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LEGEND 60 "TULLY" SHOWS SAILING PERFORMANCE
G-FORCE 1800 LAUNCHED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!
The first G-Force 1800 design has been launched recently on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. The design has been under construction for the past 14 months and has been a tremendous achievement for Noosa Marine, and Julian Griffiths and his team. The boat floats beautifully and is reported to be impressingly quick in the sea trials done so far, more details will follow.
The launch was heavily covered in the local and national media, and stories can be found on our Facebook page if you'd like to see some additional media coverage. The owner has reported that he could not be happier with the boat, and after an inital cruise to Lizard Island in the Whitsundays they are planning a world sailing adventure. Schionning Designs is very excited for them and wish them the very best in their travels. The Schionning team will be keeping a close eye on them and reporting any stories of interest here, so stay tuned!
For more photos of the launching and boat, including sea trials and the interior - click here for the G-Force 1800 design page.
Congratulations to all involved, she looks stunning!
LEGEND 60 STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE!
The Legend 60 has been getting a lot of interest lately, due to the launching of a customised version of this design on the Sunshine Coast. Straight from the drawing board are the new preliminary study plans, now available for download on the Legend 60 design page.
The first Legend 60 recently completed sea trials and performed very well, even with light airs. The team reports they are very happy with the performance and we're sure the new owner will be just as impressed. If you'd like more information on the design, take a look at the new Study Plans, and if you've got more questions contact the office.
SEC BOATS ATTENDS EXPONAUTICA 2014
Sec Boats, the Schionning agent in Brazil has recently attended the Exponautica 2014, an annual boatshow event held in Brazil. Antonio Soto, manager and owner of Sec Boats, reported that interest in the customized production Growler VTR950 design was high, with 14 interested parties already registered for a test drive when the first boat is launched. Sec Boats are producing a custom version of the 950VTR to suit Brazil's tropical climate and conditions.
Well done on a successful show and we can't wait to see the first boat out on the water!
LEGEND 60 CUSTOM LAUNCHED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST!
A big congratulations to the team at Cure Composites on the completion and launching of this beautiful customised Legend 60 design. Launched last week on the Sunshine Coast by David Biggar and the Cure Composites team the boat looks great and floats beautifully. We can't wait to see how she performs on the water. The owner is planning to take this boat extended cruising throughout the Pacific and around the world, and we wish them the very best of luck in their adventures.
If you'd like to see more photos or find out more about this desgn, see the Legend 60 design page.
Well done to all involved!
RADICAL BAY 8000 RE-LAUNCHED AND LOOKING SHARP!
The Radical Bay 8000 has been relaunched after having been shipped back to Australia from Cape Town, South Africa. The acquisition of the Radical Bay was a long process but after a few months of hard work by Jeff, Lorraine and Rahman Schionning she is looking better than ever. With a new colour scheme, some antifouling and new sail covers the "Puddy Tat" is ready to go sailing! Jeff removed the trampolines between the hulls, installing a solid Duflex deck that provides a much larger space for relaxing under the large awning that spans hull to hull.
If you're about the Port Stephens waterways you might just see the 'Puddy Tat' prowling around, she is currently kept on a mooring in the Tea Gardens river. A job well done and some hard-earned relaxation is on the cards, when time permits.
If you'd like to see more pictures of the re-launching, or to see more detailed design information, please see the Radical Bay 8000 page.
WATCH THE G-FORCE 1200 BUILT IN 3 MINUTES!
NEW GROWLER VTR950 CAD IMAGES!
Click the image to see all of the new CAD Images on the VTR950 Design Page!
GROWLER VTR950 TAKING SHAPE IN NEW ZEALAND!
MOJO WINS 24TH RAJA MUDA REGATTA 2013!
Congratulations to owner of MOJO 3 Peter Wilcox and crew on their victory late last year in the Raja Muda International Regatta! The official race website reports:
"The Multihull class started their series today with mixed results and performance. Despite carting the mark away in Race 1 and light wind hindering their progress in Race 2, Peter Wilcox Schionning G-Force 1500 Mojo opened their account with two wins."
Well done Peter and crew, you're certainly the boat to beat!
COSMOS 1100 "KILIKINA" LAUNCHED!
Congratulations to Graeme and Christina Hedges on the launching of their new Cosmos 1100 "Kilikina". The boat looks fantastic, a great finish and floating right on her lines. "Kilikina" was launched in late October 2013, at Kurnell and motor sailed to Port Hacking where Graeme and Christina waited for sails to be made. Graeme reports that they sailed her back from Pittwater on the 8th of November and "Kilikina" performed beautifully. Graeme writes: "We were down to the 2nd reef on the mainsail in a 17-20 knot South-Easterly (didn't want to push too hard on the first sail) and she still averaged 8-10 knots boat speed comfortably." Well done to all involved, the boat looks great - hopefully many miles of cruising to come!
WILDERNESS 1320 LAUNCHED IN SOUTH AFRICA!
Congratulations to Francois Nel on the launching of his new Wilderness 1320 in Richardson's Bay, South Africa. After 9 years and 4 months of hard work, Francois is ready to enjoy some quality time cruising. Francois' cat helped with the project also, giving birth to a few litters of kittens during the build! The boat floats beautifully, and is turning many heads at the local yacht club, Francois reports. Well done to everyone involved, and live the dream!
For more information or to see more photos of Francois' boat, see the design portfolio.
NEW 100% FLAT PANEL DESIGN - THE ARROW 1200
The Schionning Designs team is excited to announce a new performance cruising design, the modern and stylish Arrow 1200. This design concept takes us “back to the future”. We are going back to earlier values of need and not greed, this keeps the cost down and then bring in the latest cutting-edge technologies used in the light kit panel building systems to make it quick and easy to build.
The Arrow 1200 is completely flat panel construction, offered in a fully pre-cut kit or if you're on a budget, there is a shell-only kit to keep costs down and let you fit out the interior as you go. With a mean & modern "Stealth" look, the Arrow will turn heads in any anchorage. Take a closer look at the design portfolio here, or contact us if you'd like some pricing.
G-FORCE 1400 ON THE COVER OF MULTIHULLS WORLD!
Take a look at this great shot of the G-Force 1400 "Bulletproof" that has graced the most recent cover of Multihulls World magazine in Europe! This issue also contains a buyer's guide that includes a few of the Schionning ranges, so be sure to pick up a copy!
SCHIONNING NOW IN BRAZIL
We are very pleased to introduce our new Schionning Agents in Brasil. Antonio and Cecília Soto and family, owners of Sec Boats Brasil based in Palhoça, Santa Catarina state in the South of Brazil have a factory that will build our designs. As well as building our boats, they will sell our designs and kits and support clients in Brazil. Construction will begin with our Growler VTR950 design which we’ve modified slightly to suit their climate and lifestyle, they believe she will be very popular. Their trained building team are able to build any model Schionning Design and strict quality control standards will be implemented. Sec Boats are working closely with a Composite supply company Barracuda Technologies who are long established in Brasil and synonymous with quality. We look forward to bringing you more news as the first boats emerge from this awesome looking factory. Welcome to Antonio, Cecilia and everyone at Sec Boats, we look forward to working closely together.
NEW G-FORCE DESIGN UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Schionning Team is very excited to announce (another) brand new design, and addition to the popular G-Force series, the G-Force 1400C! Featuring the sweeping sleek lines of the original G-Force 1400, the 1400C offers more weight carrying ability while still maintaining very frisky performance. The first of this design has recently begun construction in NSW by home-builder Phil Murphy. We would like to wish Phil all the best during the build, and we cannot wait to see this new design on the water!
We will bring construction updates as often as possible, so keep an eye out on the New G-Force 1400C design page!
WILDERNESS 1100 "ANAM CARA" LAUNCHED
Gary Lancaster and crew have recently completed their Wilderness 1100, named "Anam Cara". She floats beautifully and looks absolutely fantastic. The launching went smoothly, and Anam Cara is now ready to start cruising the world.
A big congratulations from the Schionning Team to everyone involved, the boat looks stunning!
BI-PLANE WILDERNESS 1230 LAUNCHED
Congratulations to Michael O'Niell (and his crew) on the launch of the first bi-plane Wilderness design! The bi-plane concept has been used on the Radical Bay designs for a few years now, however this is the first Wilderness to be launched using the concept. These masts were engineered and manufactured by an independant rigging company, unlike the free-standing carbon masts that are usually used.
The boat looks great and Michael reports that she performs well, and that a few finishing touches and tweaking is still required before the boat will be ready to go cruising. We wish to congratulate everyone involved, the boat looks absolutely stunning and is a definite head-turner!
GROWLER VTR950 UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN NZ
M4 Marine, a Hamilton based boat building firm have undertaken the build of the Growler VTR950 power cat design. The project is well underway with the builders making extremely good progress, thanks in part to the fully pre-cut DuFlex kit from ATL Composites. The pre-cut kit system developed by Schionning Designs can drastically cut build time and make the whole process easier due to computer controlled precision cutting. This Growler VTR950 will be the first of this design to hit the water. M4 Marine will be exclusive builders of this design in New Zealand, so any enquiries can be directed to Murray De Lacy or you can call on +64 (0) 21 745549.
For design information go to the Growler VTR950 design page here.
FIRST G-FORCE 1200 "FISSA" DUE TO LAUNCH IN NOUMEA
The very first G-Force 1200 design is due to be launched shortly! The new 1200 "Fissa" has been built in Noumea, New Caledonia and looks absolutely stunning. The beautiful G-Force lines are evident in the smaller 12 metre design, and she is sure to be an absolute hit with those looking for a performance cruiser in this practical size range. "Fissa" looks great and the finish amazing, all due to local Noumea builders Marine Performance, well done guys!
For more information or photos of the G-Force 1200 design you can see the design page here.
A big congratulations to everyone involved!
PANTAWEE MARINE OFFER SCHIONNING BUILDS
Schionning Designs is pleased to announce their partnership with Pantawee Marine, an experienced and respected boat building yard located in Pattaya City, Thailand. Although Pantawee Marine have not built any Schionning designs to date they have an array of different builds under their belt including high tech racing boats, cruising yachts and powerboats.
Pantawee Marine was established by New Zealand Boatbuilder Jack Hall and his wife in 1986. The company builds both power and sail vessels up to 65’ with several being exported to USA, Europe and Australia. All vessels are built to meet or exceed ABYC or CE Standards for Small Craft under qualified foreign supervision. Pantawee Marine are also the sole authorized builders of Hans Christian Yachts.