The Seawind 1600 is a luxury performance catamaran.
IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT BOAT
Enjoy this video review of the Seawind 1600 Catamaran. It covers five categories for evaluation that were applied to the leading 40-50 foot catamarans available today. These are evaluation categories that really matter for long-term ownership. Would you agree?
SAFETY AND DESIGN
- Liferaft position
- Helm position
- Safety features
- Hull construction
- Fittings and latches
- Engine bay
- Steering mechanism
- Overall robustness
- Guest accommodation
- Shower access
- Berth size
- General layout and liveability
- Length: 51’6″ / 15.74 meters
- Beam: 25’10” / 7.9 meters
- Draft (varying draft due to daggerboards and retractable rudders): from 8’6″ / 2.6m to 2’1″ / 0.54m
- Displacement: 13T
VALUE FOR MONEY
The Seawind is competitively priced, starting at USD $859,000, and comes with quite a bit of kit. However, no boat is truly ‘turn key’ and once adding some nice-to-have as well as need-to-have extras, the price was coming up to $960,000. This is inline with other catamarans of similar size and type (ie, the Outremer 51). She is built in Vietnam which allows lower labour rates while not compromising on quality. The reviewers felt that, given what’s included in the base price, the Seawind 1600 represents better than average value for money.
Designed by world renowned naval architects
This 52 foot luxury catamaran is the perfect balance of cruising comfort and performance sailing. Using high end composite construction materials and techniques, the Seawind 1600 is for the sailor who is looking for something a little extra. 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.
Performance through intelligent design
Comfort and performance are a tradeoff discussed endlessly. The 1600 strikes this balance through the use of advanced build technologies and continuous weight-saving efforts. However, strategically placed carbon fibre reinforcements to the daggerboard case, bow and other areas not only make the 1600 stiff and fast, but also gives her the beachability that so many Seawind catamarans are renown for.
Best Cruising Catamarans…The Results
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As seen in the animation below, through the use of retracting daggerboards and rudders, and despite the lack of mini-keels, the 1600 is safe on a sandy shoal. The minimum draft (with daggerboards and rudders up) is only 54cm – or 2ft 1inches. That means the Seawind 1600 can enter many areas typically reserved only for mini-keeled multihulls or daysailers, such as reefs and sandy inlets.
Captive daggerboards, which don’t protrude through the deck, reduce maintenance and keep a clean deck that could otherwise prove hazardous offshore. And this approach conveniently maintains the aesthetic of the stunning Reichel Pugh design. The daggerboard lifting mechanism is run to the cockpit, so there’s no need to rush forward and then cross the boat to raise the boards.
We hope you like our blend of comfort and performance, which owes a lot to the Seawind philosophy of making every boat as simple and reliable as possible
This blue water cruiser offers state of the art equipment and a world class luxury fit-out. The 1600 interior will be offered in both “European” and “Traditional” finishes.
Her spacious cockpit features twin helms under her hardtop making life easier for the skipper when maneuvering in tight quarters or docking, as well as offering protection from the weather.
Her cockpit has plenty of seating and room to move and features an L shaped lounge and dining table under the hardtop, which will offer outdoor dining for up to 8 people.
Her modern and luxurious interior will come in two distinctive styles ‘European’ and ‘Traditional’.
Her fully equipped and spacious galley is situated on the port side of the saloon. It has plenty of bench space and storage and the U shape design of the offers some safety when in rough weather.
The saloon has an eight person dining table, drop down television and built in surround sound. There is also a separate nav station from which you have 360 degree vision through the windows.
Seawind 1600 Base Price $859,000 USD
The Seawind 1600 will be available in two configurations — four cabins (two in each hull), or three cabins where the entire starboard hull becomes a spacious owner’s suite with an island berth aft and a sizable bathroom with separate toilet and shower forward. The other two bedrooms and a second bathroom/toilet will be housed in the port hull.
If you're interested in knowing more about the Seawind 1600 contact Richard Allen, available weekdays, evenings and weekends.
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