REVIEWS OUTREMER 45
Shipyard OUTREMER YACHTING
Outremer 45 catamaran: The next generationDesigning a replacement for the much-loved 1st generation Outremer 45’ catamaran represented a serious challenge for the Outremer yard. A catamaran symbolic of adventure since the 2000s, the Outremer 45 catamaran 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) and his faithful production manager, Daniel Cailloux, had produced an exemplary model which would become a benchmark for a whole generation of fans. Unfortunately, the tooling (required for hand laminating) and the narrow design of the hulls prevented from going into production, a model which is still held dear by many enthusiasts. Wally Wallou, a lightweight version fitted with a rotating carbon mast remains formidable in all conditions and shows the possibilities of this high performance, reliable catamaran on the second-hand and refit markets....
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Specification sheet Outremer 45
Shipyard : OUTREMER YACHTING / Length : 13.7mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran