REVIEWS MATTIA 51
Mattia 51 catamaran : Cruising made in Italy
The French and English-speaking countries are way ahead in the world production of cruising multihulls. Specialized in the production of performance catamarans, the Italian shipyard Mattia & Cecco had already tried hand at building a first 56-foot boat. The Mattia 51 catamaran‚ has been sailing for a few weeks. We tested it.
Mattia 51 catamaran : Guided tour
Access from the transoms of the Mattia 51 catamaran is easy; they are covered with teak slats, like the cockpit floor. The floors were designed so there is nothing to step over to reach the outdoor living area. All the surfaces are on a single level. There is nothing to disrupt movement between the two helm stations, behind which you pass before reaching the exterior table. The large crossbeam encompasses a bench with a spacious trunk for storing all the things you often need, without having to go forward: fenders, moorings, oars, BBQ. The top of the trunk is kept open by a jack. The notch is on the frame, not on the flap; in fact you have to watch out not to get your fingers caught. This point will be modified later. The cockpit of the Mattia 51 catamaran is well closed and the area thus protected is adapted for small children to play. It is covered by a hardtop, and a crewmember can have access to the boom virtually along its full length, to furl the sail for instance.
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