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Old 27-10-2008, 05:14   #1
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Australian Catamarans ?

Hi all , part of our research is currently directed towards Aussie cats.
We are after any imformation on a capable performance cruiser of around 45" Blue water, sea worthy liveaboard for at least a couple of years.
Any thoughts please .
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Old 27-10-2008, 05:43   #2
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Same as the other place. Lightwave 45, absolutely top boat. Longest run I have done in one is Bris to Syd and in a bit of rough weather off Newcastle, excellent boat.
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Old 30-10-2008, 06:21   #3
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Pricerange? new or used....?
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Old 30-10-2008, 07:08   #4
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Say $850k to $950K Australian depending on trim etc, Which at our current exchange rate means you could buy it for beer money.
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950k Australian Dollars = 637k US Dollars as of Oct 30

That's a pretty good deal it seems for a good quality 45 foot catamaran, assuming all the additional taxes and fees are reasonable.
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In fact if you buy it and you are from Overseas and move it out of Australia within the appropriate time, then you can get it for 10% less as you wont have to pay the GST. There are no "other taxes and fees" at our end. At the current exchange rates you could buy a standard Seawind 1000XL without too many options for less than $200K US.

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you could buy a standard Seawind 1000XL without too many options for less than $200K US.

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How much for a tricked out 1160??
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$200,000?
Last year I was given a price of $267,000 for the basic sail away package.
This was delivered to the USA.
How do I bypass the United States sales staff and buy direct from Australia? Can you recommend a salesman in Australia? Interesting.
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When we were in New Caledonia, we met people on a new Perry 44. They had to get the boat out of Australia to avoid paying the relevant taxes, and so they sailed it across the Coral Sea to New Caledonia for two weeks. Then, they turned around and sailed back to Australia and restarted the clock of Ozzie Customs.

The two times we sailed to Australia, we were given permission to stay during hurricane season which meant 6+ months in Oz. If we hauled the boat out of the water and placed it in dry storage under the watchful of eye customs, we could leave it there for one or two years.
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Old 30-10-2008, 23:17   #10
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Hi Redbreast,
a Lightwave 38 starts at Aus$ 450.000 base price but you would spend about 560.000 to have a blue water ready boat. A 45 footer would be around Aus$ 850.000 to 900.000 including gst. Look them up at www.Lightwaveyachts.com
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$200,000?
Last year I was given a price of $267,000 for the basic sail away package.
This was delivered to the USA.
How do I bypass the United States sales staff and buy direct from Australia? Can you recommend a salesman in Australia? Interesting.
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Yep Ring Seawind, ask for Brent Vaughan and tell him Andrew from Multihull World sent you.

Obviously all what I have said is based on delivery in Australia, pick up at factory, sail out in the appropriate time to avoid the 10% GST and the current horrible exchange rates. If you are from the US there has never been a beter time to buy an Australian Production Boat.

A Seawind 1160 would be around 600K Aus with some reasonable options, inc GST, so thats say 540 without GSt and at 66 cents to the US dollar thats about 350K US.

Of course as the septics would say, your milage may vary. But its worth the email or phone call to Brent at Seawind or Roger at Lightwave.
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$200,000?
Last year I was given a price of $267,000 for the basic sail away package.
This was delivered to the USA.
How do I bypass the United States sales staff and buy direct from Australia? Can you recommend a salesman in Australia? Interesting.
This seems about right as Aussie $$ has droped about 30% since last year.........
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