Seawind 1600

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Although it is a pop­u­lar brand in Aus­trala­sia, we have seen lit­tle of Seawind mul­ti­hulls in Europe thus far, but it has a steadily grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion. Seawind pur­chased Cor­sair tri­marans in 2010 and moved its cata­ma­ran pro­duc­tion to Viet­nam. With the launch of the 1600, an ex­cit­ing new 52ft model, of which two have al­ready sold in Europe, ex­pect to see more of Seawind in Europe too.

The re­cruit­ment of per­for­mance ex­pert Re­ichel Pugh to de­sign this new 1600 is a sig­nif­i­cant draw. It is built us­ing in­fused vinylester resin to keep the weight down to 13 tonnes and looks to be the right side of com­fort­able for a fast blue wa­ter cruis­ing cat. The 1600 has nar­row hulls at the wa­ter­line, com­bined with dag­ger­boards that don’t pro­trude through the deck. The op­tional per­for­mance pack makes sense for those want­ing to re­lease its true po­ten­tial and in­cludes car­bon spars and syn­thetic rig­ging.

Price ex VAT: US$ 839,000 Shows: Cannes

The 520GL has a for­ward gal­ley and is fin­ished in teak

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