Lagoon were to first catamarans to introduce the now highly sought after flybridge. So… with more people than ever opting for their own flybridge catamarans, we thought we ought to see why customers are loving them…
Weekly racing has been exciting in mainly beautiful conditions, albeit often in light winds, throughout winter with steady numbers of around eight boats with the promise of others joining in including Steve Hampson’s recently purchased immaculate bright orange Grainger Raider 920 (previously known as Fred) returning to Pittwater looking like a new boat. Bargain! It joins the other Raider Where’s Jack of Rod and Kerry Waterhouse.
Homer’s famous poem conjures the stirring deeds, determination and glory of warriors, heroes, kings and gods. And in 2019, an exciting new range of power catamarans has been launched that evokes the epic’s themes to deliver legendary long-range performance and affordable customisation.
With a fleet ranging from Extreme 40’s to a Seawind 1160 an impressive diversity of craft lined up for this year’s regatta. Grabbing some of the limelight is the inclusion of three Extreme 40’s. In 2007 these speed machines lit up the sailing world bringing thrilling stadium sailing to the sailor’s life. With the move in 2016 to the foiling GC32’s it appears these magnificent scaled up Tornadoes are finding a new lease of life in the Australian multihull scene. The burning question on everyone’s mind is of course, ‘Will the Extreme 40’s be able to handle Moreton Bay if the breeze gets up?’
THE MULTIHULL GROUP The much-anticipated premiere Australia has been waiting for ...
NEW LAGOON 46 PREMIERE
The Multihull Group (TMG) is proud to announce the launch of the NEW Lagoon 46 at Sydney International Boat Show, 2019. Replacing the best-selling 450F the 46 has a lot to live up to and we are certain it will go beyond everyone’s expectations. The 46 is the ultimate cruising catamaran for couples and families, embodying Lagoons new DNA and winning formula: freedom, bold innovation and generosity. This next generation Lagoon now features an innovative new rig with a taller mast which is further aft than her predecessors, allowing for a self-tacking jib and larger square main sail for ease of handling and enhanced performance. Inside, the saloon and hulls are now much larger, with a superb owner’s hull. The 46 adds another dimension with the winning flybridge layout, featuring supreme visibility and more living space. It’s impossible not to relax on the 46, with its large modular sunbeds and comprehensive deck galley which makes entertaining a breeze. You will find all the best options fitted on-board including; air conditioning, generator, washer dryer, composite bimini on the flybridge and much much more ...
FAMILY FRIENDLY LAGOON 40
TMG will also be showing the pocket around the world cruiser, the next generation Lagoon 40 is easy to manoeuvre and perfect for shorthanded sailing. This model features the four-cabin layout fit with two heads. The open cockpit is wider and extends on a single level to the large bathing platform providing more space for entertaining and fun.
LUXURIOUS LAGOON 630MY
This award winning, stable and fuel-efficient motor yacht has a range of up to 2700nm using long range tanks. Stepping aboard the Lagoon 630MY you will really feel the luxury of this penthouse on the water. No desire was left unanswered in the making of this exceptional vessel.
EVERYTHING ELSE TMG sell Lagoon Catamarans from 40ft to 78ft, Dragonfly trimarans from 25-40ft and now McConaghy Multihulls from 50-60ft. If any of these other boats spark your interest we will be there to answer your questions, give you information and get you started.
EUROPEAN PICKUP With so many of our Aussie customers deciding to pick up their Lagoon in Europe, we will have a dedicated area where you can question our team of experts on how you can make your life long goal a reality.
LAGOONED IN OZ If you’re more interested in sticking around the beautiful Australian coast, TMG pride themselves for their incredible Lagoon community now hosting the world’s largest annual Escapade in the Whitsundays. Talk with our passionate Lagoon owners and hear their stories at the show. Located at Eastern (City Side) entry, out the front of Nicks Seafood Restaurant, Cockle Bay.
ILIAD 70 WORLD LAUNCH
The Iliad 70 is an epic power catamaran that delivers powerful performance, impressive range (in excess of 4,500nm) and complete comfort for legendary voyages or circumnavigations. Its bridge deck height of 1.25m at half load creates a dominant silhouette and excellent comfort in challenging conditions while no compromises have been made to safety or performance. Broad, level walkways provide safe passage from the spacious aft cockpit to the foredeck area, and the ergonomic composite stairwell ensures easy transition from the cockpit to the breathtaking flybridge. The Iliad 70 design offers an internal helm station on the mezzanine level in addition to the flybridge helm station, affording the skipper not only a bird’s eye ocean view but the comfort of a day bed/lounge area, and easy access to all parts of the main deck systems and the galley for those long ocean passages. The flybridge is truly impressive, seating 12 people in style in the luxurious lounge/dining area. The precinct features its own full galley with full refrigeration, separate bar fridge, barbecue/grill, icemaker and much more, creating the ultimate entertaining zone with remarkable views.
The Iliad 70 interior can be fully customised to suit the unique preferences and needs of each client with a range of layouts, designs and premium quality finishes. The comprehensive galley features the best of the Siemens appliance range, ample storage, deep oversized stainless-steel double sink, Corian benchtops, full size refrigerator and freezer, and incredible 360° sea views. In one of the many layout options available, the forward lounge area delivers the ambience of a luxurious waterfront apartment with views from every angle and seamless access to the saloon and dining areas.
The main deck can also accommodate a separate office or library area to inject a true essence of home to this legendary 70 footer. A variety of layout options offer a master cabin on the main deck or a massive forward-facing lounge area with easy and safe access to her foredecks through a well-engineered access door. All guest cabins are bright and airy with generous windows, and are luxuriously appointed with queen or king-size beds, oversized bathrooms and more storage for extended voyages than the Iliad 70’s 100+ft monohull competitors. The owner’s decadent cabin features a king-size bed, walk-in robe, lounge and more. The owners hull design can also incorporate a laundry, workshop, office and even separate crew quarters with its own entrance from the bow.
The catamaran has been designed to facilitate maximum enjoyment at sea with three uniquely designed transom lockers (independent of engine rooms) to store surf boards, paddleboards, kiting gear, kayaks, dive tanks, fishing equipment and other leisure toys. One compartment also houses a substantial dive compressor (optional).
The Iliad 70 also has a large swim platform for safe and convenient sea access at anchor.A separate toilet and shower have been incorporated under the flybridge stairwell with direct access from the aft lower deck, which is ideal for use by swimmers after a long day in the sun. The catamaran’s design allows for either traditional davits fitted to her transom for the tender, or for those wanting a larger tender carrying capacity, a flybridge-mounted crane can lift and store the tender aft of the flybridge deck area.
The Iliad 70’s engine rooms are designed for easy access for servicing from the aft deck though watertight hatches and all major access points thoughtfully designed for convenience and safety. The Iliad 70 is one of few power catamarans in its size range that can be beached in case of emergency or for out-of-water servicing when navigating in remote areas.
Priced from USD$2.85M, the Iliad 70 presents a truly exciting option for power catamaran enthusiasts seeking a true custom built boat that delivers outstanding performance, range and value.
FOUNTAINE PAJOT - ASTREA 42 SAILING CATAMARAN
The new Astréa 42 by Fountaine Pajot Sailing Catamarans is distinguished by its abundance of natural light, energetic lines, elegant living spaces and unparalleled comfort, while delivering sheer pleasure underway. A joy to share as a couple or with family and friends, this new catamaran promises every leg of your travels will be memorable. The Astréa 42 demonstrates the boatyard’s commitment to innovation while preserving the classic identity of the Fountaine Pajot sailing catamarans’ range. She features all the elements that contributed to making the shipyard’s latest release, the Saona 47, an international success. Her inverted bow, the new signature mark of the range, gives the boat an elegant and dynamic line while offering incomparable interior space.
SAONA 47 SAILING CATAMARAN
The Saona 47 is the quintessential catamaran for extended cruising or circumnavigations, offering remarkable space, safety, comfort and powerful performance in all conditions. Encompassing the finest signature features of the Fountaine Pajot shipyard, the Saona 47 exudes a striking aura with her distinctive design, strong lines and timeless elegance under sail or at anchor.
FOUNTAINE PAJOT MOTOR YACHT MY44
The MY 44 by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts is leading the world in the 44ft power cat cruising market. Featuring dynamic and sporty lines, the MY 44 has semi-displacement hulls built specifically to deliver outstanding performance, fuel efficiency, and stability in all sea conditions. There is a choice of relaxation and entertaining precincts onboard, including a ma Wssive flybridge with lounges and dining table to truly enjoy the cruising experience, a capacious forward cockpit with sunlounges and cabin access, a raised contemporary saloon, and a generous cockpit that opens from the galley and boasts the option of a fixed or hydraulic aft swimming platform.
The catamaran has a revolutionary accommodation design with an expansive 15m2 luxury master suite that affords beautiful views from its panoramic windows, and features a sea-facing island queen bedambient lighting, plus a sleek ensuite. Friends can relax in designer comfort in the guest cabins, choosing from the 7m2 VIP cabin or a twin or double cabin set to starboard, both with exclusive ensuites and elegant fixtures. The MY 44 has been designed to deliver extraordinary offshore performance and outstanding fuel economy, affording in excess of 2,000nm on one tank of fuel. With 2000L fuel tanks and 700L water tanks, the catamaran is ideal for long-range cruising and can achieve top speeds of 30kts with its optional IPS600 435hp engines.
LEOPARD CATAMARANS Leopard Catamarans continues its market leadership and global reputation for high quality, performance oriented and seaworthy yachts, boasting generous equipment options and layouts designed with liveability in mind. In addition to the sailing fleet, Leopard Catamarans also produces superior power catamarans which are contemporary and economical, with a focus on maximum family fun and enjoyment!
LEOPARD 45 SAIL
With naval architecture by Simonis & Voogd Yacht Design, and with exterior and interior design by the world-class design team at Robertson and Caine, the Leopard 45 sailing catamaran not only builds on the best features of the current Leopard range, but most notably offers new exterior styling and enhanced interior accommodation. The Leopard 45 sailing catamaran delivers uncompromised, exceptional build quality throughout, new, sleek styling, sailing comfort across all sea states, and features innovative technologies and multiple entertainment areas.
There were no details left unattended in the creation of the Leopard 43PC and Leopard 51PC including the hull designs, modern interiors, and expansive flybridges The stepped hull design adds interior volume above the waterline, allowing for roomier accommodations in the hulls without sacrificing the performance of the yachts. With narrower hulls and less wetted surface below the waterline, the Leopard 43 / 51 PC reaches an impressive maximum speed of 24kts and maintains exceptional fuel efficiency.
OCEANCAT 26 WEEKENDER
When you are looking for versatility the Weekender 26 should be at the top of the list. The hull designed by renowned and respected Roger Hill is now completed and water tests and trials have shown exceptional results with a very efficient hull design created for easy planning, comfortable cruising and a thrilling soft ride at speed. The internal configuration is a very cleaver but practical layout which will suit both couples and families that are looking for a fun day or an extended stay on the water. Oceancat have spared no expense with their internal fixtures and fittings, and have thought of everything you will need including complete bathroom, dinette, cooking facilities and loads of on board storage to name a few. The features in this boat really show that OceanCat has designed and developed a true winner in this range of vessel and has been built to Australian survey standards proving that Oceancat want to deliver a state of the art multihull vessel. OceanCat have partnered with Yamaha as an OEM dealer and together have some very interesting specs that can be viewed on their website www.oceancat.com.au
OCEANCAT 26 OFFSHORE
Using the same efficient hull design the 26 Offshore has been configured to offer more usable clean floor space to open up the cockpit for the avid fisherman but OceanCat have again pooled their resources and now have completed a vessel that will again suit many a application on the water. The Offshore still carries most of the creature comforts of the Weekender but comes with a shorter hard top to allow the angler to move more freely around the cockpit. Live bait tank and all of the fishing essentials are fitted standard including rocket launchers, deck and cabin lighting, rod holders and much more. This boat will be finished and released at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show followed by the Sydney International Boat Show. The Offshore 26 will be fully optioned up for display but the guys will be more than happy to configure a rig that suits your needs. For more information visit their website www.oceancat.com.au
DREAM YACHT CHARTER
BALI 4.1 Incomparable Because It’s Unique
Designed by Olivier Poncin and Catana’s R&D department, the Bali 4.1 Maxi Lounge is characterised by very ergonomic living spaces. The Bali 4.1 is also the first catamaran in this size to offer a large forward cockpit with sunbathing area, a relaxation area on the coach roof providing breath-taking views, a platform linking the two sugar scoops with a wide bench seat aft that doubles as storage and is the perfect place for the barbecue, as well as a level of comfort worthy of a much larger catamaran, and of course, the safety and performance you would expect from a Catana design! If you are interested in owning your own boat, privately or in charter, ask us about sales and Dream Yacht Ownership which is the most affordable way to explore the world’s favourite sailing destinations without the ongoing hard work and expense of traditional ownership. Our varied choice of purchase programs also allows you to benefit from up to 12 weeks a year sailing on either your own or a similar yacht in a different Dream destination (upgrade options available). While under management by Dream Yacht for usually 5.5 years, you enjoy all the benefits associated with yacht ownership, but without any of the running costs and uncertainty.
The Aquila 36 Powercat is a luxury weekend family boat, it can also transform into an ocean-going fishing boat, dive boat, or even passenger vessel.
The Aquila 44 Powercat is an evolution of classic boating traditions where efficiency in design and performance compliment her luxurious living.
The Seawind 1260 is a product of the best ideas, engineering and craftsmanship accumulated by the Seawind Catamarans team of expert builders and designers. With over 30 years’ experience in building high quality offshore cruising catamarans, this is one of the world’s most practical and capable blue water cruising catamarans.
Simple, Fast and Light
The perfect cruising catamaran combining the best of the 100’s of Seawind previously built and sailing around the world with new and innovative ideas to keep her light, fast and affordable. Easily sailed by a family, couple or single handed coastal cruising or offshore.