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Ownaship's two new Catamaran Syndicates almost fully sold - more on the way

by Melanie Webster 21 Aug 14:59 NZST 21 August 2019
The brand new release Fountaine Pajot MY40, which arrives for syndication this December © Ownaship

It's now under a month until Ownaship's second Lucia 40 arrives in New Zealand, just in time for the Auckland on Water Boat Show.

The company's brand new release MY40 won't be far behind, arriving at the beginning of December. Only one or two shares remain in each, though it won't be that way for long with summer approaching and Ownaship's syndication business growing by the day.

Both the Lucia 40 and MY40 are award winning models from the world-renowned French catamaran builder Fountaine Pajot, so their syndication represents an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for a more affordable, hassle free way to enjoy one of these luxury vessels.

As far as power catamarans go the MY40 is a true market leader, having been released earlier this year to some impressive international acclaim, including winning Best Multihull Motor Yacht Under 50ft at the 2019 Singapore Yacht Show. It is Ownaship's first power catamaran syndicate as well their first syndicate to be split into ¼ shares, which was a decision based primarily on demand, says MD of Ownaship Simon Barker.

"There is a lot of interest in catamarans these days and we had an existing Ownaship shareholder who had been asking us to do a power catamaran syndicate for a while, so was an easy decision for us". The company had another buyer for two ¼ shares at the time of order meaning the whole syndicate was almost complete before papers had been signed. The last ¼ share is still up for grabs though, and with the America's cup coming up there won't be too many better options for viewing than this one.

For the sailors amongst us the Lucia 40 sailing catamaran syndicate is a great option as well. Just like the MY40 this syndicate is almost fully sold, though the split is six ways not four. This six-way split means the Lucia 40 will have the benefit of Ownaship's walk on, walk off management service, making it an enticing option for those looking for a truly hassle free boating experience without the hassles and cost of sole ownership.

A 1/6th share means a 57-day allocation per year, with options to take the boat away for up to ten days at a time. That's enough time to really explore the Bay of Islands or Great Barrier, an adventure which has been had many times already on Ownaship's first Lucia 40. And speaking of adventures, plans are on the cards to relocate these sailing cats to the Pacific over NZ winter, giving owners the opportunity to explore the Pacific Islands from the comfort of their own boat. If there's a better way to spend NZ's winter I don't know it!

Interested in either cat? Get in touch with Ownaship or visit them at the Auckland on Water boat show this October, where they'll have their new Lucia 40 on display.

Monohull or Catamaran? Many Kiwi's are traditional monohull enthusiasts, sceptical of the performance and safety of their multihulled cousins. But for anyone who's stepped aboard these new generation cats the scepticism is soon replaced by awe — of the space, stability and light. And combined with the added fuel efficiency, quiet at anchor, and super social layouts the catamaran almost becomes a no brainer. This from an existing Lucia 40 shareholder ""We struggled with the cat concept but we're now smitten after a summer on the Lucia 40 and I don't think we'll return to a monohull. The volume and space is incomparable - with adult children and partners it's all very civilized; they can have a hull and you hear nothing in the other hull.

We enjoy the indoor/outdoor flow between cockpit, galley and saloon, all on the same level, and a wide walk around deck is easy to walk on. There's even room to do a work out or yoga on the bow. The space everywhere means you're not always bumping into people and squeezing through the galley.

We've enjoyed the effortless sailing with electric winch, the headroom, two great heads, the chill-out areas, the big fridges and freezer. It's a superb boat and we'll be happy on it for a long time."

For more information see the Ownaship website www.ownaship.co.nz

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