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Sailing the new Outremer 45

Published on 29 january 2015 at 10h23

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The next generation

Designing a replacement for the much-loved 1st generation Outremer 45’ represented a serious challenge for the Outremer yard. A multihull symbolic of adventure since the 2000s, the 45 is effectively a passage-maker, as well as a fast and fun boat all at the same time. We had a chance to try out the successor to this magical boat…

A powerful image!

In 2000 Didier Le Villain managed to take the prototype of the 1st generation 45 to win class 3 of the single-handed Plymouth-Newport race (formerly the OSTAR). This great race was to herald a successful future for the model. Gérard Danson (naval architect / builder of that era) had produced an exemplary model which would become a benchmark for a whole generation of fans.

Well-designed, sporty lines

What makes the new Outremer 45 attractive is the flowing design marked by a smaller coachroof set further aft atop elegant hulls. The appearance of high freeboard is broken by a clever and subtle hollow. The forward window of the coachroof allows the track for the self-tacking solent to be as far aft as possible, as well as providing UV protection. The form of the side windows in plexiglass, highlights the design, yet is easy on the eye while offering a modern panoramic view. The design of the bimini is clever and functional without impacting the overall lines.

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