Sailaway IV and Sailaway V – Lagoon 500s

Sailing Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling Great Barrier Reef… SAILAWAY is a luxury sailing catamaran that takes limited number of guests to from Port Douglas to Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.


Built by Lagoon in Bordeaux France, Sailaway is the first of Lagoon’s new production boats to arrive in Australia.


Sailaway is the first Lagoon 500 new production boat built by Lagoon in Bordeaux France to arrive in Australia.
Now at home in Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland Sailaway undertook the longest delivery in the world to become the first large sailing cat to arrive by sea, on her own bottom in Australia.


Sailaway’s Lagoon 500 Catamaran is a truly spectacular vessel.  She moves smoothly and comfortably across the ocean, offering our guests a unique Great Barrier Reef experience unmatched by other operators.  Demand for this particular model was so high that it sold out 18 months before the Lagoon factory even launched their first boat!




Please visit the “Boat History” category in our blog for further details on Sailaway’s incredible journey from France across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to Port Douglas, Australia.

Six Degrees of Separation: Steve & Katrina Edmondson

Sailaway Owner/Operators Steve & Katrina Edmondson

Port Douglas Snorkelling… Port Douglas Power Couple Katrina and Steve Edmondson grew up in a perpetual six-degrees of separation from each other, yet it took them nearly two decades to meet. Once they did, there was no stopping them from achieving their dreams. The result is a thriving company featuring Port Douglas’ most beloved yacht, Sailaway, and a business that continues to grow.

Steve and Katrina are very hands-on, so much so that Steve actually skippers the beautiful Sailaway at least twice a week. Aside from the most beautiful sailboat in Port Douglas, the couple also have the management contract for Poseidon, the reputable reef-dive adventure boat, which just happens to be owned by Katrina’s family.

The couple have 2 young children, Guy & Jazmin and they reside permanently in Port Douglas. Their business name pretty much sums up the couple’s intention. “It means the finest and the best, with all things considered.”

Like their motto, it appears that Katrina and Steve have the best of everything at their fingertips.

 Extracted from an article by Maggie Wildman Read full article