If you are looking for performance, luxury
and speed - look no further than the WILDCAT 350
ELEGANCE and supreme comfort greet you after a hard
day facing the elements. The saloon has moulded semi-circular seating with ample storage
space underneath. Recessed lighting creates just the right atmosphere to relax in.
and compelling, this big "little cat" wastes no time in opening up a whole vista
of opportunities and options for both the seasoned or would-be sailor.
it's luxurious accommodation to built-in dive platform - the choice is yours - for use in
charter or just plain sailing.
their credit the WILDCATS offer excellent sailing performance
along with comfortable berths for 8 - 10.
those hard bunks of old. This has 4 doubles (two en-suite) designed to rejuvenate hard
choices ranging from one to four heads, the most popular, however, being the 'heads up
front' layout, allowing for complete cabin privacy while including spacious shower, toilet
& basins for everyone.
options are either one or two outboards, but the preferred method is to have two Yanmars
or Volvos. The benefits of inboards speak for themselves for the cruising yachtsman, while
the speed masters only require outboards. The WILDCAT is so easy
to sail on a breath of air that this line of thought has its merits.
goal of the WILDCAT design is to provide the greatest amount of
usable space per meter for luxury and comfort for long distance cruising, or even just
overnighting or weekending.
The galley encourages you to whip up culinary creations, with everything - including
the kitchen sink - at your finger tips.
berths, fully equipped galley and roomy stand-up heads make this competitively priced
vessel an ideal medium for either the cruising yachtsman, charterer or shrewd investor.
a test and surround yourself in the magnificence of one of South Africa's most
her adventure-loving husband took her on her first yachting trip, Kim visualised
languishing on the foredeck sipping Pina Coladas, crocheting a new bikini every day and
basically having fun, fun, fun in the sun.
Well, some of that came true, but not on that trip. In fact she jumped ship half-way to
Cape Town and flew back to Durban. The reason? Comfort, or more aptly, lack of it. Most
men can endure hardships or basic accommodations at sea, but a woman needs comfort and
succour. The best news was that Eric had built canoes and speed boats in fibreglass in the
past, and she knew that she could convince him to build her a dream yacht. With this in
mind, and after their tough voyage on the South African coast, they flew off to the
Seychelles Islands for a well-deserved holiday. There they witnessed their ideal fantasy
come true. Yachts bobbed at anchor off palm-fringed islands while guests lunched ashore at
leisure. On the return trip to South Africa they were already designing their new boat. A
catamaran. Eric and his father Jack, a shipwright, set to work and within a year Caribbean
Cat was ready to sail. Kim mainly concerned herself with the navigation and entertaining,
while Eric and their three daughters Gaynor, Ange' and Nicole handled the sailing.
That was the beginning of their many adventurous cruises around the world, and many years
and several yachts later they found themselves building for other equally adventurous
people. Now, with their own factory located in Durban, South Africa, they build the Jeff
Schionning Australian designed "WILDCAT' and have received a great number of orders
from all over the world. These are sold in the Hull, deck and bulkhead form or complete.
Most orders are for the completed yacht which Kim and Eric prefer to build.
COMPANY PROFILE 2
companies, like good wine, improve with age.
the fact that International Yacht Brokers, (the boatyard´s company for
charter and brokerage), after fifteen years, is
still going strong: not only are Kim & Eric successfully heading up the business (as
they have done from it's inception), but they extended their portfolio to include boat
building and other related businesses. Furthermore, their three daughters have all been
involved at one time or another with the businesses.
the eldest has run her own boat repair and maintenance company for many years and is well
known and respected in the boating industry. Gaynor also supplies yachts to the film
industry, and is involved in the co-ordination and operation of these in film making.
Ange', the middle one, skippered their 76 foot family luxury catamaran, chartering it all
over the world for eight years until it was sold several years ago. She now runs the
brokerage section at the head office, Durban. Nicole, the youngest, runs the Cape Town
branch of the company, her perky attitude and quick wit having stood her in good stead
over a period of eight of the eleven years since the CT branch of International
Yacht Brokers was established. Not only did the girls undergo the usual
indoctrination of children brought up cruising the world with their parents on their
various catamarans, but the way of life they have chosen as adults will always keep them
Schoeman family have put astern many thousands of miles of blue water, and can talk from
the heart when dealing with aspiring yacht buyers. International's object
is to allow a buyer to realise his dreams and to ideally choose a good cruising boat,
equip it to sail comfortably, safely and with a fair turn of speed. Most South African
yacht owners wishing to sell their craft know that International Yacht Brokers
is the most prominent and well-known company in South Africa when it comes to concluding
sales quickly and efficiently.