Bucket at Tjörn Runt 2016

After a nice ride from Swedens east to west coast, around 600 km, we got out little champ floating in 2,5 hours time. Then on to dinner and navigational preparation before Friday training session. Better be prepared this time, last time we missed out on the entry to the finishing line. Not to be repeated right! Done and dusted we where at the starting area before the start figuring about the start procedure. Super light conditions so the tactic was to be where the other boats aint, plus sail the shortest distance to first mark (a bridge).

Since we where amongst the smallest boats in the fleet it was important to get the larger multi and monohulls to pass us to leeward. That tactic worked just as expected but nevertheless the first third of the race was painful but we keept it together and had the first boats in sight when we left the ’’fjord’’ under Gennaker. Picking up speed the spirit onboard was rising. A bunch of 40 plus feet monohulls (fast in light downwind) now got the feeling of our previous pain seeing us passing to windward in at least double the speed, i.e. 13-16 knots.

When we gybed around the most souther point lighthouse we got even more speed after a change of wind direction unfurling our Code 0 – Now we where talking! Sitting on 15–21 knots of boat speed on a tight reach, quite often on one pontoon in full control, make you love this little marvel of boat. After a few talk backs to the crew of two they got the game and moved back and forth adjusting the balance on the curved foil following the pressure going up and down.

We estimate the wind topping out around 16 knots in the gusts. The battle was on for gold and gee did we made it all the way to the top spot on the podium. Yes! After the race we made a swift move bringing the boat on the trailer before dinner and the price giving party. A bit battered we drove back to Stockholm during Sunday afternoon. Tjörn Runt is a fab weekend regatta – Especially if you sail a super fun easy to trailer boat. Check out pictures below.

The SeaCart 26 Team

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Time Bandit Ready to Race

The ‘‘Time Bandit’’ new cool look

The first Danish SeaCart 26 just hit the water ready for 2016. Good luck with training and foremost the racing season ahead.

Walkable mooring is a treat, right!

The SeaCart 26 Team

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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 / calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com

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 / calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com

Downwind video from the boat – Click here!

The SeaCart 26 Team

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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!

*Link to SeaCart Trimarans Update and Q & A

The SeaCart Team

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Where’s the snow?

Plus 12 degrees is perfect for this exercise

Late hauling is quite relaxing having in mind the snow has been a brief experience so far in the Stockholm region. To date there has been just a few days having minus degrees and snowflakes so the sailing season has been going on until now. Is this an effect of the global warming or is it just an odd year like 50 years ago? A bit of TLC and she is ready for next season.

Safely onboard the fast and light weight aluminium road trailer

The SeaCart Team

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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

Best Regards

Calle Hennix
Founder, Creative Director

Mobile: +46 (0)707 42 84 66
Skype: callehennix
Email: calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com

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ÅFOR Stray Dog!

Calle Hennix, guests and Sir Francis onboard a SeaCart 26 trimaran.

During the ÅFOR (ÅF Offshore Race) prologue we have for some years sailed event with important ÅF clients. This year we got an extra fine guest in form of the well known Instagram dog, Sir Francis #sirfrancis_dachshund . It sure looked like he was as pleased as the rest of the sailors enjoying a fast ride on the Stockholm City waterways :)

The SeaCart 26 Team

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Seasons Greetings

SeaCart 26 upwind in +30 knots TWS & 3–4m waves.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The SeaCart 26 OD trimaran continue to make way around the world especially when the breeze is up. By winning the Caribbean regatta Voile de Saint Barth 2014 she prove she’s up for a tough beating and have the over all capacity to finish on top of the scoreboard. With that said we wish you a successful 2015 and we look forward to welcome you into the SeaCart community!

The SeaCart Team

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SeaCart 26 No.6 is for Sale

The excellent fine racing machine No 6 is seriously for sale. Located at a road trailer on Saint Martin just hours away to enter the racing season 2014–2015. Having all available covers on, condition like new. Contact Calle Hennix / calle.hennix@oceanlakemarine.com

Downwind video from the boat – Click here!

The SeaCart 26 Team

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202 Boat’s at Hyundai Cup in Nynäshamn

August 30 the now famous Hyundai Cup was held outside Nynäshamn. 1912 Nynäshamn was the Olympic sailing arena so the sailing conditions here at the archipelago outskirt is well known to be fantastic. The wind supposed to build during the day and it sure did but later than expected. Finally after the article pictures was taken ‘‘Thanks Search Magazine’’ a 12 knot sea breeze built on the outer part of the now shortened race track. The race format is a hunt start where the fastest boats start latest. First to finish win – a CAR. Sad this price only apply on monohulls.

We did our best to hold our light wind boat speed as high as possible through clever navigation during the first part of the race. Eventually the SeaCart 30 did make her way through the field and passed us ’’we love to have 3 meter more mast height in the super light’’ and finished first in the multihull class. We came in second so sailing wize it was all good. We know we can do better in 12 knots and up breeze so we have to wait for fair SeaCart 26 winds at the 2015 edition. The price giving and the extended party is at season height here in Nynäshamn and ‘‘for some teams’’ the sole reason to give Hyundai Cup a go.

Link to the race.

The SeaCart 26 Team

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