Gordon & Louise Coates | Their experience with Multihull Solutions

Ex-factory pickup - A word from our Owners

Multihull Solutions is a step above – a classy outfit. Their entire team is consultative, caring and most of all they know their craft. Very pleased to work with them buying and selling our boat.

Andrew de Bruin is a reassuring and calm person to have on the other end of the phone. As a remote transaction, communications, accuracy and reliability is key. Andrew and the team did a great job.

Ben Morrell, seller of "Long Summer"

Very happy with Mark  Hodgson’s service in selling Stargazer. Was straight up with us from the start, a pleasure to deal with and achieved our desired outcome!

Damon, seller of "Stargazer"

Tammy and myself have had the pleasure of selling with Brett Horner twice now and his experience and professionalism is excellent, we both have no hesitation is recommending Brett to anyone we speak with in regards to buying or selling your vessel.

Once again thank you Brett!

Seller of 2012 Easy Sarah 12 - "Somerled"

Hi Patrick,

The signed document is attached. Thank you so much for all your efforts and hard work. You have done a wonderful job, and been very thorough; I hope the buyer is as happy as I am with your attention. One day when the dust has settled around my new activities and the virus I will come to you to find me another boat. I like the Saona range!

Best Wishes,

Norman, Seller of FP Lucia 40

Dear Marcus & Andrew,

Excellent, very professional and friendly, fast responding! I wish my companies would work same as you! Congrats!

I can recommend your company to every friend and potential client! Best wishes!


Christian Poloczek, seller of Rock & Roll V power catamaran

From the outset, our dealing with Multihull Solutions was an easy, pleasurable experience. Swift service has enabled my wife and I to secure the catamaran we have been searching.

James Beeby is knowledgeable, approachable and accommodating to all our requests. Having only ever purchased from private sellers before I was a little unsure how this would go.

All credit to James and his team from another office who led us to the right boat.

I would definitely recommend Multihull Solutions for selling or indeed buying a boat that suits you. No hard sell, just true down to earth qualities. Great service and a big thank you.  We will enjoy our sailing adventure very soon.



Nick, Buyer of "EOS" Perry 43 sailing catamaran

Multihull Solutions ran an efficient and targeted process focusing on pre-qualified buyers which resulted in a sale pre-listing at our agreed price. Job well done.

Thank you,

Andrew, Seller of "EOS" Perry 43 sailing catamaran

Multihull Solutions provided friendly and professional support throughout the entire process. From advice about price, to assistance locating tradesmen for repair work, and then of course ready access to all documentation to facilitate transfer of ownership to the new owner.



Seller of "Kalypso" - Scimitar 1010

Bonjour Gilles,

Comment ca va? Thank you so much for your help to get to this point.

We couldn’t have achieved this without your steady hand on the helm. It is much appreciated.

I am very much looking forward to buying you some beers on a nice deck somewhere.

A bientot, Tony

Tony, Buyer of Lagoon 42 "Namaka" in Tahiti

James Beeby was always contactable which was important to me as a seller and provided detailed feedback regarding the people who inspected my boat. I am sure if I need to sell another boat I will be contacting him again.

David Hawthorne, seller of "Morphis" Oram 60 sailing catamaran

It’s been an emotional decision to sell, and I would have found it very difficult on my own. Both Brett and Adam have been fantastic and communicated honestly and openly from the beginning.

Karen, Seller of "Take Two" Voyager 36 sailing catamaran

Brett Horner provided a friendly and most competent service throughout the process, completely happy with the outcome and his professionalism.


Ron & Suzanne Ford, Seller of "Blown Away" - Perry 43 sailing catamaran

“Dominic “Dom” Lowe was a delight to interact with during our selection of a new boat.

The entire process was informative, reassuring, accurate and pleasant. Dom kept us informed, offered suggestions and placed no time pressures on us.

He wanted us to have the right boat at the right time for our needs. At commissioning we were assured of ongoing support. The team delivered a list of likely needs and took care of any we selected for the next exciting phase on the water.

We can thoroughly recommend Dom to any prospective owner of a vessel he may represent.

Mike Hitchcock, Auckland

Dear Charlie,

I would like to thank you very much for making this deal happen. It has been an extraordinary path to completion where you lead us in a most professional and effective way.

I hope the time will come soon to offer you lunch or dinner to seal it.

With best regards,


Bart Kinman, Seller of "Chi Machine"

Over the past 25 years we have bought and sold several vessel and employed various brokers to assist with the process. Our recent experience with Multihull Solutions has been by far the most professional.

During the process of selling our vessel we personally dealt with Patrick, Brett & Christina and have been extremely impressed with the prompt responses to our correspondence, the proactive manner in which we were provided information about enquires and the outcome of inspections carried out by prospective purchasers.

10/10 Team MHS!

John & Leanne

Organisers of the Down Under Rally

John & Leanne Hembrow, Sellers of Songlines, Ocean 48.8

Multihull Solutions are a dedicated and professional team of boating enthusiasts who take pride in their work and offer an array of great multihulls, making the process of finding a boat to meet your needs very straightforward.

They are extremely obliging and knowledgeable and the service doesn’t stop when you buy a boat from them. They are always available to assist and are only a phone call away if needed.

It’s nice to deal with a company big enough to have what you want, but not too big to care! They made finding our boat an easy and enjoyable experience and I would urge anyone looking for a multihull to give them a call.


Glenn & Sharon

Glenn & Sharon, new owners of ILIAD 50 Hull #3

To whom it may concern,

David Smale recently sold our Fountaine Pajot Salina 48.

The process was for a period of 6 weeks and during that time David actively sought and followed leads, at all times he kept us informed to the potential buyers feedback. His expertise of sailing is apparent along with his knowledge of engines and all the ancillary equipment is outstanding.

We sincerely acknowledge that David worked extremely hard for our sale and would ensure that our yacht presented at its best for viewing at all times.

In summary the whole process of selling our boat was very smooth and trouble free; we would recommend David to the highest degree to work for any potential seller of their boat and are confident that potential sellers will receive a most favourable outcome.

Yours sincerely

Rob & Ann Campbell

Rob & Ann Campbell, sellers of Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 Primetime.

Brett from Multihull Solutions has made the sale of our home/ boat an absolute pleasure.

All questions and concerns handled without delay and unnecessary complication. We would not hesitate to use them or him again.

Colin Johnson, seller of "Stray Cat" sailing catamaran

Your WA Representative David Smale recently facilitated the sale of my 14m sailing Catamaran Keshi.

He did so in an impressively friendly and professional manner and was a great help in arranging contractors to do a variety of work on Keshi.

There was an unusual number of items to sort out during the sale period and David was fantastic in resolving the issues to everyone’s satisfaction.

I am very grateful to David as he truly went above and beyond in all aspects and cheerfully took on the unexpected challenges that popped up.

I highly recommend David to any potential seller.

All the Best

Greg Huxtable

Greg Huxtable, seller of "Keshi" sailing catamaran

I have dealt with Dom both as a purchaser and a vendor. He was a great help when purchasing my yacht initially as I had little big-boat sailing experience and I leant on him for advice in many areas. I had no hesitation in contacting him again when the time came to sell the boat.

On both occasions, he was very professional and absolutely trustworthy. Dom is always a pleasure to interact with and I can’t recommend him enough.

Gran Nola, Auckland

I bought my first large yacht through Dominic in 2014. During that process and to this day, Dominic has always shown an honest, professional and helpful attitude to me, the boat and on general sailing advice. Dominic is always interested in me getting the most out of my boat and is always happy to share the benefits of the sailing network he has built over his years in the sailing community.

Robert Hay, Auckland

Hello Andrew,

2021 started well considering – turns out moving onto a boat to work remotely, 6 months before a pandemic was rather a good move. We’ve been onboard near enough straight through from Oct 2019 and haven’t looked back! We love the boat, the kids and family are doing well and we are (slowly) dodging our way through Covid Europe. Currently we are in Sardinia and heading East this year.

You are most welcome for the responses – the whole team has been excellent and that’s no easy feat or something that should be taken for granted – I know exactly what it takes to make sure customers are happy, doing it from the other side of the world and the coordination etc. – you guys have done a super job.

All the best to you and your families,


Ben Morrell, owner of FP Astrea 42 sailing catamaran

David Smale has been most helpful and because of his thoroughness and diligence the sale went more smoothly than it might otherwise have done. Anna and Christina have also been most friendly and helpful in our dealings with them in relation to paper work and insurance.

Allan & Vicki Franklin, new owners of "Keshi" - 2011 FreeFlow 46

A very professional company, well represented in the Austral-Asia region. Patrick Gilot made the difference and had a more human, less commercial approach that made the experience enjoyable. Thank you.

Geoffrey Janssens, seller of "LouiseAnna" - 2018 Nautitech 40 Open

After experiencing both the buying and the selling of our vessel through Multihull Solutions I can highly recommend the team for either task. Just a great team to both buy or sell with.

Bob Hutchings, Seller & Owner of "Voodoo" - Schionning 1360 Waterline

Multihull Solutions made selling my Lagoon 450 a breeze! Brett Horner looked after the boat as if it was his own, keeping her clean and tidy for inspections on the hard display yard.

David Weekes, seller of Lagoon 450 "Kazaio"

Buying a boat during COVID restrictions limited our ability to view the boat personally, therefore we relied on information from others. Multihull Solutions helped with that process by skype viewings and arranging suitable repairs to be performed which enabled the sale to proceed.

Mark Pirie, new owner of "Whisp", Elite 11 catamaran

Hello Mark,

I am wrapping up our Covid19 cruise on our MY37 #65. It’s been an adventure, we have had a wonderful time these last 10 weeks, which was 10 weeks more that we thought we would get this year!! You may remember that we met at BOOT in 2019 and again on the MY37 near Sanctuary Cove. We are absolutely satisfied with the boat and almost all of its elements. Leon gets to deal with a few things ’not quite right yet’!!

It would be remiss of me not to mention what an excellent ambassador Romain Crozon is for your company. He worked tirelessly when I was in La Rochelle, has the highest level of customer service ability and execution and was an absolutely unflappable resource. This compliment comes from someone (me) who worked for 30 years in the hotel, restaurant and hospitality business and was constantly evaluating and requiring additional training of  our personnel… or firing them, in my position as General Manager. I will always remember his reply when he was chasing Poshon or someone else to come and fix or repair something, I would ask Romain “will this be fixed on time” he would say “Alan, I am optimistic” I heard this line many times and every time he was correct and made it happen.

All the best,

Alan Paris, new owner of FPMY MY 37 "Shoebox"

A team of people that create the perfect end to end experience. Not one aspect lets any other down. The team never leave you with any doubt that they are there to help you, and if that ensures a happy sale, so be it. You never feel pushed, only encouraged and they tailor their advice to your level and take you on the journey that leaves you all feeling equal and confident.

Antony & Alyson, new owners of FP Lucia 40 "Cats Pajamas"

Our first experience of purchasing a boat through Marcus Overman and Multihull Solutions has been seamless and extremely professional.

Hi Christina,

Thank you very much for your email and the service Multihull Solutions has provided us during the process of buying our boat, we have found Marcus Overman and the Multihull Solutions team extremely professional and very easy to deal with.


Peter Lowe, buyer of "Jaldi Jaldi" - Summerland 40 Power Catamaran

In the time of Covid, with a boat located in Sicily and an owner locked down in Sydney the challenges to selling our boat were way beyond normal.

Patrick Gilot and Multihull Solutions met these challenges, gave us great advice and achieved a very good sale result for us.

We bought the boat through Multihull Solutions, sold it through them and would have no hesitation repeating the exercise when the time is right for us again.

Joe Atkinson, seller of FP Helia 44 "Dos Peregrinos"

Multihull Solutions are an excellent company to have listed my catamaran with. The perfect buyer came along and Patrick achieved the perfect outcome for us both , seller and buyer.

Michael Carter, seller of "Vasco Pyjama"


James did a fantastic job – he took all interested parties through in a timely manner and priced and marketed the boat so well she sold within the first week. Very happy to recommend James and the Multihull Solutions team for a professional and honest service.

Belinda, seller of "Lady Belle" FP Belize 43

Hi Patrick,

As you are probably aware the sale of Manaia went through without any problems, so thank you for making that happen and thank you to Multihull Solutions for conducting the sale in a professional manner.

With our enforced absence due to Covid-19, Manaia was probably not presented at her optimum, resulting in extra work for Multihull Solutions so thank you.

Our plans for cruising in your part of the world are on hold now, but should we be able to get back in the future we will definitely be in contact to purchase another boat.


Bill and Deb Clifton

Bill & Deb Clifton, sellers

By fortunate chance/good luck I have made contact with your NZ Man –  Chris Janes.   I am wanting,  reluctantly,  to sell my 65ft Aluminium power catamaran which I have just converted from a Fuller’s Ferry to a 3 bedroom launch/live aboard in Whangarei.

It was Chris who answered the phone last month and within days had travelled up to Whangarei to investigate  the “Dinghy”,   as I call it,  and spent some hours with me discussing all aspects of it.  I made an immediate connection with Chris.

Surprise  –  whilst I was  away in Christchurch for a period last week,   spending time with my daughters there,  Chris and his amazing wife Annette went up to Whangarei with a car load of “props” to stage the Dinghy for photography purposes.  They spent considerable time tidying the mess I had left it in, made up beds with THEIR “stuff”,    set the dining table just fantastically and all in all did an amazing “gift” for me.  I have NEVER had anybody do anything like this for me before.  I am blown away at their hugely positive attitudes.

Consequently I have guided a new friend of mine to list his $4m 72ft catamaran with Chris also.

I have spoken with two other boat sales companies,  both excellent people I had dealt with,   however,  with what Chris has done for me so willingly,  I have decided that he deserves a Sole Agency and I have informed him accordingly just now.

I shall travel back to Auckland next week and complete the necessaries.

NB: You are lucky to have this man with you.

Brian Walker, seller

We bought our boat new through Multihull Solutions New Zealand and also now, sadly sold through Multihull Solutions. On both occasions we were satisfied with the service.

Having lived full time for 5.5 years on our boat we associate with hundreds of boat owners, many with horror broker stories. All of our friends were amazed at the service from Multihull Solutions, compared with many in the industry they stand out with mostly good service with the clients best interests at heart.

Jeff O'Connor, buyer and seller

Buying and selling our Yacht was made easy by the dedicated staff at Multihull Solutions.

Philip and Helen Dodd, buyers and sellers

It has been a real pleasure working with you on this deal.

In all honesty, buying a boat from a distance would have been impossible without all the hard work you did to make it happen.

I really appreciate your steady hand and willingness to help get things sorted out.

You built trust between all the parties and made it possible.

I would recommend you to anyone looking to buy a boat in your area and would be happy to be a reference for you to any US buyer thinking of working with you.

All the best,

Dave, new owner of "Heartbeat II", Crowther 47

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for organising the Webinar with Michael and Marita. Michael and I really enjoyed it and found it very informative. I was also really happy that all of my questions were answered. Great work to Michael and Marita for blending the info they felt was important for people to hear while addressing queries raised by the listeners. A great effort all round and I look forward to tuning into more.

Kind regards,

Teena, soon to be Fountaine Pajot owner

Craig provided fantastic personal service throughout the sale process. His communication was always timely and accurate and he worked tirelessly to ensure we received the best possible outcome from the sale of Aquarius.

Ian Douglas, seller of Lagoon 620 "Aquarius"

Thanks Multihull Solutions, it’s been a pleasure to deal with you guys. Very professional and would highly recommend you and your team to my friends.

Gregory Legge, Buyer of Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 "Cadence"

Multihull Solutions made buying and selling boats between different countries really easy.

Bhavna Prentice, seller of Farrier 32RX "Superbad"

There are aways a few glitches when selling and buying a boat, however I did both using Brett. He was a fantastic help who went above and beyond. He had to think outside the box and made it happen.


Andy Rainnie, buyer and seller of Easy 10.5 "Meerkat"

Spending, what to me is a huge amount of money, is a daunting task. David Smale has been nothing short brilliant throughout the process and has put me at ease to make decisions in my time, as I see fit with honesty and integrity. He is a man of his word, a gentleman!

He continues to support me in the Australian registration transfer of Drooy and given me guidance me with the insurance quoting process too.

David, thank you! To Multihulls Solutions, hang on to this one as long as you can!

Darren Miller, new owner of "Drooy", 2003 Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46

Just a quick note to say thank you for your assistance in the sale of Tala 2.

We received the final $5k and handover was completed.

We have now arrived back in Canada and the boys are on their own in Nassau, Bahamas.

Best regards,

Sue Antifaoff  - Sellers of "Tala 2"-  Salina 48 Evolution

Hello Charlie,

Thanks to you and Phil for your work on selling Waiake II.

It has been great to work with knowledgeable, friendly and ethical people throughout this process.

If you ever need a reference and recommendation I’m very happy to give it.

Mark Orams

The service we received was outstanding. Brett went over and beyond our expectations. Thank you for everything. It was stress-free and enjoyable.

Peter, new owner of "Three Little Birds" - Perry 43 sailing catamaran

I would like to thank the Multihull Solutions team for taking care of the sale of our yacht. A great team.

Robert and Lynne, sellers of FP Helia 44 "Following the Son"

Selling a boat is fluid when dealing with Multihull Solutions!

Christopher, seller of "Sunshine" Lagoon 410

Hi Greg,

Thanks so much for your advice, patience, support and hospitality. Both you and Kel have us feeling welcome, you know, a part of the family. We both still talk about our few days in Sydney with you guys. True, the whole experience was quite surreal. Multihull Solutions is indeed a first-grade operation and it’s clear you are an influencing figure in that culture.

Mark, new owner of a FP Lucia 40

We first met Patrick 10 years ago when he showed us a Catana 581, which was not for sale. Over the years I have sought his advice many times and I’m glad that finally we were able to purchase a boat through Patrick and Multihull Solutions.

John, new owner of Lagoon 560 "Ninigo"

Thank you Multihull Solutions for making buying a yacht a pleasure, working so hard to make this happen with the right multihull yacht.

Jeff, new owner of FP Galathea 65 - "Princess Chloe II"

My husband Murray and I have just settled today on the purchase of a catamaran Bagheera through Multihull Solutions in Coomera on the Gold Coast

We would just like to give some positive feedback on Sales Consultant Brett Horner who went above and beyond to assist us with this purchase. There were many after hours phone calls and a lot of work that he had to do in the background to make this sale come to fruition, as we had found that there was some extra work required before we felt comfortable with the purchase.

However, Brett communicated and negotiated well with the owner who was overseas, and eventually we came to an agreement. We are now the happy owners of a lovely vessel!

We plan to bring her back down to Brisbane Water, Central Coast, NSW in the near future and head off later in the year to live aboard and hopefully sail around Australia.

Once again we cannot speak highly enough of Brett and will look forward to calling in to Coomera on our way past, heading north to say hello to him.

Sheryl & Murray, new owners of "Bagheera" Jaguar 36 sailing catamaran

Hi Patrick,

Everything is now sorted with Kalea and we have registered her in the Cook Islands.  We are just waiting for Martin to complete the deflagging. It was a wet and wild trip to New Cal with 20 to 30kts of wind from 60 degrees.

I just wanted to drop you a line to say how great Multihull Solutions was throughout this process. As you know, it was not the simplest purchase and you’ve assisted us through every stumbling block, day after day. Without you I do not believe we would now be sitting in New Caledonia! It was an excellent, professional service and we are very thankful.

Also, the help we got once over here from Franck was awesome.

Many thanks to the Multihull Solutions team!

Grant, owner of "Kalea" Outremer 49
The crew from ILIAD and Multihull Solutions have been fantastic to deal with from the very inception of the project and throughout the design and build process. We can highly recommend ILIAD as a well-designed, built and supported range of cats, with a strong team behind them. 

We are very much looking forward to taking delivery of our new boat in the coming months and can’t wait to see a fleet of new ILIADs out on the water in the years to come.
Ty & Gina, owners of the Iliad 70 Power Catamaran


Just a quick thanks to you and Bev for walking us through the Lucia 40 and then sharing your thoughts about life in the Med.

Our initial expectation was for a brief walk around the Lucia 40, however spending three hours together was very much appreciated. We enjoyed sitting on your verandah and chatting.

I do have to compliment you on the way the Lucia 40 was presented and I appreciate the insights you gave. The work you’ve done on the boat is exceptional and should provide many hours of safe (and comfortable) travelling. I learnt a lot and took away many learnings.

Again thank you for your time. It was very much appreciated.

Lex & Leeanne

Hi Katie,

Thank you for all of your support over the last 3.5 years. You have been such a help and always with a “can do attitude’ .

It has been a pleasure to be associated with you and the team at Multihull Solutions.

Please pass on my thanks to the others at Multihull Solutions.

Graeme, syndicate owner of FP Helia 44 "Aurora"

Dear Patrick,

We love you! We are at the island of volcano, just near Salina. About to complete the circle of life that is the Mediterranean.  Seven seasons later thanks to some words from a very famous man (Patrick Gilot) who said, when we purchased our yacht, “don’t rush -there is much to see in the world!”

If it was not for you, our journey would not be as enriched and full as it is today, with this our last season on the Mediterranean.

The Caribbean awaits… see you there for tea punch…

Steve & Deb, owners of FP Salina 48 sailing catamaran

Hi Gordon and Lou,

Just flying down the coast of Portugal under the parasailor in 20-25 knots in bright sunshine. It’s the first day we’ve been able to turn the engines off for an extended period. Loving it!

We’re a week out of La Rochelle. Thanks for all your tips, we seemed to live at the HyperU and Leroy Merlin.

Karen & Joe, European delivery 2018


I Really appreciate your assistance and style.
You are tenacious, and very thorough.

A big shout out to you!

Peter & Barbara - owners of FP Lucia 40 "Cloudy Bay"

I would like to thank you Greg (Boller) for your honesty and candidness, knowledge and experience within our dealings. It has been a pleasure.

Robb, syndication owner, Lucia 40

Hi Multihull Solutions,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with our purchase of the Perry 59. You made it all such a smooth and painless process. We are so happy with the boat and with the purchase price you helped us to secure.

It was a very happy experience and I would highly, highly recommend you to anyone who is wanting to buy or sell a boat.

Fiona Searson, owner of Perry 59 sailing catamaran

Hello Patrick,

Steven Gibbs here: ex-owner of AVALON FP Helia 44 and new owner  of a Saba 50 SERENITY.

Patrick, with 60 staff and a hundred major sales a year averaging around $140-150,000, I think I know what I am talking about.  Multihull Solutions has done the impossible  – a miracle -and twice in a row.

Not only was my Helia 44 NOT for sale, but you put together a deal and sea trial, and survey, and delivery all as smooth as silk when my Helia was not even for sale!!!

Then, when we had decided we were pretty much out of boating now, you did another miracle, and has put together a deal on the SABA 50 Serenity.  Again, it has gone smooth as silk, you were the MAN on the spot that negotiated the whole thing and made it happen.

I am not sure you could get a better sales team.  I get nothing out of this, no reason state other than the truth.  You get the job done, not by being a pushy salesman, as I detest that approach.  He puts together the scenario of an “opportunity” that you just cannot resist.  We did not intend to either sell the Helia, OR buy the SABA 50, but we just could not resist it.  He matched the buyers and the sellers to make an opportunity for both, without being a pushy salesman.  It takes a special kind of person to pull that off.

Steven Gibbs, owner of Fountaine Pajot Saba 50 "Serenity"

I work in sales supplying top of the range quality service and I can quickly appreciate if a person works for his personal interest or not. During the investigation phase, Multihull Solutions did an excellent job putting the customer first.

Whilst subtlety encouraging me to buy the best boat I could afford, Multihull Solutions remained realistic and listened to my concern. During my visit at the Multihull Solutions yard, the sales team were dealing with another customer who was looking at the multi-million dollars boat and guess what? He gave me the same time and treated me the exact same way as the millionaire customer. Right there, he won my confidence.

Multihull Solutions was helpful during the decision-making process and remained fair during the negotiation. After the inspection and a sea trial, I made an offer and it got accepted. It is worthwhile mentioning that the salesman came with me during the visit which was located 3000km from his office. So far so good, but nothing really exceptional.

Where Multihull Solutions went well above the call of duty is during the handover of my new boat. He basically removed one by one each road block to make the transaction happen. This deal involved previous registration in South Africa, the finance company, the insurance provider and an unreliable surveyor (who never performed what he has been prepaid for) which cause serious issues with the transfer. If he did not step up and find ways to get over these obstacles, the deal would just would never have happened. I consider him as the spiritual godfather of my new acquisition.

After what I saw, If I want to upgrade or sell my boat, there is only one person I have in mind for this, it is Multihull Solutions.

Denis Brassard, new owner of "Shayile"

Hi Phil,

A quick thank you for making buying “Sea Twist” a pain-free process. Your professionalism and easy-going nature made dealing with you a pleasure. I’m sure we tested your patience with a thousand dopey questions, but you handled all that with aplomb.

Looking forward to meeting up weekend of 16th & 17th December when we can crack a bottle or three and celebrate.

Kind regards,

Mike Siebrecht

Dear Phil,

Thank you for all this paperwork which I will read through tomorrow.

I’d like to say that from our side it has also been a pleasure dealing with you and Peter from a business perspective.  It certainly is nice to deal with people with honesty and integrity.  Your professionalism and willingness to help is really appreciated.  You really do work hard for your commission and you earn every cent!

I am about a year early in buying a luxury cruising boat but with Mike so enthusiastic and Sea Twist such a gem it was too good an opportunity to miss.

All the best and thanks,


Mike & Rod, Owners of "Sea Twist", Seawind 1160

David Allouch, the broker from Multihull Solutions Tahiti, is very reliable and went beyond his duties to ensure the boat purchase would go through smoothly, without causing any grief to both the seller and the purchaser. He did a marvellous job.

I am 78 years of age and live in New Zealand. At the start I was rather apprehensive regarding this purchase. I was afraid it might go all custard. However, David was very thorough. He looked after all the little things to make the whole experience exceptional. I have no hesitations in recommending David to anybody, who is thinking or considering purchasing a vessel far from home.


Tony Orec, Owner of "Lovesail" 2005 Lagoon 410 S2

Good afternoon Mark,

Carol and I would like to extend our thanks to you and the team at Multihull Solutions for the service and support we received during this period.

I thank both Katie Ritzema and Michael Crook for their efforts and service during the warranty period.

We are both very happy with our Summerland 40 and have enjoyed the adventure of cruising the Qld coast in a boat that delivered comfort, safety and economy. Happy boat owners.

Jake & Carol Hutchison, Owners of "Lumiere" - Fountaine Pajot Summerland 40 power catamaran

To Multihull Solutions,

I just want to express my thanks and appreciation with respect to the sale of my boat: At Play by the sales and your support team.

The whole team has been very professional throughout. In particular I’d to draw attention to the excellent efforts by the sales team both in terms of keeping me up-to-date over the months as well as going the extra mile during the sales process .

My broker put in a great deal of additional leg work to get the deal over the line and is a great asset to your company.

Keep up the good work!

Clive Hubbard, former owner of "At Play" Rayvin 30 catamaran

Lynne and l would just like to pass on our thanks to all the team at Multihull Solutions, our new Helia has fulfilled all that we could expect. We have just completed two and a half months of cruising to the Whitsundays, and back to Victoria what a great trip. We realise that it was not only the boat the made this a great trip, but that the team who made this happen we pass on our gratitude. Keep up the great work you have a great product.

Rob & Lynn

Rob & Lynn De Haan, "Follow the Son", 2017 FP Helia 44 Evolution


Thank you for making (sale) this happen and thank you for putting in so much time to shepherd the deal through one or two twists and turns.  You have been very patient and indeed kind to provide so much assistance along the way.

For me, it’s been a bit of a miracle to achieve this sale on these conditions and, in particular, on this timetable.


Mark, Seller of Lovesail, 2005 Lagoon 410 S2

Dear Anna,

Dawn and Richard onboard Por Dos are now at Thursday Island awaiting departure to Indonesia.

As we are departing Australia we just wanted to take the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to you for all your kindness shown to us at The Boat Works.

Thank you for listening to our many complaints about repairs and immigration.

Thank you for you kind advice which led us to Scooter (AME Marine) and also for the good restaurant recommendations which were never wrong.

Thank you for the loan of the van which we found a great help for our many shopping expeditions, but most of all Anna thank you for your kindness to us, we will never forget it 🙂

Dawn and Richard, SV Por Dos, Catana 48 sailing catamaran

Hi guys,

Just to let you know that we made it across to Gijon, Spain. Although they think of it as Asturia, not Spain. Very cool town. Marina in town and surf beach ten mins walk away.

Quite a tough crossing going through two nights with just two of us and swell as high as the top of the cabin top but the boat was superb.

It pretty much sailed itself. The only loss was a winch handle overboard. It was also invaluable to get that training from Alain so thank you for that.

Hope alls well in Oz.


Connan and Lauren

Happy customers aboard SV Tigger

Connan & Lauren, SV Tigger, FP Lucia 40

The whole sales process in Fiji went smoothly with Ant and we recommend him to anyone that wishes to purchase a vessel offshore.

Jim F, Seller of FP Orana 44

Hi Rachel;

I just wanted to thank you and the team for a very well presented and informative weekend. Shaye, Indigo and I learned a lot, got a few more resources and of course had more opportunity to look a little closer at potential boats that are going to suit our purposes.

Andy McCutcheon
Hi Multihull Solutions.  We made it into Yorkeys Knob yesterday. What an amazing trip. Tayrona was on her best behavior all the way.

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you for always checking on us while we were at The Boat Works and for loaning us the van for all that time.

The whole experience of buying a yacht for the first time was made so easy and you made us feel looked after every step of the way. You are a genuinely great guy and your professionalism shows in the way you interacted with us. Love Tayrona and so happy to be grotty yachties now.

Scott & Selina, "Tayrona" Lagoon 380 sailing catamaran

Hi Ant,

In the short 5 months since our first contact with yourself we have moved from having a dream of owning at 380 LAGOON to now being the owners of a fully imported vessel thanks to your efforts.

To purchase a 2010 model with all the additional fit out far exceeded our expectations of what we could have afforded, to buy in Australia would have seen us in a much older vessel with minimal fit out.

Your support and advice has assisted Teena and I immensely though the sometimes daunting process of purchasing and international vessel.

The usual ups and downs were encounter but they we few and manageable.

The hardest part of this whole process would have been when we were trying to secure a marina berth at Noumea.

Having said that we did managed to squeeze in a holiday at New Caledonia whilst we baby sat our boat waiting for the berth.

The 2 1Ž2 months that we left her sit at Port Moselle was a very long wait, this wait however allowed me to arrange all the importation papers with Grahams Byles from CARGO NETWORK.

Your recommendation to use Graham for the importation was spot on.

The 1300 nautical mile trip from NOUMEA to Cairns was just over 9 days of magic conditions. (triple slot sailing was a term used a lot during the trip)

I missed the voyage as I was looking after the import process and notifications however Teena and her 4 person crew (all friends and friends of friends) had an unforgettable experience.

Teena has already commented that she would do it all again if given the chance, not bad for someone that has always said she needs to see land at all times.

We are about to start our customising so we can begin our minimum 2 years of live aboard, no set plans on destinations as yet but we will call in for beer and wine with yourself when we are down your end of the state.

Warmest regards from 2 very happy individuals

Ces & Teena Jeacocke

NIANTIS  (soon to be renamed “TEENA MAREE”)

Ces & Teena Jeacocke, new owners of Teena Maree

You guys are the best, I didn’t buy a boat from you yet you reached out to help me when I had a problem with my FP.

Eternally thankful.

Merry Christmas

Carlos Nunez

s/v Mirelos

Carlos Nunez, Owner of Fountaine Pajot

We were very happy with the outcome of the sale process although it did take a while.

In particular we would like to acknowledge the efforts of Steve Austin, I think that the sale would not have happened without his attitude and professionalism. His experience in sales certainly came to the fore in our process.

We would recommend Steve as a specialist big cat sales person regardless of what company he was working with.

All the best for the future,

Noel Roots

Noel Roots, Seller of "Lu Ali Lagoon 500

For those that need to know, when buying a boat, particularly a sailing cat Multihull Solutions Coomera must be the first, second and third place to call.

We started our journey on locating a boat, eight months later 777 became part of our lives. A beautiful Leopard 38.

Throughout our search and talking to brokers from all over Australia and as far away as Thailand and the USA, the one broker who stood out from the rest, making the effort to keep in touch with us during our search, offering guidance, support, encouragement and finally our boat 777 was Multihull Solutions who kept us in mind knowing our budget and listening to our requirements for the layout we were looking for and a boat with the qualities to handle the adventure we have planned.

The team at Multihull Solutions ironed out the bumps, finding our boat assisting with inspection, slipping, repairs, sea trials and even the registration.

Once again Kelvin thank you for your efforts.

Kind regards,

Michael  and Wendy

Michael Burton & Wendy Furlong - owners of "777" - Leopard 38

Hi Joe,

Just wanted to say thank you for your time and patience with us in trying to find a boat. You were one of the people that we dealt with that we really appreciated and would recommend.

I hope you have a lovely Xmas with your family and wish you the best for the coming year.

Kind Regards,


Peta, looking for a pre-owned multihull

Hi Joe,

I don’t think I’ve purchased any of my boats through a broker before and the experience was smooth and pleasant. I got the impression that your team was on both my side and Andrews, trying to do a deal that suited both and got us over the line in a manner that we felt okay about it. 

Job well done.  Catherine and I are looking forward to stepping aboard Audacious and heading off into the blue yonder.

Kind regards, 



Dr Gavin LeSueur - owner of "Audacious" Crowther 43 - author of "Multihull Seamanship"

Since taking delivery of our Ship in May 2015 , we have just clocked up 6000 nautical miles of cruising on the East coast of Australia from the pickup point at Coomera, to Sydney, then north to the beautiful Whitsundays then south to the roaring forties of the southern parts of Australia and our home port in Tasmania.

The boat has provided us with an excellent passage maker and has performed well in a variety of sea conditions and has been a comfortable live aboard cruiser.

We have six grandchildren all who have spent some time on the boat and as yet have not found life at sea too stressful, for themselves or the Skipper.

Early 2017 we will take the boat in the circumnavigation of Tasmania, a 4 week cruise in some of the most scenic waters of this beautiful island state, then take the boat north to warmer waters for the winter, then home again for Christmas and our southern summer.

The boat is sound, reliable, easy to handle with 2 people on passages, and economical with a long cruise potential at 10 kts, and a sprint capacity to avoid bad weather.

The boat has met all our expectations and apart from a few teething issues and a steep learning curve to gain confidence in handling her in tight spots, there have been no major issues.

We hope anyone who takes on one of these vessels has the same positive experience we have had.

Thanx to the multihull team for their support with this project,
John and Barbara Davies

John & Barbara Davies, "Mercury" - Cumberland 47
Hi Joe,

Thank you very much for your time and the sharing of your knowledge this afternoon, it was both very helpful and encouraging.

Kind regards

Michael, currently looking for a catamaran

To The Manager

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Multihull Solutions for the recent sale of Island Buoy.

My experience with Multihull Solutions, with the purchase of “Minx” Fusion 40 and the sale of “Island Buoy” have far exceeded my expectations.

The Sale Representative who was directly involved in both these transactions conducted himself in a very professional manner ensuring his full attention and made himself available at all times.

Accordingly I have highly recommended Multihull Solutions to a number of my friends who are in the process of buying/selling their vessels.

Once again thank you Multihull Solutions for making this experience as stress-free as possible.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss this matter further.

Kind regards

Gary and Joey Angove

Gary and Joey Angove

Hi Anna,

Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you so much for your time this week, it was very much appreciated and we are really looking forward to our new boat (even though we have to wait a year !)

Thanks again, I am sure we will see you again.


Nina, owner of new Helia 44 Evolution (on her way!)

I’d been going to the Whitsundays chartering on and off over the last fifteen years while regularly drooling over the big cats on the Multihull Solutions site.

I’d never quite been able to justify the costs of outright ownership given I’d probably only be on the boat for a month or two a year but then, the Helia 44 syndicate launched. I researched it thoroughly with some boating buddies who had been involved in syndicates before and it was an absolute no brainer for me to get on board the syndicate. 4 weeks a year on an awesome boat, for not much more dollar wise than chartering one for a week to ten days.

The boat itself has exceeded all my expectations and the syndicate management by Multihull Solutions has been absolutely first rate. I can’t recommend it more highly and I’m happy to field anyone call if they have any questions.


Glenn Gibson, syndicate owner of "Aurora" 2014 Helia 44

To Mark Elkington,

Now that the sale of our catamaran SARACEN is behind us and I have had time to reflect on the process I feel I should make mention of the role your Gold Coast office played.

As you know the contract time had to be extended more than once due to certain defects found during the out-of -water survey and to disruption caused by the Xmas/New Year break.

Along the way I found that Multihull Solutions acted in the most professional and friendly manner helping both ourselves and Max (the buyer) through the more difficult areas of negotiation.

I firmly believe he is credit to your organisation and would have no hesitation in passing this to other boaties.


Rob & Marg

Rob & Marg Craigie, sellers of "Saracen" Brady 44 catamaran

Almost a year into owning a share in Aurora, both the Multihull Solutions syndication model and the Helia 44  itself have far exceeded our expectations.

The Helia is just brilliant and a great boat for cruising the Whitsundays – lots of room both above and below decks, an enormous cockpit area (where we spend most of our time) and it’s just a pleasure to sail.

Multihull Solutions put together an ideal set of specifications, equipment and inventory for Aurora – perfectly suited to the location of the boat, the shared use arrangement and to the preferences of the type of owners who have joined the syndicate.

The management of the syndicate by Multihull Solutions includes arranging the annual booking roster, managing the quick weekly turnarounds (including any maintenance work required) and full technical support – and the service has been first class.

The Hamilton Island Marina is the ideal base for the boat – with the ability to fly directly in, grab your bags and be aboard the boat within just a few minutes, as well as the convenience of being able to use the resort facilities and restaurants whilst in port.

In all, a great way to get regular time aboard a well appointed boat in the Whitsundays, at a fraction of the cost of chartering without the hassles (and cost) of sole ownership.

Well done Multihull Solutions!

David & Mel Gittus, syndicate owner of "Aurora", 2014 Helia 44

I bought a Fountaine Pajot 38 foot Athena in 2000. This vessel was under charter management through Sunsail. After its six year charter life I based it at Abell Point Marina using it privately whenever I could away from my office in Sydney (usually every six to eight weeks).

As the cost of running a private sailing catamaran in the Whitsundays gradually became prohibitive, moreso as the vessel aged and the wear and tear of it’s early charter life began to manifest, I sold her in May 2012.

Quite quickly my family and friends began to miss our regular Whitsunday sailing adventures. When we sold the Athena we said we would charter, but we never did – it seemed too expensive and restricting after having experienced the freedom to take my own boat wherever I liked, whenever I liked.

When the opportunity to invest in the first Multihull Solutions Helia syndicate presented itself, I immediately became interested. Here was the opportunity to replicate the years of private ownership without the cost, worry and hassle of mooring, maintenance, insurance etc, etc. The “buy in” price was reasonable and affordable. The model for paying on-going expenses and allocating weeks of use works.

The vessel itself has a real “wow” impact when my friends first jump on board. Its accommodations comfortable and luxurious – the owners cabin “to die for”. I find it easy to sail and manoeuvre despite its comparative larger size to my previous 38 footer.

Multihull Solutions has been excellent in managing the boat, its maintenance, turn around at end of each use, allocation of usage between owners and resolving some of the conflicts around this – the entire syndication has worked better than I envisaged.

The boat works hard given its 48 weeks owners use each year in what can sometimes be challenging conditions, but with its regular maintenance together with the little jobs each of we owners do during our time on board keeps the boat looking and functioning at her best.

The initial syndication period is for three years (option to five), and when this is over my expectation is the vessel will have a reasonable resale value that will be returned to owners.

The Multihull Solutions syndication model functions and is far superior to any other I contemplated.

Robert Peile, syndicate owner of "Aurora", 2014 Helia 44

Just touching base to let you know that Saracen arrived safely to Lake Macquarie at around 12.30 on Thursday.

We also wanted to let you know that Kerry & Ian from Coastal Yacht Deliveries would be hard-pressed to be beaten for giving amazing service, their relate-ability, reliability and professionalism was awesome.

While we are obviously not experienced in receiving this type of service we can honestly say we thoroughly enjoyed the experience of meeting and being guided by them and really felt we were getting 100 ++% of their knowledge and expertise.

We have had the same experience in dealing with yourself and Multihull Solutions so all in all Saracen started life with us a a fantastic adventure and to date is continuing in the same vain.

Kind regards and big thank you to everyone.

Max & Sharon


Max & Sharon - owners of "Saracen", Brady 44


Multihull Solutions have provided me with an excellent, professional and trouble free transaction. I know there was a lot of liason and administration completed by you behind the scenes for which my efforts were the ease of “print/scan/send”.

Thanks again. Hope we meet up again sometime.



Julian - seller of 2010 Leopard 38 "Jumelle"

Our Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 “Mercury” was ordered and  built in France and delivered to Brisbane by car carrier in May.

The agents, Multihull Solutions then set about commissioning the boat using  GCCM  trade services and Michael (Nod) coordinating the work for us, assisted by Katie and Condor.

A hardtop was constructed and clears added and extra refrigeration and other details, before the boat was presented at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show and then taken south to Sydney for the Sydney Boat Show.

Australian record circumnavigation catamaran skipper Bruce Arms came on the trip with us to Sydney, to assist with the commissioning process and was impressed with the boat’s sea-keeping and fuel efficiency, which were important criteria for us in selecting this boat.

From Sydney we took the boat to the Whitsundays, with a side trip to Fraser Island and Mooloolaba, then serious fun with family and friends for 12 weeks, which included a week with Multihull Rendezvous boat owners. We have now turned south for a clean-up at GCCM then further south to Tasmania for our summer.

Multihull services at Mooloolaba and Boatworks at Coomera have made our voyage very easy by introducing us to a wide range of capable trades at GCCM and surrounding areas, making our project with this boat relatively simple, bearing in mind this was our first major catamaran project.

The end result is a great boat for cruising from the wild south coast of Tasmania to the tropical corals of northern Queensland and beyond.

John & Barbara Davies - Fountaine Pajot Cumberland 47 LR "Mercury"

Hi Guys,

Every now and then you come across a service or a person that provides you with something more than you expect. Let me say that is what we got when we purchased our catamaran through Multihull Solutions at The Boatworks on the Gold Coast.

My broker made what could have been a daunting and complicated process, a pleasant and rewarding experience. He is a consumant professional and yet manages to put you at ease with his friendly and relaxed manner and he always seems to have a smile on his face.

We think the team at Multihull Solutions and the Boatworks are a great combination being able to steer us in the right direction for any work we wanted doing and we were very pleased with everyone we dealt with.

We certainly would make Multihull Solutions our first choice when looking for the services of a yacht broker and we would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Kind Regards,

Alan & Sue

Alan & Sue Doyle - Admiral 38 "Africat"

Hi guys,

Just dropping you a line to let you know we bought our 50ft sailing catamaran, Lady Frances, from Multihull Solutions, at Boat Works on 12th December last year.

We were based at Manly for the first seven months familiarising ourselves with her. We set sail early July for the Whitsunday’s and have had an amazing journey so far! As the Northerly winds are just kicking in we will start our way back next week.
Thanks again to Multihull Solutions for his personalised and ongoing service!

Debbie and Matt Stevenson
(Very happy customers)

Debbie & Matt Stevenson - S/V Lady Frances

Hi Katie,

Works complete, and so far mast still standing. The owner of Offshore Sailing commented that he believes Multihull Solutions to be the best brokers in the marine industry.

All the best,


Jeff O'Connor - Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Nawii


Hi Rachel,

What a wonderful job you did last week. Thank you so much. I appreciate just how much work goes into this. Had a ball!
Pity Possmm was so busy but next year I will prioritise better.

Thanks again!
Phil Connolly (Owner of 2 multihulls – little powercat Salty & Lagoon Possmm)

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Thanks for a great week Rachel. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Tony and Vicki (Lattitudes – Belize 43 owners)

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Dear Rachel and Katie,

Just a special thank you from both of us for a fantastic week of fun and enjoyable memories.  We had a blast!  It was very nice meeting you guys. Anna’s nibbles were just amazing and we really loved the Salmon dip.

If you are ever down Southport way, feel free to pop in for a coffee or a coldie and have a look around the workshop to see what we do.

Kind Regards,
Tony & Fiona Donnelly (Alley Cat crew)

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Dear Mark and Rachel,

We are writing to thank you, the organisers of Whitsunday Rendezvous 2015, for the most fabulously organised fun event we have attended.  We were recommended to attend by both Drew and Joanne Wooler from Lickety Split 2 and hugh and Leigh Hodgkinson from Blue Spirit who have been on the event before themselves.

From the very beginning the organisation was excellent and nothing was too hard for the girls to arrange for us. Each day and event was so well catered for and run so smoothly and we know that behind each and every day the efforts of Rachel, Katie, Anna and Norto made the whole event fantastic and we really can’t say enough about how they looked after everyone and did their very best to sure everyone felt welcomed and were enjoying themselves all the time.

We will recommend this event to others and even may do Sail Indonesia next year if we don’t sell The boat.

Thanks again to the fantastic team!
Justin and Roxey Grunwald – Two Up Together


Hi Rach, Katie, Anna, Norto and Mark,

Thanks again for a wonderful week, you guys know how to host an event! It is great to be involved with such positive, creative and dynamic people – love your work 🙂

Thanks for the pics, the poem and the recipes – great memories there, looking forward to next year xxx

Jo & Drew Wooler – Lickity Split

Hi Guys,

We were so pleased with the works we had done at Boat Works we thought we’d take a few minutes to put it in writing to you.

We were very impressed and extremely satisfied with the staff at Multihull Solutions (especially Katie & Nod) in how they dealt with the factory in France and pursued items that needed warranty repairs. Multihull Solutions were successful in gaining the necessary approvals to have all warranty works undertaken. With the exception of the keel the repairs were really only cosmetic in nature, but nether the less it was great to see them completed.

We have friends with other new production boats (from a different manufacturer) who have not been treated as well as we have. We have no hesitations in recommending people looking to buy a new multihull to speak with Multihull Solutions and check out the Fountaine Pajot range.

The after sales service at Multihull’s is second to none. We definitely feel like we were more than just a sale, with the staff so friendly and helpful when we make contact looking for advice.

Thanks Nod & Katie, we really appreciate what you have done for us!

All the best & kind regards.

Karen & Hamish – S/V Isis

We have arrived in Cairns and Hapai has not disappointed. On behalf of Bert and myself I would like to thank you for your professionalism in handling the sale of the vessel. Also we would like to put on record our appreciation for your help after we had purchased the vessel, particularly your prompt procurement of the fuel pump and your assistance in obtaining provisions for our trip. You certainly went beyond the call of duty.

Allan Clarke and Bert Ziviani

Dear Richard,

We have left OZ and are currently in California trying to buy a fifth wheel and pickup truck. It is not proving as easy as I thought. There is too much choice and items spread out over a large area. This is nothing like the wonderful experience we had with Multihull solutions.

I am still amazed at how quickly and smoothly everything went with the selling of Promise. Linking up with you was the best possible thing we could have done. I spent the last few months telling everyone what a great experience we had with you in charge of our boat sale.


Good morning Katie,

Luke (Geographe Engineering) has completed the aerial installation during last week. He has done a good job and the TV is working well.

Thank you for your support and please also let Nod and Mark know that I appreciate the excellent post delivery support that Multihull Solutions have provided to us.

All the best.

Dennis Kelly, Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41

Hi Katie and Multihull Solutions team,

Just a quick note to thank you guys for all the help and work done, please pass on to Pedro (Pete) that we were very impressed with all his work and wish to thank him for a job well done, worth his weight in gold. We know it was a bit of an ask just lobbing and saying “here we are” but everyone took it in their stride and got the lot done.

We are comfortably anchored in the great sandy straights with the solar panels solaring and our new crew member “Otto” (otto pilot) has been terrific. Our best to all of you for making our life easy.

Car, Don & Boris.

Hi Rachel and Richard,

Thanks for taking the time out at short notice to show us the cats last week.

Anne and I were both impressed with your attitude and professionalism. We have dealt with many other yacht brokers in the past, both as a buyer and a seller, and strangely those traits are often lacking!

Your help and advise was much appreciated, will be in touch soon.

David and Anne

Hi Rachel

Yes Anne and Myself were very impressed with all your cats and also more impressed with the professional advice and help from the staff on site at the 2012 Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.

I think we spoke to 4 people on your stand and yes all very helpful.

Rest assured once we are ready to proceed further I will get in contact with you guys. Again thanks for the advise and help. Will be in contact in the next few month I feel.

Anne and Glen McKay

Dear Mark,

I would like to say thank you to you and your staff. You have made the process of one of the biggest decisions in my life very easy and pleasurable. As I have always been very wary and suspicious of sales men. You have shown me their are still good guys in the industry I was very happy that my beautiful new cat was as good as you described and you were right it is a perfect match for me.

Also a special thanks to Rossco for his time and patience with me his general seamanship knowledge and past captaincy of magical. He was able to answer all my questions and much more this made me realize that Magical was for me. As I realized if I missed out on Magical nothing else would compare and never end up with a cat.

Once again Mark thanks! If you have any future customers that are also long distance sales and haven’t already meet you I would only be too happy to tell them of my experience and highly recommend you.

Peter Ellis (Magical)

Dear Mark and team,

Thank you for your assistance in selling our second hand boat. You are to be complimented on your excellent business and your professionalism.

reg Nunn – Executive Chairman, Falloran Capital (owner of Perry Catamarans 2005-2009)

Dear Rossco,

It was a pleasure to meet you on the weekend. You have a fantastic personality and a very happy disposition. We all think you should have come permanently with the boat!I must say I was very impressed with Storm Bird. I loved it when we were under sail. As I said I had never been on a sail boat, and the experience was wonderfully relaxing. More so for me because I was not required to do anything but sit and relax.

I hope you have a safe trip north and a great time too. I will attach more pictures in other emails to follow so that there are not too many in one lot.

Thanks again for all you have done for us, and especially Stephen.

Doris – Mahe 36 “Storm Bird”

Dear Mark & Patrick,

On 9th July I will be departing for France to finally take possession of my new boat. I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I have appreciated all your efforts, advice and assistance which you have given me during the past few months with regard to the purchase of the boat.I have come a long way since sailing along the Mediterranean coastline on Geoff’s boat last August to actually owning such a beautiful boat. I consider this to be not only a personal achievement on my part, but also a realization of a dream come true.

Again, my sincerest thanks to you both for helping me turn my dream into a reality.

Filippina – Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 (purchased ex-factory)

Hi Mark and Team,

Just a quick note to let you know that we have had a truly great experience in the delivery of our new Orana ‘TigerLily’.

Nod exceeded my expectations on many levels during the commissioning and delivery process and your team takes customer service to a whole new level. We have been made to feel very special and very welcome. Thank you!

We had a great day out with Rosco and went through the reefing thing and we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Many thanks again to you all!

Peter and Robyn Law (Fountaine Pajot Orana 44)

Hi Mark,

My feet haven’t touched the ground! I’m not exactly sure what retirement means but I seem to be working harder and not getting paid for it.. Sue and I were reflecting the other day on how and why we bought the Lipari. We only went to the show to “suss-out” the market with no intention of buying a boat until this year and then a second one at that.

Unfortunately and fortunately it was love at first sight especially as far as Sue was concerned and your helpfulness and hospitality set your organisation apart from the rest. Anyway the rest is history as they say and we are now eagerly looking forward to her arrival. See you soon.

Paul & Sue (Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41)

Dear Multihull Solutions Team,

We have now had our stunning new Mahé 36 Evolution for just under a month and we wanted to write to thank you for making the process of buying our dream yacht so easy.From start to finish everything has been fantastic; nothing has been too much trouble for anyone of you. We have had every question (no matter how strange or silly) answered and everyone has made us feel so comfortable along the way. The boat came off the ship in Fremantle and we were simply astounded by the skill and efficiency shown by Nod and Phillipe in commissioning the boat. In no time at all, there she was berthed proudly out the front of our home in Mandurah, WA.

Since then, we have been onboard as much as possible and have had some great times on her already. She is very comfortable and loves to be sailed in good breeze, we are finding her super fast when racing our friends (particularly those monohulls). The master plan is to go cruising in 4 years and will probably embark on that voyage in a new boat so you will be hearing from us again very soon.In summary, all I can say is everything is perfect and we feel we have not only made a great buy we have made some splendid friends along the way.

We look forward to seeing more of you all in years to come and anytime you are in the West you have a boat to stay and sail on!

Thanks guys and girls you have made us very happy!

Rob & Ann Campbell and Geoff & Cheryl Wrigley – Fountaine Pajot Mahé 36 Evolution “Purrgatory”

Dear Multihull Solutions Team,

We couldn’t be happier with the results and comfort it bring us and to all who we have become our friends over the past 12 months as well. Ken and I would like to thank everyone for their friendship, helpfulness, on going support throughout the purchase of our boat. We both look forward to a continuing warm relationship for ALL of the future.

Christine & Ken Cork – Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41

Dear Multihull Solutions Team,

I’d like to thank you guys for the way you went about delivering our dream. Your professionalism, hospitality and generosity were wonderful. The little things are very much appreciated (hotel, advice, dinner etc).And thank you for Rossco! How good is that man? He took me from one who’d rarely been on a yacht, to three nights at sea in big winds and seas (while continuously keeping on teaching re passage making, navigation, radio etc!). Then, with minimal sleep, had the energy and intuition to give Jo and me a sailing lesson in Port Stephens, making sure that Jo didn’t get scared off.Finally he managed a Shumack extended family dinner, charming everyone in the process!

We look forward to seeing you guys again, and to many happy sailing times with you!

Jock and Jo Schumack – Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36

Hi Guys,

Gaye and I would like to thank you all for your care and hospitality during our stay and during the handover of our new Lipari 41. We were very impressed with your professionalism and the quality of the boat from our arrival in Mooloolaba to arriving in Airlie Beach.I would also like to add how impressed we were with Rossco – from his tall stories from a legendary past right through to his professionalism and care shown during the trip. With it being our first experience with night sailing, he was very caring of Gaye during what ended up quite a rough trip in the last couple of days (with 35 knot stern winds). Gaye handled it all very well indeed, but with the care of Rossco even better….You have a little gem with Rossco, so please thank him for us.

Allan and Gaye Gray – Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41

Hi Richard and Mark,

It is me that needs to congratulate all of you! Throughout this negotiation I have found nothing but impeccable professionalism! You can count on me for referrals and testimonials.

Stefano (Fountaine Pajot – Salina 48)

Last year (2009) I bought a boat! A catamaran in fact, and I didn’t really intend to…..I started making phone calls about boats and there was some interesting industry interaction – some of the dealers were helpful and some just couldn’t care unless I was buying today! More phone calls, more dreaming in Boat Trader and eventually a trip to QLD to view a couple of boats. This put us in touch with Mark Elkington of Multihull Solutions, and I’ve gotta say I was soon getting impressed with the offers of service, airport pickups, accommodation booking and so on.Still no intention to hand over the cash NOW! However, Elana fell in love with a Lavezzi 40 and so did I. Compared to the service we had received from other catamaran companies, we knew we were in the right place. We felt welcome, unpressured and informed with the guys (and girls) from Multihull Solutions. We were so unpressured that – bugger it – we made our own decision at that point.In at the deep end, let’s make an offer, and we did. The usual to-ing and fro-ing all made incredibly easy by Mark’s professionalism, and all of a sudden we owned a big cat! But the best was yet to come.In the delivery process I got involved with all the other crew: Nod, Richard, Jane and the rest. They made us feel so welcome, even when I knew we were being pains.

Nod was AMAZING in the delivery process. EVERY request I had was made to sound so easy to sort out. I had never, ever, ever received service of that quality in my 53 years on this planet. NOTHING was too much trouble, this was incredible fun getting the boat ready for a 3,500k sail home. Only made fun because of the professionalism and incredible will to help from the Multihull Solutions crew.

It could easily have been very far from fun without these guys on our side. If you are in the market for a catamaran, buy whatever you like, but if you don’t at least give the Multihull Solutions crew a go you may be getting a very second rate experience.

Andy and Elana (Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40)

I have always been well looked after by the Multihull Solutions team. They are friendly, have excellent boating knowledge and have always offered outstanding customer service. I can recommend their service to all boating buyers and owners.

Barry Costa – Fountaine Pajot Belize 43

To be new owner of Mahe 36′, Grace and I finally calmed down and want to say something about your service. From start to finish, from commissioning to training, we are extremely pleased with your professional operation.You provided an accurate estimate, quickly got our boat underway, kept us informed of her progress and delivered it in great shape.

What’s more, Rossco is a very responsible and knowledgeable instructor.We learned a lot from him, had a good time and he made our training very enjoyable. Multihull Solutions is an absolute pleasure to work with. If we are in need again, we will definitely call you. We would recommend Mutihull Solutions to all our boating friends.

Grace & Harry – Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 – “Beyond Dream”

Thank you very much for all your help, Mark! I had contacted a couple of people, but you were the only one to reply and help me out. It is nice to see that good old fashion service is still available. We will be recommending your company to others and wish you every success.


Thank you very much for all the help and assistance you have given us over the past few months. Your support has been greatly appreciated and has made the whole experience very enjoyable.

Peter & Val (Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40)

Both my wife and I wish to thank you for your substantial efforts with the sale of our 57ft Marquises, particularly during the uncertainty created by the current global financial crisis.We were pleased that you were able to locate a purchaser quickly and that you managed any problems immediately to expedite the sale as soon as possible. Your no-nonsense approach was appreciated, and by constantly keeping me in the loop with regards to the selling process, I was able to monitor all aspects of the sale with complete ease.

This was particularly important due to my current health problems. Please also pass on my regards to Mark and all your office staff who were also courteous and professional at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Multihull Solutions brokerage services to anyone looking at selling their yacht as your expertise is second to none in Australia.

Roy & Susan Bell

We have just sold our Astrea 42 in Greece and are very happy with the process and the results. For us, this is the 4th purchase or sale of a catamaran through the company – in Australia and Europe – over nearly 10 years. We obviously have been very happy to continue the relationship!! From purchases through Mark and Nod and sales via Patrick and Alexis, all in the company are a pleasure to do business with. Everything is handled pleasantly and professionally. Well done guys! You have added substantially to our sailing life.

Jan & David Brunt - Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42

The sale of our much loved 17-year-old Lavzzi could have been a difficult & stressful experience but thanks to our brilliant agent David who took care of everything it all went very smoothly. We got a great price for our boat, it sold quickly & the settlement was handled securely & promptly. I totally & unreservedly recommend all those who were involved in this sale.

Brian Lowe - seller of 2007 Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi "Urchin"

The purchasing experience of my lifetime dream catamaran was made a seamless experience by MultiHull Solutions.

Jim Miles – Fountaine Pajot Mahe 36 – “Jasmin"
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