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

Best Regards

Calle Hennix
Founder, Creative Director

Mobile: +46 (0)707 42 84 66
Skype: callehennix

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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 /

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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Downwind in 3m Swell

This video is for the high rollers out there. Enjoy fantastic surfs in the Caribbean during the Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2014 onboard the SeaCart 26 trimaran – ‘‘winner of it’s class’’. Yes, the upwind legs was kind of wet :)

Click here or on the picture to check it out.

The SeaCart 26 Team

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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!

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Search Magazine 2nd Chronicle 2014

Calle has been a contributor in the best sailing Magazine in Scandinavia since 2012.

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.

//Calle Hennix

SEARCH MAGAZINE #2 2014 / Link to Search Magazine

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