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Seawind 1160 A long-standing trendsetter!

Published on 01 october 2016 at 0h00

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A great example of a long-standing model from the southern hemisphere. In build now for 12 years, there is not a wrinkle to be seen! (Re)discover this particularly attractive blue water cruiser.

When you discover the Seawind 1160, you’re sure to say that this model doesn’t resemble the other catamarans in its class… and you would be right! With hulls topped with imposing side windows, the compact nacelle and fine hulls, it has a distinctive look. Little known in Europe, it is understandably more popular in its country of origin, Australia, but also in the United States where it is seen great commercial success. Today, the yard is based in Asia and continues to develop. Next year they plan to present their 1600 at the European boat shows, explains Shane Grover, who also manages Corsair Marine. To date, more than 120 examples of the 1160 have been built…and it is still in production! During its long career, this catamaran has had a few evolutions (principally the use of high-tech materials), and note that a “Lite” version has been available since 2014. This is a more stripped-out version with two 20 to 25hp outboard motors instead of the twin diesels and only one helm station. Immediately this saves 500 kg. At the same time, the Deluxe version maintains all the attributes of the original 1160, with in-board motors and multiple options offered as standard, extra bunks avai...

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