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David Baxter and Tim Duncan

Admiral Catamarans are back in production! Here comes Celtic Yachts!

Tweet Great news for luxury catamaran enthusiasts, owners and potential owners is that the  Admiral 38 foot and 40 foot catamarans are back in production again. Trading under the name Celtic Yachts, an experienced boat building team, Tim Duncan and David Baxter, have taken over production of the ever-popular 38 foot and 40 foot custom-built […]

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The Scape 51 Day Charter Catamaran: An Owner’s Perspective

Tweet  Du Toit Yacht Design designed the Scape 51 – a 15.62m / 51 foot day charter cat – for Petro Jonker, an experienced Caribbean charter operator based in St Maarten. Quality Time, as she was named, was launched in November 2010 and Petro has loved every minute of owning her. She was built in […]

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Read on Amazon Kindle! Never Ever Buy a Yacht!

Tweet Catamaran and monohull sailors are not without humour! This latest Kindle book by Paul Stevens, is humorous memoir of a wannabe ocean going sailor and captain that touches all bases of what can and does go wrong with boats at sea. It’s an enjoyable read and we would love to hear your comments! Maybe […]

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Inside view into Tag Yachts & Catamarans

Tweet Tag Yachts manufactures luxury yachts out of St. Francis Bay in South Africa. Compared to old, established boatbuilding companies based in Cape Town, Tag Yachts is relatively new in terms of production size and market share. Established in March 2007, Tag Yachts was conceived by Tim van der Steene. Tim is a qualified architect […]

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Leopard 460 catamaran features in latest issue of Multihulls Magazine

Tweet The latest issue of Multihulls Magazine Digital Edition has hit the web newsstands — this time loaded with interactive video. The November/December 2010 issue was worth the wait with a number of worthwhile features including a recent Leopard 460 catamaran delivery from Annapolis, MD to Peru. Stalwart Captain, Jorge Ventura, a regular contributor to […]

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Challenges Facing South African Boat Builders

Tweet Take a look a this diagram representing some of the challenges facing the South African catamaran manufacturing sector in 2010 and beyond. While innovative, catamaran boat builders face unique challenges ranging from slow adoption of new technology, lack of skilled labor and the rising threat (or opportunity) of offshoring the building process to cheaper […]

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Flashback to Maverick 400 at 2009 Cape Town Boat Show

Tweet Multihulls4Us, that popular evergreen online forum, put together this interesting video on the Maverick 400 at the 2009 Cape Boat Show, including design enhancements relating to the cockpit which can seat 18 people and offer 360-degree panoramic views. “It stole the show for us,” said Multihulls4Us about the Maverick 400. They interviewed Rudi Pretorius, […]

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West Coast Charters including Kraal Bay, Langebaan, Elands Bay & St Helena!

Tweet TMT Charters has range of day charters, sunset cruises, a few overnight options — even a 7 day cruise — onboard a 40-foot Maverick catamaran that explores the rugged coastline of the West Coast, including St Helena Bay and Port St Owen. Johan and Marlene, own and operate “Catlyn”, a 2009 build, sleeps 8 […]

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Cape Town International Boat Show Coming Up

Tweet The Cape Town International Boat show kicks into gear October 8-10, 2010 at the V&A Waterfront with national bodies such as Sabbex, CTBi and Connet’d drumming up support and additional marketing behind the scenes. The boat show attracts more overseas visitors than all other South African boats put together. There is over 11 000m² […]

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Latest Multihulls Magazine touches on South African catamaran sector

Tweet THE MULTIHULLS Magazine July / August 2010 issue has just been released online in the United States and covers a large segment of the South African catamaran industry including Sunsail’s 384 catamaran, Scape Yachts and an editorial by Lex Haas, President of The Moorings, in which he touches on the evolution of the modern […]

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