Revolutionary 70-foot all-carbon fibre catamaran embarks on her maiden journey from the Sunshine Coast

27 Feb 2024

In a ground-breaking feat of maritime innovation, a new 70-foot all-carbon fibre catamaran has embarked on her maiden journey from Mooloolaba.

Sunshine Coast boat building company Cure Marine proudly unveiled the 'Cure Custom 70' as the first of its kind built in Australia over the past five years.

The hi-tech vessel is strong, robust, lightweight and poised to make waves in the global boat-building scene as she heads south for Brisbane and then onto cruising the Australian East Coast and Pacific Island waters.

New owners Allan and Michelle Larkin named the catamaran ‘Noire’ or black in French, and custom designed her as a sailing, diving and family boat fitted out with four queen size cabins and six inbuilt fridges.

'Noire' the 70-foot all-carbon fibre Catamaran cruising the Mooloolaba Canals

'Noire' Cure Marine's Custom 70-foot all-carbon fibre Catamaran cruising the Mooloolaba Canals. Source: OurSC

The catamaran was crafted within Cure Marine’s state-of-the-art facility at Coolum Industrial Estate using high-tech equipment, including the southern hemisphere's largest 3D printer.

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 launch marked the beginning of a new era for the company.

“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 launch not only reinforces Cure Marine's commitment to innovation but also solidifies our position as a major player in the industry.

“We are grateful for Sunshine Coast Council's investment support services, which played a crucial role in bringing this ground-breaking project to life."

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 congratulated Cure Marine on its monumental achievement.

“The innovation and quality craftsmanship of Sunshine Coast businesses like Cure Marine help elevate our region by creating more jobs and investment through national and international markets,” Mr Le Serve said.

"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."



About Cure Marina

Founded in 2005 by Sunshine Coast locals Dave Biggar and Ian McMahon, Cure Marine began as an ambitious project to create a leading composites facility and deliver high-end sailing vessels for the recreational market.

In 2022, Dave, Ian and their team launched Cure Marine, introducing the Cure 55 Catamaran and expanding their range. This marked a significant step in bringing Australian-designed and constructed products to the global boating market.

Alongside sister companies Zone RV and One Composites, Cure Marine is dedicated to elevating the Australian Marine Industry with continuous innovation and quality craftsmanship.

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.

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The 70-foot catamaran was crafted within Cure Marine's boat building facility at Coolum Industrial Estate.


About Zone RV

Zone RV is a leading Australian luxury off-road caravan manufacturer. They are one of the fastest growing companies on the Sunshine Coast due to our passion for innovation, growth, and customer service. Their mission is to provide the ultimate adventuring experience through our range of rugged, highly functional, and premium vehicles.

From their high-tech facility on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, they design and manufacture our innovative, light-weight vehicles which have attracted significant demand from around the country and internationally.

This year they are embarking on an ambitious journey to revolutionise the way caravans are built. They plan to achieve this by using world-class materials and manufacturing techniques and invite others to be part of an industry-first method of building caravans. 

For more information about Zone RV visit

Zone RV's Luxury Off-Road 'Expedition' model in action.

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