Reviews of Catamarans & Trimarans - New Reviews
Published in Multihulls Mag - 12 new reviews in 356
Automobile manufacturers have always entrusted their brand image to their sportier models. Volkswagen’s Golf or Peugeot’s 205, the Subaru Impreza or Mitsubishi’s Lancer saw great sales in their sports versions, and these became ...
LAGOON SEVENTY 7
Catamarans in the over-75 feet bracket are not widespread on the world market and are all one-off builds. Lagoon has had an eye on this sector for quite a while now and has just joined in the game like the master player it is. As a matter of fact, ...
Bavaria Nautitech Open 46
Nautitech Open 46
The XXL-sized Open
Following the success of their 40, Nautitech has taken their “Open” concept to a larger model. So the nacelle and cockpit become one, but the volume created is a hell of a lot bigger!
Text and photos: Emmanuel van Deth
We were won over by the Open ...
A catamaran set up for blue water cruising
In 2010, the Dean 5000 became a big hit at the La Rochelle boat show, but then the actual launch of this model got bogged down with the various problems at the yard which eventually led to its demise. Phoenix Marine, a major South ...
VITALIA - EX ORANGE 2
VITALIA / Ex-ORANGE II
110 miles on board the majestic vessel, Vitalia
There are certain multihulls that we hold dear to our hearts. They have allowed us to become intoxicated by the ocean, to savour the taste of adventure, to win races, or sometimes even to survive. That said, only a few ...
Leopard 43 Power Catamaran
LEOPARD 43 PC
A Power Cat full of energy
Here at the magazine, we’ve said that multihulls probably represent the future of motor-boating, and though this statement is bold, it really does appear to be coming true. Slowly, however, almost imperceptibly, the expectations of motor-boaters ...
A highly effective 42 foot craft.
Lagoon Catamarans is continuing the redevelopment of its range with a model whose new rig is at the heart of a significant evolution in style, ergonomics and performance. We have just spent two days on board the 42.
Building on experience
Lucia 40 Fountaine Pajot
A luxury 40 footer catamaran for cruising
40 years and 40 different catamaran models! These two numbers neatly sum up the great adventure of the La Rochelle boatyard set up by sailing enthusiasts who went into business! Here we test the Lucia, the milestone 40 footer representing ...
The most recent Barcelona Boat Show saw the first outing of the Bali 4.0 catamaran, the latest development in the young Bali range, which will likely later be completed by a flagship model of over 50 feet. When the first one was ...
Setting about building a prototype multihull is something which Diversion’s exacting owner undertook knowingly, having already tried many of the catamarans on the market. But was it worth it? To try and answer this question, we’re ...
Trimarans are known to be well suited for offshore racing: three-hulled boats have dominated the scene for many years. But also for fast cruising, where their liveliness under sail outweighs the issue of living space. The proof is clear with ...
MASTERING LIGHT AIRS
Catana has been a pioneer in the popularizing of fast cruising catamarans. Ever since Jean-Pierre Prades and Thierry Goyard’s partnership with architect Lock Crowther in 1984 and the launch of their 40 footer at a time when few people ...