Captive daggerboards, which don’t protrude through the deck, reduce maintenance and keep a clean deck that could otherwise prove hazardous offshore. Keeping these large foils captive also prevents windage aloft which can cause a catamaran at anchor to swing and swerve about her mooring. This approach conveniently maintains the aesthetic of the stunning Reichel Pugh design. The daggerboard lifting mechanism is run to a dedicated control in the cockpit, so there’s no need to rush forward and then cross the boat to raise the boards.
Comfort and performance are a trade-off discussed endlessly. The Seawind 1600 Passagemaker strikes this balance through the use of advanced build technologies and continuous weight-saving efforts. Strategically placed carbon fiber reinforcements throughout the structure, Kevlar reinforcement under the waterline and revolutionary daggerboard integration not only make the Seawind 1600 Passagemaker an extremely stiff and fast catamaran, but also gives her the beach ability that so many Seawind catamarans are renown for.
Through the use of Kevlar reinforced hulls with retracting daggerboards and rudders, the Seawind 1600 Passagemaker is safe on a sandy shoal. The minimum draft (with daggerboards and rudders up) is only 54cm – or 2ft 1 inches. That means the Seawind 1600 Passagemaker can enter protected anchorages and waterways inaccessible to almost any other cruiser on the market today.
Designed for extended ocean crossings, the Seawind 1600 Passagemaker has all of the cruising practicality you would expect from a new Seawind catamaran, but delivered on long and fast performance hulls.
High aspect deep retracting rudders and daggerboards offer performance and practicality - this catamaran sailboat tacks easily and is a nimble performer, but has a minimum draft of only 54cm with the foils raised.
At 52 foot, this Reichel Pugh designed performance cruiser offers sailors a true sailing experience whilst not sacrificing on safety or comfort. The Seawind 1600 Passagemaker has proven to be a world class catamaran capable of being sailed anywhere, by anyone.
The Seawind 1600 Passagemaker carries an exclusive interior full of the elegant finish work expected of a true thoroughbred sailing yacht.
A delightful light-oak interior oozes Italian style. The chic grey of the oak interior contrasts well with the modern walnut floor timbers. Soft LED lighting and quality sound system enhance the carefully planned atmosphere aboard.
Reichel Pugh design expertise, along with Seawinds 35 years of practical catamaran handling experience combine to create a yacht ideal for long extended cruising or live-aboard sailing.
Designed by world renowned naval architects Reichel Pugh, this 52-foot luxury catamaran is the perfect balance of cruising comfort and performance sailing.
With simple sailing systems, twin protected helms and a large open cockpit space, this blue water luxury cruising catamaran sets the standard for offshore sailing.
At 52 ft, our Seawind 1600 Passagemaker is the flagship of our range with a brief to be the “ultimate luxury offshore cruiser”. And after thousands of design hours, and thousands more in the early construction and testing phases, that work has been rewarded in a competition we hold in high regard.
A second electronic engine control mounted at the stbd helm makes for easy maneuvering and makes the boat manageable from either helm.
These removable role up clears are an essential item for any blue water sailor. Attaching to the outboard side of both the port and stbd helms they allow skippers to remain warm and dry at the helm in even the worst of conditions whilst still allowing for easy access and use of the sail controls.
BATTERY LITHIUM UPGRADE (720AH)
Change from the traditional AGM battery system to a high capacity Lithium system from Mastervolt. This option not only upgrades the batteries but also modifies the entire charging system ensuring a total compatible system including upgraded mastervolt alternators and regulators, additional AGM start battery and DC/DC charging unit.
STORM JIB WITH FURLER
The storm jib is designed for use in winds too strong for the regular jib, typically in conditions 40kts and up. It provides just enough sail area to maintain directional stability.
CARBON PARK AVENUE BOOM
Very simply, the wings of the carbon fiber boom extend outwards to catch the mainsail as it is lowered. Lazy jacks ensure that the mainsail is captured within the confines of the recessed area of the boom deck and hides the bulk of the sail when moored. The sail cover is fit to the inboard groove of the track system installed on the inside perimeter of the boom top.
SATELITE PHONE/DATA WIFI ROUTER IRIDIUM GO
The Iridium GO! is a satellite wifi router/phone. Once installed in the boat the boat will have a wifi hotspot the same as any office/home and all devices (phones, computers, chartplotters, c-zone etc) can then easily be connected to the internet.
B&G forward Scan option
Explore poorly-chartered or unfamiliar waters confidently, avoid upcoming dangers or obstructions and set custom shallow depth alarms with B&G’s forward-looking sensor. With an effective range eight times the actual depth, ForwardScan® helps you avoid groundings or damage to keels and rudders while pinpointing the ideal spot for anchoring.
C-ZONE DIGITAL SWITCHING
The sleek CZone® touch screen digital switching system provides a lightweight sophisticated switching system enabelling control and monetoring of your vessel through the navigation tables touch screen display or through WiFi connection the system can also be controlled at the helm mounted chart plotter or wirelessly via tablet or smartphone.