It’s no secret that Seawind and Corsair Marine’s manufacturing is growing at its facility in Vietnam. With a number of recent models released for both brands, production lines are full for many models well into 2019, so boat buyers really need to plan ahead to make sure you get your time on the water for next season!
Looking back at our new boat launches in May, it’s great to reflect on the variety of our products and our customers, with activity across the globe. 20 Foot trimarans, charter boats, an Alaskan race boat and a locally launched 52 foot catamaran, about to sail back to Australia: May has been a typically productive month from our team of dedicated and experienced boat builders here at the yard, and we’d like to share a little insight into the variety of fantastic projects that we get to work on.
Seawind 1600: With hull No 1 (“Northstar”) happily sailing in the Mediterranean, in May we launched “Double J” for the Australian owners of Elite Sailing. This boat has been built to meet full international class society standards (DNV) as it will be operating in Australia as a luxurious whale watching boat under Australian commercial vessel standards in Mooloolaba, Queensland. The boat is currently in Nha Trang, Vietnam where the owners are taking delivery before sailing her back to the East Coast of Australia over the next 6-8 weeks.
Bookings are available from August: https://www.elitesailing.com.au/
Corsair 970 Sport: New Corsair dealers Wright Yacht Sales took delivery a very distinctive Sport 970, ready to race for one of the most exciting and fun events in the sailing scene in the US: The Race to Alaska. The 970 Sport has a range of upgrades including carbon mast and boom, a larger sail area using Doyle carbon laminate materials; an upgraded traveller system and a lighter interior fitout giving a much higher power to weight ratio. If you want to set yourself a sailing challenge, you should check this event out. A 600 Nautical mile race with sails only, no motors allowed, so boats are typically fitted out with oars or pedal power for the moments of no wind. Sounds tough? Now add a section of tidal current upwards of 20 kts! Grit and determination required to tackle some difficult tactics and seamanship if you want to come out on top! A cash prize for first place and a set of steak knives for second, this event is as whacky as it is tough!
Seawind 1260: The first launch for our long-term Corsair and now Seawind Dealer, Don Wigston of Windcraft on the West coast of Florida. This boat is 2nd Seawind 1260 to arrive in the US and will be available for charter through Sailing Florida.
Seawind 1160 Lite (Johnson): Another launch for our Australian Seawind Dealer, Multihull Central. This 1160 Lite is built to Australian commercial vessel standards and will soon be available for charter.
Corsair 760: Richard Ward travelled to Busan, Korea to guide our newest Seawind & Corsair dealers GMY Yachting through the International Boat Show and their first test sail. A fantastic result with a new Corsair 760 sold at the show and more to come. GMY are based in the southern town of Yeosu, surrounded by fantastic coast lines and islands, perfect for their developing sailing community.