Xquisite Builder Interview with Tamas Hamor

We met with Tamas Hamor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 9th aboard newly delivered Hull # 14 of his Xquisite X5 series. Also Hull #11 also was docked adjacent and undergoing preparation work to be shipped to Italy. Tamas spoke to us about the history of Xquisite, key features of the model, and future plans including the new X5+ and new 60 sail and power catamarans designed by Bill Dixon. The company won Sail Magazine’s Best Boat of 2017 award and Best Boat System 2017 award, and Cruising World’s 2017 Best Boat award. The maximalist philosophy of Xquisite is very contrasting to other builds we have reviewed here especially minimalist performance catamarans such as Outremer. Please read below and directly contact Tamas for more information on his website ( https://xquisiteyachts.com ) to get in line to purchase a very high quality luxury catamaran. Tell us about yourself and how […]

Antares Builder Interview with Mark Silverstein

Welcome to another episode where we interview builders and designers across the industry of catamarans. Today, we present Mark Silverstein from Antares Catamarans. The Antares 44 is a legendary catamaran first introduced by legendary catamaran builder PDQ in 2004. The model was built by PDQ until 2008 when the molds were moved to Buenas Aires, Argentina and production continued under different management. Since then they have made numerous updates to the design and continue to build one of the premier cruising catamarans in the world. For more news, information about exciting new models, and to put in your build order, please see the website for Antares Catamarans and contact Mark. Thanks so much for joining us. I know you’re in Malaysia, tell us what brings you to Malaysia for work. We have a very unique story. We’ve been an owner of an Antares 44 catamaran now, for just over nine […]

Celtic / Admiral Catamarans Builder Interview with Tim Duncan

We talked with builder Tim Duncan of Celtic Yachts who tells how he acquired the Admiral catamaran molds in South Africa, and what the current build status is like. He covers what models they are building now, what modifications they have made to the molds, and hints at a new all electric Celtic 45 to come. Please contact Tim via the Celtic Yachts website. Put in an order for his new electric 45! Today we’re meeting with Tim Duncan from Celtic yachts. Tim, welcome. How are you doing? I’m very well, thank you, and how are you? Good, good. Thanks so much for joining us today. Can you just start by telling us a little bit about yourself and how you got involved in Celtic Yachts? I’ve been involved in sailing since I was a kid. About 20 years ago, I built an Admiral 38. For about 10 years, I […]

Broadblue Builder Interview with Mark Robert Jarvis

This interview is with Mark Jarvis, the owner of Broadblue catamarans out of the UK. He gives insight into how Covid-19 as well as Brexit is affecting Broadblue, myth busts Broadblue’s connection to Prout, and tells us about their new 12 meter model. For more information and to directly from the owner-builder, please go to their website, Broadblue.com. Tell us about yourself and how you got involved in Broadblue. My background is manufacturing. I’ve worked in aerospace, and the automotive industry. The last real job I had was running a division of a design consultancy designing cars particularly engines and transmissions for most of the world’s motor manufacturers. I had a brief excursion into mobile telephone businesses in the UK, and then a friend of mine was operating a multi-held business here in Emsworth. He invited me to come along through that process. We got involved with the then owners […]

Seawind Catamarans Interview with Shane Grover at the Vietnam Factory

We talked with Shane Grover of sales and marketing over at Seawind Catamarans who is located onsite at their Vietnam manufacturing facility. We are really happy to have him participate in our series of interviews with catamaran owners, builders, designers, and service groups. Thank you! Please visit www.SeawindCats.com for more information about what they are currently building and marketing. How many Seawinds are you building per year? Over the last few years we’ve been building an average of about 25 catamarans a year. We also built the Corsair so in total we’re doing about 60 yachts a year, but in the Seawind range, we’re doing about 25. That’s probably a good average over the last 20 years as well. That’s a pretty solid number for us. At the moment though our sales demand is far greater than that, so we’re in the process of a three to five year plan […]