Lightwave yachts

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An insatiable passion

for developing the ultimate in luxury, pleasure, functional, blue water catamarans

Lightwave Yachts has long set the benchmark for multihull design and manufacturing, never compromising on quality, craftsmanship or innovation.

Founded in 1996, by Roger Overell, Managing Director, Lightwave Catamarans remains as the only Australian manufacturer of production cruising catamarans. Expertly creating one of a kind catamarans, Lightwave Yachts builds to order. Every Lightwave is personally crafted for each owner.

Lightwave Group Pty Ltd has produced over 80 luxury catamarans to date and have numerous ongoing composite manufacturing contracts. Lightwave Catamarans are renowned for superior craftsmanship and have become one of the most prestigious brands available Worldwide. By allowing for various choices in internal layouts and the opportunity for personal customisation, Lightwave Yachts fulfils our clients desire to have something truly exceptional – the ultimate cruising catamaran.

The family spirit is engaged and personalised service is delivered at Lightwave Yachts. The Lightwave family share a sense of adventure and wanderlust, with a sense of pride in ownership and strong spirit of comradery.

As a Lightwave owner you will be embraced as a special member of our extended family enjoying special privileges such as Lightwave Owners Regattas; joining a Lightwave Cruising Cluster to a popular remote cruising destination; or simply enjoying the opportunity to share tips, information and photos, on the Lightwave Owners Page. Prestigious ownership privileges include a 24/7 on-call service offered in addition to a reliable network of international suppliers of parts and equipment.

In 2007, Lightwave Yachts services were extended into Composite Manufacturing and Multihull servicing facilities. Lightwave Group Pty Ltd continue to grow and develop their composite manufacturing facility and capabilities, maintaining current major contracts works and sourcing new clients and projects. Current works include the production of composite parts for 140 foot commercial ferry and a custom build carbon 8m tri-maran.

The Lightwave range of cruising catamarans will include two new model releases in 2020. A new, dedicated 50’ motor catamaran design will meet the growing demand for power driven catamarans. A 52’sailing catamaran is being added to the sailing range owing to demand for larger sized performance cruising catamaran.


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Roger Overell

Roger is widely respected for his ingenuity of boat building and design and is highly regarded across many Industries for his business ethic and principles. An astute sailor, Roger has crewed and skippered many races, achieving notable line honours and race results on the way. Together with the strong team of individuals at Lightwave Yachts, Roger Overell has successfully created a World renowned brand, which is proven and trusted.

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