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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 […]

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 […]

Helpful tips when purchasing a new boat from the factory

Posted: 23rd July 2013. Gordon and Louise Coates are currently sailing The Mediterranean after picking up their brand new Fountaine Pajot Hélia 44 ex-factory in April. Here are some great, first-hand tips following their ex-factory pick-up experience. Gordon and Lou’s Helpful tips when picking up a new boat ex-factory: Get advice from Multihull Solutions as […]

Top tips from Salina 48 “Novae” in the Caribbean

Posted: 14th April 2013. Hello everyone. My communications in the last few months have been sporadic due to internet connectivity. We have been buying new SIM cards in every island we visited and not always managed to get DATA from the network, we learned that staying in touch via internet is one of the main […]

La Rochelle shopping aid

Posted: 26th March 2013. Perth couple, Steve and Debbie took delivery of their Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 Evolution ex-factory in France last year. This was their first trip to the Mediterranean and for the benefit of others enjoying the same experience they have documented their shopping lists, tips and experiences. We thank them for this […]

A low consumption, low waste, low carbon footprint project

Written by Geoff Chia for Multihull World Magazine. Posted: 25th March 2013. AIM: To demonstrate this proof of concept: that it is feasible to drastically reduce personal fossil fuel consumption, carbon emissions, fresh water consumption and waste production without significantly compromising quality of life. Many yachties are already living proof of this fact, however I […]

Low Footprint Catamaran Project

Written by Geoff Chia for Multihull World Magazine. Posted: 24th March 2013. To me the principal hurdle before embarking on this project was how best to dispose of sewage in the least noxious and most environmentally friendly manner. Chris Palmer, environmental engineer and founder of Envirotech treatment systems, was the first person to inform me […]

Notice to Mariners now on Google Earth

Posted: 14th November 2012. Cruising couple Chris and Margi Mills have just announced a fantastic free service for cruisers. The official Notices to Mariners is now showing on Google Earth and can be viewed here www.noticestomariners.com. Here is what Chris and Margi say about this new service: If you’ve never used Google Earth before you […]

Fabulous haulout and repairs destination in the Pacific

Posted: 13th November 2012. If you happen to be lucky enough to be cruising the Pacific and are looking for a destination to haul out or conduct repairs on your vessel, we now have a superb contact in Vanuatu. The Port Vila Boat Yard is owned and run by a team with many years experience […]

10 good reasons to change to a cat …

Posted: 26th April 2012. Article by: Multihulls World. Fed up with living heeled over? Want to live a unique adventure by taking your family on a boat for the first time? No possible doubt, it’s time to change to a catamaran… You want to sail as a family. Nothing better than a catamaran for family […]

How to enclose the cockpit of your boat

Posted: 21st March 2012. Our most recent Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 owners based in Perth, Western Australia have just fitted a complete set of drop down clears and fly screens to the cockpit area on their boat. These create fantastic protection from sun, wind and insects making this area suitable to use in all weather […]

Why a Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 Evolution?

Posted: 11th January 2012. This informative article outlines why one multihull owner chose the Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 Evolution after much research. Read on to gain his first hand knowledge and findings and the reasons why he chose this catamaran over its competitors. Written by Geoffrey Chia – owner of Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 Evolution. […]

Chart Plotter back up

Posted: 4th January 2012. By: Jacques Armenante (owner Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40). For a while now I had been looking at a way to replicate what I have on my laptop (Maxsea V 12.1) on a remote monitor that I could install at the helm. Monitors are VERY expensive and require a fair amount of […]

Improve your bench space in the galley

Posted: 16th December 2011 By: Jacques Armenante (owner Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40) I have found a cheap way in the DIY mode to increase bench space in the Galley of our Lavezzi . Follow these 4 easy steps: Purchase two Lazy Susan from IKEA , you will find that the diameter matches the outside rim […]

Is a Charter Boat for you?

Life with Style – charter boat article – By Mark O’Donoghue When is a boat more like an investment holiday apartment than an expensive weekender? The notion of owning a boat means to most of us, delightful days on the water with family and friends, however with a never ending list of chores, monthly bills […]

Keeping your steering in check

By Multihull Solutions Technical Manager – Nod Our Services Manager Michael Crook (better known to everyone including his parents as “Nod”), has spent most of his life playing with boats and offers some great tips to help you keep your boat in A1 condition. This tip assists in keeping your steering in check … After […]

Keeping your white boat WHITE!

Posted 15 June 2011 by Andy Ireland. For those that know me at cleaning time around the boat I’m sure they call me a pain in the butt but I am anal about leaving the dock with a “clean” boat “Hey Roscoe”. To that end I have tried a gazillion products to get that “best” […]

Looking to buy a boat overseas? Allow us assist you for FREE!

Multihull Solutions Buyer Broker Program. It can be very easy to be seduced by a cheap boat for sale somewhere on the other side of the world. While attracted by the idea of nabbing an overseas bargain, many people have seen their dreams fall apart when confronted with the reality of unforeseen handover issues and […]

Computerise Your Cat!

This informative story is written by Andy Ireland one of our happy Fountaine Pajot owners from South Australia. Andy has been an owner for many years and enjoys sharing what he has learned with fellow owners.  Here Andy shares with us some great tips on how easy it is to computerise your catamaran and get […]

How to get extra life out of your halyards?

Our Services Manager Michael Crook (better known to everyone including his parents as “Nod”), has spent most of his life playing with boats and will be contributing regularly to this blog with tips to help you keep your boat in A1 condition.This month, Nod has advice on how to prolong the life of your sheets […]

Financing Your New Boat

Realise your boating ambitions with the right finance solution. When considering that next boat purchase, evaluating finance options is not high on your list of priorities, yet it should be. Just as the boats you’re looking at come with many choices and accessory options, so too there are many more finance opportunities available than you […]

Fitting out a new cruising catamaran.

By Peter Salisbury, Jan 2009 Introduction: The main thing to consider when setting up a cruising boat is what you intend to do with it. A boat used mainly for weekend cruises needs far simpler equipment aboard than one that is to be used for extended live aboard cruising. A boat that is over specified: […]

A cat or a tri?

By Kevin Jeffrey Once you’ve made the decision that your cruising boat will be a multihull, the next step is to determine how many hulls it should have. Most prospective multihull buyers have a subconscious preference for catamarans or trimarans, but often this bias reflects a lack of experience or serious investigation of the other […]

Things to consider when buying a cat

Posted by Paul Mann (October 2006) Looking at purchasing a catamaran? Been there, done that! This article is not intended to revisit the advantages/disadvantages of multihulls versus monohulls as these issues are documented in numerous papers. Rather, I intended to try to focus on factors that become important to me during the purchasing process and […]