2009 Boat Review: Seawind 1250
The blue water cruiser, the 41ft Seawind 1250, has splashed down into Wollongong Harbour.
This brand-new design encompasses 27 years of multihull design and manufacturing from Seawind’s experienced design team of sailors, who have created an oceangoing catamaran that offers the highest level of engineering, quality of finish and performance.
Seawind said that with more than a million dollars worth of new tooling and design investment, it is looking forward to rolling out this new production line in the brand-new purpose-built facility in Russell Vale, NSW, using a climate controlled resin infusion lamination bay for superior fibreglassing quality and strength, which is necessary if you are going to cruise around the world.
Though the new Seawind 1250 shares many of the multi award-winning design characteristics of the internationally acclaimed 38ft Seawind 1160, such as the trifolding doors, great open space layout, 360-degree view, and multipurpose saloon table/coffee table/bed, this new design is larger in length, beam, height, rig, sails, fuel tanks, storage lockers, head height, and also offers a new twin-helm design with excellent protection from the elements, a sky window to view the sails and optional raised seats for cruising comfort.
Plus, there is a wider targa catwalk for additional solar panels for cruisers and a larger targa walking platform, bow seats, larger trampolines, an open bottom transom step for easy boarding from dinghies and larger optional motors, and there is an innovative day bed and navigation desk built into the saloon, or an optional galley-up layout, just to mention a few features. Combined with some clever and innovative design layouts, this bold bluewater performer is equally at home as a harbour entertainer or charter boat, said the builder.
The newly launched Seawind 1250 will remain in Wollongong and Sydney over the next few days as it gets its shakedown cruise on the Tasman Sea, infamous for its wild conditions and Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, allowing the design team to put it through it’s paces before the official launch this Friday at the Royal Motor Yacht Club, Newport. Seawind will host a launch party for the new cat in conjunction with the start of the 11th annual Seawind Pittwater Regatta, where 30-plus Seawinds are expected for Australia’s largest ‘Big Cat’ regatta held over the weekend.
For more information, contact Brent Vaughan, phone (02) 4285 9985; 0418 670 751, email: email@example.com or visit www.seawindcats.com.