The Seawind 1600 Passagemaker

Seawind’s design team spent many months updating the popular Seawind 1600 with an all-new hull shape, expansive interior, lavish saloon and more. The model was changed so much, that it got a new name – The Seawind 1600 Passagemaker.

What’s New?

The video below will give you all an interesting insight of the new features, presented by Shane Grover, Seawind Catamarans Sales & Marketing Manager.

Designed by world-renowned naval architect Reichel Pugh, this 52-foot luxury catamaran is the perfect balance of cruising comfort and performance sailing. Using high end composite construction materials and techniques, the Seawind 1600 is for the sailor who is looking for something a little extra. With simple sailing systems, twin protected helms and a large open cockpit space, this blue water luxury cruising catamaran sets the standard for offshore sailing.


Performance Through Intelligent Design

Comfort and performance are a tradeoff discussed endlessly. The 1600 strikes this balance using advanced build technologies and continuous weight-saving efforts. However, strategically placed carbon fiber reinforcements to the daggerboard case, bow and other areas not only make the 1600 stiff and fast, but also gives her the beachability that so many Seawind catamarans are renown for.

Dagger Boards

Captive daggerboards, which don’t protrude through the deck, reduce maintenance and keep a clean deck that could otherwise prove hazardous offshore. And this approach conveniently maintains the aesthetic of the stunning Reichel Pugh design. The daggerboard lifting mechanism is by a continuous line drive winch located near each helm position, so there’s no need to rush forward and then cross the boat to raise the boards.

Using retracting daggerboards and rudders, and despite the lack of mini keels, the 1600 is safe on a sandy shoal. The minimum draft (with daggerboards and rudders up) is only 54cm – or 2’ 1”. That means the Seawind 1600 can enter many areas typically reserved only for mini-keeled multihulls or day-sailers, such as reefs and sandy inlets. When the dagger boards are fully deployed, it has a draft of 8’ 6” inches, providing maximum windward performance.


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Spacious Living

Her spacious cockpit features twin helms under her hardtop making life easier for the skipper when maneuvering in tight quarters or docking, as well as offering protection from the weather. It also has plenty of seating and room to move and features an L shaped lounge and dining table under the hardtop, which will offer outdoor dining for up to 8 people. There is a large sliding door and window separating the cockpit and saloon.


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Once inside, the saloon & galley are on the same level with beautiful light-oak finishes & walnut flooring throughout, (teak interior option also available).


Seawind 1600 Salon


The saloon houses an eight-person dining table, drop down television and built-in surround sound. There is also a separate navigation station, from which you have 360-degree vision through the windows.


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The fully equipped and spacious galley is situated on the port side of the saloon. It has plenty of bench space and storage and the U shape design of the offers some safety when in rough weather. A floor to ceiling pantry, top-loading freezer and built-in wine storage (10 bottles) are among the elegant features within.


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Three- or Four-Cabin Layout

The Seawind 1600 will be available in two configurations — four cabins (two in each hull), or three cabins where the entire starboard hull becomes a spacious owner’s suite with an island berth aft and a sizable bathroom with separate toilet and shower forward. It will also feature a wardrobe-style closet and seated vanity area.

The other two bedrooms and a second bathroom/toilet will be housed in the port hull. The port side guest aft cabin has two twin beds that can convert to a queen size bed.


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Overall Length: 52’8″ / 16.1 m

Waterline Length: 52’8″ / 16.1 m

Beam: 26’6″ / 8.1 m

Min. Draft: 1’9″ / 0.6 m

Max. Draft (boards down): 8’6″ / 2.6 m

Displacement: 29,982 lbs / 13,600 kg

Diesel Saildrives: 2 x Yanmar 57 hp / 43 kw

Fuel: 200 US gal / 750 liters

Fresh Water: 174 US gal / 658 liters

Mast Height: 71’8″/ 22.8 m

Steering System: Lewmar Mamba

Underwing Clearance: 2’4″ / 0.75 m

Upwind Sail Area: 1,558 sq ft / 144.5 sq m

Mainsail: 1,080 sq ft / 100 sq m

Jib: 478 sq ft / 44.5 sq m

Storm Jib: 129 sq ft / 12 sq m

Screecher (optional): 990 sq ft / 92.5 sq m

Spinnaker (optional): 2,370 sq ft / 220 sq m


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