For over 27 years Seawind Catamarans have been designing and building catamarans, and for the past 15 years or so many of these boats have become successful charter boats in many locations in Australia including the Whitsundays, Townsville, Fraser Island, Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast, Lake Macquarie, Pittwater, Sydney, Jervis Bay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth.
SEAWIND 1160 Catamaran
There are also Seawinds chartering internationally including Phuket (Thailand), Sicily (Italy), South Korea, Fiji and soon the British Virgin Islands (Caribbean).
With so many boats in charter, Seawind are fully aware of the demands of charter boat operation, and also the needs of charter companies and the charter market in general. That’s why the boats are fitted out with highly durable finishes and componentary, while also being approved to NSW Maritime Survey, the most stringent of Australian authorities when it comes to boat survey approvals.
What this means in reality is that if you have a boat built to NSW Survey, you will pass this boat into other states with minimal fuss, Queensland included. This is not necessarily the case with getting a boat into NSW from another state.
When the Seawinds were designed, many charter companies were consulted to ensure that their feedback was considered in the design process. But most importantly, these performance cruising catamarans are designed for Australian conditions and are a perfect match for the tropical Whitsunday climate, with large open spaces, superior ventilation and short handed sailing systems that make these boats not only easy to sail, but comfortable and safe.
As a result, Seawinds are amongst the most sought after charter boats in Australia and are currently in hot demand from charter companies in the Whitsundays and other locations.
General Manager of Whitsunday Rent A Yacht, Glen Read reinforces this, 'The Seawind 1000s are very popular and the owners make a reasonable return on them. The Seawind 1160 has really been way over the top and I would prefer to have a second one so it didn’t have to work so hard. It’s been an unbelievable earner for the owner.