Hi-tech Sunshine Coast catamaran no carbon copy

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The Cure Custom 7 embarking on her maiden journey from Mooloolaba. | Photo: Supplied by Sunshine Coast Council

An innovative all-carbon fibre Sunshine Coast catamaran is set to make waves around world.

Coolum Beach boat building company Cure Marine recently launched the 70-foot Cure Custom 70, the first of its kind built in Australia over the past five years.

The hi-tech vessel is strong, robust, lightweight and poised to turn heads in the global boat-building scene, through the use of high-tech equipment, such as the southern hemisphere’s largest 3D printer, during the build.

The 3D printer provided by sister company, Zone RV, enabled Cure Marine to produce tooling and prototypes in a fraction of the time that the industry traditionally had seen.

Cure Marine CEO Carl Bird said the catamaran’s launch marked the beginning of a new era for the company, which operates a state-of-the-art facility at Coolum Industrial Estate.

“The Cure Custom 70 is the largest sailing vessel ever launched by Cure Marine and indeed the first all-carbon sailing catamaran to be launched in Australia in the last five years,” Mr Bird said.

The vessel was custom designed as a sailing, diving and family boat fitted out with four queen size cabins and six inbuilt fridges. New owners Allan and Michele Larkin named the catamaran ‘Noir’ for black in French.

Mr Bird said the launch not only reinforces Cure Marine’s commitment to innovation, but also solidified their position as a major player in the industry.

Over the past 12 months, Sunshine Coast Council has provided vital support to Cure Marine including logistics and other investment support services.

Sunshine Coast Council Head of Economic Development Chris Le Serve said the innovation and quality craftsmanship of Sunshine Coast businesses like Cure Marine helped elevate the region by creating more jobs and investment through national and international markets.

“The launch of Cure Custom 70 is not only a leap forward for the boating industry, it aligns with the priorities in our Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 which identified Production and Digital Economies as essential for our region’s thriving future.”

With new ranges and a new state-of-the-art facility coming on-line in 2024, Cure Marine is always on the lookout for staff with experience in composite construction and marine industry background.

For future employment opportunities at Cure Marine visit curemarine.com.au

Catamaran being built
The 70-foot catamaran was crafted within Cure Marine's boat building facility at Coolum Industrial Estate. | Photo: Supplied by Sunshine Coast Council

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