On Friday the 30th of October, a crowd of over 130 onlookers watched as the world's newest blue water catamaran was officially launched off the Newport Marine Service's slipway at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Newport north of Sydney, Australia.
“This new design is similar to our award winning Seawind 1160, however it's bigger and in some ways better,” Richard Ward commented at the launch, “It is larger in length, beam, height, rig, sails, fuel tanks, storage lockers and head height and has some other new features plus we expect its performance will also be very strong.”
The boat's performance lived up to expectations the following day, with 33 x Seawind's racing in a 10-15 knot north-easterly in bright sunny conditions. Always at the front end of the fleet, it was clear that this new production catamaran will be hard to catch on the water and will continue Seawind's reputation as an innovative producer of performance catamarans built to a superior level of quality… features insisted upon by the fastidious Australian yachtsman.
With 7 boats already sold, the Seawind 1250 now goes on tour around Australia including display & demo weekends in Sydney Harbour, then competing at the 3rd annual Seawind Moreton Bay Regatta (20-22 November) which will also provide customers the opportunity to inspect and test sail with schedule demonstrations. Then to the Melbourne International Boat Show in early February.
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