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On the cover: Lagoon / Nicolas Claris

And for you?... How many times have we heard this question: “and for you, which one would you choose?” As if what we write in the magazine all the year long was just the tip of the iceberg. As if we keep for ourselves the ‘unpublishable’ information. As if we ‘know’ and keep these secrets for ourselves... So now you can discover, in this edition, the 20 boats which today appear to us to be the most suitable for blue water cruising. An arbitrary selection, inevitably, as each person shows their bias towards one kind of boat or another. But whether you want to leave as a family, with friends, for your retirement or to work with the boat, the multihull you need is somewhere in this selection! Because as the wise old man of the editorial team says; ‘the right boat to leave on, is the one...you are going to leave on!” Happy reading, and don’t forget to take advantage of the slightest ray of sunshine to go sailing. JC GUILLAUMIN

> CONTENTS

THE EDITORIAL TEAM COMMITS ITSELF:

ACHIEVEMENT

RACING

Banque Pop V’s incredible Jules Verne ..............10

The 2011 Jacques Vabre ......................................24

Our 20 favourite blue-water multihulls ................56

The Horn on a sport cat........................................14

PRACTICAL

DOSSIER

ON TEST

Dr M: the gennaker on a catamaran....................32

The 10 major developments of the multihull ......50

Refit: we followed the reconditioning of an

VOYAGES

Outremer 40/43 ..................................................68

- Having left for a one-year Atlantic circuit... - they sailed halfway round the world in 3 years! ................62 - Chronicle of a family around the world: Stopover at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago....38

Farrier F22 trimaran ..............................................72 Leopard 47 PowerCat ..........................................76 Getting to know: Foscat 32 ..................................78 Second-hand test: Edel Cat 33 ............................80

REGULAR FEATURES News from the pontoons ......................................16 The world’s builders ..............................................26 Postcards................................................................34 On the net ............................................................42 Charter: La Digue ..................................................46 Classified ads ........................................................85

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ACHIEVEMENT

JULES VERNE THEY DID IT! The men of Banque Populaire V. Bravo Messieurs! But who will be able to beat this record?

The biggest trimaran in the world had already shown its (enormous) potential by shattering the Atlantic record. But the round-the-world record remained obstinately elusive. Until now ! Super Loïck Whatever he says or does, Loïck Peyron continues to surprise us. By agreeing to become the skipper of Banque Populaire V, this brilliant all-rounder was taking a big risk. The sailor with one of the best ocean racing records in the world just had to beat an almost unbeatable time, that set last year by another gifted ocean racer, Frank Cammas. Because by taking the ‘Jules Verne’ in 48 days, Groupama’s skipper had set the bar high, very high! With meticulous preparation, an experienced crew, motivated by a charismatic skipper, the challenge became possible. But they needed a good weather window…

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Good timing At the end of November, a weather window opened up: the crew of the maxi trimaran jumped aboard and didn’t miss the opportunity. On 22nd November at 9.31 am, the fourteen sailors crossed the start line, between Ushant and the Lizard. The aim was to cross this same line before 9th January 2012, after sailing round the world via the 3 Capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn) in less than 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds… Amazing reference times The Atlantic was swallowed up in less time than it takes to write about it, with a first record (Ushant – Equator) in 5 days and 14 hours. A new reference time at the Cape of Good Hope, which was reached in 11 days and 21 hours…


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The maxi trimaran sets off for the second time around the world. Aim: to sail round in less than 48 days... (Photo: B. Stichelbaut/BPCE)

It’s not always fun living for 45 days like this. Record breaking has its price !

A few days before the finish. 2012 has started well for the crew of Banque Pop...

The men on Banque Populaire V Not included in the watches: Loïck Peyron, Skipper Juan Vila, Navigator, responsible for electronics and computers Watch n°1 Yvan Ravussin, Watch leader, responsible for composites Brian Thompson, Helmsman / Trimmer Pierre-Yves Moreau, Trimmer, responsible for mechanics and hydraulics Thierry Chabagny, N°1/ Helmsman / Trimmer, responsible for fittings and sails Watch n°2 Frédéric Le Peutrec, Watch leader

The time it takes to sail across the Atlantic!!! The Indian Ocean was swallowed up in less than a week, and a new record fell into the hands of the men in blue: that from Ushant to Leeuwin, almost half way round the world, in 17 days. Staggering, especially as the lead over Groupama was then 3 days and 14 hours. If the Pacific wasn’t too difficult, and the sail back up the Atlantic was reasonable, Peyron and his men could hope to touch the Grail... But the Pacific is never easy. Banque Pop took 10 days and 15 hours to reach the Horn. Loïck Peyron left this record to…his brother Bruno, who, aboard Orange II, only

took 8 days from Leeuwin to the Horn. But the most important thing was that the trimaran remained ahead of its rival, a lead which had decreased, but remained at 500 miles – a bit more than half a day aboard these extraordinary machines! Finally, as it passed the Equator, the maxi trimaran took a new record, that of the Equator to the Equator, in 32 days and 11 hours.

Emmanuel Le Borgne, Helmsman / Trimmer, responsible for medical matters

A dream ending After a record sail up the Atlantic, Banque Populaire V therefore took the famous Jules Verne Trophy. A quite simply incredible reference time, of 45 days, 13 hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds, an average speed of 26.51 knots. Imagine that in 1993, when Bruno Peyron set the incredible time of 79 days and 6 hours, we thought that this achievement was quite simply...unbeatable!

Kevin Escoffier, Helmsman / Trimmer, responsible for video and structure

Thierry Duprey du Vorsent, Helmsman / Trimmer, responsible for mechanics Ronan Lucas, N°1/ Trimmer, responsible for safety Watch n°3 Jean-Baptiste Le Vaillant, Watch leader, responsible for sails

Xavier Revil, Helmsman / Trimmer, responsible for provisioning aboard Florent Chastel, N°1/ Trimmer, responsible for medical matters Marcel Van Triest, Router ashore

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ADVENTURE

Cape Horn on a sport cat

We have always liked slightly crazy projects. So when Yvan Bourgnon and Sébastien Roubinet launched the idea of sailing round the Horn on a sport cat, we were obliged to follow the adventure... Yvan Bourgnon needs no introduction – winner of the Mini-Transat in 1995, the Jacques Vabre in 1997 aboard Primagaz, with his brother Laurent, holder of the record for the distance sailed in 24 hours singlehanded aboard his 60-foot trimaran,

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with 610 miles in 2006, and more recently a successful crossing of the Mediterranean on a sport cat (with Jérémy Lagarrigue) in 53 hours… Sébastien Roubinet is a regular in the Multihulls World columns, with amongst other things, the North-West Passage under sail on his catamaran ‘Babouche’ and more recently, the attempt to reach the North Pole with a strange machine – part ice boat, part sledge, part sport cat (see Multihulls World 122) - to his credit… In short, two modern adventurers who like out of the ordinary challenges.

The project The smallest boat to have sailed round Cape Horn to date is Alessandro di Benedetto’s 6.5 metre monohull (routed partly by Sébastien Roubinet – it’s a small world…). To be honest, it must be said that Alessandro rounded the Horn as part of a round-the-world trip, not by waiting for favourable weather conditions... Because at this time of the year, the Cape Horn storms can be Dantean, and the two men on their frail craft will have to wait for the right moment: “once the wind is blowing at a minimum of 35 knots, we will


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Breathtaking scenery, but conditions which can also be particularly dangerous…

A Nacra F20, less than 6m long, facing the immensity of Cape Horn.

3 days and at least 2 nights in a washing machine; this is what awaits our two adventurers.

the three-day sail, which will not be easy in the washing machine that the Nacra will become… When we tell you this is a real adventure…

To be continued Our two friends set off for this unique adventure whilst this magazine was going to press. You will therefore have to wait for the next edition for more information, or visit Yvan’s web site to follow their progress from day to day. In any case, we are going to watch it live.

Follow them on: www.yvan-bourgnon.fr A sport cat is naturally ‘athletic’ to sail, so at the Horn...

The Horn on a sport cat, Yvan Bourgnon and Sébastien Roubinet’s latest crazy idea.

set off,” Sébastien announced, to reassure us... Because Yvan and Sébastien quite simply want not only to round Cape Horn on the smallest boat possible (a Nacra F20), but also sail round Tierra del Fuego, returning to Ushuaia – a 430-mile trip, which the pair hope to cover in less than 3 days, non-stop and with no assistance. An adventure which is not as simple as certain people would like to say: the area is particularly dangerous, the weather conditions are changeable, the winds can be squally and the seas can be enormous (especially when seen from the deck of a sport cat). In short, to keep going, they will have to sleep a little during

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NEWS FROM THE PONTOONS

Multicoques Mag #150 You have inevitably had it in your hands, if not, it is still available from our internet shop: the 150th edition of Multicoques Mag (the French version of Multihulls World) has been very successful. We must say that this 150th opus of your favourite magazine was particularly symbolic for us, and we ‘went to town’ on it. We have already had the competition on our web site, for which more than 30,000 people connected to try and win one of the 150 prizes on offer. A real endorsement! And then, at the Paris Boat Show, there was the little party we organised to thank all those who helped us get here. We got together on the stand the Fédération des Industries Nautiques (FIN) had kindly put at our disposal. There were of course readers, those who write articles from their boat, and sometimes from the other side of the world, or from an improbable lagoon with an unpronounceable name. There were the journalists, who, month after month, suffer the (sometimes bad) moods of the boss, who sends them to carry out tests in such impossible places as the West Indies, Polynesia, or...Brittany! And then there was the upper crust of the multihull world: those professionals who build you more and more successful catamarans, and thanks to whom you, our dear readers, will abandon us to go cruising… A nice party, with a high point, the speech by Jean-François Fountaine who, as president of the FIN, found the right, touching words. So, we are taking this opportunity to thank you once again; you who have been following our magazine for nearly 30 years now, and who are this magazine’s ‘raison d’être’. Thank you all!

MOD 70: things are hotting up… After the first regatta between the first three MOD 70s launched, things are starting to become clearer, both concerning the future programme of this new class of racing multihulls and the competitors who are officially entered. Concerning the boats, we now have 7 officially entered. Stève Ravussin’s Race for Water is sailing and already racing, as are Roland Jourdain’s Veolia Environnement and Michel Desjoyeaux’s Foncia. Sébastien Josse’s Groupe Edmond de Rothschild will be in the water when you read these lines. It will then be the turn of Yann Guichard’s and Sidney Gavignet’s Oman Sail. Finally, the seventh MOD 70 will be for Jean-Pierre Dick, again followed by his faithful sponsor, Paprec-Virbac. As for the racing, we have learnt that the 2012 European Tour will start in Kiel, in Germany, from 29th August to 2nd September. The rest of the programme is being kept secret until the end of January... 2012 – 2014 Racing programme - 7th July 2012: Start of the KRYS OCEAN RACE September 2012: European Tour - June 2013: European Tour - Nov 2013 - Apr 2014: Ocean World Tour (6 stages, 5 oceans, 12 crews racing) - August 2014: KRYS OCEAN RACE - Follow them on: www.multionedesign.com

MULTIMED 2012

Yes, we’re all ready for the ninth edition of the Multimed, with once again three days of racing between Cannes and St. Tropez. We are expecting lots of Farriers, Corsairs, Catanas, Dragonflys and Outremers in the daggerboard category, and Fountaine Pajots, Lagoons, Privilèges and Nautitechs in the keel category. Everyone is tuning up, the trimaran gang from Antibes is on top form, and the Cannes catamaran crew is in a state of excitement... Roll on Easter 2012 (7th, 8th and 9th April)… As in previous years, a trophy rewarding the fastest crew on elapsed time will be presented at an evening which will once again be memorable, on the Sunday. To enter, or for information: patrice@catamaran-diademe.fr

A cat on ‘guaranteed’ charter management is possible… In any case, this is what the Kiriacoulis group is offering on the Lagoon 560 and 620. The boats (the offer is limited to two boats per year) are equipped with the ‘top of the range’ options, and will be operated uniquely with a crew, from one of the company’s Greek bases. Kiriacoulis takes responsibility contractually for all maintenance and operating expenses, from insurance to harbour dues, via scrubbing off, crew expenses and repairs... And, as the icing on the cake, according to the duration of your own cruises, a guaranteed income is paid annually... For more information: www.kiriacoulis-france.com

A new 50-footer for Lalou After a brilliant Route du Rhum, Lalou Roucayrol capsized on the return delivery trip from the West Indies, losing his trimaran definitively. Today, the skipper has just launched the construction of his next boat at the Strato Compo boatyard – again a trimaran, again in the Multi50 class, but an extreme boat, designed for racing and winning. The boat was designed by the duo Neyhousser/Verdier, and the new boat should be launched in september 2012, after 11 months of construction. Follow it on: laloumulti.com

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NEWS FROM THE PONTOONS The Atlantic in an outrigger canoe Liz Wardley has just set herself a new challenge: after five seasons spent on the Figaro circuit, she discovered the Stand Up Paddle (a kind of surfboard on which you paddle standing up!) at the end of 2009, as well as the outrigger canoe. Since then, she has done very well in these particularly physical disciplines, where one has to above all ‘feel’ the sea, which this native of Papua New Guinea does better than anyone... Never satisfied, Liz wants more: faster, further, longer. Extreme endurance on the high seas is her ‘thing’, and as no challenge exists which matches her wishes, she is creating one, singlehanded, and not just any old challenge... She wants to cross the Atlantic singlehanded in an outrigger canoe!

Her canoe is 7.5m long and Liz (32, 1.6m, 57kg) will have to be able to right it after the inevitable capsizes. As the recovery phases are essential during this type of feat, she will have to do a particular amount of work on the resting position, as well as perfecting a pedal system to avoid muscular atrophy of the legs, inherent in a prolonged seated position. The crossing should take around two months. Liz will be accompanied by a boat carrying her food, and the departure is planned for mid October from the Canaries.

Round the world, ‘the wrong way’ A singlehanded circumnavigation via the three Capes is hard, and to date only six people have done it: Francis Joyon, who holds the record, 57 days, and Thomas Coville and Ellen MacArthur, who have done it non-stop. The three others (Alain Colas, Philippe Monnet and Olivier de Kersauson) stopped at least once... Yes but in the opposite direction, against the winds and currents, from east to west, no one has ever risked it in a multihull, either crewed or a fortiori, singlehanded. Yet two out-of-the-ordinary sailors have decided to attack this maritime ‘Everest’. Philippe Monnet is a brilliant all-rounder, who has already sailed round the world the ‘wrong’ way in 2000 (151 days) in a monohull, and in the ‘right’ direction in 1988, aboard Kriter (in 129 days with two stopovers). He therefore knows both the route, and multihulls. He will be embarking on this ‘Ultimate’ project at the end of 2012 aboard the trimaran on which he raced the last Route du Rhum, Ellen MacArthur’s ex-B&Q/Castorama. But another extreme adventurer has already set off, as Roman Paszke, the Polish skipper who took part in The Race in 2000, set off from Las Palmas at the beginning of December, aboard his 27m catamaran, Gemini 3. Unfortunately, he already withdrew mid january... Follow them on: Roman Paszke: www.paszke360.com - Philippe Monnet: www.philippe-monnet.com

Useful cruising Multihulls World readers are well acquainted with the Voiles sans Frontières association (VSF), which each year allows medical equipment to be taken to Africa via cruising boats (including many multihulls), and organises health missions locally. VSF has now started a new scheme, by asking those who travel in boats to embark one or several Argo floats, and to release them in precise positions. Argo is an international programme being carried out under the aegis of UNESCO, whose aim is to study the development of the marine environment, and notably data on the development of the climate. To do this, 3000 floats continuously criss-cross all the planet’s oceans, drifting at the mercy of the currents. These floats are capable of measuring the temperature and salinity of the water masses they cross, as well as certain bio/geochemical parameters (fluorescence...) up to a depth of 2000m, during a cycle of repeated submersions every 10 days. The data collected by these floats and transmitted via satellite will then be made available to the international scientific community on an ‘open source’ basis. As each float has a life of 3 to 5 years, about 800 will therefore have to be released each year... So, if you are leaving aboard a catamaran, and are tempted by the adventure, contact VSF quickly...

MARINAS WHICH LIKE MULTIHULLS They are rare, much too rare, but there are some marinas who have understood that ‘multihullers’ can be profitable, and who are therefore trying to appeal to us. This is the case for Didim Marina in Turkey, whose manager is a real multihull enthusiast… The group has several marinas in Turkey, including one at Göcek, one at Mandalina, and one at Turgutreis, but it is Didim Marina which is set to become a real base for catamarans… On the other side of the Mediterranean, a new marina has been opened in Morocco, again open to multihulls… Marina Saïdia is offering 1350 berths and numerous services over an area of more than 25 hectares. Didim Marina: www.dogusmarina.com.tr Marina Saïdia: www.medsaidia.com

For more information: www.voilessansfrontieres.org

From Alaska to the Himalaya, from Finland to Quebec, from Iceland to the North Sea, Akammak clothing has been tested, proved and submitted to extreme conditions… Sébastien Roubinet and Yvan Bourgnon are currently wearing these clothes, which allow them to warm and dry during their attempt to sail round Cape Horn on a sport catamaran. Akammak clothes are really comfortable, as they remain dry even after intense effort, which allows the development of bad odours to be avoided, even after several days.

Fighting the cold

Discover them on: www.akammak.com

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Design me a boat…

Coffee table book It’s not often we fall for a book in this way! Please excuse this excess of enthusiasm, but we invite you to share it. A logbook, sketchbook, collection of paintings and adventures, this collegial book, written by the teenagers on the expeditions which have been taking place for over fifteen years aboard the 50-foot catamaran, is also a coffee table book, an essential addition to the library of any sailor, dreamer or parent. Certain ink drawings have the robust strokes of Léon Haffner illustrating Joshua Slocum’s 'Sailing alone around the world’, the watercolours and the written contributions artistically support the episodes of this modern epic poem. The tone is vigorous; the realistic or poetic text supports a generous and edifying travel story. A splendid, humble boat at the service of a nice idea, carried out by courageous crews. The intellectual demands and the respect for the voyage’s inspiration underlie the framework of a contagious and superb coffee table book. It took 3 years’ work to convey the power of an initiative which takes the participants and the readers into a better world. From the coffee table to the chart table, this real novel is always with us. Price: 35 euros (Including delivery) Discover it on: http://asso-grandeurnature.blogspot.com/

We all dream about…designing our own boat. But the software available on the market is intended for highly-trained professionals, and not for amateurs, even experienced ones. This is what the naval architect Vincent Lebailly said to himself before perfecting a virtual platform which allows internet users to design the boat of their dreams, to sketch and assemble the hull, superstructure and internal and external accommodation, to design their boat, virtually. Enough to while away a few nice winter evenings… Available very soon on: www.dessinemoiunbateau.fr

2012 SNSM record It has become an institution: in 2012, the SNSM record will be raced for the 8th time, from 1st to 5th June at Saint Nazaire. Since 2005, this atypical race brings big names in sailing and amateurs together on the same start line, to share the pleasure of sailing together, to the benefit of the French lifeboat service. More than 70 boats entered last year… This year, the sponsor will be Michel Desjoyeaux. The aim: to try and beat Banque Populaire V’s time last year, with an impressive average of over 30 knots... For more information: www.recordsnsm.com

THE ‘MULTIHULL’ FAMILY IS

GENEROUS… You know that here at Multihulls World, we like associations which try to assist, bring relief and mobilise... This is the case of Watever, an association which is trying to develop projects and initiatives for floating solutions, such as the construction of the first modern catamaran in Bangladesh, or the ‘500 boats for 500 families’ operation in the same country, which was particularly affected by hurricane ‘Sidr’ in 2007 – boats designed by Marc van Peteghem. Result: the Bangladesh government has officially announced its intention to change from wooden to fibreglass construction for the fishing boats… A huge plus in terms of safety for the sailors! Here is the little note sent to Multihulls World readers by Yves Marre from the Taratari boatyard in Bangladesh, who was at the origin of this whole adventure: “This represents not only a historic turning point in the technological development of the biggest fleet in the world, but also the hope for a better life for all the sailors in the Bay of Bengal. The Taratari boatyard is delighted that it stuck to its convictions concerning quality composite materials sufficiently to be heard and be able to convince the country’s authorities. We must therefore now prepare ourselves together for a new image of the future, to accompany and guide this development. With this exceptional success, the Taratari boatyard wants to share its pleasure and sends its congratulations to all those of you who believed in our vision and supported us in the face of all opposition through the problems and delays in the programme we have had to face. Taratari also sends its gratitude to all its friends, supporters, benefactors, employees and management personnel for their unfailing work and support. Together we have just written and turned a page of history. With our best wishes and renewed friendship, For Taratari, Yves Marre" Note that in France, the Watever association is working on a very exciting project: the construction of a catamaran for disabled people, by young people and adults on ‘assisted contracts’… Discover it on: www.watever.org

10th Route du Rhum The next Route du Rhum will be an anniversary edition, as it will be the 10th… The transatlantic race which ‘starts in winter and finishes in summer’ has thus had us dreaming for 40 years. With the return of the G-Class and Cammas’s victory aboard his gigantic Groupama 3, designed for sailing round the world with a full crew, the last edition was again a real popular success. However, the title sponsor for this emblematic race, ‘La Banque Postale’, has just announced that it will not be renewing its sponsorship, which began in 2006. The organisers are therefore looking for a new sponsor which would like to associate its name with one of the major sporting events in Europe. Any takers ? Information: www.routedurhum-labanquepostale.com

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CRUISING RACING

ARC 2011: Record multihull participation! The 26th edition of the ARC transatlantic rally has just beaten a record: that of the number of multihulls entered! At the start, in Las Palmas, it was impossible to find enough room for them… We were able to meet the departing crews. Text and photos: Emmanuel van Deth

The ARC

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was too small, and obliged the organisers to send about ten boats into the main harbour, with the monohulls... There were no less than 11 Lagoons entered for this 2011 edition, the 560 being the most represented model. Aboard the Catana 47 Rafale, they were talking iPads. Naturally, as Francis Fustier, the specialist in nautical applications for the Apple brand, was aboard, as well as Olivier Bouyssou, author of the brand new Weather 4D application. Aboard there were lots of visits and downloads. Just opposite, the sugar scoops on Stephan and Séverine’s Outremer 45 were sinking further into the water... It’s hard to travel light with three children and two crew! For this young couple, this was to be their first Atlantic crossing. And what they appreciated about taking part in the ARC was of course being supported and advised at the

stopover by the other crews, as well as feeling safe, thanks to the event’s very strict organisation – compulsory beacon, reporting, etc. In the starboard forward cabin, a Madagascan and an American were quietly singing some Britney Spears with 7 year old Louise... There was more of a racing atmosphere aboard the 50’ trimaran Rayon Vert, absolutely ready, with its new rudders from a 60-footer. This Erik Lerouge design has been optimised for ocean racing. The only trimaran on the ARC should be joining the 50-foot circuit after a few West Indian events, such as the ‘600 Milles 3

d’Antigua’, the ‘Voiles de St Barth’, the ‘Tour de Guadeloupe’ or the Heineken Regatta...makes you dream, doesn’t it? The return is planned before the summer, via the Quebec-St Malo. Aboard, the fishermen father and son, Alain and Johan Delhumeau dreamt of winning the event in the Racing category – without engine – but as they didn’t have a suitable rating, they could only aim for an elapsed time win. Their THE ARC IN FIGURES competitors? Phaedo, 18 to 21 days: the average time taken to cover the 2,680 miles of the a superb all-carbon route. GunBoat 66, skippered 222 sailing boats entered, 5 didn’t start because of technical problems. by the Australian, Paul Hand… But also a few 29 were catamarans, including 11 Lagoon. The most represented was the big monohulls, on top 560 (3 boats). form… 1,200 crew members, of 25 different nationalities, including 21 children. On the pontoons, once

the water and diesel had been topped up and the fresh fruit stowed, the weather forecasts became more precise and everyone worked out their route. The start for the 217 boats was given on 20th November! The first few hundred miles were swallowed up in a straight line - well almost, as a gybe was necessary from time to time – with wellestablished trade winds from the north-east. In the middle of the Atlantic, things were more complicated: in the wake of a blownout hurricane, there was no wind! But it was the shortest route which proved to be the best. A few cables from St Lucia, Rayon Vert treated itself to a finish worthy of Olympus Photo vs Kriter V in the 1978 Route du Rhum… but the other way round! This time, the 80-foot super-maxi French Spirit won, just less than an hour ahead of the French trimaran...

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CORRECTED TIME CLASSIFICATION 1) Blue Ocean, Lagoon 560; 7 hours engine 2) One Dream, Lagoon 440; 4.5 hrs engine 3) Rafale, Catana 47; 0.33 hr engine 4) Voahangy, Lagoon 560; 27.42 hrs engine 5) Anastasia, Catana 522; 3.5 hrs engine.

1 : This year, the multihulls provided the spectacle: 30 boats without a keel were at the start! (© World Cruising Club/JM) - 2 : Rayon Vert was ready to win in the Racing category, but couldn’t race officially, as it had no rating... It finished second on scratch. - 3 : First Atlantic crossing for Stephan, Séverine and their three children, aboard their Outremer 45… - 4 : Bright orange hulls on this Gunboat 66, heading for its anchorage in St Barth, at the foot of its owner’s villa... (© Richard Langdon/GunBoat)

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OCEAN

RACING

TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE : A LOOK BACK AT A MERCILESS RACE… 1

This year, the course took the competitors from Le Havre to Puerto Limon, in Costa Rica, passing via Saint Barth and Barbados for the multihulls – a mere stroll of some 5323 miles… But the race finally didn’t take place as planned. Even before the start, the weather was up to its old tricks again, and faced with the ‘huge storm’ forecast, the race organisers fortu-

The Jacques Vabre has always had a special place in the calendar. Taking place every two years, it is a two-up transatlantic race, enough to push the boats and their crews to the limit over a long, demanding course... especially this year! nately put back the start to allow the worst of the depression to leave the area... A courageous decision, welcomed by most of the skippers. Alas, this was not enough, as of the six Multi50s at the start, only two finally reached the finish line. In less than 48 hours, the fleet was literally decimated, for various reasons, from breakage (rudder – cracked mast bulkhead – broken crossbeam) to injury. Already leading before the massacre, Yves Le Blévec and Samuel Manuard aboard Actual increased their lead over the last competitor still in the race, Maître Jacques, sailed by Loïc Féquet and Loïc Escoffier. After having opted for a southerly route at the level of the Azores and beaten all the traps of the Caribbean Sea, Le Blévec and Manuard won in 17 days, 17 hours, with a lead of 29 hours over the two Loïcs.

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(just 6 boats at the start), this year’s transat was certainly not as tragic. But there was no spectacle. If it wants to last, grow and become a ‘must’, the class will have to look carefully at the result…

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And tomorrow ?

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In 2002, there were 18 competitors in the Route du Rhum in the Orma 60 class at the start, and only 3 at the finish. This race signed the death warrant for the Orma 60 class ; the boats were judged to be too fragile and too expensive. Although the field was relatively small REFERENCE TIMES FOR THE TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE

- Orma Trimarans: Groupama (Franck Cammas & Franck Proffit) in 11 days 23 hours 10 minutes 41 seconds - 16.49 knots - Multi50: Crêpes Whaou ! (Franck-Yves & Kevin Escoffier) in 12 days 06 hours 13 minutes 59 seconds – 14.75 knots - Imoca monohulls: Virbac-Paprec (Jean-Pierre Dick & Loïck Peyron) in 13 days 09 hours 19 minutes 02 seconds – 13.51 knots

MULTI 50. THE BOATS PRESENT AT THE START. 1 - Actual 2 - Maître Jacques - Mon Opticien.com - Prince de Bretagne - FenetreA Cardinal - Crêpes Whaou !

Yves Le Blévec Loïc Féquet Julien Mabit Lionel Lemonchois Erwan Leroux Franck-Yves Escoffier

Samuel Manuard Loïc Escoffier Etienne Mabit Matthieu Souben Didier Le Vourch Antoine Koch

1 : Maitre Jacques: a brilliant second after a difficult race… - 2 : 17 days and 17 hours after the departure, Actual crosses the line as winner of a particularly difficult transat. - 3 : It’s raining champagne for Le Blévec and Manuard… - 4 : The storm had just passed when the start was given: result – in a few days, the fleet was decimated.

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THE WORLD’S

BUILDERS

Farrier F22:

in production soon

In this edition of Multihulls World, you will discover the test of the Farrier F-22 trimaran. A boat which can be built by an amateur – the case for our test boat – but which will very soon be available in kit form, or ready to sail. For the moment, the builder is working on setting up production and would like to warn the aficionados: the first orders cannot be accepted before April at the earliest... Ian Farrier prefers for the moment to dedicate himself to perfecting the production which once again demonstrates, if it were necessary, that the man is serious! Meanwhile, the first F-32SR has been launched in Florida, and another should be launched soon in the Netherlands. In New Zealand, the construction of two F-32s has just begun… The first one launched has already reached 15 knots in 8 knots of wind, its owner told us - on its first sail. Promising! For more information: www.f-boat.com

ANTARES UNIVERSITY Antares Yachts builds its ocean cruising catamarans in Argentina, near Buenos Aires. But it regularly organises ‘universities’. These are actually meetings for new owners, allowing them to get to know their boats, to learn, discover and appreciate what will be their new life afloat. These ‘universities’ have already taken place at Charlestown in the USA, Kingston in Canada, and of course in Argentina, at Buenos Aires. The last edition took place in the superb waters of the Grenadines, and more specifically, in Grenada. A brilliant way of learning, as well as a foretaste of cruising in the Caribbean for the proud new owners. See them on: www.liveantares.com

PLACE OF HONOUR FOR THE LEOPARD Our colleagues at Sail Magazine in the USA have just rewarded the Leopard 44 as Boat of the Year in the cruising catamarans under 50’ category. It must be said that this catamaran is original, with its forward cockpit. And the good news is that for those who wish, it will be possible to test a large part of the Leopard range at the Open Days, organised in Nice from 17th to 19th March 2012. The opportunity to see and above all sail on the Moorings Power 393, Moorings Power 474, Leopard Power 47, Leopard 39 and of course, the Leopard 44. Multihulls World will be there and we will be able to take advantage of this opportunity to talk...catamarans! For more information: moorings.fr or portesouvertes@moorings.fr

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RECORDS FOR LAGOON… It’s becoming a habit… Each new catamaran launched by Lagoon reaches stratospheric sales figures. We start with the Lagoon 400, the worthy replacement for the brilliant 410, whose n°200 hull was launched at the end of 2011. Not bad for a boat presented to the public for the first time at the autumn boat shows in...2009! All this boat has to do is aim for the incredible figures achieved by the cult 380 (more than 700 boats launched to date) to enter the builder’s legend definitively. In September 2010, Lagoon presented a new boat to replace the 440. Again with a flybridge, and even more liveable, the 450 has also appealed to a number of owners, as at the end of December, n° 100 was launched. Impressive… For more information: www.cata-lagoon.com

MC2 60 : PRESTIGIOUS SPONSOR McConaghy is currently building the first MC2 60 in China, to a design by the architect Renaud Banuls. This catamaran has been designed to be fast, very fast, but also pleasant to live aboard whilst cruising. This why Thomas Coville has been chosen as technical advisor. It must be said that Thomas has one of the best ocean racing records, with no less than three singlehanded races around the world to his credit; he is currently on the Volvo Race with Franck Cammas. Raphael Blot, at the origin of this project, explained to us that although the announcement has only been made recently, Thomas Coville has actually been involved much earlier, in the cat’s design. The idea is, of course, to take advantage of the skipper’s enormous singlehanded experience, to perfect a boat which is easy to handle and above all, very safe... For more information: www.mc2catamarans.com


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THE WORLD’S

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BUILDERS

NAUTITECH IN MEXICO… Nautitech, which has just presented very successful 542 at the last boat shows, has just announced new representation in Mexico. The builder wants to continue its present development with this office in Acapulco , which will be responsible for the make’s influence in the markets in South, Central and North America. Elsewhere, Nautitech has announced that it is developing customising over the whole range, to offer a wider choice to owners, who will thus be able to choose the layout which suits their programme and the liveaboard habits. Finally, in the tradition of the 542, we are looking forward to the builder’s next new boat! The Nautitech 482. A boat with classic lines, ideal for living aboard and leaving for the other side of the world... For more information: www.nautitech.fr

Toro 34 : a racing machine to be discovered soon… The Toro 34 looks particularly attractive. A genuine ‘made in Canada’ racing, to have a really good time once the fine days arrive. Whilst waiting to see it ‘for real’ and be able to test it, here is a link which allows you to get to know it a little better. Just to pass the time, during the long winter evenings… The link is not simple, but it’s worth it: http://prezi.com/42zp48ggxruy/toro-34-by-design-catamaran/ ?auth_key=94ae6844bf76d1950889d2971ab4da128706d6fd Otherwise, you can go to the builder’s web site for more information: www.designcatamaran.com

RACKAM ATTACKS THE USA Those of you who have had the pleasure of testing the Rackam 26 know that this Lerouge-designed catamaran is a real toy, which is capable of putting a smile on the face of the most blasé helmsman... Presented to the public this year for the first time at the paris Boat Show, the 26 is available in five versions, depending on your choice and wishes: anday-Boat, Racing, Wing Cruiser, Wing Xtreme et Wing Tropic. Whilst awaiting the brand new Rackam 32, which will be available in Wing Cruiser and Wing Xtreme versions, the Breton builder is developing internationally, and has just entrusted the importing of its boats to ForumMarine. The 26 in its Xtreme version will therefore be exhibited at the Newport and Annapolis Boat Shows in the autumn of 2012. For more information: www.tregorcomposites.com www.forummarine.com

SEAWIND PITTWATER REGATTA Over more than ten years, this has become a real institution. And for its 13th edition, the Seawind Pittwater Regatta really went to town. In fact a total of 40 multihulls made the trip, including 32 Seawind ca-tamarans and 8 Corsair trimarans, which were invited to the event for the first time, following the purchase of the trimaran builder by the Australian company last year. This regatta is a festival, and also the opportunity to see the XL1000, XL2 n°2 and the hundredth Seawind 1160... The Seawind 1000 ‘Tranquility’ won the racing in the catamaran class, whilst Jim Rannard’s Corsair 24 MkII dominated in the Corsair trimaran race. For more information: www.seawindcats.com

A NEW BUILDER IN LA ROCHELLE La Rochelle is the mecca for cruising catamarans in France... And a new builder has just seen the light of day here. A new builder? Not really, as TechniyachtsPinta ws born from the fusion of the ‘Chantier Nautique Marc Pinta and Techni-Yachts. Techni-Yacht specialises in the maintenance and repair of leisure boats. And for 30 years, Pinta has been a recognised name, both in competition (Charente-Maritime in the cats, or the monohulls of Autissier, Augin and Terlain) and cruising. Marc Pinta wanted now to hand over and go cruising for his own pleasure... A first order for the new entity is moreover being finished at the yard, under the leadership of Marc Pinta, who will be present for a few more months. This 60-foot day charter catamaran will be launched in the coming weeks. For more information: www.techniyachtspinta.com

ERRATUM HEMISPHERE Hemisphere is the biggest cruising catamaran launched to date, with its length of 44.2 metres. We presented it to you in our last number, explaining that it was built by Pendennis, and Direktor. In fact, although the hull really was built at Direktor, the great majority of the construction work, as well as the accommodation and finishing, was carried out by Pendennis. It is therefore Pendennis which must be considered as the company which built this exceptional boat. Duly noted. For more information: www.pendennis.com - www.vplp.fr

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SUNREEF, EVEN FURTHER… The builder is continuing to develop its offer in very different areas. After having caused a sensation at the last Cannes Boat Show with the biggest catamaran presented, the company has now announced a new motor catamaran for 2012. After the 70 Power, whose n°1 is continuing its family round the world trip with Laurent Bourgnon at the helm, here comes the 60 Power. This model is an answer to a precise request, for a fast, comfortable motor yacht, but one which is more compact (8.5m beam maximum) than the 70footer. The idea is to allow its owner easier access to small marinas, especially in the Mediterranean. Obviously, this 60-footer is a real alternative to the big monohull yachts, with much lower diesel consumption for the same accommodation and performance. The first 60 Power is currently under construction for a European customer. As always at Sunreef, the finishing is made to measure and the choice of accommodation is almost unlimited... The launch is planned for the end of May 2012. In a different style, the builder has developed a range called ‘Ultimate’, fast, high performance cruising catamarans of from 70 to 17° feet. The latest from the R & D department is this elegant, 75 footer. The construction will be in carbon for top-level performance, and the slim hulls with inverted bows promise good averages under sail. Yet we are still on a Sunreef, with the all the comfort that this implies: flybridge, a la carte accommodation with the possibility of having the owner’s cabin at the front of the boat with a private terrace... We remain in the world of yachts! Discover it on: www.sunreef-yachts.com

OUTREMER 50/55’: NEW BOWS All Outremer owners have dreamt of it: Rives Sud has done it! Here is the secret weapon for transforming the silhouette of this model, which is very popular with ocean cruisers. It is no secret, the standard rounded bows (to remain accessible for lamination!) and the boat’s characteristic wash in strong winds is indicative of penetration lacking in subtlety. Rives Sud has therefore perfected a kit of 4 moulds which allow joining to the floats whilst retaining the original shape. Structurally, these false bows behave like additional crash boxes, offer extra dynamic buoyancy (50cm) and are very strong. The result needs no comment! Jean François Raymond aboard ‘Rose Noire’has just tested his new bows during the sail to Alicante, and his opinion: “no more spray and higher average speed!” For your information, the price is 6000 euros, exc. VAT, fitted with finishing in the original gel coat. Information: cn.rivesud@wanadoo.fr

LAGOON AS A BACKDROP… The first official announcement concerning the Multihull Boat Show comes from Lagoon, which will of course be present with almost the full range. But the company has also decided to do the same again on the decoration front: just like at the previous edition, where a Lagoon 380 was decorted with a Marc Rambeau fresco ‘Les Pagayeurs Polynésiens’, a lagoon 400 will be serving as a backdrop to ‘Nageurs’, by the artist Guillaume Lecasble. Skipper of a small cutter from Noirmoutier, and a crew member on a 6m JI, Guillaume Lecasble is an eclectic artist: painting, novels, young people’s books, cinema… in July 2011 he exhibited EXIL: silhouettes of swimmers, the men that the people smugglers sometimes make jump overboard close to the coasts of Italy or Spain. By using the colours of the southern seas, these silhouettes swim differently: on the waterline of a Lagoon, for the pleasure and communion with the ocean. To be discovered at Lorient, and nowhere else! www.cata-lagoon.com

THE INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL BOAT SHOW: IT’S COMING... If you like multihulls, remember these dates: the third edition of the Multihull Boat Show will be held from 18th to 22nd April, in Lorient. A new edition whichwill last five days (instead of the previous four) to allow visitors coming from far away (at the first editions we saw readers from Scandinavia, and even... from Brazil) to fully enjoy the event. As for the boats to be presented, for the moment this remains top secret. But the organisers, and several builders, have promised us some big surprises! In any case, we can expect good weather (promised by the organisers...) and the presence of at least fifty multihulls in the basin. Finally, there is a rumour that a race between exhibitors could be organised, in Multi 23s. Team Multihulls World is ready, absolutely ready. You can be sure that we will beat them all... For more information: www.le-salon-atlantique-du-multicoque.com

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DR M

#50

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THE GENNAKER ABOARD A CATAMARAN

Dr. M returns this month to a classic, hoisting the gennaker aboard a catamaran. We have chosen the brand new Nautitech 542 as a support. Text and photos: Gilles Ruffet.

In harbour, the furler’s notched wheel will benefit from being removed and stowed inside the boat. But on passage, it can be left in position, held in tension by the halyard. Note here the tack, at the end of the bowsprit. It is attached to a block and tackle, which is led aft, to a jammer and a winch at the port steering position; this is so it can be hauled in or freed according to needs. And also so you don’t have to expose yourself to danger on the foredeck.

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Start by taking out the bag containing the sail, then take the gennaker out of this bag and unfold it on the trampoline. By laying it out in zig zags, it should hoist more easily.

2 On this boat, we are going to begin by opening the jammer of the tack line, so that forward, we can fit the notched wheel. You can then open the halyard jammer. To stop the halyard running out, free a few metres, before closing the jammer.

3 The crew member forward can then bring the notched wheel inside the martingale, so he can work on the protection of the trampoline.

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6 This halyard is then attached to the swivel at the head. When it is not in use, this swivel can be stored on the sail or inside the boat.

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The halyard can be freed from the notched wheel.

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It is time to take in the gennaker tack line, so as to take the drum to the end of the bowsprit.

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The sheets are attached to the sail’s clew. Be careful to lead the ‘dead’ sheet outside the luff of the gennaker (and of course, outside the shrouds), which will allow the gennaker to be gybed by passing it forward, without having to roll it up.

11 So that the unrolling and above all the rolling can be carried out with no problems, it is important to haul it up taut. And then a bit more. Here it will be just as easy to take in the tack line until the right tension is obtained...

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The ‘sausage’ can be hoisted to the top of the mast.

12 Be careful to adjust the height of the drum, so that the angle formed by the line and the drum is as close as possible to zero (in the same axis), which will make rolling the sail up later easier.

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If you have not already done so, and if the line is still on the winch, don’t forget to close the halyard jammer!

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To avoid any problems, it is preferable to roll up the genoa before unrolling the gennaker.

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After having thoroughly checked that everything is free, notably the ‘dead’ sheet, take in the sheet, after having taken two turns around the winch, until the sail is completely unrolled. All you have to do now is get back on course, by perhaps luffing a little. Depending on the point of sailing, you can rig a barber hauler.

Ready to unroll. Beforehand, don’t hesitate to bear away, as far as 160° from the true wind, so as to limit the pressure on the sail as it opens. On this boat, the roller line is as simple as possible - a light, continuous line. Before taking in the sheet, don’t forget to free it from its jammer!


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POSTCARDS NOMADEUS: SOON ON ALL THE WORLD’S OCEANS… Six months before the big departure, planned for the summer of 2012, the crew of Nomadeus have sent us this postcard, in which they tell us about the delivery of the boat from the Adriatic to Port Camargue, in the south of France. “That’s it! We have taken another step, we have just purchased a Cataclub 48. We visited it at Vieste, in the Adriatic, in Italy. We delivered this superb catamaran to Port Camargue as a family, with a friend. But three weeks’ work was necessary after just 48 hours’ sailing, to remedy a few technical disappointments. Our professional and school schedules were turned completely upside down, and our savings seriously damaged. But what does it matter, the adventure continued, as a couple. We were spared nothing during this delivery trip: storms, a volcanic eruption at Stromboli, fog in the ‘Bouches de Bonifacio’, and a gale force mistral as we arrived at Port Camargue. But this delivery trip finally proved to be very instructive, and allowed us to completely validate our choice. There is still a lot of preparation to be carried out before we can set off for our environmental, family adventure.” Jérôme, Astrid, Eoline and Cyane.

www.ptitsboutsdumonde.org

POE MAIA: IN THE MARQUESAS For nearly a year now, Bruno has been sharing with us his voyage to Polynesia in his Lagoon 380. He sent us this final postcard from the Marquesas, where ‘Time stands still’ (Jacques Brel). “At daybreak on 27th April 2011, we glimpsed the coasts of the Marquesas. We arrived in the anchorage at Atuona, on the island of Hiva Oa, at around 7am. There were a few boats anchored. The atmosphere here is peculiar, calm reigns in surroundings which are somewhere between grandiose and austere. Unlike the other Polynesian archipelagos, the Marquesas Islands do not have a coral reef, the coasts are therefore very wild and access is difficult. There is a permanent undertow which can prove to be dangerous. Even this anchorage at Atuona, reputed to be one of the most accessible, is despite everything, choppy. The little quay where everyone ties up their dinghies is the proof: with no experience, after our first landing and trip to town, we found our dinghy ashore, deposited on the quay by a wave a little bigger than the others. In fact, you have to tie up, but drop a small anchor from the stern to keep the boat a short distance away from the quay. Once ashore, we waited for a few minutes on the quay, and a Marquesian woman took us to town in her big pick up for quite a tidy sum. The low cost tariffs of Latin America are finished, we are in French Polynesia, with prices which are more than French. She had a gardenia behind her left ear, a permanent smile and the attractive Polynesian accent, which added to her charm. All she did was laugh at each reply to her questions! She dropped us off in ‘town’, in the island’s capital. We would call it a village back home! The roads and the houses are surrounded by, and even submerged under, the greenery and fruit trees, it’s incredible. Mangos, bananas and grapefruit as big as melons fall to the ground and are eaten by the hens, without anyone considering it important. We will be staying for 3 full days at Hiva Oa. We know that it takes months and months to visit this archipelago and discover the jovial and likeable inhabitants, but once again we have to leave; the end of the voyage awaits us, just a few days from here...”

www.poesailing.com

Bruce.

USHUAIA: IN THAILAND Last year, Ushuaia was delivered from Brisbane in Australia to Singapore. This year, the Lagoon 42 has cruised as far as Langkawi in Malaysia. “Yes, here we are back at work (work: human activity invented for landlubbers when they aren’t at sea). We returned to Ushuaia on 26th June, after a 36hour flight. Our cat had been washed, even though there was still some work to do before going back to sea, notably to get rid of several tribes of insects. For the first time, there were only two of us aboard, as the children had found summer jobs, in Quebec and France; a good test for our future cruises. The Strait of Malacca is sadly well known for its pirates, but also for its sumatras, mini tornadoes which cross it at night. Fortunately the Malaysian authorities’ monitoring efforts, and the economic development of the region have considerably reduced the risks of piracy. And we only met one sumatra in 4 weeks. We had decided to do four alternate watches at night of three hours each. Right at the start, and just as we were going to take a reef, the main halyard jammed. We therefore had to choose bet-

ween climbing the mast or forcing with the winch, with the risk of breaking some cars. We chose the latter solution, as the captain was only moderately motivated for going up the mast under automatic pilot. The sail finally gave in… We then arrived at Port Dickson, in a pleasant marina – three cheers for the holidays! We then decided that in the future we would do 24-hour stages. The next one took us to Pangkor marina, which is tiny, but in a rather pleasant village, and we took advantage of it to visit the Night Market. We were joined here by my sister and her children. Our new crew members accompanied us as far as Langkawi, where we had then planned to leave Ushuaia, before spending a nice week in the Thai islands, Koh Yai, Koh Yao Noi, Koh Phong, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Phanak, where we were often alone in the anchorage, as in the heart of the warm, wet season, few boats go cruising. Once again, time passed quickly and we had to return to Langkawi, before catching a plane for Singapore. We are now back in Quebec, awaiting a new departure.”

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TEREVA IN THE TUAMOTUS Michèle and Philippe, aboard their Phisa 42, are on the way to spend the hurricane season in the Marquesas, and they wrote to us from the Tuamotus. "Ia orana ! We left Papeete 2 months ago, and our stopovers all have soft, exotic names - Tikeau, Rangiroa, Apataki, Toao, Fakarava, and Makemo. We are not in a hurry and wait for the right wind and the right weather conditions to continue our cruise from atoll to atoll. The only worry is entering and leaving the passes, where we have to arrive at the entrance and exit at slack water, so as to avoid, in certain of them, an ebb current which can be powerful, as much as 8 knots. But on arriving, what a reward ! These atolls, a paradise for diving, are a real delight ! We alternate deserted anchorages and visits to the villages, to take on provisions. In the turquoise water of the anchorages, our only neighbours are the many blacktip reef sharks (quite timid and inoffensive), the frigate birds and other terns, and the hermit crabs. The seabed is amazingly beautiful, full of life and colour, with pools offering a monochrome of blues, from turquoise to navy blue. The contact with the population is very pleasant. The Paumotus (inhabitants of the Tuamotus) are charming. When we meet them, the fishermen make welcome signs to us. We often go to greet them, either them or the coprah harvesters, on their motus. We chat with them; their welcome is kind and benevolent. And then there are the exceptional encounters, such as that of Alfred and Pauline in the boatyard at Apataki, or again Gaston and Valentine on their motu in the Amyot cove. We are already thinking of coming back here at the end of the hurricane season, because we want to dive again in the fantastic South Fakarava pass, see the Rangiroa seabed again, the pink sands of Tikeau, swim with the sharks there and collect maoas (seashells) on the reefs.”

Nana !

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A NAUTITECH 47 IN THE CANARIES After a few years spent exploring the coasts of their region, Patricia, Emmanuel, Fanny and Lisa on Kuanidup 2 decided to give their life a different direction. “We are therefore reconciling the change in our family and professional lives and are embarking for a new experience: leaving as a family on a sailing boat, becoming teacher, captain, fisherman, host, cook... After a successful ‘test run’ in the Mediterranean, we passed Gibraltar and here we are in the Atlantic! Currently in the Canaries, we plan to cross to the West Indies in January. We can’t wait to get there, to discover a tropical climate, turquoise waters, multicoloured fish and a stress-free life. Our first experience of ‘guest boating’ in Corsica this summer will remain unforgettable, both for us and for our guests. We are therefore going to continue, and hope to continue to share our life afloat with all those who would like to join us. The Lesser Antilles, Greater Antilles, Bahamas, and the United States are therefore on our itinerary for the coming months ! Let yourself be tempted, and embark with us for a magical holiday!” See you soon. Patricia, Emmanuel, Fanny, Lisa on Kuanidup 2

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POSTCARDS DISCOVERY MAGIC: IN THE SAN BLAS ISLANDS John and Caroline set sail aboard their Discovery 50 (launched in 2010) for a cruise around the world. They crossed the Atlantic, before cruising along the East coast of North America. They are currently cruising in the majestic San Blas Islands. Cruising from one place to another, you learn a lot about yourself. In less than a month, we went from the super power United States to the indefatigable Cuba, to Grand Cayman, a very sophisticated West Indian island, and as far as the aquatic life of the Kuna Indians, in what we know of the San Blas Islands. In a certain way, the locals here in the San Blas are quite close to the inhabitants of Fort Lauderdale: they all have a boat moored close to their home. The notable difference is that in the present case, it is a dugout, and if they don’t live in one of the rare villages, their gardens contain a few banana trees, or more simply, the jungle. Now that we are in the San Blas, we have suddenly slowed down our way of cruising. We have been surprised by the incredible number of sailing boats cruising here, and we are only just beginning to realise why. One sailor we met likes these islands so much, he has been here for eight years! And what is fantastic is that there are only boat people here! It is impossible to visit the San Blas without a boat. It has always been a mystery to me, how people can drop anchor in a bay and stay just there, for a few days, a week, or more. Here in the San Blas, we are starting to understand why. Of course, the place is delightful, but maybe it’s just that we are quite simply starting to touch the real essence of cruising ? I have the impression of having started a long voyage called ‘stop everything’. Here, the more I disappear, the more I discover.”

John & Caroline

BAMBOO FREE: RESCUE IN THE VANUATUS Whilst they were on passage on a rainy night, the crew of Bamboo Free picked up the crew of a fishing boat lost off the Melanesian archipelago. “It was two years ago, in 2009. After having cleared to leave at Sola, on Vanua Lava, we were heading for the north of New Caledonia. The weather was bad, with a rough sea, rain and 20 to 25 knots of wind, with gusts. In the black night, a small boat with an outboard suddenly appeared abeam of us; there were 6 people in it, with a small torch. They were lost, and only had two litres of petrol left. They had left that morning from Ureparapara heading for Sola, with no compass; the lack of visibility caused them to miss the island of Vanua Lava. After heaving to, we embarked 4 people as best we could, despite the waves; the two owners preferred to stay in their boat, tied to Bamboo Free with their lines. We turned back, and set off to windward, under mainsail with 2 reefs, backed up by the engine, with the boat in tow. We were attending to a young girl who was starting to become hypothermic, when the tow line broke! After searching for 20 minutes, we finally found the boat again, but this time, we attached two of our lines, and made everyone climb aboard! During the night, we reached a protected bay in the lee of Vanua Lava. Everyone then got back into the boat, we gave them some petrol and we waited to see the green cyalume we had left them to be sure they had reached the beach, before setting off for New Caledonia again, three days away. They were lucky; if we hadn’t met up, they would have had a long drift to the Salomons, or even further... Two years passed. October 2011. Bamboo Free was in the anchorage in the old crater of the island of Ureparapara ; we were welcomed by dugouts. Once we had landed in the village, someone called Railey embraced us and said: "You remember me? You saved my life, so I have called my son ‘Kevin PP’ “, showing us his 4 month old son (my first name is Pierre-Philippe, but everyone calls me PP). I was touched! The next day, we attended a ‘kastom dance’ specific to Ureparapara, whose dancers wear sculpted hats. We had a speech from the chief, he thanked us in the name of the village for the rescue, and...surprise! One of the dancers was wearing a hat with Bamboo Free sculpted on it, and they then did a dance with a big French flag! We then went to Vanua Lava, where the customs officer had me meet (as far as I could understand) the President of Torba Province (Torres and Banks islands), and the government representative : with my limited knowledge of the English language, I couldn’t interpret everything, but it seemed to me that this was the official thank-you... For us it was a nice story.”

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SÉRÉNITÉ IN AMERICA : BETWEEN CYCLONES AND EARTHQUAKES! Aboard their Dean 440, the Château family is continuing its North Atlantic trip. On the way, they encountered an earthquake, before rubbing shoulders with Hurricane Irene! “The United States is not equipped for catamarans; the means of lifting the boats out of the water are not wide enough, so we chose a ‘family’ company, situated in Reedville, Virginia. It was the beginning of August and the hurricane season was starting to make its presence felt ; we were waiting on the pontoon of the boatyard which was to accommodate us, and had started laying up. At 2 pm, my 13 year old son, Maël, asked me if I had started one of the engines. I replied no, the engine in question was moreover particularly large, if I were to believe the vibrations. A glance outside confirmed that the machine could even have been a column of panzers, as the pontoon was oscillating like a sea snake! After two interminable minutes, the vibrations stopped. We went ashore, where we learned that we had just experienced an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, whose epicentre was situated at Richmond, 40km away. At the moment, nature is particularly rebellious, as on the same day, the weather forecasters put out two tornado warnings for ‘Smith Point’, five miles from us. We were spared. But our biggest problem came from hurricane Irene, which should have altered its route, but didn’t. It should have hit Carolina in the next few days ; we were not worried - Virginia is sheltered, as the local sailors confirmed... But a few days later, there was no doubt, and unless it suddenly changed trajectory, Irene was in fact going to hit Virginia. General panic. The coasts of Carolina were hit, the hurricane was classified as category 3 with gusts of 110 to 140 mph. It was 900 km wide; New York was put on alert! The boat was taken out of the water, and we busied ourselves dismantling everything that could be dismantled, and checking everything. Nature became silent, whilst the sky changed colour to show us the edge of the hurricane ; the sea snakes returned to the bank at the same time as the water started to rise. Everyone was busy: boats were strapped to the ground, lorries were filled with gravel, portlights plugged with plywood, and trailers were tied down. Certain empty hulls were filled with water, and everything that could fly away was gathered together. An American friend, Darrin, offered to put us up. He is a lumberjack, and in the afternoon, we set off together to cut up the trees which had been blown down by the hurricane. Before that, we called in on the boat, but when we returned, the road was blocked by a twenty-metre tree and electric wires. No problem, we got the chainsaws out and got to work to clear the road ! So that’s it, Irene has just passed, and on this Sunday morning, it’s time for the damage report: we have come off lightly, and apart from a few scratches on the boat, there is no serious damage in the region, because as the hurricane advanced, it was downgraded to category 1, meaning the maximum wind speed would have been 90 mph...”

Chrissi and Thierry

THE END OF THE MARINE WEATHER FORECAST ON RFI… Broadcast for decades on Radio France International, at 11h39 UT every day, as well as being repeated in English on numerous SSB networks, the marine weather forecast has just disappeared. Gérard is worried. “I live on my boat with my wife, at Monastir, in Tunisia, and we are getting ready to set off west. RFI has decided to stop broadcasting the offshore weather forecast for the North Atlantic area. It allowed fishermen and merchant seamen, as well as leisure sailors, to benefit from this forecast free of charge with just a good short wave radio. I am one of these thousands of leisure sailors who cross the Atlantic in a sailing boat, and this weather forecast is very important for our safety, because as you know, at the present time, there is no other way of receiving a good weather forecast when we are at sea, hundreds of miles from any coast, except by investing in satellite telephones, which not everyone can afford. This forecast is important for all sailors, but we are faced with a fait accompli. It is therefore a bit late to act, but I think we must talk about it, we must make some noise thanks to the weight of the specialised press, to try and make the supervising minister and the RFI management go back on this iniquitous decision.”

Gérard, on Kheops

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OCEAN CRUISING Jangada under triradial symmetrical spinnaker, on the way to the famous rocks..

Chronicle of a

VOYAGE

around the world…

Stopover at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago… Half way between Africa and South America, ‘Jangada’ discovers a unique stopover: the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago… Text and photos: Olivier Mesnier half way between Africa and South America, a geological and maritime curiosity had been attracting my attention for over three decades: here some rocks, battered by the ocean

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swell, stick out a few metres above the surface of the ocean. I dreamt of stopping there… Before the crew of ‘Jangada’ (humour), the last famous person to stop here was Charles

Darwin, who was heading south aboard HMS Beagle, with Captain Robert Fitzroy: this was on 16th February 1832. More recently – 1st June 2009 – the drama of Air France flight 447 (228 deaths) which was flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris happened in the vicinity of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago, situated in the inter-tropical convergence zone, where severe storms are frequent. On 17th December, we had been at sea for seven days after having left the Casamance, heading for Brazil. Almost on the way to the island of Fernando do Noronha, slightly west of the direct route, the Brazilian flag flies over ‘Los Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo’, a group of small rocky islands, the result of an underwater fold in the mid-Atlantic ridge.

At nine o’clock in the morning, we were 16 miles north-east of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago, but the wind had been blowing at about twenty knots since nightfall, and the sea was rough, which gave us little hope of being able to launch the dinghy and land on the small quay which serves the scientific and military base on the main island, ‘Belmonte’. I had a very old French chart, which I had been keeping for years, for this exceptional day. The surrounding seabed drops

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Approaching the Archipelago: for the moment, everything seems to be going well...

off quickly to 4000 metres, but mischievous nature has made the summit of ‘Belmonte’, which carries a small red and white striped lighthouse, stand just 22 metres above the surface of the ocean! The rocks themselves stretch over just 350 metres from north to south, and 200 metres from east to west. Since 1988, the ‘Marinha do Brasil’ has had four military scientists permanently stationed here, who are relieved every 15 days. As usual, the crew of ‘Jangada’ was carrying out the ‘tafia’ watchkeeping system (the first to spot land earns a drink in the next bar): the Archipelago was visible from about 7 miles away. I had plotted the approach route from the north-west: the leeward coast is also the one where the tiny bay, or rather the narrow channel, leads to the base’s small quay. By a happy geological chance, to the north-east is the only underwater rocky spit on the islands, with depths of about twenty metres for about a cable. I envisaged anchoring there, if conditions allowed. My first surprise was to count five small, wooden Brazilian fishing boats, about 15 metres long, in the immediate vicinity of the Archipelago, which seemed to be based here for the fishing season. There

The ocean swell battering the rocks. Things become sporty!

The lighthouse and the small Brazilian base...

The seas break violently in the channel... We are not going to be able to disembark!


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Jangada lined up with the Belmonte haven. This time there was no question of stretching our legs.

are lots of fish in the surrounding waters, as the archipelago acts as a fish concentration system. When I sailed with the ‘Compagnie de Navigation d’Orbigny’, on the regular South America routes, we used to choose the vicinity of the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago to carry out a regular mechanical maintenance operation, called ‘washing the turbo blowers’. The big slow-turning engines in the cargo ships were equipped with intake air compression turbines, and these turbines, driven by the exhaust gases, had to be cleaned regularly by injecting water onto the blades. The operation, which lasted about 3 hours, required reduced speed, 8 knots for example. No need to explain to a merchant seaman, this corresponds perfectly with an excellent speed for fishing with trailing lines... This is how I had already had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Archipelago, but from a distance, for mechanical and fishing reasons: some of the crew found themselves assigned to fishing on the ship’s aft deck, and the captain fully intended to improve his crew’s daily fare with fresh fish! We furled the sails a mile from the Archipelago, and motored towards the tiny underwater spit to leeward of the channel. Brazilian crayfish exchanged for…

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At that moment, the enormous precariousness of the place hit us. Nature is powerful in this place, lost in the middle of the ocean. The ocean swell, often measuring 3 to 4 metres, even in fine weather, turns the place into a giant, impressive-looking cauldron, a bit like where the fishermen hunt the sea bass at the Vielle lighthouse, in a force 7.We immediately understood that there was no question of disembarking, the channel was inaccessible, submerged by the breakers and green water, and

with big eddies comparable to those in the Fromveur in a force 8 south-westerly with a big ebb tide... The weather was fine, but the ocean swell coming from the south of Africa is not gentle with these specks of rock that it meets on its way, after thousands of kilometres. Aboard the fishing boats, a few tens of metres from us, the Brazilian sailors were surprised by the presence of our boat: they adapted miraculously well to the incredible rolling of their low-bulwarked vessels. It was obvious: impossible to

enter the channel today to approach the quay, it was a dangerous trap. There was no point in launching the dinghy; we would have to be content with looking at this amazing, powerful place. And we took it all in, as it was quite possible that none of us would ever return here... I tried to anchor in about twenty metres, but the anchor had trouble digging in in the swell that was running over the smooth rocks. The situation wasn’t dangerous, just precarious. The Brazilian fishermen


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... French wine!

gave up anchoring here a long time ago; they tie up in single file to a mooring line equipped with floats and attached to a solid chain passed around a rock ashore. I saw the base’s orange inflatable approaching, from one of the fishing boats. There were two men aboard: they greeted us and brought us a bowl full of crayfish! We exchanged a few words in Brazilian, and they left with two bottles of French wine,

and the line was running out into the sea at a speed which made me fear the same scenario as previously: breakage, loss of equipment, and a heartbroken fisherman... I ran to tighten the brake and noticed that the reel was burning hot! There was a big fish, a very big fish, on the end of the line! The crew was called to action urgently. We stopped the boat, head to wind. We had to tire the animal, then tire it some more, and count on its resignation, as long as it hadn’t seen the boat. I re-adjusted the brake, so that the line could run out again if the fish showed renewed energy, then took the line in gently, patiently, hand over hand, never releasing the tension. From time to time, a sudden jerk took back a few metres of line, but after 10 to 15 minutes the catch was just a few dozen metres away. I took advantage of the moment to load the first speargun, then the second, which was even more powerful. Several sea birds were following the catch closely; they remained just above the fish, which showed us its precise position. The animal finally appeared in the troughs of the waves, brown coloured, unknown identity for the moment, but big. I feared the final phase, which often provokes violent reactions from fish trapped by the lure. When the animal was about fifteen metres away, I caught a glimpse of its bill and dorsal fin, and thought at first it was a marlin. Having seen the monster’s streamlined appendage, I put on a pair of Docksides,

The ocean swell, often measuring 3 to 4 metres, even in fine weather, turns the place into a giant, impressive-looking cauldron..

grinning. An amazing encounter in the middle of nowhere. We observed the surroundings for ten more minutes, then waved to our hosts, quietly hoisted the sails and set off towards the south-west again. Everyone aboard will remember this day, which the place’s originality would turn into lasting memories of an exceptional moment. The south-easterly trade winds were blowing; we sped at 8/9 knots towards Fernando do Noronha, 325 miles to the south-west. I said to myself that this was right moment to trail the fishing lines to try and break the spell which had seen us lose several big fish and some equipment since our departure from Casamance. Suddenly, the starboard reel, whose line was equipped with a nice blue octopus and a robust reel, began an incredible sequence of veering: the brake was crackling continuously, the rod was bent almost to breaking point,

A 2.6m sail fish!

then hauled in the last few metres. To my great surprise, the fish was swimming on its side, with its fin horizontal, and was hardly putting up a fight, luckily for me. It had fought hard, especially when the boat was still sailing fast. It was almost dead, drowned. Too late to let it go. It was a splendid sail fish, with a huge sail. I hauled it over the sugar scoop, with difficulty. Getting it onto the starboard hull was to be even more difficult: it was 2.26m long! The Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago was still visible a few miles astern. ‘Jangada’ was turned into a factory-ship for the afternoon! The 2 pressure cookers purred away all night, perfuming the saloon with the lingering smell of the big fish. In the evening, we crossed the equator: we were all watching the GPS screen, counting down the last tenths of a mile before moving into the southern hemisphere. The end of a day which had been very emotional, Jangada’s cockpit suddenly became a frantic dance floor. On the iPod, the Captain played some legendary rock and roll, and the crew really let their hair down! That evening, all of us had the impression of living intensely…

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ON THE NET MARINE TELEVISION

NEW MULTIHULLS WORLD SITE That’s it...the brand new Multihulls World site is on line. It will of course be developed in the coming weeks, but the majority of the updates are now operational. A new site which we wanted to be still more practical, useful and pleasant to use. You will of course find the technical specifications of nearly 900 multihulls, with photos, accommodation plans, videos and virtual visits, as well as all our classified ads, lots of news, the best cruising spots, and of course, you can download our catamaran and trimaran tests and the magazine back issues. In short, an essential tool for all multihull enthusiasts! www.multihulls-world.com

VIDEOS FROM LAGOON After the blogs (see our last number – Lagoon Inside), Lagoon is launching a new site dedicated to videos. You will find all the builder’s videos here, of all the boats in the range. Some very nice images (as always from Lagoon) which make you want to sail off to see the world…on a Lagoon catamaran! The site’s ‘plus’ is that it is designed to adapt automatically to all screen sizes (computers, tablets, smart phones…). www.lagoonvideo.com

Since January 2009, the nautical news programme launched and presented by S e b a s t i e n Destremau has become a real reference. An experienced sailor – he has taken part in 5 America’s Cup campaigns – as well as a well-known journalist, Sebastien allows you to discover the racing news, with his Desktopnews. And as in the races the multihulls are often in front, he talks about them regularly. The news is broadcast in English and French, and dubbed into German, on Nautical Channel, L’Equipe TV, and of course on the internet every Thursday. Beware, once you start following Desktopnews, you quickly become addicted! http://destremausailing.blogspot.com

If you have behaved yourself, Father Christmas has probably finally brought you the tablet you have been dreaming about, which has now become ‘essential’ for sailing… In any case, here are the aps you now need to download. READ YOUR MULTIHULLS WORLD ON A TABLET

To read your favourite magazine on your iPad or any other tablet, there is nothing simpler: you download it from our web site via your web browser. Once downloaded, enjoy it, and turn the pages, just like a paper mag. Life’s great, isn’t it? And if you have downloaded the magazine onto your computer, all you have to do is copy it into your iTunes library, then read it on your iPad. www.multicoques-mag.com

CRUISING IN THE WEST INDIES It’s the season; cruising in the West Indies is one of the ‘musts’ of the things you can do in a catamaran. The weather is fine and warm, the wind is steady and there are numerous anchorages close to one another. In short, it’s a dream! And to prepare your cruise in the West Indies properly, or just to gather information, there is this site, which gives quite a lot of information… The cruising areas, the anchorages, with photos and waypoints, a few cruise itineraries – there is enough here for you to prepare your cruise for a week or for a sabbatical year, properly. Useful! http://www.sailpilot.com PREPARING YOUR CRUISE... FOR FREE! It’s well known: preparing your coming cruise well from your home, in the warm and the calm, gives an 80% guarantee of a successful cruise. With GeoGarage, it’s even simpler. The site hosts marine charts of the whole world, with all the essential geo-references, and above all, the possibility of exporting the waypoints and the routes to your GPS. Easily accessible, very intuitive, it allows you to prepare your cruises quickly, whether for holidays in the West Indies, or Greece, or for a future round the world trip. In short, a tool which is useful and...free! http://marine.geogarage.com

CHARTS As you will see later (see smart phone aps), you can find marine charts cheaply... But there are also the ‘open source’ charts, which are therefore free. On the internet, we found the OpenSeaMap project, initiated in Germany, which allows the data recorded in a database to be filled out, thus offering charts which are more and more complete...free of charge! This project’s aim is to create a chart of the world, under what is called a ‘free’ licence. This means that everyone is free to use, improve and distribute it or carry out related work from these charts. Beware, this also means that these charts are to be used with the greatest care...because there is no guarantee of the information distributed... http://openseamap.org/map/

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SMART PHONE APS

WEATHER The weather forecast is present everywhere on the smart phones, often even installed as standard. There are numerous applications which allow you to receive a weather forecast for the town where you were born, or where your parents or girl/boyfriends live... But as for a marine weather forecast which is as valid for a day’s fishing trip as for finding out about the conditions for surfing, there is nothing to match Windguru. Finally, if you are planning a long passage, you should use the Météo Consult application...

CARTOGRAPHY Paper charts are good, but electronic charts are even better… And when the latter are on a tablet, it’s the best! Here again, there is a plethora of applications, from the most useful to the most...weird! Having tested it here at the magazine, we have a slight preference for the Navionics ap for the iPad. In return for a maximum of forty or fifty euros, you get all the charts for a zone such as Europe, or the Caribbean and America, for example. The ap is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, and includes user comments.

AND NOW, RACE… You’ve got the weather forecast and the charts? Whilst awaiting the first fine days, there is nothing to stop you racing virtually. This is what cWind is offering with its ap for iPad and Windows Phone 7. A yacht racing game in 3D, which offers numerous sail trim adjustments and even the possibility of using the currents and the winds to beat the competitors… The only snag is that for the moment there is only one catamaran (a sport cat) as against lots of monohulls. But no doubt the next development will give a wider choice of boats…

AND AT ANCHOR? Here at the magazine, we have a few specialists...in everything. And notably one, (who through christian charity we will not name), whose habit is...dragging his anchor! The Anchor Ap was therefore created for him. An application available for iPhone and iPad, which notably calculates the swinging radius and is equipped with an alarm, in the case of the anchor dragging... Very useful!!!


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DISCOVERING LA DIGUE… LOGBOOK The Seychelles include some of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean, or even on the planet: they are even more beautiful than you can imagine in your wildest dreams... This archipelago is a postcard in itself: the fauna and flora are jealously protected by the authorities, and the result is some sublime scenery and underwater life of unequalled richness... There is no need to say anything more about its ecological wonders, the splendour of its beaches and lagoons, or the extraordinary possibilities it offers divers. The Seychelles are a real paradise. And in this paradise, there is La Digue! La Digue is a small island situated 25 miles north-east of Mahé. Its particularity is that it has no cars (apart from a few pick-ups) and is visited either on a hired bicycle, or...in an ox cart. A coast road leads south and will allow you to discover the cemetery of the former colo-

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ruising in the Seychelles is a dream. Sublime under water life, an exceptional welcome from a charming population, and above all, 115 coral or granite islands. But if you could only visit one of them? It would inevitably be La Digue!

nists, a few hundred metres from the village. A few peaceful horses graze between the ruined tombs, which are now buried under the vegetation. Close by, a boatyard builds and repairs the local wooden boats, following traditional methods. Then a kilometre further on, you enter the Union plantation nature reserve. Here the coprah oil, extracted from the coconuts, is processed, and vanilla is cultivated. In this huge area, a typical dwelling and a few houses covered in palms show the island’s former housing. You can then visit the most famous site on La Digue: the Source d’Argent cove. Protected by the large coral reef, the turquoise water touches a succession of small

beaches, separated by enormous blocks of rock. Their granite mass, with its grey oxidation, looks like an imposing herd of elephants. Whilst paddling in the warm water, you will not get bored of contemplating this sub-

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tle natural combination, an idyllic vision of a tropical paradise just above the surface of the ocean. Later, you can climb the steep road and path to reach Bellevue, to contemplate the majestic


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NEWS FROM THE CHARTER COMPANIES

1: At anchor off la Digue… 2: The most beautiful of all? Certainly the mythical ‘Source d’Argent’ beach...

THIS SUMMER, DON’T MISS SAILING IN GREECE...

3: The little harbour on La Digue: the least you can say is that there is not much room…

Recent events have hammered into us that Greece has economic problems. That’s a fact! But it is not a reason (quite the contrary) not to go cruising there this summer. The economic situation (and the few demonstrations, limited to the centre of Athens) should not hide the reality: Greece is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world to cruise in. And in the opinion of one of the biggest local charter companies (Kiriakoulis), it will be cheaper to cruise in Greece this summer than in previous years. So, why deny yourself?

4: Don’t miss the visit in an ox cart under any circumstances: an unforgettable memory! 5: If you are going to the Seychelles, don’t forget your children: it’s a real paradise for them! 6: And what can we say about the underwater life? A delight!

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5 panorama of a part of the archipelago, from the island’s ‘summit’. Finally, you can come back down to Grand'Anse, the only bay on the east coast which is accessible by road. This big beach of fine sand, hardly troubled by a light undertow, is dominated by huge beach oaks and coconut trees. North of Grand'Anse, two other small bays open up: Petite Anse and Anse Cocos. They are not busy, as they are only accessible by boat, and are separated by rocky headlands, whose rocks have to be given a wide berth. A pile of granite with exuberant shapes, foliage dying on

the edge of an almost deserted beach – these anchorages are amongst the most beautiful of all the volcanic islands of the Seychelles (and therefore the world!!!).

7: ‘Anse Marron’: not bad either!

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catamaran, all you have to do is leave to discover the wonders on offer to you. Although we have a preference for La Digue, you must not miss Praslin, Silhouette and two dozen small islands, each more beautiful than the last, including Cocos, Grande and Petite Sœur, Cousin, Curieuse and St Pierre… Beware, certain anchorages have to be paid for: this tax goes into a fund assigned to the environment ministry, which works to maintain the islands in the most natural condition possible. The Seychelles’ charm is the purity of the environment; it must not be spoiled. The taxes are only due in the national parks…

CHARTERING IN THAILAND If you want to cruise in Thailand (an excellent idea) and in addition you are looking for a Lagoon 450 in this area, you must go to Sail Vanora. The charter company is offering this new model, bareboat or with a skipper, leaving from Phuket, to go and discover the wonders of the Andaman Sea, and the most famous dive sites in the world.

For more information: www.sailvanora.com

CAPE VERDE ON ROM It’s winter, and ROM, a 16-metre catamaran, and its skipper are currently sailing between the Canaries and Cape Verde. But apart from these dream destinations, Cap Ocean is above all offering real training through their cruising school. A good way of learning and discovering at the same time.

www.cap-ocean-sailing.com

SPECIAL SERVICE IN THE WEST INDIES, IN A 440 Standing Evasion is offering a Lagoon 440 for charter with a crew, in the whole of the West Indian arc, from the BVI to the Grenadines. On the itinerary, tip-top service, with notably massages, offered by Cécile, the on-board physio. Enough to return completely refreshed after a week’s holiday...

TYPICAL ITINERARY There is not really a typical itinerary in the Seychelles, as the anchorages are only a few miles from each other, and you can go from one to the other as you wish. Mahé is the archipelago’s main island, the one where you will land. Certain charter companies are based on Mahé, others are on its neighbour, Praslin. Once you have picked up your

Discover it on www.standingevasion.com

CRUISING CATAMARAN TRAINING François Ruby has just announced the programme of training courses for this spring. This year, the courses can be delivered on a catamaran which is very suitable for training: lively, reactive and with both tillers and steering wheels – the Outremer 49! Enough to progress effectively and with pleasure; the wind, beyond the pointer on a dial or an arrow on a chart can be felt through the helm, the flogging of the sails or the feeling of speed... A training course which will allow you to move progressively towards independence, in three, week-long courses. All inclusive course prices, including kitty: 1,680 euros for one person and 3,020 euros for a couple, for a one-week course.

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LA DIGUE PRACTICAL Getting there: The Seychelles are easily accessible from most European capitals, and the enormous advantage is that there is very little time difference (+2h in summer, +3h in winter, with respect to Paris). Weather: The Seychelles are outside the hurricane area... Sailing here is pleasant all the year round. Dry season: (mid-May to October): E/SE trade winds, maximum wind strength in July, August (20 – 25 knots). Less frequent squalls. Warm, wet season: (January to March): NE ‘monsoon’ wind, strength variable. Frequent squalls. Intermediate seasons: (November and December): winds (light to moderate) variable in direction from SE to NW – (April to mid-May) winds (light to moderate) variable in direction, from N to SE. Air temperature from 29° to 32°, according to the season. Water temperature from 27° to 29°. Formalities: For EEC and North American citizens: valid passport. Money: Seychelles rupee (+/-0.06 euros). Changing money on the beach is much more attractive than in the banks…but we didn’t say anything! Local charter companies: Dream Yacht Charter, Marine Cat Sey, Moorings, Sailfishing Charter, Sunsail…

Programme and contact: www.francoisruby.com

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windward float from lifting. It was the same battle on the trimarans, which were also supporters of submersible floats... A concept which is finally close to that of a monohull: the boat heels and is reassuring! Little by little, the architects took on board the speed potential of multihulls. The boats became wider and

therefore more powerful. By increasing the hulls’ freeboard, they were able to integrate more volume, especially above the bows: a guarantee against ‘digging in’ and capsize. So much for the hulls… But the bridgedecks also developed: the catamaran’s central platform, just like the trimaran’s crossbeams, was 2

higher, so that it no longer hit the rough seas. Another advantage of the modern designs: the boats are more manoeuvrable and tack better; they are also better at load carrying... Their only fault? They generate more brutal pitching movements, a behaviour which bulbs and/or inverted bows try to eliminate.


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HIGH-PERFORMANCE APPENDAGES greed, a multihull spends 90% of its time in the harbour or at anchor… Seen like this, the good old keels inherited from the multihulls of the 1970s still have a long life 3 ahead of them. They are strong, can stand grounding and above all, beaching – very practical for scrubbing off or changing the anodes! The charter companies made no mistake, they only offered cats equipped with keels. But for those looking for performance, things are better aboard the modern multihulls, such as the Outremers or Catanas... For Christophe Mahé, a former racer aboard big multihulls, such as ‘Poulain’, it is clear: “they sail much better to windward: a Catana 47 sails better to windward than a 54-foot cruising monohull. You can play with the daggerboards to balance the boat and make the autopilot’s job easier, and of course they can be raised downwind, to save on wetted surface area. Downwind in heavy weather, it is nevertheless best to have a little bit of depth in the water. When hove-to, we leave a bit of the windward daggerboard down.” And beaching? It’s best not to count on it: modern rudders are much deeper than those on the old multihulls, and they risk being damaged on the beach. In short, more demanding, more fragile appendages…but those who have tested them, have adopted them! The next developments? Curved daggerboards, to generate a foil effect at high speeds, which are appearing on certain high-tech boats.

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e have gone from aluminium to sandwich, then infusion!” says Christophe. Not wrong... In 1968, the trimaran Pen Duick IV – which became Manureva with Alain Colas - was made of 8 tonnes of aluminium, whilst the later ORMA Class rockets came out at less than 5 tonnes! As for the foiler, Paul Ricard, in 1979, it was still in aluminium...and too heavy to fly like the Hydroptère, launched 15 years later (7 tonnes, as against 4.7). The honeycomb structure, the foam sandwich, carbon and many other exotic fibres have revolutionised boat construction, as has the infusion technique. Multihulls, which require tighter weight specifications than monohulls, have cleared the way: aluminium has almost completely deserted the boatyards – apart from some specific ocean cruising projects and the very big boats. As for monolithic polyester, it can still be found below the waterline, as it is easy to repair. Many builders prioritise volume, which is obviously detrimental to the weight specification, but nowadays it is possible to sail on a 50-foot cruising cat which weighs less than 7 tonnes, such as the TS 52.8. Inconceivable 30 years ago!

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he Anglo-Saxon school in the 1960s was low aspect ratio, small main, and huge overlapping genoa, often masthead rigged… The low air draft can be explained by the platforms, which were still narrow at the time. Another specificity of certain models, such as the Escale 39: the mast is stepped well aft, in the cockpit. Here again, the aim is to prioritise the foretriangle, just like the IOR-influenced monohulls. Masts progressively grew longer, as the multihulls became beamier. The rigs became more efficient, especially when sailing close to the wind, and the now fully-battened mainsails adopted a significant roach, whilst the genoas became much more discreet, even self-tacking. At the beginning of the 1980s, mainsails were still fragile, the battens broke often and reducing sail was laborious... Everything changed with modern battens, ball roller cars, lazy jacks and lazy bags. As for the more hard wearing cloths, such as Hydranet, they last for almost 10 years with no problems, even in the tropical sunshine. For a few years now, mainsails have been adopting square heads: a 30% gain in area for a powerful turbo effect from a close reach to downwind. And the masts? The most specialised multihulls have adopted carbon profiles. More rigid, and lighter, these new profiles improve the boat’s handling in rough seas – reducing rolling and pitching.

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ean-Pierre Fréry, with more than 20 years of delivery trips under his Docksides, is categorical: “30 years ago, we spent our lives running around on deck!” That’s finished… Self-tacking jibs allow you to tack without touching the sheets, and all the halyards are returned to the steering position. Thanks to clever leads, even the genoa sheets are within reach of the skipper, returned to the same winches. These are more often than not ordered in their electric version. Push-button sailing has arrived! Purists will perhaps be disappointed; there is nothing, or almost nothing to do... But with the family, on charter or on a voyage, what comfort! For the anchor gear, we note the same concern for simplicity: the windlass is moved back towards the mast so as to move the weight of the chain and the anchor as far aft as possible, and a simple spreader which remains in position under the trampoline allows the multihull to be stabilised at anchor. And the horizontal windlass gypsy is perfect for hoisting the mainsail without effort – as long as there is a jammer on the mast... Long live progress!

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EASIER DOWNWIND SAILS efore, there was the tri-radial spinnaker – again inherited from the monohulls – in its ‘easy’ version, as the bows allowed it to be flown with no boom. And then the asymmetric spinnakers arrived. Fixed to a bowsprit (removable or not), these sails with a luff longer than their leach were easier to handle during gybes and above all, more suitable for the multihull’s smaller downwind angles, in any case the fastest ones. Explanation: boats which sail fast have an apparent wind which is very different from the true wind. Downwind, they sail most often with a wind indicator showing a beam wind. Boats of over 40 feet – most cruising multihulls – have also adopted the snuffer. Invented and perfected by Eric Tabarly – him again! – in 1976 for his Pen Duick VI, this rigid ring followed by a long snake of cloth allows the spinnaker to be hoisted to the masthead before it fills. Once the tack and the sheet have been pre-adjusted, the snuffer is hoisted to the head, to free the spinnaker. And to furl it, all you have to do is haul the snuffer back down, then lower the spinnaker. The major builders adopted the gennaker, from the end of the 1990s. Fitted with roller furling, it is very easy to use, but beware of UV damage when it remains rolled up in position for a long time. It is a very high performance sail from a close reach in light weather, but less comfortable with the wind aft in the trades. Other alternatives from recent years: the Parasailor, a symmetrical spinnaker whose shape is maintained thanks to its integrated wing, and the Code D, a hybrid, between the gennaker and the asymmetric spinnaker, fitted to a furler. It’s the revolution, I’m telling you!

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ortlights everywhere and a view of the bows is not new, 30 years ago, Catalacs were already offering bridgedecks which were generously open to the exterior. What is more innovative is the coachroof extension – the Fountaine Pajot trademark – and the Lagoon’s vertical portlights: the principle is to protect all the glazed areas from the most vertical rays (thus the hottest), so as to limit the greenhouse effect. Another improvement: movement around the boat is more fluid, with the saloon pushed to the end of the bridgedeck and a galley which communicates with the cockpit. And this latter, more often than not with no step, communicates with the saloon on the same level. And in the cabins? We note first of all wider berths, which are often over 1.4m (the normal format of a bed ashore), thanks to more voluminous hulls. Aboard the bigger boats, the beds are often accessible from the side(s). Certain builders, such as Alliaura Marine, have adopted a central ‘spur’, almost a third hull, to house a superb owner’s cabin. Others, like Robinson & Caine manage to fit the berths athwartships. The same thing can be found aboard the Neel trimarans, which use the beams/wings linking the hulls. Huge developments, especially as the now flattering finishing of the accommodation and the level of equipment available aboard are worthy of those we enjoy ashore.

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SAFETY ABOVE ALL! e saw in the first paragraph about the architecture that multihulls are safer and safer, thanks to their large beam and the volume of the upper part of the hulls: it is almost impossible to capsize them – even intentionally! – and digging in a bow in rough seas from astern has also become improbable. Jean-Pierre’s report is edifying: “aboard a Privilège 435, we finished a surf badly and found ourselves beam-on. The wave exploded... For us, inside, it was the end. In the end, we just broke a bulkhead and took on a bit of water through a porthole. These U-shaped hulls guarantee a large margin of safety – the danger limit cannot even be reached whilst cruising. Whilst the older multihulls could bury their bows.” Other notable improvements in case of difficulties: all multihulls now contain enough foam to stop them sinking and have hatches which are accessible from inside, in case of a capsize. Essential to avoid the crew trapped in a hull being asphyxiated.. And the liferafts are accessible, no matter what position the boat is in. All of which means that with modern means of positioning and communication, (Iridium, VHF and beacons), the worst becomes quite frankly improbable, even though at sea, especially offshore, caution is the best advisor !

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THE REINVENTED STEERING POSITION he steering wheel on the coachroof bulkhead still remains: it can be found on many peaceful cruisers, as well as on multihulls designed for speed. There are many advantages: structural simplicity – just a helmsman’s seat, good visibility over the bows and the sail plan, and relatively good protection against bad weather. So what is new? Not much for trimarans. But on the catamarans, the steering positions are now offset and raised! The first ones were at the back of each hull: one wheel or tiller on each side and the job’s done. The formula is attractive to lovers of ‘feel’ at the helm, and pure sailing. But for more family-oriented boats, most often sailing under autopilot, the arrangement is not necessarily convincing, especially as the engine controls and various instruments are not necessarily duplicated... The raised steering position frees up 8 the cockpit, and allows the control lines to be centralised in the best way possible. Often at midheight, it offers a nice seat for two or three people. It is the configuration adopted by most builders for their cruising catamarans under 45 feet. Because in the middle of the 2000s, Lagoon imposed a REAL steering position on the coachroof, just like a wheelhouse. This is not ideal, in terms of windage and weight aloft… But what a pleasure in use! Especially when you can enjoy a vast sunbathing area on top of the bimini. So, are you more ‘tiller and spray’ or ‘wheelhouse’?

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« You can now sail aboard a 50-foot cruising cat which weighs less than 7 tonnes. Unimaginable 30 years ago! »

8 : A tiller, even on a 50-footer, is brilliant (here, an Outremer 49). 9 : Modern cockpits are real living rooms.

PROTECTED, CONVIVIAL COCKPITS efore, there was just a coachroof to shelter you from the wind. The rain and the spray? You had to suffer them, leaning against the bulkhead... It’s hard to sell such a programme to a family! Especially as at the stern, it was hard to get to the dinghy, the quay, and even the turquoise water. So many observations, that motivated the R & D departments and the architects to revise their proposals of the 1970s: large seating areas with a fixed table for conviviality, ‘picture windows’ offering a view to the bows (thanks to the forward coachroof portlights), inclined sugar scoops with steps, and above all protection, thanks to a bimini. Our old multihulls, familiar with tropical latitudes, were already equipped with a canvas convertible Cover – a formula retained by the fastest recent boats, to save weight aloft and minimise windage. The real cruisers have opted for a ‘hard top’. Of course it is heavy and not very graceful, but what comfort for the crew! It was undoubtedly the Nautitech 40, just 10 years ago, which really used the formula for the first time, by integrating an ingenious ‘sunroof’... A dream when cruising with the family in the tropics!

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The editorial team commits itself: Our 20 favourite blue water multihulls…

“Yes, but for you, which one would you choose?” This is the question most frequently put to the Multihulls World journalists, at the boat shows, in e-mails and in calls to the editorial team. So for this first Multihulls World of the year, the team is sticking its neck out! Here we unveil our twenty favourite multihulls for a voyage, as a family or with friends. There is something to suit all manners of cruising ! The best boat to leave in? The one which will take you to discover anchorages like this, of course...


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LIPARI 41 EVOLUTION NEW DESIGN FOR A SAFE BET

CHARTER HAS ITS GOOD SIDE ! A week’s charter in the Bahamas convinced us: this compact catamaran is really well thought out... We were able to crowd eight of us into it, without fighting! Quite fast, thanks to its longitudinally ‘stepped’ hulls and its very streamlined rig, the Sunsail 384, or Moorings 3900, also sails reasonably close to the wind, despite the absence of daggerboards. The helmsman, on a raised steering position to starboard, has the sheets within reach. For the halyards, you have to go to the mast foot. Less friction, fewer fittings, a better working position…it is almost better like this; three cheers for old-fashioned manoeuvres! With 100 examples already sold, the machine has had time to prove itself. Thus the South African builder, Robertson & Caine wasn’t taking too much of a risk when, a year ago, it decided to offer its smallest model in a private owner’s version. The starboard hull is reserved for the owner, with stowage space and a huge bathroom. No change on the bridgedeck: the saloon occupies the whole width, whilst the U-shaped galley and the chart table are fitted either side of the entrance. Due to the lack of a generous floor area – you can’t have everything in a 40-footer – movement around the boat is not easy. But this is the only shortcoming of this very successful Specifications model. Excellent value for money. Builder: Robertson & Caine Material: polyester sandwich Architects: Morelli/Melvin Hull length: 11.43 m Waterline length: 11 m Beam: 6.04 m Draft: 1.04 m Unladen weight: 9.1 t Mainsail area: 41 m² Genoa area: 35 m² Engines: 2 x 21 hp inboard diesels Price: 219,000 euros exc. VAT

LAGOON 380/S2 THE ESSENTIAL FAMILY CAT The smallest Lagoon has become a star. With 650 examples sold in 10 years – a figure which would be flattering even for a little 6m monohull – the 380’s career is continuing. In the under 12m category, it remains THE most comfortable family catamaran, thanks to its incredible volume. Fairly wide hulls, to take one or two double cabins, a bridgedeck perfectly protected from the hottest of the sun’s rays thanks to vertical windows and the coachroof extension, a comfortable saloon, a functional galley, a convivial cockpit...really, in 10 years, nothing better has been built! There’s good reason for the world’s n°1 catamaran builder to prolong this model’s life, whilst its big sisters are replaced after five years’ service… On the water, the 380 is certainly not a speed machine in light weather and only appreciates sailing moderately close to the wind. But once the wind picks up and the sheets are eased a little, our cat comes to life! It is even capable of exceeding 10 knots! During a cruise in Turkey, the speedo showed 12 knots, on a flat sea… Ok, you’re right, we ought to have reduced sail much earlier; full sail with gusts of 25/28 knots is not being very serious. But this is one of the 380’s qualities. It is really very safe for its size, capable of crossing the Atlantic without scaring you, as well as motoring into a lively ‘meltem’. A great Specifications boat, we say! Builder: Lagoon CNB Material: balsa/polyester sandwich Architects: Van Peteghem/Lauriot Prévost Hull length: 11.55 m Waterline length: 11.55 m Beam: 6.53 m Draft: 1.15 m Unladen weight: 5.90 t Mainsail area: 47 m² Genoa area: 30.40 m² Engines: 2 x 18 or 28hp inboard diesels Price: 188,000 euros exc. VAT Second-hand price: from 125,000 euros

In 2009, faithful to the coachroof extension and rounded lines, the Lipari 41 was the first boat with the look which is now common to all the new models. A classic, consensual design, which remains close to that of its predecessor, the Lavezzi 40. But the result is effective and valued by both charter fleets and private individuals. The relatively slim hulls, combined with a voluminous bridgedeck, represent a successful comfort/performance compromise. Capable of average speeds of over 8 knots in a good breeze, our machine performs creditably in light weather. Now boosted by a square-headed mainsail, the 41 even proves to be quite lively in anything over a force 2. Under gennaker, we surprised ourselves by following the gusts, sitting comfortably behind the wheel on a long raised seat, big enough for two or three people. All the control lines are within reach of the helmsman. Just below, the cockpit, 100% dedicated to relaxation, is now sheltered by a rigid bimini – it was a simple canvas one on the Lavezzi. This Joubert / Nivelt design is a really versatile 40-footer. In its four-cabin charter version, it is made to accommodate eight adults for a week’s charter in the sun. With the private owner’s version, all you have to do is fill up with fuel, water, tinned food and fresh fruit and veg, for a nice Atlantic crossing with the family.

Specifications Builder: Fountaine Pajot - Material: glass/polyester sandwich - Architects: Joubert/Nivelt Hull length: 11.95 m - Waterline length: 11.82 m - Beam: 6.73 m - Draft: 1.15 m Unladen weight: 7.60 t - Mainsail area: 56 m² - Genoa area: 33.5 m² - Engines: 2 x 20 hp inboard diesels - Price: 246,537 euros exc. VAT

DAZCAT 1195 A GENUINE RACING BOAT, FOR REGATTAS…AND CRUISING This Dazcat, derived from the 1150, is wonderful! Its racing record is worthy of a highly tuned boat, whilst it is capable of taking you and your family for a wander on the other side of the Atlantic. Moreover the builder has designed accommodation suited to a tropical climate, not that of the Solent... And to deceive, it is fitted with a small, vintage coachroof worthy of the Comanche 32. On the water, obviously, it is nothing like it, apart from the fact that both cats are English. The Dazcat, with its light weight and powerful rig, takes off in the slightest gust, and continues accelerating. Thanks to its daggerboards, it points incredibly well; to windward, it leaves all monohulls of the same size in its wake. Being at the controls of this machine is a delight, especially as its performance in a good breeze and a rough sea is excellent, thanks to a very successful hull design as well as particularly careful weight centering. The selftacking jib allows you to indulge yourself ; don’t hesitate, on the other tack, it’s freeing ! Downwind, the 75m² gennaker will allow you long glissades at over twenty knots. You’ve not fallen for it yet? We have ! Specifications Builder: Multimarine Material: PVC/glass/polyester sandwich Architect: Darren Newton Hull length: 11.99 m Beam: 6.5 m Draft: 0.8/2 m Unladen weight: 4 t Mainsail area: 50 m² Genoa area: 28 m² Engines: 2 x 14 hp inboard diesels Price: by quotation

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CATANA 42 REVISED AND CORRECTED, WE LIKE IT ! Its first presentation, under the patronymic 41, was promising: finally a ‘little’ Catana which revived the pioneering spirit of the 1990s, that of fast, spartan ocean cruising catamarans, no more air conditioning in all cabins, no ‘essential’ washing machine, no all-carbon rig and all the rest! Finally, we were not completely sold on the 41 – the fault of surprising accommodation in the central ‘nacelle’, with a coffee table in front of the entrance, and the galley pushed to the back. With the 42, the Canet en Roussillon based company has corrected this, with a classic arrangement: a real saloon, slightly offset to starboard, a large, forward-facing, U-shaped chart table and galley next to the cockpit. All that’s lacking is a passage from the cockpit to the bridgedeck on the same level… The refit was a winner: the sales followed, as 9 examples were sold in 2011. The square-headed mainsail, backed up by an overlapping genoa and a gennaker, which remains in position, attached to its bowsprit, bring the carefully designed hulls to life. The bows are actually very slim at the waterline, but offer a lot of volume close to the deck, not forgetting a ‘bustle’ below the surface and a nice pair of daggerboards. The 42 sails well on all points of sailing and the steering Specifications position is excellent. What more Builder: Catana could you ask for? Architect: Christophe Barreau Material: vinylester/Twaron® sandwich Hull length: 12.58 m Waterline length: 12.37 m Beam: 6.86 m Draft: 0.8/2.7 m Unladen weight: 8.9 t Mainsail area: 70 m² Genoa area: 40 m² Engines: 2 x 39 hp inboard diesels Price: 372,860 euros exc. VAT

NAUTITECH 44/441/442 THE RIGHT COMPROMISE With 15 models built this year, this Nautitech remains a safe bet. Yet the hull design is now quite old: the Mortain/Mavrikios design is that of the 435, launched in ...1995! Re-launched in 2006 as the 44, this catamaran, appreciated by both charter companies and family crews, was then offered in two versions, the 441 with a single steering position against the coachroof, and the 442, equipped with two steering wheels. Note: the builder delivers as many 441s as 442s… This will therefore be the only dilemma to resolve if you fall for this cat, because the rest holds no unpleasant surprises, the construction is serious and the finishing is carefully carried out. This Nautitech’s success can be summed up in one word: compromise. It is the right size for a voyage, at a fair price; a perfect balance between volume and performance. And in addition, it is really easy to handle, thanks to a well-designed deck plan. Compared to competitors (the Lagoon 450 for instance), it is really lighter ! Yet, without claiming to have the same volume, its bridgedeck offers a nice saloon and a very successful U-shaped galley. In the hulls, there are 3 or 4 cabins and lots of stowage space. Specifications Builder: Nautitech Catamarans - Material: foam/polyester sandwich Architects: Mortain/Mavrikios - Hull length: 13.47 m - Waterline length: 12.20 m Beam: 6.81 m - Draft: 1.2 m - Unladen weight: 9.2 t - Mainsail area: 65 m² Genoa area: 35 m² - Engines: 2 x 40 hp inboard diesels - Price: 400,800 euros exc. VAT Second-hand price: from 300,000 euros

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ORANA 44 IT KEEPS ITS CARDS CLOSE TO ITS CHEST We’ll admit, its silhouette is as classical as they get… But is this not finally a sign of good taste ? Aboard, everything works well, the steering position, big enough for three people, brings together all the control lines; we really liked the ‘sun terrace’ with its adjustable backrests, just behind it. As for the cabins (3 or 4 depending on the model), they are comfortable and provided with lots of stowage space. The owner will appreciate his large format ‘island bed’, accessible from three sides... On the bridgedeck, which is well protected from the sun, there is a saloon with a panoramic view, a forward-facing chart table and a galley next to the cockpit. And under sail? In light weather, The Orana 44 proves to be bit lazy... but is completely different in moderate and especially strong winds, where the Joubert/Nivelt designed boat proves to be particularly comfortable: during our tests, the GPS display even reached 18 knots! Not bad for a cat intended for the charter market or family ocean cruising. A worthy successor to the Venezia 42 (the boat which inaugurated the coachroof extension, in 1992), and the Belize 43! Specifications Builder: Fountaine Pajot Material: glass/polyester sandwich Architects: Joubert/Nivelt Hull length: 13.1 m Waterline length: 12.65 m Beam: 7.35 m Draft: 1.2 m Unladen weight: 9.8 t Mainsail area: 64 m² Genoa area: 45.5 m² Engines: 2 x 30 hp diesel inboards Price: 339,010 euros exc. VAT

OUTREMER 45 THE ‘LIGHT’ GENERATION STILL HAS SOMETHING TO SAY With nearly 50 examples sold since 2000, this is Outremer’s best-seller…and also one of our favourites. The 42 hasn’t managed to eclipse it, despite being clearly more comfortable. The 45 was revised by the builder two years ago with a higher coachroof. The boat is no longer really in the catalogue, but by insisting a bit, we should be able to order one or two... Otherwise, fall back on a second-hand 45: most of them have been remarkably well maintained and equipped, and are ready to set off again to the West Indies or Turkey. Why such success? Without a doubt because the prototype, which shone in the English Transat, proved right from the start that this model was remarkably seaworthy and safe, even in bad weather…but also fast and capable of covering more than 200 miles per day. And although its volume is rationed, it nevertheless offers very acceptable comfort, even for a whole family, embarked for a long voyage. Where the shoe pinches is when we talk about load carrying capacity... The 45 is clearly better than its smaller sisters, the 38, 40 and 43, but its sugar scoops are quickly submerged when loading. (Re)learn to travel light, and you will enjoy an exceptional catamaran! Specifications Builder: Outremer Yachting Material: polyester Architect: Gérard Danson Hull length: 13.70 m Beam: 7.2 m Draft: 0.6/2.25 m Unladen weight: 6.1 t Mainsail area: 73 m² Genoa area: 33 m² Engines: 2 x 28 hp inboard diesels Price: 410,480 euros exc. VAT Second-hand price: from 300,000 €


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LAGOON 450 THE MOST COMFORTABLE OF THE 45-FOOTERS The 450 was launched in September 2010, and already 100 examples have been sold ! An absolute record for a 14-metre catamaran! The worthy descendant of the 440 – which introduced the flybridge on cats under 50 feet - this catamaran impressed the visitors with its volume. Clearly, from this point of view, it crushes its competitors... It could be criticised for its bulky silhouette, combined with an imposing freeboard (to give you an idea, the boom is five metres above the surface of the water). But the Lagoon R & D department and the architects VPLP didn’t limit themselves to gaining a few centimetres everywhere to fit in the large L-shaped saloon, the full-sized beds and the 2.05m bridgedeck headroom... The U-shaped hulls, driven by a very streamlined rig, succeed in giving very honest performance. There is no secret: the 450 weighs three tonnes more than the 440 and the sail area has been increased by 17%. During our test in light weather, we measured nearly 5 knots to windward, in a wind which didn’t get above 7/8 knots. Yes, that’s two knots less than a well-tuned Outremer 49…but nevertheless not so bad, taking into account the comfort level offered. Not to mention the load carrying capacity: here is a boat which is perfect for living aboard. Specifications Builder: Lagoon Material: polyester Architects: Van Peteghem/ Lauriot Prévost Hull length: 13.96 m Waterline length: 13.38 m Beam: 7.84 m - Draft: 1.31 m Unladen weight: 15.5 t Mainsail area: 82.5 m² Genoa area: 51.8 m² Engines: 2 x 40 or 54 hp inboard diesels Price: 359,000 euros exc. VAT

FREYDIS 49 IT GOES LIKE AN AEROPLANE… With this Erik Lerouge design, the discreet builder, Tournier Marine, is offering a very convincing catamaran. A development of the Freydis 46, the 49 is incredibly light – just 7.5 tonnes! Thanks to its very careful construction in sandwich, and its compact bridgedeck, it has the best sail area/weight ratio in its category. The architect has designed two versions of the appendages for this machine. We would choose the daggerboards, so as not to take anything away from the boat’s fabulous potential. However it is true that the keels are attractive for a more ‘knock-about’ use... The rig, with the rotating carbon mast - 9m² of additional sail area – and the square-headed mainsail, is without compromise. Inside, there is a choice. Although the builder and the architect defend tooth and nail their lightweight concept, and the reduced load carrying capacity (just over two tonnes), certain owners have ordered accommodation in solid wood, with high quality finishing. But this adds hundreds of kilos aboard… So, play the game, and sail light aboard this aeroplane ! Specifications Builder: Tournier Marine Material: foam/glass / polyester sandwich Architect: Erik Lerouge Hull length: 14.93 m Waterline length: 14.93 m Beam: 7.8 m Draft: 0.50/2.55 m or 1.10 m Unladen weight: 7.5 t Mainsail area: 86 m² Genoa area: 50 m² Engines: 2 x 40 hp inboard diesels Price: 478,248 euros exc. VAT

5 PRIVILÈGE 51 WE LIKE ITS CENTRAL ‘SPUR’ With its appearance of a luxurious private owner’s catamaran, this 515 keeps its cards close to its chest… Of course, the hulls’ imposing freeboard and the XXL bridgedeck have an effect on the displacement, despite careful construction in PVC/glass/polyester sandwich. 16 tonnes unladen takes some pulling along… Marc Lombard’s design is brilliant, with hulls which are finally narrow at the waterline, but very long, and a powerful, streamlined rig. The 515 can therefore do without its engines from force 2/3 upwards. And in a good breeze, we surprised ourselves by spending some enjoyable time at the helm – which we thought we would be entrusting to the autopilot for the week! The clear, well thought out deck plan allows the boat to be manoeuvred without having to call on muscle power; a family can cope... Inside, the Privilege hand is present everywhere: the joinery is of an exceptional quality and the finishing is impeccable. We like the comfortable, L-shaped saloon; we fell for the big U-shaped galley...and the owner’s cabin! This latter is not nestling in the depths of one of the hulls, next to the engine, but is in the famous central ‘spur’, a real ‘third hull’. Of course this is not necessarily the most comfortable place at sea, but what a pleasure at anchor! Specifications Builder: Alliaura Marine - Material: PVC/glass/polyester sandwich - Architect: Marc Lombard Hull length: 14.8 m - Waterline length: 14.63 m - Beam: 7.96 m - Draft: 1.57 m Unladen weight: 16 t - Mainsail area: 88 m² - Genoa area: 53 m² - Engines: 2 x 55 hp inboard diesels - Price: 840,000 euros exc. VAT

OUTREMER 49 THE CAT WE WERE WAITING FOR! The La Grande Motte-based builder has accustomed us to its fast, light, spartan boats. Exciting machines to helm, certainly, but not very suitable for load carrying… And nowadays, it is hard for crews leaving for a long voyage to set off without a minimum level of comfort... The new managers have understood: they called on Christophe Barreau to design a very fast catamaran, with enough volume to take more than two tonnes of payload. Narrower, and above all much lighter (thanks to sandwich construction and a compact bridgedeck) than its competitors of the same size, the Outremer didn’t disappoint us on the water. Sitting comfortably in the bucket seats, the carbon tiller is within easy reach (steering wheels also available). We had fun positioning the bows so the boat would surf a bit earlier. The speedo is there to confirm the excellent impressions: the boat easily exceeds 20 knots, and averages of over 10 knots are commonplace. Inside, there is no step to reach the saloon, the galley is against the cockpit and there is an L-shaped chart table, but the volume is more like that of a 45-footer – you can’t have everything. The hulls house from two to four nice cabins. A success: this year the builder has only produced 49s – about ten of them. We await the 5X!

Specifications Builder: Outremer Yachting - Material: PVC/glass /polyester sandwich - Architects: Barreau/Neuman - Hull length: 14.98 m - Waterline length: 14.90 m - Beam: 7.45 m Draft: 0.9/2.35 m - Unladen weight: 9.5 t - Mainsail area: 92.5 m² - Genoa area: 40 m² Engines: 2 x 39 hp inboard diesels - Price: 558,745 euros exc. VAT

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CATANA 50

DEAN 5000 A REVOLUTIONARY ‘À LA CARTE’ DESIGN ! With its imposing gantry, which takes the forces of the rigid bimini, and its four almost-vertical portlights, the Dean 5000, unveiled at the 2010 Grand Pavois, has its own personality. You either like it, or you don’t… The fact remains that the builder has not skimped on comfort, with very cosy accommodation…which can be customised, according to your wishes. Apart from the structural bulkheads, everything aboard can be moved. 4 or 6 cabins, a U-shaped galley or a central ‘island’, the choice is yours. The deck plan, beneath its avant-garde outward appearance, adopts convincing options, such as the raised steering position and the self-tacking jib, supported by a big, all-purpose genoa. The two sails remain in position, ready for use. The moulds have been designed to take six solar panels. The vertical ‘windows’ are protected from the sun by the coachroof extension. As for the cockpit, perfectly protected from the sun and the weather, its seats occupy the whole available width, giving the impression of being aboard a much bigger catamaran. For greater strength and ease of repair, the hull below the waterline is in monolithic glass/epoxy, whilst the rest of the boat is built in a balsa/epoxy sandwich. Specifications Builder: Dean Catamarans Material: glass/epoxy and balsa/glass/epoxy sandwich Architect: Dean Catamarans R & D department Hull length: 15.2 m Waterline length: 14.7 m Beam: 8 m - Draft: 1.3 m Unladen weight: 14 t Mainsail area: 95 m² Genoa area: 45 m² Engines: 2 x 55 hp inboard diesels Price: 563,000 euros exc. VAT

NEEL 50 THE MOST INNOVATIVE TRIMARAN Forget all your references… This trimaran is not like anything known: Eric Bruneel, a multihull specialist for more than 20 years now, had the incredible idea of grafting an extra-wide platform onto three hulls. Until then, only the central hull of a trimaran was fitted out. Here, liveability is comparable to that of the most comfortable catamarans of the same size…and as for performance, the difference is obvious! The Joubert/Nivelt designed trimaran is capable of 7 knots to windward in just 6 knots of wind, at almost 45° to the true wind. Here is a 50-foot cruising multihull which can carry out ocean crossings at an average of over 10 knots – a dream! Another radical innovation: the control lines – with the exception of the jib sheets – return to the interior, along the mast support strut! Here we were not convinced… On the other hand, we were very keen on the accommodation: the liveable area reaches 65m², the two lateral cabins offer nearly 10m², the saloon can accommodate more than 10 people, the ‘central island’ galley is a must – we want the same at home. The only objection: the price of this one-off is high. We are looking forward to sailing aboard the 45, which has just been launched, during ‘Le Nautic’: the little sister, advertised at 444,816 euros exc. VAT, is much better positioned compared to its competitors.

Specifications Builder: Neel Trimarans - Material: foam/PVC sandwich - Architects: Joubert/Nivelt Hull length: 15.24 m - Waterline length: 15 m - Beam: 11.2 m - Draft: 1.1 m Unladen weight: 10 t - Mainsail area: 110 m² - Genoa area: 70 m² - Engine: 75 hp inboard diesel - Price: 789,000 euros exc. VAT

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NEW LIGHTENED – AND SOON, LENGTHENED – VERSION, FOR MORE SPEED The builder launched this model in 2007, after a huge survey of the make’s owners. The aim therefore was to offer…the ideal ocean cruising catamaran, no less! The large, very bright bridgedeck houses a huge Lshaped saloon, offset to starboard, a genuine forward-facing desk/chart table, and a superb U-shaped galley just next to the cockpit. In the hulls, the cabins are very comfortable. In short, the accommodation is faultless, especially as a lot of care has been taken with the finishing. The same goes for the deck plan, which is fluid and well thought out for short-handed manoeuvres. With its imposing sail plan and its daggerboards, the Catana also has everything it needs to be able to shine on the water. But weighed down by over-abundant equipment and a construction which is not sufficiently high tech, the Catana 50 will disappoint fans of the company’s good old models, which are light and fast – and also more affordable. The builder has improved things a little. The new construction methods and numerous elements which are now available as options have allowed the weight to be cut by more than 4 tonnes. We now find a fast, lively catamaran, even in light weather...whilst awaiting the coming 55: with its hulls lengthened by almost two metres, we should then be close to perfection! Specifications Builder: Catana Material: PVC/polyester sandwich Architect: Christophe Barreau Hull length: 15.23 m Waterline length: 14.84 m Beam: 7.94 m Draft: 1.2/2.95 m Unladen weight: 13.7 t Windward sail area: 139 m² Engines: 2 x 55 hp inboard diesels Price: 858,870 euros exc. VAT

MATTIA 52 THE ITALIAN ROCKET Longer, to give the liveability of a 45-footer, and built using infusion, to gain two tonnes compared to traditional construction, the Mattia 52 has chosen its orientation, that of long trips, flat out. Presented at the last Cannes and Genoa Boat Shows, it made our mouths water, with its tall hulls, slimmed at the waterline by an imposing longitudinal step, its coachroof, designed like the hard top of a top of the range convertible, and its inverted bows. Not to mention the big curved daggerboards, which come directly from the latest ocean racing developments and generate a foil effect, thus increasing speed... Let’s talk about performance: the builder advertises long passages at 10/12 knots and top speeds of over 20… Yet the machine is not an uncontrollable monster reserved for an experienced crew: there is a perfectly clear view from the steering positions, and the self-tacking jib obviously simplifies manoeuvres. Inside, the accommodation is very contemporary: the builder can design a more classic atmosphere. Another possibility, for those who want to go even faster, is to choose the more spartan, lighter, Sport version – weighing just 10 tons… Specifications Builder: Mattia S. R. L. Architect: Enrico Contreas Overall length: 15.80 m Beam: 7.50 m Unladen weight: 12,500 kg Draft: 1 to 2.50 m Sail area: 185 m² Engines: 2 x 39 hp Price: 810,000 euros exc. VAT


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TS 52.8 CHRISTOPHE, WILL YOU LEND US YOUR CAT? Unveiled at the Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte, the TS 52.8 is not really a new boat: it appeared 6 years ago, under the name TS 50, and it was Francis Joyon who bought the first example... We understand; the machine is designed to sail faster than the wind, cover 400 miles in 24h and record top speeds of 30 knots. The 52.8, tamed very slightly by successful accommodation (just three cabins and completely empty bows), is meant to be more attractive to the ‘general public’. The cockpit and the sugar scoops take advantage of the longer hulls. Of course the boat retains sandwich construction to remain within a weight specification of less than 8 tonnes, and uses a lot of carbon: it can be found (optionally) in the mast, boom and crossbeams. Also in carbon, the forward ‘cross’ can take the load of the three foresails, which can remain in position. The very bright finishing, the watchkeeping berths on the bridgedeck and the rounded floor covering the bottom of the bridgedeck convinced us. A real private owner’s catamaran, with meticulous attention paid to the slightest detail… Not really surprising when you learn that this model is the one its architect, Christophe Barreau has had built for himself. Say, Christophe, will you lend us it? Specifications Builder: XL Catamarans Material: sandwich and carbon Architect: Christophe Barreau Hull length: 16.1 m Beam: 6.9 m Draft: 1.20/2.8 m Unladen weight: 6.9 t Mainsail area: 82 m² Genoa area: 52 m² Engines: 2 x 40 hp inboard diesels Price: 754,000 euros exc. VAT

SWISS S2C 55

NAUTITECH 542 THE RIGHT COMPROMISE Nautitech’s flagship made a good impression at Cannes. Slim hulls, designed by Marc Lombard, innovative coachroof design...and attractive; the 542 is full of promise. On the water, the good impression is confirmed. This big cat is easily capable of averages over 10 knots, and the remarkably well-designed deck plan allows a family crew to get the best out of it without scaring themselves. The only criticism: the coachroof is not easily accessible, as it lacks a step or a handrail. We also appreciated the possibility of choosing one or two steering positions, and the clever rainwater recovery system fitted to the coachroof. These are not really new features; we have already seen this on the Nautitech 441/442. The real innovation? It is well hidden below the surface... The keels are now designed to act as a ‘weak link’– with no damage to the hulls – in case of violent grounding on rocks or coral. A characteristic which is equally reassuring in the case of a crash into a container or a lump of wood... But we really fell for this boat when we visited the accommodation: a very well-lit bridgedeck, nice finishing, comfortable berths which can be adjusted according to the owner’s wishes – the 542 successfully plays the up-market card. Specifications Builder: Nautitech Catamarans - Material: foam/polyester sandwich - Architect: Marc Lombard Hull length: 16.3 m - Waterline length: 16.24 m - Beam: 8.55 m - Draft: 1.5 or 1.7 m Unladen weight : 15.5 t - Mainsail area : 99 m² - Genoa area: 44 m² Engines: 2 x 75 hp inboard diesels - Price: 798,490 euros exc. VAT

SUNREEF 70 POWER EXPEDITION

BLUE WATER CRUISER, SWISS AND IN A HURRY – WE LIKE IT! The story begins rather well: that of a Switch 55 owner who wanted to develop his own catamaran. You can only pick up good habits on such a successful model… Especially when you are supported by an architect as well-known as Sebastien Schmidt – the man who designed the Decision 35! Presented at the Cannes Boat Show in 2009, the S2C 55 was launched at the end of 2008 in Turkey. So it was just over two years ago that we were able to discover this big catamaran, well thought out for ocean cruising. Light and well-canvassed, it is particularly fast. The rig sets the tone: carbon mast and boom, Kevlar rigging, square-headed mainsail – this Swiss boat does not intend to let much get away from it. All the control lines return to electric winches at the steering positions. The cockpit is attractive; it is on the same level as the bridgedeck. Here we discover, in addition to the nice panoramic view, the essential saloon, chart table and galley. The finishing, cloths or wood, are at the customer’s request... And in the hulls, you can have what you want. A very successful ocean cruising support, attractive under sail, which can be customised as you wish: we love it ! Specifications Builder: Swiss Catamaran Concept Material: epoxy/carbon sandwich Architect: Sebastien Schmidt Hull length: 17 m Waterline length: 17 m Beam: 7.65 m Draft: 1.1 m Unladen weight: 14 t Mainsail area: 90 m² Genoa area: 75 m² Engines: 2 x 75 hp inboard diesels Price: 1,250,000 euros exc. VAT

STUDIED AND VALIDATED BY LAURENT BOURGNON Laurent Bourgnon wanted to set off round the world with his family, and also wanted to perfect an ‘economical’ motor catamaran. There was no question of imposing sail on his wife, who is not really a sailor. The Santorini trawler, designed by Joubert/Nivelt, appealed to him…but he wanted more comfort and more volume. At first, few builders paid any attention to him, apart from the Polish builder, Sunreef – the champion is a close friend of the company’s founder. A long, patient study then began: it was not so easy to produce an Expedition version from a unique platform, capable of appealing to the most demanding owners, who wanted luxurious accommodation, engines two or three times more powerful, and hulls compact enough to be able to slip into most harbours… Laurent adopted bulbed bows and above all, long aft extensions, to increase the waterline length and reduce pitching. At the stern, between the lengthened hulls, the dinghies have a real miniature harbour! Thanks to frugal engines – two 370 hp Volvos – Jambo consumes one to two litres per mile at 10/12 knots, giving a range of 10,000 miles ! As for the accommodation and the deck plan, they are particularly appealing – a real floating home.

Specifications Builder: Sunreef Yachts - Architects: Sunreef Design - Material: foam/glass/epoxy sandwich - Hull length: 25 m - Beam: 9.3 m - Draft: 1.50 m - Displacement: 40,000 kg Engines: 2 x 370 hp - Fuel: 2 x 8,000 l - Price: from 1,800,000 euros exc. VAT

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OCEAN CRUISING

Kangaroo and the ocean cruising virus

They had decided to leave for a year around the Atlantic. Muriel, Hervé and their children finally sailed half way round the world in three years. They had only just returned ashore, when Muriel sent us the story of this family adventure... By Muriel ANDREY FAVRE Daily life had quickly taken priority with the return to school, and Hervé found himself on the pontoons of La Rochelle’s Grand Pavois on his own. Three years ago, we were there! Our boat, the Fusion 40 KANGAROO, exhibited at the show, was not really finished, and the countdown was under way. It was stressful...we absolutely had to be ready, so as not to miss the last good weather windows of the season, and finally leave to enjoy our year around the Atlantic. Our children, Robin and Julie, then aged 8 and 10, spent their afternoons champing at the bit in the fabulous municipal library, whilst we got on with finishing the boat as quickly as possible. My sailor husband was nostalgic, remembering the departure,

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whilst looking at the new boats exhibited. And with that new desire deep down inside him: to set off again one day, for even more extreme horizons. Moreover, he came back home with lots of catalogues. A big voyage takes a lot of time before becoming reality, so why not start dreaming straight away? Yet it was time to take stock. A compulsory exercise which we have become quite used to since our return. So it is with great pleasure that we reveal a few of our answers here...

THE PROGRAMME AND ITS SURPRISES Our voyage was to last for a year, from September 2008 to summer 2009. Our project was the

classic Atlantic circuit. The desire came without warning. After the Canaries, the extensive visit to Cape Verde and our first Atlantic crossing (for the children and me), the question was put on the table. Why return, when the financial crisis was at its height in Europe, and we were living happily with modest means? A family meeting was thus held in secret in the Caribbean. The crew voted unanimously to continue the voyage, for a maximum period of 2 years, at the explicit request of Julie (she is still regretting it!). The initial itinerary was, on the other hand, maintained, as with a fast boat, the distances didn’t worry us. After the arc of the West Indies, we therefore headed for the Dominican Republic, Cuba, then the Bermudas and the Azores. We then pointed our bows towards Morocco, where we had been invited to a wedding celebration. Kangaroo thus remained in Rabat

marina for a month, and we returned home in September 2009 to take care of some administrative questions: finding new tenants, filling in tax declarations, and stocking up with books! We then found ourselves in another dimension. With no ‘compulsory’ programme, we followed our wishes, according to our encounters and the weather. We called in on the Canaries to buy


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some ‘jamon’, kite surfed in the dunes at Dakhla, spent two months in Senegal relaxing on the rivers... Our third Atlantic crossing then took us to French Guiana. And after some intense weeks shared with boat-friends that year around the Orinoco, Trinidad and Tobago, our routes separated...some of them left for the north, and we followed the sun. The Venezuelan islands, San Blas, Panama. The gates opened onto the Pacific. The unimaginable was becoming reality. Another part of the world was stretching out its arms to us. But there were too many choices and too little time. The months were passing quickly, much more quickly than you would think. The Galapagos, of course, then the Marquesas, Tuamotus and the Society Islands. Then we had to make a decision concerning the final destination. Because at the end of the dream was the essential sale of the boat (unless we opted for charter, which is without a doubt less stressful on this precise point). And so we naturally set a course for Australia...passing via Suvarow, the Tongas, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Finally, it was perhaps not by chance that we had called our boat Kangaroo!

THE BOAT With our nautical experience, we were quite demanding. Hervé was a racer – he had two Mini-

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Transats under his belt and a season in a Figaro, before turning towards multihulls – whilst I had always been attracted by cruising and voyages. The ‘impossible’ project was therefore launched, with the essential principle of finding a light boat which corresponded to our budget and our wishes, which could be summed up as follows : a multihull for the space, daggerboards for better windward performance, two steering positions for pleasure at the helm and visibility, a light boat, well-canvassed, to sail fast and with pleasure in light weather. The concept of the Fusion 40 thus suited us perfectly, as we had the space, and the possibility of fitting out the boat as we pleased – as simply and as lightweight as possible. The day it was launched, Kangaroo was weighed at 4.5 tonnes, without the mast. The quality of the finishing was not the most important thing for us, even though it is a quite important point for the resale. At St-Martin, we added a wind generator, to support our 320 watt solar installation. With this, we no longer had to run the engines at anchor. In three years, they only ran for 500 hours ! The starboard hull was the children’s domain. To port, the aft guest cabin was also the one we used most for sleeping when under way. Just two heads, fortunately! There was already enough to clean and repair as it was! Moreover, the most used shower was the exterior one. Our favourite sail was without a doubt the gennaker – easy to handle and versatile; essential, in our opinion. The spinnaker was used less than we had planned, as was the snuffer, which we put away after the first passages... And we also often sailed without a mainsail from the second year onwards. This was unthinkable for Hervé, but in use, it proved to be very effective with the wind dead aft, and allowed us to protect our mainsail from UV rays! On the other hand, forget the myth of downwind sailing...because we sailed to windward much more than we would have liked to, both in the West Indies and in the Pacific.

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3 days, it is quite easy to avoid finding yourself in situations which are too difficult. And for this you have to learn to adapt, to leave at the right moment and not plan a fixed arrival date, which risks taking away your pleasure of being at sea. Our maximum speed happened during a gale on our first crossing, as we approached Madeira. We reached a top speed of 19.6 knots! It was quite stressful, as we weren’t completely familiar with our boat’s handling. But what a pleasure... As for adrenalin, we gave ourselves a big fright at the entrance to the Casamance, the following year. That day, the ocean had decided to stir up some very big waves, which were breaking in the pass. I had to hang on tight to the wheel when the waves picked up Kangaroo by the stern. A longer boat would without a doubt have been welcome, but when talking about bigger boats, you have to think about the extra expense which follows. The pilot charts had been studied

1 : Kangaroo, Muriel and Hervé’s Fusion 40 left for a ‘simple’ oneyear Atlantic circuit. They finally sailed for 3 years all over the world ! 2 : From Africa to the Caribbean, and of course in the Pacific, the encounters were the most intense moments of the voyage. 3 : Kangaroo’s painting in the Azores, before the second departure. Traditions also have a good side !

carefully to choose the second part of our trip. This is why, after the Carnival and scrub off in Trinidad, we decided to head quickly to Panama...so we could then enjoy the Pacific! In New Caledonia, we waited a long time for the right weather window to reach Lord Howe, the most southerly coral island in the world, situated to the east of Australia. Tired of waiting, we left in a dying 25 knots of wind, with a sea which was still rough. A wave bigger than the rest hit the side of the boat after a day’s sailing, and broke the portlight into pieces. We had to alter our course and sail downwind so as

THE FIGURES Do you like to keep to a budget and note each expenditure? And there are some bills we hope to just forget! Yet money is more than necessary for such a beautiful adventure. Our monthly budget was 2,300 euros, which included excursions, car hire and repairs (day to day boat maintenance). For the Atlantic circuit the first year: 136 days sailing out of a total of 286, which gives us 47% of sailing days for about 13,000 miles. For the second part, 17,000 miles in 160 days for 600 days in total, giving 26% of the time. Our 6 months in Australia certainly reduced our average… 21 weeks with friends/family aboard, including one family which only stayed for one night, they were so seasick! It’s better to test them first, because it can then modify the programme of visits considerably, as well as the holiday budget, which will have the hotel in addition! There are also those who want more and never tire of coming back... We understand them! The sea becomes addictive over time… In fact, when are we leaving again ?

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OCEAN CRUISING game of cards after sunset . The important thing for the Atlantic crossings is to have enough to cook some nice little dishes, and not to forget a large quantity of books! We read more than 200 in three years…as we hadn’t exchanged more...

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STOPOVERS Leaving for just one year, the temptation to go to the West Indies is too strong. Yet in the end, it was not our favourite. All those tourists and charter boats which are inevitably not on the same wavelength as the ocean cruisers. To enjoy the change of scene more fully, you must dare to get off the beaten track, an exercise which is made more difficult by the planned arrival of visitors, who tend to land in the crowded islands on dates fixed in advance. Yet nothing is more pre-

cious in life than these timeless moments shared on a sailing boat with family and friends. You therefore have to juggle with these demands, and it’s not always easy. The first year, our favourite stopovers were the following : - Cape Verde, for its islands which are so different, and walks to take your breath away. - Dominica, which fortunately cannot be summed up by the stopover in Portsmouth, run by locals who take cruisers for dollar dispensers.

- The Azores in bloom.

« A family meeting was thus held in secret in the Caribbean. The crew voted unanimously to continue the voyage.. »

- The stopovers at Montserrat and Saba.

Then of course, the San Blas, then the whole of the Pacific. If we were doing it again, we would moreover head directly there! There is enough there for several years’ exploration…

- The Dominican Republic.

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- Cuba and its timeless charm.

As an anecdote, I also want to tell you about our third ‘Atlantic’ departure. We had just put our family on the bus after they had spent the Christmas holidays with us in Dakar and the Casamance. The idea was to return to the Sine Saloum for a few days. But when we returned to the boat, we realised we didn’t really want to stay in Senegal. It was time to turn the page. So after doing our shopping in the local market, and checking the weather forecast on the internet (quite an undertaking, given where we were), we set off for our third crossing. Nothing is more natural when you are as free as the air! Hence the impor-

Quite often, the crossing is what fascinates non sailors, and also frightens them. I have always dreamt of it. I therefore described the crossings as a timeless moment. Surprising. Once you have settled into a routine, you no longer see the days passing. To those who fear taking their children, I quote a sentence from my daughter, Julie, who, a day before our arrival in Martinique said “What? We’re arriving already?” She was only 8 at the time, and we only had books aboard. No playstation or similar games; the iPod Touch didn’t arrive until the second year! We had a wide choice of board games, but in the end, there is nothing better than a family

tance of good communication between the crew members. Listening to the wants and needs of everyone and defining a programme together allows many conflicts to be avoided. As for the crossings, they also allow you to take stock of the places you have visited. They are a welcome ‘waiting time’, before attacking the next part of the voyage, immersing yourself in new customs and new ways of life. This also allows you to digest everything, and not confuse things. A lesson in life, where we learnt to look at the environment differently, by creating and managing our own energy (solar, wind or fossil), fresh water, and food (with a possible contribution from fishing and growing shoots). It is also the time to learn to live timelessly. Magic moments


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« With no ‘compulsory’ programme, we followed our wishes, according to our encounters and the weather. » tant subjects and juggled in this way. For the second year, we decided to enrol them for the CNED. We found the lessons very comprehensive, but added our local particularities. On the other hand, we found the dispatch system too rigid for sailors. A lot of parents have to modify their cruising itinerary to receive books, send the tests in time, etc. Why have this constraint on your back, when you have chosen freedom? We therefore very quickly decided to do as we wished, by freeing ourselves

from the system and only taking from it what suited us. The only disadvantage was that we had to correct all the tests ourselves...which however allowed us to get our old neurones working again. When we returned, our children were tested, to return to school, as if they had come from a foreign system. Our mission had been successful, as they succeeded in staying a year ahead. The re-adaptation phase is taking place now, and everything seems to be fine.

6 spent alone, at night, scanning the sea and the stars. Precious moments where we learn to know ourselves, with no possibility of escape. The chance also to grow up peacefully in the company of your parents, and to take on your first responsibilities, as the children also stood their watches, from 8pm to 10pm for Robin, and the morning for Julie (7am to 9am). There was just one rule aboard Kangaroo in those moments: to have the Wavefinder beacon (a man overboard location system) around your waist. The most tiring passage remains incontestably the crossing to the Galapagos : 9 whole days being shaken up, sailing close-hauled, when we were forbidden to turn on the computer, for fear of

damaging the hard disc! We didn’t use the engines at all for this passage, as the wind generator was working flat out and supplying all the energy necessary for the autopilot and the instruments. Hervé then went to a great deal of trouble to make life more pleasant, by organising daily treasure hunts aboard ! And he was superb disguised as Neptune for the rite of passage at the equator…

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THE CHILDREN During the first circuit, our children were in the 4th and 6th year of Swiss primary education, which correspond to the 5th and 6th grades. Because there is no correspondence system in Switzerland, we had collected some books on the most impor-

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4 : Getting off the beaten track ; the best way to enjoy the voyage to the full. 5 : Going up the Orinoco, and more encounters and exchanges… 6 : Aboard Kangaroo, everyone stands their watch, even Julie, the youngest... 7 : Cuba, one of the family’s best memories in the West Indies, for its old-fashioned charm... 8 : Fishing was not always easy aboard the catamaran, even though a little shark took the bait… 9 : Panama : the gate opens onto the Pacific, and a new adventure…

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OCEAN CRUISING It would have been tempting to continue living in that way, but we found that for our 13 year old son, it was the right moment to return. We didn’t want him to miss out on his socialisation. Teaching is one of the facets of the voyage which gave us a lot of pleasure and pride. School is also a good thing when it’s a question of occupying the children aboard. It took place every morning, unless the sailing was not easy (closehauled, for example), visits ashore were planned or when friends had come to stay with us on holiday. This also allowed the parents to have some time to do their own chores, cleaning, maintenance and repairs! This is one of the ocean voyager’s well-kept secrets! The TO DO list is never far away…

more personal subjects, via the satellite phone. Those messages brought us closer together. And ironically, we received more news when we were cruising than we get now, when everything is back to normal ! That’s modern life. I very much enjoyed taking the time to write - www.favrenmer.ch -, finding interesting subjects, whilst keeping in mind the need to remain concise! Many cruisers quickly abandon this exercise, which is an additional constraint. The blog also allowed us to have some nice encounters, even virtual ones ! We have just printed it

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manufacture a superb removable plaster, and the rascal was excused writing for the crossing! Of course there were other incidents over the three years, and there is no point in making a list for you.

« No engine at anchor. In three years, they only ran for 500 hours! »

THE BLOG Keeping a blog of the voyage is not easy. Moreover it was nothing like the e-mails we exchanged with our nearest and dearest, on

out so we can leaf through it more easily. What a surprise to see it turned into two big telephone directory-sized books on the dining room table! This mass is like a real proof of the dream we made come true, and it will without a doubt serve as the basis for a future project!!

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On a boat, you have to manage your energy, your stocks of fresh water and diesel, feed yourself with the food you have aboard, fish, learn to exchange, lend and receive a helping hand, appreciate things, such as a restaurant, an ice cube in a cold drink (we have a fridge, but no freezer), or a sunset, use the computer sparingly ...with a plus point for the iPad, which consumes so much less... You have to live from day to day, and make meals with what is left aboard. In certain corners of the planet, there is so much waste and pollution it made us cry. Then the return was a shock. There is so much of everything, and so much waste all around us! There is no doubt that, unlike our neighbours, we are ready for degrowth. Moreover it is time that everyone showed an interest in it. Robin, for example, was very shocked in the Orinoco, when he discovered that President Chavez was distributing televisions, whilst the Indians didn’t have electricity, a network or walls in their huts. All this to obtain extra votes. What is the world coming to ?

to do was throw out a line to have something to eat; the seabed where a few fish remain, such as off Morocco, is raked by the factory ships which work day and night, throwing back into the sea everything which has no great market value. Now we are back, we are trying with conviction to make people we meet aware of a more sustainable way of managing our resources. Because it really is possible – and necessary – to consume less, more efficiently, whilst retaining a good level of comfort and preserving our planet for the future generations.

HEALTH AND SAFETY What do you do when you are a long way from a hospital? In Senegal, Hervé was a victim of Dengue. It hit him suddenly, whilst we were at sea. A 40° fever. He couldn’t remain standing up. A team of doctors from Voiles sans Frontières was in the vicinity. They allowed us to avoid the worst (I gave him the wrong medicine, NEVER give aspirin in this case) and gave him a test for malaria, which was negative. We then returned, reassured, to Dakar, where Hervé dragged himself from his bed to the hammock and vice versa for three weeks. He had to be very patient before he got all his strength back ! Another example: Julie’s very bad fall from her bike at Isabela, in the Galapagos. No doctors on the island… But in the anchorage, there was! They were thus able to

What is clear is that during a voyage of this kind, we take the risk of finding ourselves off the beaten track, and far from any assistance. But in town there are also risks, perhaps even more. A final anecdote... How many times do we repeat that you must always keep one hand to hold on to the boat! Whilst filling a bucket with water to wash the cockpit, one day on the Orinoco, Julie fell overboard. We were motoring, and all we had to do was turn back to pick her up. But an accident is always possible. There is no miracle recipe for avoiding them. As for safety, you must of course take precautions. The place that marked us most was incontestably Colon, just before the passage through the Panama Canal. Armed men everywhere in the town; the passers-by each time put us back on the right road, and strongly advised us to remain on the few central streets. The front page of the newspaper every morning reported the murders of the previous day… Understanding where you are and dressing or behaving accordingly, adapting, not being afraid because that is something that can be felt. Always the same advice…

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We were therefore suspicious. And everything is a question of organisation. We thus arrived in Australia in December 2010, to avoid the hurricane season in the Pacific. After a fantastic stay in Sydney, the preparations for Christmas, the New Year fireworks and the Sydney-Hobart race for Hervé, we set off for an adventure, this time by road, on this enormous island-continent. After 30,000 miles under sail, we continued with 13,000km by car in two months! Our nautical experience certainly helped us to live for so long in so little space! The children slept inside the car, whilst we had a tent which opened up for the night on the roof of our Toyota! In the boot there was a mini-fridge and a two burner gas stove. A

The encounters also create dramas, because there is always the moment of separation. Even the parents can suffer from this. Fortunately, with modern means, it is easier to keep in touch. Another facet we are discovering now, is the solidarity which is created when you return. Like a support centre for a relatively painless landing, a place where you can talk about what you have experienced. Because you mustn’t think that after a voyage of this kind, you will return as a hero. After the few general questions, such as: ‘How long were you away for? Was it good?’ you are into the routine again and are considered to be back in the mould. Hard to swallow.

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school bag and the equivalent of a shopping bag in the form of a cube each for our clothes and personal belongings. Thus prepared, we were the kings of the world... The organisation of the last haulout to renovate Kangaroo with a view to its sale, the search for competent brokers, sending CVs, interviews via Skype which materialised for each of us - little by little, our new life was taking shape as we got closer to Brisbane. Nothing is more motivating than returning with the knowledge that each member of the family now has new aims: work, training, projects. A plus for the return. Because we have changed, undeniably, and those who stayed don’t necessarily notice. Our capacity to adapt will again have to prove itself.

10 : Another ocean, different scenery, with the sumptuous Galapagos. 11 : This sea lion in the Galapagos liked Kangaroo’s sugar scoops… 12 : Kangaroo at anchor in the Baie des Vierges at Fatu Hiva : magic ! 13 : Sydney, the end of the voyage for Kangaroo, and the return to the source for this Australian catamaran. The circle is complete! 14 : Kangaroo, even further away, towards the aim of the voyage… 15 : On Suvarow, the catamaran’s crew wanted to rediscover the tracks of Tom Neale, who lived there as a hermit for many years. Impressive! 16 : After having covered 30,000 miles in the catamaran to reach Australia, the family embarked for 13,000 km in a car to visit the island-continent in two months...


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MULTIHULL PASSION: 12 YEARS’ DEVELOPMENT OF THE OUTREMER 40/43' From their appearance a long time ago, in the confines of the Western Pacific, to the contemporary rockets on the Jules Verne, multihulls have accompanied the destiny of determined, innovative men. The call of the high seas and speed on the water exert very strange fascinations! The step taken by the owner of this Outremer 40/43’ is closer to the realities of most amateurs, however one particularity distinguishes it! After 10 seasons of cruising, he chose to convert his fast catamaran to satisfy a much more demanding ambition for performance. The reflection and the result deserve to be shared. By Philippe Echelle - Photos: DR QUICK PORTRAIT OF A FANATIC After having worn out the seat of his oilies on a Corneel 26 and a Louisiane, Willy was part of the crew of the trimaran FAIRE FACE (Briand/Pinta 53') which won the ‘Transat des Alizés’ in

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1995. The whole of this experience led him directly into Gérard Danson’s office in 1998, to customise the specifications of a quite special 40/43’! (Did I mention that our ‘multi-Ulysses’ is paraplegic?). Once equipped with a Profurl roller boom and a

mast lengthened by a metre to compensate for the loss of roach, the sports coupé from the make with the blue stripes was launched. The coaming between the cockpit and the saloon was removed, the accommodation in the port hull was adapted

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AIM: 20 KNOTS IN A WHEELCHAIR! Everyone knows that in multihulls, the heaviest tonne is the last one…and that at a certain moment in the construction, the weight specification has

copy in carbon sandwich and spend 400,000 euros...unthinkable! Willy loved his boat, and didn’t have this sum. After working on the idea for a year, the conclusion became obvious: try to optimise the basis and above all the sail plan, without unbalancing the whole thing, to continue to enjoy the versatility of the 40/43’ by injecting additional horsepower and torque.

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Not all multihulls lend themselves to this step and it is advisable to surround yourself with skills, to succeed in this kind of challenge, yet there have been lots of successful attempts, (WALLY WALLOU/Outremer 45', CREPES WHAOU I/ Pollen 50' trimaran, GIFI/Freydis 50'…)…and lots of rejected transplants as well! The intellectual approach is dictated by common sense. It consists of trying to reduce and re-centre the weights furthest from the centre of gravity, and then optimising all the hydro and aero components (appendages and rig) and making them more reliable! But let’s leave the talking to Willy:

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MW: Can you sum up the technical process? Willy : The conversion was based around a rotating, chimney-type Technicarbone mast (built using rolled fibres to reduce the cost). The decision to use a tube with no spreaders increased the scantlings a little and the weight; the weight gains are therefore concentrated mainly on the boom (-20kg) and the textile rig (-90kg). To push the coherence of the project a bit further, we chose to replace the compression box and the forward crossbeam by elements in carbon (-130kg). Moving the chain and the windlass to the central crossbeam and finally the removal of a daggerboard

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the self-tacking jib (D4) to windward in light weather. A gennaker completes the wardrobe for more ‘open’ points of sailing. This diversification offers real possibilities for reacting in light and moderate weather, without spoiling the ease of use in strong winds under jib (Facnor notched wheel furler) and reefed mainsail.

MW: What is your assessment of your Outremer 43 ‘Evolution’? Willy : My expectations of improved performance have been met, the aesthetic result is obvious! The boat cuts through the waves better, it is lively from 5 knots of wind; I have found the excitement of a sporty multihull again, and better reactivity to trimming. The only down side is that the automatic reefing system is not very efficient, due to the lengths of the lines; the cars on ‘points’ reduce the stacking height as I wanted for my lady sailor, but slow down the speed of furling.

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MW: What was your approach for the sails? Willy : Bernard Mallaret from Delta Voiles, who had looked after perfecting the previous mainsail (which rolled into the boom) made a nice square-headed mainsail in D4; I kept my all or nothing genoa to compensate for the moderate performance of

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Designer: Gérard Danson Builder: Atelier Outremer Length: 13.20m Beam: 6.80m Draft: 0.50/2m Mast height: Std 16.80, Evo 17.80m Mainsail area: Std 54m², Evo 70m² Jib area: 30m² Genoa area: 50m² Rotating mast area: 7m² Displacement: 4,300/6,000kg

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and its replacement by a carbon cross, with a textile martingale refines the silhouette, all that remains is muscle! On the water, I was immediately struck by the 40-footer’s new ease. The effervescence of the wakes conveys the success of the added power treatment; the precision and smoothness of the helm have not been altered at all. The 40/43’ is lively in light weather, the acceleration in moderate breezes is finally linear and accompanies the increase in the true wind; the catamaran ‘swims’, almost like a trimaran, instead of waddling from one hull to the other like most catamarans. During a first test, the Tramontane freshened from 5 to 30 knots in an hour and a half, dynamically confirming that the catamaran remains wellbalanced, purrs along at between 12 and 18 knots and doesn’t slow down when a reef is taken in. A second technical outing in 8 – 13 knots completed the positive information-gathering and confirmed the ease of handling singlehanded. The addi-

Aim: 20 knots in a wheelchair! tion from this superb development comes from the aesthetic emotion generated by the beauty of the new structural and technical elements. They highlight the quality of Gérard Danson’s refined design. The mast is superb, the removal of the central ‘catway’ is a success,

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SAILING IN A WHEELCHAIR… We chose to talk about Willy’s superb creation on his Outremer 40 because it is edifying, can be reproduced and allows platforms which appear fixed to be developed. It also illustrates a sailor’s career and shows an atypical experience aboard a multihull which marked a whole generation of sailors. To accompany his commitment to several sporting causes, we must raise our hat to the recent initiatives which have taken over from Gilles Gahinet with the Delta 7 or the 'Association des Paralysés de France’ (16.2m trimaran FAIRE FACE) and many others.

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Multimarine/Dazcat: Ultra-personalised projects. Darren Newton is present on all fronts; a well-known builder and designer, he doesn’t hesitate to get stuck in and take up the challenges of his disabled customers. In 1997 (the idea was still innovative!) he built the 10m racing trimaran PARADOX for Alan Grace. “No compromise in terms of speed, just basic comfort,” Alan ordered, to take part in the Round Britain race. A bit later, in collaboration with Nick Bailey, Darren built and perfected the 17.1m catamaran, IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (www.impossibledream.org.uk) for Mike Brown, aboard which Geoff Holt (a tetraplegic sailor) crossed the Atlantic (see Multihulls World Special edition). Then came DESIDERATA, a 15m motor cat for a paraplegic owner, the Dazcat 10m Open for sailing schools and foundations welcoming a disabled public and the visionary Dazcat 14. “This type of project gives us the possibility of creating boats which correspond ABSOLUTELY to the needs of their owners, in particular as regards control and independence without the assistance of a third party. We project ourselves into their experiences, share their quest for freedom and their wish to confront the joys and dangers of life at sea. I like taking part in the technical challenges that have to be met to realise these dreams. Over the years, we have done as much as possible to pass on and share these experiences so as to open up leisure sailing to everyone.”

Darren Newton (www.dazcat.co.uk)

A useful floating solution WATEVER’s slogan illustrates well the pragmatic character of this association, whose president is Marc Van Peteghem. Created in 2010 in synergy with the actions on the ground led by FRIENDSHIP (friendship-bd.org) in Bangladesh, the idea is to promote projects bringing together European expertise, a local boatyard and an association on the ground. Thus the catamaran ambulances in the delta (the confluence of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra), the tenders to the hospital barge, and the TARA TARI project (research and development of the applications of jute fibre in boat building) have seen the light of day. These initiatives, supported by numerous sailing personalities (Philippe Monnet, Eugène Riguidel…) have just found a more ‘regional’ extension in the design of a 9.75m open cat, designed by VPLP. The philosophy is that of simple, efficient construction in wood-epoxy composite, an educational support intended for disabled people. The construction and overall project management are being carried out masterfully by the MSD Voilavenir team, in its integration boatyard in Vaux en Velin. The multihulls can be dismantled and transported, and will be put at the disposal of disabled peoples’ associations, for introductions to sailing in inland waters in the Rhone-Alpes region, or progression to the Mediterranean! Ah, in fact, the sponsor of these boats is none other than...Willy, our Outremer 43’ skipper! www.watever.org

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A few cables from the Croisette and its palaces, ‘Nid d'Abeille’ has just celebrated by parading through the roads of Cannes, clothed in bright yellow and carbon. The F-22 trimaran, built by Thierry Hémard, was impressive on its trailer, but didn’t really have a wasp-waist. The convoy nevertheless threa-

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ded its way without difficulty to the small slipway. But when the moment came to manipulate the trailer by hand on the slipway, the mask fell: behind the bulky appearance its ‘body-built’ shape gives it, hides a lightweight young lady, as light as you please, to play the star on the beach…and spoil the

fun on the finish lines at regattas. It must be said that the damsel has undergone a strict diet during her construction: lightened foam sandwich at each meal, and liposuction under vacuum to eliminate any excess epoxy resin. Final verdict: less than 600 kg on the scales, when its com-

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long coachroof, an aft cabin, etc.

3: Very attractive lines and a really efficient hull! 4 : A simple but effective deck plan.

ging the extra power, unlike the standard ‘detuned’ version, where there is no risk of capsizing in anything under 30 knots of wind.

STEPPING THE MAST AND LAUNCHING, UNDER SUPERVISION After having covered more than 1000 kilometres of motorway from its native Brittany, ‘Nid d'Abeille’ was fidgeting with impatience at the idea of finally tasting the waters of the Mediterranean. The first operation began, stepping the mast which, with a 10.7 metre long carbon spar with an area of 2m² was not a simple affair. Especially when you know just how vulnerable carbon is to impacts, and the price of the accessory. But Ian Farrier is not an architect who leaves things to chance, and everything has been provided for two people to be able to carry out the operation easily, without

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and weigh more than 650 kg. A notable advantage of oneoff construction is that each owner has been able to opt for the configuration of their choice: ‘short coachroof and long cockpit’ for racers and day boat lovers, ‘long coachroof’ for fans of coastal cruising looking for a spacious cabin, or again, ‘central cockpit and small additional aft cabin’ to centre the weight of the crew, whilst looking after the privacy of the berths at night. Thierry Hémard, who is divided between summer family cruising and the racing circuit with a few mates, chose the R (for Racing) version, with a long coachroof and a pivoting centreboard, which tolerates impacts better than the daggerboards also on offer. Independently of the choice of carbon as the mast material, the R version of the F-22 has a longer mast, supporting nearly 20% more sail. It is

intended for experienced skippers, capable of mana-

effort or danger, thanks to the use of a cleverly-designed mast-stepping trestle. The slipway configuration was not very favourable for launching. Its low gradient and the limited length submerged didn’t allow us to reverse sufficiently for the boat to start floating, despite the wheels being under the water (not the best treatment for the hubs and the braking system…). In the absence of rollers, (not really recommended, to avoid delamination of the bottom of the hull, which is in sandwich), we pushed the bows vigorously to finish launching ‘Nid d’Abeille’, appreciating, in passing, its moderate weight. Beware, however, when leaving under engine between the pontoons, as the lightness and the windage mean you have to anticipate the machine’s reactions if you don’t want to play at ‘dodgems’ with the other boats.

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mechanism are exclusively manufactured by Farrier Marine in New Zealand. This third generation of the ‘Farrier system’ can be distinguished from its predecessors by its shorter arms, which no longer encroach on the cabin’s interior volume. It is also an advantage on the road, as the folded arms are hardly any higher than the mast stowed on top of the coachroof.

INCREDIBLY SEAWORTHY It was time to cast off and hoist the sails...which takes a

Over to Thierry Hémard, builder of the F-22 R ‘Nid d’Abeille’ I used to sail on an Astus 20.1, an easily transportable little trimaran which is simple to launch. No marina berth, no annual antifouling, the possibility of changing the cruising area according to my wishes...in short, the ideal boat! Except that I wanted 4 berths in the cabin. As I wanted to build my boat and also wanted it to be fast, for racing, I turned to Ian Farrier’s F-22 which met my requirements perfectly. The construction took 1000 hours, spread over a little less than 2 years. I could have finished it earlier if I had had heated premises, allowing lamination during the winter. I learned a lot of things and expected something more difficult technically, but with the very detailed plans and 7 procedures supplied by Farrier, there is no need to invent, it is enough to follow. The longest and most laborious part: the finishing, along with the supply of the fittings. Between the dealers who no longer stock anything, and the delivery errors, you can’t move forward... It cost me 38,000 euros in materials, including 8,000 euros just for the rotating carbon wing mast. The finished boat was valued at 67,000 euros.

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6 bit of elbow grease in strong winds, because of the long boltrope, whose friction does not make hoisting easier. Given this mainsail’s large area, sliders and lazy jacks would not be a luxury. A first 100-mile passage took us to Corsica, in a variable breeze, hesitating between ‘almost non-existent’ and ‘absolutely nothing’. The opportunity to note, flabbergasted, that a few miserable knots of barely perceptible breeze were enough for ‘Nid d’Abeille’ to take off at over 4 knots, as we could use the apparent wind created by its own movement. Otherwise, on this mirror-like sea, the little 4hp motor was enough to propel the boat at up to 7 knots, to the great delight of the dolphins, a great number of which had come to play under our bows. The return trip a few weeks later was the opportunity to see finally what this F-22 was capable of. We set off at dawn, and quickly found the wind. We were off, for a long 12-hour leg close-hauled/

broad reaching. In a force 3 true wind, we were sailing to windward at over 9 knots, without even realising. The perfectly balanced helm is exemplary. Well supported on its voluminous float, ‘Nid d’Abeille’ sailed easily, despite a sea which was becoming rougher. Perched high above the water, we remained dry, and if we had not had a GPS to reveal our true speed, we would have thought we were only doing between 5 and 7 knots. The wind then freshened to reach force 4. Taking advantage of the very long tiller extension fitted to the tiller, I moved up onto the windward float, with my back wedged against the runner. Suspended well above the water, I enjoyed watching the bow ploughing through the water. Thierry prudently kept one hand on the sheet…but never needed to use it. The platform’s rigidity is excellent, and each gust was the opportunity to accelerate even more, without the leeward float ever giving the impression that it


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We were off, for a long 12-hour leg close-hauled/broad reaching. In a force 3 true wind, we were sailing to windward at over 9 knots! gings is completed by the volume available under the forward berth and above all by the huge, deep lockers serving as backrests along the sides of the hull, which have the advantage of being easily accessible. On the other hand, there is very little space under the settees, as the hull is very narrow at this point. Finally, there remains a last volume, directly accessible aft, under the cockpit floor.

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couldn’t cope. The speed was now varying between 10 and 13 knots and we could clearly feel the boat coming to life, without the helm becoming heavy for all that. I was jubilant! When you think that there were four of us aboard, with all the cruising equipment, you can easily imagine the scope for improvement once the boat is lightened and sailing further off the wind. For the moment, at that speed and facing the waves, the spray started to come aboard and forced the crew into their foul-weather gear…apart from those who were in the dry, enjoying the comfortable cabin.

LIFE ABOARD If the F-22is capable of rivalling bigger racing multihulls on speed, it doesn’t fear comparison from a liveability

point of view, either. With its high freeboard and imposing coachroof stretching over the whole width of the central hull and running as far as the pulpit, the machine’s profile is stocky, far from the delicate elegance of the Golden Oldies (former ocean racing multihulls). But once inside the cabin, the relevance of this architectural choice can be understood. The space available is quite simply amazing, with comfortable headroom of over 1.6m and an unusual width, which almost makes you forget you are aboard a transportable multihull. The traditional double berth in the bow is spacious and the lateral berths are long enough for adults. The space accessible under the cockpit seats allows a large sliding galley to be fitted, or some stowage boxes. Stowage for belon-

A PERFECTIBLE COCKPIT Four good-sized lockers under the cockpit seats, a chain locker and watertight lockers in the floats complete the stowage spaces outside. But although the F-22 attracts praise on many points, I was more critical of the cockpit, whose ergonomics deserve to be improved, at least in this version with the long coachroof. Although its size may seem satisfactory on first glance, it must be kept in mind that the part aft of the mainsheet track is not really useable when sailing. With no backrest, and open to the sea, the helmsman’s position is not one of the best. As for the inclined coamings, they form a perfect slide for the elbows when they are looking for support. Finally, the space between the seats is a touch too wide to be able to be able to brace yourself when heeled by stretching out a leg (a footrest fixed to the cockpit floor would easily remedy this problem).

SOON ON THE SHELVES… Don’t pay attention to the family likeness the F-22 displays to the other trimarans designed by Ian Farrier (including the famous Corsair F-24 and F-27, several hundred examples of which have been sold around the world), it really is a new boat which has required several years of detailed design work, to

obtain the best possible result at the fairest price. Initially offered in the form of a plan, about thirty boats have been built by their owners (or by the boatyard of their choice) and as many again are being built at the moment. In parallel, Farrier Marine is building the moulds which will allow it to mass produce the boat and distribute it either ready to sail or in kit form including all the parts to finish assembling it. With this latter formula, Ian Farrier hopes to be able to offer a cheaper boat associated with more economical and ecological delivery to the purchaser. Although the date and the selling price still remain vague, the advertised aim is to offer a boat at a tariff well below that of its competitors with equivalent capacity. Faster, more liveable and cheaper than all the other 22 to 24-foot trimarans?... The ingredients seem to have been brought together for it to become the next best-seller in its category!

SPECIFICATIONS Designer: Ian Farrier Length: 6.96 m Beam: 5.51 m (2.5 m folded) Weight: from 480 to 680 kg depending on the model and type of construction Sail area: 30.2 m² (35.9 m² for the R version) Draft: 1.51 m / 0.31 m

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Although the cockpit is of a good size, it nevertheless remains perfectible.

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During the cruise to Corsica, the dolphins played for a long time with the trimaran’s bows… A good omen!

8: The F22, a real transportable boat on its trailer!

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A pretty, fluid silhouette for an agile catamaran, well suited to semi-offshore cruising…

AN INSPIRED CATAMARAN Despite their flagrant advantages from a comfort and consumption point of view, motor multihulls are not really eating into the monohull’s supremacy in this market segment. Hindered by cultural conservatism and the architecture of leisure ports (extra charge for length, extra charge for beam) they are having trouble progressing, despite the determined attempts by several builders. With the Leopard 47 PC, the South African builder, Robertson & Caine has unveiled an original, pragmatic concept, with overall lines which are very close to that of the sailing boats. Text: Philippe Echelle – Photos: Philippe Echelle and DR

THE POWER MULTIHULLS LOOKING FOR AN IDENTITY The various ranges probably remain too marked by traditional motorboating values (power – speed), yet in the 90s, the moderate success of Jeantot Marine’s Euphorie was already leading R & D departments to distance them-

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selves from the flashy trends popular on the ‘yachts’. They have to innovate where it is necessary, in the technical department! Curiously, seeking refuge in the ‘Trawler’ line hasn’t made the idea more acceptable; without a doubt through excess weight, these models require high power

engines, which spoils the image. The Santorini, with its 20m, its knife blade bows and a reference consumption of 1 litre per mile, showed the way in 1999. It was misunderstood; its living space (that of a 50’ sailing catamaran) did not appeal! The seakeeping qualities, the look, the frugality

Designed as a convertible, the flybridge is spacious and comfortable.

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The living spaces are designed with taste and sobriety. The build quality is comparable to its European competitors.

moderation are probably the main parameters; all that remains is to combine them with a style and an average speed in phase with expectations, which implies education of the customer and the engine manufacturers.

THE 47 PC, A CUNNING ATTEMPT Meeting European standards and built in balsa-polyester sandwich, the L47 has a distinctive silhouette, very close to that of the sailing catamaran platforms from the same builder (without the flybridge). Completely encircled by a stainless steel rail, the side decks and the sunbathing area offer perfect safety and accessibility. The design of the wedge-shaped coachroof, as well as the portlight cut-outs, is elegant, without overload or lack of proportion. Access to the navigation station from the cockpit via a spiral staircase is reassuring. The design of the hulls stands out from the traditional approach and offers slim forward sections, overhung by a longitudinal step intended to favour the internal visual space. The increase in volume of the underwater lines aft is moderate; the architecture asserts a nice bias towards subtlety.

TASTEFUL ACCOMMODATION The interior design, which doesn’t hesitate to break with the contemporary trend of the power cats, is coherent with the boat’s philosophy. The 3 or 4 cabin arrangement is inspired by

Our test 47PC is a 3-cabin version, with an owner’s hull... very nice!

the now orthodox organisation aboard catamarans. The woodwork is convincing and the atmosphere of an ocean cruiser appealed to me. The ergonomics of the living areas are carefully thought out and functional, emphasising a real concern with long-term accommodation for 6 people on a wandering cruise, which is at the heart of the programme.

A SUCCESSFUL CRUISING CATAMARAN In the test conditions, (30 or 40 miles in winter, in fine weather), I discovered a boat which is agile and comfortable, both at sea and in harbour. I was told that this boat had just completed a 42-day delivery trip from Cape Town; it was hard to believe, as there was no sign of the use or ageing associated with a 16,000km trip! Certain people will regret the position of the engines under the berths; I am not one of them, as this position in the boat allows satisfactory longitudinal trim, without having to resort to fat counters. Night navigation will moreover normally be the exception. I prefer the 10hp version, as it has a really superior range at an average of 8 knots (200 miles difference compared to the other versions) and will nevertheless reach 17 knots if necessary. The engine option tested (260hp) has generous reserves of power and top speed; it accelerates freely up to 23 knots, which doesn’t seem to undermine its vocation as a cruiser (at an ave-

A careful and accessible engine installation in the aft cabins is not a problem on this kind of boat and allows the weight to be moved forward.

rage of 12 – 15 knots) as it has now returned to the anchorage, from which its owner intends to roam the Black Sea, the Aegean and the coast of Turkey.

CONCLUSION Morelli-Melvin and Leopard have designed an interesting creation. Welcoming, well suited to cruising, agile and seaworthy, the 47 PC is a convincing solution.convaincante.

THE PLUSSES • Relevant concept • Successful accommodation • Handling and reliability

THE MINUSES • Inelegant, bulky davits • Slightly nose-up trim below 9 knots • Price

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Designers: Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin Builder: Robertson & Caine, South Africa Length: 14.42m Beam: 7.57m Draft: 0.98m Displacement: 14.5t Diesel capacity: 1200L Water: 1200L Engines: 2 x 150hp Cummins or 2 x 225 or 260hp Volvos Price: 475,000 euros exc. VAT Main options: - Textile flybridge protection: 12,258 euros exc. VAT - 90L/h Sea Recovery watermaker: 19,662 euros exc. VAT - 225hp D4 Engines: 28,832 euros exc. VAT - Electronics pack with autopilot: 9,036 euros exc. VAT - Delivery to La Rochelle (F): 27,600 euros exc. VAT - Delivery to Fort Lauderdale (USA): 25,500 euros exc. VAT - Preparation and launch: 8,237 euros exc. VAT Consumption: - 150hp version: 1.8L/mile giving a 700 mile range at an average speed of 8 knots, or 400 miles at 14 knots - 260hp version: 500 miles at 10 knots or 350 miles at 17 knots

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Foscat 32 : the catamaran of the future‌ The future is all about reducing CO2 emissions: this is obvious. Although boat builders in general and multihull builders in particular have launched themselves into hybrid propulsion, a few brilliant designers are looking in directions which are for the least...original. And what if this was our future?

An original, but not completely crazy look, this is the Foscat 32 concept boat...

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Because this is the advantage of this concept boat: the classic sail is replaced by flexible solar panels on both sides of the ‘mainsail’. Utopian? Yes, of course, but who can say that this will not be possible in the future? This solar panel mainsail folds up on itself like an accordion, which can even allow reefs to be taken. It remains to be seen ‘for real’ how this would cope with a freshening 30-knot breeze... When the boat is moving forward using the strength of the wind, the solar panels are recharging the on-board batteries. The photovoltaic circuit (modules/batteries/ DC motor) always opeWings for effective sitting out, a good platform to enjoy the day rates on direct current. on the water; this is a nice day boat… No converter is therefore needed, thanks to the use of a DC motor, which WIND AND SUN: represents weight saving and an improTOMORROW’S ENERGIES... vement in the system’s overall effiThe designer Hakan Gürsu’s idea with ciency. this Foscat 32 is to offer a catamaran There remains a final question: how do capable of sailing with no CO2 emisyou give these solar panels an acceptasions... You’re going to say we have the ble shape, so that the sail retains satiswind for that! And for centuries we have factory aerodynamic qualities? It would benefitted from it to travel... This is be a shame if such a nice hull was hanexactly what our designer said to himdicapped by unsuitable sails... Unless it self: the wind is the best way to prowas equipped with a rigid wing, like the pel...a sailing boat! He therefore deciAmerica’s Cup cats? ded to create a light boat with a low A FOLDING CAT water penetration coefficient to sail in all weathers without needing an engine. The catamaran’s final interesting point: Obviously, with a little reflection, he it can be folded and easily transported quickly understood that the best hull for on a specially designed trailer. The mast his project could only be that of a catais equipped with a hinge above the maran... boom attachment point, and is folded To obtain good performance under sail, first... For this to stand up to sailing, the and not fall back on the engine when designer will really have to think about the wind becomes too light, a lightthe concept, but why not? New ideas weight boat is needed, hence the are born when we search in new direcchoice of carbon/epoxy construction tions. The mast is then placed on a claswhich will allow the weight to be limisic trestle (rather successful and aested, but unfortunately the architect has thetically pleasing) before everything is not estimated it... slid forward for transporting. The hulls are slim and should offer the As for the folding, here again the least resistance possible to forward concept is original: the floats fold under movement for the same reasons. Using the platform, limiting the width to a the same logic, Hakan Gürsu has chodimension allowing transport by road… sen a length of 32 feet, which for a day CONCLUSION boat allows for a long waterline length Here we have a concept boat which for very low weight, due to the absence opens up new directions, just like the of accommodation... car manufacturers present concept cars THE FUTURE IS PHOTOVOLTAIC... to show their expertise and reflect on For the moment, here we are with a saiwhat tomorrow’s vehicles will be like. ling catamaran, which should sail in the Hakan Gürsu won a major design slightest puff of wind. This is good, but contest with this new type of catamaran, (Vehicle and Transportation Design not really original. Award), but above all, he wanted to For days with no wind, the architect has show that for water-based sports, the chosen to add two small electric motors ideal would be to produce no polluting (equivalent to 2 x 4hp), supplied by emissions... More than a dream, an ideal! small batteries, which are themselves recharged by...95m² of solar panels.

The sail folds up like an accordion, whilst the mast folds down. All that remains is to fold the floats and your 32-foot catamaran is ready to be transported or stored...

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THE PLUSSES • Original concept and innovative ideas • A fun day boat… • 95 m² of solar panels: the dream of more than one circumnavigator!

THE MINUSES • The shape of the ‘mainsail’ does not allow good aerodynamic performance to be envisaged... • A folding mast and a sliding platform are difficult to imagine at sea. • The production cost, which would be quite simply colossal!


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models – except for the Edel 3. After their company went bankrupt in 1983, the twins launched themselves into the production of catamarans, with the Edel Cat 15 and the 26. In 1985, the 33, designed in collaboration with Sylvestre Langevin, was a robust, rustic boat, offe-

red at a low price. The hulls and the cockpit/bridgedeck assembly can be dismantled, thanks to an assembly of aluminium beams. The engine is a simple outboard, protected by a cover. The 33’s originality is its deck plan: each hull is independent, served by its own companion-

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3 sured. The Edel Cat 33 is capable of undertaking some nice trips. Bernard, one of Maurice Edel’s brothers, moreover sailed across the Atlantic and back, singlehanded. As for Patrick, he hasn’t hesitated to leave the Arcachon basin to sail across the Bay of Biscay, to either Brittany or Gijon. “But when there are long passages to windward, we stay in harbour or change our itinerary,” he explained.

AN ORIGINAL, ATTRACTIVE DECK PLAN produced. 130 examples of the Edel Cat 35, an improved version of the 33 – possibility of inboard engines, higher bridgedeck, sugar scoops and increased sail area – were produced. Patrick Cazenave presented his Noroaz 5 – north-west, in Breton – to us on a nice autumn afternoon. Of course, the gel coat on this nearly 30 year old catamaran was faded and deserved a good polish, but the structure was sound: no cracking or suspicious flexibility as we moved around the deck. The light offshore breeze facilitated the manœuvre to leave the quay: the single outboard motor, well protected in its housing, has a very restricted range of lateral movement: it’s hard to carry out a neat manoeuvre under these conditions. It is advisable to anticipate your manoeuvres well, use the prop wash and not hesitate to help yourself with mooring lines... Patrick has adopted a powerful, brand new 20hp motor: “normally, a 15hp is sufficient, » the skipper noted.

light wind – no more than 5/6 knots, the Edel Cat moved satisfactorily and could easily do without its engine, which was easily raised. Of course the very compact rig limits the boat’s possibilities. Another thing we noticed: our cat, with its short keels, tacked on a sixpence. There was no need to back the genoa. We suspected that Patrick preferred sailing in a good breeze: “in a good breeze, the 33 particularly appreciates points of sailing from a beam wind to a broad reach.” Just like all quite lazy catamarans, you must be thinking... But thanks to its slim hulls and moderate displacement this one is never-

It is therefore this famous deck plan, with side decks extending the cockpit, which makes this model so original and pleasant. Access to the mast foot and the trampoline is particularly easy and safe, even in rough weather. And the perfectly sheltered side decks are an excellent place for a siesta. The fittings are2rustic: the two nice self-tailing winches fitted by the skipper are not a luxury. The same goes for the windlass…Patrick found one on eBay, for 13 euros! Our model was equipped with a steering wheel, whilst most 33s only have tillers. The mechanism is quite simple and can be disconnected in a few seconds.

With an original look, a robust structure, honest performance, convincing accommodation both at sea and at anchor and a reasonable price, the Edel Cat 33 is attractive…

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: The 33’s big fault? The central bridgedeck is much too low and easily slams in the waves once there is a bit of chop.

theless capable of good top speeds: Patrick has already seen 16.5 knots on the GPS. The previous owner assured him that he had reached 20 knots! Average speeds of 7 to 8 knots on long passages are not rare. In short, despite its old design, the Edel Cat 33 has no reason to be envious of modern cruising boats. With one exception: the bridgedeck is very low and easily slams in the seas. And not just a little: even that of the 35, which has nevertheless been raised by thirty centimetres, still slams! “The kettle jumps 10 cm!” Patrick laughed. “The boat slams to windward in a metre of short chop. It sails better again when the seas get bigger.” So we were partly reas-

Reassuring in case of damage. The accommodation offers three distinct volumes. The central nacelle is occupied for the most part by the saloon. Next to the cockpit, there is an L-shaped galley to port and a small chart table opposite. There is very little stowage space, but ‘lowering the hood’ at anchor, thanks to the folding bulwark, is a pleasure : the top of the coachroof can be lifted, thanks to an ingenious ‘Edel’ system, perfected at the beginning of the 1970s. Each hull has a double berth aft and a heads, served by a companionway. Our skipper, who usually sails with his partner, has dismantled one of the WCs. The forepeak berth is isolated by a bulkhead; it can only be

accessed via a deck hatch. “At sea, no one goes there,” Patrick admitted. An observation the builder also made, as a passage was fitted in the bulkheads of the 35. With an original look, a robust structure, honest performance, convincing accommodation both at sea and at anchor – for two or three rather than six – and a reasonable price, the Edel Cat 33 is attractive. It’s just a shame it doesn’t handle lumpy seas very well!

THE PLUSSES • Robust structure • Exemplary for movement around the deck • Privacy of the hulls’ occupants Attractive price

THE MINUSES • Bridgedeck too low Not very manoeuvrable under engine • Not very lively in very light weather • Not a lot of stowage space TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Builder: Edel Architect: Maurice Edel and Sylvestre Langevin Hull length: 10.30 m Beam: 6.03 m Draft: 0.80 m Unladen weight: 3,500 kg Mainsail area: 37 m² Genoa area: 23 m² Production: 60 units from 1983 to 1987 Second-hand price: 25,000 to 35,000 euros

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LAGOON 400

LAGOON 420

2011, 4 CABINS, 2X29 HP YANMAR, PACK COMFORT, TEAK FLOOR,ELECTRIC WINCH AND TOILET, HEATING, GENNAKER, COVER ALL AROUND THE COCKPIT, SCREEN E90 RAYMARINE, RADAR, AIS, TENDER CARIBE 3,10, HARBOUR PLACE FOR ONE YEAR AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE >€280,000 VAT Incl. (leasing takeover possible)

4 CABINS, 2 HEADS, PACK COMFORT, AFTER SALES DONE, SPECIAL TECHNIC MAIN, GPS PLOTTER, LYING HYERES (SOUTH OF FRANCE) HARBOUR PLACE FOR ONE YEAR AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE >Asking: euros 275,000 excl.VAT

2007, 4 CABINS. NEW ENGINES (6 MONTHS), NEW RIGGING (3 MONTHS). GENERATOR, 2 FRIDGES, GENNAKER, DINGHY. CAN BE VISITED UPON APPOINTMENT. HARBOUR PLACE FOR ONE YEAR AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE >Asking: euros 265 000 excl.VAT

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LAGOON 380

DEALER

Tél 33 (0)4 94 38 33 84 - Fax 33 (0)4 94 38 32 62 - Hyères - France E-mail : vente@apaca.fr - Internet : www.apaca.fr

LAGOON 440

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LAGOON 440 FROM 2007, 4 CABINS, HEATING, 2X54HP ENGINES, MAINSAIL / GENOA / GENNAKER, GPS, PLOTTER/RADAR, MAINTAINED BY APACA. LYING HYÈRES (SOUTH FRANCE) HARBOUR PLACE FOR ONE YEAR AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE >Asking: euros 289,000 excl.VAT

4 CABINS, GENERATOR 11 KVA, A/C, WATERMAKER, WASHER/DRYER, DISH WASHER, FULL OPTIONS HARBOUR PLACE FOR ONE YEAR AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

4 DOUBLE CABINS, FULL OPTIONS, A/C, GENSET, TV, HOME CINEMA, WATERMAKER, CARBON BOOM, TENDERLIFT, ENGINE 850 HOURS VISIBLE IN THE MED, CHARTERS POSSIBLE HARBOUR PLACE FOR ONE YEAR AT ATTRACTIVE PRICE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE >Euros 860,000 excl.VAT (tel. +33 (0)6 80 71 00 32)

>Asking: euros 535,000 excl.VAT

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LEOPARD 40

LEOPARD 43

LEOPARD 46

4 CABINS, 2006, 2 X YANMAR 30HP. BOAT CLEAN, STRONG AND SAFE. COMPLETE ELECTRONICS (GPS, AUTOPILOT, TRIDATA, VHF). 0LYING: RAIATEA, FRENCH POLYNESIA >Asking: euros 199,000

4 CABINS/4 HEADS, 2006 2 X YANMAR 3JH4E 40HP. ELECTRONICS COMPLETE, BOAT CLEAN AND READY FOR SAIL. VISIBLE IN BVI >Asking: euros 195,000 excl.VAT

4 CABINS / 4 HEADS, 2007 2 X VOLVO D2-55-C (55HP). ELECTRONICS COMPLETE (GPS, AUTOPILOT, TRIDATA, VHF). GENERATOR LYING: RAIATEA, FRENCH POLYNESIA >Asking: euros 299,000

Moorings Brokerage 10-12 Quai Papacino – 06300 – Nice Téléphone : +33 (0)4 92 00 46 50 - Mobile : +33 (0)6 09 11 73 54 Email : clement.dael@tuimarine.com - www.mooringsbrokerage.com

LAGOON 380 S2

LAGOON 410 S2

LEOPARD 47

4 CABINS, 2006, 2 X YANMAR 3YM30 (30HP) ELECTRONICS COMPLETE (GPS, AUTOPILOT, TRIDATA, VHF) MAINSAIL NEW ! CLEAN AND READY FOR SAIL LYING: GREECE >Asking: euros 139,000 excl.VAT

4 CABINS, 2005, 2 X YANMAR 3JH4CE (40HPCV). ELECTRONICS COMPLETE (GPS, AUTOPILOT, TRIDATA, VHF) + 1 WINCH ELECTRIC, ALWAYS MAINTAINED BY US LYING: CROATIA >Asking: euros 170,000 excl.VAT

4 CABINS/4 HEADS, 2004 2 X YANMAR 4JH4E (56HP). ELECTRONICS COMPLETE (GPS, AUTOPILOT, TRIDATA, VHF), GENERATOR LYING: BVI >Asking: euros 204,000 excl.VAT

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TEK 35

DEAN 365

SNOWGOOSE 35

SHUTTLEWORTH DESIGN, LAUNCHED IN 2001, BUILT BY TEK COMPOSITES. FAST AND SEXY CRUISING CATAMARAN. 10,8 X 7,4 X 0,5M, 3,2T - 84M² 20HP HONDA NEW IN 2011. WELL EQUIPPED LYING FINLAND >Asking: euros 85,000 VAt Incl.

LAUNCHED IN 1992 IN SOUTH AFRICA, 11,2 X 5,4 X 0,8 - 2 X 18HP YANMAR DIESEL. THIS VESSEL IS A PROVEN LONG DISTANCE CATAMARAN, WELL MAINTAINED AND ATTRACTIVELY PRICED. (PHOTO : SISTERSHIP) LYING CARIBBEAN >Asking: euros 65,000 excl. VAT

BUILT BY PROUT 1974. SHE IS A WELL PROVEN, SEAWORTHY CRUISING TRIMARAN. 10,7 X 4,7 X 0,8- 41,4M² - 27HP BETA DIESEL. SHE BENIFITS FROM A COMPLETE OVERHAUL AND NEW EQUIPMENT 2009/2010. LYING MED. >Asking: euros 38,000 excl. VAT

GIRELLE TRIMARAN

MAHE 36

LAGOON 420

1987 LAUNCHED EXCELLENT MARPLES - DE BODE DESIGN. PROFESSIONAL BUILD, CONSTANT CAMBER METHOD. 14,95M X 9,6M X 0,85/2,4M - 6,5 TO - 50HP FORD DIESEL. PERFECTLY DESIGNED FOR SINGLE HANDED BLUE WATER CRUISES. LYING CANARY ISLANDS >Asking: 128,000 euros VAT Incl.

TRIO VERSION. 2007 FOUNTAINE PAJOT, FIRST OWNER. SEAWORTHY SINGLE-HANDED OR FAMILY CRUISER. 11,0M X 5,9M X 1,15M, 7,3 TO, 2X 20HP VOLVO DIESEL. FULLY EQUIPPED FOR SAFE AND COMFORTABLE LIFE ABOARD. LYING MED. >Asking: 155,000 euros VAT Incl.

OWNERS VERSION 2009 LAUNCHED. VPLP DESIGN, FIRST OWNER SPACIOUS. INTERIORS IN GREAT CONDITION. 12,61M X 7,5M X 1,26M, 12,17 TO, 2X 40HP YANMAR DIESEL. THE PERFECT LIVE ABOARD CATAMARAN FOR ANY BLUE-WATER CRUISE. LYING SPAIN >Asking: 395,000 euros VAT Incl.

A CAPELLA

LOOPING 17 M

SALINA 48

1979, 10,67M, TRIMARAN MOLDED WOOD EPOXY FROM WALTER GREENE, 2 ENGINES BETA TWIN-CYLINDER 20HP FROM 2007, ELECTRONICS ST60 2004, 2 AUTOPILOTS ST 4000, CIRCUIT GAZ 2009, COMPLETE REFIL OF RIGGING 2011, NEW PAINT. LEGENDARY TRIMARAN IN PERFECT CONDITION OF CRUISING, RELIABLE, PRICE VERY REASONABLE. LYING UK >Asking: euros 85,000

2005, STRIP PLANKING/EPOXY, 4 DOUBLE CABINS, NANNY 2X37HP, SAILS IN SPECTRA, ELECTRONICS RAYMARINE, RADAR FURUNO, WATERMAKER. THIS CATAMARAN OFFERS A VERY NICE COMPROMISE BETWEEN COMFORT, SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE, AND EQUIPPED FOR RUNNING IN FULL AUTONOMY. LYING IN THE MED. >Asking: euros 424,000

QUATUOR EVOLUTION VERSION. 2011, YEAR MODEL 2012, 2 X VOLVO D2 SAIL DRIVE 55 HP, PACK GRAND LARGE INCLUDING MAINSAIL CST FULL BATTEN, PRIMARY EPOXY, AUTOPILOT VHF AIS GARMIN 5012, WINDLASS 1200 W. VERY NICE OPPORTUNITY ! LYING IN THE MED. >Asking: euros 430,000 excl. VAT

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OUTREMER 55

FREYDIS 49

EDEL 33

PERFECT PRESENTATION, BOAT ENTIRELY REFITTED AND PREPARED FOR LONG CRUISES. RIGGING AND SAILS NEW NEVER USED, CATAMARAN SAFE AND COMFORTABLE, NOTHING TO INVEST BEFORE NEXT DEPARTURE. LYING ATLANTIC >Asking: euros 275,000 vat incl.

2009. A SAFE VALUE FOR THE FAST CRUISING. NICE 3 CABINS VERSION + 2 BERTH. CARBON MAST. LYING ATLANTIC (FRANCE).

LIGHT R VERSION FROM JUNE 2009. THIS ATYPIC TALENTUOUS BOAT CAN DO EVERYTHING. FAST, VERY LIVIABLE AND SEAWORTHY, SHE WILL SUIT PERFECTLY FOR A SABBATICAL YEAR OR FOR CRUISING FAMILY. EXCELLENT QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION. LYING MED (FRANCE), LEASING RUNNING. >Asking: euros 169,000

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LAGOON 420

PRIVILEGE 435

2010, OWNER'S VERSION, 4 CABINS 4 HEADS, 2X75HP YANMAR, A/C, WATERMAKER SEA RECOVERY 220L/H, LYING ATLANTIC FRANCE LA ROCHE BERNARD >Asking: euros 660,000 VAT Incl.

2008, OWNER'S VERSION 3 CABINS, ENGINE YANMAR 2X409 HP (950 H) , WATERMAKER, COMPLETE ELECTRONICS RAYMARINE, TENDER HYPALON + 9,8 HP OUTBOARD, CAN BE SEEN IN MORLAIX (BRITTANY - FRANCE) >Asking: euros 328,000 VAT Incl.

2005, 4 CABINS VERSION. LYING ST RAPHAEL / MED / SOUTH FRANCE.

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LAGOON 500

>Asking: euros 310,000 excl. VAT

LE COMPTOIR DU CATAMARAN Tel. 33 (0) 228 03 15 91 - Mobile 33 (0) 680 99 69 98 E-mail : comptoirducatamaran@wanadoo.fr - www.comptoirducatamaran.net

LAGOON 500

LAGOON 620

LAGOON 570

2007 OWNER'S VERSION 4 CABINS. ENGINE 2X75HP VOLVO, GENERATOR ONAN 11KVA, WATERMAKER DESSALATOR 180L/H, A/C, LYING: HYERES (MED - SOUTH FRANCE) >Asking: euros 480,000 excl.VAT

2009, OWNER'S VERSION 4 CABINS, 4 HEADS, 4 SHOWERS, 2X110 HP VOLVO, A/C, WATERMAKER SEA RECOVERY 280L/H LYING: CARIBBEAN >Asking: euros 1,195,000 excl.VAT

2008 4 CABINS VERSION. 2X75HP YANMAR. A/C, WATERMAKER SEA RECOVERY 220L/H. ENTIRELY REFITTED. OPPORTUNITY ! >Asking: euros 625,000 excl.VAT

LE COMPTOIR DU CATAMARAN Tel. 33 (0) 228 03 15 91 - Mobile 33 (0) 680 99 69 98 E-mail : comptoirducatamaran@wanadoo.fr - www.comptoirducatamaran.net

OUTREMER 55

OUTREMER 42

OUTREMER 42

AN OUTREMER 55 STANDARD OF 2002 WHICH COMBINES PERFORMANCE AND LIVING SPACE. A CATAMARAN FULLY EQUIPPED (A/C, WATERMAKER, SOLAR PANELS, WASHING MACHINE ...) IS OFFERED AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE. LYING RED SEA. >Asking: euros 255,000 VAT Incl.

FIRST OWNER FOR THIS OWNER'S VERSION ENTIRELY EQUIPPED (SPI, GENNAKER, WATERMAKER, SOLAR PANELS ...) AND WITH A SLEEPING RIGGING FROM 2010 VISIBLE IN CARRIBEAN >Asking: euros 299,000 VAT Incl.

AN OUTREMER 42 EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRICAL DIESEL ENGINE, ESPECIALLY ECONOMICAL AND RESPECTS ENVIRONMENT. A UNIT IN PERFECT CONDITION. VISIBLE : SOUTH EAST FRANCE >Asking: euros 350,000 VAT Incl.

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G SAIL 51

TRIMARAN F40

HIGHLAND 35

THIS G SAIL 51 BUILT IN ALUMINIUM IN SWEDEN IN 2008 OFFERS A LARGE COMFORT IN HER 6 CABINS ET SOME NICE PERFORMANCES THANKS TO HER DAGGERBOARDS. BOAT ALREADY REGISTERED PROFESSIONALLY LYING: GREECE >Asking: euros 390,000 excl.VAT

THIS TRIMARAN F40 HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY MARC LOMBARD AND BUILT IN CARBON / EPOXY BY QUERE. EXTREMELY LIGHT, SHE SAILS THANKS TO HER FOILS AT 27 KNOTS. TO TEST ! LYING: MEDITERRANEE >Asking: euros 78,000

HIGLHLAND 35 POWERED BY 2 VOLVO ENGINES 110HP WITH 350 HOURS ONLY, SHE IS PERFECT FOR FAST AND ECONOMICAL CRUISES. INTERIOR VERY SPACIOUS, A LOT OF LIGHT, 3 COMFORTABLE DOUBLE CABINS AND 1 HEAD. LEASING AND HARBOUR PLACE POSSIBLE. VISIBLE IN THE MED >Asking: euros 185,000

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ELEUTHERA

LAVEZZI 40

FREYDIS 46

2009 VERSION ORCHESTRA. PURCHASED FROM AEROYACHT NEW SHE HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY MAINTAINED AND HAS EVERY IMAGINABLE OPTION FITTED. THUNDERSTORM IS AN IDEAL CRUISING CATAMARAN FOR SAILING IN COMFORT AND STYLE OR CAN BE USED AS A FULL TIME CHARTER BUSINESS. GENSET, FULL BOAT AIR-CONDITIONING, 2 VOLVO 110HP ENGINES, WASHER/DRIER, DISHWASHER, FULL ENTERTAINMENT ETC. COMPLETE INVENTORY UPON REQUEST. LOCATED SLOVENIA >Asking: US$ 1,087,000

2006 LAVEZZI MAESTRO (OWNER'S VERSION) CATAMARAN "MOON SHADOW". SHE WAS SOLD NEW BY THE AEROYACHT OFFICE TO HER EXPERIENCED SAILOR/PROPRIETOR WHO HAS ALWAYS USED THE BOAT FOR HIS PERSONAL USE AND NEVER CHARTERED THE BOAT. "MOON SHADOW" WAS ALWAYS CARED FOR ON A PRIVATE DOCK AND SHE PROVED HERSELF ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE ACROSS THE NORTH ATLANTIC TO CANCUN, MEXICO WHERE SHE IS KEPT. OWNER LOVES HIS LAVEZZI 40 BUT IS ENTERTAINING AN UPGRADE TO A LARGER FOUNTAINE PAJOT. LYING CANCUN (MEXICO). >Asking: 292,000 us$

2008. “SNOW LEOPARD” IS A FAST, COMFORTABLE, TRANSOCEANIC-PROVEN PERFORMANCE CRUISING CATAMARAN PROFESSIONALLY BUILT BY TOURNIER AND JSA MARINE. SHE IS A PERFECT YACHT FOR EXTENDED BLUE-SAILING, EASILY HANDLED BY A CREW OF TWO. “SNOW LEOPARD” IS UNDERGOING A COMPREHENSIVE REFIT PROGRAM, INCLUDING COMPLETE ENGINE SERVICING, COMPLETE RIG AND SAIL CHECK, OUTBOARD AND LIFE RAFT SERVICING, NEW SALOON CUSHIONS, NEW ANTIFOULING, ETC. “SNOW LEOPARD” IS READY AND FULLY EQUIPPED TO CONTINUE BLUE-WATER CRUISING AND REPRESENTS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SAILOR LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE AND FAST CATAMARAN WHICH IS AVAILABLE NOW. LYING AUSTRALASIA. >Asking: Pounds 445,000

BAHIA 46’

PDQ 32’ ALTAIR

GEMINI 34’-105MC

2000/2001- 4 CABIN CATAMARAN- FOUNTAINE PAJOT'S PROVEN OFFSHORE CAPABLE BLUE WATER CRUISER. BOTTOM FEEDER HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY MAINTAINED AND UPGRADED BY HER PRESENT OWNER WHO HAS ADDED EXTENSIVE NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT, DINGHY, OUTBOARD , SOLAR PANELS AND MORE. THIS BAHIA CLASSIC 46 CATAMARAN IS AN EXCELLENT YACHT FOR A FAMILY LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE AND SPACIOUS LIVEABOARD FOR LONG TERM CRUISING. LYING BAHAMAS / EAST COAST FLORIDA >Asking: US$ 279,000

1997 Z-BREEZE. 2 OWNER BOAT. VERY PRACTICAL LAYOUT, INGENIOUS CONVERTIBLE HARDTOP WITH A PROTECTED HELM. CONSTANTLY MAINTAINED AND SERVICED. ALL SYSTEMS IN WORKING ORDER. AUTOPILOT, ELECTRONICS, SOLAR, DINGHY, HOT WATER ETC. RELIABLE TWIN 9.9 YAMAHA 4 STROKE ENGINES RETRACT FOR ZERO RESISTANCE, SHALLOW WATER SAILING. THIS PDQ 32 IS COMPETITIVELY OFFERED AND READY FOR ANOTHER DECADE OF ADVENTURES. LYING NEW YORK, >Asking: US$ 125,000

2003 GEMINI 34'-105MC, "FOLIE A DEUX" HAS BEEN MAINTAINED REGULARLY BY BOATYARD MECHANICS SINCE HER PURCHASE. SERVICE RECORDS ON REQUEST. 27HP DIESEL, HARD BOTTOM DINGHY WITH 2.5HP OB, SOLAR, GENNAKER, FULL ELECTRONICS, READY TO CRUISE. "FOLIE A DEUX" HAS NEVER BEEN CHARTERED, IS LOCATED IN GALESVILLE, MD, USA. >Asking: US$ 132,500

CATA ALU 58’

PRIVILEGE 465

LEOPARD 40

FOR SALE OR CHARTER ON LONG DURATION, ALUMINIUM CATAMARAN 58', 2004, BACK FROM LONG CRUISES, VERY EQUIPPED, 2X75HP. COMPLETE INVENTORY UPON REQUEST. EXCEPTIONAL !

YEAR 1999, OWNERS BOAT, 4 DOUBLE CABINS VERSION, 4 HEADS, VERY WELL MAINTAINED, GENERATOR, WATERMAKER, RADAR, ENGINES YANMAR 40, WASHING MACHINE AND DISH WASHER, 2 TENDERS, 2 OUTBOARDS. LYING: GREECE.

2005 4 CABINS, 2 HEADS PLUS 2 FORWARD PEAK CABINS. CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 10 PERSONS. WELL EQUIPPED AND IN PERFECT CONDITION WITH NEW STRONGER DAVITS BY R&C, DINGHY WITH HB 9.8, 4 STROKES. POTENTIAL INCOME.

>Asking: euros 440,000 VAT Incl. >A3C >Email : contact@a-3-c.com >Mob. 596 (0)6 96 45 08 48

>Asking: euros 330,000 VAT Incl. >Email : captercom@yahoo.fr >Mob. 33 (0)6 07 66 86 00

>Asking: euros 235,000 >Email : detail@cgocable.ca >Tel. + 1 514 242 1651 >www.vacancessousvoiles.ca

MANTA 500 CABIN

QUEENSLAND 55

LAGOON 500

1981, CP EPOXY, 6 BERTH, MARINA PAP GWADA, VAT + TAX PAID. LENGTH: 9,40M BEAM : 6,60M, DRAFT : 1,60M/0,40M. ASYM SPI + SOCK, 70CM UNDER MAINPOD +/- 1,85M MERCURY 15HP. 2 BATT + SOL PANEL. CHARGER + LAZYBAG + TRAMPOLINES + ANTIFOULING 2011 LOCH + SOUNDER + SPEEDO + AUTOPILOT. LIFERAFT, TENDER + OUTBOARD HONDA T20SE1 + 4T 2. LYING: GUADELOUPE

MOTOR CATAMARAN, TRAWLER, APRIL 2011, FULL OPTIONS, LOW CONSUMPTION TRANSOCEANIC, DRIVE IPS600, MAX. SPEED 22 KNOTS, EASY NAVIGAT., EXCEPTIONAL VUE 360°,FLYING BRIDGE, SOLAR PANELS, AIR-CO + HEATING, DINGHY CARIBE 4M 30CH HONDA, LEASING LOA, ETC... LYING: BARCELONA

2010, 4 CABINS OWNER, VERY EQUIPED, 658000 EUROS INCL VAT, 510000 EUROS OF LEASING TO TAKE, INVENTORY UPON REQUEST, LYING PORT CAMARGUE (SOUTH FRANCE)

>Asking: euros 42,000 >Email : cardin.philippe@wanadoo.fr >Tel. 590 (0)5 90 93 62 62 >Mob. 590 (0)6 90 63 33 56

>Asking: euros 1,850,000 >Email : maitikaforsale@gmail.com >Mob. +32 (0)4 95 51 23 89 >www.maitikaforsale.com

>Asking: euros 580,000 VAT Incl. >CHEMINS D'OCEANS >Email : jpf@cheminsdoceans.com >Tel. 33 (0)4 67 589 081 >Mob. 33 (0)6 85 02 10 75 >www.cheminsdoceans.com


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CATANA 431

CATANA 50

FOUNTAINE-PAJOT - LUXURIOUS ORCHESTRA VERSION, OWNER SUITE + 3 DOUBLE CABINS / 4 BATHS. 2006 IN MINT CONDITION. TWIN 110HP VOLVO ENGINES, ONAN 13 KVA GENERATOR, HYDRANET SAILS, 2 ELECTRIC WINCHES. LYING SAINT MARTIN. >Asking: euros 599,000

2002, OWNER VERSION IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, CARBON MAMS, BOWSPRIT, GENNAKER AND SPI, 4,5KVA GENERATOR 220V (120H), SPECTRA WATERMAKER, WASHING MACHINE, SOLAR, B&G ELECTRONICS, FURUNO RADAR, SATPHONE, TWIN VOLVO 40HP ENGINES 1400H, NEVER CHARTERED, METICULOUS OWNER LYING: CARIBBEAN. >Asking: euros 340,000

IMPECCABLE EXAMPLE OF THE CATANA 50 OWNER VERSION (3 CABINS/3 HEADS). VERY LOW ENGINE HOURS (120 ON YANMAR 75HP) AND VERY LIMITED USE IN THE MED. PREMIUM SPECIFICATION INCLUDES CARBON RIG, SATIN VARNISHED OAK INTERIOR, 9 KW ONAN GENERATOR, AC THROUGHOUT, FURUNO ELECTRONICS, TEAK COCKPIT AND MUCH MORE. AT EURO 640.000, THIS 2009 MODEL IS AN EXCELLENT VALUE ON THE MARKET. OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY. ITALY >Asking: euros 640,000

PRESTIGIOUS CLASSIFIED ADS

ELEUTHERA 60

WWW.MULTIHULLCOMPANY.COM USA : Tel.+1 484-744-2740 - email: info@multihullcompany.com Europe : +33 (0)6 73 97 17 30 - email: alexis@multihullcompany.com

OUTREMER 50 L

PRIVILEGE 465

ORANA 44

PROVEN OFFSHORE MULTIHULL EQUIPPED FOR SHORTHANDED SAILING. NEW YANMAR ENGINES (2X39 HP, 2011) NEW 11 FOOT CARIBE DINGHY (2010) SAIL WARDROBE (2007) STANDING RIGGING REPLACED 2007. 5KW NORTHERN LIGHTS GENERATOR (1950 HRS) COMPLEMENTED BY SOLAR PANELS, WIND GENERATOR, BALMAR ALTERNATORS. AC IN THE PORT HULL (18K BTU), 12V SPECTRA WATERMAKER. YEAR 1999. ST MARTIN >Asking: US$ 369,000

LUXURY 4-CABIN FAMILY CRUISER, FEATURES ALL OF THE PREMIUM FACTORY OPTIONS, YEAR 2000 : LARGE ONAN 9.5 KVA GENERATOR, CLIMMA AIR CONDITIONING THROUGHOUT, LARGE IDROMAR 160 L/H WATERMAKER, 4 ELECTRIC WINCHES, TWO BATTERY CHARGERS, SOLAR PANELS, DIVE COMPRESSOR, NEW SAILS AND MORE. REFIT 2010. FORT LAUDERDALE (USA)

FOUNTAINE-PAJOT - RECENT 2009, 4 CABINS VERSION, SHOWS LIKE NEW, UPGRADED 2X40HP ENGINES, WATERMAKER, SOLAR PANELS, FURUNO ELECTORNICS, RADAR, GENNAKER AND BOWSPRIT AND ELECTRIC WINCH MAKE HER THE PERFECT, MIDSIZE GO-ANYWHERE OCEAN CAT. LYING SAINT MARTIN >Asking: euros 299,000

>Asking: US$ 539,000

WWW.MULTIHULLCOMPANY.COM USA : Tel.+1 484-744-2740 - email: info@multihullcompany.com Europe : +33 (0)6 73 97 17 30 - email: alexis@multihullcompany.com

NAUTITECH 395

NAUTITECH 441

FAST 62’

1998 - 11,98M IN 4 CABINS VERSION, THIS SPLENDID 395 VERY WELL MAINTAINED, WELL EQUIPPED, 2X30HP VOLVO RECENT, READY TO SAIL AWAY. LYING IN THE FRENCH CARRIBEAN

NAUTITECH 441 DEMO BOAT FROM 2011, IN 4 CABINS VERSION. MAIN SAIL AND GENOA IN DACRON, ELECTRICAL WINDLASS, DAVITS, COMPLETE COCKPIT CUSHIONS, ELECTRONICS PACKS RAYMARINE. >Price : upon request

2009- 18,70M DAY CHARTER OF 62' BUILT BY CIM. COMPLETE EQUIPMENT AND VERY ATTRACTIVE PRICE. A PERFECT UNIT FOR CREATING A CHARTER BUSINESS. PRICE EX VAT, LYING EAST MED. PLACES IN HARBOUR ON ATLANTIC AND MED. > Asking: euros 590,000 excl.VAT (O.B.O)

>Asking: euros 160,000 VAT Incl

Nautitech Catamarans - Zone industrielle du canal des soeurs 17300 Rochefort - France Tel : +33 (0)5 46 99 82 92 www.nautitech.fr - contact@nautitech.fr

LAVEZZI 40

HIGHLAND 35

SALINA 48

2005, VERSION 3 CABINS, ENGINES 2X30HP VOLVO, EQUIPMENT ELECTRONICS COMPLETE, GENERATOR ON ENGINE, SOLAR PANELS. A BARGAIN >Asking: euros 180,000

(2 AVAILABLE) FROM 2007, ENGINES : 2X75HP, COMPLETE ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT.

FOR SALE SALINA 48, DEMO UNIT, 4 DOUBLE CABINS, 2 X 55HP ENGINES, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY IN THE MED,

Tendance Voile

> One in 2 cabins at euros 175.000 , >The other in 3 cabins Pilot at euros 190.000

>Asking: euros 470 000 excl.VAT

Quai de la Galiote / Les Marines de Cogolin +33 (0)4 94 55 23 23 info@tendance-voile.com / Internet : tendance-voile.com

Dealer

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TEKTRON 50

CASAMANCE 45’

ORANA 44

1987, DESIGNED BY JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH FOR QUEBEC / ST MALO, THE DESIGNER OF RACING MULTIHULLS SUCH AS FLEURY MICHON VI, REVIEWED 2006 AND ADAPTED TO CHARTER AND RACES FOLLOW UP, SHE RECEIVES 12 PASSENGERS UNDER COMMERCIAL BELGIAN FLAG. VERY SEAWORTHY, FAST BUT QUITE EASY, SHE IS COMPLETE AND IN PERFECT RUNNING CONDITION. FRANCE - NOTRH BRITANY

CASAMANCE 45' DESIGNED BY JOUBERT/NIVELT, THIS CATAMARAN FOUNTAINE PAJOT OFFERS A VERY LARGE VOLUME INSIDE ON AN EXCELLENT HULL SHAPE. STRONG AND RELIABLE, SHE IS ENTIRELY EQUIPPED FOR LIFE ON BOARD IN FAMILY. LYING: CARIBBEAN >Asking: euros 165,000

2009 - DESIGN JOUBERT/NIVELT, THIS FOUNTAINE PAJOT IN VERSION QUATUOR WITH THE BOW PEAKS FITTED, CAN RECEIVE 10 TO 12 BERTH. AS NEW, READY TO LEAVE AWAY ! LYING: MEDITERRANEAN >Asking: euros 299,000 excl.VAT

>Asking: euros 265,000

www.ayc.fr

International Yachtbrokers

contact@ayc.fr

CHRISTIAN PICARD since 1994

+33 (0)2 51 44 93 90

OUTREMER 45

SUNREEF 62

CATANA 472

2003. OWNER VERSION 3 CABINS, 7 BEDS, 2 TOILETTES. ENGINES : 2 X 29 CV YANMAR ABOUT 1200 H. ALL IN PERFECT CONDITIONS, MAIN, SOLENT AND JENNAKER, 60L/H WATER MAKER, FURUNO RADAR 24M, SOLAR PANELS, HEATING, ANNEXE WITH OUT BOARD >Asking: euros 320,000 VAT Incl.

2007 SPECIAL OWNER VERSION ONLY USED BY THE FIRST OWNER MALTESE FLAG. 2 POWERFUL ENGINES 160 HP, 2 BOW THRUSTERS, ELECTRIC FURLERS FOR GENOA AND SOLENT, ENLARGED BIMINI WITH WINDSHIELDS AND WAVE PROTECTION COVERS, DIVING COMPRESSOR LARGE OWNER VERSION CABIN WITH A SPACIOUS BATHROOM. CONVENIENT PULLMAN BED IN GUEST CABIN, TV AND DVD PLAYER IN ALL THE CABINS...

2000. OWNER VERSION 3 CABINS, 2009-2010 REFITTING, PERFECT CONDITIONS. CARBON MAST & BOOM. 2010 KEVLAR SHROUDS. ENGINES: 2 X 75 CV VOLVO ABOUT 500 H. NEW HYDRANET MAIN & GENOA. 160 MQ JENNAKER & SPI. 8 SOLAR PANELS. AIRCO-HEATING... >Asking: euros 475,000 VAT Incl.

>Asking: euros 750,000

WWW.MULTISCAFI.COM - E-MAIL : INFO@MULTISCAFI.COM VIA MAZZETTA 2 - 50125 FIRENZE – ITALIE

PRESTIGIOUS CLASSIFIED ADS

TEL : 00 39 055 64 99 115 - FAX : 00 39 055 051 0534 - MOBILE : 00 39 335 662 8866

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FUSION 40

EUPHORIE 44

LAGOON 440

OWNER LAYOUT MAY 2010. 3 CABINS 3 BATH CABINETRY IN LIGHT OAK . FAST AND LIGHT 7.6T. SAIL INCIDENCE . 2X29 HP YANMAR, INVERTER 2000W, WASHER, AIS, AUTO PILOT, TEAK COCKPIT, GENERATOR 3000W, WATER MAKER, DINGHY SOUTHERN PACIFIC 6 HP. VTA PAID BVI REGISTRY. PHOTOS ON HTTP://GALLERY.ME.COM/BRICE.DAUNAY

4 CABINS + CREW, 4 HEADS, DISHWASHER AND WASHING MACHINE, FREEZER, 2 FRIDGES.... 2X 330HP IVECO, CONSUMPTION UNDER CRUISING 2X30L/H, GENERATOR 6,5 KVA, WATERMAKER, SOLAR PANELS, OFFSHORE EQUIPMENT, EXT LIFTING 2010, MAINTAINED BY PROFESSIONAL, TENDER + OUTBOARD HONDA + HARBOUR PLACE, MORE DETAILS ON WWW.VENDS-BATEAU.COM

OPPORTUNITY, PRICE INCL VAT OR LEASING EX VAT TO CONTINUE, YEAR 2007, SUPERB 440 IN 4 CABINS ALL OPTIONS, EXCEPT A/C (WATERMAKER, GENERATOR, CHARTS, SOUNDER, RADAR RAYMARINE, CHARGER 80AMP, FREEZER, 2 FRIDGES, TENDER 20HP HONDA, GENNAKER) PERFECT FOR SAIL AROUND THE WORLD, TO SEE ABSOLUTELY, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY.. LYING: BONIFACIO (CORSICA)

>Asking: euros 340,000 VAT Incl. >Email : brice.daunay@me.com >Mob. 33 (0)6 76 63 81 79 >http://web.me.com/brice.daunay/Fusion_Med

>Asking: euros 235,000 >Email : delahaye612@live.fr >Tel. 33 (0)3 85 74 36 33 >Mob. 33 (0)6 85 57 82 80

G-SAIL 51

50' OPEN

CATANA 50

A CATAMARAN TO GO ANYWHERE, BUILD IN SWEDEN IN 2008, ALL ALUMINIUM, 8 WATERTIGHT BULKHEADS, PRACTICALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE, STILL ELEGANT AND LUXURIOUS, LIGHT AND FAST. DNV A, FURUNO, MASTERVOLT, SELDEN RIGGING, CARIB 30HP. LYING: PREVEZA (GREECE)

TRIMARAN 50' OPEN 1990 (SEATEC SHIPYARD) IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. PERFECT RACE-CRUISE. VISITING IN LE HAVRE. INVENTORY ON WWW.BRANEC.NET SITE.

THIS CATANA 50 IS SOLD DIRECTLY BY THE OWNER. PERFECT CONDITIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON WWW.CATANA50.COM.

>Asking: euros 240,000 VAT Incl. OBO >Email : roger.langevin@wanadoo.fr >Tel. 33 (0)2 35 41 19 80 >Mob. 33 (0)6 08 07 50 14 >www.branec.net

>Asking: euros 650,000 >Email : imbertjci@wanadoo.fr >Tel. +33 (0)4 67 27 55 57 >Mob. +33 (0)6 11 35 04 98 >www.catana50.com

>Asking: euros 390,000 >Email : hans@g-sail.ch >Tel. +41 765 181 831 >www.g-sail.ch/G-SAIL51.pdf

>Asking: euros 310,000 >Email : mf-invest@wanadoo.fr >Tel. 33 (0)6 08 75 93 85


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LAGOON 410

LAGOON 470

2007, LUXURY CATAMARAN HALF OWNER VERSION (4 DOUBLE CABINS + 4 HEADS + 1 CREW CAB IN FWD PEAK + HEAD), MODERN FINISH. EQUIPPED WITH YANMAR ENGINES 2X160HP, ELECTRONICS COMPLETE, GENERATOR, A/C, WATERMAKER, SECURITY EQUIPEMENT COMPLETE, ETC... INVENTORY UPON REQUEST, SPANISH FLAG, VERY GOOD CONDITION, HARBOUR PLACE AVAILABLE.

1999, VERSION 4 DOUBLE CABINS + 2 HEADS WITH SHOWER, MAIN FULL BATTEN, GENOA ON FURLER, LAZY BAG AND LAZY JACKS, COMPLETE ELECTRONICS, COMPLETE SECURITY EQUIPEMENT WITH BEACON AND LIFERAFT, GENERATOR, FREEZER, FRIDGE, BIMINI, CUSHIONS ON FLY, TENDER WITH OUTBOARD, ETC ... DETAILED INVENTORY UPON REQUEST, FRENCH FLAG, CATAMARAN IN GOOD CONDITION, HARBOUR PLACE AVAILABLE IN SPAIN.

LAGOON 470, 2000. ENTIRELY REFITTED IN 2011, VERSION 4 DBL CAB + HEAD AND 2 FWD CAB IN PEAK, 2X40HP YANMAR, MAINSAIL AND GENOA IN HYDRANET 2011, SOLENT DACRON 2011, GENERATOR ONAN 9,50KWA, TENDER + OUTBOARD... ETC. SPANISH FLAG, LYING AT ROSES (SPAIN), HARBOUR SPACE AVAILABLE. >Asking: euros 340,000 VAT Incl.

>Asking: euros 930,000 VAT Incl.

>Asking: euros 160,000 VAT Incl.

PRESTIGIOUS CLASSIFIED ADS

SUNREEF 62 SAILING

THE MED CAT COMPANY Email : info@themedcatcompany.com - Tel. + 34 639 394 645 / + 34 629 300 171 www.themedcatcompany.com

PRIVILEGE 585

PRIVILEGE 585

PRIVILEGE 585

2004, NICE CHARTER VERSION 4 DOUBLE CABINS + 3 SINGLE, WELL MAINTAINED AND AVAILABLE IN ASIA. CHERRYWOOD INTERIOR, 2X150HP YANMAR, A/C, 2 GENSETS, WATERMAKER, ETC ... READY TO SAIL AWAY >Asking: euros 799,000 excl.VAT (leasing)

2004, AVAILABLE ON THE ATLANTIC, THIS SPLENDID PRIVILEGE 585 HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO A COMPLETE REFIT AT ALLIAURA YARDS WINTERIZED AT THE YARDS, CHARTER CERTIFIED AND PROFESSIONAL, VERY EQUIPPED, A SAFE VALUE ! >Asking: euros 750,000 excl.VAT

2005, CUSTOMIZED VERSION WITH A NICE L-SHAPE SALON, VERY OPTIMIZED, 5 DOUBLE CABINS, CAN WELCOME 12 GUESTS, VISIBLE IN THE MED. PROFESSIONAL STRICT MAINTENANCE, SPLENDID CONDITION. >Asking: euros 850,000 excl.VAT

CATHYACHT TEL 33 (0)2 51 21 54 05 - CELL 33 (0)6 892 792 06 - CONTACT@CATHYACHT.COM - WWW.CATHYACHT.COM BROKERAGE - EXPORT DEVELOPMENT - DECORATION

LAGOON 570

PRIVILEGE 445

PRIVILEGE 65

2008, NICE UNIT WELL PROVEN, AFTER A NICE LONG TRIP FROM THE SEYCHELLES IN 4 CABINS VERSION, THIS LAGOON 570 HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO SERIOUS CARE AT CNB SHIPYARDS IN BORDEAUX, WITH NUMEROUS REFITS AND CONTROLS ... READY TO SAIL AGAIN ! >Asking: euros 625,000 excl.VAT (leasing)

2006, A SAFE VALUE ON THE 45' MARKET WITH 4 DOUBLE CABINS, 4 HEADS, LIGHT WOOD, BASICALLY EQUIPPED BUT ALWAYS THIS VERY NICE QUALITY OF BUILDING THE PRIVILEGE ARE FAMOUS FOR OVER 25 YEARS FOR THEIR ROBUSTNESS, FINISHINGS AND EXTREME. >Asking: euros 320,000 excl.VAT

2001, THE 7TH OF A UNIQUE SERIE OF 8 BUILT ! PURE REFINEMENT, AMAZING LINES, SUPERB FINISHINGS, VERY WELL EQUIPPED THE PRIVILEGE 65 IS CONSIDERED AS A COLLECTOR'S PIECE FOR FIRST CLASS CHARTER OR FOR UNUSUAL PRIVATE USE ... AVAILABLE IN THE CARRIBEAN ! >Asking: US$ 995,000

CATHYACHT TEL 33 (0)2 51 21 54 05 - CELL 33 (0)6 892 792 06 - CONTACT@CATHYACHT.COM - WWW.CATHYACHT.COM BROKERAGE - EXPORT DEVELOPMENT - DECORATION

LAVEZZI 40

IMAGINE 39

ATHENA 38

LAVEZZI 40 AM 2007. VERSION 4 DOUBLE CABINS, ENGINES 2 VOLVO 30 HP, VERY GOOD CONDITION, SEA GRANTING PAID LYING IN MARTINIQUE >Asking: euros 167,000 excl.VAT

FOR SALE CATAMARAN IMAGINE 39. DESIGN FIOLEAU, YEAR 1991. BUILT IN SANDWICH RED CEDAR / EPOXY, 2 X YANMAR 20HP. SAILS 2 YEARS OLD. MAST AND RIGGING 2 YEARS OLD. VERY GOOD CONDITION. LYING: MARTINIQUE AND FRANCE >Asking: euros 118,000 VAT Incl.

ATHENA 38 AM 2005. VERSION 4 DOUBLE CABINS. VERY GOOD CONDITION : SAILS 6 MONTH, ENGINES VOLVO 2 X 20 HP. SEA GRANTING PAID. LYING IN MARTINIQUE. . >Asking: euros 155,000 euros excl.VAT

AUTREMER CONCEPT Contact : info@autremerconcept.com - Tél : + 596 (0)696 43 55 33 www.autremerconcept.com

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SUNREEF 62

LAGOON 440

SUNREEF 70

2009, OWNER'S BOAT, CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR 5 CABINS + CREW, FULLY EQUIPPED, PERFECT COND., LYING GULF OF ST. TROPEZ.

2008. OWNER'S VERSION (NEVER CHARTERED) 3 CABINS, COMPLETE EQUIPMENT, ENGINES YANMAR 2 X 54 HP. LYING: SOUTH FRANCE - CANNES

>Asking: euros 980,000

>Asking: euros 360,000 VAT Incl.

2008, METICULOUS CUSTOM INTERIOR, 4 CABINS + CREW, FULL OPTIONS, 2 X YANMAR 240 HP, LYING SOUTH OF FRANCE, LEASING RUNNING. >Asking: euros 1,850,000

Saint-Tropez - Cannes Email : marcpajot@gmail.com +33 (0)6 20 66 80 03 / +33 (0)6 10 24 16 62

QUEENSLAND 55

SALINA 48

CUMBERLAND 46

2011, MAESTRO VERSION LARGE OWNER'S CABIN, FULL OPTIONS, 2 X VOLVO IPS 600, LYING SOUTH OF FRANCE. LEASING RUNNING. >Asking: euros 1,850,000

2007, MAESTRO VERSION, SUPER EQUIPPED FOR CIRCUMNAVIGATION, CARBON MAST, 2 X VOLVO 40 HP, LYING CANNES, LEASING RUNNING, HARBOUR BERTH POSSIBLE >Asking: euros 450,000

2008, MAESTRO VERSION, PERFECT COND., SUPER EQUIPPED, 2 X VOLVO 300 HP, LYING CANNES, HARBOUR BERTH POSSIBLE. >Asking: euros 485,000 Negotiable

PRESTIGIOUS CLASSIFIED ADS

Saint-Tropez - Cannes Email : marcpajot@gmail.com +33 (0)6 20 66 80 03 / +33 (0)6 10 24 16 62

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JANGADA

BAHIA 46

OCEAN VOYAGER

JANGADA IS FOR SALE, 15,55X8,60X1,60M, COMPOSITE BUILDING, PREPARATION 2007/2009, CIRCUMNAVIGATION 2009/2012, ONLY ASKS TO SAIL AWAY, SIMPLE, STRONG, RELIABLE, WELL EQUIPPED, HER DESIGN IS MADE FOR A LIT UP AMATEUR, UNIQUE CATAMARAN, WICH SAILS FAST, A RARE TOOL TO TRAVEL, PARTICULARLY SAFE, AVAILABLE LA ROCHELLE JULY 2012.

BAHIA 46 “3 SULTANA", FOUNTAINE PAJOT, 2004, 1ST HAND, " NICER THAN NEW " CERTAINLY THE NICEST BAHIA CUSTOM BUILT, FULL OPTIONS, ETC..., SOLD WITH WARRANTY FOR ENGINES MECACYL, POSSIBLE TO HAVE HARBOUR PLACE, TO SEE ON WWW.BAHIA46.COM

FOR SALE DAY CHARTER OCEAN VOYAGER 82, 2003. VERY GOOD COND. NUC-CLASS VESSELS 650,000 EUROS DAY CHARTER OCEAN VOYAGER 74, 2004. VERY GOOD COND. NUC-CLASS VESSELS 600,000 EUROS

>Asking: euros 380,000 >Email : olivier.mesnier@hotmail.fr

>Asking: euros 330,000 >Email : mecacyl.pro@mecacyl.com >Tel. 33 (0)5 56 68 05 06 >www.bahia46.com

>PRIVILEGE CROISIERES >Email : tiptopcruise@wanadoo.fr >Tel. 590 (0)5 90 84 66 36

PRIVILEGE 495

CATANA 471

NAUTITECH 44

2009 OWNER'S VERSION 3 CABINS, ENGINES 75 HP, FOLDING PROPS, GENERATOR 9 KV, WATERMAKER, REVERSIBLE A/C, TECK IN COCKPIT AND TRANSOMS, ELECTRICAL WINCHES, SAILS HYDRANET FROM INCIDENCES, GENNAKER, SPI, ETC. BOAT MAINTAINED BY PROFESSIONAL, NEVER CHARTERED, AS NEW, LEASING VERY INTERESTING. LYING: FRANCE MED W

REFINED WOOD FINISHES AND ALCANTARA FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL UNIT 2001. FITTED AROUND THE WORLD, WATERMAKER, GENERATOR, SOLAR PANELS, CARBON MAST, MAINSAIL, GENOA, GENNAKER, SPINNAKER... OWNER SAILBOAT, REGULAR MAINTENANCE,LOTS OF NEW EQUIPMENT (<2 YEARS). LYING: MEDITERRANNEAN

>Asking: euros 638,000 >Email : yriveau@gmail.com >Mob. +33 (0)6 77 13 79 15

>Asking: euros 397,000 >Email : guy-savignac@wanadoo.fr >Mob. 33 (0)6 08 07 67 43

2008, CABIN 4 + SALOON + 2 QUATER + 4WC, YANMAR 2X40HP, S-DRIVE, REFRIGERATOR, 3PS SOLAR PANEL SOLARA (700W) INVERTER 1500W, PLOTTER 8,5', RAY MARINE INSTRUMENT AND AUTO PILOT, DINGY 3,10 + SUZUKI 6HP, TV 17", RADOP CD/USB, FOLDIN PROPELLERS...

>Asking: euros 310,000 exVAT >Email : ytsa@nautilus.gr >Tel. + 30 210 985 4238 >Mob. + 30 6942 015 959 www.thalassamed-yachts.gr


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The CLASSSIFIED ADS CRUISING CATAMARANS LAGOON 440 2004, 3 cabins. Many

equipments. Very good condition. One owner from the beginning. Owner sells. Ask more info. Price is with VAT, but can sell also without VAT. Lying: Palma de Mallorca Asking: 320,000 euros VAt Incl. Email : aikapoika36@gmail.com Mob. + 358 500 715 216

Never chartered, never Caraïbe,4 cab, leasing continuation possible. Lying: Med - Spain - 290,000 euros Email : catomega62@hotmail.com Tel. +33 (0)4 66 53 56 78 Mob. +33 (0)6 66 29 49 04 CATANA 48 from 1993, well equipped : autopilot, solar panels 480w, windvane, watermaker ... Boat safe and fast. Cata with daggerboards, low draft. 4 double cabins + 2 singles. Tender+15hp. Boat well maintained by his owner. Perfect for cruising and charter Lying: Marin - Martinique (FWI) Asking: 245,000 euros Email : cataoceane@yahoo.fr http://cata.oceane.free.fr OUTREMER 45 2004, 3 double cabins, 1

The centreboard version of this very

well designed and optioned, 4 cabins layout PRIVILEGE 465 on the market. She has been very well looked after always being privately owned and the present ownerAlain have ensured everything is in perfect working order. Lying: Tunisia - 350,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : alainvaucelle@aol.com Tel. 33 (0)4 90 02 68 89 Mob. 33 (0)6 89 53 40 79 http://privilege-465-moultipass.wifeo.com

triple, 2x28hp (1700h), watermak 60l/h (2008-190h), hard top 2010, autopilot, navtex, gps, ais, tel iridium, beacon 2009, main sail genakker, spi 2009 and solent 2009, tender 2009 outboard mercury 2010. solar panels 2x160w. Lying: FWI until march, then France. Asking: 340,000 euros christian.dieuset@hotmail.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 14 17 12 63 http://outremer.grenadines.free.fr For sale OUTREMER 45 owner's, 2003,

BAHIA 46 - Special limited edition

'Anniversary Millesime'. Year 2006. Impeccable conditions. Full-equiped . Lying: Spain. Asking: 275,000 euros amoralo@splash-catamaranes.com Mob. + 34 670 754 881

blue water equipped, perfect condition. Lying: Ajaccio (Corsica). 350,000 euros christine.elisabeth.garcia@wanadoo.fr Tel. 33 (0)4 95 25 60 94 JACOBIN 1 URGENT Motor CATAMARAN

1996 CORSAIR 3600

Modern cruising cat, ideally placed in the Med and suitably well equipped. 3 large double cabins, 2 heads/shower rooms, 2 x VOLVO 27hp inboard diesels, much new equipment and very good condition. EEC VAT paid. Lying: Fetye, Turkey Asking: 99,000 euros brianandtricia@madasafish.com Tel. +44 243 52 7858 Mob. +44 7809 427431 www.cockatooses.co.uk PRIVILEGE 435 Easy Cruise 2000 trade

in possible, excellent condition, refitted in Nov 2007, sails Hydranet, gennaker, elect winch, sol panels 320w, generator Northen, SSB icom710, watermaker 90L, tender Caribe 3,3m + 15hp options.

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13x6m50 CP EPOXY complete refil 2009 for living yearly. 2x100hp Iveco. Consumption : 2x5L/H GASOIL. Very Spacious and very comfortable, 40 pictures available on the blog. Place available at la Grande Motte (South France) Lying: South France. 90 000 euros claude.eric.scapa@hotmail.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 67 81 98 50 www.catamaran-yoyo.blogspace.fr CATA ALU 58' FOR SALE OR CHARTER ON LONG DURATION, aluminium catamaran 58', 2004, back from long cruises, very equipped, 2x75hp. Complete inventory upon request. Exceptional! Asking: 440,000 € VAT Incl. NAUTITECH 395 owner, 97. Very well equip., new sails. Always well-maintained and improved. Full rigid roof with dinghy and outboard. 160,000 € VAT Incl. VENEZIA 42, 1992, 4 cabins, 2 bathrooms. Good cond, Small electrical works to plan. 135,000 € VAT Incl. NAUTITECH 402 Owner, 2009, Ready for circumnavigation,fully equipped, as new. BLU, watermaker, solar panels, washing machine... Volvo 2x30hp, 15hp dinghy, bargain (leasing takeover) Asking: 320,000 € VAT Incl. PRIVILEGE 12, 1991. prepared for circumnavigation, full refit between 2007 & 2010. Sails, engines, rigid bimini,

solar pannels. Single-storey custom kitchen and cockpit. For sale due to health reasons, urgent. 130,000 € VAT Incl. BELIZE 43, 4 cabins, 2002, 220 000 VAT incl.. Great cond., owner use. Well equipped, available now. Inventory upon request. Asking: 220,000 € VAT Incl. NAUTITECH 44 owner, 2009, 365 000 VAT incl.. fully equipped, generator, watermaker, solar panels, full electronics, washing machine, etc. Available late March. Little sailing ! (Leasing takeover). BARGAIN. Lying Martinique. Asking: 365 000 € VAT Incl. LAGOON 410 S2, 2005, 4 cabins, 4 bathrooms, well equipped, Yanmar 2 x 40 hp, solar panels. Well-maintained. Robust boat, available now. Leasing takeover possible. 190 000 € VAT Incl. LAGOON 400 owner, 2009, 220 000 euros. Fully equipped, with individual management contract. Lying Martinique individual use posible.. BARGAIN. Fully available 2014. 220,000 € A3C Email : contact@a-3-c.com Tel. 596 (0)6 96 45 08 48

CATAMARAN F40 JEANNEAU 1986 Lying: Med. Asking: 55,000 euros NAVIPLANE 11,40 m, 2000 Lying: W France - 80,000 euros ESSENCE 10 2010 Lying: W France - 122,000 euros EVENT 34 1991 - Med. 65,000 euros MULTI SAILING Email : contact@multisailing.com Tel. 33 (0)2 97 88 43 90 www.multisailing.com CAT FLOTTEUR 41 extended 43. 1991.

2X50cv Perkins. Strongal. Papetized, new rigging, boat safe and comfortable at sea and mooring.. Lying: La Paz Mexico. Asking: 235,000 euros Email : diamenthe@gmail.com Tel. 33 (0)4 32 80 95 03 www.catamaranforsale.fr EDEL CAT 35, rare opportunity, offers a

MULTIHULLS SPECIALIST SWISS CATAMARANS DEALER CATAMARANS NAUTITECH 395, 1997, 125.000 € PRIVILEGE 395, 2006, 190.000 € LEOPARD 40, 2007, 235.000 € LAVEZZI 40, 2009, 265.000 € NAUTITECH 44, 2006, 340.000 € DEAN 441, 2007, 355.000 € excl. VAT KRONOS 45, 1993, 169.000 € excl. VAT LAGOON 470, 01, 320.000 € excl. VAT SALINA 48, neuf, 449.000 € excl. VAT LAGOON 500, 07, 480.000 € excl. VAT LAGOON 500, 2008, 610.000 € LAGOON 620, 2009, 1.250.000 € excl. VAT PERFORMANCE CATAMARANS LOUISIANE, 1984, 50.000 € OUTREMER 42, 2006, 330.000 € SWITCH 51, 2007, 580.000 € excl. VAT SWISS CAT 55, 2008, 1.000.000 € excl. VAT

very nice volume in 4 cabins + arrange pod, very equipped, 2 engines "Yanmar" 2GM20 18hp, 2 Maxprop Props, electronics RAYMARINE ST60, autopilot SPX5, electr. windlass, sails from Incidences very good condition, Spi, draft : 0,80m Lying: France (Manche). 68,000 euros Email : edelcat35@gmail.com Mob. 33 (0)6 03 40 51 75 ELFE 8M Aluminium catamaran from

1984. 8x4 m. hb 9.9. 1 double berth and 3 single, rigging and electronics equipment complete and good quality. Ready for sail, can be seen in France (South Britany). Asking: 29,900 euros Email : elfe56bc@hotmail.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 21 50 24 05 EDEL 33 LIGHT fast and spacious, very

TRAWLERS MARYLAND 37, 2001, 140.000 € EUPHORIE 44, 1994, 140.000 € CUMBERLAND 46, 2009, 599.000 € excl. VAT

Tel +33 (0)4 94 75 94 79 www.ayb-catamarans.com contact@ayb-catamarans.com CAROFF 58 2004 - FWI - 430,000 euros LAGOON 500 2007 Lying: Med Asking: 520,000 euros OUTREMER 49 2010 Lying: Pacifique - 598,000 euros FREYDIS 49 2004 - Lying: Med Asking: 430,000 euros LAGOON 470 1999 - Lying: Med Asking: 280,000 euros FREYDIS 46 2005 - Lying: Med Asking: 325,000 euros PRIVILEGE 435 2000 - Lying: Med Asking: 325,000 euros EDEL CAT 43 1993 - FWI - 120,000 euros

equipped, code 0, Spi, stormsail, solar panels, etc ... easy to handle in reduced crew (self tacking solent). Dismantable and transportable. Launched June 2009, ready to sail away, no expense to do. Leasing possible (70). Lying: Port Leucate / France. Asking: 169,000 euros Email : fjmarine@free.fr Tel. 33 (0)6 25 78 86 53 Mob. 33( 0)6 25 78 86 53 PRIVILEGE 465 Splendid from 2001 very equipped, generator, watemaker, GPS, radar, TV, washing machine, dish washer ... For sale for health reasons entirely or 50% only more infos on our website. Lying: Méditerranean Asking: 300,000 euros Email : francois.quiles@orange.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 11 08 71 68 http://cata-passion.fr


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The CLASSSIFIED ADS LAGOON 470 2002 Owner's version,

equipped long cruising, new engines, Mooring in Vigo - Spain - Atlantic coast. Lying: Vigo - Spain Asking: 330,000 euros VAT paid Email : frviso@hotmail.com Mob. +34 670 881 623 http://skydrive.live.com/?cid= 5ce91c66e70544e0&sc=photos CATAMARAN 11.1 M - Design FAUROUX

in strip planking of 1990, 2 double cabins, 1 berth in salon, 1 single cabin, 1 head, 1 toilet, 2 x 18hp Yanmar engines GM20, generator Paguro, fore sails new, main in good condition. Complete electronics 2010, liferaft 2011, tender + outboard. Lying: South Britany - France Asking: 130,000 euros Email : gduclos@orange.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 09 05 24 18 KENNEX 380 1997 with drift and boom

furling Profurl with 550w of solar panels available nine Caribbean in April/May 2012 2 x Volvo 29ch 2600h many facilities on request... Lying: Caribbean Asking: 138,000 euros Email : gf.sicana@gmail.com Tel. 33 (0)5 61 49 30 29 Mob. 33 (0)6 71 12 03 82 PROUT 37 - 11.15 m. FELINITY is a solid wood catamaran with english spirit and cutter rigging. I'm getting older worse than him, and our separation time is over. Powered and sailed as new and very equipped. Pictures and details on the dedicated website. Lying: Sicily. Asking: 65,000 euros gilles.brancati@wanadoo.fr Tel. 33 (0)4 90 16 93 76 Mob. 33 (0)6 16 17 27 78 http://www.felinity.pagespersoorange.fr/topic1/page2.html LAGOON 57 1998/2004 “S” model époxy kevlar carbon with structural improvements, custom interior and many important upgrades. 100% sound and ready to cruise. Large solar array and two wind generators, see website for photos and specs. Asking: 895,000 US$ Email : h2ohobo@gmail.com Mob. +1 562 900 4814 www.lagoon57merlin.com NAUTITECH 395 1997 - 98,000 € SEAWIND 1000 1997 - 110,000 € ATHENA 38 2002 - 130,000 € PRIVILEGE 12M 1992 - 120,000 € AVENTURA 36 2008 - 125,000 € LAGOON 380 2004 - 170,000 € LAVEZZI 40 2004 - 160,000 € SEAWIND 1200 2002 - 196,000 € BAHIA 46 1999-2008 - 196,000 €

OUTREMER 55 STANDARD 2002 Asking: 290,000 € NAUTITECH 44 2006 - 340,000 € OUTREMER 45 2003, 3 cabins, 7 berths - Asking: 320,000 € LAGOON 440 2004, 3 cabins Asking: 340,000 € NAUTITECH 47 2009 - 450,000 € CATANA 472 2000 475,000 € SUNREEF 62 2006 - 630,000 € ELEUTHERA 60 ORCHESTRA 2007 Asking: 700,000 € MULTI SRL Email : info@multiscafi.com Tel. +39 055 64 99 115 Mob. + 39 335 662 8866 www.multiscafi.com CATALAC 8M 1976, lovingly maintained and upgraded, Yamaha 9,9. 24,950 euros CATALAC 9M 1982, 2 x YANMAR 7pk Diesels (1982). 25,000 euros WOODS SKUA 9 m. 1991, Turbo rigged, only 500 miles, needs TLC. 17,500 euros MAINE CAT 30 9 m. 1996, equipped for the tropics, 2x Yamaha 4str. Asking: 57,000 euros excl. VAT IROQUOIS MKII 9.14 m. 1969, 9,14m. 15Hp Outb., very complete. 19,500 euros QUEST 31 9.45 m. 1978, needs TLC, ocean cruising equipm. Lying: Curacao. 15,000 euros FORTIN T2 1994, 9,7m, Fast Seacruiser, YAMAHA 15Hp. Asking: 54,500 euros WADVOGEL 33 1979, 9,9m. Shallow ply/epoxy open bridgedeck cruiser. Asking: 29,500 euros PROUT EVENT 34 10.3 m. 1992, excellent condition, 1x55Hp Yanmar with 2xhydr. drives. Asking: 89,000 euros STARTWINS 34 1991, compl. Liveaboard equipment. 2 diesels. 59,500 euros CATANA 381 11.8 m. 1996, fast and well equipped, totally upgraded, US Eastcoast Asking: 157,000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 420 Excellent, very complete. West France. 337,000 euros OUTREMER 55 STD 2008, 16,3m As new, many improvements. West Indies. 497,500 euros excl. VAT EVECOM Email : info@multihull.nl Tel. + 31 512 371 999 www.multihull.eu BELIZE 43, 2003, 4 cabins. Only privately

used - First owner. Excellent condition ! Fully equipped for long cruises. Easy to handle for the small crew. Fast! - Safe! - Comfortable ! Ask for more details ! Lying: Greece. Asking: 178,500 euros Email : hansschubert@gmx.de ATHENA 38 2002, first owner, never chartered, 4 cabins, 2 heatings Eberspächer, spi, radar, navtex, navstation + autopilot Raymarine, VAT paid, 2 x Yanmar GM20, excellent condition, pictures upon request Asking: 155,000 euros Email : hlepautremat@gmail.com Tel. 33 (0)2 33 37 62 86 Mob. 33 (0)6 80 01 15 21 OUTREMER 45 2002, super condition, decoration upgraded cherrywood, 4 double cabins, rigging textile, 2 helms, watermaker, solar panels, 220V, gennaker, spi, radar, autopilot, navtex, GPS, VHF, 2 Yanmar 27hp 990h, 2 extra opening portholes, fridge and freezer, tender and Suzuki 6hp 4 st. Lying: Cannes South France. Asking: 338,000 euros Email : j.ouvrier@gestinvest.fr Mob. +33 (0)6 20 36 44 60

ATHENA 38 equipped for RTW trips, back from 10000 miles around the Atlantic ready to go again. 1996, recent engines and sails, solar pannels, Pilot ST7000, Furuno 4C GPS, large tender, desalination, radar, excellent mooring. Lying France - Brittany. 132,000 euros Email : jfcaillard@yahoo.com Mob. 33 (0)6 77 87 85 51 http://debid.free.fr EUPHORIE 44, Volvo 370hp, consumption 25L/H, generator 6,5 kva, watermaker, tender + outboard 5hp 4 str, dishes and plates, linen, TV DVD player, 4 cabins + shower + electrical toilet, A/C reversible, ready for cruise. Lying: Fréjus (France). Asking: 150,000 euros jacqueline.geral@wanadoo.fr Tel. 33 (0)5 45 21 72 43 Mob. 33 (0)6 07 15 27 07

Polynesia, New Caledonia TRIMARAN HARRIS 11.5m, 95 - 40,200 € WINDSPEED, 11.7m, 1990 - 71,200 € WHARAM ALU, 12.8m, 1996 - 83,800 € CNAM 105 11.2m, 1986 - 100,600 € LAZZI 1300 14.4m, 1987, 130,700 € GRAAL 48' 14.8m, 1990 - 170,000 € KENNEX 445 13.45m, 1992 - 184,500 € LAGOON 47 14.1m, 1993 - 229,000 € MARQUISES 56 17.15m, 1999 - 360,000 € LAGOON 440 13.6m, 2004 - 365,000 € DEAN 440 13.25m, 2008 - 370,000 € OUTREMER 55 LIGHT 16.5m, 2002 - 390,000 € SALINA 48 14.3m, 2011 - 460,000 €

Alliaura Marines TRANSCAT 42 livea-

board, 12.85, salon livingroom galley same-level cockpit, 4 cabins 8 berths, 2 heads showers, sink 600 l watertank 60l/h watermaker, solar panels (4), 2 x 190 hp Yanmar 1500 l : 1400 Hrs dieselbk : 2 pilots INT-FLY: électronics : ZODIAC + 15 YAMAHA, Marina berth. Lying: Caribbean. 210 000 € VAT Incl. joyeux.dauphins@hotmail.fr Tel. 00 599 966 065 41 Mob : 33 (0)6 07 48 38 54 EDEL 33 CRUISER mod.35, Very improved, main pod higher, 2 x Yanmar 18hp, windlass Caïman, davits, tender, winches Andersen, releasable stay, 4 cabins (6 pers), Discount before painting jobs. Training or boat trading possible. Lying: Rosas Spain. 75,000 euros Email : katiperisse@hotmail.com Tel. +33 (0)5 61 96 99 17 Mob. + 37 68 56 087 EDELCAT 35 Ext 37, 4 doubles, 2 wc, new HB 4 str 25 hp Mercury, osmosis treatment 2010, anti-fouling oct. 2011, NKE pilote, Garmin GPS chart, new deck paint, good sails, as. spi, ready to go. Lying: Portimão - Algarve. 63,000 euros Email : machadosub@gmail.com Mob. + 351 968 099 092 http://sites.google.com/site/ catamaranedel35forsale/home NAUTITECH 44 07/2006, 4 cabins + bow

peak, owner's boat very maintained and equipped for cruising around the world, teak, watermaker, generator, solar panels, navnet outside, complete electronics, Max sea with numerous charts, irridium, beacon. Lying: La Grande Motte (France). 315 000 € VAT Incl. Email : michel.gorlier@sfr.fr Tel. +33 (0)4 11 75 83 34 Mob. +33 (0)6 09 52 13 64 ORANA 44 October 2008, model 2009, as new, radar, water maker, autopilot, 2x40hp Volvo, gennaker, freezer, 2 solar panels of 170w each, incl. VAT, ORANA leasing possible 5 years, prompt offer urgent required. Lying: Caribbean St Martin 97150. 295 000 euros VAT Incl. Email : mpcamicas@yahoo.com Tel. 590 (0)5 90 87 76 77 Fax : 590 (0)5 90 87 52 97

SUNREEF 70 POWER 2010 Asking: 2,750,000 euros SUNREEF 70 SAILING 2008 Asking: 1,865,000 euros SUNREEF 62 SAILING 2005 Asking: 850,000 euros SUNREEF 62 SAILING 2007 Asking: 930,000 euros SUNREEF 62 SAILING 2007 Asking: 990,000 US$ SUNREEF 62 SAILING 2008 Asking: 950,000 euros SUNREEF 62 SAILING 2009 Asking: 980,000 euros LAGOON 470 2000 Asking: 340,000 euros LAGOON 410 1999 Asking: 160,000 euros LAVEZZI 40 2002 Asking: 175,000 euros BELIZE 43 2000 Asking: 200,000 euros NAUTITECH 40 2003 Asking: 149,000 euros NAUTITECH 44 2007 Asking: 450,000 euros Tel. + 34 872 02 66 45 Mob. + 34 629 300 171 & +34 639 394 645 Email : info@themedcatcompany.com www.thecatamarancentre.com NAUTITECH 435 Dufour 96 perfect condi-

tion 13.25 m 4 double cabins 4 toiletsshower 2x30 Volvo spinnaker 4 solar panels of 80w electronic GPS Furuno VHF electr. Raymarine tender 3.20 m

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new + HB 15 cv dessal. TV converter leds, inventory / demand Lying: Var South France. 175,000 euros Email : michel.piquet2@free.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 86 83 07 65 AMARANTE 50 15 m. Very good price,

maintained, no other works to consider. Owners version with central bed. All comfort. Papeetized. Tahiti. 168,000 € Email : remslab@yahoo.fr Tel. 33 (0)4 79 07 84 39 Mob. 33 (0)6 42 61 69 33 SNOWGOOSE 37, 1989, blue voyage

just reduced. This cruising catamaran of 15m, from 1994 refitted in 1998, is very spacious, strong and unsinkable. Energetic range thanks to 10 solar panels. Never cycloned, can be seen in St Marteen. Inventory upon request.. Asking: 180,000 euros michelguittenit@hotmail.com Mob. 590 (0)6 90 62 15 39

equipment exc cond, Delta Voile sails, Yanmar 30 db. 80,000 euros Email : remy.drouin@wanadoo.fr

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salon, asmetric spinnaker, bimini, suw awning, lazy bag. Equipment Raymarine. Tender + outboard, st/s davits, holding tank, offshore security equipment, professional maintenance, 1st owner. Leasing possible. Lying: La Rochelle OPPORTUNITY: 149,000 euros VAT Incl. Email : petitpasc@hotmail.com Mob. 33 (0)6 72 91 47 25 FREYDIS 49 CRUISING

2004, 4 cabins, 3SDB, set sails full, equipped kitchen, washing machine, compr. bottles, déssal. 180 l/h, adapted disabled person, tag, full electronic, generator, TV, mast in carbon, inventory on request, to grasp! Lying: Saint Cyprien (France) Asking: 390,000 euros Email : procyon66@hotmail.fr Mob. 33 (0)6 59 06 58 61 LEOPARD 42 Beautifull example of this

well known catamaran, 4 cabins with en-suite, ready to go anywhere, but already in the sun: Sail the South West Pacific and discover Naew Caledonia, Vanuatu, New Zealand and the Great Barrier of Australia. Lying: New Caledonia. Asking: 285,000 euros Email : racca@lagoon.nc http://noumea-yachts.com

HOBART 900 Cruising catamaran with large cockpit and well equipped (electronics,tender + outboard) . With 2 engines Vetus diesel (from 2000, only 35 hours) - 4 sails Can be seen in South of France (13) Asking: 29,000 euros VAT Incl. PROUT 38 Catamaran especially strong built in England in 1989, refitted in 2002, perfect for offshore cruising : mail full batten, genoa on furler, solar panel, windvane. Spacious salon and friendly : fridge, BBQ, oven, grill, microwave. Head with tube. Can be seen in South of France Asking: 99 900 euros VAT Incl. LAGOON 570 A very rare unit in 3 cabins and top equipped : blue hull, teak cockpit, bimini in carbon, seats in alcantara, A/C ... To see imperatively. Can be seen in the Carribean. Asking: 999,000 $ LAGOON 400 This version 4 cabins / 4 heads (+2 cabins in fwd peaks) is fully equipped Pack "Cruising" : electrical winch, bimini and cockpit covers, electrical toilets, micro wave, TV, DVD, LED lights, Navtex, 2 plotters GARMIN, inverter 12/220. Tender and outboard engine. Can be seen in Atlantic. 265,000 € ANCASTA portnapoleon@ancasta.com Tel. 33 (0)4 42 05 88 88 http://www.ancasta.com LAGOON 57 Owner sale N°18 - 1997,

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very nice, full refit in 2007, hard bimini in 2009, water maker 210 l/h, generator 8 KVA, new mainsail & genoa 2006, new code 0 & spi 2008, air conditionning, new batteries in 2009, tender caribe C12 + 40 CV Yamaha. Lying: Corsica. Asking: 590,000 euros Email : rousseau@infosec.fr Tel. 33 (0)2 40 76 15 58 Mob. 33 (06) 12 42 51 42

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Version 4 cabins, 4 heads, Grand Large version + engines Volvo 55hp, autopilotVHF-AIS Garmin 5012 F120, security equipment, ready for sail. Opportunity to seize quickly. Lying: South France Cogolin (83) Asking: 450,000 euros exVAT (O.BO.) Email : ventesal62@gmail.com Mob. 33 (0)6 08 11 09 65 NIC BAILEY CRUISING CATAMARAN 18 m -

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watermaker, carbon boom, tenderlift, engine 850 h, charters possible. Lying: Med. Port : 33 (0)6 80 71 00 32 Asking: 860.000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 440 2007, 4 cabins, heating, 2x54HP engines, Mainsail / genoa / gennaker, GPS, plotter / radar, maintained by APACA - lying: Hyères (South France). Asking: 289,000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 420 - 2007, 4 cabins. New engines (6 months), new rigging (3 months). Generator, 2 fridges, gennaker, dinghy. Can be visited upon appointment. Asking: 265,000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 380 2011, 4 cabins, 2X29 hp Yanmar, pack comfort, teak floor,electric winch and toilet, heating, gennaker, cover all around the cockpit, screen E90 Raymarine, radar, AIS, tender Caribe 3,10. Harbour berths at attractive price in the South of france (13)

LAGOON 400 4 cabins, 2 heads, pack Comfort, after sales done, special technic main, GPS plotter, Lying Hyères (south of france). 275,000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 500 4 cabins, generator 11 kva, A/C, watermaker, washer / dryer, dish washer. Full options. 535,000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 560 4 double cabins, full options, A/C, genset, TV, Home cinéma,

2007 gd voyage full equipment, more info on web site. Asking: 635 000 euros incl. VAT gilbert.buchwald@gmail.com 33 (0)6 10 10 47 21 www.lou3.fr LAGOON 420, version 3 cabins owner, 2008, very equipped, engines Yanmar 40hp, complete electronics Raymarine, watermaker, 8 solar panels 40W, numerous accessories, tools and equipment free of charge, very good condition, dinghy Caribe 360 with outboard engine


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Honda 4 str 20hp + helmsteering, visible and available in Martinique. 299,000 € LAGOON 500, MModel 2007 built end 2006. Owner's version in perfect condition, very equipped and few cruised, ready to sail away, antifouling done in January 2011, 3 cabins owner's version + 1 crew cabin. Very Good condition Yanmar 53hp (1250 hrs). A/C. watermaker, Genaker 110m2, solar panels, Electronics pack raymarine, washer / dryer, dishwasher, micro wave oven ... Canadian flag. 459,000 euros excl. VAT LAGOON 47 1995 - 4 cabins version + galley down and 3 heads. Compelte refit in 2008-2010- engines yanmar 3JH4E 40 hp only 1100 hours, generator, watermaker, dinghy AB with aluminium bottom and engine YAMAHA 30 hp, windvane, very general good condition, maintenance with care, very quipped, SSB, solar panels, belgian flag. Lying: Antilles Asking: 229,000 euros excl. VAT NET BOAT Email : net-boat@wanadoo.fr Mob. 596 (0)6 96 22 58 93 www.net-boat.com

TRIMARANS CORSAIR 28 (CORSAIR-28 R) 2008,

8,66m, fast folding trimaran, ready to sail away with trailer, gennaker on drum, engine 9,9 hp Tohatsu lineshaft XXL. Lying: South France. 65,000 euros Email : brunocarabia@aol.com Mob. 33 (0)6 79 70 61 15 DRAGONFLY 920 EXTREME 2005 Lying: Med - Asking: 157,000 € DRAGONFLY 920 EXTREME 2003 Lying: W France - Asking: 120,000 € PROTOTYPE COURSE CROISIERE 12 m 1980 - Lying: W France - 75,000 € IRENS 40 1992 - Lying: Med. 59,000 € ALDEBARAN 39 2000 - FWI - 300,000 US$ POLYNESIE 45 2002 - Med - 235,000 € KRYSALID 42 2006 - Lying: W France Asking: 175,000 € MULTI SAILING Email : contact@multisailing.com Tel. 33 (0)2 97 88 43 90 www.multisailing.com TRIMAX 1080 Fast, folding, new demonstration model. Nanni diesel. 340,000 € ex VAT NEWICK VAL 31, 1980, fast Racer, wingmast, 2 doubles, 4-Str YAMAHA. 23,500 € CHRISPIJN ONE OFF TRI 9.5 m Folding, multichine ply, 3-4 bunks, 54m2, appr. 1,3 ton, 9,9 YAMAHA 4Str. Bowthruster. 24,500 € SEARUNNER 37 11.1 m 1979, strond prof ducht built, centre cockpit, o.n.o Asking: 27,500 € CROSS 38/40 1997, 11,95m. Foam Sandwich Charter-tri. 11 bunks. Recent overhaul. Asking: 98,000 € o.n.o. CROSS 38 11,95m. En cours de rénovation complete. 35,000 € 40' ONE OFF 1991, 12,3m. Ply-epoxy, beautifull fast cruiser. Sleeps 4. Lying: Antigua. Asking: 54,500 € excl. VAT PIVER VICTRESS 42 12.85 m. 1970-2003, comfortable, roomy ply-epoxy liveaboard. Lying: Greece. 69,500 € EX OSTAR RACING TRIMARAN 16.5 m. Reconverted for fast cruising, 1991, needs TLC, offers please EVECOM Email : info@multihull.nl Tel. + 31 512 371 999 www.multihull.eu NEWICK TRICE III 37 1985. 15,000 € DRAGONFLY 800 2003. 55,000 € DRAGONFLY 800 RACING 2004. 69,000 € DRAGONFLY 920 TOURING 2005,

+ trailer 7 000 € : 120,000 € DRAGONFLY 1200 2001 - 330,000 € MULTI SRL Email : info@multiscafi.com Tel. +39 055 64 99 115 Mob. + 39 335 662 8866 www.multiscafi.com CORSAIR 37 CR for Sale, 1th Lounch 5'2009, Carbon rigg, Carbon Race Sails by GM/AUS. Sailarea 88 sqm winward (Main + Jib), 114 sqm with Screacer, And 120 sqm black, rolling Gennaker by UK. Vmax. 24.5 kn, Winterprice without Equip : 229,000 euros Lying: Baltic See, Fehmarn Iseland Email : info@yacht-netze.de Tel. + 49 506 918 36 Mob. + 49 162 33 10 487 www.yacht-netze.de NEWICK 40' from 1990 in wood epoxy,

carbon kevlar glass, aisle mast rotative Sparcraft, ready to cruise. Outboard engine, 4 berths, sails very complete. For serious amateur, very fast and safe. Half moon hulls, can be registered as a reference. Lying: Port Saint Louis du Rhône 13230 France Asking: 87,000 euros Email : vincent.besin@wanadoo.fr Tel. + 33 (0)4 42 48 59 58 Mob. + 33 (0)6 84 36 45 37

LOOKING FOR Belgian family - couple with 3 children plus a little English Bulldog.... We have decided to take a year-long sabbatical beginning June 2012. We would like to buy a catamaran but are open to all all offers including long-term rental, takeover of a leased catamaran equipped for world-wide sailing.....and any other 'exotic' and innovating offers. Ideally we would like to avoid the hassles of buying and selling a boat and would prefer a more flexible solution. We are ready to pay the right price for this ! Do you have a serious offer to make us ? Email : david@piron.com Tel +1 805 455 41 66

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Cat’ aSSISTANCE HOBIE CAT 14 POWER Refitted sail and trempolines new, carbon rudder, very good condition Asking: 3.000 euros

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HOBIE CAT 18 STANDARD 1988 good condition Asking: 3.000 euros

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HOBIE CAT TIGER 2004 - very good condition, optimizes racing trailer harbeck Asking: 8.000 euros HOBIE CAT TIGER 2003, good condition, spi yellow sails. Asking: 5500 euros CAT ASSISTANCE assistance@catassistance.com www.catassistance.com

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40 YEARS’ experience in the boating world 85800 Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - France Tél. 33 (0)2 51 55 54 07 - Fax : 33 (0)2 51 54 30 11 - email : augizeau@altead.com

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The CLASSSIFIED ADS SKIPPER

HC TEDDY Secondhand 2003 (as it shows). Asking: 1,000 € HC DRAGOON 2002 (refit and new sails). Asking: 2,800 € HOBIE CAT 14 POWER 2008, demo. 6,900 € SALE OR RETURN CAT HC 16 1980,+ beach trailer 250 € and road trailer 800 €. Asking: 1,900 € HC 16 RACE 2005 with red spi, cover, mast head floating. 4,750 € HC 16 RACE 2005 used few (with road trailer, spi, launch, cover, etc). 6,000 € PACIFIC 18 1999 with wing and gennaker with furler. 4,500 € MYSTERE 18 MASTER XL 2002, beach and road trailer available. 3,800 € TIGER 1999 Very good cond. 4,900 € WILCAT 2010, Smoke sails, launch Cat Trax, complete cover - 12 500 € HOBIE SHOP Email : panesicat@wanadoo.fr Tel. 33 (0)4 94 01 34 13 www.coastcatamaran.com

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HARILAOS "HARRY" GOUDAS Yachtmaster Quality Skipper Services Sailing Yacht Deliveries Trans-Med Trans-At. Sail with me the Greek islands and make the adventure safe and comfortable Email : sarakino@gmail.com Mobile: +30 6947 811701

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Rent my ORANA 44 Catamaran (2009). Direct Owner, low price All comfort, electric winch for mainsail. Departure Marseilles For any information or booking, Please contact us by email: koumata@free.fr

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- Charter with or without crew LAGOON POWER 43 and LAGOON 380, 400, 420, 440, 450 and 500 on our location at HYERES. - Charters with crew LAGOON 560 and 620, in the Med or Carribean – charters with or without crew LAGOON 380, 410 et 440 on our base of ST MARTIN or TORTOLA – Charter with or without crew LAGOON 380, 400, 450 and 500 a our base in CORSICA – LAGOON POWER 43 For charter direct from owner. Tel. +33 (0)6 70 42 39 50 Tel. +33 (0)494 38 43 01 location@apaca.fr www.location-de-catamaran.com

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