7th edition of the International Multihull Boat Show
The event for enthusiasts, not to be missed is opening soon!!!!!
Around sixty cruising multihulls - catamarans and trimarans, from 33 to 70 feet (10 to 21 meters) long, sailing and motor boats, coming from all over the world - will be present at the International Multihull Show. A little overview of the boats and builders you will be able to see this year.
The new boats
The Bali 4.0 will inevitably be one of the show’s attractions. Since its launch and presentation at Le Nautic in Paris, where its distinctive features greatly intrigued both visitors and professionals, the boat has been tested by Multihulls World’s journalists. You can see a full test in the new edition...
We saw it for the first time at the Düsseldorf show last January, then at Miami in February. But the Multihull Show will be the opportunity to see the Lagoon 42 for the first time afloat in Europe.
Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40
You saw it for its world premiere in Paris, then at Düsseldorf and Miami. The brand-new 40-footer from Fountaine Pajot caused a sensation at each of its outings, and will without a doubt be one of the most-visited boats at the forthcoming multihull show.
Leopard 43 PC
Motor catamaran lovers, you will be delighted when you come to La Grande Motte, where each year a few more of these multihulls (which are becoming more and more popular) are presented. The proof – Leopard has chosen the International Multihull Show to present the brand new Leopard 43 PC for its European premiere. A resolutely modern boat which is impressive both in terms of the living area aboard – we particularly appreciated the volume of the cabins, which is intelligently increased by the choice of hulls with a longitudinal step – and from a performance point of view.
Nautitech Open 46
The brand-new Nautitech will be presented to the public for the first time at La Grande Motte. On this 46-footer, we of course find once again the ‘Open’ concept, which has appealed to a wide clientele and was requested by owners of the Open 40.
Outremer 4 X
The Outremer 4X is in fact the Racing version of the 45, with lengthened hulls, carbon main bulkheads, mast and daggerboards, and an increased sail area. Lighter, livelier and more powerful, this 4X remains a genuine cruising boat, however, with comfortable accommodation (designed by Franck Darnet), but capable of 24-hour averages which would be the envy of many racing boats.
Privilège Série 6
Privilège Marine will be presenting two catamarans for their world premieres, including this very beautiful Série 6, which replaces the much-appreciated Privilège 615 in the builder’s range.
Privilège Série 7
This catamaran will be the biggest boat at La Grande Motte. An out-of-the-ordinary boat, exceptional and much-awaited by lovers of ‘multiyachts’.
It will of course be at La Grande Motte for its world premiere: the X5, a South African catamaran built by Xquisite Yachts.
The X5 Sail is a blue-water cruising catamaran whose original design is the Dean 5000, but which has been completely revised by the new team. The X5 has a new hull design, and a completely redesigned cockpit-saloon area, but retains its exceptional volumes. A must-see!
Not to be missed during your visit
Although new boats are always eagerly-awaited, they are not the only ones worth a visit. Once again this year the builders will be spoiling us by presenting numerous multihulls which are always interesting to discover or rediscover.
The major builders never miss this show, and we will be able to visit almost the full range of boats from Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Nautitech, Leopard, Catana, Outremer or Bali.
In addition to the new 42, Lagoon will thus be bringing the 39, 450 F, 52 S and the 40 MY motor cat. As for Fountaine Pajot, there will of course be the brand new Lucia 40 (see above), as well as the much-remarked and appreciated MY 37 motor catamaran. A boat for lovers of long-term cruising, the Saba 50, will of course be present at the show, as will the Victoria 67, the flagship of Fountaine Pajot’s range.
Leopard is bringing no fewer than five catamarans: two Powercats (the 43 PC and 51 PC) and the Leopard 40, 44 and 48. In addition to the major new boat, the Open 46, Nautitech will be presenting two Open 40s and a 542. An even greater presence, appreciated by the whole of the Bavaria network, which bought out Nautitech almost two years ago. Catana/Bali will be offering the opportunity to visit six catamarans, including of course the Bali range, with the 4.0, 4.3 MY (the company’s motor catamaran), 4.3 and 4.5, and from Catana, the 47 and perhaps...the 70 (tbc). Outremer, in addition to the brand-new 4X, will be present with a 45 and a 5X, whilst Jaguar Catamarans will be presenting its motor catamaran. Aventura Catamarans and its 33 and 43-footers will be present, as will the Neel trimarans - an example of the much-appreciated 45 will be on view and will, as in previous years, find favor with the public. It must be said that the Neel trimarans are really out-of-the-ordinary, and offer another way of envisaging blue-water cruising. Finally, you will be able to see the Gemini 35, one of the most widely sold boats in the USA, which is starting its career in Europe, and the Swiss 45, whilst awaiting the imminent launch of the brand-new Swiss S48, but also the TS42 Comar 37, Corsair Pulse 600 and O Yachts Class 4.
Our friends from the Golden Oldies will of course be at the show, and this year you will have the privilege of seeing (again) ‘Biscuit Cantreau III’. An exceptional trimaran in the history of ocean racing, as this VPLP-designed boat was the first trimaran to sail naturally (and without damage) on one hull. The surprise will also come from the exceptional Vitalia II (ex-Orange, holder of the Jules Verne Trophy), converted into a (very) fast cruising boat.
Certain builders will also be coming to La Grande Motte, but without a boat. Alibi, Futura, Garcia, JFA Yachts, Slyder Catamarans, Squaltec, Tag Yachts, Tan, V Catamarans and Yacht Concept will each have a stand, to present their expertise and their range of boats.
At the International Multihull Show, you will of course also find the Multihull Design Club and its exhibitors, who will be able to advise you effectively for the preparation of your project, as well as the numerous equipment manufacturers, offering fittings, sails, rigging, dinghies, etc., and the finance and insurance companies...
Finally, the charter companies will have you dreaming, by presenting their bases in the most beautiful corners of the world.
When we tell you that the International Multihull Show is not to be missed...