Offshore Yachting : Offshore Yachting Apr May 2015
family sailing. Complete with modern appliances, spacious cabins and well designed galley. The new Impression 40 luxury yacht by Elan will become part of the company’s yacht syndicate fleet from June, with three of 10 shares available. The Impression 40 is ideal for enclosed waters, day sailing and coastal cruising. The design includes three double cabins, a large head and a stylish L-shaped galley, in addition to its beautiful fold-down teak swim platform. A SCIBS stalwart, Multihull Solutions will present the Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 sailing catamaran and Lipari 41 Evolution in its line-up this year. The Saba 50 sailing catamaran will be making its southern hemisphere debut. This stunning 50-foot craft garnered worldwide acclaim for its exceptional living space, outstanding offshore performance and elegant design. Available in a choice of layouts and with a range of decadent indoor and outdoor living areas, the Saba 50 delivers comfort at sea with the highest standards of safety and performance for which Fountaine Pajot is renowned. Multihull Solutions will also be displaying the popular Lipari 41 Evolution sailing catamaran at the show, which continues to be one of the top choices for cruising sailors throughout the world. Multihull Solutions will also have representatives from TAG Yachts, Catana Catamarans, Privilége Marine and NEEL Trimarans at SCIBS to provide information on their full range of power and sail catamarans. Mark Elkington, managing director at Multihull Solutions says SCIBS is a strong show for the company and its marques. “Sailing multihulls are building in popularity and we are enjoying an increase in sales at the show every year. Typical buyers are the baby boomer market and successful family buyers that can afford time to fit cruising into their busy lifestyles. There has been a very clear rise in public interest in multihulls over the last five years, with a large number of monohull owners choosing to change, or seriously considering changing to a cat. “I have been exhibiting at SCIBS since the early ‘90s, initially with Sunsail Charters. We introduced the first Fountaine Pajot catamaran – an Athena 38 – at SCIBS in 1998. Multihull Solutions then continued representing the brand, and other top international multihull shipyards, at SCIBS every year since the company launched in 2008. Another familiar multihull specialist and SCIBS exhibitor for the past 15 years, Multihull Central will show an array of ocean-going cats, Brent Vaughan, director at Multihull Central says SCIBS has always had a good representation of catamarans, growing stronger every year. “Sanctuary Cove is the launch pad for buyers around Australia to view the largest international range of multihulls in Australia in one location and start their cruising adventure, whether they are ready to sail north to the Whitsundays, or take delivery in Asia onboard a Seawind, or in Europe onboard an Outremer and explore the world. “What I have noticed is when other segments reduced their displays over the tough economic period, the cat displays remained stable or even grew. I think because cruising catamarans provide a wonderful compromise between living space, sailing ability, overall comfort and value for money. “They can be a holiday house on the water, a performance sailing boat show 069 CAT FEVER Directly below: Ideal for live aboard and cruising, and able to be handled by a team of two, the popular Lagoon 421 will make its appearance at SCIBS. Below left: The Lipari 41 Evolution catamaran will be on display as will the Saba 50 (below right), making its debut down under.
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