Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Media Information – Auckland Boat Show
The wait is almost over for Kiwi cruising enthusiasts with the Auckland Boat Show heralding the arrival of New Zealand’s first Lipari 41 cruising catamaran.
The impressive sailing catamaran is one of the world’s most popular cruising multihulls built in France by Fountaine Pajot.
The Lipari 41 on display at the upcoming boat show has been recently purchased by an Auckland-based client who wanted to upgrade his older multihull for a vessel that was more modern, comfortable and easier to sail short-handed.
The retired accountant is looking forward to enjoying the Lipari 41 on cruises along New Zealand’s coastline down to the South Island with plans to perhaps explore further in the future.
The catamaran sets an exciting new benchmark for its class with outstanding levels of safety, stability, offshore performance and comfort.
Aesthetically, the Lipari 41 represents the pinnacle of European excellence with elegant lines and a revolutionary design that maximises space, storage and comfort.
Constructed with a low centre of gravity and light displacement of 7.6T, the Lipari 41 affords excellent safety, stability with optimal comfort and performance in all conditions. Its two 20Hp standard engines provide a cruising speed of 7.7 knots, while the option of two larger 30Hp engines offers up to 9.5 knots if required.
The catamaran’s ergonomically designed deck provides convenient centralised handling with obstacle-free movement. Built with advanced RTM éco technology, the Lipari 41 outshines its competitors in innovation with the mast built into the deck rather than the roof for reinforced structural rigidity and ease of handling.
The Lipari 41 also features an integrated dual-seating helm station with excellent visibility and has the cockpit and saloon on the same level to help make short and long passages a cruising pleasure.
The cockpit features all-weather protection, ample seating for eight guests, a stainless steel framed dining table and open-plan entertaining facilitated by a large sliding door opening into the saloon.
Inside, the saloon and galley have been designed for spacious and relaxed living with large windows that provide outstanding natural light, ventilation and visibility, beautiful timber cabinetry and the highest standard of fixtures, trims and upholstery. Dining for eight is comfortably accommodated with the saloon’s stylish table that also has stainless steel legs, an integrated plate stand and extraordinary under-bench storage. The adjacent chart table is also large, comfortable and practical.
The generously-equipped galley has been cleverly designed to ensure entertaining onboard is a breeze with an easy access ‘piano-hinged refrigerator’, outstanding storage and quality designer fixtures.
Each of the roomy cabins is well-ventilated with large portholes, superb visibility and an abundance of hanging and cupboard space.
The Lipari 41 is available in two versions: the Quattor with four guest cabins making it ideal for larger families or commercial charter operation, and the Maestro three-cabin version with the entire starboard hull dedicated exclusive to owner’s use.
Further information on the Lipari 41 or inspections of the boat at the Auckland Boat Show can be arranged by contacting Multihull Solutions on 09 903 1000.