Cruz Club is a 12 month program designed to help equip would-be cruisers who are inspired to set off exploring the world by sea but don’t yet have the skills, experience or a boat to do it on and want to get prepared and do it right and avoid making costly mistakes along the way.
We provide training, regular access to a production catamaran and ongoing coaching and support to prepare you for cruising on your own boat.
We are limiting memberships to just 5 or 6 per boat to ensure members get plenty of time onboard.
To join Cruz Club, firstly you need to undertake a 5 day live aboard training program onboard one of our late model Seawind cruising catamarans to gain Day Skipper accreditation.
Monthly Boat Use
Graduates from this training will then be exclusively offered a 12 month membership to Cruz Club that includes 3 days and 2 nights a month of private access to our club catamaran, allowing you to take your family out and introduce them to the delight of live aboard sailing, but with the back up and safety of a charter operation and qualified skippers.
Furthermore, each week the members can jointly race in our friendly afternoon fleet race with a skipper onboard to help continue coach the group and hone their sailing skills so you understand how to get the best performance from your catamaran. You will also join a community of budding cruisers including not only other Cruz Club members, but other boat owners who have plenty of experience to share.
All marina fees, insurance, maintenance costs, and yearly haul out fees are included in your monthly membership fees.
Seawind 1260 - Sydney
The Seawind 1260 features three cabins, two bathrooms, a comfortable saloon and cockpit with indoor or outdoor dining options. It features twin 30hp Yanmar diesels motors and is designed for long range cruising in the South Pacific. Winner of Multihull of the Year just a few years ago it’s a great boat to cruise on.
Seawind 1160 Lite (Brisbane - TBC)
The Seawind 1160 LITE is lite by name and lite by nature, making it nimble an quick to sail and learn the ropes. It has a modern and minimalistic interior with 3 cabins and two heads, plus Seawind’s famous indoor outdoor trifolding door system. This boat is the ideal coastal cruiser and for circumnavigating Australia and is one of the most popular catamarans in Australia.
Joining Fee - RYA Day Skipper course on catamaran
Monthly Fee - Introductory price $1500 p/m (normally $1850) for 12 months
Excludes fuel, linen, food.