Seawind 1370

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The Seawind 1370 heralds a new era for builder Seawind, founded in Australia over 40 years ago. A new, more modern design combined with an increased production capacity augurs well for the success of this model. But does this performance cruising catamaran retain the legendary build quality of her older siblings? We went along to find out…

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Test location: Pattaya – Thailand
Conditions : wind 11 to 14 knots, slight chop

Seawind continues to produce capable cruising boats from its Vietnam yard, after relocating there from Australia a decade ago to improve its supply chain. The range now comprises models from 39 to 52 feet and it’s currently the mid-range boats that are really pushing the brand’s popularity, both in Australia and in its largest overseas market, the USA.
The stand-out has been the newly designed 45-foot 1370 which has more than 70 orders as we go to press. For 2024, it is joined by the 39-foot 1170 that company owner Richard Ward has been evaluating since the first hull popped-out of the mold in late 2023. These two boats epitomize the new era being heralded into this company that’s now some 42 years old. Company expansion has also taken place for 2024, with a newly built yard on the Mediterranean shores of Turkey. These new premises, along with larger premises in Vietnam has allowed a substantial increase in output.
So, to see if the quality has remained as the quantity has risen, I sought out a 1370.
To find one, I flew to fly to Thailand to board an early 1370 because the company has develo...

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