Set sail on the "catamaran and tri friendly" multihull route - Le Nautic - The Paris Boat Show

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Multihulls World magazine has teamed up with the Paris Boat Show, “Le Nautic”, to introduce a route marked by a buoyed channel for all those interested in catamarans and trimarans to navigate through the different halls of Le Nautic 2014.

Whether you are planning your next catamaran vacation or are preparing for a trip round the world with your family, you’ll find all the help you need at Le Nautic to realize your project by following the “setting off on a multihull” route. The participating exhibitors have reserved a special welcome for you, and the journalists from Multihulls World will be available to help and advise you. So don’t hesitate to come and join us by following the route which has been exclusively marked out for you.

Come to the Multihulls World stand (Hall 1 Stand G41) to pick up all the things you need in order to follow the route in the best possible way.

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1. Chartering a catamaran

Why charter a catamaran? It’s the best kind of boat which can easily and comfortably accommodate four couples or two families with children. One result of this is that it’s much cheaper than chartering two smaller monohulls, while at the same time providing an unrivalled friendly atmosphere. The children can play together in the salon, while the parents can be in the cockpit, making the most of the anchorage. Everyone has their own private space, yet can join in with the others whenever they like. Between the flybridge (for catamarans equipped with one), the trampoline, the cockpit, the salon, the cabins or the aft steps, not to mention the coachroof or hardtop bimini, which are always the favorite among the youngest crew, a catamaran allows everyone to find their spot for whatever they want to do.
Over 40 feet, catamarans offer 4 double cabins and either two or four bathrooms. So what better way to sail comfortably with 8 crew, and up to 12 on larger models? Chartering a catamaran is the best solution for the number of people, cost and comfort…
… not forgetting the pleasure of sailing on the level.

Partner charter companies exhibiting at Le Nautic:
On the Corsica stand: Absolute Yachts, Calvi Marine, Corse Catamarans et KVO. Hall 1 G69

Apaca Location : Stand Lagoon Hall 1 G40

Crouesty Location - Hall 1 C60

Dream Yacht Charter : Hall 1 D52

Kiriacoulis France Hall 1 G51

L’Escapade Charter Tahiti : Hall 1 F63

Liberty Sea : Hall 1 F51

Océans Evasion : Hall 1 F52

Punch Croisières : Stand Nautitech Hall 1 D42

Rivages Location : Hall 1 F54

Star Voyages Antilles : Hall 1 E52

Sunsail : Hall 1 C59

Tahiti Yacht Charter : Hall 1 E60

Tendance Voile : Stand Fountaine Pajot Hall 1 G31

The Moorings : Hall 1 C59

Vents de Mer : Hall 1 allée C 62A

2 - Sailing training on a multihull

Before taking the decision to set off, whether it’s for a big trip or a few days’ vacation, most skippers wonder if they if they’re up to leading their family and/or friends on this adventure. And let’s face it, those who don’t ask themselves about safety at sea have no place being out there…
If leisure sailing carries inherent risk, it is easy to reduce this by getting good training in order to develop the essential on-board reflexes. Training can be undertaken at any age and no matter what your level of competence. And what’s more, training is always a great, fun time to share with other students and instructors. So why not take advantage of it?

The best kind of training is still by sailing with a professional skipper. Check out the professionals in section 1 - notably Océans Evasion who offer specialist workshops.

Grand Large Services - Hall 1 G29

Information is also available at the show from STW-Hall 1 L49, Macif Hall 1 J52 or Coaching Plaisance Hall 1 G32

(stand Dehler) 

3 - Charter management solutions

Do you dream of owning your own catamaran, but think you can’t afford it? For a long time now a proven solution exists: charter management. The principle is simple: you buy a boat which you leave under management with a recognized charter company. As if for a “standard” purchase, a leasing plan will finance the acquisition, sometimes in partnership with the charter company. Every month, they will send you an income (which can be guaranteed), and offer you the option to sail several weeks each year on your own boat, or on an equivalent boat in their fleet. Generally a typical contract will allow you up to 12 weeks sailing a year, with options to arrange to use your boat more (or less) to suit your needs. There are many solutions depending on the level of your investment, the time you want to spend on your boat (or an equivalent boat in the charter fleet) every year, and the returns you are looking for.

Charter companies offering management solutions at Le Nautic
Dream Yacht Charter Hall 1 D52

Kiriacoulis France Hall 1 G51

Sunsail Hall 1 C59

The Moorings Hall 1 C59

4 - Financing your multihull
In order to finance your purchase, one of the best systems is leasing, or charter with an option to buy. You can buy a new boat through leasing, but it is equally possible to purchase a second-hand vessel with this type of financing, subject to certain conditions. In theory, chartering with an option to buy is only applicable to boats equipped for offshore sailing. Finally this system allows for significant tax savings, with VAT on charters reducing from 20 to 10%.

Partner organizations offering multihull financing at Le Nautic:

Banque Populaire Atlantique Hall 1 D42 (Stand Nautitech)

Capitole Finance-Tofinso Hall 1 FG7

Crédit Mutuel CIC Hall 1 G7

SGB Finance Hall 1 A30

W Lease Hall 1 G40

5 - Choosing your multihull
Le Nautic, the Paris Boat Show, is a great opportunity to see the cruising catamarans on display (the Lagoon 450, the Fountaine-Pajot Helia 44 and the Bali 4.2), and also to meet many other builders who have stands. Visiting these stands will better allow you to develop your plans, and reflect on what your new boat will be, depending on your program and your kind of sailing.

Partner multihull builders at Le Nautic:
Bali Catamarans Hall 1 G39

Catana Hall 1 G39

Fountaine Pajot Catamarans Hall 1 G31

Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts Hall 1 G31

Jaguar Catamarans Hall 1 DG42

Lagoon Hall 1 G40

Nautitech Catamarans Hall 1 D42

Outremer Yachting Hall 1 G29

Privilege Marine Hall 1 G45

Astusboats Hall 1 K52

Tricat Hall 1 K52

6 - Fitting out your multihull
The equipment you put on your boat is crucial, above all for safety, but also in terms of performance. When you visit Le Nautic you’ll find all the essential equipment for the safety of your boat and her crew. Check out the electronics section, and you’re sure to find something missing from the final preparations on your boat. Both chandlery and sails can be quite specific for multihulls, and the show is best time to speak to the professionals who have specific knowledge of catamarans and trimarans.

Equipment partners at Le Nautic:


Spade - Sea Tech & Fun Europe Ltd - Hall 2.1 B42


Coppercoat - Chantier naval des Venètes - Hall 2.1 D69

M300 Antifouling – Hall 2.1 C79


Croix du Sud Marine - Hall 2.1 D41

Karver Systems – Hall 2.1 A35

Reya International – Hall 2.1 C69

Wichard - Hall 2.1 C60

Xavier Phelipon Organisation – Hall 2.1 C71

Deck coverings

Dek-king - Chantier naval des Venètes - Hall 2.1 D69

Directeck – Hall 2.1 A39

Flexiteek Atlantique – Hall 2.1 C33


Furuno – Hall 2.1 C11

Navicom – Hall 2.1 A12

Pochon – Hall 2.1 E33

Raymarine – Hall 2.1 C1

Furling gear

Profurl - Hall 2.1 C60

Hydro generators

Watt & Sea - stand Navicom Hall 2.1 A12


AGL Marine – Hall 2.1 A61


Bruntons Propellers / Wenex Equipements - Hall 2.1 A21

Kiwiprops – Hall 2.1 B52

Seaview Progress - Hall 2.1 A51


Seldén Mast AB – Hall 2.1 B81


Plastimo - Hall 2.1 C62

Wichard - Hall 2.1 C60


Delta Voiles - Hall 2.1 B60

Elvstrom Sobstad - Hall 2.1 A50

Incidences Sails - Hall 2.1 A62


Mastervolt – Hall 2.1 A31


Highfield, Caribe - Groupe YB – Hall 1 H19


Compagnie hydrotechnique - Hall 2.1 A32

Dessalator - Hall 2.1 B36

7 - On-board comfort for a multihull

A catamaran is already an incredibly comfortable boat, and one which can be loaded up. So don’t hang about, as you can equip your boat to greatly improve life on board for long-term cruising. Solar panels, generators, wind and hydro-generators, for power; watermakers, fridges and freezers to increase your independence. Many new ideas are on display at this year’s Le Nautic show.

Comfort equipment partners at Le Nautic:

Temperature control (Air conditioning, fridges)

Dometic Waeco - Hall 2.1 stand C17
Paddle boards

Bic Sport – Hall 1 E19

Solar and outdoor protection

TTOP-Style in boat- Hall 2.1 C36
Bathroom equipment

Sanimarin SFA - Hall 2.1 C42

Folding bikes

Blanc Marine - Hall 2.1 D89

8- The best destinations for a catamaran
The world is vast, and our lovely blue planet is crammed full of magnificent anchorages waiting for you to discover. While you’re visiting Le Nautic, don’t miss the opportunity to check out some of the countries and regions where you can find the destination of your dreams…

Partner destinations at Le Nautic for catamaran living:

Corsica Hall 1 G69

The Islands of Guadeloupe Hall 1 G59

Martinique Hall 1 E59

New Caledonia Hall 1 E58

The Rallye des Iles du Soleil Hall 1 G72

9 - Multihull insurance for a big trip

Your insurer is an essential intermediary in the planning and success of your project. In case of disaster, he is the one with whom you have to discuss the best solutions, so having a good relationship is one of the most important factors which will allow you to get going again quickly.

Cruising multihull insurance partners exhibiting at Le Nautic:
Assurances Maritimes de Lassee Hall 1 G5

Pantaenius Assurances Yachts Hall 1 G9

Transmer Assurances Hall 1 G13

10- To find out more
Do you want to find out more about catamarans and trimarans, or multihull cruising, or the best place to charter a multihull? If so, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Multihulls World stand (Hall 1 stand G41) and make the most of our special Le Nautic boat show subscription offers.
Come and see us at Multihulls World, Hall1 Stand G41

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