Being showcased for the first time in Australasia, this very impressive 60-foot sailing cat can be handled comfortably by a crew of just two people yet offers excellent capability on all points of sail, as well as an unprecedented level of comfort, luxury and innovation.
Mark Elkington from Multihull Solutions – which will host the TAG 60 XR’s unveiling at the Expo’s new site of The Boat Works – says the latest design from this world-renowned catamaran builder offers a ‘truly unforgettable’ experience.
“The TAG 60 XR has a hydraulic joystick which allows easy systems control from each of her dual helm stations,” Mr Elkington says. “And her solid link steering system gives intuitive feedback for an exhilarating sail with remarkable performance, even in light air conditions.
“Indeed, in light airs of 6-15 knots of true wind, the TAG 60 XR equals the wind speed and regularly exceeds it by up to 20 per cent, meaning owners will be sailing while most owners are still motoring.”
The TAG 60 XR’s designers proudly proclaim the three or four cabin/three bathroom cat will comfortably do 300-mile plus runs per day – and in today’s fast-paced life where our vacation and leisure time is precious, that translates into ‘sailing fast and living slow’.
“The upper deck and living area of the TAG 60 XR comprises of a well laid-out galley with panoramic views and good ventilation, which is designed with the cooking triangle in mind and with all the modern conveniences,” says Mr Elkington.
“The aft saloon/lounge area is enclosed, unlike traditional designs, with large, electrically controlled sash windows dropping into the walls and connecting to the outdoor cockpits. Owners can thus control the air flow and also have one side open and the other closed in breezy weather,” he says.
“The TAG 60 XR’s leather seating is ample for 8-10 people and the saloon table doubles as a dining table with variable height and also moves aft to ensure comfortable dining. LED lighting is task-specific and dimmable.
“This unique connection between the interior and exterior spaces allows each person their choice of space … but everyone is still together.”
Event & Marketing Manager Emma Milne welcomed the exciting news the Expo would host the Australasian launch of the new TAG 60 XR as part of the stunning showcase of 55-65 feet multihulls on display as part of the Super 60s exhibit.
“TAG Yachts says there is no other sailing catamaran in this class that offers this level of safety and peace of mind with the performance on offer,” she said.
“The fact the XR 60 will be exclusive to the 2015 Expo is testament to the growing stature of our new paradigm of boat show, created by marine industry leaders to foster growth and jobs within the wider industry.
“The Super 60s line-up will also include the latest and greatest designs from Schionning Designs, Catana, Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot – such as vast array of multihulls has never before been seen at an Australian boat show.”
Ms Milne said the Super 60s is a collaborative venture between leading marine industry partners who recognise the appeal of bringing together these super multihulls from a range of shipyards, all in one great location: the Gold Coast International Marine Expo.
“It is extremely encouraging that many of the world’s leading brands have reserved the Expo 2015 date to launch their new boats and products,” she said. “We have a growing list of premieres, some being seen for the first time in Queensland, some for the first time in Australia … and many for the first time in the world.
Further information on the TAG 60 XR can be obtained by contacting Multihull Solutions on 1300 855 338 (within Australia) or +61 (0) 7 5452 5164 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.