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Old 22-05-2014, 13:56   #1
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I just purchase a Seawind 1160 after a few years of watching boat pricing and looking for the right vessel. I can't express my excitement for getting our there and getting out in the open ocean. A special thanks to Factor for his help in answering questions for me! Next stop Mexico
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Old 22-05-2014, 14:03   #2
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Congrats on your purchase of a fine (and fast) cruising cat. I'm sure Tomfl will be along to this thread soon.
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Old 22-05-2014, 14:25   #3
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Old 22-05-2014, 15:06   #4
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Give us more details! What options? Why did you choose the Seawind 1160?

And if it's not too nosey of a question, how much was the boat? Since Seawinds are now made in Vietnam I am curious if the price has really decreased significantly.
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Old 22-05-2014, 16:15   #5
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I just purchase a Seawind 1160 after a few years of watching boat pricing and looking for the right vessel. I can't express my excitement for getting our there and getting out in the open ocean. A special thanks to Factor for his help in answering questions for me! Next stop Mexico
As we say in Australia - No Worries Mate. Hope it is good fun for you.
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Old 22-05-2014, 16:21   #6
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Congrats!
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Old 22-05-2014, 17:32   #7
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Congratulations! The Seawind is definitely the finest boat we've owned.


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Old 22-05-2014, 17:56   #8
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Re: Happy to join the Seawind family!

I see your profile says Seawind 1160, 41ft.

Has it been extended? The specs say 38ft (11.6m)
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Old 22-05-2014, 18:07   #9
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Gratz. I have been very happy with my Seawind. Fair winds and following seas.
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Old 22-05-2014, 19:13   #10
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Thank you all for the positive comments and encouragement!

It is an 1160 that had 3 foot extensions added, so it is 41 feet. Supposedly the extensions add 0.5 knot. Pretty standard equipment, so not much to brag about there. The one exception is a TV that retracts into the salon ceiling.

Has anyone seen a Rocna anchor added? The broker didn't think it would fit without modification or using the secondary roller.
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Old 22-05-2014, 19:16   #11
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Give us more details! What options? Why did you choose the Seawind 1160?

And if it's not too nosey of a question, how much was the boat? Since Seawinds are now made in Vietnam I am curious if the price has really decreased significantly.
My boat is a 2008 so it wasn't built in Vietnam. I believe I found a good deal (who doesn't I guess) which was in line with what I have felt was reasonable. You can look back at my other posts for some guidance, sorry but beyond that I'm not comfortable sharing on a public forum.
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Old 22-05-2014, 21:41   #12
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Thank you all for the positive comments and encouragement!

It is an 1160 that had 3 foot extensions added, so it is 41 feet. Supposedly the extensions add 0.5 knot. Pretty standard equipment, so not much to brag about there. The one exception is a TV that retracts into the salon ceiling.

Has anyone seen a Rocna anchor added? The broker didn't think it would fit without modification or using the secondary roller.

Congrats on your new boat.

I would love to see some photos showing the side view of your boat as I have always thought that extensions to the hulls would greatly improve the side profile as on the standard 1160 there is very little of the hulls aft of the targa arch which to my mind impacts on the lines of the boat which cries out for hull extensions.

I'm sure that your 1160 would now be the best looking one around. I'd love to see Seawind adopt these extensions just like they did for the 1000XL. Yes I know they have a 1250 but it is much more expensive than a 1160.
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Old 23-05-2014, 05:07   #13
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Well done and welcome to the Seawind family. We're very happy with our SW1000 and your boat sound great. Happy sailing!
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Old 23-05-2014, 07:42   #14
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Congrats on your new boat.

I would love to see some photos showing the side view of your boat as I have always thought that extensions to the hulls would greatly improve the side profile as on the standard 1160 there is very little of the hulls aft of the targa arch which to my mind impacts on the lines of the boat which cries out for hull extensions.

I'm sure that your 1160 would now be the best looking one around. I'd love to see Seawind adopt these extensions just like they did for the 1000XL. Yes I know they have a 1250 but it is much more expensive than a 1160.
Admittedly I'm partial to my own boat but I do think she looks pretty spectacular. I have uploaded a few pictures (see the album under my username), unfortunately I don't have any great side profiles yet.
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Well done and welcome to the Seawind family. We're very happy with our SW1000 and your boat sound great. Happy sailing!
Thank you!
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