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Sailfish catamarans celebrate 25th Anniversary

SAILFISH Catamarans arrived on the Australian boating scene back in January 1993, with their locally manufactured aluminium twin hull designs that hit the mark with Australian sportsfishers, divers and nomadic seafarers. Twenty five years on Sailfish are one of Australia’s most successful marine manufacturers.

Sailfish offer a blend of seaworthy, offshore capable packages with maximised hull efficiency delivering volume, deck space and stability, all wrapped up into towable packages. According to the manufacturers, Sailfish craft weigh considerably less than equivalent fibreglass boats with similar purpose, enhanced by their innovations in alloy trailer construction.

Sailfish offer a range of cabin layouts and options to suit long range sojourns and weekenders, but mostly with a leaning toward enhanced outdoor facilities for day sports.

Sailfish Catamarans Darren Foster commenced his career building aluminium catamarans in 1984.  He started in a little factory in the Northern Rivers NSW township of Alstonville with two staff producing five boats a year. They now employ over 20 full time tradesmen and apprentices producing approximately 30 custom built plate aluminium power catamarans per year, with a very respectable total of over 440 vessels in their 25 year history.

In 2000, Sailfish built their own factory that includes 7 x boat building bays, spray painting booth,  trailer building bay and 2 x fit up bays to deliver turnkey packages.

Three years after the birth of Sailfish a partnership was formed with Sydney’s Webbe Marine. This partnership grows stronger to this day, now some 22 years later. In 1998 Sailfish also joined forces with Sports Marine in Western Australia further strengthening the national alliance and service representation.

Recent Sailfish awards include:

  •          2014 Trade A Boat Magazine – Finalist Aluminium Boat Of The Year (Canyon Master)
  •          2015 Trade A Boat Magazine Aluminium Boat of the Year (S7)
  •          2016 Trade A Boat magazine Aluminium Boat of the Year (S8)
  •          2012 Australian Marine Export Industry – Best export performer – medium exporter
  •          Ballina Chamber Of Commerce – Business of the year – Industrial & Trade Services + Manufacturer Of The Year
  •          2012 Trade A Boat magazine – Aluminium Catamaran of the Year
  •          First ever Aluminium Catamaran to be approved for Volvo Penta IPS Installation.
  •          2017 NSW Safework Awards Winner – Excellence In Workplace Health & Safety Culture

For further information, contact:

Webbe Marine (Sydney) PH 1800 885635

Sports Marine (WA) PH 08 97214390 

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