This completely new-from-the-ground-up 45ft catamaran carries a huge array of advancements in design, technology and craftsmanship, while also retaining the most crucial Seawind DNA.

The shipyard has announced the new Isla 40 will replace the successful Lucia 40 sailing catamaran and will be available from early 2021.

Is less more? Phil Ross takes a detour from self-isolation to check out the latest Oceanis.

There will be new and used catamarans for sale and also a chance for potential charter boat owners to learn what it takes to make a successful business from the charter industry.

One lucky man was pleasantly surprised when his wife placed a deposit on a Cygnet 20 without telling him.

He is best known for designing the first canting keel in New Zealand, probably anywhere in the world, and his NZ 37, Young 88 and Young 11 designs have been highly successful worldwide

More compact than her big sisters, the NEEL 47, 51 and 65, the new 43 will still have a high freeboard and a very similar pod in terms of design.

By using electric propulsion to regenerate the batteries whilst sailing, the yacht will be able to operate for up to four days without having to plug into shore power or start the two onboard generators.

The event has been scheduled in response to huge demand and will allow registered visitors to inspect the brand new Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 sailing catamaran.

Speeds over 21 knots can be achieved by powering up SEA EAGLE II’s Rondal rig, which can carry over 3500 square meters of sail area evenly distributed over her carbon Panamax masts.

The biggest thing we were to remove was the rotten core and a seized diesel engine.

The brief was to provide a yacht that gave comfort to explore the world, in an extremely lightweight structure to ensure victories in superyacht regattas.

Dacoma's version is air-filled and computer-controlled, and it swings in a manner tuned to wave action. Its primary target application is for wind farm crew transfer vessels, which need smooth handling for crew comfort.

The vessel, known as the Franklin 29, will feature a strip-planked hull made from Western Red Cedar, laid decks of Celery Top Pine, Huon pine on the transom and fitout with other Tasmanian native timbers.

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.