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