Multihull Solutions Signs Up TAG Yachts
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Multihull Solutions has expanded its 2014 stable of prestige brands after being chosen to represent TAG Yachts in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
Producing arguably the fastest cruising catamarans on the world market, TAG Yachts complements the Multihull Solutions range of brands, which now caters for the individual budgets and requirements of every buyer. From its shipyard in South Africa’s Saint Francis Bay, TAG Yachts currently produce the Tag 60 (XR) full-carbon high-performance race cruiser, and Tag 60 (GT) world cruiser, which combines performance and luxury with some of the most unique and advanced safety features on any sailing catamaran.
In association with Young Yacht Design, TAG Yachts has also recently launched the Tag 50 CRUISE, GT and XR models. Several other new models are under consideration ranging from 30-foot sport catamarans to adventure cruisers and larger custom yachts.
TAG's managing director Tim van der Steene stated the company’s mission is “To build exciting yachts that provide a sailing experience commensurate to today’s extreme sports ethos. TAG Yachts are equipped with state of the art technology allowing them to be sailed unaided. They can be sailed by a small crew without compromising performance and comfort while taking part in a race, or they can be quickly cruised to destinations so there is maximum time for relaxation with family and friends,” he said.
Multihull Solutions managing director Mark Elkington sea trialled the TAG 50 in Cannes. “The catamaran was performing to wind speed in conditions from seven to 20 knots, often recording 11 knots in just nine to 10 knots of breeze,” after, he added, “It is undoubtedly one of the best performance boats on the market, yet does not compromise on onboard comfort, style or safety.”
The first TAG catamaran is due to arrive in Australia in 2014.