The Seawind is competitively priced, at USD $859,000, and comes with quite a bit of kit- however, no boat is truly ‘turn key’ and once we added some nice-to-have as well as need-to-have extras, the price was coming up to $960,000. The galley is mounted up in the saloon on the starboard side in an enclosed U shaped configuration, suggesting it would be a safe, secure space during rough weather. The galley communicates with the cockpit through three large opening windows, which aids airflow throughout the entire area, as well as making the space more open. If you are single handed, you can use the remote buttons for this central winch to pull up the main, and the self-tacking jib unfurls nicely when you come off the wind. She has an All Yacht Spars double spreader rig stepped just ahead of the coachroof, which is easily climbed up some steps to work on the boom. What I forgot to mention was the… Sleep ability. Visibility from the twin helms is exceptional, though taller sailors may find the hardtop a little low when standing. The saloon has four forward facing hatches- so there’s plenty of light and ventilation. by Anonymous May 22, 2019, 6:53 am 228 Views. Please consult dealership personnel for details. The Outremer 51 was developed from the 49, ... You might also want to take a look at our Seawind 1600 review which is another boat that competes with the Outremer. All lines including those for reefing come back to the cockpit for short handed sailing. The genoa is a piece of cake, of course, as it’s self tacking. Designed with performance and weight saving in mind, it’s hulls are narrow and reinforced with Kevlar and carbon. Thank you for taking the time and attention to detail . Diesel Saildrives: 2 x Yanmar 57 hp / 43 kw, Upwind Sail Area: 1,558 sq ft / 144.5 sq m, Screecher (optional): 990 sq ft / 92.5 sq m, Spinnaker (optional): 2,370 sq ft / 220 sq m. Also, for safety and practicality, most other lines are controlled by a power winch in the center of the cockpit, with the lines tailing into bins, keeping the area neat and uncluttered. Most of their range focuses on smaller performance catamarans and the 1160 and 1260 (38ft and 41ft respectively) are particularly popular, especially amongst Australians. Those twin helms are set in a mid position and tuck halfway under the bimini: they are a real USP for this boat. This design really moves the bar versus more established competitors in this market (read our Catana 47 review for example). All cabins have recessed fans, which are a practical solution to ensure good ventilation. Therefore, we’re giving the Seawind 1600 6/10 for this category. We felt that, given what’s included in the base price, she represents slightly better than average value for money. 245 Views, Click here for full post:, Your email address will not be published. The forward guest cabin in the port hull is the big compromise – it’s going to seriously reduce your options if you have guests onboard. With a thoughtful design such as a recessed daggerboard that doesn’t impede in the interior or deck and a minimalist interior, this catamaran suits the sailor who wants to be able to make fast passages while in comfort. Particularly on interior joinery. Let’s move on to the next category, which is build quality. I love your reviews, very well done. The forward-facing navigation station is a safe location when on watch, with the amazing visibility to see both the headsail and mainsail. The wrap around windows give you fantastic visibility forward and around. BUT VERY fascinated that you are unloading a rather sea-kindly boat, and if Im reading between the lines, you are “going cat” on us. There is plenty of competition in this category with the Balance 526, Outremer 51 and HH50 all vying for honours in this 50 foot performance range. The mechanism for operating these is in the cockpit for ease of use and safety. so bottom line is, if sailed responsibly, catamarans seems to be equally safe, with some speed advantages, and some storm potential disadvantages, but clearly after 5 years.. you feel more advantages than dis? Easy! I’d probably have a water maker retro fitted to a 100l per hour model. So, if you’re moving around the deck while underway, you don’t need to worry about tripping over something and hurting yourself (Nick broke his toe doing exactly this only three weeks ago) or, worst case scenario, going overboard. Behind the nav station is an ample galley with burners and a double sink. While both provide valuable insight, these are really two completely different boats (even just based on size and price point alone). Contact Richard Allen with 180 Marine for more information. This category takes into account everything that makes a catamaran comfortable and pleasurable to live on. The running rigging is very well organised. It doesn’t strike my fancy the way it does yours, but I it was really neat to see how this cat had been built more with performance in mind. May 22, 2019, 6:53 am The large opening lockers on the floor and under seating provide adequate storage space. The steering mechanism was exceptionally robust and over-engineered. Four forward-facing opening hatches provide good ventilation, and combined with wrap-around windows, the sailor has exceptional visibility. It will depend on what you go for I guess. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. But there is definitely enough space in this boat, particularly in the galley, saloon and cockpit, and the space is well utilised, with everything laid out exactly the way we would like it. I think we are gravitating more towards the roomier production boats…but they have their negatives, too. The Seawind 1600 is a 51’7” (15.74m) fast cruising catamaran designed by Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design (United States). We are also looking for the perfect catamaran to sail around the world in a few years. But that is true of the competition I guess. (Yes, this catamaran has a top speed of 23 knots- but we’ll get to performance in a bit.). Although the master cabin is quite comfortable with four opening hatches for natural sunlight and ventilation. Draft (varying draft due to daggerboards and retractable rudders): from 8’6″ / 2.6m to 2’1″ / 0.54m. This yacht has finely shaped hulls, so don´t expect a palatial cabin. All content cited is derived from their respective sources. While the cabinetry could have slightly larger rounded corners for safety, they’re all solidly constructed with quality materials. With a large amount of bench space, deep double stainless sink, three burner stovetop, 130L front-loading fridge, and 90L top-loading freezer, this is a practical cruising galley. There are double sheets to control the main, which do the job as both trim and preventer without having to have a track (similar to a Catana set up). Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. On the starboard side is a forward facing nav station from which you can see your sails- a handy place to hang out on watch if the weather turns nasty. @2016 - PenciDesign. Ruby Rose II Q&A- Your Questions Answered. It also has retractable rudders as well as daggerboards, the latter of which are recessed into the hull. It definitely helps to give the boat more zones, although once those windows are thrown open, the two areas are pretty well connected. The big news on the specs front is that boards up draft which comes in at a skinny 0.54m or 2’1″ : you can pull up the rudders as well, just like a Gunboat. The Seawind 1600 is a blue water cruiser designed to have a balance of sailing performance and cruising comfort.