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Seawind 1260 Review

written by Terysa January 16, 2020

The Seawind 1260 was designed by sailors, for sailors. This 41ft Seawind is a bluewater capable catamaran with a very modest price tag. So modest in fact, that if you are saving for an offshore catamaran, this will get you over the line a few years earlier. There is a lot to love about this Australian designed catamaran with a proven track record in offshore cruising.

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Mike Orton January 17, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Keeping it simple means less dependence on others and greater self reliance, it is the true spirit of adventurers in far flung places.
You are more likely to succeed and enjoy yourselves, with the additional reward of of discovery of your own abilities and satisfaction.

Tom Taylor January 19, 2020 at 10:07 pm

I was disappointed in this review. In the past you’ve talked about the joinery, the hatches, engine access, and the fiberglass finish below decks, amongst other things. That was all seemingly missing from this review. So, is it because you’re angling to get this boat? I felt let down and will be even more concerned if you do end up getting a deal from SeaWind. It will call into question your impartiality

Terysa January 28, 2020 at 11:44 pm

Hey Tom- sorry you felt that way. We did mention the fact we’d prefer flush hatches, we also discussed the joinery and engine bay access during the video in the ‘Built Quality’ segment. We felt that the 1260 had a lot of differences to other catamarans we’ve seen so we also focussed on the features that are unique to this boat. However, we also did a sea trial in a 1260 which allowed us to take an even closer look at this boat than the walk through on the day. That will be coming out in a few weeks. Thanks for the feedback!

Jim February 15, 2020 at 1:51 am

Oh for crying out loud!
I for one am extremely grateful for the work they put into these videos regardless of length or content and look forward to every posting, also after giving the 1600 “Westminster best in show” it follows that 1260 would have the same genetics and build quality. As to their choice of a catamaran, they have always been very candid about feeling that a 50’+ boat may be too much to handle safely and comfortably for them, I for one would enjoy diving into the technical and safety choices Nick would require and the comfort & style elements Terysa would bring to the table.
If their choice is the 1260 it will just validate Nicks long-running argument that the big production builders are missing out on a segment of the market that would pay for the mid-’40s, semi-customizable product.

Danny Dunn May 18, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Hello Terysa & Nick,

I’ve been watching for more info the “Ruby Rose Edition” catamaran as I know, and trust, that your input into the design of a new catamaran will really ad a lot of value (to those who share your beliefs/opinions on boat design). I also understand that you’re not able to talk about it until you’re able, but I’m dying here. 🙂 I’m guessing that this unprecedented pandemic has put the kibosh on any work that’s being done on it. Either way… If I were a betting man, I’d bet that it’s a SeaWind boat. Your reviews of the this 1260 really got me considering one of these when I act upon my “sail off into the sunset” plan in 3-5 years. Either way, I just want to thank you guys for the great reviews and honest content. I look forward to hearing more and getting back to “normal life” along with you guys.


Al May 22, 2020 at 9:11 pm

An easy one….maybe I missed it….why a catamaran versus a monohull for you ?


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