MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia
Sail-World.com : Multihull Central - Covering all the bases
Multihull Central - Covering all the bases

'Multihull Central - Sanctuary Cove Boat Show special edition'    Multihull Central

Sometimes you hear of someone taking 30 years to become an overnight sensation. Maggie Beer went on record for saying just that, only the other day on TV. By that mark, Brent Vaughan has been building an experienced team for a long time and when the time came for the launch of Multihull Central, they too rapidly became a multihull sensation.

A thorough understanding of sailing multis and also of the market itself has been essential ingredients in that success. Choosing the right brands to have in your stable has also been crucial and then offering Australia’s only dedicated multihull marina was a terrific coup, as well.

So what does Brent, himself, have to say of it all, 'Yes. It certainly has been extremely busy and a very exciting times. I had 12 or so years with Seawind, assisting Richard Ward in Sales and Marketing, then taking over that role. We had a lot of success and grew it all very strongly before the turbulent times of the GFC arrived. Production moved to Vietnam after that, which was a great move for them.'

'It was through this process that I set up Multihull Central and we took over the distributorship of Seawind into Australia. Part of it all was to also take over the sales team that I had built up over the last decade. I had worked closely with these experienced souls, a lot of whom were boat owners, sailing their cats to all sorts of places when they could. Once all that was achieved we set our sights on a broader spectrum, with brokerage and new brands like Outremer that operate in the 45-60 foot performance cruising cat market.'

Vaughan added, 'Seawind operate at 35 to 41 feet and we took over the Corsair Trimarans, as well. They have an exceptional entry level of sports and trailable tris at 24 feet and thence on to 37-foot flyers. So now we then had a wonderful range of new boats, suitable for any budget and experience level. You could go around Sydney Harbour or ‘round the world. They are all good performance craft, and with reputations to suit! We have brought it all together over the last year or so.'

Corsair Trimarans -  Multihull Central  

On its own, all that is a pretty good scoreboard to reflect upon. Yet reflection is not where this story stops. Brokerage was the next piece of the proverbial.

Multihull Central's Brent Vaughan helming the Outremer 5X at the Outremer Cup in La Grande Motte. -  Multihull Central  
Like the whole business it to have been growing, even in these most challenging of times. 'SE Queensland is a key market for us and just in this last week we have created Multihull Yacht Sales Australia. It falls squarely under the umbrella of Multihull Central in terms of ownership and marketing, but brings Phil Day, his decades of experience, multihull racing pedigree in events like the Brisbane to Gladstone and renowned offices at the Manly Boat Harbour in Brisbane.'

The synergy and links do not stop there, either, for many years ago, Phil used to distribute the Corsair Trimarans, so now he represents them once more. 'In joining the team he certainly brings a lot to the mix and I think we can now certainly claim to be number one in multihull brokerage. From Perth to Melbourne and on to Airlie Beach Multihull Central is there, with offices in Sydney and now Brisbane.'

So then, what to do if you’re over hoisting sails or have no interest in doing so in the first place? Multihull Central has also just announced that they have taken on the distributorship of Aquila power cats. 'I feel like this brand and the people who operate it really are ready to take over the world. There are three sensational model lines, which are ideal for cruising the Australia’s coast. Aquila cats will suit existing owners that don’t want to sail anymore, but are still looking for those unique attributes of stability, extra space and shallow draft. Feedback so far is that they will also serve charter operators well and offer good returns to boot.'

The very large Marine Max group from Florida is responsible for the Aquilas and they got the famous Seaway Designs, who were responsible for the Greenline boats amongst others, to do the concept. A significant facility in China produces all the boats.

'Yes. We’re excited by this, almost as much as they are. It is another terrifically fitting line for Multihull Central to be offering, so now we have just about everything covered. Multihulls may be the most buoyant segment of whole yachting arena, but it is trying times all around, so we’re delighted to be finding homes for new owners.'

Seawind 1160 LITE -  Seawind Catamarans   Click Here to view large photo

Vaughan added, 'The new Seawind 1160 Lite is another highlight of our times. They have reinvented the wonderful design, made it lighter, faster and even more affordable, with a stepping off point in the low $400,000 mark. We have sold five, all sight unseen, unless you show up to the Sydney Boat Show, where we have the first in the country on display.'

'That certainly is exciting stuff and so too is that for the very first time we will be showing Outremer in Australia. We have a 49 on display. Outremer have been building high performance cruising cats in Europe for 30 years and have built 250 craft that are now cruising the world and winning design awards.' Look for the cool, curved daggerboards and you’ll find the Outremer 49, along with Multihull Central’s three other display vessels, which does make them the biggest multihull exhibitor at the show. 'Come and see us', said Vaughan.

Outremer 49 at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show -  Brent Vaughan  

Sound interesting, but maybe don’t have the knowledge or experience to take your dreams into reality? Never fear. You are not alone.

'We’re continuing to focus on how to bring new people into cats. Unless you have friends who sail cats you need a pathway, so we have developed a free, Beginners Guide to Cats DVD.

It’s proven very popular, it has had significant traffic on YouTube, with other 10,000 views already. We have also developed a cat sailing school and have two courses coming up after the Sydney International Boat Show. There is one on the delightful Pittwater and then we head offshore the week after.'

In a way, you can watch the DVD, do the courses, charter a boat, and then ultimately buy a boat. 'Yes. Multihull Central is about getting you your first experience, then learning, dealing with maintenance, offering a marina berth and selling your existing craft when it is time to get ready for a new one. We do try to very much look after our entry level owners and also take care of those seeking even more performance, as this is a growing arena', said Vaughan.

The Seawind 1250 Platinum sailing on Sydney Harbour. -  Seawind Catamarans  

Elsewhere, it is terrific to see Seawinds heading into the USA, with an 1160 and 1250 off to San Francisco in the next few months. Quite possibly, the fact that boats have been delivered to Hong Kong and Langkawi speaks in even greater volumes as to the emergence of Asia as a market power. 'These are important sales, as they could well be the biggest markets in time to come, as Asia grows and they do not have preconceived ideas about sailing and boats, just want to get out and enjoy themselves.'

Sean Langman's Team Australia -  Andrea Francolini   Click Here to view large photo

'Back in Sydney, we have one, perhaps two berths available at Australia’s only dedicated multihull marina in Annandale, which is very close to central Sydney. Last summer we ran a multihull twilight regatta and had 112-13 boats out there each time. One time, Sean Langman brought the ORMA 60 along, which was a hoot. Our rallies continue to be a huge success and we are getting behind the Multihull Clubs by sponsoring events, like the regatta on Botany Bay, where there were 15 participants', Vaughan finished by saying.

The Multihull Central Sales Team. -  Multihull Central  

Now if you want to make your own story a good tale, then you need to see the team at Multihull Central, especially seeing that you are sorted from power to sail and two to three hulls. See them at the Sydney Boat Show, go to multihullcentral.com.au or phone 1300 852 620


by John Curnow


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=125100

6:07 PM Fri 1 Aug 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

09 Jul 2014  Your invitation to the Seawind 1160 LITE World launch
25 Jun 2014  Sydney Boat Show - World launch of Seawind 1160 LITE
24 May 2014  Multihull Central announces acquisition of Mutihull Yacht Sales
20 May 2014  Outremer makes Australian debut at Sanctuary Cove
19 May 2014  Multihull Central - Outremer at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show
29 Apr 2014  Mega Waves at Mega Multi, new Outremer on display, and more
29 Jan 2014  Multihull Central announces Outremer 5X superyacht syndicate
27 Sep 2013  Multihull Central: For when two or three is definitely better than one
28 Aug 2013  Outremer 51 to debut at Cannes Boat Show
28 Aug 2013  Outremer 51 to debut at Cannes Boat Show
MORE STORIES ...




Marine Business News

































Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,
















Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,


















Victorian Marina Industry hit with above average taxes and charges
4th Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous an outstanding success
Lowrance signs exclusive partnership with Skeeter Boats
Get your entry in to win a Suzuki Powered Rigiflex Safety Boat
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 10, 2014 - Apple inspires
Stefan Boating World launches new models at Brisbane Boat Show
Record numbers expected at 2014 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show
British Sailing Team join forces with Zhik for new clothing range
Command Thrust outboards with Counter-Rotation find eager market
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 9, 2014 - UK Breakup
Record sales driven by new interest in catamarans
Southport Yacht Club celebrates opening of 68th season *Feature
Brisbane Boat Show starts Friday - biggest in 10 years! *Feature
Marine Auctions adds new recruits *Feature
Ministerial advisory group launched by united marine industry sector
2014 Auckland on Water Boat Show: Coming up at the end of September
Australian research sheds light on ocean garbage gyres *Feature
Sevenstar Yacht Transport names Kris Caren West Coast Representative
New Masts for an historic Australian boat - the Young Endeavour
Round the World racer joins Southern Pacific Inflatables
Dinghy foiling takes off around the world   
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Quintrex factory opens its doors   
New exhibition explores role of Royal Australian Navy in WWI   
18 anti-piracy weapons for ships to fight pirates   
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2015 - Accommodation options   
Sydney Sailboat Expo 2015 site confirmed   
Skysol Frame Large: A new shading solution for sunroofs   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 6, 2014 - Russian control   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 5, 2014 - Nervous Election   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 4, 2014 - 'Rock-star' fades   
Enerdrive, national distributor for Fischer Panda Generators   
New earlier date for ICA’s Cruising Prep Seminar proving popular   
Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig   
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42   
Brunswick Marine in EMEA announces intuitive user interface   
Hutchwilco expands sales and marketing team   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: September 3, 2014 - NZD trades strong   
Marina of the Year Awards - Now open for entry   
Grand Pavois - A chance to catch up with the trends   
RYA Digital Day at the PSP Southampton Boat Show   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News





Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT