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We aim to provide plans and materials of the highest possible standard with "service" being our priority both in supply and backup support to our builders. In design we aim to make your project simple, safe, and as much fun as possible.
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.
THE 2013 LOCK CROWTHER MULTIHULL REGATTA
The 2013 APC Logistics Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta (LCMR) is set to be the biggest yet with this year’s event adding a fun-filled Multihull Rendezvous to complement its traditional racing program.
Set over the October long weekend, 4-6 October, 2013 the LCMR sees the Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay join forces with Multihull Solutions to create an event that caters for both competitive and cruising multihull enthusiasts. As well as the traditional LCMR racing program that includes a series of offshore and inshore races, the Multihull Rendezvous invites cruising multihulls to enjoy an unforgettable social rally in the beautiful waterways of Broken Bay.
The Multihull Rendezvous is open to multihulls of all makes and sizes, including Fountaine Pajot, Seawind, Grainger, Schionning and Oram catamarans, and the event comprises a relaxed itinerary of casual sailing, themed parties, and social events that embrace a spirit of fun.
For more information see the Royal Motor Yacht Club's website.
THE BOAT WORKS & SCHIONNING DESIGNS
The Boat Works is the Gold Coast's Flagship Marine Service, and thanks to a new partnership between the industry leading boat yard and Schionning Designs, any Schionning owners can take advantage of generous discounted rates!
Stretching over 9.2 hectares of sheltered Coomera riverfront, The Boat Works is a truly comprehensive offering of businesslike marine services for pleasure boaters, and pleasurable service for commercial operators. Here you’ll find an enthusiastic crew; economical rates (some people find it pays to come from southern ports to get refits); and first grade facilities.
The Boat Works really is a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting to have work completed on their multihull. The yard is equipped with a Sea Lift, meaning they can safely lift multihulls of almost any size on the slipway, quickly and easily.
Be sure to take advantage of this new partnership by contacting either the Schionning office or The Boat Works direct on (07) 55 000 000, or see their website here.
BACKLASH II ENTERS FASTNET RACE
Backlash II is a Waterline 1160 design that was built by owner Tony Purser in the UK and launched in 2005. Her entry in the upcoming Fastnet Race is very exciting and we wish Tony and his crew all the best. You can read more on the RORC Website and track the race there as well.
The world's largest offshore race sets sail from Cowes on Sunday 11th August. Yet again the Royal Ocean Racing Club's flagship event is breaking new records in terms of the size of its fleet with 372 boats entered at present. The biennial race, from Cowes to the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland and back around the Scilly Isles to Plymouth, is now by far the biggest of all the international 600 mile offshore races.
Good luck Tony and crew!
NEW ARTICLES ADDED TO THE MEDIA PAGE
The new Schionning Media Page is now up and running, and has been updated with the latest Schionning articles from Multihull World Magazine Issue #121. Two articles from the latest issue have been added, one on the new Legend 60 design, and the other on the new G-Force 1800C. If you haven't seen it already, you should take a look here.
JUNE NEWSLETTER OUT NOW!
The June Edition of the Schionning Newsletter is out now! This month you can read up on the new Legend 60 design, an update on the G-Force 1800 build progress, a VT650 update and more. To read this month's newsletter simply scan the QR code with your mobile device, or you can find it here.
NEW DESIGN - THE LEGEND 60
The Schionning Designs team is very excited to introduce a brand new design from Jeff's drawing board, the Legend 60! This 60 foot performance ocean cruiser brings a more classic cabin style to the G-Force performance-oriented hull shape and what a stunning combination. The first Legend 60 has begun construction in South Brittany, France, and the father-son team hope to build more once the first boat has been launched.
The new "classic" cabin shape, something new to Schionning Designs, has been turning heads and the Legend 60 will be featured in the upcoming issue of Multihull World Magazine. A design portfolio, photo gallery and study plans are in progress and will be announced here once completed, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Legend 60 is sure to turn heads and take you anywhere in the world in absolute comfort and at high speed! Stay tuned for more.
VT650 CUDDY LOOKING GREAT IN BROKEN HEAD
Geoff Walsh in Broken Head, NSW (just south of Byron Bay) has been hard at work on his VT650 Cuddy Cabin - and as you can see it is looking fantastic! Geoff's workmanship looks top notch, as you can see from the photos. This will be the first Cuddy Cabin version of the VT650 to be launched and we're very excited to see her on the water.
Geoff reports that he will soon have the painting completed and will then begin on the interior fit-out, we will continue to report his progress so keep your eyes peeled.
For more information on the VT650, and to see more photos of Geoff's progress you can take a look at the VT650 Design page and photo gallery.
Well done from the Schionning Designs team and keep up the good work!
CUSTOM G-FORCES TAKING SHAPE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
During their visit to the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show, Ben and Rachel stopped in to visit Noosa Marine and Cure Composites to see how the two G-Force custom designs are coming along, and wow! The progress made in just a matter of a few months is incredible and these cats are really starting to take shape.
You can see Cure Composite's shed above, with bulkheads and bridgedeck installed, and hull-to-deck sections hanging above - ready to be lowered into place. Noosa Marine are making very steady progress however their components are being partly-assembled, awaiting a move very shortly into a bigger premises. Julian and his team will then have everything in place and their progress will be incredibly quick.
We hope to keep a close eye on these builds over the coming months, and will continue to post photos when we can, so keep your eyes peeled!
You can view more construction updates on the G-Force 1800 design portfolio.
THE SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2013
The 25th Annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show was on last weekend, and crowds were delighted on the weekend with sunny conditions and a slight breeze. Schionning Designs decided not to exhibit this year however Ben and his fiance Rachel visited the show to meet with clients and see what was on offer.
The show seemed very small and has visibly halved in size compared to only a few years ago. Arriving on the Saturday morning, the crowds that we have become accustomed to simply weren't making an appearance. The focus of the show now seems to be run-abouts and trailer boats (at reduced prices) rather than the solid multihull following we experienced around 5 years ago. This may be a sign that the exorbitant exhibitor fees should be reconsidered if the show is to remain a highlight of the marine industry calendar. We can't wait to see what the Sydney show has to offer later this year.
For an overly optimistic view of this year's show, or to reserve your place for next year you can see the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show website.
"D'ESTREE BAY" SHOWING SCHIONNING PERFORMANCE!
A big thank you to David Harris (and any crew members!) for the amazing footage of "D'Estree Bay" (Cosmos 1320) really pushing along and showing just what the design can do. You can read more on David's story on the Testimonial's Page along with comments on the boat and some nice photos of D'Estree Bay.
More photos can also be found in the Cosmos 1320 Photo Gallery.
"JALAN JALAN" LAUNCHED IN DARWIN
"Jalan Jalan" (Waterline 1480) was launched recently, Deb McCombe reports below:
After 14 years of blood, sweat & tears Tony and Maddie Copley finally launched Jalan Jalan (Indonesian for travel) in Darwin yesterday. It was a major exercise to get her out of the shed. Walls and supports had to be removed and she was manoeuvred and turned around those that remained so she could be loaded onto a truck and taken out onto the street. A police escort was required for the half hour nerve wracking, but uneventful journey along one of Darwin’s busiest main roads to the ‘Duck Pond’. The crane arrived and Jalan Jalan was picked up and suspended while the rudders and props were fitted before being gently lowered into the water. The moment of truth! As you can see she sits beautifully. Ross got the waterline right and there is enough antifoul showing to cater for the rig, sails and personal belongings. Smiles all round. After checking all the systems the next ordeal was to get her out through the ‘Duck Pond’ lock for the short motor around to Fannie Bay for one hellava party.
See more photos in the Waterline 1480 Photo Gallery.
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"MARGARITAVILLE" FOR SALE!
Margaritaville is a Schionning 1480 Catamaran built in 1999 by a team led by Brett Schionning. Since then she has cruised extensively throughout the South Pacific. She was built with the idea of a fast cruiser able to fit smaller weather windows and out run shitty weather. Originally fitted out to accommodate eight but since re‐configured to 4 to 6 and turned some of the accommodation into more useful purposes.Margaritaville suffered some damage during Cyclone Yasi due to the sails unfurling and has undergone a serious re‐fit and looks like new. This is the best condition she has been in since new and is the ideal time to buy.
"WAHOO" FOR SALE!
"Wahoo!" is a G-Force 1400 built in Knysna, South Africa by our Schionning representative Julian Kneale. Julian and a partner, his good friend Denis Brichta, built the boat using all carbon cloths and went to great effort to build her really light so look out for "Wahoo", she's going to be very quick indeed. The boat has been finished beautifully and is a must see if considering purchasing a G-Force design!
Specifications and more information can be found on the Wahoo Website here.