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Create timeless memories as you experience spectacular destinations with those you love. Fountaine Pajot’s range of sailing catamarans have been designed with remarkable living space and superb levels of comfort and performance so you can share all the pleasures of a premium cruising lifestyle. MULTICOQUES MAG JUILLET 2016 EN.indd 1

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Every multihull on the market All the new models 2017 Buyer’s Guide........................................63 Multihulls up to 40 feet ................................64 Multihulls from 40 to 50 feet ........................72 Multihulls from 50 to 60 feet ........................82 Multi-yachts over 60 feet ..............................92 Power Multihulls ..........................................108 Technical specifications for existing multihulls ..................................104 DOSSIER The incredible evolution of the multihull over 25 years!..................................................108 CRUISING NEW Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands, contrasting impressions… ..........................114 15 years on, a new life for Simoust ............122 TECHNICAL Catamaran basics: servicing auto-inflatable lifejackets ..............52 Diagnostic: anchors......................................112 VOYAGES - Charter: Puerto Rico ....................................38 - Postcards......................................................42 - Readers’ Spots ............................................48 ON TEST Outremer 4X................................................128 Lagoon SEVENTY 7 ....................................134 Secondhand: Astus 18.2..............................140 FEATURES 16/9 Spot ......................................................10 The photographer’s eye ................................14 Editor’s favorites............................................16 News from the pontoons ..............................20 News from boat-builders around the world..28 Multi-Yachts....................................................32 Multihulls Match: Kit or One Off? ................34 Shopping with the editorial team..................54 Classified ads ..............................................146

It was an October morning, and here at the magazine we were feeling rather pleased with ourselves: we’d just about finished updating almost a thousand files of technical specifications for catamarans and trimarans, both sail and power, for our 2017 Buyer’s Guide. A more comprehensive guide than ever before, with over seventy

new entries. And the dreaded news arrived: for more than 24 hours, Guo Chuan’ s shore team had had no news from their man. His trimaran - the former Idec of Frenchman Francis Joyon - had suddenly slowed down during the Chinese skipper’s attempt on the single-handed trans-Pacific San Francisco to Shanghai record. Despite many attempts to hail him by all available means, there was no response, and the boat was following an erratic course at a speed utterly inconsistent with the capabilities of this tri. Quickly alerted, the rescue authorities scrambled to the scene, but found only the trimaran, drifting a few hundred miles to the west of Hawaii. Clearly, while furling his gennaker, the skipper had gone over the side… Guo Chuan, 51, was a former scientist with a passion for sailing. He was the first Chinese person to have sailed single-handed around the world (in 2013), and he had already , with the help of five crew, transited the Northeast Passage under sail, on his 30 meter trimaran he had just bought from Francis Joyon. The last picture from the Coastguards who had gone to his aid showed the trimaran with the mainsail proudly displaying its message “Peace and Sport”. A message of peace and of humanity which was so important to this atypical skipper who will be sorely missed by the sailing world… SO LONG, GUO

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The Multihull Cup is a brand-new event only open to fast multihulls of over 50’. For the first edition, 6 exceptional catamarans met up in Majorca last September. Text: Mark Bernie – Photos: Jesus Renedo On paper, the entries expected for this first edition of the Multihull Cup appeared to be really promising, with three Gunboats, a McConaghy, an HH and a Green Marine – 6 high-performance catamarans from 62 to 78 feet, which finally had the opportunity to do battle, with some cutthroat racing. And they put on a real show, with varied conditions – from a light breeze to a steady 18+ knots – and some good races during the three days of the event. It must be

The boats entered: Allegra - 78’ - Nigel Irens Design - Green Marine Coco de Mer - 66’ – Morrelli & Melvin - Gunboat Dragon - 62’ – Banuls Design - McConaghy Outnumbered - 66’ – Morelli & Melvin - Gunboat R-Six - 66’ – Morelli & Melvin - HH Slim - 66’ –Morelli & Melvin - Gunboat/Jaz Marine


said that the crews played the racing game, and Majorca offers a multitude of possibilities for setting good courses, so that everyone can enjoy their day’s sailing to the full. At the finish, R-Six finally won (4 points), ahead of Coco de Mer (7 points) and Slim (9 points). Allegra, Dragon and finally Outnumbered (which had just arrived from an Atlantic crossing) followed in that order. The second edition, open to fast multihulls over 50’, will take place from 1st to 3rd September 2017 in the Balearics. There is no doubt that the Multihull Cup will quickly become an essential event in the Mediterranean for all multihull enthusiasts... For more information:

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Photographer and sailor Jonathan is sailing round the world in a catamaran. This young man is so talented that we wanted to leave him a free hand in each edition, to have us dreaming. Here is the ‘the photographer’s eye’, by Jonathan Jagot.

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It is without the slightest doubt one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. We usually avoid these busy areas, where the smell of sun cream reigns and there are too many parasols planted in the white sand. But we couldn’t miss the internationally famous atoll, Bora Bora. In one meter of water, with a sandy seabed, our catamaran bobbed about in the current, in one of the best anchorages further south, close to the only pass in the area. We knew Bora Bora for its rays, both bluespotted and manta. In 6 years we hadn’t had the opportunity to swim with these giants of the sea. Early one morning, we were surprised to see, at the stern, a manta ray swimming gently in the anchorage, alone in the sandy expanse. There was no choice but jump into the water! It was indifferent to us, and we were able to follow it for almost an hour, impressed by its size and grace. A group had just changed areas, and it turned out that we were on one of the routes favored by the giants. We were lucky that the dozens of tourists in speed boats hadn’ t managed to find the spot!

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When cruising long-term, we can also be USEFUL...

A voyage – especially one in a boat – is an opening up to the world and to others. An exceptional way of generating encounters, which inevitably remain unforgettable. So when cruisers can also make themselves useful, by transporting a bit of equipment and/or carers, the adventure becomes...magic! Many of the magazine’s readers contact us just as they are setting off for a cruise round the world or the Atlantic, to find out what they should embark to help the underprivileged populations they will inevitably encounter during their voyage. One of the solutions for being useful when cruising is to get in touch with VSF (Voiles Sans Frontière), an NGO which links the nautical world with acts of solidarity, to help isolated populations accessible only by sea or river. The majority of the association’s actions are concentrated in Senegal, 60 miles south of Dakar, in the mouth of the Sine Saloum river. Nowadays, three types of action are carried out on land, and one at sea. The medical-health actions allow carers to be trained and educated, then taken to this difficult area. The educational actions allow partnerships to be created and support to be offered – both logistic and human – to the

Senegalese schools, and finally the development projects allow the structures to be improved... On the water, the association takes part in the ARGO program, whose aim is to study changes in the nautical environment, and notably climate change data. The volunteer boats have to carry a beacon, and deploy it at an exact location during the voyage...

We don’t need to point out that for all these actions, the load-carrying and accommodation capacity of cruising multihulls is a real ‘plus’! So if you are planning a stopover in Africa during your next voyage, don’t hesitate to get in touch with VSF, so you can combine usefulness (helping others) with pleasure (discovering a wonderful country and incredibly welcoming populations).

VOILES SANS FRONTIÈRES Created in 1997, the international solidarity organization Voiles Sans Frontières (VSF) carries out medical-health-educational actions, to help isolated populations only accessible by sea or river; distant archipelagos, isolated island areas, shallow waters... Because of their isolation, these populations benefit very little or not at all from international aid. The association is of course looking for donors, but also volunteers and boats, to participate in its missions. For more information:


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America's Cup, let’s all go to Bermuda! This time we’re nearly there. After two years of regattas and regular technical developments, the flying cats are ready, and the latest versions will be in the water. Meanwhile, the America’s Cup organizers have now announced the program for the 35th edition of the oldest sporting trophy still at stake. Five weeks of regattas and match racing will therefore take place from 26th May 2017 in Bermuda, and will finish on 27th June at the latest. The first match will pit James Spithill against Franck Cammas (Oracle Team USA Groupama Team France) on 26th May at 2 pm. The semi-finals will begin on 4th June and the Challengers’ final will be on 10th June. The Cup, pitting the Defender against the Challenger, will begin on 17th June at 2 pm. Follow them on:

New Banque Pop - aim: round the world The Solo Maxi Banque Populaire IX promises to be a serious competitor in the Ultim class, as the architects (VPLP) have designed a boat on the limits of the class rules (32m long, 23m beam), equipped with foils and a canting mast, especially for singlehanded racing. A powerful trimaran which is heralded as being lighter than Banque Pop VII, despite being beamier, with a slimmer sail plan. For lovers of figures, Banque Pop IX weighs 14 tonnes, carries 890m² of sail downwind and is capable of flying in 15 knots of wind and more...Maxi Solo Banque Populaire IX will be launched this summer and will take part in the 2017 Transat Jacques Vabre, the 2018 Rhum, then the Ultim round the world race in 2019. See it on

Round the world Duc d'Albe The ‘Duc d’Albe’ is a race for sports catamarans which will be celebrating its 17th edition this year. With around a hundred crews, it is one of the major events for enthusiasts, and is raced in the South of France. This year, the particularly fine weather allowed the sailors over 63 miles of racing, enough to delight the participants, who in addition were able to take part in the thematic workshops which have been running since 2015. The results:

We have already mentioned that the intense match between Spindrift 2 and Idec Sport, which we experienced last year during the attempts on the fully-crewed round the world record, would be occupying us again this winter. Alas, Yann Guichard, the skipper of the 40-metre trimaran has announced that Spindrift 2 will not be setting off this year to attempt to take the Jules Verne Trophy. The ocean racing team will be announcing its program for the year very soon. In the meantime, Francis Joyon, who still holds the singlehanded record, has taken his crew and is already on stand-by, ready to try and take the fully-crewed record... That Thomas Coville onboard Sodebo Ultim is already trying to break! For more information:

Tour de France – the fortieth In 2017, the Tour de France à la Voile will be celebrating its 40th anniversary: an event for one of the emblematic French races. In 40 years, the TDF has seen the cream of the French and international ocean racing world taking part, and for this inevitably special edition, the racing will again take place in trimarans. Happy anniversary! For more information:


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NEWS FROM THE PONTOONS YVAN BOURGNON’S NEW CHALLENGE Our friend Yvan Bourgnon never seems to want to stop. When he is not racing in some fantastic machine, he sets off to sail round the world...on a sports cat! After this feat, Yvan became aware of a serious problem: the pollution of the seas. As a result, he decided to launch into a new project: creating a revolutionary boat to clean the oceans of plastic waste. The idea is to be able to get to the place where the waste is situated quickly, and literally rake and collect it before it deteriorates and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. To do this, Yves and his team have thought up a ‘quadrimaran’, 72 metres wide in its working configuration, and able to collect waste to a depth of 1.5 meters. See it on:


NGALAWA CUP We are lucky enough to sail on modern multihulls equipped with top level fittings and the latest technologies, but what would we be able to do in a traditional pirogue? This is the idea of the Ngalawa Cup, whose fourth edition will take place in January 2017. Organized twice a year, this event, covering around 300 km along the coasts of Tanzania, will be raced on Ngalawas, rudimentary fishing boats whose hulls are hollowed out by hand from tree trunks, propelled by a lateen ‘sail’, or rather ‘canvas’. A real return to the roots for adventurous sailors who have to re-learn everything to reach the end of the adventure... See and follow it on:

We have recounted in detail the first Race for Water expedition, which ended with the capsize of the eponymous MOD 70 trimaran. The expedition’s aim was to take stock of the oceans and their pollution on a worldwide scale. Now Race for Water is setting off again for a 5-year program (2017 – 2021) around the world on the new Race for Water catamaran (the former PlanetSolar), a boat which is 100% independent, thanks to solar energy and hydrogen. The program will take the cat to Bermuda and California in 2017 – 2018, then the North Pacific and the China Sea until 2020, and finally the Middle East in 2020 – 2021. Information:

RALLYE DES ILES DU SOLEIL The Grand Pavois Organization has just announced the revival of the famous Rallye des Iles du Soleil, a transatlantic rally open to all which will leave from Madeira to sail to Marie Galante, off Guadeloupe, at the end of October 2017. Two meetings are planned in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean in September 2017, so that those who wish to can sail together to the departure point in Madeira. Multihulls World is of course a partner of this 3000+ mile adventure, and we hope that a good number of the 80 boats expected for this ‘first’ will be multihulls. Moreover, the organizer is going to organize workshops, to help the participants to prepare and enjoy this adventure to the full. Three editions are now planned (2017 – 2019 – 2021) and the organizers have promised us a festive, convivial rally... See it on:

EXTREME SAILING SERIES In 2016, the Extreme Sailing Series moved on to foils, by exchanging the Extreme 40s for GC 32s, and the least we can say is that they have put on a great show. In 2017, for the eleventh season, the famous circuit will continue to go from strength to strength and will even be returning to the American continent, with a leg at San Diego in the USA, and another at Los Cabos in Mexico, where the grand final will be held and will in all probability see the 2017 title decided. As for 2016, you will have to wait for the final leg, which will be raced in Sydney from 8th to 11th December 2016, to find out who has won. Follow them on


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THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL BOAT SHOW The eighth edition of the International Multihull Boat Show will take place from 19th to 23rd April 2017, at La Grande Motte in the South of France, just a few kilometers from Montpellier’s international airport. This is now an essential event for enthusiasts coming from all over the world to discover over sixty multihulls (trimarans and catamarans) from 26 to 70 feet... Last year, we were even lucky enough to see the superb Vitalia (the former Orange 2). Once again this year, the organizers have announced a few major surprises to create the event and continue to make this meeting an important moment in the nautical calendar. But the list of boats already announced should alone be enough to motivate you to make the trip, and come and meet us on the shores of the Mediterranean. For their world premiere, we will thus be seeing the Catana 53, Neel 51, Fountaine Pajot New 47, SwissCat S48, Futura 49, Bali 5.2, as well as the Leopard 45, Fountaine MY 44, Banuls 60, Solar Wave, not to mention the numerous other new boats contacted but not yet confirmed. The organizers are hoping to beat the participation record again this year, with more than sixty boats on show. For more information



Cuba has always attracted cruisers. This big island has numerous anchorages and a lot of areas to discover. With the end of the American embargo, the local marinas open to multihulls are hoping for an influx of long-term cruising boats, and this is notably the case for the five Gaviota marinas, which already have a partnership with Fountaine Pajot, but offer attractive conditions for all catamarans. For more information:

The tension of the shrouds and forestay on a sailing boat is vital for safety aboard, as well as for performance. However, it is often checked approximately, or even not at all. So that you can quickly measure the tension in your shrouds, Aerofleet has designed two tensiometers: one which is positioned at the anchor point of each shroud and is linked to a computer; the other, independent and portable, is capable of memorizing 200 measurements. 200 mesures.

"LES OCCASIONS DU MULTICOQUE" The second edition of ‘Les Occasions du Multicoque’ was held at Canet-en-Roussillon (South of France) at the beginning of October, and demonstrated the validity of the concept – a boat show exclusively dedicated to second-hand cruising multihulls, in an area where there are plenty of tradesmen specializing in multihull equipment, construction and refitting. With around thirty boats presented, of from 37 to 65 feet, there was a good choice for the enthusiasts who crowded onto the pontoons looking for the boat of their dreams, and several sales were concluded directly on the spot. The third edition has now been planned: it will take place at Canet-en-Roussillon again, from 21st to 24th September 2017. For more information:



Finance and insurance April Marine, a well-known boat insurer for over forty years is now offering a charter financing service with purchasing option, or leisure boating loan, to purchase a new or second-hand boat, but also for an engine or fittings. April Marine is a partner in several financial institutions, which allows it to meet each person’s requirements in the best way possible. For more information:

Cable seals Seaview has just launched a range of cable seals, to make fitting electronic or electrical equipment easier, and offering perfect watertightness between bulkheads or decks. Designed with no protruding parts, these cable seals are easy to fit to the boat, and guarantee perfect safety – there is no risk of jamming a line or injuring your feet. Prices from 20.40 euros. For more information:

Antifouling We can’t stop progress: here is a new type of silicone antifouling as an adhesive film with no biocides. The silicone is non-stick and thus stops the colonization of the hull without spreading toxic products into the natural world, whilst reducing friction and improving performance. Information:

Nautical charts NauticWay is now offering most of the nautical charts you need, whether they come from the SHOM, Admiralty, Imray, NV Charts, Navicarte, Australian Hydrographic Office, US NOAA, US NGA, as well as Egyptian charts for the Suez Canal, and on request, Dutch, Japanese, German charts... In short, you are certain to find what you are looking for! Information:

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SERIE 8 BY JFA JFA has just started the construction of a new Serie 8, whose interior accommodation has been completely revised by Franck Darnet Design. A luxury yacht whose program will have you dreaming: its owner is considering a round the world trip, passing via Ushuaia, the Antarctic, then a long cruise in the Pacific and Indian Oceans before returning to Europe via the Cape of Good Hope, then setting off for the far North. A voyage which promises to be magic on such a boat! Information:


Bluewater 50 by Discovery Yachts Discovery Yachts is presenting a brand-new catamaran, with this Bluewater 50, once again designed by Dixon Yacht Design. A catamaran for demanding owners looking for an elegant, modern, seaworthy, comfortable ocean cruiser! Aboard the Bluewater 50, the builder and the designer have worked particularly hard on the light and the on-board living areas, such as the new owner’s hull. As always at Discovery Yachts, numerous options allow the boat to be customized. The basic price advertised is £895,000, exc. tax. Information:

The builder, whose production is now based in Vietnam, is continuing to renew its range, and has just announced that it has started building a daycharter version of the famous Seawind 1160. This version, called the 1160 Resort, can embark up to 43 passengers for day outings. The Seawind 1160 Resort can be ordered as a sailing or a motor version, depending on the owner’s choice, and will be easy to use – one sailor is enough to handle the catamaran – and maintain. For more information:

MADAGASCAN M ULTI HULLS In the opinion of a lot of long-term cruisers, Madagascar is one of the most beautiful places in the world to cruise. The builder Tropical Boat is based on this exceptional island, constructing notably multihulls designed by Philippe Rivière. The motor catamaran and the trimaran in the photos are built in plywood/epoxy – the builder’s specialty – and were launched last month. Two simple but practical multihulls! For more information:

VPLP INNOVATES At the last Monaco Boat Show, the architects VPLP presented a new concept boat which embodies the company’s vision of what could be the next trends in the multihull world. Komorebi 200 Wingsails Exploration Trimaran is a development of the concept created last year, but scaled up to 200 feet, retaining the incredible volumes and above all exploiting the catamaran’s hybrid character to the full – it is propelled by both engines and rigid wing sails which can be reefed. This mode of propulsion is the result of studies carried out on rigid wing sails by the office with Oracle Team USA for the America’s Cup, and the architects are continuing their work along these lines, to make things simpler. Moreover an 8 meter high prototype will soon be entering its test phase... For more information:



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Multihulls in Polynesia Bora Bora Yacht Broker is now the representative in French Polynesia for Corsair Marine, as well as Multihull Solutions. Managed by Benoit Parnaudeau (former racer in notably the Mini Transat, the Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum...) and David Allouch (experienced sailor and faithful reader of Multihulls World), Bora Bora Yacht Broker has become known in the field of second-hand boat sales, but also for assistance in defining a program and the search for the right boat, its preparation and even the routing. For more information:

40 CODE BREAKER The Polish designer, Robert Blazejak, has just presented a very attractive motor catamaran whose name is evocative: the Code Breaker! The idea here is to show that there are other directions to be followed in nautical design. And the least we can say is that the Code Breaker is really innovative, but also very successful. This 40-foot power catamaran should reach 30 knots, when propelled by 2 x 320 hp motors. But the interior is not to be outdone - with around 75 m² of living area, this 12-meter catamaran opens up some nice prospects... Information:

MAVERICK IN GREAT SHAPE Maverick catamarans, built in South Africa, continue to delight their owners, as proved by the recent sale of two 400s to Americans looking for a comfortable catamaran, whose mast height would allow access to the famous ICW (Intracoastal Waterway – the American canals). Another of the company’s selling points is that the Maverick 400 and 440 can be customized, allowing the boats to be adapted to each owner’s needs. A success which means that the builder’s order book is full until...2018! For more information:

CONVERTIBLE Presented last year at the Paris Boat Show, the convertible boat concept is now a reality. The Nau concept is a boat which can develop according to your wishes and needs, from a simple hull to a genuine sport catamaran. In total, the Nau offers five very distinct uses. A fun machine for everyone to enjoy, and particularly suitable for professionals. For more information:

Lagoon SEVENTY 7 You will be able to devour the test of the Lagoon SEVENTY 7 which we carried out just after the Cannes Boat Show. This particularly impressive out-of-the-ordinary boat is already a success, as shortly after it was presented to the public, over ten boats had been sold and the waiting times started to grow longer... For the record, the n°1 in the series was sold in the Philippines (by Europa Yachts) and after the series of boat shows, where it will continue to be presented, including Miami and Singapore, it will return to its home port, then set off to sail around the world with its (happy) owner. Information:


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M U LT I - YA C H T N E W S By Norbert Conchin


Seemingly the recent launch of two 53-meter trimarans has led to some followers. The formula seems to be the most effective nowadays for cruising in absolute comfort, thanks to its very smooth passage through the water, obtained by the slim hulls and their length. Nigel Irens rams the point home by presenting this 70-meter Xplore, in association with CMN, which already has experience in this area

with the 13m Ocean Eagles. Its size allows it to be equipped with a helipad and numerous exploration machines, such as a big 7m dinghy, and a bathyscaphe in a dedicated location. On the 100m² aft deck, one can even load two 40’ containers under the helicopter platform, for scientific recording equipment, for example. Its 4 x 1020 hp engines can take it to 27 knots, with 8 crew and a dozen guests.



This project from the Valencia-based company is surprising to say the least, as it presents a certain symmetry between the forward and aft ends of its superstructures.

The guest cabins are situated on the main deck, enjoying an uncommon amount of space in this size of boat, and a panoramic view of the sea. A central gangway gives access each side to forward and aft cockpits. The same applies on the upper deck, where two genuine balconies surround a huge lounge-saloon-wheelhouse, treated as an open space, with a 360° view thanks to its completely glazed areas. This arrangement offers 340m² of liveable area, and the two hulls are reserved exclusively for the crew, food stowage and nautical toys, as well as comfort elements such as a fitness room or a sauna. It is being offered in a three cabin plus master cabin version, or with 6 cabins for charter.

The Finnish company Ocean Quality System has announced a new 22-meter catamaran, designed by German Frers and intended for fast cruising on all the world’s seas, in all weathers. With its unladen displacement kept down to 24 tonnes, its inverted bows and a 250m² sail plan, its performance will allow it to stay on the right side of the depressions and contribute to active safety. Participation in regattas is therefore not excluded from the program. Easily handled by a crew of two, the C-72 has luxurious accommodation for 8 to 10 guests and two crew members. The owner’s cabin is very large – 7m long! The construction materials are ideally chosen and the technical components come from internationally represented companies, for good local service worldwide.


Construction of this 110-foot aluminum catamaran, intended for comfortable, luxurious cruising, was stopped when the hull and superstructure had just been finished. Marc Pajot took over the project, and offered to find a purchaser in its current condi-

tion, and finish the interior fit-out ‘à la carte’, as the structure allows great flexibility in the choice of accommodation arrangement. Its double main deck, giving 360° visibility offers, in addition to a huge 80m² lounge, the possibility of an owner’s cabin or two VIP cabins over the whole width of the nacelle, forward of the coachroof. Three or four double or twin guest cabins, each with private heads and spacious stowage areas, can be arranged in the hulls. Crew quarters are provided for four people, plus a fifth in the forepeak, with a professional galley and large storage areas for fresh food. The exterior areas combine an aft cockpit with a lounge, table and bar, whilst the flybridge houses the same functions, in addition to the steering positions and winches and a huge sunbathing area with a jacuzzi. In all, the exterior areas cover over 270m², and the interior accommodation offers no less than 227m². Enough for some superb accommodation.


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A column created by Philippe Echelle






Modern design and digital cutting techniques associated with epoxy joints have revolutionized the construction of a single multihull. We wanted to give the floor to two architects, who each use these methods intensively in their own field.

By Patrick Balta

Patrick Balta is a French naval architect, little-known by the general public. A creative spirit, inventor, cabinet maker, talented designer – he endeavors to combine a classically-inspired approach to boats with the resources offered by contemporary design and manufacture.

My first ‘real’ design was a 15meter schooner, designed on a plywood door painted white. I traced the curves using bandsaw blades! The hydrostatic and scantlings calculations were carried out using a slide rule! Afterwards, I designed lots of boats by hand, acquiring experience, but always remained frustrated by a table of sizes with a mediocre degree of precision. Fullsize plans were essential! I therefore had to reexamine all that, to skip that stage which required almost a month’s work for two experienced men with enough space. I was looking for THE method, when the first programmable calculators arrived on the market. The world was about to change! Matrix calculation became accessible; mathematical functions and smoothing became practical. I therefore tackled the problem by programming the hull plan software that I am still using today (revised and greatly increased!). I started to build and fit out boats in different boatyards; the methods used were far from being optimized, the plans and the tooling were obsolete. However I learnt, and tried to optimize the processes with a cabinetmaker/artist (a former ‘Compagnon du Devoir’) who passed on invaluable knowledge. My programming work didn’t stop at simple hull plans, I tackled scantling calculations according to the rules of the strength of materials, and in particular those concerning composites, which includes wood in all its forms. Today, 3D CAD, combined with specific naval architecture programs, allows a boat to be finalized in all its details quickly. Let’s get to the ‘one-off’! THE unique boat, the one you have been dreaming of for all those

years – the ultimate! Analysis of the specifications, first rough sketches; displacement, hull center, the plan appears directly in 3D for a very realistic preview. Whether the boat is chined or not, it draws the plans just as quickly! We continue with the scantlings calculations, based on the pressures given by the ISO standards. A precalculation of the composite structure validates the options. The forces at play are known, and the stiffeners are treated accordingly. At the end of the 3D design, everything is in place – bulkheads, ribs, deck, coachroof; the weight and center of gravity are given shortly afterwards. The hydrostatic calculations are carried out quickly, with stability curves in all directions. The computerized tools allow us to save a considerable amount of time, and make possible what was not possible in bygone days. Once the study has been validated, we have the plywood panels and the assembly templates cut out by a specialist company which delivers the labeled parts directly to the professional or amateur builder. There is no need for a sophisticated infrastructure for this kind of construction, the tools are essentially hand-held! The builder himself manages his purchases of materials: resin, glass, carbon, as well as all the equipment – he manages his own build! The one-off now exists at the same price as a production design! For the interior accommodation, the elements are manufactured in a workshop from plans (or templates pre-cut by a

digital milling machine) and fitted into the boat; all the shapes are known to within 1/10th of a mm. For me, a modern ‘one-off’ relies on the basis of a kit, which exploits all the resources of CAD and digital cut-out; I design it so that a small boatyard or an experienced amateur can build a fast, simple, elegant multihull for the best possible price. I have been able to test these methods happily on a number of boats, such as Bob Escoffier’s 65’ motor catamaran, the 15m cruising catamaran CAPT, and lots of sailing and motor monohulls. At the moment, I am finalizing a 14-meter cruising trimaran in completely developable plywood reinforced with glass fiber and epoxy resin. This construction will be carried out in an individual yard set up for the occasion. The pre-cut elements have already arrived. All the panels, the templates and the three models have been delivered by MCN for 20,000 euros including tax! However, to this must be added several thousand hours’ work, the epoxy resin, glass/carbon cloth, consumables, fittings, rig, sails and engine! The trimaran will displace 5.2 tonnes, empty.

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The Multihulls World match is an open forum, a space for freedom of opinion open to players in leisure sailing on several hulls. As usual with this column, comparisons don’t mean anyone is right; they are rather a pretext for open-mindedness and discussion of the forum’s favorites. This month’s question: within the framework of building just one boat, is it best to go for a boat in kit form, or a one-off?

For the KIT My first involvement with multihulls, starting back in 1987 in Australia, was building one-off cats and tri’s using strip-planked timber epoxy construction with plywood for single plane areas like bulkheads and furniture.These 'mid-tech' materials were hard to beat in terms of cost and weight but they were time consuming in their construction and I kept thinking of ways that could speed up the building process and produce a good light weight cat. I designed the early Wilderness 1050 using ATL Composites Durakore™ planks and panels. Durakore™ has balsa end grain cores with timber veneer skins, we used the panels for all flat areas and stripped the planks for curved sections, although the Wilderness had multi-chined hulls, I kept some curved shapes at the deck joins and for the cabin top to keep some of the popular styling which at the time was very curvaceous. This was a major breakthrough that greatly reduced our construction time and the flatter panel styling was readily accepted by our clients. Moving on from here, at our request, ATL Composites made panels with fibreglass skins instead of the timber veneers and this is now called Duflex™, the product we use extensively in our current designs. Once the Wilderness design range was established and we had built a few in our own yard, we realised with the simplicity of this build system that anyone could build themselves a cat. All the complex measuring and

Founded in 1988 BY Jeff and Lorraine, Schionning Design is present in numerous countries throughout the world (via a network of agents) and distributes the plans and kits concocted in its offices in Bundabah (north of Sydney). Little-known in Europe, Schionning Design is a leading office in the southern hemisphere.

lofting was no longer required and multihulls were very expensive as much of the cost was the labour and so we set about selling these ‘kits’ to owner builders around the World. The kit system was further developed by supplying the panels router cut in the factory and delivered ready for assembly thereby reducing again the labour involved in marking out and cutting all the panel parts. The Duflex™ Kit System is extremely effective for fast construction of one-off projects and so professional builders in Australia, and later around the World, quickly embraced it, preferring to build using our ‘kits’ and asking us to adapt our plans where necessary to include as much as possible pre-cut flat panel. The ‘kits’ produce very strong and lightweight multihulls – and fast. Unlike good old marine plywood, the panels require no stringers and no build frames for support due to their stiffness, and unlike strip planked boats that require more complex framing and hundreds of strips of timber or infusion which also requires a great deal of framing support and disposable material. The greatest challenge has been to make our designs pretty and use as much flat panel as possible. We think we’ve achieved this, look at our new and popular Arrow Series of cats. These modern 'stealth' lines are the current trend along with the reverse bow, a trend that began in big cats with our G Force 1400 back in 2006 and hardly a cat design now does not use it. The Arrow Designs are fast, lightweight, safe ocean flyers

by Jeff Schionning

and yet with good payload and very comfortable. Their lightness allows high speed with far smaller mast height thereby increasing safety.The construction is simple, you join the pre-cut panels, release the full size components, set up bulkheads on a strongback frame, dry screw the panels to the bulkhead, check they are all perfectly aligned, back the screws off slightly and glue and then tape all joins. Turn and repeat for the second hull, set the hulls in cradles and tape the rest of the kit parts in position. The shell is now complete, simply fair and paint. Sounds too easy? It really is, we have helped hundreds of owner builders who built for themselves at less than half the cost of purchasing a cat. We found our kit system is about 30% quicker for the shell construction than any other one-off build process. There simply is no comparison to a plywood, strip cedar, or an infused shell with all it’s throw away consumables and heavier end result. The cost of a Balsa Duflex kit for our Arrow 1200 design will set you back $89,370.00 AUD in Australia (57139€ export price) The kits are also available from VDL Composites in Germany for 60293€out of VAT. The kit includes materials to build the shell with furniture, forward beam, daggerboards and cases to a basic faired stage of construction. Plans are 8700€. Depending on motor choice, internal finishes, and equipment options, building hours are from 3500 for basic sail away to around 4500 hours for a cat with high end equipment specification. Dreaming of those South Sea Islands and blue lagoons, drinking rum punch under a palm tree? Then get going and build yourself a fast cat with a quick kit build system now.


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The crystal clear waters of the Spanish Virgin Islands await your arrival.

Many of those who have had the chance to sail in the Spanish Virgin Islands describe this paradise for sailing as the way the BVI were forty years ago. Wild and unspoiled anchorages are dotted around every few miles and are ideal for snorkeling and don't miss out on the great ambiance when you make your stopovers… Text: Mark Bernie - Photos: Sean McGee/Moorings & DR

LOG BOOK Whenever the Virgin Islands are mentioned, it is invariably the British ones that we think about. Over the last forty years, they have become a veritable mecca for chartering. Of course, the BVI do of fer everything that you could wish for when renting a boat: many anchorages; great partying opportunities; a sea bed which is still interesting, and especially easy and well-protected sailing. In short, it's the ideal spot to discover sailing and to have a great time. However, for those of you who are looking for a little more authenticity and in particular, quieter anchorages and a well-protected sea life, the Spanish Virgin Islands, around forty miles from their British cousins are the new paradise. The Moorings have just opened a new base in Puerto Rico, which offers a real Latino atmosphere as well as the Caribbean culture which is to be found all across the West Indies. The Spanish Virgin Islands are less well known to sailors, whether they are in the area in their own boat or chartering. Situated within close proximity to each other, the islands are a true natural paradise: beautifully preserved islands, with white sandy beaches, deserted islets and especially, crystal clear waters which harbor shimmering coral reefs that are full of sea life. Just off Puerto Rico, one can find several islands, but the most interesting amongst them are Culebra and Vieques. Vieques is the largest of the Spanish Virgin Islands. It is home to marvelous beaches, including the famous Mosquito Bay and its bioluminescence,


but also for the lovely village of Esperanza, with its typically Caribbean sea front promenade. It's wonderfully charming and the ambiance is unique! Just off the island of Culebra, you will find one of the best fishing and diving locations in the whole of the Caribbean. It's somewhere that all divers and fishing enthusiasts should try at least once. Also on Culebra, is Ensenada, a pretty anchorage where you can get a feel for the unique atmosphere of the open air bars and restaurants of the Caribbean… One other advantage of choosing this destination, is that you can discover the magnificent old town of San Juan at the start or the end of your cruise, or even visit the El Yunque rainforest and the grottos in the Rio Camuy park. Unmissable!

Puerto Rico is a complicated country. It was bought from Spain by the United States in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. In 1952 the island obtained partial independence from the US. Today, Puerto Rico is an independent state, although associated to the United States. This means that the inhabitants have American nationality (since 1917) but not citizenship… They cannot vote in the presidential election, but can vote in the primaries for a non-voting member of the House of Representatives! At the last referendum in 2012, over 60% of the population voted in favor of changing the country's status and becoming completely independent of the United States.

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A perfect destination for both sailing and motor catamarans. On the menu: deserted anchorages and amazing sea life. Punta Flamenco, on Culebra. You can find anything on the beach! The beaches are particularly beautiful: real picture-postcard stuff! Puerto Del Rey marina, where your journey in Puerto Rico will begin. Here you will find everything that you might need. Isla Palominos is a true earthly paradise, and is still intact. Only a few miles from your departure point, it's the first in a series of spectacular anchorages! Before or after your cruise, you really should visit the old town of San Juan‌ A sailing paradise, that you can discover as a couple, or with friends and family.


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A TYPICAL ITINERARY The Moorings has just opened a new base and is of fering mainly motor catamarans: the Moorings 514 PC; the ver sion of the Leopard 51 built specially for them; Moorings 4800 available for bareboat charter, or Moorings 4800 or 5800 (Leopard 48 and 58) sailboats with a crew for maximum comfort and to allow you to be able to make the most of the destination. Here's a typical itinerary to help you discover the Spanish Virgin Islands, put together by local crews used by the company. Day 1/ Isla Palominos - 5.5 miles Having taken charge of your cat in Puerto del Rey marina, it's time to set off. To kick off your seven day tour of the Spanish Virgin Islands, head north east on a short trip from Puerto Rico to Isla Palominos. This is only a short crossing, but it will give you plenty of time to get properly installed on your boat, and to spend a pleasant first night on board. Isla Palominos is a small island just of f the east coast of Puerto Rico. Although small, it does have lovely lush green vegetation in a protected natural environment. With crystal clear waters and soft white sand beaches, it really is a little piece of paradise. However, at the weekend, this island is a favorite partying destination, and the evenings can be…lively! Day 2/ Culebra - 19.5 miles After waking up in the paradise that is the Spanish Virgin Islands, and having drunk a good cup of cof fee on board, head east towards Culebra. Before heading in to your anchorage at Ensenada Honda, head for the little island of Caya Luis Pena, where you will be able to have a quiet lunch and then a swim in the afternoon. There are lots of moorings available, and it's a great place for snorkeling. It's worth mentioning that there is an incredibly abundant population of sea turtles here! Day 3/ Culebrita & Bahia del Almodovar 8.7 miles After leaving Ensenada Honda, spend the day at Culebrita, an uninhabited natural reserve. From there you can head off on foot to the old lighthouse on top of the cliffs, and enjoy one of the Caribbean's best beaches: Tortuga. Then head back to Culebra and spend the night in your anchorage in Bahia de Almodovar in the south east of the Island. Situated in the south east of Culebra, Bahia de Almodovar is a wonderful example of the beautifully preserved areas

of the Spanish Virgin Islands. It is a well-protected anchorage surrounded by lush, green mangroves. It's an idyllic place to spend the night. Day 4/ Flamenco & Playa Tamarindo - 11.7 miles Say your goodbyes to the south coast of Culebra, and then spend the day on Flamenco beach, one of the most beautiful in the world. From there, head around the north west of Culebra until you reach Playa Tamarindo, your anchorage for the night. The Discovery Channel voted Flamenco Beach the second most beautiful in the world. Now that must be worth the trip! Day 5/ Esperanza & Mosquito Bay - 30 miles You'll need to be away early for this trip to Vieques, the largest of the Spanish Virgin Islands. It will take you a few hours to get to Esperanza where you will spend your first night on the island. This little town, situated on the island's southern coast, is easily accessible. This is where you will find the famous Mosquito bay with its bioluminescent plankton. This is one of the things that you have to see in the Spanish Virgin Islands, and is of course best done at night, in a kayak! It's a unique experience! Jour 6/ Ensenada Honda, Vieques - 7 miles Having witnessed the marvelous spectacle of Mosquito Bay, a short sail will take you to Ensenada Honda on Vieques. In this majestic bay, you will have time to explore the deserted mangroves, and fill your lungs with the salty air which bathes this earthly paradise. Before anchoring in Ensenada Honda, you might like to stop of f at the beaches in Caracas or Chiva Island, two sumptuous places that are along your route. Jour 7/ Green Beach - Punta Arenas - 15 miles On your last day, head back along the southern coast of Vieques, stopping at creeks or beaches that you may have missed, before heading for Punta Arenas on the eastern tip of the island. Try to get there early enough to see the sunset on your last night in this Caribbean paradise, and find the time to go snorkeling above the vestiges of former sugar cane plantations, now covered by water. Or lose yourself in the mangrove, discovering the incredible flora and fauna that inhabits it. Last Morning: Try to plan your last crossing so that you arrive at the Moorings base for 10am. This will allow you to make the most of your final day.

Bora Bora Yacht Broker is the new Corsair dealer in French Polynesia. For this reason it is now offering two Corsair Pulse 600s for charter – others should soon be joining the fleet – for regattas such as the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, but also for adventure raids in the Polynesian atolls, notably the Tuamotus. A great idea for discovering paradise in a trimaran

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DISCOVER SRI LANKA IN A CAT We presented Sri Lanka to you in Multihulls W orld n°147. This brand-new charter destination being offered by Sail Lanka Charter has just announced its program for 2017, with cruises on the east or the west of the island, depending on the season. From day trips to observe the whales to a 7-day cruise, the fleet of thr ee catamarans is at your disposal to discover a place wher e there are almost no cruisers.

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If you want to discover the wonderful Gr enadines, but don’t feel up to skippering a catamaran in the channels between the Caribbean islands, you can always call on Catamaran Antilles. On the program, the Grenadines, but also Saint Barts or Saint Martin and the Guadeloupe islands aboard a Nautitech 395, skippered by its owner, who knows each island like the back of his hand.

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LONG-TERM CHARTER Ideal within the framework of a sabbatical year, however catamarans available for long-term charter are quite rare on the market. ACM is now offering a Lagoon 400, and soon a Lagoon 450 S, which can be charter ed for several months, leaving from Martinique, and are equipped accordingly.

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NEW CATAMARANS AT STAR VOYAGE Star Voyage is renewing part of its catamaran fleet at its base in Martinique, and has just acquired five new Lagoons (three 42s, a 450S and a 400S2) and one Helia 44. Enough to go and discover the W est Indian islands in the best possible conditions.


BAJA CALIFORNIA Dream Yacht Charter has just opened a new base at La Paz in Mexico, allowing cruising in the exceptional Sea of Cortez, which the famous Captain Cousteau called ‘the biggest aquarium in the world’.


SAILING IN LORIENT ACV is offering a whole fleet of Lagoon catamarans (380, 39, 400, 42 and 450), leaving from its base in Lorient, Brittany. A charter base which is also a r eal technical center, equipped with a 60m² floating workshop to look after all the catamarans. Finally, the charter company is also offering long-term charters, for 12, 18 or 24 months...



Formalities: When travelling to Puerto Rico, the entry formalities are the same as for the United States (Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the USA). So a passport and ESTA formalities are essential, as well as a visa depending upon your country of origi n. Getting There: Puerto Rico's main airport - San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) - is an international airport which is easily accessible from the US (Miami, New York, Atlanta). The trip by taxi from the airport to the marina takes under an hour (US$8 5) Weather: You're in the W est Indies, so the weather is sunny and hot year round. The ideal period for sailing is from December to June. The summer is more humid, and there is a hurricane risk in the fall. Currency: The local currency in Puerto Rico is the US dollar. Good to know: The electric current is 110 volts, like the US. T ipping is normal in Puerto Rico (15-20%). English and Spanish are spoken everywhere and by everyone. Local Boat Charter Companies : The Moorings - Sail Caribe - Charters Puerto Rico - Sail A way Catamarans

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Cat Leya: getting ready for the ARC on a Lagoon 52 SporTop

In 1999, his first boat had been a Jouet 7.60: no furling drum or windlass. Now, Jean-Pierre and his dog Hades, are getting ready to set off on the ARC with a group of friends

My first sailing experience was what gave me the bug. Six months later, we decided to set off around the Atlantic on an Oceanis 370. After a few years I took a different tack on a Bavaria 38 Match, of which I have great memories of racing and sailing under high-performance North 3DL sails. However, in 2013 we said goodbye to racing and continued our sailing on a Bavaria 45 Cruiser. What fantastic space aft! It was a big boat, yet despite this I often sailed her on my own. And finally, as we considered another big journey, we adopted a catamaran: a Lagoon 52 SporTop, also equipped with North 3DL sails. Leaving Madeira, we had promised ourselves that we would visit the little known Desertas and Selvagem Islands. Visiting them requires an advance authorization. After this, Cat Leya arrived in the Canary Islands, the departure point of the ARC. On Hierro, the nature was very varied, from luxuriant in the north and center, to dry and wild in the south, with some pretty impressive and abrupt altitude differences. When we returned to Tenerife, we watched the ferries crisscrossing the route between El Hierro and Los Cristianos. They headed due east before moving into the wind shadow of La Gomera, and Who: Jean-Pierre and his dog, Hades then along the channel towards Tenerife. In this way they protected themselves from sudden increases in Where: Atlantic Ocean wind speed and from the swell! They did this in both directions. Sailing around Gran Canaria provided us with some wonderful conditions and calm seas. Cat Leya was in her element… Boat: Lagoon 52 SporTop Blog:

L’Eclectik: viva la vida! A year to the day since hoisting the mainsail, it’s time to assess the performance of Eclectik. Without doubt it’s positive! We can’t deny that the departure had been difficult. Fraught with doubt and questions, we had to find a new way of living, change our old habits. That first, crucial journey was past Gibraltar, where the Atlantic comes to pour its foaming waters into the Mediterranean. After visiting the Canaries, it was time to cross…the Atlantic. A not inconsiderable obstacle. Not having the required experience, I decided to do the crossing without my wife or children. Instead I sailed with my brother and a sailing friend. I didn’t sleep much during the first few days, perhaps due to the stress of having all a skipper’s responsibilities on my shoulders. Or perhaps it was just down to the adrenaline coursing through my veins with the thought of taking on this mythical journey? Or even because I was trying to hit the arrival date in Guadeloupe so that I’d be able to be there for the arrival of my family. We maintained a steady 6 knots with one reef constantly set, and a top speed of 17 knots. It took us 22 days and 11 hours to reach the West Indies. One thing which we will remember from this trip was the two whales which paid us a visit each afternoon for five days, playing around the bows. We put a rope into the sea so that we could swim with them and give them some company. Having visited most of the West Indies, we sought shelter in Panama during the hurricane season. And the kids? They loved their new life. Chloé and Célia studied with the French homeschooling program from 8am until midday, from Monday to Friday. However, given the difficulties that we encountered, we decided to use a teacher during the second year, via the website “Workaway”. We’re currently in Panama, with 6800 miles on the clock. We haven’t had any major problems. At the end of our first year, the overall assessment is pretty positive and we don’t regret having taken on this lifestyle, and this wonderful journey has no doubt a few more surprises for us down the line… Who: Maryline, Jean-Philippe, Chloé and Célia Where: Panama, Caribbean Sea Boat: Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 Facebook: EclectikCharterSailing

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just three more islands and then we’re off… For the last few years we have been following Banana and her crew as they sail around the world. After a refit in South Africa, she is looking tip top and is now heading for the West Indies and then Florida In the starring roles: Dinghy the dog, in charge of on board security. A pure-bred Jack Russell from the USA. Oscar-Louis, the young sailor who’s already been around the world. Video game and cards specialist. Contracted to the French homeschooling program since 2010. Sophie, the chef, who can feed a crew for a month without any fresh supplies and without repeating any recipes. Contracted to the captain since 1986. On “Banana”, we eat for pleasure, not just to fill ourselves up. Robert-Louis, the captain. A bit of a McGyver whenever necessary. A bad fisherman, but he hasn’t given up trying. April. Goodbye to the seals, penguins and whales. We took 10 days to reach St Helena. The prison is still attractive, the stairway just as steep. Stopover at Ascension Island, a British Territory, so Dinghy had to stay on board. We didn’t expect to see any changes. However, although there is still nothing there, the population had dropped from 2000 to 800. Most of the military have left, but the place is now even livelier! Especially if you like a stony style of architecture with a touch of concrete breeze blocks. The harbor is still as welcoming. You’ve just got to make sure that you grab one of the ropes at the right moment and hop off quickly before the swell comes back and submerges you. A watertight bag is highly recommended. Boat : Saint Francis 50 Who: Sophie, Oscar-Louis, Robert-Louis and Dinghy Where: From Cape Town to Florida

Aloha: we’re off For Dominique and Jean-Claude, on board « Aloha » their Lagoon 380 the big day is here. Let’s get the party started! We bought our Lagoon 380 in January 2015. Why this particular model? Before making our purchase, we chartered lots of different catamarans of different makes. We had never previously sailed on our own and needed to clock up some nautical miles. Also, the two years of preparations were punctuated with lots of sailing, just to keep our hands in. We had to make some modifications, notably the installation of a watermaker, solar panels and a small washing machine, plus the purchase of a new dinghy and a full service for the motors. We freed up one cabin to turn it into a dressing room. We had to set off some time, and we impatiently waited for a weather window. It opened up on the 15th October. We left Port de Bouc in the South of France in lightly cloudy conditions and in heavy swell. This morning, we are heading for the Balearics. Then it will be Madeira, the Canaries and Cape Verde, before crossing the Atlantic and making for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. We’re off… Who: Dominique & Jean-Claude Boat: Lagoon 380 Where: Mediterranean and then the Atlantic Blog:

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Moby in Suwarrow They had dreamt about this atoll for a long time. It was the island chosen by Tom Neale to live on as a willing castaway for the latter part of his life, like a modern day Robinson Crusoe… It was a real privilege for us to be on the island where a man fled the civilized world to come and live alone, happy, simply meditating and being close to Nature. Suwarrow has a particular status: it is uninhabited and has become a nature reserve within the Cook Islands National Park. Because of this, two rangers live on the island for six months of the year and welcome (and keep an eye on) the passing boats which come to explore this preserved little piece of paradise. Harry and his son Pi who were in charge this year from May to October, didn’t have a very different life from the castaway: they are dropped off at the start of the season by a small cargo ship with their food supply, and then picked up… 6 months later. In between they will have welcomed between 50 and 100 passing boats. Their job is to look after all immigration and quarantine issues. They are very friendly though, and tell us about the best parts of the atoll to visit. As soon as we arrive, the father and son both propose a barter: fish against some of our supplies, even though Moby’s reserves are low because of our imminent arrival in New Zealand where all of our food will be confiscated. In exchange we will have fresh fish every day! We set foot on land, and before we’ve even anchored the dinghy, our friends the sharks come to say hello. We set off to explore the east of the island and to discover the local flora and fauna. Sadly, we are too late to save a beached marine turtle which was caught up in overground roots. The coconut crabs were already devouring it. We were lucky enough to swim with a magnificent manta ray. We had come across them in the Marquesas and the Leeward Islands, but never in an environment such as this where the waters were so crystal clear and the coral so well-preserved. Who: Loïc, Bénédicte, Victor, Arthur, Anna Where: Suwarrow, The Cook Islands, Pacific Ocean Boat: Outremer 51 Blog :

Saltimbanques des Flots And so to the second trip. Having sailed the first Saltimbanques des Flots, a Belize 43 as far as French Polynesia, Renée and Patrick have changed their trusty steed for a Lagoon 470. Here they tell us about their stopover in the Galapagos. We arrive at the Galapagos. Having listened to every piece of advice, we hope to have optimized our chances of being granted the famous temporary permit. We stopped for a morning in the Perlas Islands to scrape any barnacles off the hull. A few hours before anchoring in the Bay of San Cristobal, Patrick gave the hull a last clean up. We installed three different bins, with what was destined for each clearly marked. We pressed the oranges, other fruit was cut into salad and put in the fridge. We checked the vegetables, inspected and cleaned the holds. We felt as though we were living on a charter boat for a few hours! A few minutes after our arrival, our agent, Carmina, arrived. She presented us with the bill. Despite the exorbitant cost of $1350, we had to provide the paper and pen! The next day, late morning, the taxi boat arrived and nine people climbed on board. We were very courteous. A diver jumped into the water to check the hull and to photograph the imprints that have been left by the barnacles. He comes back up satisfied. On board, the park authorities are looking for fruit, insects, drugs and weapons. However, although thorough, the inspection is relatively short. We finally receive our authorization to stay on the island. What a relief! We made the most of our stay, having more freedom than we had imagined. Walks inland, exploring the bays close to the mooring which were accessible in a dinghy or a taxi, kayak trips, scuba diving: everything is magic! Under the water we are excited to see large aquatic turtles, marine iguanas, and curious and agile sea lions. Despite our thick wetsuits, we are freezing cold in the 18°C water. It’s true that this is not a cheap stopover, but the island is Who: Renée & Patrick truly magnificent. Where: Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean Boat: Lagoon 470 Blog:

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Planet Océan: The Marquesas The family crew of Planet Ocean was seduced by the warm welcome and generosity of the Marquesans. On the islands, there are rich sources of fruit, vegetables and game. We were often offered several days’ worth of food or invited to share a dish of goat in coconut milk with a local family. Welcoming voyagers is a duty and a pleasure here. Everywhere we went there was first a smile followed by « Kaoha Maeva », meaning « Hello » and « Welcome ». The Marquesans are very attached to their land, the “Fenua Enata”, the Land Of The Men, inherited from their ancestors and looked after by the family. This land has inspired sculptors, engravers, tattoo artists, dancers and musicians, all of whom maintain the Marquesan cultural traditions. Each one is recognized for the position which they occupy. One example is Kalino, a sculptor who works with wood, but is also a musician and singer. He never misses a party! Everyone seems to have more than one string to their bow, and if work is thin on the ground there is always copra. We were lucky enough to arrive just before the Marquesan Islands Art Festival. Dance, ceremonies, artisanal producers and local cuisine were on the menu over several weeks, as we were able to take in several performances on different islands. The archipelago consists of a northern and southern group of islands. They are separated by a day’s sailing across a stretch of water that is sometimes too choppy and sometimes too calm. The huge range of anchorages means that you can pick and choose depending upon the constant swell. Each island has its own character and local pride. So even if the anchoring conditions aren’t necessarily ideal, as far as we’re concerned, we’ll be going back there this year… Who: Stéphanie, Olivier, Noé and Camille Where: Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean Boat: Catana 44 Blog:

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Fakarava or nothing! Fakavara Atoll is a favorite among sailors. The southern passage is the epitome of a South Sea paradise. There’s no doubt that for divers, it’s the place to go. Amazing dives, against the current, allow you to swim against the famous wall of sharks. Here, hundreds of inoffensive sharks, mainly grey or blacktip reef sharks, come to cavort around you. For non-divers there is still the chance to go discovering: head up to the exit of the channel, attach the dinghy painter to your belt and let yourself be carried towards the lagoon. The visibility in the water is so good that you can see the sharks 20 meters below you. It’s also where the children from some boats decided to spend a few days on a tiny islet (imagine a small sandbank with a few coconut trees), and to live like Robinson Crusoe. They created the Wild Friends Club, sleeping there at night (with an adult to keep an eye on the small ones). What a fantastic adventure! It’s a kind of freedom that all the money in the world couldn’t buy, not even Sergei’s, the boss of Google whose superyacht was moored close to our tiny boats. Everyone has their own idea of living in their particular tropical paradise. A little further north, in a mooring in front of Pakokota Yacht Service, “Chez Agnès and Matthieu” is where the crews get together to share a barbecue, get some internet access, and top up with water (yes, even in the Tuamotus, there are aquifers underground!). It was in Pakakota where the children constructed a mini maxi multihull from driftwood recuperated in the shallows. They launched it and it started to sail away, pushed by the Who: Apolline, Camille, Armelle & Gilles tradewinds, before setting off on a great journey to…the other side of the lagoon. Pakokata Yacht Where: Fakarava, Tuamotus, Southern Pacific Services helps out sailors with various things (laundry, etc) and there is another yacht service comBlog: pany 10 miles further north in the main village of Ratova.

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Whether an anchorage or an anecdote, we all have a good memory linked to our favorite boats (with more than one hull, of course)... This column is open to you to allow the magazine’s readers to enjoy it. Because of course SHARING is one of the NICEST things about CRUISING...

America's Cup and Multihulls World During the French leg of the America's Cup World Series, a trimaran came to within a few tens of meters of the course. This mythical trimaran was none other than the former Biscuits Cantreau 3, renamed Be Crazy 3 (to keep the same initials) by its new owner. It was designed by VPLP and built in 1988, and was above all the first racing trimaran to sail on one float. This wasn’t possible at Toulon, there wasn’t enough wind, but ‘the ancestor’ was there to see its ‘descendants’ do battle.

Manu, aboard the trimaran Be Crazy 3

A ghostly encounter!

During our return Atlantic crossing aboard Lotus (Privilège 465), we met the Hermione in the middle of the Atlantic on 24th May ‘Like a ghost ship emerging from the morning mist’, Hermione passed us under full sail. It was on the way to America, we were heading for the Azores. We contacted them by VHF, to say hello to the crew. Unfortunately, the photo is veiled by the mist, but the memory of that extraordinary and unexpected furtive encounter will remain in our crew’s memories. For a moment, we felt that we had gone over 2 centuries back in time. ‘To mark the event, the skipper (of the catamaran) served a double ration of rum to the crew!’" Jean-François aboard the catamaran Lotus


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▲ Far from the sea, but not far from our hearts A special dedication for the readers of Multihulls World: right in the center of Australia, in probably one of the places farthest from the sea, Multihulls World is here with me! ;-) Three cheers for multihulls and our favorite magazine!

François, a sailor without a boat, during his vacation in Australia.

You have to earn this anchorage... Since our last perfect anchorage at St Pierre, on Martinique, almost four years ago, we have looked for it, we have dreamt about it. In the tracks of Antoine and his Banana Split, a sailor looking for the last Garden of Eden will have to face the long and difficult passage from Panama which leads to the Gambier archipelago. Here, amongst the islands of this archipelago, lost on the other side of the world, he will discover the island of Taravai, where time has stopped... After having entered the lagoon via a narrow pass, he will be able to drop anchor in 16 meters, with good holding on a mud seabed. Ashore, he will be able to walk (respecting other people’s property) amongst the numerous fruit trees, and discover grapefruit, mangoes, banana, lychees, lemons, passion fruit, breadfruit (uru), oranges, avocados and many others, which grow in the (almost) abandoned gardens of what was not so long ago a prosperous village. One which today is returning to nature, forming a landscape worthy of the great romantic painters... Nadine and Marc aboard Bonabo

Perfect anchorage in the Garden of Eden

Let’s share If you too would like to share your most beautiful anchorages or memories with all the Multihulls World readers, nothing is simpler: all you have to do is send us your high definition photos, accompanied by a short text. And to thank you, each appearance will entitle you to a oneyear subscription to your favorite magazine!

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Servicing your automatic LIFEJACKET For your lifejacket to be operational – and that really is the least we can ask of it – it requires a minimum amount of care and checking. Follow the various operations with us and go out on the water with no worries! Text and photos: Emmanuel van Deth In the last edition of Multihulls World, you were able to set out your needs concerning lifejackets, taking into account your cruising program and the age of your crew. We also reviewed the routine maintenance – cleaning, checking the stitching and the date on the canister of inflatable lifejackets. We are now going to look at servicing a lifejacket with an automatic inflation system which uses a dissolving element (which has now replaced the salt capsule). An operation to be carried out ideally once a year – every two years as a minimum – before the sailing season, for example. Re-arming an inflatable lifejacket is also necessary...when it has been triggered – by falling in the sea, or an involuntary maneuver. We will first deal with this type of automatic lifejacket, before tackling the hydrostatic inflation system (also called Hammar) in a future edition.

A fall into the sea, and a lifejacket which has inflated correctly – everything is OK! But what do we do with the lifejacket afterwards?

Re-arming kit Every lifejacket has its own kit. If you don’t have one, take your lifejacket to your favorite chandler to obtain the right kit. In each kit: a CO2 canister, the element holder, and the trigger system’s green indicator tag.

Unfolding your pictures! To gain access to the inflation bladder, all you have to do is open the flap’s Velcro. To take up the least space possible, the bladder is folded in a certain way; it’s a good idea to take a photo, so you remember how.

Date your service On the bladder, you will find a label on which to write the service dates. Remember to note yours and any possible observations.


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Checking the bladder is in good condition Servicing time for an inflatable lifejacket is the best moment to check if it...inflates correctly! Check that the tube is flexible and inflate preferably with an inflator rather than by mouth, to avoid getting any moisture inside the bladder.

Checking the whistle The whistle is very useful if you fall overboard, day or night; check that it works correctly and is wellattached to the lifejacket. Deflating the lifejacket Ideally, you will leave your servicing now for 24 hours...if the lifejacket deflates before this time, it is ready...for the trash! To deflate it, position the cap upside-down in the end of the tube, and empty all the air from the bladder.

Dismantling the canister Once you have found the inflation mechanism the weight of the canister and the trigger cord are good clues – dismantle the canister by unscrewing it.

Checking the canister A canister which has been triggered is easily seen; its top is pierced, unlike a new one.

Weighing the canister A canister which hasn’t been triggered may nevertheless be empty, though this is rare. All you have to do is weigh it – the weight with the CO₂ is engraved on the canister – to ensure that it is full.

Checking the trigger Pull progressively on the manual trigger cord. The green plastic tag (fragile!) is broken, to show that the system has been triggered

Checking the capsule The end of the element holder is green when the capsule is still valid. If it is red, replace it.

Reassembling the lifejacket Refit the canister and the capsule holder, ensure that the bladder is folded correctly – see your photo – and reattach the Velcro of the exterior flap. Your lifejacket is ready!


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At sea, sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes, but also to be able to see clearly the dif ferences in the color of the sea, thus avoiding disastrous encounters with coral heads... Costa Sunglasses have built a reputation by equipping the fishermen and sailors of the coasts of Florida. Now they are equipping one of the possible winners in the Vendée Globe, Jérémie Bayou, the new ambassador for the brand.



When cruising long-term, carrying something with which to have fun in the anchorage is particularly recommended. Here is a catamaran which is also practical: it is inflatable, fits into three 26kg bags and is really great fun. A real boat for both children and adults alike, which can also serve as a tender if necessary...






Music has a very special place aboard when cruising, and having good sounds is a very pleasant ‘plus’... The patented ‘Hopman Sound Transfer’ technology allows surfaces such as a window, a false ceiling, a mirror, composite panels, etc. to be turned into a loudspeaker. The sound thus becomes as big as the material on which the speakers are applied. Ideal on our multihulls!

Even though we like sailing in tropical lagoons, having hot water aboard remains nonetheless an appreciable comfort when cruising. The new water heaters allow you to have hot water in all circumstances, both when tied up to a dock and at sea, with the help of the engine, the batteries, the solar panels and/or the wind generator. With good insulation, the water will remain hot for around 48 hours. So, why deprive yourself?



From the BVIs to the Seychelles, mooring buoys are becoming more widespread. And picking up a buoy is not always easy from the height of a big cat... With GRAB’n Go, it becomes child’s play. Mooring and casting off become simplicity itself with this practical, well-designed hook. With the help of the on-board boathook, you will succeed every time.



Here is an ingenious system for having fun aboard at anchor: inflatable slides, which can be adapted to almost any boat. Relatively easy to set up, these slides quickly become essentials, to be set up as soon as the anchor has touched the seabed.

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Round-the-world sailors know and appreciate Spade anchors, which can be found on a number of ocean cruising multihulls, where their holding power is particularly appreciated and reassuring. The manufacturer has just obtained VHHP (Very High Holding Power) certification from the Bureau Veritas. Certification which shows the Spade’s reliability...

An anchorage in the tropics is very pleasant, To protect your catamaran’s forward cockpit or trampoline during the hottest periods of the day, nothing beats a sun shade, on condition that it has been designed for a multihull. This is the case for Canopee, which can be fitted in a few minutes, and provides optimal protection against the sun’s rays.

When cruising long-term, we know how impor tant the dinghy is, for all kinds of tasks. But the best dinghy in the world can do nothing without a reliable motor to propel it! Honda has just presented 3 new outboard motors (BF4 - BF5 BF6), which are lightweight (27kg) and above all optimized for easy starting...





Maintaining your boat is essential, so it retains its value when you re-sell it, but also for the per sonal pleasure of sailing aboard a beautiful boat! With Pro-Lift, you have a PTFE-based polish, a resin which offers excellent UV resistance and forms a protective film, reducing gelcoat wear and limiting salt deposits.



ScanNav is presenting a brand new routing module which takes into account the Grib files and the boat’s polar diagrams. A ratio can be applied to this data, and there is a choice between sail only, motor-sailing or motor only for the routing. It is even possible to define areas to be avoided above a certain configurable wind strength.




With SmarterTrack Express, you will be able to turn your Windows PC or your tablet into a comprehensive cartographic and navigation system for a very reasonable price, as the pack is available for 299.95 euros inc. tax. A simple and attractive way of obtaining a lar geformat chart plotter.


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Garmin has just presented its GPSMAP 276 Cx, the new version of its now legendary 276 C model (launched in 2004). With its shock-resistant case, 16 hour battery life and IPX7 waterproofing index, the 276 Cx is particularly well suited to sailing, for a price of 799.99 euros.



At sea, protecting yourself from the cold and spray is essential. Henri Lloyd has just presented a new outfit which is both lightweight and high-perfor mance, and above all optimized for the high seas. Clothing you will wear whatever the conditions, good or bad. Transocean jacket and salopettes, from XS to XXL 485 euros for the jacket, 365 euros for the salopette.






Harken is presenting a new furler called Reflex, which should simplify life for crews by allowing them to roll up the foresails quickly and easily . All that has to be done is to haul in the furler line, to rotate the torsion cable. The resulting torque is instantly transferred to the halyard swivel, for fast, fluid and tight rolling. Clever.

Nowadays, radar is an indisputable safety element. The new Furuno even more so, as it allows you to automatically draw attention to a tar get which is potentially dangerous for your boat by making it turn from green to red. Practical, clever and reassuring! DRS4D-NXT - Furuno ‘NeXTgeneration’ SolidState DOPPLER Radar. From 2,395 euros exc. tax



We’re not talking here about self-suf ficiency in water or energy, but that of the masthead lights. LedConcept is offering self-contained masthead lights, whose lithium batteries can be recharged by solar or wind ener gy. You can therefore completely ignore them... Model 05ANC04



Here is version 4 of the Raymarine Evolution autopilots. A new version which is even more reactive and precise, for both sailing and motor boats. The update allows the central sensor to extend its capabilities with the help of new, patented algorithms which increase the precision of the wind condition measurements. As a result, the autopilot reacts more dynamically and is much more reactive.

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NAUTIC PARIS 2016 Hall 2.1 Stands D35 & E36

ALWAYS ON TOP IN ANCHOR COMPARISON TESTS! 2015, Sailing Today: SPADE “TOP FOR PERFORMANCE” 2013, Practical Sailor: SPADE “BEST CHOICE” 2012, Voile Magazine: “SPADE, ALWAYS THE BEST” 2011, Practical Boat Owner: “SPADE, No.1” 2009, Voiles et Voiliers Magazine: “SPADE, STAR OF THE TEST”

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Visit us at the 2016 Paris boat show

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The essential 2017 BUYER’S GUIDE to multihulls EVERY MULTIHULL ON THE MARKET ALL THE NEW MODELS Multihulls up to 40 feet ......................................64 Multihulls from 40 to 50 feet ............................72 Multihulls from 50 to 60 feet ............................82 Multi-yachts over 60 feet ..................................92 Power Multihulls ................................................98 Technical specifications for existing multihulls ......................................104

For around twenty years now, the MULTIHULLS WORLD BUYER’S GUIDE has been the reference which allows you to obtain the best view possible of world production of catamarans and trimarans. From around ten new boats annually at the start, we have increased to nearly 70 for this latest edition, which remains essential for all those of you looking for the boat of your dreams. In our dossier then, you will find all THE YEAR’S NEW BOATS, and those to come in 2017, as well as those already announced for... 2018! But this dossier wouldn’t be complete if we left out the best of the world’s production of multihulls. This compilation of information is sizeable, as this year almost 1500 FILES have been updated by our journalists. Files accompanied by photos and videos which you can consult in full and free of charge on our web site, After reading this dossier, which we hope is as comprehensive as possible, all you have to do is choose the boat which suits you, to set off to discover the most beautiful cruising areas in the world.

PARIS BOATSHOW: follow the special ‘Family voyage’ ROUTE organized by Multihulls World Once again this year we have joined forces with Le Nautic, to offer visitors looking for information about voyaging in a boat in general, and more particularly voyaging as a family, the possibility of following a marked route through the show's various halls. A comprehensive route for dreaming, imagining, and launching into the best of adventures, that of a family voyage in a boat. Find all the information about this route in the special free magazine distributed at the entrances to Le Nautic de Paris (from 3rd to 11th December 2016) and available to download on our web site. And as in previous years, the magazine’s journalists will be at your disposal on our stand, to give you help and advice. See you in Hall 1, on stand D 55 to chat about our common passion.


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MULTIHULLS UP TO 40 FEET Multihulls under 40 feet allow you to envisage some nice cruises – even offshore – or to take advantage of the slightest gust to go and challenge the other boats on the water. Catamarans and trimarans which are easy to sail, and reasonable from both a sailing and maintenance point of view.

NEW 2017

ASTUS 16.5

Here is the latest boat from Astus Boats. This brand new trimaran was designed by the VPLP design office. This is the first time the builder has worked with the famous architects, well-known for their racing and cruising multihulls. The Astus 16.5 is built to the same standards as the other trimarans in the range, with notably floats on telescopic tubes to avoid dismantling when storing, and a daggerboard for ease of use. The Astus 16.5 is available in a choice of ‘Leisure’ or ‘Sport’ versions (built using infusion), and can be equipped with a small motor for lovers of coastal ‘raids’. Builder: Astus Boats - Length: 4.96 m - Beam: 3.80 m Unladen weight: 220 kg - Draft: 0.20/1.10 m - Mainsail area: 10/17 m² Jib area: 5 m² - Gennaker area: 15/20 m² - Spinnaker area: 23 m² - Engine: 2.25 hp Price: 12,750 euros exc. tax (Leisure) – 14,400 euros exc. tax (Sport)



NEW 2017

With this brand-new trimaran, Corsair is presenting a boat which will have the heavy burden of taking up the torch from the 700 or so 24-foot Corsairs the builder has already produced! The new Corsair 760 can be folded and transported, and offers much more comfort than its predecessors, with a small cabin offering a perfect little shelter for coastal camping. But the trimaran shows its true colors under sail: boosted by a screecher on its bowsprit, runs at over 20 knots become the norm and fun aboard is guaranteed... Builder: Corsair Marine - Length: 7.39 m - Beam: 5.46 m - Draft: 0.30 m Unladen weight: 899 kg - Mainsail area: 24.87 m2 - Jib area: 13.30 m2  Spinnaker area: 57.65 m² - Water: 20 l - Engine: outboard Price: 69,999 US$ exc. tax


NEW 2017

Discovered at the last La Rochelle boat show, the 30 is the latest boat from Tricat. An important new boat, as here Tricat is offering a genuine comfortable cruising trimaran, with 1.9m headroom, a real galley, an independent heads and two double cabins. The Tricat 30 can be folded (with the 25’s tried and tested system), and is built using infusion under vacuum, with carbon reinforcements. Enough to offer performance...worthy of a Tricat!

Builder: Tricat - Length: 9.20 m - Beam: 7 m - Unladen weight: 2,250 kg Draft: 0.45/1.50 m - Mainsail area: 40 m² - Jib area: 20 m² Gennaker area: 45 m² - Number of cabins: 3 - Water: 140 l Engines: 10 to 15 hp O/B - Price: 152,833 euros exc. tax


Lovers of speed, excitement, adrenaline and flying, here is the machine for you. Developed within Jean-Pierre Dick’s Absolute Dreamer racing team, Easy To Fly is a foil catamaran designed to allow you to fly relatively easily. The idea is to offer a fast, stable and (relatively) easily accessible machine for three crew members, capable of flying in winds of over 8 knots. The first tests have shown an impressive potential. To be tried immediately! Builder: Absolute Dreamer - Length: 8.10 m - Beam: 4.30 m Unladen weight: 325 kg - Draft: 1.20 m - Mainsail area: 31 m² Self-tacking jib area: 11 m² - Price: 132,495.40 euros exc. tax 

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NEW 2017

Designed by Christophe Barreau, the TS 3 is an atypical catamaran amongst current production. This multihull, which can be dismantled and transported in a 40-foot container, is designed for coastal or semi-offshore cruising, as it meets the demands of category B in the EC standards. Among the particularly attractive new features on this boat, we find a canting rig, which allows it to regain positive stability in the case of a capsize. The (succinct) accommodation is found in the central nacelle (two double berths). The hulls can serve for extra berths, and accommodate the heads and stowage space. Builder: Marsaudon Composites - Length: 11 m - Beam: 5.50 m Unladen weight: 2.5 t - Draft: 0.35/2.15 m - Mainsail area: 44 m² Jib area: 19 m² - Genoa area: 50 m² - Gennaker area: 75 m² Number of berths: 4 to 8 - Engines: 2 x 4 kW Price: 250,000 euros exc. tax 


NEW 2017

Seawind is undergoing a revival, and the new boats are following each other, as proved by this Seawind 1190, developed from the very wellknown 1160, 150 examples of which are sailing all over the world. The new version is equipped with daggerboards, and the accent has been placed on performance (propulsion by electric outboard, and 20% lighter than the 1160). The boat was seen for the first time at Annapolis, but has already won a few regattas. A boat with a good pedigree! Builder: Seawind - Length: 11.90 m - Beam: 6.50 m - Unladen weight: 6 t Mainsail area: 59.7m² - Jib area: 23.52 m² - Spinnaker area: 103 m² Number of cabins: 3 - Water: 700 l - Diesel: 270 l - Engines: 2 x 20hp outboards Price: 389,000 US$ exc. tax


NEW 2017

NEW 2017

With the Freestyle, Gemini is offering a genuine modern catamaran, meaning a platform you will be able to customize as you wish. Are you looking for a basic cruising boat? A day-charter boat? A boat for partying or welcoming your friends and relaxing? Everything is possible on the basic boat offered by the builder. The day-charter version can carry up to 24 seated passengers aboard, at an absolutely unbeatable price. The Gemini Freestyle is the worthy successor to the best-selling Gemini 105 MC and Legacy, built in the USA since...1981! Builder: Gemini Catamarans - Length: 11.28 m - Beam: 4.27 m Unladen weight: 4.8 t - Draft: 1.06 m - Mainsail area: 38.78 m² Genoa area: 14.9 m² - Number of cabins: 1 or 2 - Water: 227 l Diesel: 136 l - Engines: 15 hp - Price: 149.900 US$ exc. tax 

With the Bali, the company has moved forward... This innovative boat, offering a wide opening between the saloon and the cockpit, and a completely rigid forward cockpit, is now going to be developed in a day-charter version, to meet the demand from a professional clientele looking for a boat which is easy to maintain and sail shorthanded. With its new fit-out, the DayCharter 4.0 can take 28 people to discover the most beautiful spots.

Builder: Bali Catamarans. - Length: 11.99 m Beam: 6.72 m - Unladen weight: 8 t - Draft: 1.12 m Mainsail area: 48 m² - Self-tacking jib area: 33 m² N° of passengers 28 - Water: 800 l - Diesel: 400 l Engines: 2 x 55 hp - Price: 299,000 euros exc. tax 


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The Challenge 30 has been bringing happiness to families who like to cruise fast and enjoy good comfort for a long time now. This folding, transportable trimaran has had a facelift, with the new version, called the 30.2. Lengthened, equipped with a bigger mast and new inverted bows on the floats, this Challenge 30.2 is above all now being built using infusion. A trimaran capable of cruising speeds well over 10 knots, for some good sailing. Builder: Naval Force 3 - Length: 8.29 m - Beam: 6.40 m - Unladen weight: 1,500 kg Draft: 0.40/1.80 m - Mainsail area: 34 m² - Jib area: 12 m² - Gennaker area: 37 m² Spinnaker area: 70 m² - Number of cabins: 3 - Water: 60 l - Diesel: 20 l Engines: outboard - Price: 124,916.66 euros exc. tax


Jonas Catamaran has been designing and building catamarans since 1993, producing simple boats offered at different stages of construction, from the plans to a ready-tosail boat. The latest boat from the Jonas Catamaran drawing board is this Exuberance 35, a catamaran designed for fast cruising, whilst remaining transportable, so it can be taken to any cruising area. The slim, modern hull and the daggerboards of this ‘no compromise’ catamaran for experienced enthusiasts should offer good performance under sail. Builder: Jonas Catamaran - Length: 9.75 m - Beam: 5.50 m Unladen weight: 1.95 t - Draft: 0.41/1.60 m - Mainsail area: 39 m² Jib area: 15 m² - Code 0 area: 53m² - Number of cabins: 2 doubles, 4 singles Engines: 2 x 10hp outboards - Price: On request

BALBUZARD 35 Balbuzard 35 is the new project designed by Fortabat Yacht Design, and is a real return to his roots for this architect, who worked for a long time on the hulls and appendages of the first SuperCatamarans. With Balbuzard, the designer has created the catamaran of the future: a particularly breathtaking ‘open’ boat, with a flexible wing and curved asymmetric daggerboards. On the program: speed and performance, as well as comfort, with the accommodation of a genuine cruiser and electric motors. Builder: Fortabat Yacht Design - Length: 10.6 m - Beam: 6.38 m Unladen weight: 2.8 t - Draft: 0.44/2.10 m - Sail area: Not stated Price: On request

LAGOON 39 The 39 is a catamaran which offers an impressive feeling of space and volume. The work carried out by moving the rig aft has allowed the forward end to be freed of the mast support strut, giving a totally uninterrupted view forward. But that’s not all: By re-centering the rig, and thanks to the new sail plan, pitching has been limited, and the self-tacking jib greatly simplifies the handling. A real plus for a family crew, making this 39-footer a successful travelling companion.

Builder: Lagoon - Length: 11.74 m - Beam: 6.79 m -Unladen weight: 11.59 t Draft: 1.21 m - Mainsail area: 44 m² - Self-tacking jib area: 32 m² Number of cabins: 2, 3 or 4 - Water: 300 l - Diesel: 2 x 200 l Engines: 2 x 29 hp - Price: 240,000 euros exc. tax 


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BALI 4.0

Presented to the public for the first time at the last Paris Boat Show, the Lucia 40 is an excellent catamaran, whose liveable volume and tasteful accommodation explain its success. But it’s under sail that the Lucia is surprising: its ease of handling and its performance make it an ideal boat for an Atlantic circuit as a family, and there is nothing to stop you envisaging cruising as far as the confines of the lagoons on the other side of the world.

With the 40-footer, the Bali range is now particularly consistent. Just like its big sisters, the 4.5 and 4.3 (whilst awaiting the 5.2 and 5.8), the Bali 4.0 offers an open space between the cockpit and the saloon. A glazed door which folds away on electric rams allows the boat to go from the Cozy mode (closed) to the Lounge mode (open to the anchorage)... Once again on the 4.0 we find the forward cockpit – there is no trampoline on the Balis – and the very nice glazed doors which disappear totally to offer optimum ventilation.

Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Length: 11.73 m - Beam: 6.63 m Unladen weight: 8.9 t - Draft: 1.20 m - Mainsail area: 58 m2 Genoa area: 37 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 2 x 265 l Diesel: 300 l - Engines: 2 x 20 hp - Price: 254,000 euros exc. tax 

Builder: Catana - Length: 11.93 m - Beam: 6.72 m Unladen weight: 8.6 t - Draft: 1.12 m - Mainsail area: 48 m² Genoa area: 33 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 800 l Diesel: 400 l - Engines: 2 x 20 to 2 x 40 hp - Price: 262,569 euros exc. tax 

LEOPARD 40 With the Leopard 40, we again find a new generation catamaran, which picks up the features which have been so successful on the Leopard 44 and 48. But this catamaran is also lively and easy to sail. It is well-canvassed, but remains tolerant in the gusts, with a good safety margin. A boat which is really cut out for adventures and long voyages, with excellent sailing qualities and very well-suited living comfort aboard.

Builder: Leopard Catamarans - Length: 12 m - Beam: 6.72 m Unladen weight: 9.3 t - Draft: 1.25 m - Mainsail area: 56.40 m2 Genoa area: 39.5 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 780 l Diesel: 360 l - Engines: 2 x 29 hp - Price: 289,000 euros exc. tax


With the Open 40, Nautitech has succeeded in a masterstroke: offering a boat which is easy to sail shorthanded, whilst remaining elegant, lively and structurally rigorous. In short, a success! The nacelle’s accommodation concept, combining the ergonomic qualities of an original deck saloon with those of a comfortable interior, is a success and will delight long-term cruisers, whatever the weather conditions. Finally, the Open 40 is a boat capable of good averages under sail, even when loaded for a long-term voyage. Builder: Bavaria – Nautitech - Length: 11.98 m - Beam: 6.91 m Unladen weight: 8.5 t - Draft: 1.35 m - Mainsail area: 63 m2 Self-tacking jib area: 28 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 Water: 2 x 215 l - Diesel: 2 x 215 l - Engines: 2 x 20 hp Price: 280,000 euros exc. tax


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LAGOON 400 S2 In the family of easy-to-handle 40-footers suited to taking a family on distant voyages, the Lagoon 400 is particularly well-adapted. This big catamaran with a lot of available volume also sails well, even in very light weather. A boat which meets the needs of both long-term voyagers and lovers of short but nevertheless enjoyable cruising. Builder: Lagoon - Length: 11.97 m - Beam: 7.25 m - Unladen weight: 10.35 t Draft: 1.21 m - Mainsail area: 60.5 m² - Genoa area: 28 m² - Engines: 2 x 29 hp Price: 266,800 euros exc. tax 


SEAWIND 1160 LITE The Seawind 1160 has had an exceptional career since the launch of the original model in 2004. Several versions have been developed by the builder, and today we find the 1160 ‘Deluxe’, ‘Resort’, and this ‘Lite’ version. Suited to those of you who are looking for a simple but efficient boat, the Seawind 1160 Lite is powered by two 20 hp outboards, and its accommodation is simple and bright - at an attractive price.

The Tunisia-based builder has succeeded in the feat of offering a genuine cruising catamaran with nice volumes in a relatively small size. A boat which will allow you to envisage long summer cruises in excellent comfort, with 2 or 3 double cabins, and above all, a successful saloon/cockpit area. The builder is offering a hybrid version of this really modern 33-footer.

Builder: Seawind Catamarans - Length: 11.60 m - Beam: 6.50 m Unladen weight: 6.5 t - Draft: 0.96 m - Mainsail area: 59 m² Jib area: 23 m² - Gennaker area: 62 m² - Engines: 2 x 20hp outboards Price: 310,000 US$ exc. tax

Builder: Aventura Catamarans - Length: 9.98 m - Beam: 5.35 m Unladen weight: 3.5 t - Draft: 0.90 m - Mainsail area: 45 m² Genoa area: 18 m² - Spinnaker area: 48 m² - Engines: 2 x 14 hp Price: 163,500 euros HT 

OPEN C CAT 40 / FUSION 40 The Open C Cat 40 is the version of the Fusion 40 available from the builder – a fast and particularly attractive catamaran, which will allow you to race or set off to sail around the world... Today more than 75 examples of this catamaran are sailing all over the world. Open C Yachts is offering accommodation which can be customized, on this excellent hull. Builder: Open C Cat - Length: 12.12 m - Beam: 7.20 m - Unladen weight: 7.7 t Draft: 1.10 m - Mainsail area: 64 m² - Jib area: 24.50 m² Gennaker area: 60 m² - Engines: 2 x 30 hp - Price: 437,500 euros exc. tax 

LADY HAWKE 33 This catamaran offers both the accommodation of a genuine cruiser and particularly good performance under sail. Aboard, you can therefore envisage some nice Mediterranean cruises, or leave to discover the West Indian islands, while enjoying a simple, well-designed boat. The builder is now offering a version with electric propulsion. Builder: Lady Hawke Catamarans - Length: 9.99 m - Beam: 5.50 m Unladen weight: 3.8 t - Draft: 0.90 m - Mainsail area: 45 m² Jib area: 25 m² - Gennaker area: 65 m² - Engines: 2 x 20 hp Price: 155,000 euros exc. tax 

SPIRITED 380 The Spirited 380 is a really fast cruiser/racer catamaran, equipped with very functional accommodation. This boat comes in the form of a kit, to be assembled. Construction which is nevertheless intended to be carried out by professionals, or experienced amateurs. Assembly of the catamaran requires around 4,000 hours’ work, to obtain a fast, attractive and really liveable boat...


Builder: Spirited Designs Length: 11.70 m Beam: 6.53 m Unladen weight: 5.2 t Draft: 0.50 m Sail area: 96 m² Engines: 2 x 21 hp Price: 195,000 AUS$ exc. tax + 4000 hours’ work

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CORSAIR PULSE 600 Fun and excitement are on the program for this trimaran, built in Vietnam. Aboard, 3 or 4 people will be really comfortable in the giant cockpit, which is well-designed and sufficiently protected for a day’s sailing. The small forward cabin will allow you to stow equipment, a picnic, or the spinnaker, and is particularly easily accessible through its large opening. Nice. The Pulse 600 can of course be folded and transported. Builder: Corsair Marine International - Length: 6 m - Beam: 2.10 / 4.50 m Weight: 450 kg - Mainsail area: 19.1 m² - Jib area: 7.1 m² - Spinnaker area: 32 m² Price: 39,900 US$ exc. tax

TRICAT 25 EVOLUTION DRAGONFLY 25 Tricat has succeeded in creating an attractive trimaran, with its ‘Evolution’ version of the famous 25. This folding, transportable boat allows you to go cruising far, and enjoy your weekends aboard fully in real comfort (chemical WC, foldaway galley, electric pack...). But the ‘best’ remains the sailing, with a fast, fun boat which will allow you to both enjoy racing and leave for a coastal cruise. What more could you ask for?

Builder: Tricat - Length: 7.35 m - Beam: 2.52/5.50 m Unladen weight: 780 kg - Draft: 0.30/1.20 m - Mainsail area: 25 m² Genoa area: 15 m² - Gennaker area: 29 m² - Engines: 3.5 to 8 hp Price: 56,583 euros exc. tax 

Aboard the Dragonfly 25 there is no doubt you will be admired! But this trimaran doesn’t only offer the good looks of a racer, it also has the performance of a real racer! However the Dragonfly 25 is also a coastal cruising boat. Inside, the accommodation for 4 people is well thought-out. The D25 can of course be folded, using the system dear to the builder, and is transportable. Builder: Quorning Boats - Length: 7.65 m - Beam: 2.30/5.80 m Unladen weight: 1.05 t - Draft: 0.35/1.50 m - Mainsail area: 24/29 m² Genoa area: 10/12 m² - Gennaker area: 45 m² - Engine: 6 hp outboard Price: 71,900 euros exc. tax


SMARTTRI 40 Nowadays, trimarans are an excellent means of obtaining good performance under sail, unequalled passage through the water and comfortable accommodation. This is the case for the SmartTri 40, which offers a nice liveable volume in this size of boat (2m headroom in the saloon) as well as good performance, with runs at over 30 knots and averages of nearly 20! A boat which can be dismantled and transported in two containers. Builder: Smart Yachting - Length: 12 m - Beam: 9 m - Unladen weight: 3 t Draft: 1/2 m - Mainsail area: 60 m² - Jib area: 15 m² - Gennaker area: 70 m² Engines: electric - Price: 200,000 euros exc. tax

The biggest of the Astus trimarans offers accommodation which will allow you to envisage real cruises, with four berths, a nice saloon, a pleasant galley, a WC and numerous stowage spaces. Not to mention the very pleasant, spacious cockpit. Just like all the boats in Astus’s range, this trimaran can be folded and transported, and has a system which allows the mast to be stepped easily. Builder: Astus Boats - Length: 7.40 m - Beam: 2.54/5.25 m Unladen weight: 760 kg - Draft: 0.35/1.45 m - Mainsail area: 21 m² Jib area: 12 m² - Gennaker area: 28 m² - Engines: 9 hp Price: 49,583 euros exc. tax 

DRAGONFLY 32 In the Dragonfly range (25-28-32-35), the 32 is particularly successful. It is an attractive boat; the crossed beam design makes you forget that this is a folding trimaran, and gives it a ‘racer’ look. The ‘Supreme’ version is ‘turbocharged’, and provides intense excitement in medium conditions and stronger, but the ‘Touring’ version is never far behind in most sailing conditions.

Builder: Quorning Boats - Length: 9.80 m - Beam: 3.60 / 8 m - Unladen weight: 3.3 t Mainsail area: 47 m² - Genoa area: 26 m² - Engines: 20 hp Price: 226,800 euros exc. tax


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MULTIHULLS FROM 40 TO 50 FEET Between 40 and 50 feet, multihulls are big enough to envisage offshore cruises up to and including a round the world trip, while remaining easily handled by a family crew. Particularly attractive boats if you envisage leaving to discover distant lagoons bordered by an emerald green sea!

NEW 2017

LEOPARD 45 With this 45, Leopard Catamarans has completed a twenty-year cycle, as the very first Leopard built at Robertson & Caine in South Africa was a 45-footer! But a lot of ground has been covered in 20 years, with this brand-new boat which of course picks up all the features of the current range. On this Leopard 45, designed by Simonis &Voogd Yacht Design, we therefore find once again the now famous and very pleasant forward cockpit, accessible from inside the boat, as well as the bright, modern, comfortable accommodation. Note that the builder has made an extra effort with the details, with refined woodwork and impressive stainless steel finishing. However this Leopard remains a boat designed for living aboard, and remains faithful to the company’s DNA, through its robustness, and ease of maintenance and use for its crew. On test very soon in Multihulls World...

Builder: Robertson & Caine - Length: 13.72 m - Beam: 7.35 m - Unladen weight: 14.5 t Draft: 1.55 m - Mainsail area: 73 m² - Genoa area: 50.4 m² - Spinnaker area: 140 m² Number of cabins: 3 or 4 + port forepeak - Water: 780 l - Diesel: 700 l Engines: 2 x 45 hp - Price: 389,000 euros exc. tax 


After the success of the Open 40 and the Open 46, Bavaria Catamarans is presenting its latest boat, with this Nautitech Open 46 Fly. From the design stage of the Open 46, the builder has worked on two versions, one classic and one equipped with a flybridge, which offers a nice additional living area. The extra weight and windage of the flybridge should hardly affect the performance of this boat, which is very pleasant to sail and particularly appreciated by long-term cruising families.

Builder: Bavaria Catamarans - Length: 13.71 m - Beam: 7.54 m Unladen weight: 11.4 t - Draft: 1.45 m - Mainsail area: 69 m² Self-tacking jib area: 38 m² - Air draft: 22.90 m Number of cabins: 3 to 4 - Water: 2 x 300 l - Diesel: 2 x 300 l Engines: 2 x 40 hp - Price: 401,900 euros exc. tax 



You will have to visit the International Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte in the South of Frnace, in April 2017, to discover the brand new catamaran from Fountaine Pajot, as well as its name. For the moment, as for the Lucia, the boat’s code name is New 47. In the range, it fits between the Helia 44 and the Saba 50, offering an appealing alternative to sailors looking for a modern, seaworthy boat. The New 47 can be distinguished by its 9.2 m² lounge deck on the bimini, and its hydraulic aft platform, which is both practical and useful at anchor... Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Length: 13.94 m - Beam: 7.70 m Unladen weight: 13.3 t - Draft: 1.30 m - Mainsail area: 75 m² Genoa area: 52 m² - Air draft: 21.56 m - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 Water: 700 l - Diesel: 2 x 470 l - Engines: 2 x 40 hp Price: 440,000 euros exc. tax 

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NEW 2017

NEW 2017

Excitement lovers, the DNA F4 is made for you! This latest generation catamaran is a 46-foot ‘flying boat’. Designed to sail above the waves, thanks to its foils, its all-carbon construction guarantees it out-of-the-ordinary performance, as the designers are announcing a top speed of over 35 knots. The first production boat is already in the water, and a version called the ‘G4’, for coastal cruising, is being designed.

The brand-new SwissCat S48 has just been launched, and will be presented to the public for the first time at the coming International Multihull Boat Show. This blue-water cruising catamaran follows the tradition of the range from a builder famous for the quality of its boats. Seaworthy, easy to handle shorthanded, the S48 is above all an ocean cruising boat whose top of the range equipment (carbon mast, square headed mainsail, daggerboards...) allow impressive averages to be envisaged.

Builder: DNA - Length: 14.20 m - Beam: 6.95 m - Unladen weight: 2.8 t Draft: 1.9/2.05 m - Mainsail area: 73 m² - Jib area: 35 m² Gennaker area: 51 m² - Number of cabins: 2, or 3 in the G4 version Water: 210 l - Engines: 10 kW - Price: By quotation

Builder: SwissCat Yachts - Length: 14 m - Beam: 7.5 m - Unladen weight: 13.5 t Draft: 1 / 2.80m - Mainsail area: 69.5 m² - Genoa area: 52 m² Gennaker area: 103 m² - Number of cabins: 3 - Water: 2 x 240 l Diesel: 2 x 320 l - Engines: 2 x 45 hp - Price: 751,000 euros exc. tax 


NEW 2017

Here is another new boat from Seawind, with this 1260, a catamaran which is very clearly ocean cruising-oriented. A boat which will be offered with the traditional galley in the gangway, so dear to the builder. But to meet an increasing demand (notably from the European market), the builder will also be offering new accommodation, with a galley in the saloon. A boat which will inevitably appeal to families looking for a boat for a voyage.

Builder: Seawind Catamarans - Length: 12.45 m - Beam: 6.80 m Unladen weight: 8.2 t - Draft: 1.16 m - Mainsail area: 66 m² Jib area: 24 m² - Gennaker area: 66 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 Water: 700 l - Diesel: 480 l - Engines: 2 x 56 hp Price: 410,000 US$ exc. tax


NEW 2017

McConaghy is presenting a modern catamaran, designed by Jason Ker, the MC 50 Cat. A (very) up-market boat, equipped with a flybridge, where the particularly beautiful double steering position occupies pride of place. With its rotating carbon mast and innovative accommodation – open concept, with direct cockpit – accommodation – helm station access – the MC 50 Cat puts the helmsman and crew at the center of the boat’s life. Hull n°1 will be launched at the beginning of the year. Builder: McConaghy Boats - Length: 15.30 m - Beam: 8 m Unladen weight: - Draft: 1/2.70 m - Sail area: 150 m² Number of cabins: 3 - Water: 600 l - Diesel: 500 l - Engines: 2 x 55 hp Price: 1,540,000 US$ exc. VAT


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The Futura concept, whose prototype we presented to you, has become a real production boat. The Futura 49 is a catamaran with a variable beam, allowing it to reduce from 7.98m when sailing to 4.93m in port! An undeniable ‘plus’ for easy management of the boat, but one which doesn’t prevent it being a genuine, very liveable cruising boat. Built in Estonia at Polar Yacht Manufactory, the first production example should be presented at Düsseldorf. Builder: Futura Yacht Systems - Length: 14.92 m - Beam: 4.85/7.95 m - Unladen weight: 10.8 t - Draft: 1.15 m - Mainsail area: 88.5 m² Genoa area: 42.60 m² - Gennaker area: 175 m² - Number of cabins: 1, 2, 3 or 4 cabins - Water: 775 l - Diesel: 280 l - Engines: 2 x 40 hp Price: 454,000 euros exc. taxes

NEW 2017


TS 5 The new generation of TS catamarans, spearheaded by the very successful TS 42, will soon be supported by two new boats - the TS 3 (see the section ‘Under 40 feet’) and this brand new project for a 50-footer, called TS 5. Again designed by Christophe Barreau and built by Marsaudon Composite, the TS 5 is a fast ocean-cruising boat, equipped with nice daggerboards and a modern hull which, associated with its light weight, should give it good performance. To be discovered in the fall of 2017.

Builder: Marsaudon Composites - Length: 15.24 m - Beam: 8.20 m Unladen weight: 8.6 t - Draft: 1.20/2.80 m - Air draft: 23.05 m Mainsail area: 88 m² - Jib area: 60 m² - Water: 2 x 200 l Diesel: 2 x 110 l - Engines: 2 x 40 hp - Price: 550,000 euros exc. tax

The new Mumby 49 catamaran is built in the Philippines, in aluminum, and the n°1 boat is going to be launched during 2017. The company has experience with cats, as it has been building Mumby 48s since 2010. The new boat can be completely customized, according to each owner’s wishes and choices. The accommodation can therefore be developed for a singlehanded sailor as easily as for charter use. A robust boat, for sailing far and safely.

Builder: Mumby Catamarans - Length: 15.20 m - Beam: 7.92 m Unladen weight: 9.5 t - Draft: 0.55 m - Price: By quotation


NEW 2017

Here is a simple, light boat capable of decent average speeds, thanks to a modern hull, while still offering comfortable accommodation for ocean cruising. The builder is offering a choice of either daggerboards or stub keels to prevent leeway, whilst the interior will be offering coating/paint finishing and headlinings to keep the weight down while retaining a warm atmosphere. The n°1 in the series is under construction. Builder: Pandora Marine - Length: 13.50 m - Beam: 7.20 m - Unladen weight: 6 t - Draft: 0.50 m - Mainsail area: 70 m² - Jib area: 38 m² Gennaker area: 80 m² - Number of cabins: 2, 3 or 4 - Water: 2 x 180 l - Diesel: 2 x 200 l - Engines: 2 x 38 hp - Price: On request


NEW 2017

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40’ 50’ ISLAND SPIRIT 410


NEW 2017 NEW 2017

Thailand-based Island Spirit is offering a new 41-foot catamaran, which uses again the features that made the company’s 380 a success, but offers almost 40% more living area. Designed by Albatross Marine Design, this boat can on request be built with three or four double cabins, which can be either partitioned or ‘open’, to give an even greater feeling of space and volume, or in a day-charter version to accommodate up to 40 passengers.

Builder: Island Spirit Catamarans - Length: 12.63 m - Beam: 7.02 m Unladen weight: 7.5 t - Draft: 1.43m - Mainsail area: 59 m² Jib area: 31 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 780 l - Diesel: 340 l Engines: 2 x 30 hp - Price: 339,000 US$ exc. tax

NEW 2017


With the exception of the coachroof, everything is new and particularly successful on the Xquisite X5. Its rigorous specifications, its comprehensive top-of-the-range equipment and the very exacting perfecting stage make it a boat which really is ready to leave. A blue-water cruising boat, designed for shorthanded voyages – the deck plan is really successful – and equipped as standard with all the essential options. Builder: Xquisite Yachts - Length: 15.44 m - Beam: 8 m - Unladen weight: 18 t Mainsail area: 100 m² - Jib area: 33 m² - Reacher area: 83 m² Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 4 x 215 l - Diesel: 2 x 395 l Engines: 2 x 80 hp - Price: 1,200,000 US$ exc. tax, equipped for blue water cruising


Built in Poland, the Corthinx 450 is an ocean cruising catamaran, comfortably equipped with four double cabins and four heads. It is aimed at both private owners and charter companies, and offers some nice living areas, with a flybridge, a forward cockpit and a bathing platform... The first two examples have been sold, and the n°1 is under construction.

The 44 Grand Voyage is a catamaran built by Catathai in Thailand. Just like all the boats in the builder’s range, this Catathai 44 has been thought out, designed and built by sailors, for long-term cruisers. A generously-canvassed boat for always cruising under sail, and a deck plan optimized for shorthanded crews, make it a much-appreciated boat. A boat to be customized by the builder, according to your wishes.

Builder: Corthinx - Length: 13.99 m - Beam: 7.70 m - Unladen weight: 13.5 t - Draft: 1.40 m - Mainsail area: 70 m² - Jib area: 45 m² Gennaker area: 90 m² - Number of cabins: 4 + crew - Water: 2 x 500 l Diesel: 2 x 550 l - Engines: 2 x 40 hp - Price: 479,000 euros exc. tax

Builder: Catathai - Length: 13.45 m - Beam: 6.97 m - Unladen weight: 7.8 t - Draft: 1.25m - Mainsail area: 74 m² - Genoa area: 40 m² Gennaker area: 96 m² - Number of cabins: 2, 3 or 4 - Water: 700 l Diesel: 500 l - Engines: 2 x 31 hp - Price: 357,000 euros exc. tax


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TS42 This catamaran is a real success: it allows its crew to race – and race rather well – or set off for a long voyage. Its compact size and its ease of handling and maintenance are additional advantages for this exceptionally entertaining and rigorous machine, which will allow you to envisage some nice cruises off the beaten tracks. A boat designed for fast ocean cruising as a couple or a family. Builder: Marsaudon Composites - Length: 12.98 m - Beam: 7.42 m - Unladen weight: 5.8 t Mainsail area: 56.2 m² - Self-tacking jib area: 34.4 m² - Gennaker area: 80 m² - Number of cabins: 3 Water: 2 x 110 l - Diesel: 2 x 90 l - Engines: 2 x 30 hp - Price: 355,000 euros exc. tax


HELIA 44 EVOLUTION The Helia remains one of the builder’s top boats for those wanting to set off on a voyage, whether as a family or a couple. With the Evolution version, the Helia is offering brighter accommodation – with notably a now completely open forward end with an integrated mastfoot – as well as some new volumes. A successful catamaran which will be able to adapt to the needs of many sailors, whatever their programs.

During our test (see Multihulls World 148), we appreciated this modern, well-designed boat. Good seakeeping qualities, pleasure under sail, and the ergonomics (notably of the helm station) are a leap forward, and the performance is clearly improved. The tests under spinnaker in a strong breeze showed a surprising ability to slip through the water and the waves! Remarkable for such a comfortable 42-footer. Builder: Lagoon - Length: 12.80 m - Beam: 7.70 m - Unladen weight: 12.1 t Draft: 1.25m - Mainsail area: 59 m² - Self-tacking jib area: 35 m² Code 0 area: 78m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 300 l Diesel: 300 l - Engines: 2 x 45 hp - Price: 305,000 euros exc. tax

Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Length: 13.30 m - Beam: 7.40 m Unladen weight: 10.8 t - Draft: 1.15 m - Mainsail area: 70 m² Genoa area: 45 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 700 l Diesel: 470 l - Engines: 2 x 40 hp - Price: 384,560 euros exc. tax

NEEL 45 The Neel is an unquestionable success, with over twenty boats currently sailing around the world. This 45-footer offers an impressive liveable volume, side cabins with an unobstructed view of the sea, pleasure under sail and a way of slipping through the waves that only a trimaran can provide. A genuine ocean cruiser, fast and comfortable, equipped with stowage areas unheard of in catamarans.


Builder: Neel Trimarans Length: 13.50 m - Beam: 8.50 m Unladen weight: 8 t - Draft: 1.20 m Mainsail area: 60 m² Self-tacking staysail area: 20 m² Genoa area: 46 m² Number of cabins: 3 doubles or 3 doubles and 2 singles Water: 500 l - Diesel: 300 l - Engine: 55 hp Price: 550,000 euros exc. tax



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LAGOON 450 Since last year, the Lagoon 450 has been available in either the ‘F’ version with a flybridge, or the ‘S’ version with a SporTop. The 450 S is aimed at those of you who prefer a more conventional steering position, allowing everyone to remain together and lowering the boat’s center of gravity, giving better stability for the same sail area. In any case, the 450 is aimed at those who want to cover the miles in remarkable comfort... Builder: Lagoon - Length: 13.96 m - Beam: 7.87 m - Unladen weight: 14.96 t (S version) – 16.9 t (F version) - Draft: 1.30 m Mainsail area: 79 m² - Genoa area: 51 m² - Gennaker area: 104 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 2 x 520 l - Diesel: 2 x 175 l Engines: 2 x 45 hp - Price: 373,000 euros exc. tax (S version) – 389,000 euros exc. tax (F version)



The Bali range offers catamarans which differ from the usual pattern, and dare to seek new solutions via interesting innovations. Between the completely rigid forward cockpit, and the interior volume on the same level between the saloon and the cockpit, not to mention some clever work on the ventilation, the Bali 4.3 offers to reinvent the way of life aboard our catamarans. And under sail? The Bali proves to be particularly seaworthy...

The Catana 47 enjoys an excellent reputation among lovers of voyages in boats. It must be said that since the emblematic 471/472 in the 90s, this is the size of boat recognized as ideal for blue-water cruising as a family or a couple. Easy to handle, seaworthy, and fast, the Catana 47 is a boat designed to make life easy for the owner/sailor/long-term cruiser and his or her crew.

Builder: Catana - Length: 14.03 m - Beam: 7.64 m - Unladen weight: 10.9 t Draft: 1.10/2.50 m - Mainsail area: 86 m² - Genoa area: 53 m² Gennaker area: 84 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 670 l Diesel: 600 l - Engines: 2 x 40 hp - Price: 669,000 euros exc. tax 

Builder: Catana - Length: 13.20 m - Beam: 7.12 m - Unladen weight: 11.3 t Draft: 1.20 m - Mainsail area: 52 m² - Self-tacking jib area: 37.5 m² Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 2 x 400 l - Diesel: 2 x 400 l Engines: 2 x 40 or 50 hp - Price: 341,890 euros exc. tax 

LEOPARD 48 The key words describing the Leopard 48 are volume and well-being. Aboard, we find a warm atmosphere, so that everyone will really feel at home. We appreciated notably the work carried out on the lighting and the 360° view, as well as the excellent ventilation. The Leopard 48 is of course equipped with the very successful forward cockpit, accessible from the interior, which cruise after cruise remains one of the areas most enjoyed by the crew. Builder: Robertson & Caine - Length: 14.75 m - Beam: 7.64 m - Unladen weight: 17 t - Draft: 1.47 m Mainsail area: 90.8 m² - Genoa area: 53.7 m² - Gennaker area: 150 m² - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 Water: 780 l - Diesel: 700 l - Engines: 2 x 39 hp - Price: 489,000 euros exc. tax 


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BALI 4.5 On our test (see Multihulls World 139) we were able to validate the concept of the forward platform - which is rigid, with no trampoline - during a particularly rough passage in a force 6 to 7 and heavy seas. The boat’s clever ergonomics – from the ventilation to water and energy production – makes this a catamaran completely suitable for life aboard and outings with the family. A surprising boat, which deserves a test! Builder: Catana - Length: 13.60 m - Beam: 7.42 m - Unladen weight: 11.6 t - Mainsail area: 72 m² Self-tacking jib area: 39 m² - Gennaker area: 78 m² - Engines: 2 x 40 to 2 x 60 hp Price: 384,860 euros exc. tax 



In the Balance range, the 451 is a special case, being the only boat built in China (the others are built in South Africa). This comfortable ocean cruiser is also capable of covering the miles consistently, whatever the conditions. A boat which is easy to manage shorthanded, with the special feature of being able to be beached, thanks to the daggerboards which retract into the mini stub keels protecting the saildrives and rudders.

With the Atlantic 47 and its original rig, the architect Chris White is offering a boat which is fast under sail but also extremely easy to handle shorthanded. The result is a boat with two wing masts, equipped uniquely with headsails – very easy to handle with the modern fittings available nowadays. The idea is to do away with the mainsail, as it is the least efficient sail any case, according to the designer!

Builder: Startown Marine Ltd - Length: 13.60 m - Beam: 7.11 m Unladen weight: 8.3 t - Mainsail area: 65.63 m² - Jib area: 24.22 m² Spinnaker area: 127 m² - Engines: 2 x 39 hp - Price: 550,000 US$ exc. tax 

Builder: Alwoplast SA - Length: 14.35 m - Beam: 7.36 m Unladen weight: 9.2 t - Wing mast area: 2 x 16 m² - Jib area: 2 x 41 m² Engines: 2 x 38 hp - Price: 1,073,000 US$ exc. VAT

O YACHTS CLASS 4 O Yachts has developed its Class 4, three versions of which are now available. These different interpretations, called Classic, Extended, and XL allow the builder to suit everyone’s budgets, whilst offering a light, seaworthy ocean cruiser, capable of covering over 300 miles a day in remarkable cruising comfort. An undeniable success, which the new versions should boost even further.

Builder: O Yachts - Length: 14 m - Beam: 7.60 m - Unladen weight: 7.5 t Mainsail area: 85 m² - Genoa area: 74 m² - Jib area: 44 m² Engines: 2 x 29 hp - Price: 594,000 euros exc. tax 

BROADBLUE RAPIER 400 Here is a really original catamaran, which comes to us from England. A boat which is as comfortable for family cruisers as it is for those who like singlehanded sailing or cruiser racing. We particularly appreciated the innovative open saloon-cockpit area which allows everyone, from racing crews to children, to enjoy sailing and take full advantage of the – often exciting – atmosphere which reigns aboard... Builder: Broadblue Catamarans - Length: 11.99 m - Beam: 6.70 m Unladen weight: 5 t - Mainsail area: 58 m² - Jib area: 28 m² Gennaker area: 80 m² - Engines: 2 x 20 hp - Price: £199,500 exc. tax 

DISCOVERY BLUEWATER 50 Designed by Dixon Yacht Design and built by Discovery Yachts – a well-known specialist in top of the range monohulls – this particularly well-designed 50-foot catamaran is a genuine blue-water cruiser. Easy to handle short or single-handed, the Discovery offers remarkably comfortable accommodation. A boat which will regularly cover over 200 miles a day with disconcerting ease. Builder: Discovery Yachts - Length: 15.40 m - Beam: 7.86 m - Unladen weight: 14.5 t Mainsail area: 75 m² - Jib area: 44 m² - Genoa area: 63 m² - Engines: 2 x 54 hp Price: £ 895,000 exc. tax 


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M U LT I H U L L S OVER 50 FEET We take a look at the very best from the family of cruising catamarans. Seaworthy boats offering real comfort under way and capable of knocking off the miles like a metronome, even when sailing short-handed.

BALI 5.2

NEEL 51 NEW 2017

NEW 2017

Next April, at the International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte in the South of France, we will have the chance to discover the all-new blue water cruising trimaran designed by the Neel yard. The boat with an extra-large nacelle offering an unrivalled interior volume and above all, cabins with an exceptional sea view! On the 51, we find a flybridge with a helm station from where all the sail-handling can be done, and a good-sized sunbathing area. All this on three hulls, guaranteeing a gentle passage through the water… unknown on cats or monos! Builder: Neel Trimarans - Length: 15.60 m - Beam: 8.90 m Unladen weight: 14 t - Draft: 1.50 m - Mainsail area: 97 m2 Jib area: 31 m2 - Genoa area: 74.50 m2 Number of cabins: 4 doubles + 3 singles - Fresh water: 600 l Diesel: 600 l - Motor: 75 hp - Price: € 750,000 ex-tax


Builder: Catana - Length: 15.99 m - Beam: 8.30 m - Unladen weight: 19.5 t Draft: 1.45 m - Mainsail area: 88 m2 - Solent area: 54 m2 Number of cabins: 4, 5 or 6 double cabins - Fresh water: 1200 l Diesel: 1200 l - Motors: 2 x 55hp - Price: on request

NEW 2017

The new Catana 53 continues along the same lines as the recent offerings from the yard, with her marked hull shape, inverted bows with a break-over angle and high freeboard. This 53 footer could be a judicious choice for a blue water program, especially for a demanding crew when it comes to performance. Thanks to significant use of carbon fiber, the yard has succeeded in keeping the weight down, without sacrificing volume. And of course there are the famous curved daggerboards which create lift effect which is far from negligible for improving performance. Builder: Catana - Length: 16.18 m - Beam: 8.65 m - Unladen weight: 14 t Draft: 1.43/3.60 m - Mainsail area: 100 m2 - Genoa area: 65 m2 Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Fresh Water: 800 l - Diesel: 860 l Motors: 2 x 55hp - Price: € 1,140,000 ex-tax


It’s almost become a tradition: since the creation of the Bali brand, every year, the yard has presented one or two new models. But his year, there’s going to be three. One of which, is the Bali 5.2, aboard which you’ll find everything that has made the current range a success. Forward, there is a cockpit and integral decked area offering an unrivalled living area for a catamaran, and inside, the immense “onepiece” saloon/cockpit area, closed off by the famous pivoting door. The Bali 5.2 is equipped with a flybridge with the helm station and an extra dining area.


NEW 2017

This is not one boat, but a whole range which has been developed under the name of Catmar Range 6. Designed by Marc Lombard, the Catmar is available in several versions from 62 to 68 feet, as a sailboat or a power catamaran. Aluminum construction allows the builder to respond to owners’ requests as much for interior layouts as for the overall lines of the boat, including the flybridge. Hull number 1 in the series (a 64 footer) is currently in build, which the launch scheduled for spring 2017.

Builder: Dijkstra Ship Yard - Length: 19.73 m - Beam: 8.95 m Unladen weight: 40 t - Draft: 1.72 m - Mainsail area: 85 m2 Genoa area: 140 m2 - Gennaker area: 220 m2 Number of cabins: 4-5 including owner’s cabin - Fresh water: 2 x 450 l Diesel: 2 x 1500 l - Motors: 2 x 260 hp - Price: by quotation

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BALI 5.8 Following on from the 4.0 Day-Charter and the 5.2, in 2017 Bali will present a new flagship, the Bali 5.8. A prestigious model which is really characterized by space we imagine, having seen the other catamarans in the range, will be gigantic! The combined salon / cockpit area is almost 40 m² and will be able to be closed off with the famous pivoting door, which allows the space to be closed off as the weather dictates. The flybridge will also be gigantic, and the 5.8 will be offered in 4, 5 or 6-cabin versions.

Builder: Catana - Length: 17.50 m - Beam: 8.94 m - Unladen weight: 24.5 t - Draft: 1.48 m - Mainsail area: 101 m2 - Solent area: 63 m2 Number of cabins: 4 to 6 double cabins - Fresh Water: 1600 l - Diesel: 1600 l - Motors: 2 x 75 hp - Price: On request

NEW 2017

EOS 54

NEW 2017


Seen at the last La Rochelle boat show, the Eos 54 is a blue water cruising catamaran designed by Christophe Barreau and built by Marsaudon Composites. The objective of this cruising catamaran is to offer good performance under sail - a measure of safety under way, and also enjoyment to helm, something which has been shown in the initial tests. The boat’s semi-custom design allows an owner to find a layout of his choosing, with 2 to 4 double cabins and 2 singles. Following on from the S48 which has just been launched, the SwissCat Yachts yard is continuing to renew their range with this new 55 footer, and soon a 65. With the S55e, the yard wanted to retain emblematic size of the cruising boat which hit the headlines with the S55C. A blue water cruising catamaran which is above all, seaworthy and offers comfort at sea appreciated by families or couples cruising around the world. Builder: Marsaudon Composites - Length: 16.45 m - Beam: 8.48 m Unladen weight: 13.8 t - Draft: 1.30/3.05 m - Mainsail area: 101 m2 Solent area: 64.5 m2 - Spinnaker: 185 m2 - Number of cabins: 2 to 4 cabins Fresh water: 2 x 300 l - Diesel: 2 x 150 l - Motors: 2 x 55 hp Price: By quotation NEW 2017

Builder: SwissCat Yachts - Length: 18 m - Beam: 7.65 m Unladen weight: 14 t - Draft: 1.10/3.20 m - Mainsail area: 90 m2 Genoa area: 75 m2 - Gennaker: 134 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 doubles Fresh water: 2 x 250 l - Diesel: 2 x 400 l - Motors: 2 x 75 hp Price: € 1,280,000 ex-tax  


The Wave 58 is an original boat, since it is the result of the passion of two Polish sailors, both catamaran and blue water enthusiasts. The result is an accomplished catamaran, both seaworthy and comfortable. On display at the most recent Cannes boat show, it generated a lot of interest. Note that the yard offers a fully customizable boat, according to the wishes and desires of each owner. Sta Ana, the catamaran shown at Cannes, is currently making her way across the Atlantic, bound for charter work in the BVI…

Builder: Wave Catamarans - Length: 17.6 m - Beam: 9.20 m - Unladen weight: 14 t Draft: 1.30 m - Mainsail area: 106 m2 - Genoa area: 67 m2 - Gennaker: 170 m2 Number of cabins: of the owner’s choosing - Motors: 2 x 55 hp Price: by quotation


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The famous builder of sophisticated and top of the range monohulls is entering the catamaran world, by offering a boat designed by Enrico Contreas, the legendary builder of Mattias. The objective was to offer a comfortable and luxurious boat, of course, but also (high) performance one, since the architect assures us that the Icecat 61 will be capable of hitting speeds in excess of 25 knots. The performance hull will be able to sail up to 30° to the wind and with a draft of only 1 meter with the boards up, will be able to reach the most secluded of anchorages… The Icecat 61 (18.60m long and 8.20m wide) will also be available in carbon for the most demanding owners and those looking for ultimate performance. Hull number 1 is due to be launched in just a few months… Builder: Ice Yachts - Length: 18.60 m - Beam: 8.60 m - Unladen weight: 13.5 t - Draft: 1m/2.50 m - Mainsail area: 118 m2 - Solent area: 59 m2 Code 0: 160 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 to 4 doubles - Fresh water: 2 x 335 l - Diesel: 2 x 335 l - Motors: 2 x 55 hp - Price: on request



NEW 2017

Known for their aluminum cruising boats for sailing off the beaten track, Garcia have just announced their all new catamaran with evocative name: the Explocat 52. The aim of this aluminum cat is to be a seaworthy boat, which is robust and comfortable to take her crew wherever they think fit, in safety. A lot of work has gone into the carrying capacity and the boat’s natural ventilation. Insulation is increased, as is tankage, reflecting greater range and self-sufficiency.

NEW 2017

Nacarat is a 60 foot catamaran which has just been launched by Alia Yachts in Turkey. Drawn by Dubois Naval Architects, this catamaran has been designed to be fast and easy to use short-handed. The layout includes one hull solely for the owner, while to port, there are three double cabins, each with its own bathroom. Note that architects are working on the design for a larger Nacarat…

Builder: Garcia Yachting - Length: 15.85 m - Beam: 8.50 m Unladen weight: 19 t - Draft: 1.50 m - Mainsail area: 115 m2 Jib area: 52 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 doubles - Fresh water: 800 l Diesel: 800 l - Motors: 2 x 75 hp - Price: € 982,000 ex-tax

Builder: Alia Yachts - Length: 18.30 m - Beam: 8.69 m Unladen weight: 26.45 t - Draft: 1.65 m - Mainsail area: 118.2 m2 Genoa: 81.4 m2 - Gennaker: 154.6 m2 Number of cabins: 3 doubles + owner’s suite + crew - Fresh water: 1000 l Diesel: 1800 l - Motors: 2 x 110 hp - Price: by quotation

NORTHWIND MBOLO 55 The Spanish builder North Wind is getting into multihulls with the launch of this 55 foot catamaran called the Mbolo, whose program will be blue water cruising. On board the Mbolo 55, there will of course be a top of the range layout, offering 3 to 6 double cabins depending on individual choice. The hull has been designed for performance, and the cat will be able to be equipped with curved daggerboards or foils… The builder is currently in the process of developing another cat, of 65 feet which will be able to be discovered at the 2017 Düsseldorf show.

NEW 2017

Builder: North Wind Yachts - Length: 16.80 m - Beam: 9 m - Unladen weight: 11 t - Draft: 0.58 m Mainsail area: 119 m2 - Genoa: 60 m2 - Gennaker: 165 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 to 6 doubles Fresh water: 500 l - Diesel: 500 l - Motors: 2 x 59 hp - Price: € 1,097,000 ex-tax  


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NEW 2017

This top of the range catamaran is particularly innovative, with a longitudinal beam which takes the mast compression forces, allowing it to be set as far aft as possible, so giving the maximum possible space in the salon. This beam, which is a bit like a third, though not submerged, hull, stiffens the whole structure, giving greater flotation and comfort in a seaway. Hull number one has been sold, and is already in build. A catamaran which will be on display at the 2017 Cannes boat show. Builder: O Yachts - Length: 19.5 m - Beam: 9.05 m - Unladen weight: 13.5 t Draft: 0.56/3 m - Mainsail area: 100 m2 - Genoa: 100 m2 Number of cabins: 6 doubles - Fresh water: 1000 l Diesel: 1000 l - Motors: 2 x 80 HP - Price: € 1,860,000 ex-tax  

Unveiled this year, the Privilège Serie 6 is luxurious cruising catamaran which has been entirely redesigned by the yard’s design team and Marc Lombard compared to the 615, which is the model in the range it is replacing. The aim of this catamaran is to offer the sort of performance under sail expected by Privilège owners, while having increased volumes and exceptional comfort, both at anchor and under way. Builder: Privilège Marine - Length: 19.50 m - Beam: 9.20 m Unladen weight: 28.3 t - Draft: 1.85 m - Mainsail area: 132 m2 Genoa: 88 m2 - Gennaker: 200 m2 - Number of cabins: 4 or 5 doubles + skipper Fresh water: 1300 l - Diesel: 2000 l - Motors: 2 x 110 hp Price: € 1,964,000 ex-tax  

SIXTY6 HH 55 NEW 2017

The Sixty6 is a modern catamaran whose aim is to offer the best possible comfort on board. With almost 400m² of habitable space, there is room for that! The layouts offer not only 2 to 6 cabins, but also a sauna, a seethrough floor for looking at the sea and the fish beneath your feet and a 40m² flybridge. Of course, the boat is fully customizable to respond to the wishes of the individual owner… Builder: SunRide Catamarans - Length: 19.99 m - Beam: 11 m Unladen weight: 34 t - Draft: 1.60 m - Mainsail + genoa area: 250 m2 Code 0: 186 m2 - Spinnaker: 300 m2 - Number of cabins: 2 to 6 doubles Fresh water: 4 x 300 l - Diesel: 2 x 750 l - Motors: 2 x 200 hp Price: € 2,295,000 ex-tax  

NEW 2017

The HH66 was one of the most remarked upon catamarans at the recent Cannes boat show. And there’s no doubt the 55 will be the same when it will be seen at the 2017 Miami show (the 66 will also be on display at Miami). Built in carbon epoxy, the HH55 is a fast cruising boat, yet remains maneuverable by a short-handed crew. A catamaran equipped with curved daggerboards and T-rudder blades for gentler passage through the water and even better performance. A customizable catamaran, subject to the needs of the individual owner. Builder: Hudson Yacht & Marine - Length: 16.61 m - Beam: 8.3 m Unladen weight: 13 t - Mainsail area: 114.50 m2 - Genoa: 65.3 m2 Gennaker: 131 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Fresh water: 2 x 200 l Diesel: 2 x 300 l - Motors: 2 x 57 HP - Price: € 1,670,000 ex-tax  


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CK 64

NEW 2017

Built in Sealium (a thick aluminum), the CK64 is a true voyaging boat with four double cabins and two crew cabins. Note that it can be purchased under shared ownership (which is the case with hull number 1, currently in build), for a round the world program, and so comes fully equipped (radar, aircon, tender, watermaker, solar panels, wind generators, dive compressor, etc) for the price shown. A solid and comfortable boat for long term cruising… Builder: Squalt International - Length: 19.80 m - Beam: 9.20 m - Unladen weight: 19.5 t Draft: 1.50 m - Mainsail area: 120 m2 - Genoa: 130 m2 - Gennaker: 200 m2 Number of cabins: 4 doubles + 2 crew - Fresh water: 2 x 1000 l Diesel: 2 x 3100 l - Motors: 2 x 140 hp - Price: € 1,300,000 ex-tax  


525 ALLOY PureCat Ketch-rigged, with forward cockpit for sail handling at the foot of the mainmast to make the crew’s life easier, this new 2 foot catamaran designed by David de Villiers in New Zealand is particularly innovative and attractive. Built in aluminum, the prototype of this catamaran (at 62’) has been sailing since 2009 and has shown her full potential, with over 50,000 miles under her keels! According to her designer, the 525 Alloy PureCat will easily be capable of 250 mile days with a family crew.

NEW 2017

This is the flagship of the Seawind fleet, and hull number 1 is soon to be launched, and will be able to be seen at the 2017 Cannes boat show next September. The designers, Reichel Pugh, have of course sought to maintain the longstanding success of the range, with seaworthy boats which are easy to handle, but particularly offering good on-board living space. With daggerboards and modern hull, the 1600, which is built using infusion, will also be a quick boat. Builder: Seawind Catamarans - Length: 15.74 m - Beam: 7.9 m Unladen weight: 13 t - Draft: 0.54 m - Mainsail area: 100 m2 Jib area: 44.5 m2 - Gennaker: 92.5 m2 - Number of cabins: 3 or 4 doubles Fresh water: 600 l - Diesel: 750 l - Motors: 2 x 53 hp Price: US$ 839,000 ex-tax

OUTREMER 51 An evolution of the successful Outremer 49, the 51 is continuing her career. This welldesigned boat presents a good combination for sailors who enjoy travelling far, and comfortably, while enjoying their sailing… A boat whose design remains absolutely current - and whose layout and interior volume are totally in keeping with the expectations of today’s circumnavigators.

Builder: Outremer Yachting - Length: 15.27 m - Beam: 7.45 m Unladen weight: 10 t - Mainsail area: 91 m2 - Genoa: 40 m2 Gennaker: 110 m2 - Motors: 2 x 40 hp - Price: € 645,000 ex-tax


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Builder: De Villiers Yacht Design - Length: 16 m - Beam: 7.8 m Unladen weight: 13 t - Draft: 1m/2.10 m - Mainsail area: 70 m2 Genoa: 55.4 m2 - Gennaker: 97.4 m2 Number of cabins: to be chosen by the owner - Fresh water: 760 l Diesel: 820 l - Motors: 2 x 39 hp - Price: by quotation

GForce 1800 Designed by Schionning Designs, the Gforce 1800 is an 18 meter long catamaran, ready to take you to the ends of the Earth at top speeds in excess of 25 knots, and with averages between 12 and 16 knots. A true cruiser-racing boat, which does not forget on-board comfort, as shown by the layout inside this catamaran definitely aimed at blue water cruising. Builder: Owner’s choice - Length: 18.30 m - Beam: 8.60 m - Unladen weight: 11.5 t Mainsail area: Not quoted - Number of cabins: as desired by the owner Fresh water: 600 l - Diesel: 600 l - Motors: 2 x 75 hp - Price: By quotation

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LAGOON 52 As with the 450, the Lagoon 52 is now offered in an “F” version with a flybridge, or “S” version with a more traditional helm station on the aft face of the coachroof. Inside, both versions house layouts with impressive volumes, and under way, an undeniable ease of handling, with the aft-set rig and corresponding sailplan. A must-have for family cruising… Builder: Lagoon - Length: 15.84 m - Beam: 8.74 m - Unladen weight: 25.7 t (S) – 26.03 t (F) Mainsail area: 107 m2 - Self-tacking jib: 59 m2 - Genoa: 70 m2 - Motors: 2 x 57 hp Price: € 631,114 ex-tax (S) – € 671,000 ex-tax (F)


BALANCE 526 Seen at the Miami show last year, the Balance 526 is a pretty cruising catamaran with modern lines and a particularly comfortable and well-made layout. But it’s under sail where the Balance 526 shows her full potential, with average speeds of 10/12 knots and maximums over 20! All this with family crew, thanks to a successful deck layout making sailing easier. Builder: Nexus Yachts - Length: 16 m - Beam: 8.28 m - Unladen weight: 9.3 t Mainsail area: 98.36 m2 - Genoa: 45.46 m2 - Motors: 2 x 45 hp Price: US$ 1,299,000 ex-tax  

PRIVILEGE SERIE 5 With its compact, cleverly designed and ergonomic deck layout, the Serie 5 from the Privilège Marine yard is aimed at couples or families looking to sail easily around the world. But the ease of handling is not all: there is also remarkable comfort on board and the miles slip silently by, under sail. Also, as with all the Privilèges, there is the famous owner’s cabin, forward… Builder: Privilège Marine - Length: 15.24 m - Beam: 7.98 m - Unladen weight: 16.8 t Mainsail area: 86 m2 - Genoa: 52 m2 - Gennaker: 120 m2 - Motors: 2 x 55 hp Price: € 978,000 ex-tax

The Nautitech 54 is elegant, and very enjoyable to live aboard and sail. It gives some of the best performances in its class and the feel of the helm is a real pleasure. This catamaran has proven to be a great blue water cruising companion for families looking for a prestigious, comfortable model with a seaworthy behavior. This Nautitech is available in two versions: the 541 with a steering wheel and the 542 with two tillers located at the aft end of the hulls. Builder: Bavaria Catamarans - Length: 16.30 m - Beam: 8.55 m - Unladen weight: 14.9 t Mainsail area: 90 m2 - Genoa: 45 m2 - Gennaker: 115 m2 Motors: 2 x 75 hp - Price: € 850,190 ex-tax  

SABA 50 The Saba 50 remains the undeniable blue water cruising boat offered by the Fountaine Pajot yard. Easy to handle, she gives good performance under sail and a very successful layout. The owner’s cabin with own bathroom is really beautiful, and above all, practical. We also like the lounge deck situated above the bimini, showing great use of the living spaces.

Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Length: 14.98 m - Beam: 7.99 m Unladen weight: 14 t - Mainsail area: 83.5 m2 - Genoa: 57.5 m2 Motors: 2 x 55 hp - Price: € 616,000 ex-tax  

OUTREMER 5X Until the arrival of the 7X, the Outremer 5X remains the flagship of the Outremer fleet. This blue water boat is a prestigious model which eats up the miles as fast as possible, as long as the crew is capable of getting the best out of this insatiable racer. But the 5X also stands out with a very comfortable layout, perfectly designed for living on board. Builder: Outremer Yachting - Length: 17.98 m - Beam: 8.58 m - Unladen weight: 13.9 t Mainsail area: 122 m2 - Solent area: 59 m2 - Motors: 2 x 55 hp Price: € 1,065,000 ex-tax  


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ALIBI 54 The Alibi yard, based in Thailand for several years now, offers a range of catamarans from 54 to 65 feet. The Alibi 54 is a boat whose design is particularly successful. But looks aren’t everything, and in the case of the Alibi, it’s under sail that this blue water cruising boat shows her full potential, with top speeds over 20 knots, and some very impressive average speeds with family crews… Builder: Alibi Catamarans - Length: 17.4 m - Beam: 8.36 m - Unladen weight: 10.4 t Mainsail area: 112 m2 - Jib area: 43 m2 - Gennaker: 118 m2 - Motors: 2 x 40 hp or 2 x 57 hp Price: € 999,000 ex-tax  



Here is a boat which the Multihulls World testers were really seduced by. It must be said that this beautiful catamaran offers both innovative layouts, comfort, an outstanding finish and also impressive performance under sail. On board, averages of over 15 knots are possible, all in the shelter of the well-designed and user-friendly interior helm station.

Blue water cruising trimarans are rather rare. The idea is to be able to combine on-board volume with trimaran performance and the comfort at sea they produce. So the Rapido 60 is capable of taking up to eight people, in modern, practical and comfortable surroundings. The first example has already been launched and is showing its full potential with speed (over 25 knots) and comfort.

Builder: Multimarine - Length: 16.76 m - Beam: 8 m - Unladen weight: 9.8 t Mainsail area: 110 m2 - Jib area: 50 m2 - Gennaker: 120 m2 Motors: 2 x 40 hp - Price: 1,450,000 GBP ex-tax

Builder: Rapido Trimarans Ltd - Length: 18.1 m - Beam: 11.7 m Unladen weight: 8.6 t - Mainsail area: 125 m2 - Jib area: 71 m2 Gennaker: 130 m2 - Motors: 53 hp - Price: US$ 1,400,000 ex-tax  



This boat made history for the Fountaine Pajot yard, since it was their first sub60 footer to sport a flybridge. As a result, the Ipanema offers perfect ergonomics and great comfort, as much under way as at anchor. A blue water catamaran capable of meeting the requirements of owners, as well charterers, looking to make the most of life on the water.

Released in 2010, the Lagoon 560 continues to attract many sailors and remains to this day one of the most emblematic of Lagoon’s catamarans. The interior volume offered on board this model is certainly prestigious, and quite simply incredible, as is the comfort under way. And the icing on the cake, you can choose between numerous layout versions. Then you can really enjoy life in dream anchorages!

Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Length: 17.02 m - Beam: 8.88 m Unladen weight: 22.5 t - Mainsail area: 102 m2 - Genoa: 67 m2 Motors: 2 x 75 hp to 2 x 110 hp - Price: € 1,018,000 ex-tax  

Builder: Lagoon - Length: 17.07 m - Beam: 9.44 m - Unladen weight: 30.3 t Mainsail area: 126 m2 - Genoa: 81 m2 - Gennaker: 155 m2 Motors: 2 x 80 hp - Price: € 902,000 ex-tax  

LEOPARD 58 Well-canvassed, the 58 footer gives honest performances, thanks particularly to a full sail wardrobe (Code 0, gennaker or asymmetric spi). But it’s in the layout where the Leopard really scores, by offering numerous solutions from 3 to 6 double cabins. And then there is the magnificent deck cabin which would normally only be found on models over 80’, making it simply the very best… Builder: Robertson & Caine - Length: 17.56 m - Beam: 8.45 m - Unladen weight: 28 t Mainsail area: 129 m2 - Genoa: 58 m2 - Gennaker: 220 m2 - Motors: 2 x 75 hp Price: € 1,059,000 ex-tax


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Doubling the wind speed from the first zephyr, accelerating suddenly in a good breeze, and easing or even flying a hull then winning races without making the slightest concession to the aesthetics, the comfort and the luxury for cruising – this is the program for these gems, equipped with the best materials and technology. To be sailed with a very experienced skipper or sailor!


NEW 2017


NEW 2017

Presented at the Cannes Boat Show, its athletic look and the natural class suggested by its handsome silhouette and carbon hull didn’t go unnoticed. An all-carbon construction, techniques borrowed from the aerospace industry, aided by precision electronic systems all serve this Morrelli & Melvin-designed boat, whose speed polar diagrams will give you vertigo. The ‘haute couture’ of the nautical world. As an example, each daggerboard costs $200,000, and we won’t mention the carbon mast. The interior is in tune, everything is curved, ‘à la carte’, and nothing is too beautiful. So you don’t have to choose between speed, comfort and aesthetics. Builder: Hudson Yacht & Marine - Length: 20.10 m - Beam: 8.70 m Draft: 1.54/4 m - Unladen weight: 17 t - Mainsail area: 138 m² Jib area: 78 m² - Gennaker area: 155 m² - Fresh water: 2 x 300 l Fuel: 2 x 375 l - Engines: 2 x 75 hp - Price: From €2.6 M exc. taxes

After the takeover of the mythical name by ‘Grand Large Yachting’ this summer, we haven’t had to wait long to be informed of a new 68-footer, originally announced as a 65’. The 62’s cruiser/racer concept has here been re-launched, but on a bigger scale, with 4 or 5 cabins + crew quarters. We don’t yet have the exact specifications, but all the ingredients for a magic potion are present: sharp lines, hull and nacelle in carbon/epoxy and pre-impregnated in the stressed areas, an unladen weight of 17 tonnes and the possibility of removing 1 tonne of accommodation in the racing version. A maximum laden weight of 21 tonnes, to make things even better. The design team, consisting of VPLP, Wetzels Brown Partners, Patrick le Quément and Christophe Chedal-Anglay, promises a good vintage... Patience…


It surprised everyone when it came out in 2013, with a saloon which extends into the aft cockpit, but is quite open thanks to its retractable glazed areas. It is nonetheless an incredible machine, capable of out of the ordinary performance for an ultra-comfortable catamaran. Numerous innovations and good matching of the deck plan and the hydraulics allow it to be maneuvered with two fingers from the side helm positions. During a test, we sailed at over 10 knots in 5 knots of true wind – exciting. As for strong breezes, have a look at the photo! Fortunately it is equipped with effective load sensors.

Builder: Tag Yachts - Length: 18.28 m - Beam: 8.40 m Draft: 1.25/2.50 m - Unladen weight: 15.5 t - Mainsail area: 154 m² Jib area: 75 m² - Gennaker area: 180 m² - Engines: 2 x 75 hp Price: By quotation


The good news is that one of the two Banuls 60 (former MC²60) currently sailing in Asia will be present at the next International Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte. The other news is that they will be built in Thailand from now on, at Alibi. Weighing less than 10t, its ability to accelerate in light weather is as impressive as that of sailing at 30 knots over a long distance. The weight specification, obtained thanks to a combination of carbon and glass/epoxy/corecell laid in a female mold and subjected to post curing, can be improved further for a racing version with 100% carbon. Any takers?

Builder: MC2 catamaran - Length: 18.28 m - Beam: 8.60 m Draft: 1.40/3.20 m - Unladen weight: 9.3 t - Mainsail area: 118 m² Jib area: 56 m² - Engines: 2 x 54 hp - Price: By quotation

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70’ 80’

MULTIYACHTS FROM 70’ TO 80’ With these luxury semi-custom boats, on which a full crew can reside in complete privacy, two trends can be distinguished. One variant has a very slim rig and silhouette, with no flybridge and low weight, guaranteeing staggering average speeds. Another plays the luxury leisure sailing card, with a huge flybridge and living area, and all without the constraints of the commercial standards applicable to boats over 80’.


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Presented for its world preview at Cannes, this superb giant retains its elegant lines thanks to its designer’s subtle pencil strokes, but also represents a very successful synthesis of the expertise of the CNB-Lagoon hub in Bordeaux regarding luxury sailing boats. The multitude of living areas whose ergonomics and privacy have been meticulously designed, its owner’s suite with its private balcony and big dressing room, its huge, ultra-well equipped crew quarters, its huge aft watersports deck, and the quality of its semicustom finishing classify this catamaran as the first genuine (almost) production multihull superyacht. The results of the work carried out by the designer-architect team and the builder’s execution provide excellent blend between the requirements of cruising on all the seas, and the comfort the clientele expects during their inevitably brief holiday. All that for an attractive price: a success! Builder: Lagoon - Length: 23.28 m - Beam: 11 m - Draft: 1.90 m Unladen weight: 57 t - Sail area: 337 m² - Fresh water: 1,600 l Fuel: 2,800 l - Engines: 2 x 180 hp - Price: from 3.4 M€ exc tax

Ocean Explorer C-78

NEW 2017

The very successful German Frers-designed 60-footer augurs well for the quality which could come out of this more ambitious project. High performance is the aim, with a very slender rig; however a small flybridge is hidden under the coachroof extension, bringing together steering, sail handling and a sunbathing area. Carbon and titanium form part of the construction materials, and the engines are centered to optimize the trim. Four large cabins, including an owner’s suite and spacious crew’s quarters can be customized as you wish. The structure is in glass/epoxy, with carbon reinforcements, and an all-carbon version is possible. Builder: Ocean Quality System - Length: 23.98 m - Beam: 11.30 m - Draft: 0.80/3.20 m - Unladen weight: 36 t - Windward sail area: 337 m². Number of cabins: 4 + 2 - Water: 1,200 l - Fuel: 2 x 1,000 l - Engines: 2 x 150 hp - Price: By quotation


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Originally planned as the 6X, to complete the top end of the range, the flagship of the fleet has become the 7X in answer to the demand for very fast luxury sailing boats. The ‘family spirit’ is very present on this Outremer, which will be reliable and seaworthy enough for a round the world trip. The owner has the choice of skippering his boat himself, assisted by a sailor, or delegating this responsibility to a crew led by a captain. Although the accommodation plan can of course be customized, as standard it houses all the luxury conveniences of a yacht in its 74 feet, with two double guest cabins and an owner’s suite with fold down berths for the children, as well as a crew mess with 4 berths. Although the speed of the true wind will be the minimum reached in light airs, daily averages of over 350 miles will be possible once a good breeze sets in, all in the comfort of a huge lounge-bar-dining area with a panoramic view and genuine balconies forward and aft.

Builder: Outremer - Length: 23.50 m - Beam: 11.08 m - Draft: 1.70/3.70 m Unladen weight: 32 t - Windward sail area: 275 m² - Downwind sail area: 380 m² Fresh water: 2 x 600 l - Fuel: 2 x 1,200 l - Engines: 2 x 150 hp Price: By quotation

We can now say that there will be a before and after for this catamaran with explicitly urban looks. Francis Lapp designed this new line, which is available in a smaller size (58 and 48 feet) as well as a motor yacht version (with different underwater lines), developed as if the boat was intended for his personal use. With 300m² of living area, including a main deck and a flybridge (both 65m²), the interior can be fitted out on demand and with no constraints, as the angular volumes are similar to those of an appartment, free from any interference from the structure. Innovative technical and accommodation design processes allow the owner to have the greatest livability in the category, and to customize the decoration, assisted by the interior design studio set up by the builder. Completed by an aft deck and a huge garage, everything has been planned to appeal to the clientele for much bigger luxury yachts.


SUNREEF SUPREME 68 Builder: Sunreef Yachts - Length: 20.05 m Beam: 10.50 m - Draft: 1.80 m Unladen weight: Not stated - Mainsail area: 135 m² Genoa area: 97 m² - Fresh water: 4,800 l Fuel: 2,800 l - Engines: 2 x 225 hp Price: By quotation NEW 2017

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70’ 80’ MC77 CAT


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The Hong Kong-based builder, a specialist in ultrasophisticated racing boats, is preparing the ground in the market for fast, hightech catamarans, with this new semi-custom project, which will be presented at Düsseldorf. A 50’ and a 60’ are now being built, following the Cannes Boat Show, where the Multiyacht made an impression. Four accommodation layouts are planned for the nacelle, and two for the hulls. The construction is carried out with all the best solutions. To be continued. Builder: McConaghy Boats - Length: 23.60 m - Beam: 10.25 m Engines: 2 x 150 hp - Price: 5,3M $


Since its launch in 2003 with the n°1 of the 74s ‘CHE’ – the first semi-custom luxury catamaran with a flybridge – no fewer than 14 boats of over 70’ have been p roduced in Gdansk, Poland, which shows the success encountered by the formula. The new 74’ (launched in 2014) is a real success, with six boats already in the water, the last two models being dedicated to charter. They have more panoramic vertical hull portlights, and are equipped with a real storeroom – a genuine annex to the 10m² fitted-kitchen -style galley situated on the main deck.

Builder: Sunreef Yachts - Length: 23.30 m - Beam: 10.10 m Draft: 0.80/3.20 m - Unladen weight: 55 t - Windward sail area: 332 m². Number of cabins: 3 to 5 + 2 - Water: 1,800 l Fuel: 2 x 3000 l - Engines: 2 x 225 hp - Price: By quotation

With six boats sailing since 2006, the former 745 is the best-selling production catamaran over 70’. It has become the Serie 7, with a complete revamp and interiors redesigned by Franck Darnet. Already positioned at the luxury end of the market at its creation in 1985, the company confirms its ability to create custom-finished accommodation. A Turkish bath was even fitted in one boat. The reliability of this model, which is used a lot for charter, needs no further proof. And the famous cabin in the central nacelle is a real ‘must’... Builder: Privilège Marine - Length: 22.70 m - Beam: 10.90 m Draft: 2.45 m - Unladen weight: 44 t - Windward sail area: 274 m² Number of cabins: 4 or 5 + 1 - Water: 1,300 l - Diesel: 2 x 1,000 l Engines: 2 x 150 hp - Price: €3,988,000 exc tax


The 70 is the 59’s big sister, with a similarly-sized panoramic cockpit-saloon module. It’s above all in the hulls that we find the extra 3.3 meters which give it a speedy look. With 6 cabins, including one for the skipper, the program is oriented towards very comfortable, fast ocean cruising. The first model had its sail area increased to 272 m² on a 30-meter mast. Builder: Catana - Length: 20.86 m - Beam: 9.49 m Unladen weight: 26.5 t - Windward sail area: 215 m² Number of cabins: 3 or 4 - Water: 800 l - Diesel: 2 x 1000 l Engines: 2 x 150 hp - Price: from 2.6 M€


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From this size upwards, we enter the custom world where everything, or almost everything, is allowed. 4 deck levels are possible. Luxury and customization are only limited by the imagination and classification constraints. The equipment and service aboard are worthy of the most beautiful yachts in the world.

PRIVILEGE S8 BY LONG ISLAND Built by JFA, experienced in the construction of luxurious and very robust custom yachts, this semi-custom aluminum and composite catamaran has all the assets necessary for ocean cruising or even exploration in absolute comfort, with silent operation and an absence of vibration. It’s nice compact proportions, seen from the outside, nevertheless offer the services of a 150-foot yacht. The owner’s panoramic cabin at the forward end of the nacelle, with access to the forward trampoline is huge, and doesn’t block the view of the sea from the lounge. A second boat is under construction, and an S 10 version is on the drawing board.

NEW 2017

Builder: JFA Yachts - Length: 26.25 m - Beam: 11.93 m - Draft: 2.24 m - Unladen weight: 60 t Windward sail area: 370 m² - Downwind sail area: 485 m² - Fresh water: 3,000 l Fuel: 3,800 l - Engines: 2 x 380 hp - Price: By quotation


NEW 2017

Launched in 2010 with the 102’ then the 82’, which had an interior jacuzzi in the owner’s cabin, the builder’s Double Deck range has filled out, with this new intermediate size. With the 180° cabin at the front and a mezzanine in the saloon, it offers 300m² of liveable area and a huge flybridge. Its exact specifications are not yet known, but the mold to produce the hull in resin composite materials is already operational. We’re counting on the builder to surprise us at the planned launch in the middle of 2017.

Builder: Sunreef Yachts - Length: 26.80 m - Beam: 11.20 m - Draft: 2.30 m - Windward sail area: 395 m² Fresh water: 2 x 800 l - Fuel: 2 X 4,000 l - Engines: 2 x 425 hp - Price: By quotation

RUIYING YACHTS 110 The La Rochelle-based architects’ office, BerretRacoupeau, has created this 110-foot ‘one-off’, in close cooperation with a Chinese builder, Ruiying Yachts. It will be built in aluminum and the level of finish promises to be among the most sophisticated. Its ‘double deck’ design is discreet, as the forward platform, housing a spacious master cabin with a balcony, is lowered between the hulls, giving the boat the lines of a single decker, and retaining the panoramic view from the lounge-saloon. Thanks to an aft platform system, under which a large tender is stowed, the owner can enjoy a sunbathing area or store two jet-skis. Once lowered for launching, it forms a very nice bathing platform. Builder: Ruiying Yachts - Length: 33.45 m - Beam: 14.85 m - Draft: 2.30 m Unladen weight: 150 t - Engines: 2 X 475 hp - Price: By quotation


NEW 2017

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MOTOR MULTIHULLS Every year, the builders try to outdo each other, using their imagination to develop new motor catamarans. Following the example of their sailing counterparts, motor catamarans are revolutionizing the motor boating world by offering boats which are more comfortable, more liveable and consume less, while having better performance...



NEW 2017

NEW 2017

In the tradition of the popular MY 37, Fountaine Pajot is launching a new motor catamaran, the MY 44, which will be presented for its world premiere at Düsseldorf in January. Aboard the MY 44, we find all the features of a motor yacht, with the advantages of a catamaran as a ‘plus’. We particularly appreciated the owner’s hull and the guest cabins, as well as the huge flybridge. Offered with 2 x 260 hp as standard, the MY 44 can be equipped with 2 x 300 hp or 2 x 435 hp as an option.

Discovering the sailing X5 for the first time revealed an up-market design and a particularly well thought-out boat. In the same tradition – but on a completely new hull, designed for motoring – the builder has started building an X5 Power model. This motor catamaran is aimed at owners looking for a comfortable boat to live aboard and go longterm cruising. As on the sailing version, every detail has been studied by professionals and sailors to meet the needs of future owners in the best way possible. To be seen at the end of 2017...

Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Length: 13.40 m - Beam: 6.61 m Engines: 2 x 260 hp - Range: 1000 miles - Fuel capacity: 2 x 1000 l Price: 555,500 euros exc. tax

Builder: Xquisite Yachts - Length: 16.40 m - Beam: 8 m Engines: 2 x IPS 350 pod drives - Diesel capacity: 1600 l Price: By quotation



Inspired by the Serie 5, the Euphorie is the new motor catamaran designed by Privilège Marine. We therefore find aboard the comfort and volumes of the 50-footer; however the hull has been heavily modified to offer performance worthy of a genuine motor boat. Other new features on this model - a real flybridge and an elegant hard top, as well as 2 x 180hp engines, allowing it to reach a cruising speed of 12 knots with quite reasonable fuel consumption. Launch of the n°1 planned for 2017.

Builder: Privilège Marine - Length: 15.25 m - Beam: 7.98 m Engines: 2 x 180 hp - Cruising speed: 12 knots Diesel capacity: 1200 l - Price: 1,066,000 euros exc. tax


NEW 2017

With a full range (38, 44 and 48 feet), Aquila is offering comfortable boats for cruising and enjoying life aboard. But with this 36-footer, the builder is offering a really innovative boat, designed so you can enjoy water sports to the full. The big cockpit for welcoming your friends, as well as the powerful engines (outboards) for excitement, and the two double cabins (each with a private heads) for living aboard, make this Aquila 36 the boat capable of meeting all expectations. See it in Miami, in 2017. Builder: Sino Eagle Yacht - Length: 10.89 m - Beam: 4,44 m Engines: 2 x 250 - 2 x 300 - 2 x 350 hp Diesel capacity: 2 x 675 l - Price: US$ 329,000 exc. tax

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Motor NEW 2017

LAGOON SEVENTY 8 A shock! On seeing the SEVENTY 7 at the Cannes Boat Show, visitors, professionals and yacht enthusiasts got a real shock. It must be said that, for a trial, Lagoon has succeeded in a real masterstroke (see the full test in this edition). Next year we will be seeing the motor version of the big Lagoon, called the SEVENTY 8. We can easily imagine the interior volumes, which will be in the same vein as those of its sailing cousin. As for the expected performance figures, they are being kept secret for the moment. Roll on Cannes 2017, to see it!

Builder: Lagoon - Length: 23.80 m - Beam: 11 m - Engines: NC - Architects: VPLP - Exterior design: Patrick le Quément - Interior design: Nauta Design - Price: On request


MARES 65 In the Mares Catamarans range, we find the new 45-footer, and this brand-new 65-footer currently under construction, which will be in the water during 2017. This catamaran will be available in an ‘Open Bridge’ or ‘Sky Lounge’ version. This latter version allows an additional cabin to be offered on the flybridge. With a top speed of 35 knots and a 28knot cruising speed, the distance between two anchorages will inevitably be very short...

NEW 2017

Multimarine is offering a brand-new very comfortable motor boat, whose distinctive feature is being able to adapt to all requirements. Are you looking for a boat in which to live aboard and go long-term cruising, or take people diving, and even make a floating home, or, why not, a cinema studio? Well the Dazcat Powercat can meet your needs. With its futuristic looks, you won’t go unnoticed aboard this catamaran, whose construction is – as always –faultless!

NEW 2017

Builder: Mares Catamarans - Length: 19.80 m - Beam: 6.40 m Engines: Volvo IPS 1200 - Top speed: 35 knots Cruising speed: 28 knots - Price: 2,700,000 US$ exc. tax


Builder: Multimarine Manufacturing Ltd. - Length: 14.70 m - Beam: 6 m Engines: Not stated - Diesel capacity: 1000-1500 l Price: £ 850,000 exc. tax

NEW 2017

The Aero 50 is the latest boat from Aerofleet. A motor catamaran which allows long-term cruising in great comfort to be envisaged. The accommodation offers four double cabins and two heads. The hull, designed by the JoubertNivelt office, allows long cruises with optimized consumption, as well as being able to go fast when required, to reach the destination quickly. As for all the boats in the range, the builder can meet any specific requirements.

Builder: Aerofleet - Length: 15.20 m - Beam: 7.80 m - Engines: 2 x 75 hp - Speed: Not quoted - Diesel capacity: 2 x 200 l - Price: 550,000 euros exc. tax


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NEW 2017

Discovered this year, the Leopard 43 PC is a catamaran we appreciated during our test (Multihulls World 149). The dynamic assessment was very positive, and the boat inspires total confidence at sea. It is fast and agile, very well balanced in trim, and very efficient. In a 3 or 4-cabin version, this Power 43’ will give a lot of pleasure to its users; 8 crew will really be able to enjoy the cruise, as the various areas are complementary. Builder: Robertson & Caine - Length: 13 m - Beam: 6.72 m - Engines: 2 x 260 hp Top speed: 23 knots - Diesel capacity: 1000 l - Price: 379,000 euros exc. tax



NEW 2017

Aventura is launching into motor catamarans, with a very pretty 10-meter boat, the Aventura 10 Power. Discovered at the 2016 Cannes Boat Show, this catamaran, designed by the Lasta Design Studio, offers attractive accommodation for life aboard (3 or 4 double cabins and a large saloon capable of welcoming up to 8 people). We particularly appreciated the flybridge, the forward cockpit and the clever swinging transom, which closes the cockpit when at sea. NEW 2017

Builder: Aventura Catamarans - Length: 9.98 m - Beam: 5.35 m Engines: 2 x 110 hp - Cruising speed: 12 knots - Diesel capacity: 900 l Price: 219,000 euros exc. tax

SwissCat Yachts continues its development in blue-water cruising multihulls, and is offering this brand-new boat, called the eP43. This motor catamaran is aimed at sailors who above all want to enjoy the catamaran’s advantages – volume, privacy, reduced consumption and performance – without however remaining dependent on the ups and downs of the weather conditions. The accommodation has been developed to offer from 2 to 4 double cabins, with a modern, comfortable design. As for the performance, the R & D department has announced a transatlantic range... Builder: SwissCat Yachts - Length: 12.95 m - Beam: 6.40 m Engines: 2 x 110 hp - Range: transatlantic - Price: 480,000 euros exc. tax

PRIVILEGE FURIO Privilège has always believed in motor catamarans (remember the Euphorie in the 90s, then the Transcats...). In addition to the Euphorie currently under construction, the builder is offering a modern vision of the motor cat, with the Furio. The idea is to be able to cruise fast if the fancy takes you (27 knots announced by the builder), but also be able to cross the oceans to go and cruise among the islands. The range is therefore that of an Atlantic crossing. A fast, prestigious boat, with a resolutely modern design.

Builder: Privilège Marine - Length: 19.35 m - Beam: 8.90 m Engines: from 2 x 435 to 2 x 900 hp - Top speed: 27 knots Range: transatlantic - Diesel capacity: 2 x 3,200 l - Price: By quotation NEW 2017


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Motor CATHUGO i54 PC A 25-knot top speed in comfort only a catamaran can offer – here is the Cathugo i54PC, the first example of which is currently being built at Krake Catamarans, in Germany. The boat’s design is particularly successful, and the accommodation is innovative, with a round central saloon cleverly separating the steering position from the living areas. The builder’s range also includes a 43 and a 66-footer. Builder: Krake Catamarans - Length: 16.23 m - Beam: 8.40 m - Engines: 2 x 310 kW - Top speed: 25 knots Diesel capacity: 2200 l - Price: 1,990,000 euros exc. tax

FLASHCAT 70 POWER The Spanish builder Flash Catamarans will be launching its brand-new boat next spring. The FlashCat 70 Power is a luxurious catamaran built using infusion techniques, which demonstrates –in an impressive size – all the builder’s expertise, already seen on previous boats, notably the FlashCat 43S. On this 70-footer, the volumes are particularly well-used, to meet the owners’ expectations.

Builder: Flash Catamarans - Length: 21.50 m - Beam: 9.60 m Engines: 2 x 330 hp - Diesel capacity: 2 x 8000 l - Price: By quotation

FOUNTAINE PAJOT MY 37 With the MY 37, Fountaine Pajot has hit hard, offering a prestigious boat, easily able to rival the best that the motor boating world has to offer. The accommodation is particularly successful, the finishing exemplary, and the liveable volume aboard (we are aboard a 37-footer) is really impressive. Under way, the MY 37 is particularly fast (20 knot top speed), whilst offering a range of 1,000 miles at 7 knots. Builder: Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts - Length: 11 m - Beam: 5.10 m Engines: 2 x 150 to 2 x 220 hp - Cruising speed: 8/9 or 13/16 knots Diesel capacity: 2 x 600 l - Price: 294,000 euros exc. tax

LAGOON 40 MY With the 40 MY, Lagoon is offering an intelligent, well-designed boat, which is easy to use and maintain. The idea here is to offer a catamaran capable of taking you far, in excellent comfort at a cruising speed of between 8 and 10 knots. Enough to cover around 240 miles per day. Strong, compact and able to be beached, the MY 40 is well suited to getting away from it all.

Builder: Lagoon - Length: 11.99 m - Beam: 6.79 m - Engines: 2 x 80 hp Cruising speed: 8 knots - Diesel capacity: 300 l Price: 269,100 euros exc. tax

BALI 4.3 MY The Bali range, from 40 to 58 feet, wouldn’t be complete without a motor catamaran. Logically, the builder chose the 4.3 as the basis – but with a completely re-worked hull – to create its vision of the motor catamaran. With its rigid forward platform, its flybridge and its saloon-cockpit all in one, the 4.3 MY has all the features of a motor launch, with the addition of the range (2,500 miles at 8 knots), the speed and the comfort! Builder: Catana - Length: 12.7 m - Beam: 7.12 m - Engines: 2 x 160 hp Range: 2,500 miles - Diesel capacity: 1,600 l Price: 367,500 euros exc. tax

AQUILA 44 With the 44, as for its big sister the 48, Aquila has used all the dimensions in the best possible way, so as to offer the maximum living area for those lucky enough to sail aboard it. Designed for cruising, whether blue-water or charter use, the Aquila 44 is a boat which is easy to live with, both at sea and at anchor. It is available as standard in a 3 cabin, 3 heads version, but the builder is offering numerous customization solutions to meet all requirements. Builder: Sino Eagle Yacht - Length: 13.44 m - Beam: 6.56 m - Engines: 2 x 225 hp Diesel capacity: 1,100 l - Price: 581,501 US$ exc. tax


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JAGUAR 48 Bought out not long ago by Hudson Yacht (the builder of HH catamarans), Jaguar catamarans will be able to take advantage of all the builder’s expertise. Designed by Dixon Yacht Design, the Jaguar 48 is capable of maintaining a top speed of 25 knots (with the 370 hp engines), or covering the miles and consuming very little, at speeds which would leave sailing crews dreaming... Builder: Hudson Yacht & Marine - Length: 14.47 m - Beam: 6.82 m - Engines: 2 x 260 to 2 x 370 hp Speed: 25 knots - Diesel capacity: 1,500 l - Price: By quotation



Perfectly suited to coastal wanderings or discovering an archipelago, whatever the latitude, the Leopard 51 PC is also capable of undertaking ocean passages. With the 2 x 370hp engines, the 51 PC reaches a 25 knot top speed, and can hold an average of 20 knots. A catamaran with real seakeeping qualities, aboard which you can receive your guests in really welcoming accommodation and appreciable volumes.

This is the flagship of the Fountaine Pajot Motor Yacht fleet, and for this reason, it will appeal equally to jetsetters looking for a prestigious boat as well as cruisers looking for a boat capable of taking them to the other side of the world at a comfortable and economical speed – a program for which it also excels. A coherent boat with well-known seakeeping qualities.

Builder: Robertson & Caine - Length: 15.54 m - Beam: 7.64 m Engines: 2 x 370 hp - Top speed: 25 knots - Diesel capacity: 1,500 l Price: 595,000 euros exc. tax

Builder: Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts - Length: 16.75 m - Beam: 7.80 m Engines: from 2 x 435 to 2 x 670 hp - Top speed: 24 knots Diesel capacity: 3,000 l - Price: 1,655,000 euros exc. tax



Bakri Cono, based in Thailand, is offering a whole range of sailing and motor catamarans. The Heliotrope 48 is a boat capable of meeting several programs, from a weekend with friends to a long-term voyage. Its cruising speed is between 10 and 12 knots, whilst top speed is 22 knots. The builder is offering two accommodation versions, but can meet any specific requirements. Builder: Bakri Cono - Length: 14.75 m - Beam: 7.23 m - Engines: 2 x 180 hp Top speed: 22 knots - Diesel capacity: 2,000 l - Price: 637,000 euros exc. tax

With the 630 MY, Lagoon is offering a prestigious boat for hedonists looking for a comfortable boat in which to go far. The accommodation is equal to what the demanding motor yacht clientele will expect. Its range will allow it to cross the Atlantic, which opens up ocean cruising perspectives which are quite rare on this kind of boat.

Builder: Lagoon - Length: 19.50 m - Beam: 10 m Engines: 2 x 260 or 2 x 300 hp - Top speed: 17 knots Diesel capacity: 3,000 l - Price: 1,479,000 euros exc. tax

SUNREEF POWER 70 Sunreef is one of the builders which has always believed in the potential of motor catamarans - this explains the complete range of PowerCats, of from 60 to 90 feet, not counting the projects for a 150-footer and a 210-foot trimaran. The emblematic model remains the 70 Power, a boat which allows you to envisage all kinds of accommodation, with an impressive amount of volume available. From the Expedition version to the most luxurious example, the builder is of course able to meet all expectations and requirements. Builder: Sunreef Yachts - Length: 21.40 m - Beam: 9.30 m - Engines: from 2 x 370 to 2 x 875 hp Diesel capacity: 2 x 2,500 l - Price: By quotation


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ENJOY THE NE EXT LEVEL The sea s in front of you, the wind w in your hair: from the flybridge you have the best view v – and in addition a large deck for relaxing and sunbathing.

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There’s 25 years between these two Outremer catamarans and 25cm difference in freeboard. The older one is closely followed by the new one. The company really knows how to maintain and even improve performance while creating a contemporary design

Unlike monohulled yachts, which have been sailing the seas for over a hundred years, it’s been barely a quarter of a century since production multihulls have started to colonize the waters. The exterior shape of the most recent cruising catamarans denotes an evolution in demand applied to a new style of sailing. So what’s happened these past 25 years of production? How have the designers and shipyards adapted to the changing clientele? Let’s back up a little to have a look and try and f igure it out.

Text: Norbert Conchin Photos: DR

By the early 1990s, the limits of safety and seaworthiness were well-understood for fiberglass monohulls, to the point that development was tending more toward sophistication, but the fact they were running out of steam indicated change on the horizon. One of the strongest responses came in the form of the cruising catamaran, which offered significantly more volume, and the advantage of eradicating heeling, evoking landlubber -style comfort, which has not been lost on a good number of sailors. But in smaller sizes, there were still a few question marks, notably concerning safety. So efforts were initially put into building boats for sailing safely and taking on the elements, because the increase in comfort would naturally follow the increase in living


space, the view outside and the stability . And so the specifications put to VPLP for the Lagoon 55 in 1987, can be summed up in three points: elegant like a monohull, habitable and easy to make it go fast. These formed the basis for production multihulls, though there was no feedback on the part of potential buyers, who, due to having not enough experience, had to be satisfied with what was on offer. This was already a lot, compared with a monohull. There’s no point in saying how much this has changed and that the aforementioned specifications for a current 52 footer are significantly higher, because listening to client wishes and reviewing their way of sailing have constituted the biggest evolution, accor -

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The difference in hull width and the increase in deck area between this Marquises 56 from 1990 and the all-new Ipanema 58 are plain to see

ding to naval architect Olivier Racoupeau. And difficult to satisfy everyone, he says, as there were two categories clearly defined at the time: racing boats or cruising boats. But 25 years later, the market is divided into a multitude of available products. Y ou’ve only got to look at this year’ s Buyer’s Guide to see this. There’ s something for every taste and every desire, from the smallest to the largest, fast or comfortable, or both, sophisticated or simple, for blue water cruising or just for the summer , or for racing, or even exploration. While by the late 80s there were barely 20 models representing the entire world production, of which 80% were French, there are more than a hundred today, of every type. And so every type of sailor can find what they’re looking for, be it on two or three hulls. But by a long way, the 40 -55 foot cruising catamaran is the equivalent of the four-door family sedan, that is to say is the biggest market sector. It’ s in this most representative size that we’ll concentrate our investigations, and our comparisons between veterans and contemporary boats will look, this time, at the external structure before investigating layouts and interiors in a forthcoming edition.

A new attitude Undoubtedly the biggest evolution has been the way people have gotten into sailing over time, continually seeking greater comfort and ease of use, to the point of ignoring the shape of modern multihulls, and this is due to several determining factors. First off, the popularity of cruising has favored the development of charter management, itself boosted by tax incentive schemes. Charter fleets have allowed more people, some with no experience, to cruise with or without a skipper in paradise destinations, or simply enjoy seaside vacations. These have been their big motivation, the experience fulfilling their desires. And also the fantastic technical progress initiated by offshore racing, even if not all the innovations are transferable to cruising boats, says Marc V an Peteghem. Also, industrial advances that have allowed naval architects and boat builders to overcome safety constraints and to experience conceptual freedom to focus more on the enjoyment of living on board and the ease of function of the boat. Finally, the growth of yachting at the beginning of the twenty-first century has given rise to pioneering custom catamarans, as we are reminded by Jean-Jacques Coste, in the areas of style and design, with

large bathing platforms aft, dining areas with a cockpit bar , both forward and aft, flybridges and sunbathing areas on every level without even mentioning ergonomics and hardware. As has happened in the house-building or automobile sectors, such features have certainly considerably influenced users. And so these are attributes which couldn’t simply remain just for the privileged.

Exponential change It goes without saying that change is important, boats are no more than something whose only purpose is to sail the seas in safety or quickly but which are above all destined to lead their passengers from one nice location to another, on the water of course, and at the same time be a mobile vacation home. And the boatbuilders’ response has been progressive, so as not to upset seafaring opinion. So beginning with the outline of a Marquises 56 from the early nineties, which visually brought together aerodynamics and hydrodynamics, a first step had been taken with elevating coachroofs and vertical hatches as well as slight increases in freeboard in the late nineties and early 2000s, which critics of the day felt to be appropriate. This trend accelerated toward the late 2000s to the point that it appeared the coachroof had been taking V iagra, with the windows growing accordingly , and opening more and more, notably into the cockpit. And cockpits, since we’re talking about them, have seen their area increase hugely, and now we see the appearance of the mini sunbathing area forward. In between, the nacelle has been lengthened, by a half, now making up over two-thirds of the length overall. The hulls have gotten fatter , become taller and much wider, seeing the same size increases as the nacelles, going from making up a quarter of the beam, to now being one third. For the 40 footers to absorb this increase in hull size, the beam has increased by around 12%, making them almost a meter wider . Also, their shape has evolved, with wider stern sections guaranteeing bathing steps worthy of royalty. Coming to the end of the decade, the bimini was transformed into a proper rigid cover, even integrating the mainsheet traveler and sometimes a raised helm station. From 2010, things became more emphasized: the bimini became an integral part of the roof, which harmoniously covered the salon and the cockpit in one go.


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So a new factor had systematically come to feature in the concept: professional design had become indispensable. Effectively to cater for this extra corpulence, the yards had to call on teams of naval architects, designers, ergonomics experts and stylists who work closely together to manage the calories continually being injected.

Design and ergonomics Since we never stop such a good thing, the tops of the 40 footers now sport small flybridges with sunbeds, while big flybridges, fully equipped with seating, mini-bars, helm stations and huge sunbathing areas previously only seen on superyachts, are now becoming common on the over -50’ production catamarans. For maximum domestic use, we have seen the arrival of forward cockpits, with bench seating for having aperitifs. The latest development to date is that the trampoline has been replaced by the nacelle, now covering the whole length of the boat. Y ou can dine there or loll about on almost The addition of extra 16m² of sunbathing area on a 40 foorelaxation spaces ter. What’s more, you can go directly characterizes new inside the salon, via a door forward. “family” catamarans. Ten people can now As for the transom, this can now sail in the same compivot down to become a bathing platfort that five would form across the whole width of the have had previously boat. So to sum up, in 25 years, the usable area of the main deck of a 42’ cruising catamaran has gone from 45m² to almost 85m², the coachroof height from 1.75m to almost 2m, the width of the hulls from 1.70m to 2.50m and the sugarscoops from 0.50m to 1.50m. On paper, what more is needed to live life to the full? But the figures don’ t tell the whole story , and progress has not solely been achieved by the available area, but also by design and ergonomics. Famous designer , Patrick Le Quément says on the subject, “The big advance has been a global debate led by all the designers and manufacturers”. “The coachroof has to integrate perfectly , but the view of the opposite bow from the helm station is obligatory” according to Franck Darnet, who, among other things, is involved with cockpit ergonomics. Not only this, but the design concentrated on aesthetics, to overcome any heaviness brought by these new dimensions and produce an elegant silhouette, recognizable to the brand. Also, the integration of numerous ergonomic parameters to improve use, whether that be for relaxation or for improving handling. It’s clear that this work has borne fruit, and all that’ s needed is to sail a few miles on

board to see this. The seats are comfortable and well-positioned: gone are the cockpit coamings which would dig into your back and give you a stiff neck; sail trimming is now naturally at hand. No longer any need to go and get soaked at the mastfoot, sheeting in, easing out, taking in a reef: all done single-handedly without leaving the helm. Space for moving around the deck has been

The ergonomics of the helm stations has greatly improved ease of maneuvers, especially for novices. Several people can be here without getting in each other’s way

Sailing diligently and responsibly is by far the most important thing builders are focusing on


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You can clearly see the difference in access to the water between a first generation 56 footer and a brand new 40

The latest development: integrated foredeck with dining table and sunbathing area instead of the trampoline. The nacelle now takes up all the usable space on a catamaran

minutely examined, so as not to interfere with relaxation or wor king areas or get in the way at all. So now we will find 10 or 12 people without realizing it on a current 40 footer, something which would have been almost impossible on a vintage 50 footer . Stacks of space for all the family , and even friends of friends, all happy, with comfortable cushions anywhere you’d want to sit. All very well, but at a cost. And that cost is weight. But the sail area hasn’t really evolved: 90m² upwind for a 42 footer which has increased from 7.5 to 13.5 tonnes, almost double. As for the height of the boom, it now sits sometimes over 4 meters above the water, and we don’ t talk about the wetted area being much greater, nor about the resistance to forward movement. If the changes made to hulls have allowed all this in a steady wind (the polars are the same in 20 knots of wind between a 1990 catamaran and its current equivalent: 10.5 knots at 90°), we can legitimately ask the question about what happens in medium conditions or in light airs? Y et a few architectural/stylistic strategies have even allowed performances to improve. With vertical bows, the increased waterline length gives better figures, and slipping through the water downwind is much improved. The appearance of a step above the waterline has generated more hull area, without impinging too much on the wetted surface. Finally the recent trend of setting the rig further aft on the coachroof and the emergence of spars for downwind sails (and modern downwind

sails themselves, which can be carried from 50° off the wind), allow for much more sail area forward, in size and angle. This is allowing the boats to shift along very convincingly and keep up good average speeds in all conditions, while at the same time being easy to handle. Y ou only need to look at the results from some of the transatlantic rallies such as the ARC to be convinced. The crossing times which have been similar for years are now often being improved upon by newcomers. Daily average runs of 200 miles can be achieved more serenely than previously , and crews arrive at the other side in great shape, which wasn’t necessarily the case 20 years ago!

Many possibilities Note that, statistically, you are unlikely to be a performance-addict. But if this is the case, you have a wide selection of options available to you, starting with a fast, pure sporting craft whose sole aim is speed. Or if you dream of expedition sailing and going up to Spitsbergen, the choice of a highly prepared cruising catamaran is also an option. So, many possibilities to fit in with every sailor’s profile, but the challenge for tomorrow, admits Olivier Racoupeau, will see production cruising catamarans (in their quest to attract ever more sailors) head toward greater ease of use and maybe even fully automated sail plans. W atch this space…

Over the course of 25 years, the available space, which was already big on first generation catamarans (here, a Catana 40 and a Bali 4.0) has become quite simply colossal, but without detriment to the boat’s profile which is compact and attractive.


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ANCHORING With a good anchoring setup, you can enjoy the moment with no stress…

It is universally accepted that the time spent at anchor on a round the world trip, or even on a summer cruise, represents the bulk of the total time, and even up to 90% in some cases. And this is why the characteristics and installation of your anchor when preparing your boat are so important. Anchors, like windlasses, have made huge advances in recent years, and the way in which they are used is just as important as ever. Let’s take a look.

Text: Olivier Barret Photos: DR

ANCHORS Who has never felt a little apprehension, when dropping off to sleep, or when ashore and losing sight of the bay and its marvels (talking about your boat here) swinging nonchalantly at the end of a chain, itself attached to a lump of metal weighing a few kilos called an anchor? Can anyone claim to have never dragged? Anyone who has never encountered electrical problems just when hauling up the anchor will recount tales of a fantastic cruise. So what we’re really interested in is the principal elements for anchoring a modern 40-50 foot catamaran: the anchor, the chain, the windlass and the power required.

First of all, the anchor (15 to 25 kilos). Modern plow types with weighted tips have shown their efficiency by burying faster than older types, and especially only dragging slowly when conditions increase, rather than breaking out. The downside is they work better with chain four or five times the depth of water as opposed to three, as we are always (wrongly) told. The alternative is a fluke anchor (Danforth-style anchor). These will hold very well in sand, less so in weed, but always choose one with a long stock so it will reset properly if you have turned through 180°. Whichever type, be aware of the option to use an anchor buoy, and rode or chain to set a tandem anchor. Finally, having tried experimenting with it, one is advised to carry a light fluke anchor on board (with long stock, as mentioned) and a weighted line (or rode and a short length of chain) which will come in handy when you have a problem or when you need to do something with your main anchor.

A modern plow anchor has good burying qualities, and only drags very slightly without completely breaking out


A fluke anchor with long stock is recommended for anchorages where the anchor might break out. The stock will help the anchor reset in a different direction.

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CHAIN Even though you can always get an anchor that’s a bit heavier, or a different model, for the chain you are restricted by two things: with the diameter which will fit over the gypsy for your windlass, and also by the industry standards (ISO for some countries and DIN for others). It should be noted that if you need to measure your chain, do so over several links, because the differences might not be apparent measuring just one. If you are renewing your chain while you’re away, it might be easier to ship the correct size of gypsy to a Caribbean island than 200kg of ISO chain. On the other hand, many are tempted to uprate from 10mm (at 2.2kg/meter) to 12mm 3.3kg/m) to end up with more weight and greater strength. But this change will usually necessitate replacing the gypsy, or even the windlass, but this may be prohibitive cost-wise or you may not have the space for a bigger one. You could also consider opting for a grade 70 higher resistance chain, and this would allow you to reduce size and hassle, but still keep the same breaking strain. You’ll also be carrying less weight.

A second bow roller on the forward beam is great if you want to use a light anchor with a weighted rode or a rope/chain combination.

THE WINDLASS For the windlass, you’ll have understood by now that it’s advisable to have a model where you can change the gypsy fairly easily. After that, the choice is between vertical or horizontal, both being able to be equipped with a winch drum which could be used for hoisting sails or pulling a line. The choice is going to be determined by the dimensions of the space provided for the windlass, the space in the chain locker and the angle of pull between the windlass lead and the bow roller. With a horizontal windlass, the chain only travels 90° around the gypsy, whereas on a vertical windlass it goes through 180° before dropping into the chain locker. The bow roller needs to be at least at the same height as the capstan, and if it’s lower, like for those crossing the nacelle, the greater hold between 100 and 140° will be more effective. If the bow roller on the forward beam is slightly higher than the nacelle, a vertical windlass would work better… on condition that the chain locker is sufficiently deep, because the windlass motor will be below deck level. Also it’s a good idea to avoid this being hit by the chain. This can be done by the use of a little bulkhead or by having a ventilated case around it. As for damp, this is less of a worry than it used to be, as watertight motors are now available, corresponding to IP67 standard, but currently only for vertical windlasses. So how the installation fits in is a serious consideration for your anchoring system. As for the power, go for the highest possible so that there will be less strain, and it will be less thirsty for energy. A rule of thumb is that a 1000W windlass will be well-suited to a 40 foot vessel and 1500W for a 50 footer. Each would have a respective working load of 200 and 300kg, which in both cases corresponds to the whole anchoring set-up being let out, ie. the anchor itself plus 80 meters of chain. As for extras, don’t hold back: a chain stopper, if you don’t use a bridle, will protect your windlass; and a combination gypsy (chain/rope) will allow you to use rode as well as chain, giving a bit of shock-absorption. Also, a hand-held remote control will allow you to keep a better eye on the operation and foot switches on the deck are very useful for tailing a line on the capstan. A chain counter makes communication between the helmsman and the crewman, though you cannot control the windlass from the helm station. After all, you are only there for enjoyment. Finally, as long as you haven’t decided to take up residence in your magnificent immaculate blue lagoon, choose a windlass which can also be operated manually, especially when you are alone in the aforementioned lagoon.

POWER The battery banks of the modern-day catamaran are incomparable with those of our earlier boats, and the means of recharging them (solar panels, wind generators) have evolved significantly. Nowadays, intensive use of the windlass is possible with a reasonable, well-charged battery bank (a 1000W windlass will consume around 6 to 8 Amps during the two minutes necessary to pull up a decent amount of chain - say 30 meters weighing around 150kg). It is essential to have the motor running when breaking the anchor out, so a bit more current flowing, as this is the point where there will be a spike in demand which could trip the fuse. If you don’t have sufficient faith in your battery bank, you can always have a separate battery dedicated to the windlass, and not connected to the others. It’s not just the energy available, but also the raising of the anchor for happy and serene anchorages, and departures. Cable size, circuit breakers, relays, watertightness of connections, shut-off switch and control panel: you should follow the installation instructions to the letter to avoid the annoyance of a short-circuit or loss of power which could seriously damage the windlass.

On this Privilège catamaran, things are taken seriously. The two capstan drums protrude above the deck once the hatches are shut.

This new VX range of vertical windlass by Lewmar is equipped with a motor which is watertight to IP6 standard.


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New Caledonia and The Loyalty Islands, contrasting impressions… East coast landscapes in Hienghène, the heart of Kanak country…Jangada had arrived in New Caledonia!

Words and photos: Olivier Mesnier


Olivier and his family are going around the world on their catamaran "Jangada." Their time in New Caledonia will stay with them forever, and for contrasting reasons…

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An unusual local multihull. This magazine's head tester Philippe Echelle probably knows all about it!

The Jean-Marie Tjibaou cultural center. A fine building…

I had long dreamt of exploring New Caledonia. These days it seems less appealing. Perhaps it was the wrong place to visit 5 days after a 5-month long sojourn in New Zealand? W as that the reason? A transiting sailor's view will always be subjective however, and no one is obliged to agree with me. Yet the following is our account of our time there on board our catamaran. Life in Noumea implies that one should head for the water at the weekend. And the huge New Caledonian lagoon is certainly not short of attractions. Skimming across the translucent waters and admiring the coral formations on board a habitable trimaran is an absolute must. The area around Nouméa is full of great places to head for at the end of the week. Sainte Marie, Canard, Maître, Signal, Larégnère, Pandanus and many more. Most of these coral islands are protected, and have just enough infrastructure to be able to welcome weekend sailors. T wice, we were part of a small, fun convoy of boats which headed out to Larégnère and then Pandanus, before enjoying a barbecue on the beach and water sports. Of course we visited the famous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural centre in Tina, a few kilometers east of Nouméa. This was per haps the first time that we were disappointed during our trip… This is a place which sets itself up as a symbol of reconciliation between the Melanesian and western worlds. However , it didn't really convince me, despite the external architecture being truly original. Its creation certainly helped to calm the emotions after the confrontations in the 1980s between the "Kanaks" and the "Caldoches". However , to be honest, having just spent five months in the land of the Long White Cloud, (where in general the Maori culture has been integrated fairly successfully by the western culture), arriving in New Caledonia with our eyes wide open, it was clear that there was still dis-

cord between the two communities. Some independence movements are still making extreme demands despite the almost shocking amount of metropolitan money that has been spent on this small territory since the beginning of the 1990s (certainly when compared to the standard of living in other parts of the region. Vanuatu for example). However, these demands do seem to be looking more and more archaic as the social and cultural mores move forward. This was a very disappointing assessment from our time in New Caledonia: as though there was a conversation between two groups, neither of which was listening, and where everyone seems to have forgotten that they are all immigrants on this rock. It seemed to us that those ageing historical figures who are still around should be encouraging the locals to be thinking about their common destiny . They cannot count on nickel any more, and the island's economic future is far from clear. France specializes in slowing things down, even on the other side of the world... A Trip Around "Le Caillou…" We sailed around New Caledonia for a few days, from north to south and east to west, so as to have a better feel for the interior of the island. We took a minimum amount of barbecuing and picnicking equipment, and every evening set up camp. New Caledonia is cigar-shaped: 400km long and only 50km wide. The two highest points are a little over 1600m. The east coast which is mainly populated by Kanaks, is caressed by the T rade Winds and receives plenty of rain. The coastline plunges into the sea and is covered in luxuriant vegetation. The west coast, which is mainly Caldoche is very sunny and the land slopes gently down towards the lagoon. The hills and mountains are rich in iron, but especially in nickel. New Caledonia has 25% of the world's


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nickel reserves. There are open cast mines which are a serious blight on the landscape. We spotted some Cloven-Feathered Doves and the rarer Kagu, which do not fly , and some hummingbirds. The plentiful Rusa deer live in the bush in the interior . At the most northerly part of the country, the Great Northern Lagoon is home to the Belep Islands, and further on from them are the D’Entrecasteaux Reefs. A natural wonder , the New Caledonian lagoon, which lies opposite Australia's Great Barrier Reef, is home to a multitude of marine species, from humpback whales to dugongs, sharks to turtles, and from dolphins to the famous amphibious sea snakes with their yellow and blue colorings (one of around 15 different species of sea snakes in the lagoon!). That's without taking into account the plethora of birds (terns, noddys, petrels…) and over 4000 types of crustaceans, 2000 species of mollusk and other fish as well as 300 species of coral… what incredible biodiversity! Our route saw us leaving the north of Nouméa, before passing by Dumbéa, Païta, La T ontouta, Bouloupari, La Foa, Sarraméa, Farino, Moindou and Bourail. We arrived back on the east coast via the Houailou "crossing", before heading past Ponérihouen, Poindimié, Touho, Hienghène, (the heart of Kanak country), Pouébo, Ouégoa and Poum and Poingam in the extreme north (where Marin got a nasty sting from a ray on Nennon beach…) Koumac, Kaala-Gomen, Voh, Koné, Poimbout, Poya, and then Bourail, which meant we were heading south again back to Nouméa. We set out with a friend in his Ford Ranger 4x4 to spend two days in the south of the island. Mont-Dore, the


A lovely visit on land for our little crew, in the Grand Fougères provincial park.

lakes, Yaté, a crossing to the little island of Nuu in a dugout canoe, Goro Bay and then the torturous road to Prony where, at the top of a hillside we came face to face with the enor mous Goro Nickel mining complex. This is a new factory, built by Vale, the Brazilian mining giant. All this had given us a good idea of what "Le Caillou" was all about, and it was now time to head out via the Havannah Canal on our way to the Loyalty Islands… Stopovers in the Loyalty Islands… In the afternoon of the 2nd May , we left Orphelinat Bay and the Petite Rade. There was no wind so we chugged along under

Kanak hut in the Northern province, on the East coast of "The Rock"


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Southern Caledonian landscape…Magnificent! motor over the calm waters of the lagoon. W e dropped anchor in a creek along the W oodin Channel where we spent a quiet night. At daybreak, we set off again and left the lagoon by the Havannah. A light south south west wind meant that we could make progress towards the island of Maré, the most southerly and most visited of the Loyalty Islands. It's also the one which has stayed the most authentic. It was night time when we arrived in front of the small Tadine Bay where the local port is situated. It's just a basic jetty, a few dozen meters long, where there is a small quayside. There are just a few street lights to indicate the route along the coast. W e approached slowly. Our electronic chart seemed slightly out of sync, and it was essential to use a hand-held lamp. We dropped anchor at the opening of the little port. There was a light swell and the sound of the waves breaking on the dead coral of the coastline was our night time mood music. There was a lovely beach at W abao in the south, the remote hamlets of Medu and Eni, the little town of La Roche and the Yeiwene Yeiwene cultural center where a small local festival was taking place. Here I'll just go off message again… After the traditional speech given by the head of La Roche village, we had to listen to half an hour's rambling from a local dignitary, which sounded as though it was straight out of another era. An era where the "colonial power" was blamed for

everything, while the Kanak culture was held up as exemplary . By all means celebrate Kanak culture, but let's not forget that the colonial power in question invests a lot of money in the Loyalty Islands, and the locals don't look particularly overwor ked. Throughout this journey, it amused me to consider the differences between how the French and British managed the "end of empire". The British were more pragmatic, moneyconscious and concerned with keeping the public finances under control, while the French were rather over-generous handing out the taxpayers' cash. End of "off message"! The island of Maré reminded me of the island of Niue. Similar geographical layout, a coral island, and a similar , dense but not necessarily luxuriant vegetation. Life seems to pass by quite peacefully. However, our second night in our anchorage reser ved a nasty surprise for us… The south west wind had up until then been at a steady 15 knots. However , in the middle of the night, a squall hit us. I was beginning to understand this phenomenon, which is quite common in the western Pacific, and which had caused us a certain amount of damage in T onga a few months previously. The wind suddenly started blowing at 30/40 knots, gusting at 50 knots, all the while turning around by tens of degrees. From being in an anchorage protected by the island, within a few moments we had been caught in a trap, buffeted by raging winds and in a torrential downpour . From a gentle coastal breeze to a howling gale coming from out at sea! I let out an extra 50 to 80 meters of chain, but in the short term couldn’t really do much else. This improved our angle of movement in the anchorage, but it did expose us to the clumps of

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CHRONICLE OF A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD The Goro nickel industrial complex, which belongs to the Brazilian giant Vale, in the South of New Caledonia.

coral which we had seen with Marin when we had arrived that morning. Without having any precise visual infor mation, I guessed that the nearest ones were probably about 15 meters behind us… Never a pleasant situation. I woke everyone up and we put on our water proofs and shared the flashlights around. I started the motors which I couldn't hear turning given the deafening noise of the wind and the sea hitting the nearby coastline. I was reluctant to let out the last 20 meters of the chain, and risk having to cut the bitter end with a knife to get out to sea again. The anchor appeared to be holding firm, and I knew that the chain was solid, as it had already been pressed into service several times. I am aware that if we do start to lose control, I only have a few seconds to react, using all the power in the motors, getting free of our anchorage and heading out into the raging night. It was a dangerous situation. It's this kind of situation - being taken by surprise by a tropical squall which radically changes the wind direction and being right next to the coral in the middle of the night - which proved to be the greatest threat to us and our boat during our journey. Out at sea we were never in danger. To me a collision was the greatest risk. And on our catamaran, the chance of a man overboard is slim given the secure way that the boat has been kitted out. The squall was at its strongest for about an hour , which was enough to leave a bad memory . Then the rain took over from the wind. This is a moment that I always enjoy . As an anxious Captain, it means that you have won. However, it took several hours for the wind to turn back round to the south east, so I got ensconced in the salon and spent the rest of that foul night in there… From Maré To Lifou The following night under a starry sky, we crossed from Maré to Lifou, helped along by a downwind breeze. I didn't sleep much, as there were some small, low , uninhabited islands along the route, and Jangada's radar hadn't worked for ages. I hadn't managed to get it repaired in New Zealand as I would have needed to take the boat to Auckland… I had thought that I might get it fixed in Nouméa, but there was no chance of that either… I'm rather skeptical of the accuracy of electronic charts, and so I spent a good part of the night peering into the dark, trying to work out our position as regards those unlit dark masses that we were passing alongside. At daybreak we sailed into the deep Wé Bay in Lifou, the biggest of the Loyalty Islands and which houses the

The Yeiwene Yeiwene Festival at La Roche, smallest Maré Island, marina Loyalty Islands. I've ever

s e e n . Initially we obviously had no intention of going into the marina, as this was an idea (staying in marinas!) that had become totally alien to us since we had left France. But it so happened that it was difficult to anchor in Wé as there are coral outcrops all along the coastline, and the swell comes into the bay. So I decided to head up the little channel and gently squeeze into this micro-marina. Astonished locals watched as we perfor med a tight right turn. In Wé, Jangada's size seemed out of place. W e carried on regardless, heading into the tiny port, and then an unexpected miracle happened! For the last two years, the port facility managed by the local Melanesians had not had a Director. The previous one had

A local dish cooked in an underground oven, Maré Island, Loyalty Islands.


died shortly after participating in the rescue operation of a yacht. However, just a few days previously, a new one had been appointed and was in the process of taking things over . Seeing us approaching, he started getting active on the dock by the harbormaster's office. Without asking him anything, he began to move another catamaran, in order to leave the best space free for us. Unbelieveable! I really appreciated this. It goes without saying that Jangada was one of the biggest sailing boats that had

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ever entered the Wé marina. I hesitantly asked how much this would cost, saying that we would only stay for a few hours, 24 hours maximum, depending upon how much time we would need to spend discovering the village of Wé, the capital of Lifou and the Loyalty Islands. He told me that as he had only just arrived in his post and had not had time to work on prices, Jangada's stay would be free! A nice surprise. I said to myself that one shouldn't always assume that locally-run provincial set ups are badly run. There must be some good ones! W e made the most of this free berth in calm waters, under a baking sun and with free water and electricity the whole time! One of the first people that we met was William, director of Wé's only hotel, the Drehu Village. A mad sailing fan, he already knew about Jangada as he's an avid reader of Multihulls W orld. He astonished us by using all of our first names although he has never met us! I jokingly advised the kids to prepare for their future lives in the spotlight… Later while we took advantage of the hotel's internet access, William told us all about life on the Loyalty Islands, accompa-

nied by a “cold one". W e won't have particularly memorable souvenirs of our time in Wé, despite all the preparations that went on for the "Bingo" evening, which is so popular amongst the islanders. So, having ended our unexpected short stopover in Wé's marina, from where Jangada emerged cleaned with fresh water , and rinsed abundantly, like the laundry which had been put out to dry on the rigging. The weather was ideal for heading south towards Vanuatu, around 150 miles away. We sailed upwind, straight into a moderate tradewind. We were heading for Port Resolution, on the island of Tanna, at the foot of the Y asur volcano. It seemed strange to be going back on ourselves in terms of longitude and be heading east for Panama, as ever since we had left New Zealand we had been heading steadily homewards to France. Y et the Vanuatu archipelago seemed worth the detour , and later on we would head for the Louisiades in Papua New Guinea. So, it was time to hoist the fully-battened mainsail with the windlass and head east! As we left, there were contrasting impressions in our wake…

The lovely Wabao Beach on the South coast of the island of Maré in the Loyalty Islands…


Light airs under gennaker, setting off for the Loyalty islands…

Jangada, in the marina at Wé on the island of Lifou, Loyalty Islands.

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around the world

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In 2001, Simoust was launched at the Sud Composites yard for a family setting off to go around the world. But a few of life’s ups and downs intervened to upset the program for this pretty catamaran. 15 years after her launch, here is the next chapter in the adventures of Simoust… Story by Pauline, one of the daughters! Text and photos: Pauline André

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What has become of the Switch 51 Simoust and her crew since 2004 when the 3 girls aboard hit the headlines in Multihulls World #77?

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Scrolling back a little… Laure, Pauline, Aline and Jean-Louis were trying to have a family adventure on a sailboat in the Pacific. They slipped their lines in Tahiti, bound for New Caledonia, via Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu. After a year on a 33 foot monohull, with the girls following the French home-schooling program, everyone was thriving: mission successful! To continue the adventure, our little family set about looking for a bigger boat, and one with two hulls. Meeting up with other families who had chosen the comfort of multihulls had us converted. At Balarucles-Bains, near Sète in the South of France, our dreams came true when we found a human-scale boatyard, Sud Composites, and their blue water cruising catamarans: the Switch 51. W e had an excellent relationship not only with Alain and Adès, the founders and managers, but also with the workforce. Simoust was the 5th in the series, and we put a lot into the interior fitting out, the choice of rigging and so on. Finally in September 2001, Simoust was christened, and we were ready for the big departure! W e sailed down to Gibraltar, then the Canaries and the Cape Verde islands, followed by a relaxed Atlantic crossing to Barbados in 14 days. Favorite memories? The kids doing their first night watches, and all swimming together around the boat in the calms. Then at last discovering the islands of the W est Indies. In 2003 Aline and Jean-Louis decided they were each going to follow a different course. So what was next for Simoust? Laure and I convinced our mother: we’re up for a challenge. Let’ s continue our life on the water which we love so much, just us girls, and why not?! But as simple crew , we now had to


times had to make out become self-sufficient. There was a lot to WE SOMETIMES HAD TO that the captain was sick, and had stayed on board. learn! An all-female crew is Boat buddies gave us a MAKE OUT THAT THE inconceivable in thousand and one bits of advice; we took CAPTAIN WAS SICK, AND Venezuela! But our travels inland with our backsome effective sailing WAS DOWN BELOW. packs allowed us to dis“lessons”, and some cover many other notes to reassure us AN ALL-FEMALE CREW aspects of the country , (on how to reef, using far from the problems in the parallel rules, etc). IN VENEZUELA? the cities: the people And we also did a cer wear their hearts on their tain amount of learning UNTHINKABLE! sleeves, always ready to on the job, by our laugh and tease. And selves. The self-help what diversity! High between boaters contiAndean mountains at nued: one taught us Merida, the Gran Sabana plateaus and the the rudiments of mechanics in exchange Tepui mountains bordering the Brazilian for French lessons for his son who was Amazon Rainforest. It’s important to know studying for his exams. The hurricane seahow to get away from the boat, not for sons (July through November) were spent getting the homeschooling kit! in the islands of V enezuela, out of the The three of us continued to sail throureach of any hurricanes which pass further ghout the West Indies until 2005. Life on north. This often allowed us to see many board suited us well, sailing and changing of the same boats and kids of our own age. places regularly, each having our own favoIt was like a kind of migration. It was also rites. We studied hard, and our breaks for our first contact with Latin-America. W e fishing with friends, kayaking or diving off set about trying our Spanish (perfect for the bows, were more than motivating! practicing the theory we’d learnt while The experience really made us close-knit. homeschooling!) and we made great With our diplomas passed, Laure, the friends with the fishing families of the Los eldest, set off to the United States to pracTestigos islands. tice her English, then back to France to Doing my high school diploma at the engineering school where she was to French college in Caracas, we did some study tropical agricultural science. So coastal cruising, keeping close to the contiMom and I stayed on board, and I took on nent. With some areas being rather insemore and more of the sailing responsibilicure, and in the absence of other sailboats, ties. we sometimes invented some wacky , but From North to South, from the BVI to successful, little ruses: hanging up some Venezuela, the last two years of school XXL-sized t-shirts and putting men’s shoes saw some great sailing and stopovers, out, to make it look like there was a maswe met some great people on various culine presence on board in the form of a different boats, and snorkeled on reefs, captain! Arriving in a marina, we some-

1: Our first clients in the Virgin Islands: off to a good start! 2: Simoust, 15 years ago… 3-4: You must know how to do everything aboard...




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Competition-worthy Piña-Colada: hand-pressed, grated coconut


to take our mind off our studies which were becoYOU CAN STUDY ABOARD ming more and more intense. Final year philoA (BEAUTIFUL) BOAT AND sophy by correspondence, BE GRADUATED WITH now that’s something else! DISTINCTION...CHEERS! There were also some longer stopovers, such as in Martinique, where I had time to mix with other crews. I trained and raced on Surprise dayboats: the atmosphere was great, there were young people, grown-ups and also an all-girl crew . We did various local regattas, the Combat des Coques, Carnival Regatta, Coupe Féminine, Bordée de la St.Jean and also the Tour de Martinique and Bequia races… and Simoust served sometimes as the race headquarters and post-race aperitifs venue! For my final year of high school I tried studying ashore at Forton the boat for a good part of the year, but on her own, de-France, but ended up returning to home-schooling after two which means more worries and less enjoyment. My sister months: despite having an exceptional philosophy teacher , a continued her agricultural studies. lot of time seemed wasted, and some subjects were of poor To cut a long story short, we decided to entrust Simoust to difstandard. We were used to the efficiency of home-schooling: ferent skippers and reduce the costs by chartering her out, but we quickly did the subjects we found easy, then put more time still be able to keep the boat and get on board again for vacainto harder ones, or relaxed away from the classroom-cabin! In tions. 2007, I graduated from high school with good marks, and I continued my studies with a master’s in cultural management finally I was able to make the most of the boat in “summer in Barcelona, then worked in the South of France at various culvacation” mode! tural events. But I missed the boat and everything that that life Then a new chapter began: I disembarked and headed to Paris stood for: freedom to go wherever , seeing different cultures to begin a bachelor’s course in art history. I loved the learning, and environments, being close to nature. We were disappoinbut less so the professional surroundings. My mom remained ted with what Simoust’s skippers got up to, and we often had



5: A trip to the wild islands of the Grenadines. That’s the freedom of a boat 6: Picking out the pass into Virgin Gorda Sound, BVI 7: Caribbean iguanas: impressive but inoffensive 8: One of our favorites: the island of Saba, far from the tourist traps 9: Here, we truly switch off! 10: How many shall we take? 11: Paddle boarding or kayaking this morning? 12: Check below before diving. You don’t know who you might meet below Simoust’s hulls 13: Good victualling is essential for enjoying your cruising to the full, isn't it Aline?

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problems with them. But how can you know what’s going on on-board when you’re 6000 km away? W e needed to find a better solution. I’d already toyed with the idea, but this time, in 2014, I made the decision: what if I could get my skipper’s licence and then take over Simoust myself?! I was 25, and dreams can’t wait!! Between the decision and actually doing it, almost a year was required. The time between different training modules, theory and practical, was interrupted by work a few times, in Switzerland and Singapore. I had chosen to take my “Y achtmaster”, which, as opposed to the French “Capitaine 200” qualification, acknowledges previous experience and has a confirmed practical level. I learned the theory at home (chartwork, collision regulations, light and sound signals, etc). What I’d learnt was then tested under real conditions. I really loved the four weeks’ preparatory courses on board, which I did at a sailing school in Brittany, notably during the big storms at the beginning of 2014! Tidal calculations were new to me (being used to the Caribbean!), working out currents, leeway , blind navigation without GPS, picking up moorings, coming alongside under sail, man-overboard maneuvers under sail, and so on. The focus was on practical know-how and safety . The final exam lasted some thirty hours on a training sailboat, during which we were alternatively skipper or crew. In September 2014 it was the moment to open the Champagne! I had my ticket. But I wasn’t going to be able to use Simoust as soon as I had wanted: October can be a bad time in St. Martin. The management company we had entrusted Simoust to had chartered the boat to a supposed skipper who, 2 days into the trip, went aground on the reefs of neighboring island Anguilla. Daggerboards, rudder blades, saildrive and port propeller were ripped off. Fortunately there was no hull damage, and we were structurally ok. The boat was towed back to St. Martin and put on a mooring while waiting for the first opportunity to get in the boatyard. But everyone was taken by surprise when the weather fore-

cast was overturned by the arrival of hurri cane Gonzalo. St. Martin and St. Barts took a hammering. In short, it remains in the memory as a painful time: the boat broke from her moorings and drifted onto the breakwater close by. She was sandwiched between the rocks of the breakwater and a monohull which was adrift. So 2015 was spent in negotiation with insurers, surveyors, the charter company and above all, making consecutive repairs, as well as the total absence of help from the charter management company. We learned a lot from this difficult experience, and remember one thing in particular: never entrust a boat you have loved and pampered for years to an entity whose sole aim is monetary gain. It had made me lose a lot of faith in the professionalism of the local marine industry. A real lesson which made me grow up a little, and left me even more determined to take the helm again. Simoust - we’ll bring you back to life! Now we had to communicate my project: I created the Simoust website, a facebook page, and did advertising… We began a new story , managed by the family: one daughter as skipper and in charge of communication, the other giving a hand whenever possible and mom always ready to get stuck in when it came time for maintenance or haulout. Finally, in December 2015 Simoust was back in the water . There were still months of work for Mom and I, helped by friends and family in relays, to really rejuvenate the boat. W e had to get on with the plumbing, woodwork, seals, upholstery, etc. Specialists were called upon to undertake a thorough checkup of everything mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural and so on. The best way to really get to know your boat, is to get it back up to scratch before heading into a first season’s charter work. January 2016 saw us welcoming our first charter guests aboard and it almost felt unreal! Everything went well, and they were smiling from ear to ear all day long… this was our real reward!!


14: Everyone finds their place on board Simoust 15: At 21m up, Pauline is installing LED nav lights 16: We know how to live well on Simoust!


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15 St. Martin, T intamarre, St. Barts, Saba, the V irgin Islands… the playground is very varied and the islands sufficiently close to one another to offer “à la carte” cruises, different every time. “Amaaaazing!!!”, from our American clients, who are always the most expressive! No-one failed to be amazed at the regular appearance of turtles around the boat, with whom we could swim and get very close! I really enjoyed sharing such beautiful things, and chatting to our guests from all over the world often makes me think of being aware of just how extraordinary this job/passion really is… I love fixing them a (Simoust) piña-colada for sundowners on the trampolines, followed by fish curry before dreaming under the stars, with a little glass of my rum punch. And this works both ways. With some guests, we invented paddleboard towing: sitting or standing on the board, holding a line fixed to the dinghy . Here’s another one: we found a new spot for tying the hammock, just above the water , between the bows… just incredible! I have no routine: as I know the islands so well, I love preparing the itineraries to suit, adapted to fit in with what everyone wants to do: some are looking for relaxation and cultural events, others for diving spots or somewhere for kite surfing. After this first encouraging season, I’ve signed up again for another! On the program for 2017: the Grenadines (among the most beautiful destinations in the Lesser Antilles, along with the Virgin Islands, for me). One request I’ve had is for a slightly different cruise: coaching a couple and their two children who are themselves planning to set off cruising together for a year or more. Passing on experience, making real-life situations and challenges, all at their pace. Then we’ll be heading back to St. Martin and the surrounding area for April and May , when there’s some great racing to be had: Les Voiles de St. Barth, Antigua W eek, Classics W eek,


and so on. After that, Simoust will set off for a week-long sail…. to Bermuda! In May and June we’ll be there for the America’s Cup. We couldn’t miss that. Watching those foiling catamarans flying along at almost 50 knots in the island’s interior “lagoon” promises to be a breathtaking show! To finish off, I’m going to let you into a little secret… As a family, with our partners, we’re preparing for June 2018, and the 3rd chapter of the “Grand V oyage de Simoust”: the one which will see us taking a westerly course, toward the land of our birth: Tahiti. There’ll be some superb stopovers en route: Los Roques, Cartagena, the Panama Canal, the Galapagos Islands, the Marquesas, and more. The intention is to open this voyage up to anyone who wants to share in what is sure to be a very big and beautiful chapter… Look out for us!


Things we have changed since the boat was new

For “à la carte” cruising on Simoust: Contact: Pauline André, +33 6 08 96 51 14 facebook: Simoust Croisières Caraïbes

All the sails have been changed We have stuck with alternative energy: Six 100W solar panels and one silent wind generator, without needing to resort to a noisy generator! The original Aerogen 4 wind generators have been replaced by a single 500W ATMB D400 All the halogen bulbs have been swapped out for LEDs The Spectra Santa Cruz 12V watermaker which really sapped power, producing just 25 liters per hour, is going to be changed for an Aquabase, making 65 liters/hour, still at 12V. The hydraulic steering rams have been changed and the hydraulic system overhauled The Raytheon autopilot has been changed for a Raymarine one. The main anchor, a 35kg CQR has been replaced by a 40kg FOB. The 60 meters of 12mm chain have been changed as well, and regalvanized. The original dinghy, a Joker 370 with a 2hp 4-stroke motor has been replaced with a Protender 270, which is much lighter and easier to manhandle, with its aluminum hull and 15hp motor which seems plenty powerful enough for paddleboard towing! All the exterior Sunbrella upholstery and the saloon upholstery in leatherette has been re-done.

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OUTREMER 4X Automobile manufacturers have always entrusted their brand image to their sportier models. Volkswagen’s Golf or Peugeot’s 205, the Subaru Impreza or Mitsubishi’s Lancer saw great sales in their sports versions, and these became the powerhouse of company publicity. The racing technicians heavily modified competition models to the point where it was only their outline which bore any reference to the original car. But what a success!



BEST-SELLER Mast and bulkheads in carbon; a compression beam/bowsprit also in black fiber; fiber rigging and (very) optimized sails. Here is the recipe for sporting success

Text: Philippe Echelle Photos: Philippe Echelle / DR

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In the marine industry, none of the builders have comparable means available to generate a link between competition, cruising and future buyers. In the same way that the “rally-pro” category has no real equivalent in multihulls, the next step up is straight to Formula One level! Despite these differences, Outremer has always asserted its sporting prowess, inspiring the market with a high powered version of its 45 footer , the 4X.

Without any noticeable increase in area, the redesigned sails, made from top of the range materials (in this case, Incidence D4) generate significantly better performance than cruising sailcloth

In these conditions (under full spi) of medium or light airs, the location of the tiller allows for direct contact with the rudders for a really fun feel to the helm


Despite increased torque and power, the 4X maintains the usual Outremer balance. The bridgedeck clearance, the centering of weight, the fineness and volume of the hulls allow it to take on a choppy sea in safety


The 38 and 40-43 footers designed by Gerard Danson (the founder of Outremer) correspond with the French image of “fast cruising” versions, and perfectly embody the concept of a nautical GT i from the 1990s. The naval architect and builder designed inspirational models received an enthusiastic welcome from enlightened fans. The higher production costs of these “simple” boats linked to craftsmanship of their build, mean that they have evolved perfectly . can find them to a period which today has evolved. Their designer experienced a certain amount of mistrust of rotating masts and fiber rigging when they first came out, though these are now seen as essential on a performance multihull. The yard was taken over in 2007 by the Grand Large Yachting group, and this opened up a new era. The launch of the 51 (Barreau/Neuman design) and its successors fitted with optional carbon masts and bulkheads, then the 5X (VPLP design) paved the way for the arrival of the 4X fitted with these attributes, yet on a production vessel.



A “SPORTY” CHASSIS AND POWERFUL SAILS The precision of digital design and the evolution of construction processes (widespread use of infusion) have made it possible to have large sections of production models in carbon fiber (bulkheads, beams) outside of the competitive sector. The arrival on the market of very reliable carbon masts, delivered at a reasonable price, has led to a (very relative) increase in popularity of these exceptional machines, meaning they are no longer just seen on the race course. Their acceptance by future owners is growing, and their context is becoming more favorable, with models such as the 4X starting to rule the marke

ATTRACTIVE LINES Following on from the parallel with the automobile industry , I remember the advertising for Ford’s 4-door Sierra Cosworth when it first came out: “You won’t want to borrow your friend’s sports car ever again”, captioning the muscled-up front end of the 2 liter Turbo 4x4 alongside an almost plainlooking red GT! This same principle could equally be applied to the sport version of the 45, which is taking the same approach: combining use and enjoyment, cruising and day-sailing, with increased performance! There’s no question of slipping by unnoticed with this kind of boat. The gel coat of the topsides is in a nice anthracite color , adorned with a dynamic motif and the 4X emblazoned in a special font. It’s pretty, but needs looking after (fender socks are essential as is annual polishing). The davits and the coachroof carbon handrails fit in well with the lacquered rotating carbon mast by Axxon-Dracula Spars, held tight by rod rigging. The bridgedeck clearance (90cm) demonstrates ambitious capabilities. The very marked convex form to the exterior topsides is perhaps a little too marked, though the fine-entry bows are elegant. Along with the carbon compression beam which extends to become the bridle-less bowsprit, they contribute to the sporting identity of the 4X.l’identité sport du 4X.

A LIGHT YET REINFORCED PLATFORM The 4X is geometrically identical to the 45, but the hydrodynamics have been smoothed out in the region of the aft tunnels, and the foam / carbon bulkheads (glued and fixed in manually) appear as a substitute for fiber glass to stiffen and lighten the structure. The deck is also reinforced with carbon, as are the dagger boards and the new , longer rudder blades (which will replace those on the 45 which were the same as on the first

You can’t go by unnoticed in this boat! The anthracite gray gelcoat and the dynamic graphics really stand out

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The 4X is capable of some remarkable performances in light and medium airs (amazing for a fast cruiser this comfortable). In a breeze, it very quickly reaches double figures.

examples of the 4X). The exterior of the top sides, like the underwater hull, are in vinylester and the bottom of the hulls in monolithic laminate. The combination of all the carbon parts allows for a weight saving of around 500 kg on the platform.

FINDING THE SPORT/COMFORT BALANCE The cockpit of the 4X is perfectly connected for sail handling (the winches on pedestals are cleverly positioned) but this doesn’t impact on being comfortable and multipurpose for the relaxation side of the cruising program. The L-shaped bench seat and the lounger to starboard can seat a good-sized crew . A neat height-adjustable table can be lowered to become a perfect spot for stretching out for a siesta, or even as an outdoor bed for the off-duty watch keeper in good weather. Above, the rigid central passerelle offers easy access to the boom, and with fabric extensions (which slide away into lateral rails), this becomes the bimini. This light structure provides good protection from the sun and from the rain at anchor. It’s a pertinent solution which combines panoramic visibility under sail, comfort for the crew , functionality and reduced windage. The glazed sliding door opens up wide, giving flush-decked access into the salon, though this could be better integrated into the bulkhead. Inside (as in the cockpit) the panoramic visibility is excellent. A very important safety feature! Efficient ventilation is ensured by two large panels forward (which you must make sure you close when underway, so as not to snag any of the lines). The unbleached linen and the light Alpi trim (the top of the range veneer made from reconstituted wood) create a calm and contemporary atmosphere. The cabins are light, well ventilated and I particularly liked the simple and effective design for covering the hatches (a composite panel cut to shape) and the larger stowage area under the bunks for travel bags. With the 4X, Outremer seem to have successfully combined a refined and comfortable level of seaworthiness with a chassis which definitely has sporting ambition.

The volume of the coachroof allows for a comfortable interior layout. It is sleek and contemporary, remaining pleasant in any season.


The deck layout is modern and easy to read. A few minor points need addressing for later models to take into account the requirements and the power of the boat (traveler, sheet centering, and alignment of some of the clutches)

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SEA TRIAL What should you do when the forecast is suggesting 5 to 9 knots of wind in the zone where you want to sail? Putting to sea for an interesting experience and a day of fun sailing is the logical answer with an Outremer 4X! Our test boat is not the lightest of the production, being as it is equipped with the luxury of for ced-air heating, a watermaker and numerous items designed to increase comfort and safety, getting us ready for setting off cruising. It does however have a set of perfectly cut Incidences D4 sails. Under engine we clear the dock at La Grande Motte on France’ s Mediterranean coast, using the two 30hp motors whose power is perfectly sufficient (with three-bladed folding V olvo props of course). We came to the first sign of ripples on the water and stopped the motors with the wind instrument showing 4 knots. Upwind and close-hauled, the 4X set off without complaint under main and genoa (our test boat was also equipped with a self-tacking solent for easy use for a couple or single-handed). It will be in conditions such as these where we will see


The visibility through the coachroof from the cockpit and the helm stations has been carefully designed

The choice of materials (reconstituted wood veneers and the headlinings) gives a perception of quality. Upkeep remains reasonable. Light and ventilation add to the comfort



O’YACHTS Class 4 126m² 7.5t €800,500

CATANA 47CR 139m² 10.9t €598,900

BALANCE CATAMARANS 451 131m² 8.4t US$ 550,000


FRÉDÉRIC NEUMAN The specifications for the Outremer 4X were clear: push the boundaries of performance, using our latest Outremer 45 as the platform. It was a question of playing all the design parameters, yet not losing sight of the fundamentals of the brand: keep a simple, fast and safe boat. The general proportions and the power (we couldn’t alter the beam of the boat) were fixed by the existing Outremer 45. So we played around with optimizing the hulls and the lightness and optimization of the sail plan to improve performance. The hulls were optimized by increasing the waterline length aft. With the use of CFD simulation software, we were able to find the right form and dimensions for this extra length. On this one factor alone, theoretical performance was optimized by 7.5%! The structure has been optimized, by the use of carbon where it really makes sense (in particular in the main bulkheads). This makes for a stiffer and lighter structure. The sailplan has been optimized, yet maintains consistent power by working particularly on the quality of sails for light airs and medium conditions (the design of the genoa and good downwind sails for light airs). The yard and the first clients played the constant game of optimizing weight with every item of equipment installed on board. The sailing we did during the most recent Outremer Cup showed the pertinence of these choices. By optimizing these design factors little by little we have successfully produced a performance boat with good average speeds and some really impressive top speeds in the comfort and serenity so dear to Outremer!

Naval Architects: Christophe Barreau and Frédéric Neuman Builder: Outremer Yachting Design: Patrick Le Quément Interior design: Darnet Design Length: 14.65m Beam: 7.10m Draft: 1.00/2.00m Mast height: 17.50m Rigging: Fiber Air draft: 20.40m Hydranet mainsail area: 68m² Hydranet genoa area: 55m² Gennaker: 115m² (option) Asymmetric Spi: 130m² (option) Motors: 2X30hp Volvo with saildrive transmission and three-bladed folding propellers Fuel: 336 liters Fresh water: 450 liters Starter batteries: 2x70Ah Service batteries: 180Ah (lithium) Price excluding tax: €689,000


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TEST Bathroom in the owner’s hull: very nice!

what the boat can do! The best helming position in these conditions is obviously the bucket seat fitted each side on the sidedeck. In light airs, the carbon tillers are no longer accessories, but become the direct physical link with the rudders, giving a fine feel. Creating apparent wind and crossing a flat body of water at good speed is an experience exclusively reserved for sharp multihulls. Reaching this achievement in a cruising catamaran is reserved for a small number of models, of which the 4X is one. The objective on our first day was to make the most of these qualities, and we hoped to cross that symbolic 10 knot mark. We didn’t quite make it, though the 4X really showed its potential. From 5 knots of wind, the boat speed on a reach is consistently very close to the true wind. Or even more when flying the asymmetric, and this was not a one-off, as it achieved such figures regularly. From 7 to 8 knots true, the 4X sailed nicely , with the wakes starting to stretch out and the wind refreshing the helmsman. Slipping along at an average of 9 knots in less than 10 knots of wind on almost smooth water generates immense pleasure, equally good as hurtling along at 20 knots in a breeze. Tacking was very quick and the boat picked up again extremely rapidly (watch out for the genoa sheets which have a tendency to snag on the swan-neck for the cables from the mast), and the angles are very tight upwind. The boat is per fectly balanced and holds its course during trimming. The rudders of the 45 are effective and neutrally balanced, giving a good directional effect. But the yard has chosen to substitute these

An engine compartment designed for maintaining the motors from in front. They are also accessible from beneath the bunks for more serious work.

for longer profiles which are finer , and even further amplify the pleasure of helming and increase their reactivity at high speeds. Our record on the day (as shown by the Navionics on the plotter and measured by a Garmin Quatix) was 9.6 knots, even though we had seen no more than 10 knots of true wind. The following day , a switch to wet and stormy weather was forecast for the afternoon. With lines ready to slip, we were on the lookout for the little front. As a reward, from 3 till 6pm we enjoyed a good, though sometimes irregular, breeze of 12 to 19 knots. As soon as we cleared the dock, a long upwind, but slightly open, leg allowed the 4X to get its teeth into the wind at between 12 and 14 knots. Not bad for a cruising boat, especially as this power is delivered in total safety (which means that you don’t need to have someone ready to ease the traveler in case of being overpressed!). The stability of the D4 sails is amazing at this speed, with the rotation of the mast really improving the airflow. We had the chance to sail alongside another 4X on delivery: the wind dropped a little to 10-11 knots, but under the asymmetric, a little duel ensued with over 10 knot averages.

CONCLUSION The 4X: what a great machine this is! Good-looking and well equipped, this catamaran responds perfectly to its specifications and seems to effortlessly combine sporting pleasure with livability for blue water cruising. However, this comes at a price. This boat has a rather rarified price tag. The superb rig combines power with ease of use (genoa and self-tacking solent); the deck layout and the twin helm stations / tillers are totally appropriate. All that remains is to ready the cannons for an attack on a transat, such as the ARC, while waiting for some cruising multihull racing, such as Mutli 2000 to come around. This boat will surely feature in it.

Building the 4X begins with the application of the characteristic gray gelcoat into the mold. The boat is identical to the 45, but benefits from carbon bulkheads and deck

Good sport / cruising balance Cruising catamaran offering excellent feel at the helm ◆ Well-presented ◆ Twin controls with disengageable wheel / tiller ◆ ◆

Fixings of a few items of equipment at the chart table ◆ The return for the gennaker line is complicated and the furler over-sized ◆ System for genoa sheet could be improved ◆ Some adjustment required to align the rope clutches on the early models ◆


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The hull design by C.Barreau and Fred Neuman is efficient and full of energy. The convex shape is original and stiffens the panel.

The Axxon rotating mast is superb, really improving airflow over the mainsail.

The helm station is home to all the essentials for sail trim, engine controls, Garmin electronics (in a waterproof compartment) and the disengageable carbon steering wheel. The fairly aft-set coachroof gives proportions pleasing to the eye and remains aerodynamically fluid despite its interior volume.

The Barreau/Neuman hulls are quick and safe. The carbon daggerboards and the new lengthened rudder blades help make the most of the boat provided it is kept light.

The bimini designed around a central passerelle provides great access to the boom. Fabric extends laterally to provide lightweight and effective protection from the sun.

The combination of the self-tacking solent for short-handed cruising and an overlapping genoa for better performance perfectly suits the 4X. Membrane sails (D4 in this case) allow perfect shape to be maintained in the breeze.

The carbon davits (as with all the carbon parts) contribute to weight saving and also centering of weight.

The 90cm bridgedeck clearance is comfortable, allowing for height above the waves and good passage through the water.

The double helm system (wheel and tillers) is particularly well-suited to the 4X.


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Superyacht catamaran and high-tech sails make a good mix (main and genoa in DFI by Incidence Sails)


LAGOON IS BRINGING IT ON! Catamarans in the over-75 feet bracket are not widespread on the world market and are all one-off builds. Lagoon has had an eye on this sector for quite a while now and has just joined in the game like the master player it is. As a matter of fact, the superyacht knowledge of CNB, partner of the Bordeaux shipyard and subsidiary of the Bénéteau Group, has allowed them to combine their skills and industrial knowhow which is essential to building and marketing extraordinary catamarans. Here, as an exclusive preview, we test the latest sensational catamaran: the SEVENTY 7. Text: Philippe Echelle - Photos: Nicolas Claris

A BIT OF BACKGROUND TO THE EARLY PIONEERS AND BIG BOATS CNB was founded in 1987 by Dieter Gust and Olivier Lafourcade at the Sud Ouest shipyards in Bordeaux, France (this was the yard which was responsible for the building of the 5-masted France II), to build big aluminum monohulls. Mari Cha II (a 92’ German Frers design) was launched in 1989, the first in a long


line of unique boats which helped to establish the CNB brand in the world of elite sailing superyacht builders. They went from strength to strength. In 1992 CNB joined the Bénéteau group and opened up to big custom boats built in composite. Building Lagoons of over 50 feet was later to be brought into the Bordeaux factory before they diversified into a semi-custom range (the Bordeaux 60 and Bordeaux 76 monohulls). Jeanneau Techniques Avancées had been established in 1982 by a team of

multihull fans, led by Jean-François de Prémorel, to build racing prototypes. They built 50-odd prestigious models (Pierre 1er, part of RMO, the huge catamaran Fleury Michon VII, the trimarans for the film “Waterworld” and the Irens-designed F40s, among others) prior to launching the Lagoon 55 in 1985, then the 57: these were giants in their day! JTA joined the Bénéteau group in 1996. 30 years later , the Lagoon SEVENTY 7 is the result of the fusion of these two stories.

Elegant and powerful, the SEVENTY 7 is capable of good performance in medium conditions as well as in light airs

At anchor, the SEVENTY 7 makes a very effective marine leisure base


Since its first outing at the Cannes Festival of Yachting, the SEVENTY 7 has been causing a stir! The number of appointments for viewings was becoming difficult to manage, and even for the company’ s own dealers, it was difficult to get on board! The power of the Lagoon sales network and their communications partly fuelled this, but the per sonality of the boat itself played a role. Going from the curiosity stage, to discovery, the newcomer or the enlightened fans couldn’ t fail to be moved by this amazing colossus. The boat’s perception has been meticulously developed by Marc Van Peteghem and Patrick Le Quément, and the lines of the SEVENTY 7 don’ t owe anything to chance. Borne of drawing skills and experience and smoothing software for the most advanced shapes, the design for the most delicate sections (sugarscoops, bows, entry angles, framework) has let the lines flow like those of a prestigious sedan. It’s often said that it’s easier to design a big boat than a more modest-sized one, but I disagree. It would be easy to get either wrong! The important thing is getting the proportions in harmony: the creative inspiration which shines through must also give a clear indication of what the boat is for. The remainder is about talent, work and perseve rance. The ultimate success has a special chemistry, and the boat comes alive! The SEVENTY 7 represents major stakes for CNB/Lagoon. There is no room for error at this level of investment in tooling and in design. The formal language of the SEVENTY 7 is powerfully expressed with this in mind, along with a desire

The Lagoon SEVENTY 7… an out of the ordinary catamaran



to make an indelible, long-lasting mark on the sector. The design and finish of the anthracite-gray paint for the hulls seems to give a certain lightness to the lines of this 60tonne multihull. Lengthening the coachroof and increasing its height have been done cleverly , with the hulls remaining predominant at first glance and holding the eye. The angle of the aft bimini supports and the work which has gone into the vanishing lines allows the amazing salon to fuse with the platform. Skillful design even makes the steps up to the flybridge seem to delicately integrate into the overall lines. The canoe boom (a tricky design to deal with) is sleek and doesn’t hamper moving around.


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A GUIDED TOUR OF A 23 METER CRUISING CATAMARAN It would be a shame to just mundanely climb aboard this catamaran from the dock. Luckily , we found ourselves joining in the anchorage off Cannes. With the T enderlift down at the water , bringing up the dinghy as the yard designed, was easy. The tender is an Ocean Master 500 with a 100hp 4-stroke Honda). The area provided by this platform, and the space on the sugarscoops is impressive, and permits safe access for numerous crew to board even if they are not seasoned sailors. The mobile structure also constitutes a great platform for swimmers or divers. The remote control also allows for the dinghy to be launched or recovered without any outside assistance. Quite remarkable! The first positive vibe you get on boarding the SEVENTY 7 is one of safety. There’s a feeling of being enveloped, with comfort underfoot. Nothing to stub your toes on, no sharp angles to cause a nuisance or split levels to trip over: it would appear that a stroke of genius has smoothed out all the typical hazards. The entry into the exterior salon has been the object of just as much attention: there is a passerelle to cross the boat and to get to the dinghy, whilst avoiding the aft beam and without disturbing anyone on board. The same precision has been applied to the design and ergonomics of the furniture. Gone are the straight and angular panels; in comes a world of


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TEST friendly and seductive curves. But what use is style without function? Arriving in the lounge space of the cockpit, the two outdoor galley units (sink + refrigerator and electric grill) are ready to receive the efforts of the fisherman (or the local market). If the weather turns chilly , the fabric cockpit enclosure allows you to still enjoy this balcony without shivering. When it comes to sundowner time, the lounger to port, the two sunloungers with adjustable backrests and the aft bench seat are great for lolling around, before making your way to the outdoor table, which comfortably seats 8 to 10, or to the indoor dining area. In supporting Nauta (the design partner for the interior layout), Lagoon has opted for Sunbrella fabric to offer upholstery to match the standards of this catamaran. The success of this is evident, and the materials used and the form and density of the seats are of a very high level, which freshens up this on board living area. Access to the boulevard decks is exceptional: there are low-height steps which mean that changing levels is effortless, with the sidedecks being perfectly secure. It is comfortable underfoot and everything is a delight to the eye. Everywhere is flush-decked, and from aft, the perspective is wonderful. Further forward, having bypassed the coachroof, you find the forward cockpit, with its two deep loungers well protected by the arms, under which are carbon supports, allowing for a sunshade to be erected. T aking into account the abundance of upholstery , covers are provided to protect them, without need to stow them below , other than for the winter. From this marine terrace, there is direct access inside via an electric door , which is both clever and substantially built. The fluidity of movement about this big boat is remarkable, and first impressions of the interior layout are flattering. Nauta has succeeded in the challenge of fitting out this vast space by turning it into a living thing. The complimentary functionality is such that you only need to fit in with it, rather than adapt it to suit you. An XXL-sized screen retracts into the deckhead and there is a fully-fitted bar , small saloon area below, large sofa and nav. Station equipped with a monitoring control panel for all the vessels’ systems. Light is abundant, but not aggressive, and its intensity can be adjusted to suit, by the use of electric blinds. The naval architects and designers must surely have lived on a prototype, to have come up with such high standards on hull number 1? Atmosphere, ergonomics, organization of space and style are harmonious. The result is inspiring.

A catamaran’s architectural prowess? Welcoming, pampering the crew, putting everyone at ease, creating a real feeling of protection, all while allowing the sailor to enjoy sailing

A real flybridge: very safe and remarkably comfortable

A PERSONALIZABLE CATAMARAN Our test boat was the 3-cabin owner’ s version, with three bathrooms (3 separate heads), with galley and crew quarters aft to port (plus one crew cabin forward to starboard). With this configuration, the crew benefits from a private dining area and the chef from a real professional galley, which is well setout and air conditioned. T o anticipate any special requests, Lagoon has left this 25m² space available to be personalized to the wishes of future owners (multiplex meeting room, laboratory, studio or custom cabin. Anything is possible, as the whole area is free of any structural constraints. A perti nent idea which allows for creativity , all within a production series vessel.

AN EXCEPTIONAL MARINE TERRACE The size of the boat allows it to have a real flybridge, without impinging too much on the overall lines. The flybridge of the SEVENTY 7 houses two big helm stations with all the neces-


The forward cockpit is directly accessible from the salon via a wide pivoting door. A fabric sunshade on movable carbon mounts protects the whole area if desired

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1 sary instruments (great positioning of the engine controls and the bowthruster , though some protective covering might be welcome). The double watchkeepers’ seats offer a comfortable spot, and the panoramic view over the deck and the mast is excellent. A wet-kitchen area separates the forward area from the technical area, and on our test boat, tasteful fitted furniture gave an almost nomadic atmosphere with comfortable, light upholstery which was perfect to use. A meal for 10 people could easily be accommodated on the deck salon, with an additional table serving well for drinks or for the children to sit at. Safety is ensured by a tubular rail around the bulwarks, with padeyes on the deck to secure the furniture in rough weather . Access to the steps down (the very elegant design might need looking at again, as it’s the only area on the whole boat where there is a risk of a fall) is protected by two solid handrails and pivoting door.

BEDROOMS AND SUITES We’ll round up our tour of the SEVENTY 7 with the cabins: aft, to starboard, a guest


MARC VAN PETEGHEM The design of the SEVENTY 7 had to set the boat clearly in the yacht category, by being fully part of the Lagoon family, centered around living on board, while maintaining performances which allow 220 mile days. It was important to maintain the Lagoon values (family, enjoyable, welcoming). But above all, not to be ostentatious! The first comments we got from owners visiting the boat at the Cannes boat show showed that together, we (the yard, Nauta and ourselves) had succeeded in creating this balance. If I had to choose two words to describe the Lagoon SEVENTY 7, they would be “gentle giant”.


suite is accessed via a private stairway at the entrance to the salon. Thick carpet, attractive and comfortable bathroom, small cornerdesk, and natural and indirect electric lighting which creates a luxury, but not flashy, atmosphere. The port forward cabin offers exactly the same, except that the bed (170x200cm) is oriented athwartships. A large pivoting door in the topsides opens up to become a balcony, fenced by guardwires on carbon stanchions, creating an amazing relaxation area. This original idea really breaks away from the norm. The 4-point locking mechanism is secured by hydraulic rams.


the afternoon an easterly breeze started to pick up and we were able to lift the 7kg Spade anchor (a 3500W 24V windlass is there to handle 120 meters of 16mm chain!). The 192m² mainsail completes the assault on the 31 meter mast with the help of a big dedicated electrical winch. The hoist is fast, thanks to the Harken rails which drastically reduce the cars stacking up as they stretch out the surface of this impressive DFI black membrane sail (a filament composite by

TECHNICAL SECTION: VERY ACCESSIBLE The two hydraulic units (for the furlers and the Tenderlift) are easily accessible; the battery bank is located beneath the salon floor. Apart from the bow thruster (and some parts of the reversible 180,000btu air-conditioning), most of the technical aspects are housed in the engine rooms, around the two 230hp John Deere motors. These 6.8 liter blocks, which can deliver 400hp in some versions, are 6-cylinder , 12-valve, direct injection turbos. CNB’ s design of these complex technical spaces is great, and despite the density of equipment, everything is rationally and clearly installed. On-board energy is supplied by two Onan generators of 19 and 27 kV A, and fresh water by two watermakers (90 and 280 liters/hour).


SEA TRIAL A large part of the first day spent onboard the SEVENTY 7 was devoted to an enjoyable, and detailed, guided tour of discovery at anchor. Towards the end of


1/ The two elegant helm stations offer a perfect view of the water AND the sails 2/ At the same time, it’s a dining room, saloon, lounge bar, navigation station and sound system-video room (XXL screen retracts into the deckhead). The layout inside the coachroof and its links with the other spaces bring a new approach to superyacht catamarans 3/ Luxurious yet not ostentatious. The creative and ergonomic design of the SEVENTY 7 invents a luxury lifestyle which is immediately attractive 4/ Bedroom with a view, and direct access to the sea. Unusual and very appealing! 5/ Functional design leads to exceptional comfort


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A choice of materials, and natural lighting or indirect electric lighting, creates spaces with an atmosphere full of charm

Incidences made of pre-impregnated bands, laminated under vacuum and hotpressed). The Sparcraft aluminum mast which has three sets of self-stiffening, is held in place laterally by two capshrouds and two lowers in Kevlar of a colossal diameter. The longitudinal direction is ensured by the genoa and staysail stays. W e unfurl the 230m² gennaker (Mylar Kevlar XGold by Incidences) on its hydraulic fur ler by hauling on the sheet with the help of a powerful Harken electric winch. As always onboard a big multihull, you need to ignore the size of the sails to use them and trim them normally. The big question was at what kind of wind strength does this huge catamaran start to react? The reply is immediately obvious: 6 knots of true wind inflates our 425m², and the SEVENTY 7 starts up effortlessly. The magical profiles start to fly smoothly, with a form worthy of a racing multihull. The view of the mainsail is good from the windows in the bimini, and the helmsman has a direct view of the huge Windex which indicates the variations in the breeze aloft (more favorable and stronger up there!) Between two of us, we handled a series of gybes - an exer cise more fun than physical. It only requires a few seconds to ensure that everything is under control, before easing the main down by releasing the traveler (equipped with a fantastic Antal captive winch) to give a lee for furling the code 0. Next, center the mainsheet car , pass through the wind, unfurl again, and off you go. Other than the ease of the maneuver itself, which highlights the quality of the deck layout, it’ s the response of the boat which is striking. Such agility is amazing on a boat of this size in these conditions. The breeze freshened and the SEVENTY 7 bowled along at 7.2 knots


The galley with crew dining area is a total success: the ultimate weapon for a chef and a happy crew!

with 9 to 10 knots of wind. Aside from the instrument readings, the speed of the boat is obvious, and it is enjoyable to trim, reactive when picking up again after gybing or in the variations in these light to medium airs. The sensations are real, even though they could be felt more through overall observation of the boat rather than through the helm, which is precise. However, the hydraulics filter out all the feel (when are the builders going to start producing an equivalent system to the automobile industry: fully assisted yet tight and sensitive?). The following afternoon, the easterly wind was more established (12-14 knots) and the SEVENTY 7 slipped along effortlessly at a senatorial pace between 8.5 and 11.9 knots. Easy for such a big machine!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Builder: Lagoon/CNB Naval Architects: VPLP Interior Designer: Nauta Yachts Exterior Designer: Patrick Le Quément Construction: Anti-osmosis balsa/glass/resin sandwich and polyester, with lower hulls in monolithic Length: 23.28m / 76’5” Beam: 11m / 36’1” Draft: 1.90m / 6’3” Air draft: 36.60m / 120’1” Light displacement: 57t / 125,685lbs Maximum displacement: 71t / 156 555lbs Mainsail area: 193m² / 2066sq ft Genoa: 130.4m² / 1403sq ft Staysail: 81m² / 872sq ft Asymmetric spinnaker: 500m² / 5380sq ft Motors: 2x180 or 2x230hp with shaft-driven props Fuel: 2800L/740 US gallons with transfer pumps and anti-overflow system Water: 1600L / 396 US gal Price of the model we tested, fitted with all options (air-con, 2 generators, 2 watermakers, dinghy, media center, Brookes navigation pack, 4G wifi/internet connectivity, reversing cameras, DFI sails, spinnaker, and so on): €4,340,147 excluding tax

CONCLUSION This 23.28 meter catamaran will attract wealthy owners who like sailing, who have owned multihulls or monohulls and who want to continue to enjoy this unique way of life on the water and cruising… by changing size! The blasé sailor, bored with listing and prohibitory drafts, will rediscover the pleasure of cruising, but also there will be some converts from motor yachts, abandoning their cigars, overcome by all the attributes of this catamaran and its great multihull perso nality which knows how to be luxurious without appearing arrogant. The presence of a crew is indispensable, but will allow this super-catamaran to be offered for charter, where it will be very successful.

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The boat has a captivating personality Elegant lines Stylish and ergonomic layout A fun boat to sail Great dynamic qualities Exceptional quality of life on board

Not much feel to the helm Flybridge access stairway ◆ Access to the battery bank ◆ Deckhead fixings on the flybridge and in the cockpit ◆ Main halyard clutch needs upgrading ◆ A few waves slap under the topsides ◆ ◆

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The 31m lacquered aluminum Sparcraft mast carries 337m² of sail upwind. It is stiffened by three sets of spreaders and rod diamond stays. Lowers and capshrouds are in Kevlar.

The canoe boom is indispensable for housing a 192m² mainsail. It is wide enough for a crewmember to crawl inside safely, lazy bags being a bit too delicate…

The size of the boat obviously allows the sugarscoops to house a flight of steps of unusual comfort. The extra area provided by the Tenderlift transforms the aft end of the boat into a comfortable marine leisure area (a hydraulic diving platform / passerelle completes the picture)

The flybridge on the SEVENTY 7 is designed down to the last detail and is very comfortable. Its size allows for the handling of the boat to be kept separate from the convivial aspect. Crew safety (crew or passengers) is remarkable.

The two helm stations are really ergonomic, with big instrument consoles, elegant carbon wheels, and have a good visibility of the boat and the sails. The deck layout is very easily understood. The electronic gear shifts are close to hand, as is the bowthruster. Great watchkeeping seats.

The headsails are split in traditional fashion for this kind of big multihull. The power of the hydraulic furlers (staysail, genoa and code 0) is essential for the ease of handling such sail areas.

The side door pushes the limits of possibilities for an owner’s suite. The design and construction along with the four rams ensures its safety.

Not so obvious here, but the hull decks are real outdoor walkways, and their general lines combine with the superb 20cm bulwarks giving a magnificent perspective and a visually distinctive note to the SEVENTY 7

The level of detailed design on the hulls is commendable. The proportions, the angle of the sugarscoops, the skillful sheer, the fine line along the middle of the panels and the meticulously smoothed shape all contribute to the perception of an elegant profile which will stand the test of time.

The forward cockpit is accessed via an electric door which allows for easy access from aft, through the salon to the foredeck, which reveals a multitude of ergonomic gadgets to welcome a large crew.


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Astus 18.2 A SLIPPERY boat The Sport version, with larger Mylar sails, takes off in the slightest breeze.

A lightweight and well-canvassed trimaran might strike fear into someone new to sailing and / or multihulls… but there’s no such worry on board the Astus 18.2, a model which is both fun and safe. Welcome newcomers! Text: Emmanuel van Deth - Photos: by the author and DR The specifications for this model are to satisfy a crew looking to enjoy their daysailing at the helm of a simple, fast machine which is easy to transport by trailer . An XXL-sized beach cat, so to speak. The builder makes the hulls in contact monolithic polyester, and in contrast, the deck is in PVC/polyester sandwich. At the heart of the Astus Boats range (the yard was founded in 2004), this boat replaces the 16 and reinforces the new range, strengthened by the 20.2. The 18.2 picks up on a good part of the ingredients of its big brother , starting with modern hulls with a central hull sporting a step, low to the waterline. In short, it’s a 20.2, just shorter, and without cabin which Jean-Hubert Pommois, the yard’ s founder, has launched. In this sector there’ s not much competition: the Magnum 21 is now out of production, and the A ventura 20 has never really taken off… leaving the Astus 20.2! Ultimately the 18.2 is a bit heavy for handling on the beach - a special trai-


ler is available, but requires a 4x4 or tractor - and having similar performance to the 20.2, though this does have a cabin. But according to everyone who’s sailed one, the 18.2 is a real success.

MODERN HULLS! This is the second generation! The 18.2 has voluminous hulls which are wider than those of the 16. The yard’s clientele, generally moving up from lightweight catamarans, is usually more demanding in terms of performance. This isn’ t because they want to have one or two children aboard to drag along in the water! An observation confirmed by the success of the Sport version, with more sail area and better equipped. It was Philippe Roulin, formerly with the VPLP team of naval architects (he spent 15 years with the famous organization), who was in charge of the 18.2’s design. Thanks to the long stepped form of the central hull,

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The tulip shape of the Astus 16 is replaced here with a marked step just above the waterline.

In the beginning, the cockpit was supposed to have been equipped with lockers, which would serve as bench seats. Ultimately, the yard went for a clear space… whose finish remains somewhat crude.

there is a bit of extra volume above the water line. Another, not insignificant, advantage on a small boat: the spray is deflected. The dagger board and rudder blade are pivoting, with quickrelease cleats in case of hitting something in the water. As for the rig, the yard opted for a simple 7 meter mast from a sports cat, which rotates and has no spreaders. The shrouds are secured by bridles on the hulls. The lowers are there to improve the lateral hold of the spar… and also to support the mast when the outer hulls are retracted toward the central one - the arms are telescopic. All these operations are simple - 15 minutes more or less, and all able to be handled by one person.

CAPABLE OF HITTING 20 KNOTS! You don’t need to be out in a Force 5 to see what the 18.2 can do. In 12 knots of wind and a flat sea, with the sheets well in, the Astus sets off strongly . Upwind, this three-legged machine bowls along at 7 knots, sometimes 8. The course isn’ t that high - around 50° - but thanks to the higher speed, the VMG is much better than that of a monohull, small or large. And in a chop? As with light multihulls, pitching movements are quite dry. The structure seems to absorb all the forces, with little deformation visible: the three hulls don’ t greet the waves individually! Coming off the wind and easing the sheets, the Astus gains at least another knots. If the wind is light, there’s the option to hoist the gennaker as you free off. Downwind, this 15m² nylon sail will pull you along at over 10 knots with ease. By playing with the apparent wind, the boat can be set into a long acceleration. Exhilarating and easy! Now it’s up to you to set the records - 17 knots has been achieved by one of the yard’ s salesmen. There’s no worries in strong winds: the hulls cope effectively, showing no signs of being overloaded. For days when there’ s no wind, or for maneuvering in port, Astus Boats offers an outboard bracket, and recommends a

The Astus is trailable thanks to the telescopic arms: folding the floats up takes only a few minutes! A perfect boat for coastal camping.

motor of 2 or 3 hp. One customer in two chooses to fit a motor to their Astus 18.2 which can be a very good idea.

A VERY CLEAR DECK LAYOUT A welded metal tube serves as the tiller . This crosses the aft beam, but remains aft of the traveler and the sheet for the main. This leads to a bit of gymnastics with the tiller extension when tacking and gybing. The feel, which doesn’t reach that of a real sports cat, is enjoyable: the helm is light, and gives excellent control of the course. Many owners however , suggest there is a bit of play . The cockpit, at 2.50 meters long, is nice and simple. The hull is basic, with no deck inside. Initially , the yard fitted benches, set back, but early trials showed that moving around onboard was easier without, and that the crew tended to sit outboard anyway. So the yard set about designing seats aft. So this is where you sit, and/or on the trampolines. It’s very comfortable, but you can get a bit wet around the edges in a breeze. Access to the water is easy with the (optional bathing ladder) thanks to the, completely open, cockpit. There’ s no cabin on board, though there is a cuddy , forward, which might have been better as a proper watertight compartment. There’s also the option to stow gear and equipment in the bilge, beneath the cockpit.

CONCLUSION With a sail area to weight ratio of 65m²/tonne, and 77 for the Sport version, on paper , the Astus 18.2 is supercharged little machine. And on the water it shows itself to be fast and exhilarating. For all this, it is easy to handle and is forgiving of mistakes. Classified with a “C” rating, it can allow for some good days out, thanks to a decent range. This little trimaran would seem to be an excellent craft for wandering along the coast. If the weather is warm and dry, you can easily manage without a cabin: a tent or two will do!

Fast and safe sailboat Capable of a wider program than might first be apparent ◆ Ease of handling and of setting up

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2014, in perfect condition, full options, possible management take-over but not mandatory. Lying: Mahé, Seychelles

Asking: euros 850,000 exVAT

Trophée or Espace 1992 fast cruising equipped with daggerboards and large pod for the Espace version. Lying: Corsica

Asking: euros 10,000 exVAT

2007, 4 cabins and 2 heads, 2 converted forepeaks, energy autonomy (solar panels 120w), fridge, Volvo engines 2x30hp, cabin fan 12v. Bimini linen from 2012, last fairing in 2014. Boat maintained by pro. Lying: French Polynesia

New engine, new generator, new dinghy... Lying: Mahé, Seychelles

Asking: euros 195,000 exVAT

2004, 4 cabins + 2 fitted forepeaks. Lying: Corsica

Asking: euros 140,000 exVAT

2007, 4 cabins and 2 heads, 2 converted forepeaks, solar panels 85w, refrigerator. Yanmar engines 2x29cv. Canvas bimini changed in 2012, last fairing April 2015. Boat maintained by pro. Lying: French Polynesia

2008, good condition, negociable. Lying: Mahé, Seychelles

Asking: euros 250,000 exVAT

2013, owner's version, 3 cabins 2 fitted forepeaks, possible management, possible leasing take-over. Lying: Corsica

Asking: euros 250,000 exVAT

2006, 4 cabins and 4 heads, 2 converted forepeaks, equipped for blue water cruising, energy autonomy (solar panels 120w, Onan group 220v 9,5kva), A/C, water maker, 2 fridges, Yanmar engines 2x40hp, boat maintained by pro. Very equipped. Lying: French Polynesia

Perfectly equipped, ready to sail. Lying: Mahé, Seychelles

Asking: euros 190,000 VAT Incl.

2005, 4 cabins, 2 fitted forepeaks, 2 Volvo D255. Lying: Corsica

Asking: euros 230,000 exVAT

2007, 4 cabins and 4 heads, 2 converted forepeaks, equipped for blue water cruising, energy autonomy (solar panels 2x85w, Onan group 11kva), A/C, 2 fridges, Yanmar engines 54hp, boat maintained by pro. Main sail from 2012, very equipped. Lying: French Polynesia

Asking: euros 155,000

Asking: euros 230,000

Asking: euros 293,300

1991, single owner since october 1992, we cruised with our three kids on this very solid and very economic aluminium catamaran, eight large crosssings without any damage, easy to maintain, lot of new equipments. Lying: Guatemala

Ville Audrain 44 blue water cruising catamaran. Erik Lerouge design, built in 1987 by professional shipyard in female mold, epoxy sandwich. Boat for those who give priority to comfort at sea, ease to handle with short-handed crew VS the number of cabins. Viible : Valencia, Spain

2000, prepared for blue water cruising, great opportunity, 4 cabins, 10 berths, 2 fitted forepeaks (used for storage), 2x39hp Yanmar (250h), autopilot, solar panels, 2016 sails, dinghy, 2 diving equipments, etc.

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Asking: euros 450,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 195,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 85,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 250,000

Asking: euros 160,000

April 2015, full options, 3 cabins/3 heads, generator, watermaker, bimini version, EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY, value new 570 K€ excl. VAT less 20%, full inventory by e-mail.

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4 cabins version, Catana/NEO program (New Equipments and Options). Available options : owner pack, sails pack, electronic pack, blue water option, customizable boat. Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

2009, 4 cabins version, Catana/NEO program (New Equipments and Options). Available options : owner's pack, sails pack, electronic pack, blue water option, customizable boat... Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

Asking: euros 520,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 500,000 exVAT

4 cabins version, Catana/Neo program (New Equipment and Options). Possible options : owner’s version, sails set, full electronics, equipped for blue water... Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

Catana 431, 4 cabins version of 2006. Catana/Neo program (New Equipment and Options). Possible options : owner’s version, sails set, full electronics, equipped for blue water, customizable boat… Possible leasing. Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

Comfortable Catana 50 owner's version. Perfect condition. Known for her elegance, space and lines, she will attract a demanding clientele. Exclusivity Catana. Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

Asking: euros 629,000 VAT Incl.

Catana 471, owner's version of 1998. 3 double cabins. Very good opportunity. Excellent value for money. Catana's exclusive listing. Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

82ft catamaran, Catana shipyard, 4 cabins version, this luxurious catamaran very high level is ideal for demanding customers. Catana shipyard boat. Possible leasing. Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

Asking: euros 1,800,000 exVAT

Bali Catamarans shipyard's demonstration boat. 2015 owner's version. Possible leasing. Lying: South France - Canet en Roussillon

Asking: euros 462,549 exVAT

Asking: euros 280,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 310,000 VAT Incl.

Fully restored as new, many improvements, recent sails, 2x16 Hp Hydr. Volvo drives from 1x38 Hp Perkins Perama diesel. Lying: South Netherlands

Extremely fast carbon folding tri, racingsails, trailer, Yamaha engine 5hp. Lying: South France

Asking: euros 250,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 45,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 47,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 135,000 VAT Incl.

2006, equipped for blue water, furling self-tacking jib, owner’s version with 3 cabins, 2 heads with wc and shower, watermaker, generator, solar panels, equipped kitchen, 2x21hp Nanni diesel engines, sheltered harbour berth.

2010, owner’s version, 3 cabins, 3 heads, fitted forepeak, equipped for blue water 8 passengers, full options, never chartered, Yanmar 2x54hp (1100h), elec. winches, generator, solar panels, converter, watermaker, A/C, Caribe dinghy, possible full leasing. Lying: South France - Hyères

PRICE INCL. BERTH. 2008, owner’s version in perfect condition, comfort pack, equipped for blue water, full options, new sails, electrical winches, 2 Yanmar engines 54hp fully checked, three-bladed propellers, generator, converter, watermaker, air conditioning, full inventory upon request. Lying: France -Toulon

2016, 4 cabins version, 2 heads, Yanmar 2x29hp (505 h), electronics pack, cockpit tower, semi-rigid dinghy OB engine 6hp on davits, cockpit table with cushions, water tank 600L, possible leasing takeover and to be customized by new owner.

Asking: euros 110,000

Asking: euros 360,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 378,000

Asking: euros 305,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 260,000 exVAT

2004, fast and seaworthy cruiser, completed full Atlantic circle, 2 x Lombardini 29 Hp. Lying: Netherlands

Built 2002-2010, fast, folding, epoxy-sandwich cruiser, recent sails, 5 bunks, great for sea-voyages, 9.9 Yamaha. Lying: Netherlands

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1998, 3 double cabins, Yanmar engines 2x18hp, electrical windlass, autopilot, Raymarine electronics, solar panels, new dinghy OB 5hp, simple and very well maintained catamaran. Ideal for blue water and family life aboard in our lagoons. Mooring bloc.

Asking: euros 91,000

Catamaran 1984, 2 cabins version, 2 inboard diesel Volvo engines, electrical windlass, genoa furler, loch, speedo, sounder, radar, autopilot, VHF, 2 solar panels, semi-rigid dinghy and 5hp OB.

Asking: euros 40,000

2012, 17m, especially designed for blue water cruising, powerful in both sailing and motoring. 2 cabins version, Yanmar engines 2x29hp. Electrical anchor winch, wing mast, square top main sail and batten jib, Loch, Speedo, sounder, autopilot, VHF, solar panels, rigid dinghy, 5hp OB.

Asking: euros 209,000

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23m (ex Stalaven) with charter licence (N.U.C.) for 24 passengers, carbon mast, 2 inboard diesel Volvo 55hp.

Asking: euros 150,800

Boats lying in French Polynesia

2008, A true marvel to behold. She is unquestionably the finest Catana ever built and very likely the finest catamaran of her size ever built. She sports a massive carbon fibre mast high tech sails, dagger boards, etc. The fact is, you could not possibly "upgrade" Orion in a single area because not a penny was spared during her fabrication. Lying: Newport, RI

2011, Equipped with the entire Lagoon comfort package including dive compressor, para spinnaker, 70 Gal an hour watermaker, air conditioning, Sat com, hydraulic tender life, big Onan Generator, carbon boom, high output alternators and so much more. Turn key and ready to sail around the world. Lying : St. Martin

2010. One of the last Catana 58 catamarans ever built. A custom project meant to be the rocket ship version of this all time classic world voyaging catamaran. Careful decisions were made at every turn on her build to make her the fastest Catana 58 ever built. And she is that. Too much equipment to list. Contact us today. Lying: Turkey

2006, Four owner cabin layout offering a master cabin with a queen sized berth, one queen and two double guest cabins. The salon again features lots of wood with huge panoramic windows. Two inviting leather sofas and a formal dining option. Outside there are three distinct areas for relaxing in the shade or enjoying the sun. Lying: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Price on request

Asking: US$ 999,000

Asking: euros 1,500,000

Asking: US$ 895,000

2002, Twin Volvo 78hp engines (3000h). New mast and sails 2010: mainsail, gennaker, code 0, solent and two spinnakers. Large 8kva Northern Lights generator, AC, 2 watermakers, solar, 2 wind generators, washing machine, electric Vacuflush toilets. B&G Electronics, Furuno plotter and radar, Simrad autopilot. Three hydraulic winches, dive compressor, large 4.5m RIB dinghy and 20hp Honda OB. Saint Martin.

2008, excellent condition and low engine hours, 5 cabins, twin Volvo 110hp, 13 KVA Onan generator, full A/C, water-maker, 5 electric winches, Hydranet triradal sails, hard-top bimini, large dingy with 40hp outboard. Turnkey. Lying: Martinique - FWI

2000, Very special Catana 431 Owners Version perfectly suited for a couple to live on and sail the seven seas. All new wiring, upgraded aft port office that can also be turned into a single berth. She is just a tidy, maxed out, live-aboard 431. Lying: Fort Pierce, Florida

2009, A true Ocean Class , not one of the current stripped down versions you often see now in recent years. She has a carbon fibre mast, bowsprit, composite bimini, catwalk, every piece of gear you need to voyage in comfort and safety and she is ready to pull 200 to 240 miles days. She is not a racing boat, but a performance cruiser that offers a great balance of performance, quality, and comfort.

Asking: US$ 660,000

Asking: US$ 665,000

Asking: US$ 389,000

Asking: US$ 699,000

2007, exceptional occasion (carbon, epoxy, Airex foam), dagger-boards, 6 berths, maximum power: 2x75hp (160 hours), draft: 0,5m, mast height: 20m, canoe boom. Lying: Belgium

Fast cruising catamaran built of epoxy ply, full inventory on and more pictures on website. Lying: Bosa, Sardinia

47’ fast catamaran, 10t for 138m2, batteries parc 3x220A, 2 years gel, 2x100A engine, new, 175A for electrical winch and pilot, chain-tiller system, 7 solar panels, 3000w converter, 500w wind engine, alu bimini. Lying: South France - Port-Camargue

2012. This Dragonfly 28 in perfect condition, is foldable to fit in a less than 3 meters width berth. Nice small multihulls with 2 cabins and 1 head, alu boom, asymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit, solar panels, heater, Raymarine electronics, etc...

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Asking: euros 225,000

Asking: euros 67,500 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 260,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 135,000 VAT Incl.

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2013, excellent condition, 4 cabins and heads version, flybridge with steering station, 2x110hp Yanmar, electrical WC, air conditioning and generator, autopilot, full Raymarine electronics and safety. Lying: Turkey

2012, owner’s version with cabin, office and head ensuite on the starboard, flybridge with steering station, 2x110hp Yanmar, electrical WC, air conditioning and generator, autopilot, full electronics and safety. Lying: Greece and Thailand

Asking: euros 279,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 257,500 exVAT

2011, very innovative model offering a large forward cockpit with direct access from the saloon, rigid bimini, 2x39hp Yanmar, 4 cabins and heads, electrical WC, air conditioning and generator, solar panels, autopilot, full electronics and safety. Lying: Croatia

2012, owner’s version with suite on the starboard, rigid bimini, Yanmar 2x29hp, electrical folding davit, solar panels, electrical WC, air conditioning, generator, autopilot, full electronics and security. Lying: Tahiti

Asking: euros 299,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 214,500 exVAT

2005, Maestro version, very good condition, followed with care, full options, 2x160hp Yanmar engines about 850h, teak deck, radar, satellite reception, etc. First hand. Very good opportunity!

Asking: euros 185,000 VAT Incl.

2005 Lagoon 43 Power, Owner’s version. Well optioned with generator, inverter, watermaker, AC, teak cockpit. Great condition, always privately owned. Lying: Guadeloupe

Asking: euros 265,000 VAT Incl.

2009, launched in 2010, 4 cabins version, 55 hp Volvo engine around 2500 hours, watermaker, 10 solar panels, 2 electrical WC, heater, 2 fridges Flexiteck bridge, new main-sail 2016.

Asking: euros 375,000 exVAT

2000 Day charter power catamaran, seating 160 passengers (60 offshore), fiberglass hulls. 2 heads. Volvo engines 380HP. Contact us for more information and a visit. Lying: Sainte-Lucie

Asking: US$ 525,000 exVAT

2011 and 2012, THE best-seller of Robertson and Caine and sure value for blue water, 2xYanmar 56hp, Sparcraft rigging, 4 cabins and heads, rigid bimini, air conditioning and generator, autopilot, full Raymarine electronics and safety. Lying: Tahiti and Thailand

Asking: euros 315,000 exVAT

2011,owner’s version with cabin, office and head ensuite on the starboard, rigid bimini, moteurs Yanmar 2x29hp, electrical folding davit, solar panels, electrical WC, air conditioning, autopilot, full electronics and security. Lying: Greece

Asking: euros 188,000 exVAT

2008, 3 cabins version, Around 800 hours.

Asking: euros 145,000

2014 Helia 44 with 4 cabins + 2 fitted forepeaks + saloon table convertible into berth, 4 heads. Oceanic version, equipped with air conditioning and generator, this Helia 44 will be ex-charter in March 2017. 110V main. Lying: BVI

Asking: euros 435,000 exVAT

2012, very innovative model offering a large forward cockpit with direct access from the saloon, rigid bimini, 2x39hp Yanmar, 4 cabins and heads, electrical WC, air conditioning and generator, solar panels, autopilot, full electronics and safety. Lying: Greece

Asking: euros 299,000 exVAT

2010 and 2011, strong, reliable and fast! 4 cabins and 2 heads version, rigid bimini, 2x29hp Yanmar, electrical folding davit, solar panels, autopilot, full Raymarine electronics and security. Lying: Croatia, Greece and Tahiti

Asking: euros 169,000 exVAT

2009, Maestro version, 4 cabins, 10 berths, Volvo engine 330hp, full options, watermaker, generator, 5 TVs, refitted outdoor upholstery, possible excluding VAT sale.

Asking: euros 320,000 exVAT

2009 Lavezzi 40 Maestro with 3 cabins, 2 heads. This boat will be ex-charter in January 2017, with possibility to keep her in the fleet until May 2017. Main 220V. Lying: Antigua

Asking: US$ 199,999 exVAT

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2015. The 970 combines the awarding winning performance of the Corsair C31 with the spacious comfort of the Corsair C37. A modern design with great sailing pedigree, for comfortable fast cruising and racing yet still a trailer sailor at heart.

2016. The Dash 750 MKII is easily trailerable; ideal for camp-style cruising or day sailing. With speeds up to 20 knots, she is a tough, sporty and exceptionally fast, mini cruiser. Providing responsive comfortable and safe sailing.

2012. A performance Open Bridge-deck catamaran, protecting her crew from the elements with a sleek GRP cockpit roof. The 400 is spacious in port or at anchor and always exhilarating under sail. Sister ships were class winners in the 2010 and 2013 Round the Isle of Wight Race.

2015. The true modern alternative to a Prout, 345's performance pedigree shows in her great windward ability, outpacing many larger monohulls and multihulls. An excellent opportunity to sail and own the best small cruising catamaran available in Europe.

Asking: £ 160,000

Asking: £ 55,000

Asking: £ 214,950

Asking: £ 162,500

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Nice, fast and seaworthy French open cat built in sandwich epoxy. Confortable with 2 double berths, perfect condition for immediate using. Lying: South France - Bouches-du-Rhône

Very nice OUTREMER 50 SL, full refit 2012, recent engines, mast, rigging, saddelery, membran sails 2012. A fantastic french Classic. "Turn key" cat for immediate blue water sailing. Lying: France, Mediterranean Sea

Asking: euros 49,000

Asking: euros 350,000 exVAT


2d generation (diesel 50hp origin 1800h). Full equipment, electric winches, recent sails. Perfect conditions. Lying: Caribbean

Asking: euros 320,000 VAT Incl.

From P.Riviere design. Excellent composite works (strip planking/sandwich) 2005. Large aft cabin, deck saloon, very spacy trimaran. Demountable-foldable. Perfect opportunity for long range sailing. Lying: South France

ATLANTIC 60' Power Cat Marc Lombard design. Builder Hervé yard in la Rochelle. Fabulous long range cruising machine. 2x185hp Cummins atmospheric. Large accomodations. self sufficiency: 4000nm. cruising speed 8-14kt. Lying: Winter 2017 - Caribbean / Fall 2017 France

Sublime AIKANE 56' 2010, high tech process, carbon mast and bowpole. Perfect balance accomodations-performances, custom interior design . Turn the key and sail! Luxuous and fast. Lying: Greece

Asking: euros 160,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 850,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 699,000 VAT Incl.

2015, 4 cabins charter version, 4 heads, 2 fitted forepeaks+saloon with berths, Yanmar engines 2x40hp, square top main sail, white PVC upholstery, Mercury 5hp dinghy, solar panels. As new. Launched in 2015, available november 2016. Best offer. Lying: Greece or Turkey.

Restoration 2015; collector conditions, sails and textile standing rigging 2016. Fast, simple and comfortable for 2/4 people. EU flag. Kriter X's sistership of Jack Petith.Pavillon EU. Lying: South France

Asking: euros 75,000

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2001. Raymarine electronics, solar panel, Yamaha outboard engine 9,9 hp. A complete boat, ideal for week-ends at sea, the perfect boat to discover trimaran universe. Lying: France - Brittany

Asking: euros 64,000

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1997, one owner, Catana 40 model in GRP, excellent general condition, 4 double cabins, 2 heads, 2 diesel inboard engines Vetus 20hp, new mainsail and foresail of 2012.. Lying: Montréal, Canada

Due to health issue, sale Catana 411 in perfect condition. The engines are from 2015 and show 133 hours and 140 hours. Antifouling 2015, numerous spare parts, many tools on the boat, Electrical winch MagicWinch 2016, Code D 75m2. Lying: Valancia

2011, cruising catamaran fast and confortable, Erik Lerouge design, 3 cabins, 1st owner, never chartered, perfect condition, fully equipped, lazy bag and Elvstrom mainsail of 2015, furling genoa, gennaker. Lying: Napoli, Italy

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Asking: euros 280,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 225,000

Asking: euros 159,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 119,000 VAT Incl.

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2010, 4 cabins, 2x29hp engines, autopilot, GPS, hoover, fridge, converter, fitted port forepeak. The catamaran is in good condition. Lying: Caribbean

2016, comfort pack, generator 11KVA, air conditionning 48 000 BTU, watermaker 63 L/H, solar panels 3x120W, electrical winches. Co-ownership. Lying: Saint Martin

2016, 3 cabins, 2x54hp engines, 3 blades propeller, solar panels 3x135w, cushions, sun lounger. Lying: Saint Martin

Asking: euros 198,000

Asking: euros 199,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 395,000

MARANA. 2010. Very nice blue water cruising catamaran with 3 double cabins. The starboard hull is entirely dedicated to the owner’s accommodation. She has a carbon rig and extensive equipment. She has only had one owner. Lying: South France

The Trimaran, STERGANN II, is a sailing yacht which is very comfortable at sea and at anchor. She is fast and efficient with a limited heeling. She tacks without difficulty and is very seaworthy in any sailing conditions. Lying: South France

2010. A fantastic fast and comfortable catamaran with performances and quality of construction well above average standards. She is very responsive and thus easily handled, and comes with a comprehensive range of extra equipment suitable for a long passage.

Price on request

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2010, Prometa shipyard’s aluminium catamaran. Faultless building quality and strength, 2 double large cabins, 2 heads, workshop, entirely equipped for blue water, well maintained. Lying: Tahiti

Asking: euros 399,000

Asking: euros 419,000

ETANA. 2007. She is in new condition and has been very little used. She accommodates up to 9 guests in 5 cabins and 2 to 3 crew in 2 cabins. The owner stateroom is just immense. She is fully equipped. Her price is very competitive indeed.. Lying: South France

Price on request

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2016, Maestro version perfectly maintained, Volvo engines 2x150hp. Lying: South France - Golfe-Juan

2012, 4 cabins, generator, solar panels, 2 fridges, watermakers 100L/H, washer dryer, TV, gangway, AIS, dinghy. Lying: Saint Martin

2008, 4 cabins version, 2xVolvo 130hp, On-going leasing Lying: Cannes - South France

Asking: euros 900,000

2011, 4 cabins, 4 heads, fast, efficient, easy to handle and secure in all weathers. A favourite boat for oceanics cruisings and blue water, offering high-level finishings. Functional design and luxurious equipments. Lying: Tahiti

Asking: euros 372,000

2012 - Meticulously maintained boat, 2x Volvo IPS 600 435HP (300h only). 5 cabins version + crew cabins. Full options with Onan generator 17kW (700h), water maker Sea Recovery, autopilot. Teck bridge, flybridge. Lying: Saint Martin.

2007, very equipped boat with many options and perfectly maintained, 2x Volvo 310hp engines, 3 double cabins. Lying: Cannes - South France

Asking: euros 1,290,000

Asking: euros 420,000 VAT Incl.

2007, 4 cabins, 2 heads, blue water equipments and top-level life aboard : 2 watermakers, washing machine, large fridge and freezer, generator, solar panels, large batteries installation…. Regular maintenance, perfect both technical and aesthetic conditions. Lying: Tahiti

2004, optimized version for blue water family trip, 4 cabins, 2 heads, 1 office + 1 dressing room. Light interior and well designed, large rigid bimini, as new upholstery and boat cover, new trampoline, solar panels… Immediately ready. Lying: Tahiti

Asking: euros 270,000

Asking: euros 203,000

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2004. YAPLUKA 72 - WONDERFUL. One of a kind semi custom yacht built to discerning standards for high latitude world cruising in aluminum. WONDERFUL has been lovingly cared for by her professional crew of 3. She features 5 cabins (including owner suite) and is equipped for world cruising in luxury and style. Systems include twin 200 hp Yanmar diesels, twin generators (10kva Kohler, 20 kva Northern Lights), washing machine, icemaker, airconditioning, 1500 tender crane, teak deck, full Furuno electronics suite, SSB, Victron gel batteries, twin chargers a 14’ RIB dinghy with Yamaha 70hp 4 stroke outboard and more. Aeroyacht was involved in the original creation of WONDERFUL in 2004 and she was featured in Gregor Tarjan’s book : “CATAMARANS, the Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors”. WONDERFUL is a highly sought after limited production catamaran and is offered at a third of her build price. This Yapluka 72 is an ideal yacht to take you to the Caribbean, the Arctic and around the world.

Asking: US$ 2,350,000

2014, Outremer 5X (59’) BLUE OX. Originally sold by Aeroyacht this fully equipped yacht is a 3 cabins owner version with two single beds in front for skipper. Delivery times for a new build are over one year – BLUE OX is in excellent condition, little used and immediately available! Lying: South of France

2011, 5 stateroom model in luxurious minimalist style. Jacuzzi, all amenities and toys. Best looking and performing large power cat on market today. Lying: Florida, USA

2010, classic interior well maintained and professionally crewed charter yacht. 4 cabin layout. Lying: Herzliya, Israel

2006, she is a well specified vessel.160hp diesels, twin bowthrusters, enlarged bimini, dive compressor, electric furlers, full media suite etc. Lying: Venezuela

Asking: US$ 1,647,000

Asking: US$ 2,200,000

Asking: euros 950,000

Asking: euros 950,000

2011, designed by François LUCAS, she is a powercat made of semi-thick aluminium. Versatile, strong and seaworthy, 4 cabins and large saloon + fly. Lying: France - Atlantic coast

2000, designed by Marc Lombard, the Privilege are marked out by their exceptional finishing quality. 4 cabins version and 3 heads, 1st owner, never chartered. Superb. Lying: South France - Port-Napoléon

2001, Erik Lerouge design, this catamaran is beautiful, fast and very seaworthy. Meticulously adjusted by her owner and very regularly maintained, she is the perfect tool to travel! Lying: East Mediterranean sea

2011. Designed by Joubert-Nivelt Yacht designers, built by Fountaine-Pajot, the LIPARI 41 offers beautiful spaces in this 3 cabins version. First owner. Lying: South France - Port-Napoléon

Asking: euros 175,000 exVAT

Asking: euros 330,000

Asking: euros 700,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 268,000 VAT Incl.

Launched in 2011. Owner's version with 3 double cabins. In perfect condition, fully equipped for blue water. Website: Inventory upon request. Lying: FWI - Martinique

Helia 44 Maestro, owner version, built 10/2013. This fantastic catamaran was in all weather conditions reliable and comfortable. We installed a water maker 60 l/h and more powerful solar panels, 1000W. Lying: Australia/Pacific

2007, owner's version, 3 double cabins, 3 heads, complete refit 2014/15, new ONEsails genus and main, 2xYanmar engines 4JHE, 12KW generator, autopilot, solar panels, washing machine, etc. VAT and spanish tax paid.

PRICE REDUCED! Best equipped Lagoon 410 S2 on the market! Refitted in the last 3 years. Nearly everything is renewed! VAT is paid. Excellent condition! New painting, new sails etc. Never chartered, only two owners. Lying: FWI - Martinique

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Asking: euros 298,000 VAT Incl.

Asking: euros 450,000 VAT Incl.

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Asking: euros 229,000 VAT Incl.

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2011, one of the very latest built, in owner's version 3 cabins with the famous full beam central cabin, maintained with care. Lying: FWI - Martinique

Asking: euros 560,000 VAT Incl.

2014 - The very first on the market ! In 4 double cabins with modern finishings and maple, her panoramic galley would satisfy the Top Chefs : fridges, freezers, 5 burners cooker, ice maker, large worktop … Fully equipped, she is as new ! Lying: BVI

REDUCED TO US$: 1,150,000

1993. Designed by the architect Eric Jean in carbon epoxy, this 4 double cabins version with 4 heads is fully equipped for sailing around the world : hydraulic plateform, furling mast, hardtop, diving equipped, she has been subject to several refits : superb ! Lying: Turkey

Asking: euros 290,000

2009. Rare ! Privilege 515 Owner’s version with large central suite, full beam, in light maple wood, never chartered, fully equipped and maintained with care. Lying: French Polynesia - Bora Bora

Asking: euros 750,000 VAT Incl.

CATHYACHT INTERNATIONAL - Cruising catamarans for sale from 50' Catherine Relandeau - Tel. 33 (0)6 892 792 06 - - (France)

2010. Very special and unusual version, 5 double cabins, used in charter in the Med, fully equipped with generator, A/C, watermaker, complete electronic, all comfort ! Lying: South France - Canet-en-Roussillon

Asking: euros 1,290,000 - Commercial reg

2009, in glossy cherry wood, nice owner’s central suite + 4 VIP cabins, top class charter, superb equipment. Very well maintained. To see in the Caribbean.

REDUCED TO euros 2,600,000 exVAT

2007, Splendid Owner's version, never chartered and maintained with care... Lying: South France - Canet-en-Roussillon

Asking: euros 590,000 exVAT

2004, refit 2015-2016, rare, a 5 double cabins version, in top condition, massive refits (+300K€), sold with the company and the charter business, key turn solution ! Lying: South France - Sète

Asking: euros 770,000 VAT Incl.

CATHYACHT INTERNATIONAL - Cruising catamarans for sale from 50' Catherine Relandeau - Tel. 33 (0)6 892 792 06 - - (France)

2009, Maintained with extreme care, captain yearly employed, in cherrywood, an amazing owner's version ... Lying: South France - Canet-en-Roussillon

Asking: euros 900,000 exVAT

2008, Rare ! Owner's version 3 cabins, never chartered, in excellent condition and available in the Med. Lying: South France - Canet-en-Roussillon

Asking: euros 560,000 VAT Incl.

2003, Original Owner's version with Central Cabin, comfortable crew quarters in cherrywood, never chartered. Lying: South France - Canet-en-Roussillon

Asking: euros 680,000 VAT Incl.

2006, Elegant owner's version in maple, maintained with care by his captain, the very last built Privilege 585 is an amazing opportunity ! Lying: Greece

Asking: euros 690,000

CATHYACHT INTERNATIONAL - Cruising catamarans for sale from 50' Catherine Relandeau - Tel. 33 (0)6 892 792 06 - - (France)

Maestro 2017, oceanic pack, 55hp engines, Garmin GPS pilot, outside cushion, full safety equipment, raft, 3,4m dinghy 15hp, launched in La Rochelle, possible options modif. until end of Paris boatshow, delivery 07/17. Hurry, no more Helia available for 2017 season. Ready to sail.

Asking: euros 445,330 exVAT

3 cabins, 2 heads, delivery 04/17, already recognized for her living spaces, navigation qualities and performances (up to 21knt). Maestro version, gold pack 2x220hp, Garmin pack 7410+autopilot, rear view camera, full blue water equipment, raft, to be launched in La Rochelle, ready to sail.

Asking: euros 344,140 exVAT

2015, exclusive version, ex-demoboat, full options: fixed bimini, teck in the cockpit, Onan generator, full Garmin pack with 12’’ inside and 10’’ outside, 220hp engine Volvo D3, leasing takeover, consumption x2 5l/h at 8kts.

Asking: euros 495,000

2009, 3 cabins, owner's version, full options, solar panel, converter, electrical WC, heater, engine control+joystick, radar, electronic pack with GPS repeater, AIS transmitter receiver, satellite TV, closing system of the rear boat, etc.

Asking: euros 390,000

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LAGOON 39 Year 2014, owner’s boat,

comfort equipment, 3 cabins, 2 heads. First hand, as new, possible leasing takeover, Mylar code zero, additional furniture in the saloon, 3-blade folding propellers, gel batteries, distress beacon. Lying: France - Atlantic coast Asking: 280,000 euros LJB Marine Email : Tel. +33 (0)5 46 52 19 52


Very good general condition, 1st owner, never chartered, Yanmar engines recently checked, new 9hp OB engine 4T, equipped in cat. A for 10 passengers, 2 safe circuits on inverters 1500W, 110 and 220V, washing machine on inverter, 4 solar panels of 85W. Lying: Saint-Martin Asking: 270,000 euros Email :

2004. After six years in family aboard our Belize, we offer her for sale to start a earthling project… Maintained from day to day (mechanics maintained by professional). 2005 rigging and sail. Payed VAT. Contact us for more details. Lying: Guadeloupe - FWI Asking: 190,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Tel. +590 (0)690 33 43 24


Superb, entirely refitted engine, hull sandblasting, gelcoat. Famous for her strength, her building quality, seaworthy, fast and well balanced. Ready to sail. Expertise from 2010. Full inventory and many pictures upon request. Lying: Guatemala Asking: 120,000 euros Email : Tel. +33 (0)5 46 01 16 82


This Privilege 495, of 2011, is a seaworthy and comfortable boat. This owner’s version is well maintained and never chartered. She has many equipments: generator, water maker, diving compressor, solar panels, washing machine … Expertise available. Lying: Martinique - FWI Asking: 560,000 euros VAT Incl.


Ready for blue water cruising. Perfect condition, second owner. 3 cabins version, 2 heads, owner's version. Fully equipped and well maintained. Asking: 310,000 euros VAT Incl. Email :

CATANA 65 2011. Lying: Mediterranean sea. 1,590,000 euros

CUMBERLAND 46 2009. Lying: East Mediterranean sea. Asking: 439,000 euros


Lying: oversea. Asking: 190,000 euros


Lying: Mediterranean sea. 350,000 euros

PUNCH 1000 1987

This Nautitech 40² of 2008, owner’s version, is a seaworthy, performant and comfortable catamaran. Well equipped and maintained, perfect for oceanic sailing. Possible leasing. Complete inventory on request. Asking: 199,000 euros exVAT

NEO MARINE Email : Tel. +33 (0)6 98 33 18 34

Lying: France Atlantic. 60,000 euros TRAWLER 56 2003 Lying: France Atlantic. 129,000 euros ATLANTIC 60 Lying: France Atlantic. Asking: 850,000 euros MULTI SAILING Email : Tel. +33 (0)2 97 88 43 90


2009, 10 tons displacement.

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THE CLASSIFIED ADS Hydranet sails, anchors Spade 30kg + 100m of chain, 2nd Spade 20kg, 4 solar panels, lots of storage inside and outside. Lying: South France - Port-de-Bouc Asking: 220,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 71 22 50 98



2006, charter configuration, 4 double cabins, each with head and wc. 2 forepeak single cabins, one with head and wc. 2 outdoor showers, 2 ladders. Matriculated in Britanny. Water maker, solar panels, autopilot, etc. Lying: Seychelles Asking: 210,000 euros exVAT Email : Mob. +248 2 52 10 59

As new, 2 large heads, heater in all cabins and in the convertible saloon, fully equipped galley, equipped with Raymarine, possible full leasing, in management/charter with harbour berth in Lorient, french Brittany. Asking: 296,000 euros

MAHE 36 This MAHE 36 is in very good condition. It has been perfectly maintained by its owners. Storage and self-sufficiency have been optimized. Convertible saloon, heating, new trampoline, solar panel, davits. Possible leasing takeover. Asking: 149,000 euros VAT Incl. ATOUT NAUTISME Email : Tel. +33 (0)2 97 21 19 42



Catana 47 Carbon Infusion, December 2011, 4 cabins, 4 heads version, 3 sails, full equipment (2x55hp Volvo, generator 4kVA, solar panels 4x80W, watermaker 120l/h, A/C 24 000 BTU, electronics), ready to sail, Pictures upon request. Lying: Martinique - FWI Asking: 350,000 euros exVAT Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 27 44 67 42

HOBART 1110 LIPARI 41 2011, Asking: 234,000 euros VAT Incl. LAGOON 440 2008 Asking: 385,000 euros VAT Incl.

HIGHLAND 35 PILOT 2006 Asking: 119,000 euros VAT Incl.

HIGHLAND 35 DUO 2x110hp, never rented. 145,000 euros VAT Incl.

CUMBERLAND 46 2009 Asking: 390,000 euros exVAT

QUEENSLAND 55 2010 Asking: 1,150,000 euros exVAT Tel. +33 (0)4 94 75 94 79

LOOPING 54 16,40mx8,20m, weight

10t, Patrick LUSCHER, architect, built in 2003/2004, fully refitted in 2011 (engine and sail) and 2016, delivered fully repainted in white, strip planking building, kevlar, carbon. May be used for sailing school or charter. Lying: South France - Cap d'Agde, Asking: 330,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 12 75 10 06

37’ CATAMARAN, homebuilding, surveyed in 1st category, 5 pax, hulls and deck in laminated polyester, equipped with a new inboard engine MIDIF 32hp (2012, 400h) ON Z DRIVE Sillette adjustable and lifting, ALL COMFORT. Lying: Porto-Vecchio, Corsica Asking: 75,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 08 28 07 66

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Racing model 7,99x5,30 of 1999, refit 2015, very good condition, carbon mast 12,6m and daggerboards, mainsail top square 33 m2, solent 13m2, spi 48 m2, beachable, removable, South Brittany mooring €175/year (direct access to the sea). Lying: South Brittany - France Asking: 24,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Tel. +33 (0)2 40 85 61 44


COMANCHE 32 1978, beautiful condition, recent sails, Perkins 35hp + hydr. drives. Lying: Zeeland - Netherlands Asking: 45,000 euros FARRIER F-41 2004, fast world-circumnavigator, ready to go again. Lying: Netherlands. 250,000 euros VAT Incl. WIZARD 6,7m demountable coastal cruising cat with centre cabin, ready to go. Lying: Groningen. 14,750 euros VAT Incl. LEOPARD 47 2000, exc. charteryacht, superb, 2 Yanmar 56Hp. Lying: Turkey Asking: 225,000 euros exVAT MY-CAT Fast racer/cruiser, catamaran in good condition. Lying: Netherlands. Asking: 12,500 euros VAT Incl. CATANA 381 Catamaran 1996, fast, totally upgraded. Lying: US Eastcoast. Asking: 238,000 $ exVAT WADVOGEL 33 1979, 9,9m. Shallow ply/epoxy open bridgedeck cruiser. Asking: 29,500 euros CHEVRON 7M Catamaran 1997,

Catamaran hull for sale in plywood plus tissu, navigable and registrered. TO BE FINISHED, SURVEYED in 2010 by Axa Insurances at €150.000,00, numerous works and investments made since. To the highest bidder, serious enquiries only. SEVERAL FUNDING OPTIONS. Lying: France - Valence Asking: 150,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 38 32 75 70

roomy woodcore weekender, trailer Yamaha 8hp. Lying: Netherlands. Asking: 13,950 euros VAT Incl. Evecom BV Email : Tel. + 31 512 371 999



2009, owner's version, perfect condition, as new, full options. Pictures, inventory and informations upon request. Sold by the owner, possible leasing. Great opportunity, an exceptional boat. Lying: Mediterranean Sea Email :


2011, oceanic version, 1st owner, never chartered, 2 Volvo engines 30hp, foldable three-blades propellers, solar panels, outdoor solar protections, 200l fuel tank, electrical WC, loch pilot transponder, 2 GPS, alu semi-rigid Caribe dinghy with new ob engine. Lying: Martinique - FWI Asking: 198,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 07 28 09 68

SNOWGOOSE ELITE 1987, equipped for coastal holidays, 27hp Yanmar + catdrive. Asking: 39,000 euros WOODS SURFSONG 8,40, Open bridgedeck cruiser, well maintained, recent sails, 9.9 YAMAHA engine. Asking: 17,800 euros TENNANT SHILO 1988, 9,3m, woodcore, fast cruiser, recently upgraded, 15Hp Yamaha. Asking: 32,500 euros

Equipped for blue water, very well equipped, 4 cabins, 2 heads, 12v conservative, 60l/h watermaker, new furling genoa triradial cut 2015, new lazy bag 2015, 2 engines D1 30hp of which starboard one is of 2015 (550h), Furuno F1-50 navigation system, sounder, Speedo, anemometer/wind indicator, autopilot, GPS plotter Garmin 520, VHF with ASN. Lying: Le Marin, Martinique - FWI Asking: 158,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 82 06 50 96


2002, 2 Yanmar 2GM20, lenght 10,5m, 4 double cabins, 2 heads with warm/ cold shower, recent sails, EU certified, full electronics, maintained by profesionals, ideal boat for confortable cruising, coastal or blue water, even with reduced crew, available on august 2016. Lying: France - Gruissan, Aude Asking: 119,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)7 60 66 05 12


1986, 2 doubles cabins, 4 singles, very good condition, complete refit, act-main-

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THE CLASSIFIED ADS sail 55m2 vgc, furling genoa 35m2 vgc, furler gennaker 95m2, foldable daggerboards, solar panels 3x100w, new AGM batteries 2x150+70a, wireless Garmin electronics, Noe navig. software plotter, 4p dinghy Honda 2,3hp, trampoline nf, 5t weight, very fast under sail 18kn. Lying: South France - Hyères, Var Asking: 105,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 09 14 23 48


2008, 4 cabins, 4 heads, teak cockpit, equipped for blue water, 2x53hp Yanmar engines (reviewed engines, antifouling done), main sail and Gennaker genoa, 2 electrical winches, davits with tender, 1300W solar panels bridge, etc. Lying: South France - Port Saint-Louis, Bouches-du-Rhône Asking: 239,000 euros exVAT Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 03 67 11 40


Year 1999 in excellent condition, fully reviewed in 2015/2016, equipped with 4 double cabins, 4 heads (2 electricals and 2 manuals), central saloon easily welcomes 8 guests, chart table. Lying: Caribbean Asking: 149,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +690 (0)690 08-5006



SPLENDID LAGOON 560 & CREW CATAMARAN, 2012 version, FULL OPTIONS, professionally maintained, PERFECT CONDITION, 4 double cabins with private head, 1 cabin crew, 2 extra WC outside cabins, Yanmar engines 4JH4-HTE 2x110hp only 1755h, GREAT OPPORTUNITY. Lying: Martinique - FWI Asking: 950,000 euros exVAT


Amazing catamaran Lagoon 450 flybridge millesime 2012 Lying: Martinique Asking: 411,000 euros


Amazing catamaran, year 2014, owner's version, 3 cabins, FULL OPTIONS. Yanmar 2 x 75 CV - 1250 hours + AC, Tenderlift, genaker Hydranet Available now in Martinique - Ready to sail - Surveyed. Professionaly maintened. Asking: 845,000 euros exVAT NET-BOAT Email : Tel. +596 (0) 696 175 900 Mob. +596 (0)6 96 22 58 93

Visit us at the Paris boat show, Hall 1 K31


Amateur model RAFA HX 28. Small catamaran handleable and rapid of more or less 10m with 4 cabins and 6 berths, ideal for coastal navigation. Video available at Lying: Split, Croatie Asking: 46,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +32 495 793 738


2005, Lavezzi Maestro, owner's version, very equipped for blue water, VAT payed, very good condition and ready for long distances, self-powered. Detailed inventory upon request. Lying: Portimao, Portugal Asking: 170,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 26 46 71 46


3 rue René Descartes 56890 Plescop Tel/Fax : +33 (0) - Mobile : +33 (0) -


Sold by owner, back from a 3-year trip, her recent equipment is at the top, 2015 sails set main sail and genoa, 2015 rigging set, 2015 540w solar panels, 2014 fitting out + lifeboat, 2015 AIS. Lying: South France - Canet-en-Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales Asking: 315,000 euros VAT Incl. Email :

1989 catamaran, blue voyage equipment, excellent condition, Delta Voile sails, Yanmar 30hp engine. Full description on Multihulls World website.. Asking: 65,000 euros Email :

Multihull Nets Wide variety of materials in Webbing and Mesh

6544 44th Street North #1205 - Pinellas Park. FL 33781 Ph. 1(727) 526-9288 - Fax 1(727)528 0351- -

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THE CLASSIFIED ADS GRAINGER TR10 1996, very fast, as new, completed voyage to Spitzbergen, Honda engine 15Hp. Asking: 135, 000 euros


2003, excellent oceancruiser for solo racers, Yanmar 18hp. Lying: Netherlands. 85,000 euros VAT Incl VICTRESS 42 Trimaran 1970-2003, 12,85 m, comfortable, roomy ply-epoxy liveaboard. Lying: Greece. Asking: 55,000 euros TRIMAX 1080 Trimaran Fast, folding, trendsetting demonstration model. Nanni diesel. Asking: 298,500 euros exVAT Email : Tel. + 31 512 371 999


ADVERTISERS INDEX SUBSCRIBE TO MULTIHULLS WORLD....................154 A&C YACHTS ................................................................31 ACM CATAMARAN ......................................................47 AEROFLEET ..................................................................59 AJACCIO MARINE CENTER ........................................17 ALTEAD........................................................................156 AQUILA USA ................................................................62 ARCADIE PLAISANCE ..................................................17 ATLANTIC CRUISING YACHTS ..................................49 ATLANTIQUE CONCEPT VOILE ..................................17 BALI CATAMARANS ......................................................7 BAVARIA YACHTS ......................................................107 BERNARD GALLAY YACHT BROKERAGE..................12 BIG TOYS ON BOARD................................................157 BONAVENTURA YACHTING ......................................23 BRADFORD MARINE BAHAMAS..............................156 CALVI MARINE..............................................................37 CANOPEE ....................................................................145 CARIBBEAN MULTIHULLS ..........................................21 CAT&GO ........................................................................18 CATANA ........................................................................61 CATATHAI ......................................................................81 CATHYACHT INTERNATIONAL ..................................15 CHEMINS D'OCEANS ..................................................13 CORSE CATAMARANS ................................................17 DELTA VOILES ................................................................8 DISCOVERY YACHTS ..................................................79 DOKENSIP ....................................................................57 DRAGONFLY / QUORNING BOATS............................69 DREAM YACHT CHARTER ..........................................15 ENO ......................................................................27 & 57 EURO NAUTIC GMBH..................................................97 FACNOR ........................................................................21 FISCHER PANDA ........................................................145 FLASH CATAMARANS ..............................................158 FOUNTAINE PAJOT........................................................2 FURUNO FRANCE ....................................................121 FUTURA YACHT SYSTEMS ........................................77 GARCIA YACHTING......................................................87 HH CATAMARANS ....................................................105 HORIZON YACHT SALES ............................................41 INFINITRANS ..............................................................155 INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL BOATSHOW..............60 JAGUAR CATAMARANS ..........................................105 JAN DE BOER CATAMARANS ....................................97 JUST CATAMARANS ................................................159 KIRIACOULIS FRANCE ................................................77 KRAKE COMPOSITE ..................................................103 KVO................................................................................41 L'ESCAPADE CHARTER TAHITI ..................................37 LA BAULE NAUTIC ......................................................79 LADY HAWKE CATAMARANS ....................................69 LAGOON CATAMARANS ..........................................164 LB YACHTING................................................................31 LEOPARD CATAMARANS..............................................4 LIZMER - CAPITOLE FINANCE-TOFINSO ..................19 LJB MARINE..................................................................27 MARC LOMBARD YACHT DESIGN GROUP ............155

2011, very cared, well maintained (invoices available), only cruising, copper antifouling (2016), main sail + jib Epex 2011, code D on roller furling (2016), Honda engine 15hp with electric starter, heater, solar panels 2x45w, possible leasing take-over. Lying: South Brittany - France Asking: 128,500 euros Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 28 32 18 91

MARINEMAX VACATIONS ..........................................45 MARSAUDON COMPOSITES......................................81 MASSIF MARINE ..........................................................59 MCCONAGHY EUROPE ..............................................33 MERMER LOCATION....................................................41 MICATS ................................................................21 & 97 MULTIHULL YACHTING ..............................................37 MUST ASSURANCES ..................................................37 NAUTIC EXPERTS ........................................................97 NAVIGARE YACHTING ................................................49 NEEL TRIMARANS ........................................................9

CATNANO 2014, 9,15 m x 5,60 m, very

NET BOAT......................................................................71

CORSAIR F31 R 1999

OCEAN QUALITY SYSTEMS ........................................6

Lying: North Atlantic. 79,000 euros

TRI SEATEC 50 1990.

OCEANS EVASION ......................................................36 OKEANOS CRUISE ......................................................36

PACIFIC SUD ................................................................71 POCHON........................................................................25 PORT BARA ................................................................145 PORT DU GAPEAU ....................................................156 PUNCH CROISIERES ....................................................36

Lying: North Atlantic. 49,000 euros

ECHO 36 2002. Lying: China Sea.

Asking: 85,000 euros

O YACHTS ....................................................................47

OUTREMER YACHTING ..............................................51

LONG RANGE 39 2012

good condition, well equipped, 2 cabins, 2 heads, 2 Farymann 7,7 Hp engines. Lying: Italy. 143,000 euros VAT Incl. Email :

Lying: W France. Asking: 180,000 euros MULTI SAILING Email : Tel. +33 (0)2 97 88 43 90


LAGOON 57 1997, excellent condition,

RADIKAL......................................................................157 RAPIDO TRIMARANS ..................................................89 RAYMARINE FRANCE ..................................................22 REGIS GUILLEMOT CHARTER ....................................81 RIVIERA PLAISANCE....................................................81 ROYAL CAPE CATAMARANS ......................................47 RP MAGNE ..................................................................155 SABBEX ........................................................................29 SCHIONNING DESIGNS ..............................................27 SEAVIEW EUROPE ......................................................57 SIMONIS VOOGD YACHT DESIGN ..........................155 SMART YACHTING ......................................................71 SMC CUSTOM LINE ....................................................97 SPADE / SEA TECH & FUN EUROPE..........................58

complete refit + global paint 2012, rigid bimini 2009, watermaker 210l/h, generator 8kva, main sail and solent new 2006, code 0, asymetric spi 2013, A/C, new service batteries new 2013, C13 Caribe dinghy + Honda engine 50hp 2011. Lying: Corsica. Asking: 475,000 euros Email : Tel. +33 (0)2 40 76 15 58 Mob. +33 (0)6 12 42 51 42

SQUALT INTERNATIONAL ..........................................91 STRICTLY SAIL MIAMI 2017......................................161 SUNREEF YACHTS ......................................................11 SUNRISE YACHT PRODUCTS ..................................157 SUNSAIL ......................................................................37 SUNSAIL GESTION-LOCATION ................................163 SWISSCAT YACHTS ..................................................119 TAHITI YACHT CHARTER ............................................41 TENDERLIFT..................................................................25 TRICAT ........................................................................157 TWO OCEANS MARINE MANUFACTURING ............91 WAVE CATAMARANS..................................................87 XQUISITE YACHTS ......................................................89 YACHT CONTROLLER - POSEIDON YACHTING........23


Build by Ostac Australia in 1992. Hull number 4. Thrill Seeker is in very good condition. The boat is since 2007 completely renovated with new rudder, daggerboard, hatch, chain plates, shrouds, paint, etc. Asking: 69,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +31 652 36 17 88 molenaar/thrillseeker/indexeng1.html

CORSAIR F27 1993, very well equip-


2007, fast daysailer, trailer, outboard.. Lying: Italy. Asking: 9,000 euros TRIMAX 1050 2010, well proven predecessor of the next boat, Yamaha 9,9 high thrust. Asking: 135,000 euros

FARRIER F25-C 1995, extremely fast carbon folding tri, racingsails, Yamaha engine 5hp. South France. 47,000 euros

ped, evaluated at €42.000,00, commands back to cockpit = easy solo sailing, electrical winch, full description upon request, contact by telephone only. Lying: South France - Saint-Cyprien Tel. +33 (0)4 68 21 51 96

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CORSAIR PULSE 600 2016, 3 sails, Harbeck trailer.. Lying: Munchen, Germany Asking: 43,950 euros VAT Incl.

This Dragonfly 28 in perfect condition, is foldable to fit in a less than 3 meters width berth. Nice small multihulls with 2 cabins and 1 head, alu boom, asymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit, solar panels, heater, Raymarine electronics, etc... Asking: 135, 000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +33 (0)6 25 86 64 00




2015, trailerable trimaran, Harbeck trailer, 15hp Honda, 3 sails, many options e.g. full RAYMARINE electronic package. Lying: North Italy Asking: 195,000 euros VAT Incl.

Email : Tel. + 49 172 6518587

Dragonfly 800 n° 288 built in 2003, in good condition. Possibly with double axle trailer Ellebi already prepared for transportation or storage. Marine toilet, log st40, Garmin sounder, wind st40, 30w solar panel, liftable bowsprit, sprayhood. Lying: Genova, Italy Asking: 39,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +39 338 221 92 98





Fantastic family boat, great racer. Email : Tel. + 61 409878547

FARRIER F82R Sail anywhere in

Europe. Farrier F82R trimaran with roadtrailer. Well maintained, lying in Lauwersoog, the Netherlands. B&G Vulcan7 chartplotter Simrad RS12 VHF - Garmin Intelliducer - AIS reciever - NMEA 2000 network. Complete sail wardrobe. Lying: Lauwersoog, Netherlands Asking: 57,950 euros VAT Incl. Email : Mob. +31 6 20521467


Folding M23 last generation full carbon epoxy, prepared for open sea, many stiffeners, 3 months optimization works for more than €25 000 of materials and modifications. Little sailing but only in open sea and therefore optimal. Lying: France - Brittany Asking: 30,000 euros exVAT Email : Mob. +590 (0)690 59 61 91 BALI 4.5


CO-OWNERSHIP Very beautiful opportunity to seize, half share of BALI 4.5, 2015 owner's version. A genuine floating loft, comfortable and fast. Lying: Near Marseille, South France. Asking: 232,500 euros exVAT Email : Tel. +33 (0)6 78 73 72 06

Find some boardings or crews among our 40,000 members. The french reference for crew.


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