Owners Blog Reviews

Festive Season office hours

Our team would like to wish you and your loved ones all the very best during this years festive season. Multihull Solutions will be open at various times during this years holiday season, please see our office hours below. OPEN FOR INSPECTIONS: Inspections are available by appointment on the days on which we are closed, […]

Fountaine Pajot unveils prestigious new Flagship sailing catamaran

Posted: 10 December 2014 Fountaine Pajot continues its dominance of the world’s cruising catamaran market with the announcement of a new Flagship model, the Ipanema 58. Replacing the successful Sanya 57, the Ipanema 58 is a spectacular combination of construction innovation and design brilliance, offering an astonishing amount of interior and exterior living space. The […]

Saucy Balearics – Nawii’s exciting travels continue..

Posted: 8 December 2014 Well it’s been a while and quite a lot has happened. Sandra’s filled everyone in on our adventures from Gibraltar to Morocco then back to Spain and around the Spanish coast to Calpe. We’ve had family onboard in Julie and Brian after the Camino trail walk …… We hope they enjoyed […]

Superb pre-owned Queensland 55 video now online

Posted: 3 December 2014 Olga is an extremely well presented example of the popular Fountaine Pajot Queensland, complete with almost brand new main engines, the Volvo IPS 600’s with joystick controls and third control station. She has every possible option making her ideal for economical long passages with a crowd aboard.  Extras include top spec […]

Update from The Larrikin – leading the pack for the Atlantic Odyssey crossing!

Posted: 3 December 2014. Just a quick hello from us as we make our way across the Atlantic. We departed Lansarote on the 16th Nov and have now covered well over 1000nm. We were third across the start flying the ParaSailor chute, very colourful. With good weather resources and sound decision making we are currently […]

Exclusive Asia Pacific NEEL Trimarans website launched

Posted: 2 December 2014 An exclusive new NEEL Trimarans website for the Asia Pacific region has just been unveiled at The website is loaded with information and news about NEEL’s innovative models including the NEEL 45, NEEL 65 and its custom range. Specifically designed to provide information relevant to trimaran enthusiasts in Australia, New […]

New Summerland 40 LR set for powerful debut at PIMEX

Posted: 2 December 2014 The world-renowned Summerland 40 Long Range will have its Thailand launch at the upcoming Phuket Boat Show (PIMEX) in January 2015. The remarkable power catamaran by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts will be on display at the Multihull Solutions stand alongside the Mahe 36 Evolution sailing catamaran from 8 – 11 January. […]

Sailing to the Solomon Islands on a Helia 44

Tim and Sandy Armstrong onboard 1 Giant Leap, a beautiful 2013 Helia 44 by Fountaine Pajot, share their experience sailing to the Solomon Islands… After many months of planning, adding new improvements and general maintenance of gear it was time to leave Australia and tackle our first foray into international cruising on our own boat. […]

Whitsunday catamaran syndicate lets locals enjoy affordable boat ownership

Posted: Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 An exciting syndicate in a brand new sailing catamaran on Hamilton Island gives Whitsunday and north Queensland residents a chance to experience boat ownership at an incredibly affordable rate. The syndication of the spectacular Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 through Multihull Solutions has proven extremely popular, and less than a quarter of the […]

Summerland 40 LR Review – Crowd Pleaser

Posted: 4 November 2014. Words: John Eichelsheim Photos: Will Calver Publication: Boating New Zealand magazine – November 2014. When Peter and Deborah Jackson went to the America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain they enjoyed more than the racing. The start boats, Fouuntaine Pajot Cumberland 47 caught their eye. The Marlborough couple had grown out of their […]

Great prizes for new Fun Photo competition

Posted: 23 October 2014. We are launching a new fun photo competition, following the receipt of numerous wonderful photos recently sent to us from those of you out on the water “living the dream.” Simply send us your favourite photos or videos of you enjoying your boat, along with a short spiel on what you […]

Cats purrfect for Phuket – news story by Chris Husted

Posted: 15 October 2014. Story by Chris Husted for Phuket Gazette newspaper – 14 October 2014. Anyone paying attention to the number of entries in Phuket Race Week or the King’s Cup Regattas in recent years could not have failed to notice the continuing rising number of catamarans entering in the events. Cats and other […]

Multihulls set to dominate Gold Coast Marine Expo

Posted: 14 October 2014. Multihull Solutions is expecting strong interest in its power and sail range at this weekend’s Gold Coast Marine Expo from 17-19 October. The company will be displaying the new Summerland 40 Long Range (LR) by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts as well as the Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 Evolution at the show, […]

Hélia 44 – Whitsunday Sailing Syndicate update

Posted: 13 October 2014. We are excited to bring you news on the progress of the Hélia build with photos from the Fountaine Pajot yard, along with some great developments including the incredible location of the marina berth we have arranged on Hamilton Island in the heart of the Whitsundays. Home Sweet Home: The Hélia […]

Sell your boat without paying exorbitant marina fees!

Posted: 30 September 2014. You shouldn’t need an extra reason to list your boat for sale with Asia Pacific’s leading multihull specialist.  But Multihull Solutions has just announced an amazing special offer that drastically reduces monthly berthing costs while selling your boat. You can now position your boat in prime locations at a greatly reduced […]

‘Boat of the Year’ to launch at Auckland On-Water Boat Show

Posted: 15 September 2014 Multihull Solutions will stage the exclusive New Zealand launch of an award-winning power catamaran at the 2014 Auckland On-Water Boat Show from 25-28 September. Visitors to the show will be able to inspect the new Summerland 40 Long Range by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts which won ‘Boat of the Year’ at […]

Fourth Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success

Posted: 15 September 2014 The fourth annual Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous from 1-7 September was an overwhelming success with an enthusiastic contingent of boats and their crew enjoying a week of unforgettable sailing and social action. Perfect spring weather greeted the participants for each morning of the Rendezvous and the Whitsundays showed off their natural […]

Impressive new catamaran set to power onto world stage

Posted: 15 September 2014. Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts has just announced an exciting new power catamaran, the MY37, will be launched in early 2015. The MY37 replaces the successful Highland 35 and is set to revolutionise the entry-level segment of the world’s power catamaran market with its impressive features, performance and value for money. The […]

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 […]