Maori blessing marks Lightwaves Launch

Lightwave Yachts has long set the benchmark for multihull design and manufacturing throughout Australia, and indeed the World, never compromising on quality, craftsmanship or innovation.
Their latest project to complete the 45′ Lightwave named ‘Aoturoa’ meaning Mana ao turo i.e. exploring the world.

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New Zealand based owners took delivery of the latest Lightwave today and together welcomed a traditional Maori blessing by a Maori minister upon its official launch to water.
Together with the new owners, Lightwaves Managing Director Roger Overell and the extended Lightwave family the new Multihull was blessed for her journey ahead.

Significantly powered with Yanmar 4JH80’s, the owners will explore the river ways of the eastern coastline and then return early next year for the mast & sailing system installation.
From there, they will sail their Lightwave 45 to New Zealand where they will remain for the Americas Cup in 2021.

Featuring a three cabin layout, the remarkable blue water cruiser features a full width, full height, master cabin with an island queen bed on the bridgedeck level, the same level as the saloon, galley and cockpit. The Galley up is generously equipped with storage, ample bench space, refrigeration and appliances, with everything close to hand. With only a few small steps from the bridgedeck, with additional refrigeration and storage all available for long term cruising provisions.



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Lightwave Yachts:
Founded in 1996, by Roger Overell, Managing Director of Lightwave Group Pty Ltd, his passion for developing the ultimate in style, luxury, pleasure, blue water catamarans has evolved into three versions: the Sailing Series, the energy efficient Powercat series; & an engineering masterpiece, a true Motor Sailer version.
In 2007, Lightwave Yachts services were extended into Composite Manufacturing and Multihull servicing facilities. In 2008, Lightwave Yachts were announced as Builder of the Raider One Design racing cats. In 2010, the Lightwave Group were selected as the Australian manufacturer and assembler of Fuji Clean Japan’s Waste Water Treatment Systems.


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