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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the team at Multihull Solutions!

by Multihull Solutions 22 Dec 2017 06:17 UTC
Merry Christmas from the team at Multihull Solutions! © Multihull Solutions

Multihull Solutions Asi Pacific's premier offshore , cruising catamaran & trimaran specialist.

What a year it has been for the team at Multihull Solutions, which included exhibiting at ten international boat shows, opening new Sales Centres in New Zealand and Tahiti, welcoming several new staff members, and selling over 90 new and pre-owned multihulls throughout Asia Pacific. We can't wait to see what 2018 will bring!

In the last multihull update of 2017, we share our festive season operating hours along with some great memories of two of our owners enjoying Christmas Day on their boats. We invite you to the first boat show of 2018, the Phuket Rendezvous which is to be held from 4 - 7 January at the Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand.

We share the latest news from the multihull world, update you on other exciting events taking place early in the new year, and provide you with some interesting reading to keep you busy while you enjoy some down time.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support over the year. We greatly appreciate your custom and value the contribution you have made to our successful year. May your festive season be filled with love and laughter!

As usual, if there is anything we can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact our team today.

Fair winds and smooth sailing,
The Multihull Solutions team
FESTIVE SEASON OPERATING HOURS
Merry Christmas

Festive Season Office Opening Hours

Leading up to and following the holiday season we will be operating our normal business hours of Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm as well as Saturday and Sundays by appointment.

From 22 December until 8 January, our Sales Centres around the Asia Pacific region will operate limited hours. Please visit our Operating Hours page here for the opening hours of the closest Sales Centre to you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need to book a special appointment over this period or if you require any assistance in the lead up to Christmas or over the festive period.

Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas and holiday season!

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Christmas Afloat
Christmas Afloat

Christmas Afloat | Owner's Memories
By Caroline Strainig

It’s almost Christmas. And there’s no more perfect place to celebrate the festive season than on the water. Here, some of the Multihull Solutions family of boat owners share their special memories.

Gordon and Louise Fraser

Gordon and Louise live in Brisbane and own a Fountaine Pajot Salina 48, which they called Paikea, a Maori name, in honour of their New Zealand roots.

They love spending time on the water over the festive season, although they usually celebrate Christmas Day itself at home with family and relatives.

However, one Christmas they will never forget even though it is years ago was when they cut the ties with land a little earlier than normal, having Christmas lunch on Paikea in her berth at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly before setting sail afterwards.

“I will never forget that Christmas on the boat because it was extra-special,” Gordon said.

“There is always a special feeling when you are on the boat – it’s our beach house – but Christmas added another element again.
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Phuket Rendezvous | 4-7 January 2018

The inaugural Phuket Rendezvous is set to bring the best of luxury lifestyle to the region from 4 - 7 January 2018. Held at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, the Rendezvous will replace the 14-year old Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) that has been held in the same location for the previous 10 years.

In the marina, the event will host the region’s leading brokers and dealers, guaranteeing maritime heaven for leisure boating enthusiasts and the 10,000 expected guests. Visitors will be able to access over 50 yachts and have the opportunity to meet with yacht brokers, high-end property developers, bespoke travel organisers as well as specialists within the hospitality and food and beverage industries.

On Display with Multihull Solutions:

We will also have representatives of Corsair Marine and NEEL Trimarans on the stand to answer all queries about these prestigious brands.

For more information or to book a guided tour on any of these vessels, please email Andrew.

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LATEST NEWS
Multihull Solutions Pittwater Rally
Makes a Splash
A fleet of multihulls took Pittwater by storm in late November at the hugely successful Multihull Solutions Pittwater Rally.

Thirteen multihulls participated in the biennial three-day event which incorporated laid-back cruising on Pittwater's marine wonderland and an itinerary of relaxation and unforgettable social occasions.

The participants assembled at Cafe on Pittwater on the Friday afternoon for an official briefing and distribution of Rally Kits before sharing outlandish sailing tales over canapés and drinks at sunset. Competition was fierce the following day at the traditional Figurehead competition....
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Multihull Solutions Opens New Sales
Centre in Whangarei in NZ
Multihull Solutions has opened a new sales centre in New Zealand in response to continuing demand for multihulls in the region.

The new sales centre is conveniently located in Whangarei, just 90 minutes from Auckland's international and domestic airports. Set in Marsden Cove Marina, just inside the entrance to Whangarei Harbour, the office provides convenient access for buyers to view a range of pre-owned multihulls all in the one location.

The marina is of world-class standard with 230 berths, Customs services, fuel dock, retail, boat ramp, coast guard and direct harbour access.
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BOAT SHOWS AND OPEN DAYS
Free Gold Coast Multihull Show
and Open Day | 24 February 18
Don't miss out on the huge Multihull Boat Show and Open Day at our Gold Coast Sales Centre on Saturday 24 February 2018. Spanning both our "Out-of-Water Boat Show" as well as the marina at The Boat Works in Coomera, you will be able to check out an extensive range of quality new and pre-owned sail and power multihulls at your leisure.

We are also presenting a number of fantastic (and free!) information sessions covering many aspects of yacht ownership, cruising and handy tips.

Chat to our team who will be on hand all day long to discuss any queries you have about buying, selling or enjoying a multihull.
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Singapore Yacht Show
12-15 April 2018
The Singapore Yacht Show is your opportunity to discover some of the word's finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting, giving you a chance to enjoy luxury yachting at its finest.

Held at the award-winning ONE
°15 Marina Club, this exclusive event epitomises luxury lifestyle, bringing together world-class yachts, glamorous parties, high-end entertaining, and an enviable range of prestige products and brands.

We will have the hugely popular Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 sailing catamaran on display as well as the MY 44 power catamaran by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts.
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BLOGS, STORIES AND MORE

The Life of a Live-aboard: Equipped for Comfort

By Brett Campbell for Mysailing.com.au

Living onboard a boat can be as simple or as complicated as you want. All you basically need is a way to make the boat go, a way to stop her and a way to tell where you are.

But, chances are you will need something more if you want to live with any level of comfort. This article will give a quick outline of these four areas.

The driving force
Your sails are your primary propulsion but few cruisers have a direct influence on their sail plans. A decent cruising set of sails made of medium weight dacron should last anywhere between five and ten years. There is a huge difference in sail wardrobes between boats. We carry a storm jib, number 3 jib, furling genoa and a slab-reefed mainsail.

The longest trips we have made double-handed are six crossings of the Ionian Sea, each of around 300 miles. For us that means two nights at sea. In our five years onboard we still have not hoisted the #3 or storm jib in anger.

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Taking Delivery in France But Can't Sail? No Issue!

Dreaming of sailing off into the sunset but cannot sail? Caroline Strainig follows a non-sailing couple through the process of taking delivery of their new Lucia 40 sailing catamaran in France.

For most of us, the dream of sailing away into the sunset stems from a long-held love of sailing, but for Michael and Marita Lysaght the sailing part of the equation was a last-minute addition.

Long-time powerboaters, the Sydney couple decided to buy a sailing catamaran when the time came to buy their new dream boat and do some extended cruising. Nor did they let a lack of serious sailing experience deter them from taking delivery of their new Lucia 40 from the Fountaine Pajot factory in France and embarking on an ambitious overseas cruise straight away.

The retired Michael and Marita say the change to sail was for a pragmatic reason as well as the extra element sailing would add to their cruising.

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Latest Video | Let's Dance #17 - All Roads Lead to Rome

Here are the 'crew of two' Michael and Marita with their latest video installment as they explore the Mediterranean aboard their FP Lucia 40 Let's Dance.

Join them as they experience a cracking passage from Corsica to Italy, with strong winds, great boat speed and some very energetic dolphins.

Thank you for keeping us updated on all your amazing adventures, Michael and Marita!

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Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

4 - 7 January 18 | Phuket RendezVous
20 - 28 January | Dusseldorf Boat Show
22 - 25 February 18 | Thailand Yacht Show
24 February 18 | Free Multihull Boat Show & Open Day
24 - 25 February 18 | Mandurah Boat Show
12 - 15 April 18 | Singapore Yacht Show
28 - 29 April 18 | Pittwater Sail Expo
24 - 27 May 18 | Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

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