Seawind 1250

5.0 from 3 Reviews


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They have the knack for picking their market and delivering a good product at a great price point

Barry Henson  
Reviewed Nov 2016
Motoring out from Martha’s Cove Port Phillip Bay was dishing up a mixed bag. We had a fluky westerly ranging from 12 to 18 knots so we got a bit of every thing. Anybody who has raced against them knows that catamarans fly when the wind is on the beam, but their downfall has always been their pointing ability.

I was interested to see on the 1250 pointed, particularly as it has skegs (and a 1.16 metre draft) rather than dagger boards.

Well, the short answer is it points surprisingly well. We started off on a reach with the breeze sixty degrees off our bow. We managed between 5.5 to 6.8 knots boat speed in a thirteen knot breeze. As we hardened up I expect our speed to drop, well, it didn’t. At thirty-five degrees off the wind we were doing a consistent 6.5 knots. Hmmm… not bad for a cat. I could point a degree or two below that, but beyond that my speed began to drop and she started to luff. Still, thirty-five degrees off the wind is pretty respectable pointing for a catamaran...
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It was the first cat I fell in love with

The Miss  
Reviewed Nov 2016
My first thought when walking toward the 1250 is an imposing, handsome meow indeed. The overwhelming feeling from these boats is room, lots of it. Like a blondes big hair and chest Seawind’s signature feature is the tri folding lifting doors. When I read other reviews and they speak of Australian design flair this is it, the tri-fold design is clever with flair rolled into one. By taking the doors up and away the back of the boat becomes part of the saloon so it gives you a whole lot of room and whether you like it or not, yours will be the obvious party boat in the bay.

All this room feels so Australian. We Australians just love space, it’s one of those badge of honours we have in regards to our way of life, so it seems natural that Australian boats are designed reflecting this...
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This mid sized model from Seawind joins the multihull fleet

Mark Pillsbury  
Reviewed Nov 2016
Seawinds aren’t the least-expensive catamarans on the market—the French will likely stake this claim for the time being—but still, the company is hedging for the future. It recently bought Corsair, and Ward has outlined his plans to begin taking advantage of certain cost savings by manufacturing at least some Seawind components at the Corsair facility in Vietnam. In the meantime, Seawinds dominate Australian waters, a good proving ground for bluewater cats that can roam the globe...
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