The Troublemaker 9500 is designed to compete with the new 30 to 32 foot mono revolution that is happening at present, but with some very unique features that make her stand out from the crowd.
Once you are used to the benefits enjoyed by Multihulls such as speed, shallow draft plus the ability to dry out on secluded beaches in the Islands, a (normal) mono just does not cut it. OK you still have the heeling but here we are aiming for a very stiff boat keeping the heel angles as low as possible.
The un-stayed carbon masts help tremendously, first the low weight aloft plus having two masts keeps the centre of effort low, reducing the lever arm. The two masts are light making it easy for one person to lower them and the support tubes carry the boom gooseneck allowing the boom and sails to remain in place when packing up.
She has the huge advantage of trail-ability with almost half the weight of her competitors. Power to weight ratios are high making her very fast, she can be beached anywhere or walked into any shallow area drawing only 200mm with keel and rudders lifted, accommodation is equal to or better than her competitors so she’s hard to go past in this size range. And did I tell you, you can build her yourself very easily from a pre-cut high tech composite kit for half the price or better.
The Legend 60 is a more traditionally styled performance cruiser from the Schionning Designs drawing board, combining luxury and speed while keeping the classic aesthetic.
The first example of this design was built in Australia on the Sunshine Coast (Tully Too) with the second example built and launched in Brittany, France. Both vessels look fantastic and have performed beyond expectations.
The Legend began as a custom design but it soon became clear that the vertical windows and performance aspects of the design were popular, and so the Legend was incorporated into the Schionning design range. She has abundant accomodation with a layout similar to the G-Force 1800, but with subtle differences.
The Solitaire 1490 offers similar internal comfort and space to the production boat competition, but she is far lighter, stiffer and stronger with better waterline beam values and higher power to weight ratio.
This is a serious blue water cruiser capable of taking you around the world with high mileage daily runs in comfort and safety with minimal slamming.
Designed primarily as an efficient fast sailing cat with high bridgdeck clearance and chamfer panels to minimize slamming.
On the power side she has an efficient alloy mast and boom fully battened square head main, single line main reefing in the boom, roller reefing headsail and furled screecher on the prodder. A spinnaker can be added, flown off the prodder end. A simple, fast, efficient rig.
Engine power comes from two Yanmar 50 HP sail-drives with folding props set in separate engine bays with deck hatches for easy access, she has a 6KW genset to power all the equipment and air conditioning. There are large water and fuel tanks to ensure that the vessel is fully self-sufficient while away from the dock.
Current Marine in Knysna, South Africa have been hard at work on their second Arrow 1200 which has recently hit the water and is floating light on her lines.
Recently launched ‘DACHA’ impressed many with her speed and sailing ability during her delivery, and we’re sure to expect the same from this new addition.
She is floating light although loaded with 250kg of fuel and water at the time and of course she is yet to be fitted with rigging, mast and sails.
The Arrow 1200 designs are steadily becoming known for their simplicity of construction (100% flat panel kits), comfortable accommodation and exciting performance.
For more information on the Arrow 1200 design, and to see more photos of the recent launch including interior shots, see the design portfolio here.
After over 5 years of hard work and dedication, Clint and Gaye Jennings have launched their beautiful and unique G-Force 1700C ‘WILDFIRE’!
She certainly lives up to her name with an eye-catching exterior paint job and a very distinctive style that differs from her G-Force sisters.
The interior and finishes will be just as exquisite as the exterior, and we cannot wait for the finishing touches to go on.
During the build of this boat Clint and Gaye also became close friends of Jeff and Lorraine, as well as very enthusiastic Schionning supporters and we thank them for their ongoing effort over the past years and we can’t wait to see them enjoying WILDFIRE on the water in some beautiful cruising destinations.
For more information on the G-Force 1700C design, plus a photo gallery (updated as much as possible) see the design portfolio here.
A big congratulations to home builder Greg Hettner who has recently launched his beautiful G-Force 1200 named ‘HUEY’ in Adelaide, Australia.
With help from his son Sean, the Hettner team have done a fantastic job and the mast and rigging was recently installed with ‘HUEY’ taking her first test sail!
We’re sure to see more from this pocket rocket in the months to come, as Greg and Sean hope to get her out sailing as much as possible.
The G-Force 1200 was built using a pre-cut Duflex kit, resulting in a lightweight, strong, stiff performance catamaran that looks great and will perform beyond expectations.
For more information on the G-Force 1200 design, see the design page here. Well done Greg and Sean!
A big congratulations to the Smith family, based in Sydney, on the launch of their Growler GROWLER 880 GTR!
Having been building her for the past few years in a workshop located in the suburb of Lidcombe it is fantastic to see her on the water.
The GROWLER GTR is a 8.80 metre power catamaran design that utilizes a new Schionning Designs hull shape to achieve high end speeds and a smooth ride while keeping fuel consumption to a minimum. determination and skill.
Inside she is exquisitely finished with all of the modern conveniences and some very flash pieces of tech, making her a modern marvel as well as a real head turner!
No doubt she’ll be roaring around Sydney Harbour in the coming months and years, so keep your eyes peeled! Well done to the Smith family, they’ve done an exemplary job.
Ocean Youth Sailing have launched their beautiful Arrow 1360 in Switzerland recently, and it looks absolutely fantastic.
The OYS team are a community minded organisation that have accomplished this with the assistance of many major sponsers, including Schionning Designs International.
With much of the labour completed by a young team of volunteers who no doubt have learnt much during the construction, the boat is a testament to their determination and skill.
The vessel will now be used to teach young people about sailing and the water, along with team-building and other charitable endeavours.
She will be on display at a local boat show in the coming weeks, see the Ocean Youth Sailing website for more information and photos of the finished product!
Optiumus Yacht Builders recently launched their fantastic ZERO Emission Optimus 45 in Belgium. It looks fantastic, very sharp and light.
The Optimus 45 is performing very well on the electric motors and lithium battery packs. The Optiumus 45 weight is up to spec.
A total weight of +/- 5,5 tons with complete equipment and masted (Empty Watertanks).