Seawind 1170

available with Sail Tahiti

Seawind 1170 catamaran at anchor

The all new Seawind 1170 is a design led by Seawind CEO and company founder, Richard Ward. As the designer of the successful and popular Seawind 1000, 1160 and 1260, Richard set out with the in-house team to deliver a modern set of lines, incorporating the best of modern technology, whilst staying true to the Seawind identity that is consistent throughout the range: Capable, practical and well thought out designs that offer safety and confidence to their cruising owners, finished to a world class standard.

As such, the Seawind 1170 will be familiar to those that know the brand, incorporating key features as part of the standard design.

Main characteristics of the Seawind 1170 catamaran

The Seawind 1170 incorporates key features of the Seawind DNA

  • Twin protected helm stations: All lines run back to the cockpit offering safety, shade and comfort to our sailors in all conditions. The large cockpit roof also allows for large solar panel installations.
  • Trifold Door: A signature of the Seawind range, the cockpit door folds into the cockpit roof, opening up the maximum space for onboard living or entertainment.
  • Saloon navigation table: Perfect for long passage making or simply as your work space onboard, the saloon area of the 1170 is both functional and comfortable for cruising.
  • Port side owners hull with queen Island bed and large aft bathroom
  • Cruising mini-keels, protecting the inboard diesel sail drives and spade rudders.
  • Overhead mainsheet controls leaving a clean and safe aft cockpit seating area, free of lines and sheets.
  • Large forward opening saloon windows offering full ventilation, especially when combined with the removable helm windows.

Seawind 1170 video !

How fast is the Seawind 1170 ?

Sailing performance was paramount to the design brief with the hulls being optimised for offshore cruising as a full CE Category A catamaran. Structural engineering is by world acclaimed New Zealand based, Gurit, who also engineered the 1160 and 1260 models. Common to all Seawinds, all hulls are fully infused with vinylester resin, offering greater structural properties and full osmosis prevention over the typical production catamaran. The 1170 also benefits from carbon reinforcement in key structural areas to keep the weight down and performance characteristics elevated.

How does the new Seawind 1170 compares to the other Seawind models?

At 39 foot, the 1170 is at the smaller end of the fleet but by no means should be assumed to be a  coastal cruiser only.  With a 600 ltr water tank (160 gal), 500 ltr of diesel storage (132 gal), twin 29hp Yanmar inboard diesels and ample space for optional large solar and lithium installations, this boat packs a lot of features suited for full live aboard blue water sailing. The large open cockpit area, combined with the signature Seawind trifold door system, the Seawind 1170 can transform into generous entertainment space for family and friends, with of course an aft cockpit BBQ. However at 39 foot, it is also a size very suitable for those wanting a catamaran easily manageable as a couple.

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