Through the use of Kevlar reinforced hulls with retracting daggerboards and rudders, the Seawind 1600 is safe on a sandy shoal. The minimum draft (with daggerboards and rudders up) is only 54cm – or 2ft 1 inches. That means the Seawind 1600 can enter protected anchorages and waterways inaccessible to almost any other cruiser on the market today.
PERFORMANCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE
Comfort and performance are a trade-off discussed endlessly. The Seawind 1600 strikes this balance through the use of advanced build technologies and continuous weight-saving efforts. Strategically placed carbon fiber reinforcements throughout the structure, Kevlar reinforcement under the waterline and revolutionary daggerboard integration not only make the Seawind 1600 an extremely stiff and fast catamaran, but also gives her the beach ability that so many Seawind catamarans are renown for.
POINTING ABILITY & SHALLOW DRAFT
Captive daggerboards, which don’t protrude through the deck, reduce maintenance and keep a clean deck that could otherwise prove hazardous offshore. Keeping these large foils captive also prevents windage aloft which can cause a catamaran at anchor to swing and swerve about her mooring. This approach conveniently maintains the aesthetic of the stunning Reichel Pugh design. The daggerboard lifting mechanism is run to a dedicated control in the cockpit, so there’s no need to rush forward and then cross the boat to raise the boards.