Grand Yachts Inc. prepares the Seawind 1160 Lite for the Vancouver and Seattle boat shows

Seawind 1160 Rob


Nov 9, 2016

Robb Butler at the Annapolis Boat Show on board a Seawind 1160 Lite

The new Seawind 1160 Lite is a 38’ catamaran from the Seawind/Corsair stable. This is one of the most versatile multihulls on the market with a modern interior ideal for family blue-water cruising and set up for single handed sailing.
Well over 100 Seawinds have been launched and many are crossing the worlds largest oceans.

The Lite model has changed from the traditional diesel sail drives to 25hp Yamaha outboards with electric tilts which tuck the engines into compartments under the twin helm seats. This makes for a much lighter boat, no drag whilst sailing, no growth on legs, no electrolysis, low maintenance and increased internal storage.

A full width cockpit hardtop and the Seawinds famous tri-folding door door system make an enormous indoor/outdoor space. The new interior is contemporary with a neutral colour palette.
Our first 1160 Lite arrives before the end of the year and will be displayed at the Vancouver and Seattle boat shows. It features 3 double staterooms, two heads and a very large galley. We have outfitted the boat for our climate with diesel heat and a fully enclosed cockpit.

Grand Yachts Inc. with offices in Port Sidney and Coal Harbour , Vancouver BC are the Seawind dealers for the Pacific Northwest – Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska.
Seawind 1160 Lite


Related Articles

Sylvan G3 CLZ DC: Luxury For Everyone

Sylvan’s brilliant G3 CLZ DC brings an entirely new level of performance, comfort and versatility to Canadian boaters.

By Craig Ritchie

While Canadians may have been slower to warm to pontoon boats than our southern neighbours, that’s definitely changed as we see more of them gracing our waters every year. The latest data shows pontoon boats now represent around 30% of all new boats sold in Canada and it’s easy to understand why – with their interior space and tremendous versatility, pontoons are near-perfect family runabouts.

Read More


Cruising Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands: Canada’s Freshwater Paradise for Boaters

By Elizabeth Wilson, “Georgian Bay Beauties” (

The Plan

It’s a beautiful morning as we perform our pre-departure checklist, fire up the engines and prepare to release our lines. And if the long-range forecast of very low winds coupled with plenty of sunshine holds, that’s exactly what we need for the areas we plan to explore on this trip! 

We are departing Midland for a week of visiting some of the islands and anchorages within Georgian Bay’s “30,000 Islands” – specifically those along the western edge. These are the less protected islands which face toward wide-open Georgian Bay, where boaters often have to depart the small craft route and work a little harder at setting the hook but are then rewarded with magnificent western views, stunning sunsets, and so much to explore! 

Read More