New models sailing into Sydney
Overseas yachts are lining up to make their local debut at SIBS 2018.
Among the line-up of new yachts set to appear at the upcoming Sydney International Boat Show, Flagstaff Marine will be staging the world premiere of the new Oceanis 46.1 as well as the Australian premiere of the Oceanis 51.1.
Flagstaff Marine director, Graham Raspass, said he is delighted that Beneteau has chosen Sydney to launch the latest model in the Oceanis range.
“It is a testament to how highly regarded Australia is as a sophisticated sailing market that Beneteau have chosen Sydney for the world premiere of the new Oceanis 46.1.”
Jeanneau Australia dealers will be displaying the multi-award winning Sun Odyssey 440 and holding the premiere of the new Sun Odyssey 490.
The Sun Odyssey 440 was announced in 2017 with four examples being sold immediately from the plans to Australian customers. The model has since gone on to win a stack of awards around the world. Also on display will be the best-selling Sun Odyssey 349 which, in just a few short years, has become a major sales success with over 500 being sold worldwide, over 40 of them to Australia.
From the larger yacht cruising range, the Jeanneau 51 will be on display, designed by world-renowned naval architect, Philippe Briand, with superyacht designer Andrew Winch for the interior. From the Sun Fast racing range, the Sun Fast 3600 will be on show with the display yacht, Maverick, having just returned from finishing in the Melbourne to Osaka short-handed race. Maverick finished third on IRC with a West Australian SF3600 finishing second, and a Queensland SF3600 finishing fifth.
Multihull Solutions will stage the exclusive southern hemisphere launch of the Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 sailing catamaran, which has been setting new sales records and was recently awarded ‘Multihull of the Year’ in France.
Multihull Solutions managing director Mark Elkington said the design of the new model emphasises liveability at sea while delivering outstanding performance underway.
“The catamaran’s contemporary design, high quality fixtures and impressive performance at sea combine to present exceptional value when compared to other catamarans in its class,” he said.
Multihull Solutions has already taken more than 10 orders for the Astréa 42 and expects to receive strong interest from visitors at SIBS 2018.
Vicsail Sydney and Chantiers Amel will be displaying a new model Amel 55 while Performance Cruising Yachts will have six yachts on display including the Australian debut of the Dufour 360 alongisde the Dufour 382, 412, 460 and 520 as well as the Elan E5.