The Multihull Centre Yard is based in South West England
We are situated on the tidal banks of the River Tamar and our location opposite the historic port of Plymouth provides easy access to the yard by sea or land. With our complete multihull specialist services all in one place it is the logical choice of location for any catamaran or trimaran project you are undertaking. It’s also the perfect place to store your boat over winter, or on our pontoons in summer for easy access to the beautiful southwest coastline. Surround yourself with multihull geeks and experts – the people who work here and the customers between them provide a wealth of knowledge and experience you’re unlikely to encounter anywhere else. We welcome all enquiries and are happy for people to work on their own projects in the yard or use our services. Nothing multihull is too big or too small for us – we’re always happy to talk to you about your plans and how we can help.
When Toby Hodges from Yachting World visited our yard he captured the essence of who we are perfectly in his write up “Millbrook – Home of the British Multihull”
What do our customers say?
Our aim is to offer an ‘all in one place’ specialist service for multihulls.
Scroll through for just a few comments from across our services
WATER SPRITE – Leopard 48
Peter & Elizabeth Mullins
We were 12 months into our circumnavigation on SV Water Sprite, our Leopard 48 catamaran. We’d left Sydney, Australia in April 2019 and were heading up the Atlantic in early 2020 when COVID hit. We had been aiming for the Med but had to divert to the UK and find a safe haven for ourselves and the boat – thankfully the Multihull Centre was recommended to us.
Water Sprite had taken quite a hammering coming up the Atlantic, so although we were back in Sydney, the Multihull Marine team organised repairs including replacing (and significantly upgrading) the mast and standing rigging, replacing the rudders and engine mounts. As we worked (remotely) with the team we identified a range of possible improvements which morphed into a significant upgrade and refit for Water Sprite.
The work that has had the biggest impact on life onboard is the electrical refit. Water Sprite now boasts 3.4KW of solar panels – four fixed panels on a newly built solar arch; another 12 flexible panels on the bimini; backed up with 4 lithium ion batteries (1320 Amp hr). This enabled us to ditch the generator, replace the gas cooktop and oven with an induction cooktop and combi oven, plumb in the water maker, and an extra fridge, plus install a washing machine! Getting gas out of the saloon is great and access to creature comforts thanks to the sun has transformed life onboard – and it’s great to be able to say ‘no thanks’ to power plug ins at marinas!
Because we were remote for 2 years while all this work was undertaken, we had to trust the team with so many decisions – our trust was well founded. The guys designed and delivered an amazing upgrade and took incredible care over every detail. They treated the boat as if she was their own. While no-one wanted COVID, there was a silver lining for us, thanks to the Multihull Centre team, and we’re now taking full advantage of that as we resume our circumnavigation.
If you would like to talk to us about the refit, and our experience of working with the team at the Multihull Centre, please get in touch.
Carly & Dom from Sailing Cadoha – after sailing on D1495 Hissy Fit
“Many of our preconceptions were smashed in only a few short hours onboard. It was a lot of fun to sail that fast and the boat still be so comfortable. It was clear that so much thought has gone into the design over the years to try and strike the perfect balance between the space many seek on a cat, but also high performance speed and the ability to point so close to the wind still.
It really feels as if you’ve managed to pull off ‘having your cake and eating it’!”
Multihull Centre customer
“Since I have been down in the Multihull Centre I have noticed what good company Dazcat is. The boats look marvellous and the staff are extremely knowledgeable and happy. It’s something that is noticeable.
John Busby the engineer came on board Trinity (the trimaran I am doing some work on) last week and sorted out the generator that was not starting. He is that last of a long list of engineers that have tried to sort that generator over the last 12 years. He found the source of the trouble that no one else has been able too. Just because he really wanted to fix it and had the patience to wade through a wiring diagram that simplified rather than explained. He found two wires had been connected wrongly from the factory! With people like that working for you I cannot but expect that Dazcat will go from strength to strength, enjoy your success, you are earning it!”
Cruiser stopping off for a visit /
Editor of the club magazine of the Dutch Multihull Association
“…This multi-hull paradise is recommended for anyone visiting this coast. Even if there’s a danger that you’ll stay longer than you had planned…
We are still down in Millbrook creek. Great to catch a breath and enjoy the multihull scene at MultiMarine and the yard where the Dazcats are built. We got a tour dor Simon Baker along the different sheds and were able to see with our own eyes how craftsmanship and dedication lead to fantastic results. And we also met Darren Newton who is working on some lovely new projects…”
Owners of the new build Dazcat 1295 pre-launch July 2022
“The whole family did a secret ballot writing pros and cons between different boats, including monohull. The Dazcat 1295 won hands down.”
Adult and Offshore Programs Director, Sail Maine August 2021
“Simon and Multimarine have provided extremely good customer service and expertise to SailMaine since our acquisition of the boat in the Spring of 2020. I have been very impressed with how responsive, supportive, and knowledgeable Simon has been, even though we are not the original owner of the boat. It is clear Multimarine takes pride in their craftsmanship and wants to see their boats sailed well and cared for, period.”
It is difficult to think of anywhere else in the UK with the same facilities and experience for multihulls
Bruce Sutherland, Dazcat owner
“We have always found boatyards to be helpful. What makes the Multihull Centre exceptional is that you don’t just get help from other owners; you get help from craftsmen who have been building, maintaining and sailing multihulls all of their lives. From Striders, Heavenly Twins and Prouts to full carbon AC45’s they have done it all. The [yard] guys are always happy to simply advise or to carry out a full-service repair depending on your budget. With the new boat lift and continuing investments in equipment it is difficult to think of anywhere else in the UK with the same facilities and experience for multihulls.”
Tel: 01752 823900
Foss Quay, Mill Road, Millbrook, Cornwall, PL10 1EN. United Kingdom