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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 […]

Autumn e-News – Sailing expo’s, syndicates, new brands and more …

Posted: 17 March 2014. Welcome to our Autumn e-News! It’s been so busy in the world of multihulls that we hardly noticed summer has slipped away. But we’re not feeling the cold yet, as we’re working up a sweat with so many exciting developments. This edition brings you updates on the official opening of our […]

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 […]

Shares selling fast for Whitsunday catamaran syndicate

Posted: 10 March 2014. More than half of the available shares have now been sold in an exciting Whitsunday catamaran syndicate, and Multihull Solutions is urging interested parties to sign up fast before the chance is gone. The syndication of the spectacular Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 has proven extremely popular, making catamaran ownership more affordable […]

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 […]

Go Yachting video interview with Multihull Solutions Managing Director, Mark Elkington

Posted: 22 February 2014. Multihull Solutions has already made waves in Asia, garnering strong attention from industry and marine enthusiasts at our regional launch at the PIMEX show in January. Check out this interview by Go Yachting with Multihull Solutions managing director Mark Elkington, where he discusses the current state of the multihull industry, the […]

Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 cruising in Tassy

Posted: 15 February 2014. Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 owners have sent us through this update and great images from their cruising in Tasmania. Hi Friends, As you can see we are back on the air. We have just returned to D’Entrecasteaux Channel south of Hobart after spending two weeks on  the west coast of Tasmania […]

Multihull Solutions to host Gold Coast Open Day on 1 March

Posted: 20 February 2014. Multihull Solutions invites all multihull enthusiasts to a special Open Day at its Gold Coast Sales Centre in Coomera on Saturday 1 March. The free Open Day will comprise a variety of public information sessions and will also showcase an expansive range of quality new and pre-owned sail and power vessels […]

Multihull Solutions signs up TAG Yachts

Posted: Tuesday, 28 January, 2014. Multihull Solutions has expanded its 2014 stable of prestige brands after being chosen to represent TAG Yachts in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Producing arguably the fastest cruising catamarans on the world market, TAG Yachts complements the Multihull Solutions range of brands, which now caters for the individual budgets and […]

January Multihull Sales update – e-News

Posted: 24th January 2014. Click here to see full e-News. Welcome to the January edition of our Multihull Sales e-Newsletter, and we hope you enjoyed a safe, relaxing and fun festive season! Multihull Solutions has launched straight into 2014 in top gear, having already completed our first boat show of the season. Our participation at […]

Multihull Sold on First Day of PIMEX

Posted: 12th January 2014. Inaugural PIMEX exhibitors Multihull Solutions have had a spectacular start to the show, selling a Fountaine Pajot Summerland 40 LC power catamaran within hours of the show’s opening. The Australian company has just expanded its operations to SE Asia and have been impressed by the quality of the Phuket International Boat […]

Fountaine Pajot unveils new Saba 50 sailing catamaran

Posted: Friday 27 December, 2013. Fountaine Pajot has just launched the new Saba 50, elevating performance cruising to an entirely new level of style and affordability. The Saba 50 replaces the successful Salina 48 and has been designed to optimise living space while delivering outstanding performance at sea. The catamaran shares the elegant lines of […]

Summer e-News – December 2013

Posted: 20 December 2013. Welcome to the summer edition and the final issue of e-News for 2013! What a year it has been for Multihull Solutions. We have opened several new sales centres, welcomed numerous new team members, added two prestigious brands to our portfolio, and hosted some fabulous social multihull events. We’ve been honoured […]

Catana 42 wins Boat of the Year award

Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2013. The Catana 42 continues to garner international acclaim with the catamaran being recognised in the prestigious US Cruising World Boat of the Year awards. The speedy multihull won the “Best Midsize Multihull Under 50 Feet” category against strong competition. Awards judge Mark Scrader said the Catana 42’s design appealed to […]

New catamaran syndicate opportunity available in the Whitsundays

Posted: Tuesday, 17 December, 2013. A new cruising catamaran syndication opportunity in the Whitsundays has been unveiled that makes boat ownership extremely affordable. Eight shares have been made available in a stunning brand new Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 that will be based at Hamilton Island marina, with three of these shares already sold. This luxuriously […]

Multihull Sales update – e-News December 2013

Posted: 9 December 2013. Welcome to the December Multihull Sales e-Newsletter bringing you all the updates from the Multihull Solutions sales team. Summer has certainly arrived, bringing with it some very exciting news that we’ve been bursting to share with you Firstly, Multihull Solutions has expanded its network and is now operating in Asia, with […]

Multihull Solutions expands to Asia

Posted: Monday 9 December 2013. Following Multihull Solutions’ success in Australia and New Zealand, the company has officially expanded its operations to Asia. From January 2014, Multihull Solutions will be the exclusive distributor of Fountaine Pajot and Catana Catamarans in SE Asia and will also represent Sunreef Yachts, TAG Yachts, NEEL Trimarans and Privilège Catamarans […]

Multihull Solutions adds Privilège Catamarans to its exclusive lineup

Posted: Tuesday 3 December, 2013. Multihull Solutions continues to go from strength to strength with prestigious French shipyard Privilège Marine choosing the Australian company to exclusively represent its range of cruising sail and power catamarans in the Asia Pacific market. Privilège has an impeccable pedigree, founded in 1985 by world famous Phillipe Jeantot who has […]

Festive Season Office Hours 2013

Posted: 3 December 2013. Please find below our operating hours for the Christmas and New Year period. Leading up to and following the holiday season we will be operating our normal business hours of Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 5.00pm as well as Saturday and Sundays from 9.00am – 2.00pm. Mooloolaba Office New Zealand […]

Super stock run-out on company demo catamarans

Posted: 21 November 2013. Christmas has come early for those cruising the multihull market for a superb bargain on a new boat. Multihull Solutions has just announced a massive sale on its range of company demonstrators, each sold with a new boat warranty. Catana 42: At just AUD$840,000, the demo Catana 42 catamaran is arguably […]

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 “Midi” – Midi’s Meanderings Part Eight 2013

Posted: 12th November 2013. Syracusa is beautiful! The magnificent Duomo, beautiful churches, the winding streets with their outdoor cafes, and the market! All our foodie friends would be in heaven. Bruce had to buy oysters and after the man had opened them, he gave us each a glass of Prosecco – wouldn’t get that at […]

Massive multihull bonanza at Gold Coast Marine Expo

Posted: 1st November 2013. This weekend is a bonanza for multihull enthusiasts as Multihull Solutions launches three new models at the Gold Coast International Marine Expo as well as officially opening its Out-of-Water Boat Show. From 1-3 November, Multihull Solutions will be launching three spectacular new catamarans at the show, including the Catana 59, updated […]

Grainger 485 – “Double Shot” brochure now online

Posted: 29 October 2013. From her flawless hull, expansive decks and impressively stylish Euro-beech interior, Double Shot offers a superb array of design and performance features. This Grainger 485 Sports cruising catamaran is perfect for large scale entertaining with her abundance of alfresco lounging areas and customised layout. Not only delivering exceptionally fast performance sailing, […]

Free-flow 46 – “Keshi” – brochure now online

Posted: 28 October 2013. Keshi is an impressive 2012 Free Flow 46 catamaran. She was built by a small team of master boatbuilders under the direct supervision of builder / designer Nathan Stanton of Stanton Multihulls. Construction of this catamaran took nearly two years and the attention to detail is obvious in the finish of […]

Oceans 48.8 – “Song lines” brochure now online

Posted: 26 October 2013. Song lines, an Ocean Cat 48.8, was first launched in December 2005 in South Carolina, USA. She presents beautifully with the typically ‘Larouge’ moulded cross beam and catwalk in the bows and high aft cross beam with extended sterns for increased buoyancy and hull speed. The boat is easily managed by […]

Innovative Out-Of-Water Boat Show launches on the Gold Coast

Posted: 24 October 2013. Multihull Solutions has joined forces with The Boat Works to launch a ground-breaking Out-of-Water Boat Show that permanently showcases a huge range of premium pre-owned multihulls. The first of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the Out-Of-Water Boat Show is located at The Boat Works entrance in the Gold Coast Marine […]

New video footage of the Salina 48 Evolution sailng in Spain

Owners of the Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 have sent us this great new footage. Hi Rachel, We were travelling down the west coast of Spain in October leaving from La Coruna going to O Gove just above Vigo, this footage was taken just above Cap Finisterre. Wind app 25 knot angel about 55 boat speed […]

Multihull Solutions’ brands nominated for 2014 Boat of the Year

Posted: 23 October 2013. Two models represented by Multihull Solutions in Australia and New Zealand have been nominated for the prestigious 2014 Cruising World Boat of the Year Awards. The annual awards, staged by Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, recognise and honour the best new sailboat models introduced to the North American market with […]

Three exclusive launchings to excite multihull lovers at Gold Coast Marine Expo

Posted: 22 October 2013. Multihull enthusiasts are in for a great treat at the 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo from 1-3 November with three exclusive boat launchings by Multihull Solutions. Multihull Solutions will be showcasing five catamarans at the show featuring the exclusive Asia Pacific launch of three new models including the Catana 59, […]

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 “Midi” – Midi’s Meanderings Part Seven 2013

Posted: 17 October 2013. Next it was to the island of Ithaca, anchoring in a little spot called Vathi Limani before continuing on to the harbour of Vathi itself. This was another lovely little anchorage so typical of the Ionian islands with bush all around. So I, the captain decided a walk ashore was in […]

Multihull Solutions supports environmental charity

Posted: 7 October 2013. In recognition of the importance of marine conservation and environmental education, Multihull Solutions is proud to charitably support OceansWatch. Multihull Solutions understands that the joy of cruising depends on protecting the world’s natural marine environment, which includes sustaining the livelihoods of those islanders whose homes and reefs are desired destinations for […]

Australia’s first Catana 59 set to redefine cruising standards

Posted: 2 October 2013. Australia is set to experience a radical shift in cruising expectations with the recent arrival of the first Catana 59. This remarkable new cruising catamaran will have its exclusive Australasian preview on Friday 4 October from 3pm until 5pm at the Royal Motor Yacht Squadron. It will then participate in the […]

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 “Midi” – Midi’s Meanderings Part Five 2013

Posted 22 September 2013. Kalimera everyone. And then there were two. Yes just Darby and Joan after nearly three months with company. I hope we will cope! After our last newsletter, we ventured a little further south and ended up in Vliho, a harbour named by many as the English Toilet! It is a very […]

First cruising catamaran to cross the Northwest Passage – Greenland to Alaska!

Posted: 27 September 2013. A Salina 48, built by Fountaine Pajot, Libellule, is the first cruising catamaran to cross the Northwest Passage! “We’ve always known that the SALINA 48 was designed for ocean cruising, with many sailing the seas all over the world. We look forward to helping more owners with these voyages: including the […]

Excited new owners of a Catana 42 share their story

Posted: 18 October 2013. Buying our boat will be a life changing experience. Similar to having a baby, now we must wait. Our new girl will be ours in June 2014. If you know nothing of the boat we have purchased let me paint the picture … Vital Statistics Name: “Miss Catana” Brand: Catana Catamaran […]

Hélia 44 owners find helpful locals in Italy

Posted: 18 September 2013. Sydney couple Gordon and Lou Coates previously owned a Fountaine Pajot Orana 44 “La Rochelle”, but have recently upgraded to the new model Hélia 44. Instead of having the boat shipped to Australia (as they did with “La Rochelle”), they have chosen to pick up their new boat ex-factory in France. […]