“Why we bought a Lightwave:
We owned a 33 foot Crowther Catamaran that was 20 years old – this was a test boat to check out whether we would like the sailing / cruising life. We did, but the age of the cat and its limited room and reliability made us long for something newer and bigger.
Friends and happy Lightwave owners took us on sailing trips on their boat ‘Keshi’ and what began as social sailing turned out to be test sailing for a new boat. We were amazed by the quality of the built, the sleek design, that is far from the usual ‘condomarans’ and the cruising capabilities in comfort. Hence the decision to order our first LW 38 ‘Muscat 7’. During the building process we felt well taken care of, our wishes for changes and add-ons were taken seriously and discussed in a professional way . This made us either change our minds or implement the ideas. The most important thing though was the after service – teething problems that we had with ‘Muscat 7’ were rectified through Roger & his team without discussion.
Oooppppsss we did it again:
We fell in love with the boating and cruising life and were very happy with ‘Muscat 7’. Asked, what we would change if we built a boat again, our answer was: nothing. The fact that we wanted to cross bigger oceans and eventually move onto the boat, made us think about a catamaran with greater load carrying capacity, longer waterline and a little bit more comfort. We think that with our LW 38 we could have fulfilled our cruising dreams, but with the LW 45 it would be just that little bit easier. We shopped around for other boats and made lists of the things that we desired, but kept on coming back to the LW 45. Choosing a boat is always a compromise, for us the important factors were: safety, quality of built, aesthetics, speed, handling, accommodation and price. Looking at other boats, the LW 45 had the perfect mix of these qualities as a potential blue water cruising boat and live aboard. After the building process your relationship with the company is not over, invariably things on boats go wrong and when they do, it is good to have professional advice that is only a phone call away from people that you know and know the boat. We see the LW building process as a semi custom design, where within limits the owner can specify and incorporate ideas and design changes. These considerations and our good experience with the Lightwave team during building and after sale service, made us feel comfortable and happy to order our new LW 45 ‘Muskat’.
Second time owners, Nils & Mayte
MUSKAT, LIghtwave 45′ SP