19 April 2023
From the team at Cure Composites who have close to two decades of experience in composite manufacturing and RV construction comes Cure Marine.
The first vessel under the Cure brand, the Cure 55 sailing cat, will emerge by the end of the year.
“The unique attributes of the Cure 55 include being Australian owned and made,” states Lee Randall, Business Development Manager.
“As well as being lightweight; the Cure 55 is significantly lighter than any other boat in its class.”
Cure Marine evolved through observing a gap in the market for an Aussie-made performance cruising multihull.
Dave Biggar and Ian McMahon teamed up in 2005 to establish Cure Composites on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The business has grown to become one of Australia’s leading manufacturers in that sector, encompassing Zone RV which turns over $100 million in caravans each year, and One Composites.
But they’re no strangers to boatbuilding. Over the past 18 years, Cure has collaborated on over 15 vessels, including some of the country’s best-known performance multihulls, including Zero (Schionning G-Force 1800 SSS) and Chill Pill (Schionning G-Force 1500).
In 2022, when Dave was in the market for a 55-foot sailing cat and couldn’t find one to match his wish list, he formed Cure Marine and set about building it.
“We have a large internal design team,” Lee says. “And we’re proud to say the naval architecture is by Melbourne-based Paul Bury, who was involved with the development of the legendary Brindabella program and has worked with Wally Yachts and Tripp Design in Europe.”
Now under construction in their Coolum factory, which is equipped with the largest 3D printer of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the first of the Cure 55 Cats will launch by summer 2023.
Two of the new 55s have been sold and are in pre-production stage, as tooling is carried out. Cure intends to build four per year for the next two years, increasing this to eight to 10 units by 2025.
The Cure team is concurrently working on another model, the Bloomfield Cure Custom 70, scheduled for launch in mid-2023 to make her debut at Hamilton Island Race Week 2023.
As Lee Randall explains, Cure has a pedigree of performance sailing vessels, but also aspirations to branch into power cats, ideally by the end of 2024, with the capacity to build superyachts to 110 feet.
“Our ambition is to be a global player within five years. We’re doing this by raising the bar rather than reinventing the wheel.”
The pricing on the Cure 55 will start from AUD$2.85 million and hull number 5 will be the next available.
“For owners’ peace of mind, our after-market process and systems are extensive and include an international network,” says Lee.
“As we’ve done with Zone RV, our Cure Boat owners will become of a larger family.”