Multihull fans gather on the Gold Coast
Multihull Solutions boat show attracts over 500 multihull enthusiasts.
The recent Multihull Solutions Gold Coast Boat Show held at The Boat Works drew more than 500 visitors who came to view the line-up of power and sail multihulls on display and learn more about the advantages of multihull cruising.
Visitors came from as far afield as New Zealand, Tasmania and Perth to inspect boats in the marina and on the out-of-water display facility, including models from Fountaine Pajot, Leopard, Lagoon, Privilege, Grainger, Seawind and Schionning.
The show’s free information sessions were fully booked with standing room only for presentations from industry experts on a range of topics including yacht ownership, cruising first aid, rallies, and new technologies.
Six boats were sold on the day, including a new Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 and five pre-owned multihulls.
Multihull Solutions managing director Mark Elkington said the day was a great indicator of the ever-increasing demand for quality multihulls and service.
“We were ready for a busy day but were thrilled to see so many people turn up to view our unique boat show,” he said.
“Our team went to a lot of effort to ensure we had an impressive range of quality brokerage boats ready for inspection, and the information sessions were extremely popular.
“The success of the show is clear evidence of how many people now recognise the advantages of multihulls, with many visitors from monohull backgrounds coming to the show to learn more about what makes the two and three-hulled boats more safe, comfortable and enjoyable for cruising.”
Following on from the Gold Coast show, Multihull Solutions will be exhibiting the Astréa 42 at the upcoming Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo due to be held at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on 27-28 April, 2019.
It will also be displaying the Leopard 46 catamaran from its brokerage division and will have representatives of Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts, NEEL Trimarans and Iliad Catamarans manning the stand.