SeaCart 26 No 6 Super Sale!
SUPER SALE PRICE . 62,000 EUR / 67,000 USD
This excellent fine racing machine No 6 is seriously for sale. Located on a road trailer at Saint Martin just hours away to enter the racing season 2015–2016. All available covers on. The boat has been on land since may 2014. Contact Calle Hennix / firstname.lastname@example.org
An alternative to get some miles under your belt in the Caribbean is to charter No 6. The racing is better than fantastic in the Caribbean, in other words the health ROI is probably the best on the planet. You and a friend plus a skipper makes the perfect crew. For insurance reasons an appointed skipper, by Oceanlake Marine AB, is needed. Price estimate on asking, contact Calle Hennix / email@example.com
Downwind video from the boat – Click here!
The SeaCart 26 Team
Seasons Greetings 2015
SeaCart 26 reaching under main and Code 0.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The SeaCart 26 OD trimaran continue to show what’s possible to achieve with small trimaran and the SeaCart 30 GP still out there winning regattas in hot heels. You have probably heard the news that Oceanalake Marine AB, the owner of the SeaCart Trimaran Brand, has been approached about a possible buy out*. That got me wondering and since the deal is still on the table it might be other parties interested. If you know of any additional contacts that might be interested let me know. Hence a 28ft (8,5m) fiberglass version of the carbon SeaCart 30 would most certain have a place in the Global and the Oceania -market in particular.
With that said we wish you a successful 2016 and we look forward to welcome you into the SeaCart community!
The SeaCart Team
SeaCart Trimarans Update and Q & A
Q: How did all this get started?
A: Well, a sailing colleague contacted me, out of the blue, one day and asked how much I would want for the whole SeaCart business – molds, boats, brand and all.
Q: What was your reaction?
A: At first I was surprised, and flattered. But then I got thinking: what if I sell this impeccable brand that I’ve built from scratch and do something different? It’s been 10 fun years launching two boats with lots of international racing and victories.
Q: Which races have you and your boats won?
A: SeaCart has been on the winner’s podium at Cowes Week, Round the Island Race, Tour de Belle Isle, Kings Cup, Round Gotland Race, Faerder Race, Heineken Regatta, Ft. Lauderdale to Key West Race, Voile de St. Barth’s, and the Australian Nationals, to mention a few.
Q: If you decide to sell, what’s in the package?
A: We have the designs, molds, CE certification as well as the web and social media sites for both the SeaCart 30 and the SeaCart 26. We have at least 8 completed SeaCart 26s and some 5,000 leads in our CRM system (Customer Relations Management). These leads are primarily individuals around the world, as well as builders and hardware suppliers and sailing journalists. But we also have a 28-footer in there as well, since the mold for the main hull of the SeaCart 30 can be easily adapted to 28 feet with an insert in the transom area to create a mold for a SeaCart 28. This version would use the same 28-foot floats as the SeaCart 30.
Q: So a buyer would actually get three SeaCart models in the inventory?
A: That’s right.
Q: Why reduce the 30-footer to 28 feet? Why not just build a 30?
A: Well, there are two reasons actually. First, to differentiate it from the more extreme 30-foot carbon racer, and then a future 28-foot fiberglass version would also be much more affordable and thus open a potentially larger market. Remember, Australia and New Zealand have their growing 8.5m (28-foot) rule, and in the US the 28-foot market has been substantial. Corsair has sold thousands of boats over the years. We know the SeaCart 30 is a very competitive design, winning races as we speak. With that in mind a more affordable 28 version should have a given market.
Q: How much do you think the company is worth and what are you willing to sell all this for?
A: I’m the sole owner and I estimate the net worth to be about $2.0M, but I’m open to suggestions. I’ll be looking at all serious offers depending on what’s included.
Q: Sounds more than reasonable considering the investment cost of tooling, the existing boats and the whole brand and goodwill. Who do you think will be calling now?
A: This is an opportunity if you have a build facility and/or are looking to expand into multihulls. Or maybe you just want to jumpstart a business by gaining at least four years of development time, while also avoiding large, unsure investments. I’m still in discussions with the first party, but if you know of any additional contacts that might be interested, let me know and maybe we can do business.
Questions by Richard Cadwalader
P.S. If you would like to meet up, I’ll be at the Yacht Racing Forum in Geneva Dec. 7–8
Founder, Creative Director
Mobile: +46 (0)707 42 84 66
4 Time Winner Faerder Fruen
The 2009 crew; Calle Hennix, Sven Lagerberg, Ole Christian Vordahl, Henrik Dillman.
Down the memory lane. There are not just empty words behind our statement that the SeaCart 26 is built upon a long racing pedigree within the company. Before the SeaCart 26 trimaran Oceanlake Marine launched the offshore approved full carbon SeaCart 30 GP (2005). The SC30 GP started a new era of sucessful racing that’s still ongoing*. The SeaCart 26 has also proven to be a rock steady companion in rougher conditions like we have experienced in Brittany, Cowes Week and recently during the Heineken Regatta and Les Voiles de St. Barth (where we finished on top of the podium). Today we travel along the memory lane and visit the largest ‘‘offshore’’ race in Scandinavia ‘‘Faerder Seilasen’’ collecting 1,000–1,200 boat’s each year. Enjoy the notes after the race back then.
The Norwegian SeaCart 30 GP ”Flying Camilla” became historic for the second time. Last year (2008) she was the first boat ever to finish first 3 years in a row. So the 2009 win secure the record will stand at least until 2014. For the second year the Danish SeaCart 30 GP ”Creme Fraese” finish second. The Faerder Fruen trophy is one the most beautiful sailing price in the sailing history. Publish date: 2009.06.16
The trophy all crews like to fly. Here for the still standing 4th time in a row record.
*The SeaCart 30 GP ‘‘Morticha’’ won the Australian Multihull Nationals 2013.
Link to the not so updated SeaCart 30 site, Click here!
Link to Faerder Seilasen, 2014 edition. Click here!
Search Magazine 2nd Chronicle 2014
Google translate english below.
Ni som läser Search känner till att vi rullade in en SeaCart 26 trimaran i en 40 fots container med poste restante St. Maarten. Som njutningskappseglare är det svårt att slå förhållandena i Västindien och Heineken Regattan erbjuder 27 grader ’’plus’’ i luft och vatten, 18–36 knop vind i princip varje dag, platt vatten bakom öar och 2–3m brytande sjö vid uppgrundningar där Atlanten tar vid. Här får man intensiva kryssupplevelser; helt plötsligt befinner sig hela båten i luften och landar längst ner i vågdalen för att sedan klättra upp på nästa vägg. Här ligger man och bränner i 20+ knop fart i för flerskrov alltid lika intressanta 110–130 grader infallsvinkel på vinden (true wind angle) i jättevågor. Ska jag lova eller falla? Besluten måste fattas direkt och intuitivt.
Det gäller att ha en tuff båt som kan ta brutal misshandel våg efter våg, dag efter dag utan att gå sönder. Har man det, och tycker det är okej att vara blöt några timmar, är det här så nära paradiset man kan komma. Fördelen med flerskrov när man seglar 20–40nm navigationsbanor är hög fart. För att segla snabbare måste man segla motsvarande TP52 och ha en budget (för ett race) som närmar sig ett inköp av en SeaCart 26, ’’food for thought’’. Farten gör att du får segla sköna distansbanor under några intensiva timmar och komma iland i god tid för en sen lunch och sköna bad. Du får tid att umgås och uppleva kulturen – något som inte bara uppskattas av oss långväga besökare. Hanteringsmässigt fick vår lilla tremannabesättning en intensiv seglingsupplevelse och många fantastiska minnen. Resultatmässigt speglade vårt mätetal inte verkligheten så ansvariga håller på med justeringar inför nästa regatta. Med två Fortressankare i aluminium kunde vi sova gott på nätterna. Det större ankaret tar kraften från vinden (vi ankrar med aktern mot vinden), det mindre i stäven förhindrar att båten seglar omkring och vrider loss det stora.
Det slog mig häromdagen att formatet på många utlandsregattor jag besökt är väldigt sympatiskt organiserat. Tävlings-, charter- och cruisingbåtar är inbjudna, enskrov som flerskrov. Man seglar längre navigeringsbanor runt fasta objekt och ett fåtal utlagda bojar. Ett race per dag som sträcker sig mellan 16–40nm. Man kör två startområden; ett för racingbåtar (enskrov och flerskrov) och ett för charterklasser ’’cruising utan spinnaker’’ (enskrov och flerskrov). Racingklasser seglar längre banor än charterklasserna så separationen sker naturligt. Antalet seglingsdagar varierar mellan tre till sex och man utgår oftast från samma ort alternativt olika orter på samma ö. Oavsett nivå på seglarna och ekipagen finns det en klass att delta i. Toppensmart då tävlingen maximerar antalet anmälda båtar och besättningar. Sponsormotivationen ökar och organisationen får en minimal ban-, start- och resultathantering.
Cowes Week, Heineken Regatta, Antigua Sail Week, Voiles de st Barth är några exempel. Kanske ett regattaformat vi kan lansera här hemma? Vi gör det i princip redan med Lidingö runt, Tjörn runt, Ornö runt och Gotland runt. Mytomspunna Archipalago raid var ett galet race med kluriga navigeringsbanor. 2008 körde vi med hjälp av KSSS en blandning av banrace och coastal navigational racing under ’’SeaCart 30 Race Week’’. Det blev en braksuccé. Marknadsföring av en ort genom en kappsegling kan bevisligen ge fina intäktsströmmar. Heineken har sponsrat regattan i 34 år och anser helt klart att deras engagemang ger toppenbra ROI (return of investment). Ortens företag och invånare står bakom för att locka fler turister och seglare som i sin tur genererar intäkter till den gemensamma ekonomin. Kanske något vi borde utveckla mer på hemmaplan? Mer om racen i Västindien framöver.
Download chronicle pdf – Click here.
Google Translate to English (Not close to perfect :-);
Those of you who read Search knows that we rolled a SeaCart 26 trimaran into a 40 foot container with poste restante St. Maarten. As pleasure sailor it’s hard to beat the features of the Caribbean and the Heineken Regatta. It offers you 27 degrees ‘‘plus’’ in air and water, 18–36 knots breeze practically every day, flat water behind islands and 2–3m swell at the shoals where the Atlantic takes over. Here you get intense cross experiences; suddenly you find yourself and the whole boat in the air and lands at the bottom of the wave and then climb up the next. Here you burn around in 20+ knots speed in for a multihull always interesting 110–130 degree angle of incidence of the wind (true wind angle) in giant waves. Should I head up or steer lower? Decisions must be directly and intuitive.
You have to have a tough boat that can take brutal beatings wave after wave, day after day without going broke. If you have it, and think it’s okay to be soaked for a few hours, this is as close to paradise as you can get . The advantage of multi- hull when sailing 20–40nm navigation courses is high speed. To fly faster you have to sail corresponding TP52 and have a budget ( for a race ) that approaches a purchase of a SeaCart 26, ‘‘food for thought’’. The speed means you get to sail comfortable distance courses for a few intense hours and come ashore in time for a late lunch and bathing. You get time to hang out and experience the culture – something that is not only appreciated by us visitors from afar. Handling -wise, got our little three-man crew of an intense sailing experience and many great memories. In terms of results mirrored our metrics not reality so liable doing adjustments for the next regatta. With two Fortress Anchors Aluminum we could sleep well at nights. The major anchor takes the force of the wind (we anchor stern to the wind) , the smaller the bow prevents the boat sails around and turn it loose big.
It struck me the other day that the format of many international regattas I have visited are very sympathetic organized. Racing , charter and cruising yachts are invited, Monohull as multihull. Sailing anymore navigation paths around fixed objects and a few outsourced buoys. A race per day ranging between 16–40nm . Man running two starting areas; one for racing boats (Monohull and multihull) and a charter classes ‘‘cruising without spinnaker’’ (Monohull and multihull). Racing Classes sail longer courses than charter classes so separation occurs naturally. The number of sailing days varies from three to six, and it often starts from the same locality or alternatively different locations on the same island Whatever the level of sailors and crews, there is a class to participate in. Top Smart when the competition maximizes the number of registered boats and crews. Sponsor motivation increases and the organization receives a minimal track, start and result handling.
Cowes Week, Heineken Regatta, Antigua Sail Week, the Voiles de st Barth are some examples. Maybe a regatta format we can launch this at home? We do it basically already with Lidingö around, Tjorn around , Ornö around and around Gotland. Mythical Archipalago raid was a crazy race with tricky navigation paths. 2008 we drove through KSSS a mixture of banrace and coastal navigational racing under ‘‘SeaCart 30 Race Week’’. It became a smash hit. Marketing the city through a race can demonstrably provide great revenue streams. Heineken has sponsored the regatta for 34 years and clearly considers their involvement adds hype ROI (return of investment). Overview businesses and residents stand behind to attract more tourists and sailors who in turn generate revenue for the common economy. Maybe something we should develop more at home? More about the race in the Caribbean in the next chronicle.
SEARCH MAGAZINE #2 2014 / Link to Search Magazine
Les Voiles de St. Barth 2014
The SeaCart 26 finishes on top! Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2014 (April 15–19) was held in much stronger conditions than the Heineken Regatta. St. Barth is a smaller island and therefore more exposed to the Atlantic waves rolling in. During the second half of the regatta the wind came up strongley. But even though we have the smallest boat in the fleet, our litte rocket ship proved she can handle rough conditions in a good manner. The SC26 showed us once again she is a trustworthy companion in waves building above 3 meters. The Voile is one of those regattas you should really consider. It’s well organised, has 30 possible tracks, and they provide professional and happy support from sponsors and all the regatta staff.
Race notes from the week:
Race day 1. Light to light medium wind. Les Voiles de St Barth, 5th edition, deliver exellent conditions. A bit to light for us giving us plenty of Code 0 sailing. 5 hours and a 30NM later on high concentration, +Ahlgrens bilar (swedish candy), got us where we like to be – On top of the scoring board. A Good start for the team.
Race day 2. Big rain squalls delayed our start 1,5 hour. After a long day having plenty of gear changes and sometime frustrating decisions (take the loss now), new rain squalls delivering 30 knots of wind, we got a fantastic finish doing 20+ knots, flying two hulls, over the finish line. Only three seconds after 9 ft longer CAN cat (who by the way missed the first top mark). So all good on the little pocket rocket ship. Today, Thursday, is a lay day and for us a small TLC day, meaning checking the sailing system and cleaning the hulls. Big wind expected for tomorrow racing.
Big wind Race Day 3. Broken masts, boats over the side, waves you dont like your grandmother to experience. Abandon race at first, in for a coffe, then out again for a 16NM race. Champagne conditions!
Tough last day for us. The whole race we had no flow, very tough getting a free lane because of the waves and traffic from other classes. It was a long and hard day on the water. On the other hand we ‘‘Vikinged Up’’ and added sisu (finish gut) carried on dispite our missfortune securing first place in the regatta – So in the end all good on the little SeaCart 26 trimaran.
Reef in the main. That’s not a common sail set for us.
Close rock roundings every day. The closer the better :)
Rough 2–3m waves make the upwind life onboard interesting.
Copyright 2014 Philip Plisson
Copyright 2014 Philip Plisson
Copyright the LVdSB organization
Prepping for start
Race day 2 medium to light wind.
Good looking crew.
We got the Gennaker sheet tangled up in the Code 0. No good if you have to tack!
Special delivery on it’s way – if they can catch us!
The always happy shore crew made a fantastic delivery. We like!
Voila, thats the Churchill way. Cooled, free and best quality.
Indeed a good finish of a fantastic regatta.
Plenty of TP 52 and alike love the racing at the Voile.
Price giving 2014 in Gustavia.
You find all Les Voiles de St. Barth information here.
Link to more information on the SeaCart 26 Facebook page
The SeaCart Racing Crew
SeaCart 26 Multi Cup 2014
If you want to promote your business and maximize media impact, consider this fact: Having your own team racing on the five month long SeaCart 26 Multi Cup, costs about the same as one full-page insert in a Swedish morning paper.
Of course there are many ways to reach your target groups but if your branding strategy includes entertaining clients, leads, employees and future employees in a sporty environment we definitely have a fresh and exclusive platform that stands out on the market. It might be a secret but the industry prospect sailing to be one of the most cost effective sponsor platforms there is as it’s operates within an emerging market. The good news is that you get more bang for the buck in sailing – you have to spend less to differ and stand out.
Media includes TV shows from top venues in Sweden as well as ProAm days at each Grand Prix. Running over a five-month period make sure there is plenty of time to plan and execute you plans to maximize the investment outcome. The platform have all the ingredients to provide Racing Teams, Partners and Sponsors with powerful tools to fulfill their ROI expectations. In all we stand out as one of the finest and cost effective turnkey sailing series in Scandinavia.
SeaCart 26 (SC26) Multi Cup (MC) 2014 Schedule
MC GP 1 . SC26 T1 . Lidingö Runt . May 10–11
MC GP 2 . SC26 T2 . Ornö Runt . May 24
MC GP 3 . SC26 R1 . Sandhamn Open . June 6–8
……………SC26 R2 . Big Boat Cup . June 14
MC GP 4 . Midnight Sun Raid, Luleå . July 3–5
MC GP 5 . SC26 R3 . MultiCup Revenge . August 29–31
MC GP 6 . Nynäshamn GP . September 12–14
MC GP 7 . SC26 R4 . Stockholm Sailing Grand Prix . September 19–21
Point system on evaluation / T= Tune Up / R = Race / Schedule may be adjusted / Rev. April 7
The SeaCart 26 Multi Cup 2014
Multi Cup 2014 consists of seven GP’s. The points from the four best races is calculated for the total result in the SeaCart 26 class. GP 7 (SC26 R4) is a must do GP. The day prior to all events is open for ProAm sailing. Multi Cup 2014 information folder you find here, ready to be downloaded!
Now it’s time to get involved! Build your own racing team or sponsor a team. Contact Calle Hennix at Oceanlake Marine AB. Phone +46 (0)70 742 84 66 or email
Get more information about the Multi Cup opportunities. Contact Klabbe Nylöf at Whyshore Event & Marketing. Phone +46 (0)703 347 24 46 or email
Proof of concept; See what sailors, partners and media have to say about the Multi Cup 2012 edition – Click here to read online
Season’s Greetings 2013
2014 will be an exciting year as the SeaCart 26 OD Multi Cup take place for the third year. The Multi Cup is open for national and international teams looking for an One Design Cup having tight Grand Prix races at fantastic sailing venues in Sweden. With that said we wish you a successful 2014 and we look forward to welcome you into the SeaCart community!
Link to the SeaCart 26 Multi Cup Facebook Page
The SeaCart 26 Team
SC26 at the Kings Cup 2013
Onboard ‘‘Sweet Chariot’’ – The first pimped SeaCart 26 trimaran having a 2m longer mast. The standard jib (forstay) was removed in favour of a dyneema forstay around the prodder (bowsprit). Larger Jib and Code 0 on halyard lock and a furler at the bottom. Achieved better performance, especially upwind, under 10 knots TWS. The Kings Cup is Asias largest and oldest regatta having a fine mix between sailing and shore activities. Wind is normally lower than 10 knots (hot 30 degree warm wind pressure) in average so the trend is to rule optimize and special built boats for those conditions (cats having high dog houses are in favour under OMR).
The mighty superlight supercat in the background rate lower than the SeaCart 26.
Plenty of good starts & rounding first at the upwind mark was not enough to beat the supercats.
The SeaCart Team
Multi Cup Prize Giving Party 2013
The 2013 prize giving took place at the Whyshore HQ in Stockholm during the big racing season wrap up party. DJ, free drinks, light food got sailors and partners into a fantastic mode. A top of the line Sjöö Sandström clock was given to the winning team. For sure one of the finest prize on the Scandinavian sailing arena, Thank’s S&S! 2013 will be remembered as the light wind season but never the less a season having five competetive boats on the starting line fighting hard for the top spot. Having a blend of tight city and coastal navigational racing, that’s easy to reach, make sailors, partners and sponsors asking for more.
We have seen a wide spread of talent amongst the crew’s having Volvo Ocean Race, Whitbread Round the World, Americas Cup, Olympic and good one design sailors represented. We can see why racing an easy to handle state of the art multihull is interesting; It’s a new fast ball game for monohull sailors, like sailing version 2.0. A good sign for future is the wide spread of age having 16 to 60+ represented. Now the winter push darkness upon us in Scandinavia and we look forward to present the 2014 Multi Cup race calendar asap so we can plan our 2014 season. To quote an old sailing champ; ‘‘The older I get the faster I like to sail’’ // Paul Elvström. It’s not to late to join the class. Welcome!
Below a few pictures to embrace the 2013 season. Enjoy!