The 41ft Seawind 1260 is a product of the best ideas, engineering and craftsmanship accumulated by the Seawind Catamarans team of expert builders and designers. With over 30 years experience in building high quality offshore cruising catamarans the 1260 combines the best of the company's expertise and experiences into one of the worlds most practical and capable 40 blue water cruising catamarans.
The Australian indoor/outdoor, open lifestyle is entrenched in this new design, with an unbeatable living area complimented with brilliant natural ventilation, protected cockpit lounge, and social helm seats putting the skipper in control as well as in the conversation. Best of all, you can enjoy what many cats compromise on "visibility" for the skipper AND crew. with 360 degree views from the helm and saloon seats all within the protection of the fiberglass coachouse and targa roof.
Twin helm positions are a must have for any true sailor, the Seawind 1260 offer the perfect balance between excellent 360 degree visibility and total protection from the weather in any conditions, whilst always offering the skipper full control and comfortable navigation around the cockpit.
Having not had a holiday for 8 years, the time was right to forfull this dream. I selected Cumberland and the gorgeous ‘Olivetta’ as my prize. Cumberland crew, were everything you could ask for, there was no detail too big, or too small that was dealt with in the months leading up to our arrival. Monday 25th Aug.‘Oh my goodness!’We stocked the boat and stayed overnight in the marina.Having had a fantastic briefing on all aspects of the boat, and sailing area, we were off!Cruising along the southern shore of Whitsunday island on our way to Whitehaven beach, we spot our first whale off Crayfish Bay. Arriving at Whitehaven, there are about 30 boats anchored at Whitehaven south, BBQ’s and music fill the air from nearly every boat. Just magic!The Cumberland crew has helpfully suggested that it is almost a criminal act not to anchor at Tongue Bay and walk to the lookout. Wow! It screams of every picture you have ever seen of the Whitsundays! Turquose water as usual, brilliant white sand. Truly unbelievable.Having had a spiritual moment, we hoist the sails and head for Cid harbour. Passing between Hook Island and the Northern tip of Whitsunday island, we race a 35ft Cat and thrash them. Obviously other charter operators don’t keep their hulls as clean as CCY. They had their engine on as well. Must have known we were coming!Our only inconvenience, the anchor decides it no longer likes us. No problem, a call into base and report a manual drop. They want to send a boat out to do a running repair, but we assure them, we’re fine and were heading back to Able point tomorrow afternoon anyway. Happy days. wind picked up to 25knots, and the swell looking 1-2m. Time to have some fun. We literally flew! ‘Olivetta ‘ loved every minute of it, so did we! What a day to end our adventure!This holiday was fantastic, every single thing about it. The weather, the sceneray, the turtles, the whales, the yacht, and staff. Will I come back next year?You bet! Thank you CCY!Jason - KNOCKROW, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA