privilege Euphorie 5 Launched

The much anticipated first Privilege Euphorie 5 was launched last Tuesday. The 15.98m powercat will be delivered to her owners mid June. This is the first motor catamaran built by the Privilege Marine shipyard in Port Olona. Emphasis was placed on comfort and autonomy. The boat of 15.25 m will be completed at the dock of the shipyard and delivered to its owner in mid-June. The Euphorie 5 is a model designed on the basis of the Privilège Serie 5, sailing catamaran, with many modifications especially at the rear of the hull to accommodate the two engines of 320 HP each .The bridge and the interior have been improved ergonomically with a large cockpit, relaxation area and owner’s cabin. For more information on this exciting new Powercat follow this link https://www.multihullcentral.com/boat/privilege-euphorie-5/

Multihull Hardstand Display Announced for Moreton Bay, Brisbane

Multihull Central in partnership with the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron announces a new hardstand area exclusively for the out of water storage and display of preowned cruising catamarans and trimarans. This display now opens up a convenient location for multihull owners who moor their boats on Moreton Bay or in the Brisbane area, a cost effective local alternative when selling their boats. The facility also provides a central and convenient shopping experience for multihull buyers with a range of boats anticipated to be on display, close to Brisbane Airport, half an hour from Brisbane city while enjoying world class facilities of the RQYS including its restaurants, bar and onsite accommodation for traveling customers. Multihull Central will be relocating from its office location on the Esplanade in Manly, to a new office location adjacent the Multihull hardstand display area inside RQYS, formerly used as the…

Outremer Cup

Some great footage of the tight racing at this years Outremer Cup between Outremer’s old and new. If you would like to find out more about the Outremers, join the regatta next year as either a crew or boat owner or arrange a trip to the factory contact us on sales@multihullcentral.com or 1300 852 620.

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