Multihulls World derniers articles du site Multihulls Gunboat 68 #1 during its very first sea trials outside of Hyères, France than the wind in easy weather, capable of sailing over 20 knots in a strong breeze, this exceptional catamaran will blow your mind! Thu, 16 May 2019 22:32:29 +0200Election for Multihull of the Year 2019, the results! the first edition in 2018, Multihulls World magazine, Multicoques Mag and the International Multihull Show organized the election for the 2019 Multihull of the Year. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 25 April at La Grande Motte in the South of France.Tue, 23 Apr 2019 10:43:43 +0200International Multihull Boat Show: Last days before your trip to La Grande Motte, France! 11 days left! Don't miss this unmissable event for multihull enthusiasts from April 24-28 on the Mediterranean coast!  Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:25:35 +0200Les Occasions du Multicoque de Martinique : An event not to be missed from 16 to 19 May 2019's confirmed! The first "Les Occasions du Multicoque de Martinique" exhibition will be held from 16 to 19 May 2019 at the Etang Z' Apricot Marina, Fort-de-FranceSat, 13 Apr 2019 15:20:36 +0200Refit: how to fully renovate your multihull! a basic overhaul to a full rebuild, a refit will involve different levels of work depending on the condition of your boat, your ambitions, and also your budget. You can consider renovating your multihull yourself or with the help of a boatyard – it all depends upon your skill level. What’s...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:34:34 +0100Cocos Keeling: the amazing story of an atoll… Cocos Keeling atoll, or rather atolls because there are really two of them, are around 1000 km (540nm) to the west-south-west of Christmas Island. After three days at sea, having left behind the island of phosphates and red crabs, a new day dawned over the Indian Ocean. Here are Jangada's...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:10:40 +0100Mainsail track mainsail track is particularly important when it comes to making maneuvers easier, especially aboard our powerful catamarans. Tides Marine is offering a kit to upgrade your mainsail track for a very attractive price. An easy-to-install kit for hoisting and furling your mainsail with no...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:33:32 +0100High speed story is moving forward: Iridium is now offering a real high-speed service which is genuinely worldwide! With Iridium Certus (its trade name) you will have roving internet access (therefore from your boat) and a superior quality vocal access. The first terminals are now available, but you will...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:32:46 +0100Sails sailmaker Incidences has just presented, at the last Nautic de Paris boat show, a new fiber with exceptional qualities, which has already been tested in competition by Lalou Roucayrol… The advantages of sails made in DFI FIT® are the shape stability and the incredible lightness of the...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:32:06 +0100Charts and AIS has added a new functionality to its Embark application: you can now see, in real time, the boats surrounding you within a 54-mile radius of your position, by superimposing the AIS data directly onto the C-Map charts. The course and speed of each of the boats in the neighborhood are thus...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:47:48 +0100Pure water watermaker is essential when ocean cruising. After more than 30 years' experience in sea water desalination, Compagnie Hydrotechnique has launched its own range of watermakers, called UNITAM. Simple to use, devoid of electronics, and easily repairable anywhere in the world, they are available from...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:43:37 +0100Safety all know that the biggest danger at sea is falling overboard. Spinlock has come up with a new idea, offering a lightweight, easy-to-wear buoyancy belt which is not bulky and offers 50N buoyancy. The ideal thing to wear when using water toys in the anchorage… A belt which is triggered manually,...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:38:48 +0100All electric has made electric propulsion its specialty, and at the Düsseldorf boat show, the manufacturer unveiled some even more powerful new products, associated with even more efficient batteries. The 100kW motors are in fact associated with batteries which offer 30% extra capacity. The new Deep...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:34:53 +0100Comfort boats are more and more comfortable…but some mattresses are still too hard, or not thick enough for your back! Fortunately, Victoria Yachting has an effective solution, with an over-mattress designed-to-measure, in various thicknesses ranging from 3 to 7 cm (1.5 to 3”). To get back to those...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:27:53 +0100Election for the ‘multihull of the year’ 2019: vote for your favorite multihull! is now the second edition of this election; we would have been foolish not to build on last year's success... With over 10,000 votes accounted for and the continuous support of the International Multihull Boat Show, this election also has the defining feature of being open to all multihull...Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:12:06 +0100THE show not to be missed in 2019: see you all at La Grande Motte, in the Mediterranean! for the 10th edition! We say it every year, and we're going to repeat ourselves: this International Multihull Boat Show is the essential event for all of you (and us) multihull enthusiasts!Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:49:28 +0100Tenders for cruising for getting ashore, your tender is the perfect complement to your multihull. An inflatable dinghy that is forgotten about when under way, at least during long passages (thanks to a pair of davits, between the two hulls for a catamaran), but which can be quickly put back in the water as...Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:26:23 +0100The on-board first aid kit: anticipate to avoid (big) problems! prepare for all eventualities at sea, the on-board first aid kit is an essential element for your good health. In the case of an accident, it can be the deciding factor in the continuation of your cruise. How do you put it together, organize it, stow it and above all, use it? We take stock!Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:07:14 +0100Lady Musgrave Island heat weighed heavy on our shoulders, the wind had dropped completely and we had to finish the final miles under engine. There wasn’t a single cloud on the horizon, the sky was perfect. We still couldn’t see our destination, which the GPS showed was just a few miles away. But it was a...Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:57:04 +0100Temptation: left from Saint Barth. have been dreaming about it for years, (notably) by reading the lines of this column; now it’s their turn to set off!Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:40:59 +0100Puck: from Les Sables…to Valence. crew of Puck today tells us about the first days of the delivery of their boat to the Mediterranean.Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:37:14 +0100Oxygen: three weeks in the Galapagos. Galapagos represent a stopover on the trans-Pacific route which has become prohibitively expensive. Oxygen went there, before returning to continental Ecuador.Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:28:27 +0100Twiny: three cheers for the Atlantic circuit! their Cat Flotteur 41 (the sistership of Antoine's boat), the Twinys tell us about their Atlantic crossing. They did it!Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:35:27 +0100Cruising catamaran rudders: lifting or fixed? lifting rudders By Jay Nolan, Corsair and Seawind European sales and marketing director Seawind Group, which owns both the Seawind Catamarans and Corsair trimaran brands, has been using both lifting rudders and lifting daggerboards for many years and at least 2500 boats have been launched...Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:30:16 +0100Un trésor à la carte - 60 marine charts for the benefit of seafarers' solidarity trésor à la carte: 60 artists transform 60 marine charts into works of art for the benefit of seafarers' solidarityFri, 15 Feb 2019 09:57:07 +0100Miami International Boat Show : THE US Boat Show not to be missed! For more than 70 years now, the Miami International Boat Show has been the essential meeting for the American nautical industry. And this year especially, the multihulls are coming in even stronger! Get ready with us for your visit one of the largest in-water American boat shows.    For...Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:10:35 +0100Compact buoy risk of drowning is THE big risk when going out to sea. Here is a piece of equipment which is lightweight and easy to wear: OneUp. This compact buoy activates in less than two seconds on contact with the water, and is offered in original packaging, the same size as a can of beer (19 cm/7.5”)....Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:39:03 +0100Push to talk has joined forces with Iridium to offer a service (with subscription) and above all, a new device called ‘PTT Satellite’. PTT for Push To Talk, as this new telephone allows its users to transmit or receive voice calls, or use the radio service (PTT) to discuss…all over the world...Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:37:24 +0100Filter wrench your boat is equipped with Vetus filters, here is a simple wrench which could well simplify life aboard. This cross-shaped wrench is specially designed to facilitate the unscrewing of the cover of the filters in question. Simple, practical and…cheap! So, why deny yourself? Price:...Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:35:04 +0100Watch you race, the new Clearstart watch from Ronstan will interest you. In addition to all the usual functions of such a watch, and of course being anti-shock and waterproof, the new Ronstan RF4054A offers some very useful racing and regatta functions, so you don’t miss the start! Its new design is...Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:30:40 +0100Nautical jewelry is famous for its anchors, which are particularly appreciated by round-the-world sailors. Now here comes the jewelry created by Spade Design. An inevitably nautical theme, for men and women, with bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and key-rings. A good way of displaying your passion for the...Mon, 04 Feb 2019 10:21:47 +0100Christmas Island, No-Man’s land… a family meal a few months before Jangada set off on her round the world tour, there was plenty of interest when the name Christmas Island came up. Yet when we did a search on Google Earth, it didn't seem to have much to offer. But the thing is that it is situated on the longest route between the...Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:32:04 +0100Controlling weight aboard from the design stage by the architects, the weight in sailing order is a crucial piece of information for your multihull’s good handling at sea. So, how do you not exceed it, without depriving yourself of the essential comfort elements? Here are our methods, depending on your sailing...Fri, 25 Jan 2019 11:28:23 +0100The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway the course of two summers, Graham and his family cruised on their Fountaine Pajot catamaran along the eastern seaboard of North America. The section of coastline from Florida to the Chesapeake (effectively the lower half of the East Coast as you look at the map) can be traveled via the...Fri, 25 Jan 2019 09:34:48 +0100Florida: the new Eldorado for multihulls? Sunshine State has been attracting Americans for decades, as well as Canadians and many others… Sunshine, quality of life, and of course, the sea! A playground for superyachts and deep-sea fishing enthusiasts, Florida is attracting more and more multihull sailors. And they don’t seem to be...Thu, 24 Jan 2019 18:31:11 +0100The Mitsios Islands the coasts of Madagascar, not far from Nosy Be, are the Mitsios Islands. A little archipelago made up of dozens of authentic islands, with just a few simple villages, representative of Madagascar. Zebus walk peacefully on the beach, accompanied by wild goats, which are more difficult to...Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:10:01 +0100Cat’Leva: in the Marquesas! left Cat’Leva in Panama. Its crew wrote to us this month from the ‘Terre des Hommes’, the Marquesas.Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:26:22 +0100Moea: The Atlantic at top speed and Willy have just brought their boat back to France. They tell us about their two years’ cruising.Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:25:42 +0100Mission Océan: the West Indies left the crew of Mission Ocean in Cape Verde last year. Today we find them again in the West Indies, just as determined in their commitment in favor of the environment.Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:24:29 +0100Bonobo: in Fiji spending a few years in Polynesia, Marc has gone back to sea aboard Bonobo; without Nadine, who has left us to go on her final voyage.  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:22:59 +0100Island Coyote: from Panama to the Gambiers with one rudder and under SpeeJonk! having left Las Perlas, in Panama, Island Coyote set a course for the Gambiers, in French Polynesia. A 4,000 mile, non-stop passage.Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:21:47 +0100Auxiliary propulsion for small multihulls - electric or internal combustion? electric outboard propulsion   By Laurent Béranger from Naviwatt Having just qualified as an engineer, and being sensitive to environmental issues, in 2014 I bet three friends that I could sail round the world without a drop of fossil fuel (Eco Sailing Project). In 2007, Yannick Wileveau, a...Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:20:27 +0100Contre Temps: “you are a Marquesan now!” Marquesan culture is alive and well. The dances, of course, but also the tattoos. This month, Joni got a tattoo…on the face!Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:25:13 +0100Arva: two weeks’ cruising in Belize, I had been thinking about it for a long time - the second biggest coral reef in the world, a paradise for divers, the Maya pyramids. But as a sailing destination? After some research, we took the plunge. And we didn’t regret it!  Thu, 24 Jan 2019 11:23:40 +0100Privilège and lovely story December 1st, 2012, on the shores of South Carolina, students from Morristown-Beard School launched a small 1.5 m (5‘) hull they had built. On board, an integrated GPS beacon was the key to an educational project.Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:22:09 +0100Neel Trimarans coming year will be an important one for Neel Trimarans, with the launch of two new boats, including a new flagship for the Neel fleet, new premises and a buy-out of the shipyard. The Neel 65 Evolution has been launched just a few days ago and at the beginning of the year it will be the Neel...Thu, 06 Dec 2018 12:01:08 +0100Boot Düsseldorf German Boat Show celebrates its 50th anniversary! With its 16 halls - 220,000 m2 - and 250,000 visitors, it is the largest in the world. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:34:37 +0100Yachting Festival Cannes several years now, the Cannes boat show has been established as the biggest boat show afloat in Europe. Every year, we find more and more, bigger and bigger yachts, at least forty or so sailing or motor multihulls and numerous monohulls of all sizes which…completely saturate the old port,...Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:51:46 +0100Ocean Explorer Ocean Explorer 60 particularly appealed to us during our comprehensive test (see Multihulls World No. 141). A very upmarket boat, designed to sail fast and far... The yard has just announced that there is to be a big brother to this magnificent catamaran, with the first order of the Ocean...Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:20:34 +0100Boat Shows boat show period is in full swing. The Nautic de Paris will be held from 8th to 16th December. The opportunity to follow the special route which Multihulls World, in partnership with the show’s organizers, has concocted around the various halls. The easiest way to find the ‘Cat and...Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:09:49 +0100