READ MORE: SKY POND (Part 1) >> The starboard engine stopped dead at 3 a.m. in the South Java Sea while I was on watch. A physical inspection of the plastic, transparent diesel tank showed it was completely empty while the gauge showed 50 litres remaining. Further scrutiny of the water gauge proved that the Read more about SKY POND (Part 2)[…]
On March 3rd, 2016 My husband, Carl and I took ownership of our new Seawind 1160 Deluxe in a little bay at the mouth of the Saigon River, with our destination set for Darwin, Australia. We spent ten years preparing for this event – our escape from the day-to-day redundancy of work and land life Read more about SKY POND (Part 1)[…]
Don Wigston of Windcraft Multihulls visits the La Grande Motte International Multihull Show. Read below to see his boat show feedback… After all I’d read about the new Seawind 1600 catamaran I was itching to see one close up. So when I learned that it would be on display in the south of France at Read more about Visiting the International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte[…]
We’re in Rain Rain Rainville. We’re supposedly in a rain shadow, but I’m not convinced. Despite all that, it’s been a great winter in Port Townsend, living aboard Sky Pond in the Point Hudson Marina, meeting all the people in this small town, spending time in the coffee shops, bars and art galleries. We’ve taken advantage Read more about Cruising with Skypond[…]
The first new Seawind 1260 to arrive in the USA enjoyed a warm reception a this year’s Miami Boat Show which concluded last week. And after making her debut at the show, SAIL Magazine was on hand to test the boat in the days followings. Here’s a report on the launch and some words form SAIL… The Read more about The New Seawind 1260 Arrives in the USA and Makes a Fast Start[…]
When a slot opened up on the delivery trip of the new Seawind 1600 Northstar, I leapt at the opportunity. The journey would take the 1600 south from Vietnam, across the South China Sea to Singapore, a good 600 nautical mile journey. This would be a fantastic chance to give this impressive new design a Read more about Seawind 1600 #1 Delivery Report[…]
Performance Through Intelligent Design Comfort and performance are a tradeoff discussed endlessly. The 1600 strikes this balance through the use of advanced build technologies and continuous weight-saving efforts. However, strategically placed carbon fibre reinforcements to the daggerboard case, bow and other areas not only make the 1600 stiff and fast, but also give her the Read more about Performance Through Intelligent Design[…]
Counting Down to Launch Seawind 1600 #1 launches in just 2 weeks, and we are pleased to announce the debut of this stunning new yacht at the Barcelona Boat Show running from October 11th to 15th. The Launch Barcelona is a special city, and like a few other European cities she is close to some Read more about Seawind 1600 to debut at Barcelona Boat Show[…]
Through the new Seawind 1160 Resort, some exciting new businesses have opened – delivering their owners a great return on investment, but also the opportunity to work doing what they love. Here we wanted to feature 2 businesses that receive rave reviews from guests, and deliver a sustainable and growing business model – indeed some of these businesses already have another boat on order!
City of Darwin Cruises, and their 1160 Resort KURU has been an instant success. One of the first new 1160 Resorts ordered, KURU is featured in our 1160 Resort video and comes perfectly equipped to explore Darwin Harbour and the region. City of Darwin Cruises offer “a unique eco-sailing and history experience of Darwin” but they also run corporate events, weddings, and kids parties.
Eco-tourism is a buzzword in today’s charter market, but with a new Seawind 1160 RESORT that’s not just hype – the boat can come equipped with a revolutionary electric drive system that eliminates emissions and helps your business show the natural environment, without contributing to harming it. Electric propulsion isn’t just an environmental issue – it’s an economic one as well. Day charter catamarans see a lot of use in an active, busy business. Fuel consumption is an important consideration. And, when financing a catamaran for business purposes, it could be important to shift those costs away from ongoing running costs in the form of fuel.
When preparing for a long term cruising holiday you want to know that you can get to your destinations on time and with good pace. While the 1600 is by no means a high powered racing catamaran, we do consider her as a luxury performance cruiser. The team at Reichel Pugh were therefore tasked to Read more about Seawind 1600 Performance Vectors[…]
You may already be up to speed on the recent trend of vlogging, or like many the term may be new to you. In short a Vlog is a video-blog, a compilation of homemade (or in some cases – semi professional) video’s following the stories or adventures of it’s host. This trend has recently seen Read more about What the Vlog?[…]
As I start this posting we are sitting in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas. It is nearly time for departure and to say farewell to the Bahamas. I think what will stand out about the cruising in this area, are the colours. Beautiful cobalt blue and turquoise waters which never get too Read more about Sail away to Cuba with Adventures of Shamal[…]