Multihull Solutions to host APAC premieres at Sanctuary Cove
Multihull Solutions will exhibit new Fountaine Pajot catamarans and a new Neel trimaran at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.
Fountaine Pajot Isla 40
“Multihull Solutions is preparing to stage the Asia-Pacific premieres of Fountaine Pajot’s Isla 40 catamaran and MY4.S powercat as well as the Neel 43 trimaran at the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Headquartered in Australia, the multihull distributor will also be showing an ILIAD 50 at the show, which is scheduled for May 19-22.
Several units of the Isla 40 sailing catamaran (Review, Issue 64) have been delivered to the Asia-Pacific, but the May show will be the first time Fountaine Pajot’s new entry-level sail cat will be seen at a major public event in the APAC region.
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. The yacht has the option of three or four double cabins plus a crew cabin if required.
Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts’ new MY4.S recently arrived in Australia and is available for immediate sale. The luminous saloon is bathed in natural light and features a sunroof and expansive opening to the alfresco cockpit, where guests can recline in a dedicated sunbathing area and enjoy easy sea access with the rear platform. Accommodation includes a voluminous owner’s suite.
The Neel 43 that will be on display at Sanctuary Cove is the first to arrive in Australia and is also available for immediate sale. The model has been nominated in multiple awards: British Yachting Awards 2021, Sail Best Boat of the Year 2022, European Yacht of the Year 2022 and Multihull of the Year 2022, with the latter announcing winners at the International Multihull Show from April 20-24.
The Neel 43 follows the 47, 51 and 65 models, which between them have won numerous industry awards and multiple ARC Trans-Atlantic races. Neel Trimarans has launched 13 units of the Neel 43 and has at least 20 on forward order.
The model breaks the mould by incorporating a loft-style interior and construction that utilises eco-sustainable products and processes, and delivers great speeds while offering stability and comfort in challenging conditions.
The ILIAD 50 on display at Sanctuary Cove will be a new model featuring a host of upgrades and it sets the stage for the arrival of the first ILIAD 60 into Australia later this year. Founded in 2019, ILIAD Catamarans has already sold 14 models to Australian buyers.
Multihull Solutions will have specialists on its stand at the Sanctuary Cove show to assist with all enquiries across its range. It will also be showcasing an extensive range of pre-owned power and sail catamarans for sale at its adjacent Gold Coast Sales Centre at The Boat Works.
The French builder has announced four recent sales of its entry-level Isla 40 sailing catamaran to Asia, “answering an increasing demand”.