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Multihull Solutions’ boats nominated for top award

Posted: 1 September 2014. Two more catamarans represented by Multihull Solutions have been acknowledged at top international industry awards. The Catana 59 and Fountaine Pajot’s SABA 50 have both been nominated for the prestigious “Best Boat 2015” in the highly competitive SAIL Magazine awards. These nominations follow the recent success of Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ […]

Hunting the big cats. By Jeni Bone for OCEAN LIVE

Posted: 22 August 2014. Text by Jeni Bone for OCEAN LIVE. Off the back of a brilliant Sydney International Boat Show, Mark Elkington at Multihull Solutions reveals what’s driving the trends in multihull sales. At the recent 2014 Sydney International Boat Show, Multihull Solutions recorded four unconditional catamaran sales and three conditional contracts, enjoying consistently […]

Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year

Posted: 23 August 2014. Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ new Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran has been declared Boat of the Year at the prestigious 2014 Moteur Boat Awards. The Summerland 40 LR won the title against a strong field of finalists in the ‘Liveable Boats’ category which comprised motor yachts ranging from 29 to […]

Update from “Larrikin” in The Med

Posted: 15 August 2014. Traveling through the Messina Strait we saw the most unusual boats that are used to catch swordfish. These boats have immense lattice steel masts with a bowsprit about twice as long as the boat itself. The mast has a chair at the top for the captain who can steer the boat […]

Orana 44 “Wave Spirit” brochure now live online

Posted: 15 August 2014.Wave Spirit is a superbly presented Orana 44 by  Fountaine Pajot. A change of owner’s  circumstances means  Wave Spirit is reluctantly  offered for sale, presenting new boat buyers with  an opportunity to secure a blue water cruising  catamaran that is all ready to set sail.The Orana 44 has been a very popular […]

Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous

Posted: 12 August 2014. Time is fast running out to sign up for all the fun and spectacular cruising at the 2014 Whitsunday Multihull Rendezvous. There are now only limited places still available to join the event from 1-7 September, which is now recognised as Australia’s premier power and sail multihull cruising rally. Multihull Solutions […]

Stellar results for Multihull Solutions at Sydney International Boat Show

Posted: 11 August 2014. Multihull Solutions had yet another sensational sales result at the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show recording four unconditional catamaran sales and signing three conditional contracts. At the show, which featured spectacular sunshine and strong crowds, Multihull Solutions sold a TAG 50 catamaran as well as three Fountaine Pajot sailing catamarans including […]

“Toucanoes” by Rob Mundle

Posted: 7th August 2014. World renowned yachting journalist Rob Mundle has written this great article on his journey of finding the right boat for him. Thank you for sharing your story with us Rob, we are happy to make the buying process easy for our clients. It’s more than a decade since I’ve owned an […]

Multihull hub

Posted: 6 August 2014. Article published in Club Marine Magazine. Multihull Solutions Out-of-Water Boat Show and the Boat Works marine facility, in the Gold Coast’s Coomera precinct, would like it known they have joined forces. The businesses say they now deliver an unprecedented level of client service while enabling owners and buyers to browse a […]

Phuket Multihull Regatta Wrap Up

Posted: 6 August 2014. By Bob Mott published in Multihull World Magazine. A strong contingent from Australia as far as crews, charterers, designers and builders made up around 90% of the fleet. Leading the numbers stakes were Mark Pescott designs with six Fireflies competing in their design class and a Summerhaven competing in the Open […]

Big start for Multihull Solutions at Sydney International Boat Show

Posted 2 August 2014. Multihull Solutions has recorded a very strong start to the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show with two catamaran sales on the first day of the event and an additional two over Friday and Saturday. The company sold two Fountaine Pajot sailing catamarans on Thursday 31 July including a Saba 50 and […]

10 good reasons to change to a cat …

Posted: 6 August 2014. Article by Multihulls World. You want to sail as a family. Nothing better than a catamaran for family sailing… Firstly, everyone quickly finds their place: the youngest will be safe and the teenager can easily be alone on the trampoline or in his or her cabin… And there’s enough space to […]

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 – Midi’s Meandering Part Three for 2014

Posted: 4 August 2014. Kalimera everyone.  Yes – Greece again.  Five weeks – five different countries!  Left from Italy – Croatia – Montenegro – Albania and now back in Greece. After our last few days in Croatia were spent amongst some of the rich and maybe famous (who knows) boats, it was off to Montenegro […]

Phuket Multihull Regatta footage

Posted: July 30 2014. Check out this footage from onboard one of the Russian entries in the Multihull Solutions Phuket Regatta 2104 “Galeforce”.

Phuket Multihull Regatta Image Gallery

Posted: 31 July 2014. Click on the images below to enlarge: Quick Link: 2014 Multihull Solutions Phuket Regatta Wrap up

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 – Midi’s Meandering Part Two for 2014

Posted: 14 July 2014. Dober Dan from Midi at Cavtat, Croatia. This one of our favourite spots, a beautiful small harbour town with a great anchorage nearby. We hope those of you in the north of NZ haven’t grown webbed feet or been washed away. Hope our latest offering goes a little way to brightening […]

Our First Sail, A King, & Parking A Tank

Posted: July 6, 2014. Sailing Your Boat For the First Time Is Like Being A Old Time Cowboy Spit In Your Hand And Shake Like any classic American movie scene, sailing Miss Catana is as good as spitting and shaking to close the deal. The deal is done. Miss Catana is officially complete and our […]

Latest model Hélia 44 to impress at Sydney International Boat Show

Posted: 2 July 2014. The new and improved Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 is set to turn heads when it is unveiled by Multihull Solutions at the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show. As Fountaine Pajot’s most successful sailing catamaran model in the shipyard’s history, the Hélia 44 has been recently revised to feature a sparkling new […]

Winter e-News

Posted: 30 June 2014. Welcome to our Winter eNews. This edition highlights just how easy it is to pick up your brand new multihull direct from the factory in France, giving you the opportunity to cruise through some of the world’s most incredible waters as well as saving up to 20% without expenses such as […]

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 “Scallywag” – Wag Tales from the Med 2104 – 1

Posted: 25 June 2014. Hi All, We finally left Marmaris on 12th May and spent four days leisurely cruising up the Turkish coast to Kusadasi. Even had the spinnaker up one day as we rode the southerlies north and were joined by dolphins playing in the bow wake. We’d decided to splash out on a […]

Spectacular Privilège 615 to be unveiled at Sydney International Boat Show

Posted: 23 June 2014. Multihull Solutions is bracing itself for strong interest when it launches the remarkable Privilège 615 sailing catamaran at the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show. One of the world’s most prestigious builders of cruising catamarans, Privilège Yachts has recently joined Multihull Solutions’ exclusive stable of represented brands in Australia and New Zealand. […]

Privilège factory tour photo gallery

Posted: 20 June 2014. While touring France, Multihull Solutions managing director, Mark Elkington and Asia general manager, Andrew de Bruin also visited the Privilège Marine boatyard in Les Sables D’Olonne. Click on the images to enlarge. Les Sables D’Olonne: Privilège 615 – Motu:  Serie 5:

NEEL factory tour photo gallery

Posted:  20 June 2014. Multihull Solutions managing director, Mark Elkington and Asia general manager, Andrew de Bruin recently visited the NEEL boat builing yard in France, here are some pics of their visit and the construction of a new NEEL 45. Click on the images to enlarge. Quick Link: NEEL webpage

2014 Fountaine Pajot Dealers Meeting in La Rochelle, France

Posted: 19 June 2014. Multihull Solutions managing director, Mark Elkington and Asia general manager, Andrew de Bruin attended to 2014 Fountaine Pajot dealers meeting in early June. There were 90 attendees representing 32 countries, at the meeting all building their knowledge of the Fountaine Pajot factory and inspecting all of the new models. Here are […]

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 – Midi’s Meandering Part One for 2014

Posted:  13 June 2014. Buon giorno everyone!  Yes, it’s us, the Terrible Traveling Tebbutts, back to annoy you with another season of Midi’s Meanderings. After a more or less uneventful trip (Bruce lost his wallet – thinks he may have left it on the plane seat) to Rome, we were somewhat anxious as we landed […]

Prize Bonanza at 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous

Posted: 18 June 2014. An extraordinary itinerary and a new swag of great prizes has made the upcoming 2014 Whitsunday Multihull Rendezvous the most anticipated cruising event of the year. Limited places are still available to join the Whitsunday Rendezvous from 1-7 September, which is now recognised as Australia’s premier power and sail multihull cruising […]

Multihull Solutions blitzes sales records at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Posted: 28 May 2014. Multihull Solutions has smashed its sales records with an outstanding Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, confirming that the popularity of multihulls is stronger than ever. At the close of the show on Sunday, Multihull Solutions had recorded AUD$5.7m in new boat sales, including four Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 sailing catamarans, a […]

Multihull Solutions establishes new management board as company continues to grow

Posted: Thursday, 22 May, 2014. Multihull Solutions has announced the establishment of a new management board to oversee the company’s continued growth and expansion into Asia Pacific. With Multihull Solutions now operating six sales offices across four countries, managing director Mark Elkington formed the new board to manage the company’s next stage of development. Paul […]

Sunreef Yachts unveils astonishing new Sunreef 92 Double Deck

Posted: 20 May 2014. Sunreef Yachts has again raised the bar in multihull innovation with the unveiling of the remarkable new Sunreef 92 Double Deck. Featuring almost 430 square metres of living space — twice as much as the 2012 model Sunreef 82 Double Deck — the Sunreef 92 Double Deck affords even greater comfort […]

Multihull Solutions expands its 2014 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show display

Posted:  12th May 2014. Multihull Solutions has announced it has expanded its plans for the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and will now be showcasing four outstanding multihull models. Visitors to Multihull Solutions stand from 22-25 May will now be able to inspect the popular Mahé 36 Evolution, Hélia 44 and Sanya 57 sailing […]

2014 ex-factory handover image gallery

Posted: 8th May 2014. All is going extremely well with the five new Fountaine Pajot’s being handed over in La Rochelle in France. Albeit rather chilly, our new owners are all extremely pleased with their new boats and are gearing up for their next adventure. Here are some photos we have received: Click on the […]

NEEL Trimarans continues to lead the industry in innovation

Posted: 5th May 2014. NEEL Trimarans continues to consolidate its reputation at the vanguard of marine industry innovation with several recent developments. The French company has successfully launched its Custom-Line service, enabling clients to radically tailor their trimaran’s interior to suit their individual needs. Two fully customised NEEL 45 trimarans have recently been completed under […]

Multihull Solutions plans impressive 2014 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show display

Posted: 27 April 2014. Multihull Solutions is gearing up for another successful display at the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show showcasing three outstanding multihull models. Visitors to Multihull Solutions stand from 22-25 May will experience the Australian launch of the remarkable Catana 59, and will also be able to inspect the popular Hélia 44 […]

2014 ex-factory handover update 1

Posted: 22nd April 2014. Michael (Nod) Crook and Patrick Gilot from Multihull Solutions have arrived in La Rochelle, France to assist in the handing over of five new Fountaine Pajot’s this month. First of the rank is Jeff and Sandra O’Connor who have sold their house in Torquay, Victoria to complete their retirement dream that […]

Multihull Solutions signs agreement with N&J to expand Asian distribution

Posted: 17 April 2014. Multihull Solutions has further expanded its Asian network of multihull sales with a recent agreement giving Northrop & Johnson the license to represent the company’s stable of brands in Hong Kong, Vietnam and the Philippines. From 1 April 2014, N&J can sell power and sail multihulls represented by Multihull Solutions Asia […]

Hots tips from The Med

Posted: 5 April 2014. Here is an update from a client who picked up a new Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 from the factory in France in June 2011 and his since been living the cruising dream. What makes this story unique is that the client is a female and is sailing solo most of the […]

Entries sailing in for 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous

Posted: 3rd April 2014. If the rate of entries for the 2014 Whitsunday Multihull Rendezvous is any indication, this year’s event will be the most successful yet. Multihull Solutions has had a record response to its announcement of this year’s Whitsunday Rendezvous being staged from 1-7 September, which is now recognised as Australia’s premier power […]

Out of Water Multihull Open Day draws savvy enthusiasts

Posted: 27 March 2014. Nearly 300 multihull enthusiasts satiated their appetite for sails on sale by visiting Multihull Solution’s Open Day in February at The Boat Works in Coomera’s Marine Precinct on the Gold Coast. It’s a rare event to be able to explore and compare the world’s best multihulls both in and out of […]

Multihull Solutions secures major sponsorship of 2014 multihull regatta in Thailand

Posted: 24 March 2014. Having just expanded its operations from Australia and New Zealand into Asia, Multihull Solutions is excited to be affiliated with the Ao Chalong Yacht Club event, which will now be known as the Multihull Solutions Regatta – Phuket 2014. Set to celebrate its seventh year, the Multihull Solutions Regatta – Phuket […]

Multihull Solutions sponsor Phuket Regatta – Phuket Gazette article

Posted: 18 March 2014. New Sponsor of ACYC Regatta by Phuket Gazette, Thailand. Following its recent expansion into the Southeast Asian region with the establishment of a Phuket office based in the Phuket Boat Lagoon, the Australian based yacht broker Multihull Solutions has taken on major sponsorship and naming rights of the annual regatta organized […]

Multihulturism by Alan Lucas

Posted: 17 March 2013. We recently found this fun article written by the talented Alan Lucas (author of many cruising guides) for The Coastal Passage publication and just had to share this tongue-in-cheek description of the rising popularity of multihulls in recent years. We hope you enjoy reading it too! Multihulturism By Alan Lucas, SY […]

Multihull Solutions powers to the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show

Posted: 12 March 2014. Multihull Solutions will mark its inaugural presence at the Singapore Yacht Show with an impressive display of luxury power catamarans. The Singapore Yacht Show is staged from 10-13 April at the award-winning ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove, and showcases some of the world’s finest superyacht and international yacht brands in […]

Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts launches new Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran

Posted: 13 March 2014. Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts has launched the new Summerland 40 Long Range power catamaran that delivers outstanding offshore performance and exceptional fuel consumption. The new model has a sleek style and an innovative semi-displacement hull design that ensures excellent stability while eliminating dangerous and uncomfortable rolling at sea. The Summerland 40 […]

Multihull Solutions enjoys a strong start to SE Asia operations

Posted: 12 March 2014. After officially expanding our operations to southeast Asia in early 2014, Multihull Solutions has enjoyed a strong start with wonderful support from the region’s marine market. Our office in Phuket’s Boat Lagoon has been extremely busy responding to enquiries for new and pre-owned multihulls, as well as following up on interest […]

Buddhist monks bless Multihull Solutions Thailand office

Posted: 6 March 2014. Buddhist monks have blessed the Multihull Solutions office in Thailand, marking the official opening of the company’s South East Asian operation. In early March, three Buddhist monks from a local monastery visited the Multihull Solutions office in Phuket to conduct a Khun Wan Mai Thai ceremony that is traditionally held to […]

Multihull Solutions to showcase Hélia 44 at Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo

Posted: 7 March 2014. Multihull Solutions will have a strong presence at the upcoming Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo on 22-23 March to cater for both new and pre-owned multihull buyers. Held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Sydney’s northern beaches, the Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo will display an extensive range of […]

Snappy new Catana 59 video

Posted: 5 March 2013. Check out this snappy new video from Catana showcasing the magnificent new model Catana 59. Brilliant!  

Owners take delivery of new Catana 42 ex-factory in France

Posted: 4 March 2014. “Miss Catana”, a brand new Catana 42 is getting it’s final work done in La Rochelle in France. She will be delivered to the owners in Canet who plan to start their cruising dreams in the Mediterranean in June. Here are some photos so far – click to enlarge:  

New Summerland 40 “Lady Luv” handover

Posted: 27 February 2014. The first new model Summerland 40 LC by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts has arrived in the southern hemisphere. Landing last week in Auckland, New Zealand for vineyard owners Peter and Deborah Jackson, final work is being done for handover. The boat will be based at their holiday home on the Marlborough […]

This (boating) life

Posted: 24 February 2014. A client of ours selling his beloved Fountaine Pajot – Athena 38, “Tubasa”. He has sent us this wonderful story of his journey through life and boats. It was too inspirational not to share. Thank you Colin for this insight into your boating life! This (boating) life by Colin Creighton. The […]