Boats

Despite what Australia and the world has been through over the past three months, festival organisers hope the spectre of Covid-19 will be in the past and that the Festival will be as busy and bustling as it always has been.

The series, accessible free on the Multihull Solutions website, presents weekly and fortnightly information sessions on a vast range of topics to interest buyers and sellers of new and pre-owned power and sail multihulls.

On this dinghy, every plank is individually shaped and tapered, then glued and clamped into position – there's no fastening in the build process.

In Thomson describes how they lifted the 52 footer and its detached keel and mast on to the truck for the trip north.

With the Transat Québec - St Malo race cancelled, Arkema 4 will be all set for the various grand prix races of the Multi50 trimaran circuit in late summer, before no doubt taking part in outings on the Mediterranean in the autumn.

World's biggest boatbuilder reports healthy accounts primed for next season.

The carbon fibre rig and the large sail area provide incredible power that allows the boat to sail 18.5 knots at 18 knots true wind.

The concept was created in response to the restrictions boat buyers have experienced inspecting boats following the postponement or cancellation of major boat shows due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Filling the gap between the shipyard’s acclaimed NEEL 45 and NEEL 51, the new NEEL 47 has optimised ergonomics and a reconceptualised interior layout to enhance onboard liveability and offshore performance.

How do you get a 52ft yacht, which draws 3.2m, out of the water in Sydney and transport it to Brisbane?

Ian and Annika Thomson bought an original TP52 for $30,000 and are reviving her for a Sydney Hobart attempt.

The 10m-long one-design TF10 trimaran – also known as the foiling flying machine – was designed four years ago by renowned duo Morrelli & Melvin.

In these times, one could argue that such an explorer yacht that can travel to the far corners of the earth, is perhaps more appealing than ever!

The versatile M80 can be specified for cruising or racing and the larger 9-metre design will have a range enough to sail across the Atlantic.

This decision will enable the BIA resources to fully focus on member support at this challenging time.

Planning will continue for the Sydney and Brisbane shows, with final decisions to be made at later dates.