Welcome to the Seabbatical Summit LIVE with a panel of special guests interviewed by Multihull Central's Managing Director, Brent Vaughan.
This series of live and interactive videos with Q&A to the guest speakers, is aimed at providing genuinely helpful information and positive inspiration for those researching to go cruising and take a seabbatical.
What is the future of the Bareboat Charter Industry?
EP. 1 | 3-4-2020
We speak live with the Managing Director of Whitsunday Escapes about his views on how the Whitsunday charter industry is placed for the future and explore how charter boat ownership programs work and how they are helped by the Australian Government stimulus package. Jump in and get inspired for some big cruising goals for the future.
Expedition to the Long Lost Louisiades
EP. 2| 9-4-2020
We chat with the Lynne Clarke and Brett Hodder from the Multihull Cruising Yacht Club about their planned rally to the long lost Louisiades Archipelago (PNG) located in the Coral Sea and several days sail from Australia and how impressive this remote group of island and people are. Jump in and get inspired for some big cruising goals for the future.
Circumnavigating the World on a 38ft Catamaran
EP. 3 | 17-4-2020
We speak with Alec and Ann Waring about their epic circumnavigation or the world completed jus a few months ago onboard their Seawind 1160. Learn about the challenges and highlights of this inspirational journey.
Preparing and riding out a storm
EP.4 | 24-4-2020
Industry statesman Terry Wise, Managing Director of Pacific Sailing School, has been in business for more than 40 years and has seen his fair share of storms on the water and onshore. He shares some of the discipline of the RYA training and how it applies to preparing and then riding out a storm on your boat and come through safely for calmer seas ahead.
Staying Fit and Healthy on a Boat
EP.5 | 1-5-2020
We interview Billy and Sierra from the terrific YouTube channel, ‘Tula’s Endless Summer’ coming to us all the way from the Caribbean from onboard their boat. Having travelled and lived onboard boats for some time now and looking terrific doing it, we want to learn their tips to staying fit and healthy when stuck in the confines of a boat.
Selling in a crisis
EP.6 | 8-5-2020
Steve Austin has been in the catamaran selling business for two decades and has worked with all the major brands selling both new and used boats in both good times and tough times. Steve provides and update on the market and shares some tips on how to sell a boat even in the toughest of markets without giving away the kitchen sink.
The Exciting Future of Power Catamarans
EP.7 | 15-5-2020
We speak with Lex Raas from Marine Max and Aquila Powercats on the latest developments in power catamarans and where he sees the future of motor yachts. We will get a glimpse into the latest innovations including the advantages of hydrofoil technology and the latest on the new products launched by Aquila.
Cruising to New Caledonia and Vanuatu
EP.8 | 22-5-2020
Terry Jones is a very experienced blue water sailor, who on his Seawind 1250 recently cruised with his wife Barb to new Caledonia and around Vanuatu. In this interview we will learn about what they did to prepare the boat and themselves for the journey. We will also hear about he highlights of the trip and the best islands to explore.
Performance Sailing for Safety and Comfort
EP.9 | 29-5-2020
We interview Outremer 4X & 5X owner Doug Hibberd about how performance sailing is an important consideration when it comes to safety and comfort and how this is achieved on a cruising catamaran.
Sail design and technology for cruising catamarans
EP.10 | 5-6-2020
We chat with multihull sail maker and racing veteran Ben Kelly, who recently joined North Sails to focus on sails for multihulls. Ben has had a lifetime of experience making sails and racing on high performance multihulls from trimarans like Trilogy through to Extreme 40’s and is now applying is focus to cruising multihulls.
Using a watermaker on a boat
EP.11 | 12-6-2020
We chat with Ron Schroeder from Rainman desalinators about how watermakers work, how to set them up on a boat and how to maintain them to produce beautiful drinking water from the ocean sea water.
Seawind 1600 Live Walk Through Tour
EP.12 | 19-6-2020
Join us for a live interactive walk through tour of the award winning Seawind 1600. Recently named number one cruising catamaran by YouTube Channel Sailing Ruby Rose in an independent world wide survey this boat is not to be missed. Ask questions as we go through the boat and see first had why so many people all over the world have fallen in love with her.
EP.13 | 26-6-2020
Today we talk with Craig Margetts who competed an epic circumnavigation of Australia onboard his Seawind 1160 sailing catamaran, following a stint of the boat operating in Charter in the Whitsundays. Craig and wife Kerry took their two boys for a year long seabbatical and today he is going to tell us all about it.
Aquila 44 Live Walk Through
EP.14 | 3-7-2020
Live walk through tour of the popular Aquila 44 power catamaran hull number 102. This boat has become one of the world’s most successful designs as a purpose built power cat and offers incredible accommodation and comfort without compromising speed or performance.
EP.15 | 10-7-2020
We talk with Warren & Debbie Kerswill about cruising Tasmania after they visited there not once, but twice onboard their Seawind 1160 catamaran. Tasmania is considered one of the undiscovered cruising gems and we are eager to learn all about this from Warren & Debbie.
EP.16 | 24-7-2020
We speak live with Hugh Hodgkinson who is an accomplished sailor in his own right, but has also chaired a successful cruising syndicate on a 45ft cruising catamaran that ventured up and down the east coast of Australia and around the South Pacific. Now Hugh is helping to establish a new syndicate on a Seawind 1190 Sport and we would like to get his insights on how to run a successful syndicate.
Seawind 1370 Revealed
EP.17 | 31-7-2020
Join Shane Grover form Seawind Catamarans as he reveals more information and features of the exciting new 45ft Seawind 1370 sailing catamaran.
Predicting Weather with PredictWind
EP.18 | 14-8-2020
We speak live with Nick Olson from PredictWind about how to plan passages with the aid of weather forecasting technology such as PredictWind.
Charter Ownership in Sydney’s Pittwater Fleets
EP.19 | 21-8-2020
Join us as we interview Russel Waddy from All Sail located on Pittwater, in Sydney’s north. If you haven’t explored Pittwater before its one of Sydney’s best kept secrets and as Australians start to rediscover their backyard more and more people want to explore the area by charter. Russell is going to tell us all about that today.
Outremer 55 Revealed
EP.20 | 28-8-2020
Today we have a very special interview with Matthieu from Outremer Yachting who will be taking us for a detailed tour and overview of the very exciting new Outremer 55 due to be launched later this year.
Rigging Check for Cruising Catamarans
EP.21 | 4-4-2020
Today we talk with Joel Berg, one of Australia’s leading riggers who supplies the new rigs for all Seawind and Corsair boats. Joel is going to talk us through the important of a rig check and what to look out for when buying a used catamaran.
Cruising to Lord Howe Island
EP.22 | 11-9-2020
Join us when we interview Peter Adams coming to us live from Lord Howe Island. On of Australia’s hidden gems, Lord Howe Island is located some 500 miles to the north east of Sydney Harbour. Lord Howe Island is a World Heritage Listed site thanks to its unique flora and fauna, some of the most southern reef in the world and its incredible lagoon and mountains. This really is a paradise like no other. In this chat we will discuss with Peter the highlights of the island, how he came to live there, the sailing there and the resources for yachts when they arrive at the island.
Covid-19 Impact on Catamaran Sales
EP.23 | 18-9-2020
This week we have a special report on the impact that Covid-19 has had on catamaran sales both new and used in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific in general. We have special guests with us including Steve Austin from our office in Brisbane and Jason Brosnahan from our newly opened office in Opua, New Zealand…both are very experience brokers and are going to give us a run down on what is happening now and what they think will happen in the next few years.
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