After two years of Covid-induced boat show cancellations, Multihull Solutions is set for a show-stopping display at the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with several exclusive Asia Pacific launches.
The companies will be premiering the remarkable NEEL 43 trimaran, Fountaine Pajot’s Isla 40 sailing catamaran for the first time in the Asia Pacific region alongside the hugely popular ILIAD 50 and the MY5 by Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts. The Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 sailing catamaran will also be in the mix.
There has already been a steady stream of appointments booked to inspect these models at the show with cruising enthusiasts looking forward to the chance to finally explore the extensive range on offer at this leading marine event.
The NEEL 43 is particularly in demand, and the model on display at the show is the first to arrive in Australia and available for immediate sale.
Industry accolades have flowed since the NEEL 43’s launch with the trimaran receiving nominations to three of the world’s most prestigious awards for 2022: Multihull of the Year, European Yacht of the Year, and the British Yacht Awards.
NEEL Trimarans has surpassed itself with the NEEL 43, an impressive achievement on the back of its earlier models, including the NEEL 47, 51 and 65, which set new industry standards for performance and accrued numerous industry awards and won multiple ARC Trans-Atlantic races.
NEEL Trimarans has launched 13 of the new models to date and has at least 20 on forward order, making the NEEL 43 a contender for one of the shipyard’s most successful releases in its history.
The tri has a huge range of features packed into its compact design, which breaks the mould in traditional layouts by incorporating a loft-style interior, innovative use of space and sleek, contemporary styling. Combined with a robust construction that utilises eco-sustainable products and processes, the NEEL 43 delivers blistering speeds yet is still surprisingly stable and comfortable in even the most challenging conditions.
There is also intense interest in Fountaine Pajot’s Isla 40 sailing catamaran, which sets a new reference for multihulls in the 40-foot range. Being larger than its predecessor, the Lucia 40, and having a class-leading sail-to-weight ratio of 10.3, the 12m catamaran features reversed bows and an innovative saloon where the navigation wall is accessible from the entrance creating additional space in the saloon for a relaxing day bed and added storage.
Her impressive performance is complemented by optimal liveability with the option of three or four double cabins plus the possibility of a crew cabin if required.
Multihull Solutions is also bracing for huge interest at the show in the ILIAD 50. ILIAD Catamarans burst onto the scene in 2019 with a sensational response from the international motor yacht industry to the exceptional range, fuel economy, build quality and value for money, and the company has already sold 14 models to Australian buyers.
The ILIAD 50 on display at the Sanctuary Cove Show is the latest model that features a host of upgrades, and it sets the stage for the arrival of the first ILIAD 62 into Australia later in the year.
Multihull Solutions will also have specialists on its stand at the show to assist with all enquiries across its range and will be showcasing an extensive range of quality pre-owned power and sail catamarans for sale at its adjacent Gold Coast Sales Centre at The Boat Works.
Sister company, The Yacht Sales Co., will also be unveiling two of Dufour Yachts’ latest models at the show, including the Dufour 470 and Dufour 530.