REVIEWS LIGHTWAVE 38
Shipyard LIGHTWAVE YACHTS
LIGHTWAVE 38 CATAMARAN – GUARANTEED 100% ‘AUSSIE’!
Seen from Europe, or the United States, we don’t always appreciate the real attraction of the Australians for the sea, and particularly the nautical industry. However, in the country of the kangaroo, there is an exceptional expertise as regards boat building, and a particularly large number of multihull specialists. A visit to one of their most talented representatives, the Lightwave 38 catamaran, whose latest version shows an intact motivation looking for perfection.
In the southern hemisphere, times can also be hard for the builders, even in the privileged little world of multihulls. The Australians’ real passion for the nautical industry, and their clearly above-average technical level are not always enough. A market which when all is said and done is limited (22 million inhabitants), an Australian dollar which is up and down like a yoyo, more often low than high, quite restrictive regulations and some of the most expensive labour costs, and you quickly find yourself one of the last production catamaran builders remaining in a country where sailing is nevertheless one of the national sports. Proportionally, the percentage of boat owners in the total population is actually twice as high as that in Europe.
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Specification sheet lightwave 38
Shipyard : LIGHTWAVE YACHTS / Length : 11.5mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran