The Cure Marine story

In 2005, two Sunshine Coast locals came up with an ambitious plan to develop a world leading composites facility with the ability to also deliver high end sailing vessels to the recreational marketplace.

Since those early days in Yandina, Dave Biggar and Ian McMahon have built Cure Composites into one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of flat panel product into the industrial sector and an industry leader in utilising technology to streamline production process.

In the boat building division, Cure Composites has been responsible for some of Australia’s best known performance multihulls including ‘Zero’ (Schionning G-Force 1800 SSS) and ‘Chill Pill’ (Schionning G-Force 1500).

Fast forward to 2024 and Dave, Ian and the team are well into an ambitious plan to bring Australian design and constructed product into the global boating marketplace. Under the Cure Marine brand, the new Cure 55 Catamaran design was shown to the public on the 1st December 2022 with the first boat launching in 2024. Cure Marine in conjunction with sister companies, Zone RV and One Composites are committed to raising the bar in the Australian Marine Industry for the foreseeable future.

Cure Marine origin story.

The Cure Marine story

In 2005, two Sunshine Coast locals came up with an ambitious plan to develop a world leading composites facility with the ability to also deliver high end sailing vessels to the recreational marketplace.

Since those early days in Yandina, Dave Biggar and Ian McMahon have built Cure Composites into one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of flat panel product into the industrial sector and an industry leader in utilising technology to streamline production process.

In the boat building division, Cure Composites has been responsible for some of Australia’s best known performance multihulls including ‘Zero’ (Schionning G-Force 1800 SSS) and ‘Chill Pill’ (Schionning G-Force 1500).

Fast forward to 2024 and Dave, Ian and the team are well into an ambitious plan to bring Australian design and constructed product into the global boating marketplace. Under the Cure Marine brand, the new Cure 55 Catamaran design was shown to the public on the 1st December 2022 with the first boat launching in 2024. Cure Marine in conjunction with sister companies, Zone RV and One Composites are committed to raising the bar in the Australian Marine Industry for the foreseeable future.

Cure Marine origin story.

Cure Marine team stats

The Cure Marine team boasts a CV with 30 boats built including some of Australia’s most acclaimed performance multihulls.

Across the team there are hundreds of thousands of boating miles and numerous State and National titles ensuring that every component of the new Cure 55 has been subjected to a rigorous selection process based on experience.

  • 30 boats credited

  • Over 100,000 open water miles across the team.

  • State title, National titles and Sydney to Hobart winners

  • Composite engineers, shipwrights and sailmakers on staff

  • Over 1,000,000 hours of design and production experience in house

David Biggar

FOUNDER & PARTNER

Dave has been a major player in the Australian Composites industry for the past 20 years. With a major focus on the Design for Manufacture process and a passion for Australian Manufacturing, Dave built “ZONE RV” into one of Australia’s leading off road camper producers. Eventually, it was only natural for him to combine his composites and manufacturing background with his lifelong passion for sailing and boating in general. Under the Cure Composites brand, in conjunction with Ian McMahon, Dave has been responsible for some of Australia’s most admired performance multihulls.

With the launch of the first Cure 55, 2024 will mark the arrival of Cure Marine onto the global marine stage and that can largely be attributed to Dave’s vision and foresight in driving the technological innovation that the company will utilise to produce a “best in class” product.

Away from the business, Dave maintains a strong family focus whilst also making time to experience all that Australia has to offer through caravanning, sailing and flying aircraft.

Ian McMahon

FOUNDER & PARTNER

Ian is a veteran of the Australian Marine industry with no less than 28 boats built to his credit.
Having taken a bit of a break from building and launching boats in 2016 to focus on his flat panel composite interests, Ian was lured back by a custom 70ft sailing catamaran project which has now been branded the ‘Bloomfield Custom 70’ and was the first vessel launched in 2024 by the new Cure Marine brand.

Ian continues to manage aspects of the flat panel business and is regarded as one of the foremost experts in this area in Australasia.

Cure Marine depends heavily on Ian’s experience in all areas of marine manufacturing, not least of which to ensure that the product is in line with a standard that Ian has demanded from all builds that he has been involved with.

Ian has also ensured a strong family influence within Cure Marine with both his sons, Kai and Lachie, actively involved with the business.
Away from the yard, Ian is an avid boater and family man.

Carl Bird

CEO

With a strong background in banking and business management, Carl has been appointed as CEO of the Cure Marine brand to oversee its push onto the global stage. As a former part of the management team at our sister company “Zone RV”, we couldn’t be happier to have Carl back in the family.

Previously, Carl was the owner and director of one of Queensland’s largest sailing schools that focussed on both education of new-comers to the sport as well as a focus towards instruction of all aspects of marine safety.

Carl’s strong business acumen and passion for boating makes him the perfect person to push Cure Marine to its next level of development.

When Carl is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his young family and still finds the time to get out kiting or surfing wherever possible.

Sean Brown

LEADING HAND PRODUCTION

With a wealth of experience, Leading hand Sean Brown has been a focal point of the operation at Cure Composites for the better part of a decade.

Having “cut his teeth” at McConaghy Boats award winning facility in China, Sean decided that the Sunshine Coast was where he wanted to call home and raise his family.

With an eye for detail and an impressive composite resume, Sean is a pivotal part of the Cure Marine Team.

Leigh Champion

LEADING HAND PRODUCTION

With an impressive international career in composites, Leigh fulfils a senior role both on the production floor and in the production planning sphere.

Having managed many impressive builds including the McConaghy Reichel Pugh 65 “Moneypenny”, Leigh knows what it takes to build vessels at the standard required by Cure Marine.

Based on the Sunshine Coast with his young family, Leigh enjoys fishing from his offshore Kayak in his downtime.

Lee Randall

SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Having represented brands such as Beneteau, Bavaria and Aquila, Lee has covered most of the bases in the world of boat sales. Now as the Sales and Business Development Manager for Cure Marine, Lee’s responsibility is both global sales and the recognition of the Cure Marine brand.

Away from the office, Lee has also been a key member of the Black Diamond Yachting crew which is currently campaigning a Reichel Pugh 42, a prior Cure build.

James Novak, PHD

DESIGN MANAGER

Coming from a widely diverse background in technology-based manufacturing, James also has several literary and scholarly achievements to his name.

Within Cure Marine, James fulfills a crucial role streamlining the interaction between the design office and the production floor.
James’s experience and knowledge base with technology utilized currently within the group make him an important addition to the Cure Marine team.

Sid Thompson

RESOURCE & LOGISTICS MANAGER

Recently joining Cure Marine, Sid has a wealth of diverse experience in the marine industry and is responsible for the smooth handling of the thousands of inputs that go into building a Cure 55.

Sid also has extensive experience in the rig and handling systems area which will no doubt prove invaluable in the sea-trialing of each Cure Marine product.

Cure 55 full specifications brochure

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Cure 55 full specifications brochure

Access the full brochure including specifications and optional upgrades for the CURE 55 performance catamaran.

Simply submit the form below and we will email this to you immediately. Contact our team directly for further information.