Multihulls World derniers articles du site Multihulls 48 - Still a Dufour, but without Dufour launch in 2018 of this Dufour catamaran intended for charter was understandably thwarted by the takeover of the yard by Fountaine Pajot... One might have thought that this 48 was going to be consigned to history.Sat, 08 Aug 2020 11:13:42 +0200Sunreef MM460 Cat - 26,900 square feet of sail area! association with Malcom McKeon, a recognized specialist in superyacht design, Sunreef Yachts are preparing a giant 150-foot (46-meter) ocean-going catamaran. This monster will be built in composite and will have a carbon rigging capable of carrying up to 26,900 sq ft (2,500 m²) of sail area. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 22:16:29 +0200Breaking News - A new brand of catamaran! new brand of catamaran is set to be announced in September; its launch is enticing to say the least - and mysterious, since for the moment we only have this one image and the size of this first model: 55 to 60 feet.Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:03:42 +0200Designing A Multihull - From pre-project to development have all asked ourselves the same questions after discovering a new multihull presented at a boat show: How do these new boats come about? What are the main stages in their genesis? Who are the internal and external stakeholders at the shipyard? From the germ of an idea to the marketing,...Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:25:29 +0200A Nice Reward - Mont-Saint-Michel on a TS5 said that high-performance 50-foot multihulls were reserved for long offshore trips? Brieuc Maisonneuve, aboard his TS5 Addictive Sailing debunks this theory, and there are photos to prove it! Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:37:01 +0200Zephyr - The dream lagoon of Mopelia 130 miles west of Bora Bora, Mopelia is rarely visited. Another reason to go there.Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:07:47 +0200Atom - When the dream becomes a reality!, the multihull that they built, is their home. After several long years of preparation, their dream is set to become a reality: to set out on a voyage around the world! Wed, 22 Jul 2020 16:03:14 +0200Camille - The Pacific: From Tahiti to Nouméa have certainly been worse trips: Camille tells us about sailing her Lagoon 400 between French Polynesia and New Caledonia. Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:58:32 +0200Jeredam - Chilling out in the Bahamas for 28 years, Sabine and Christophe had always had a plan to change their lives at 50. In 2019 they set out on a catamaran. Here they write to us from the Bahamas.Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:54:27 +0200Angelique 2 - Sold... 8 years sailing around the world, the time has come for Giambattista and Valentina to begin a new voyage…Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:46:42 +0200Kumbaya - Covid 19 won’t stop us! a slight delivery delay for their cat, Kumbaya’s crew are sticking to their plan: they will set out this year! Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:41:44 +0200Ti Marick - A magical lockdown in the Tuamotus were in the north of Fakarava when Covid caught up with us.Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:34:55 +0200Thailande - Heading South to the islands! we hear the name «Thailand», we think of discount holidays, beaches and long-tail boats. Despite the incessant flow of tourists, this superb country remains an exceptional destination to visit, ashore as well as on a multihull. Of course, we prefer the second option!Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:14:19 +0200In the wake of Magellan - Preparing Jimmy's catamaran the future is electric! over 200,000 miles in his logbook and tens of thousands of cruising guides sold, do we really need to introduce Jimmy Cornell? The indestructible sailor is now starting to get a taste of our world – that of multihulls. He’s ordered a 100% electric Outremer 45, scheduled launch in September....Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:17:32 +0200Catamaran basics - Coming away from the dock under engine lockdown finally over for you? Before setting sail and heading out for the most beautiful islands, you’ve got to get your multihull out of the port. Moored up to a quay or a dock, this is the moment to maneuver gently, to avoid breaking anything. For this first outing in a long time, let’s...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 15:20:40 +0200Match - Lithium or Lead-Carbon Batteries Up for Lithium batteries - Brieuc Maisonneuve Speaking Up for Lead-Carbon batteries - Emmanuel Pironneau  Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:57:23 +0200The photograph's eye - Sandy Island : Coconut trees, a golden beach...and hungry rays! small island, just 800 feet (250 m) long is tucked away at the very south of the wide Caribbean arc, a few hundred yards from the north coast of Carriacou (Grenadines archipelago, Grenada). Sandy island is virgin: nothing but sand, coconut trees, birds and hermit crabs. Underwater you can...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:41:11 +0200Rafael Nadal - From tennis champion to catamaran captain! on June 3rd 1986 in Manacor, on the island of Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), Rafael Nadal is without doubt one of the top tennis players in the world. A professional since 2001, the champion, who has won no less than 19 Grand Slam titles, has always enjoyed yachting: he has owned a Monte...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:58:34 +0200Breaking News Multihulls World - Astus 14.5: Proa or trimaran? The choice is yours! fine result from all the reflection during lockdown - ok, we admit, the editorial team had a bit to do with it. Astus Boats will be presenting a minimalist multihull at the La Rochelle Boat Show - but designed by VPLP all the same - which is available as a proa or trimaran. For the first version,...Thu, 23 Jul 2020 19:02:32 +0200DRHEAM-CUP - Gitana 17 Ultim Winner the finish line at 10.30 am on Tuesday July 21st, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier) won the Ultim class in the DRHEAM-CUP 1100. In the Multi50 class in the DRHEAM-CUP 700, there was a second consecutive win for Solidaires en Peloton-ARSEP (Thibaut...Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:11:18 +0200Max 42SC - With or without daggerboards, and a choice of diesels or outboards … Cruise Marine, a builder based in Vietnam, is offering three multihulls in its catalogue: the Max30ST - a performance trimaran -, the Max44PC - a power catamaran - and finally the Max42SC, a sailing version of the PC.Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:03:53 +0200Ceclo Luxe et Ceclo Fun X2 - Two modern and electric pedalos! Ceclo electric pedalo, of which 130 have already been sold, is particularly civilized with its polyester hulls with bow protection and unsinkability, its two comfortable seats, its canvas bimini and its electric motor (250 W nominal power).Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:02:08 +0200NEW : Isla 40 - The replacement for the Lucia 40 island name this time for the boat replacing the Lucia 40 - launched five years ago: the next 40-foot catamaran is an island all by itself... The idea with this generic name is to suggest access to the range for this surprise new model announced with less than two months to go before the Cannes...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 12:31:30 +0200RescueMe EDF1 - Is this the end for distress flares? handheld flares are still mandatory in some legislations; however, they are technologically obsolete, potentially dangerous to use, sensitive to humidity and their operating time is limited to 60 seconds... a good reason to “double” them up with an LED light such as this EDF1...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:14:36 +0200TZ iBoat v2 - Latest version of the all-in-one app two years ago by Timezero (development of MaxSea, 30 years of experience in navigation software), this app has the advantage of integrating all the useful functions for navigation: official worldwide Raster and Vector cartography, weather forecasts, Iridium GO! compatibility, radar and AIS...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:13:14 +0200Foils - A “sharkskin” layer for flying faster of shark skin has already proved its worth: it has significantly improved the performance of Olympic swimmers wearing wetsuits with an outer layer inspired by shark scales. Researchers and engineers from IRMA and IREPA LASER, both members of Carnot MICA, are combining their know-how to...Tue, 21 Jul 2020 08:11:30 +0200The DRHEAM CUP Cherbourg-La Trinité - France’s first major multi-class race of the 2020 season July 19th to 24th, the third DRHEAM CUP (at last) gets the ball rolling for the big races on the French coast. Sun, 19 Jul 2020 11:29:52 +0200Privilège World Premiere - The Sables d’Olonne shipyard is having a boatshow! a result of the health crisis, many press conferences are now being organized online... In the same logic, multihull builders have been tempted to organize their own boat shows, afloat.Fri, 17 Jul 2020 14:59:32 +0200ChargeMaster Plus 24 / 110-2 - Smaller but more powerful 10% maximum load current but 21% less weight: these are the highlights of the ChargeMaster Plus 24 / 110-2. Fri, 17 Jul 2020 08:27:33 +0200Ino-Rope - Innovative mooring lines, a forerunner in the market for blocks and hooks made in high-tech textile fibers, are offering a mooring line based on high-performance textile fibers - thus replacing conventional chains. Wed, 15 Jul 2020 23:43:58 +020070 Sunreef Power - Hull #1 in build the launch of the new 70 Sail, this summer Sunreef Yachts are starting the build in Gdansk of their very first 70 Power. Wed, 15 Jul 2020 23:42:43 +0200OCEAN EXPLORER C-72 – OCEAN QUALITY SYSTEMS : No Limit ! manufacturers Ocean Quality Systems made a name for themselves with the first OE 60 in 2014 (see full test in MW141). A very innovative and well-built multihull, she has since covered more than 60,000 miles. In 2016, the yard announced a new catamaran, 72 feet long and almost 36 feet in the...Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:40:43 +0200Helly Hansen - HP FOIL PRO SHORTS their three-layer structure, these shorts are waterproof but remain flexible and lightweight. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:47:53 +0200Seawind 1370 - A serious contender among the 45-footers… builder based first in Australia and then in Vietnam is well-known in the 35 to 42-foot market with more than 700 catamarans built. The recent Seawind 1600, much more modern in design, was therefore a wake-up call since a little sister, the 1370, has been announced for 2021.Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:24:36 +0200Scoop - Four Winns is getting into catamarans! Beneteau Group, as part of their 2020/2025 Strategic Plan, made some big announcements at the start of July: four brands out of their current twelve are going to disappear...Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:12:36 +0200Trimaran escape - North of Panama the North of Panama, right on the border before you get to Costa Rica, Bocas del Toro is an archipelago bathed by the Caribbean Sea at the foot of a tropical forest with a very high biodiversity. Andres Bolivar shot this video of his pretty trimaran sailing in the blue Caribbean waters... What an...Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:44:04 +0200Back to the USA - Last call for anyone still in the Caribbean! you want to ship your multihull home before Hurricane Season? The MV Sea Master will start her rotation from Antigua (stopover between July 25th and 28th, 2020), making calls at Sint Maarten (July 27th - 30th), St Thomas (July 30th – August 2nd), Fort Lauderdale (August 5th – 7th),...Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:40:41 +0200Saint Jacques Wetsuits - Boardshort Blue line Jacques Wetsuits successfully launched their first collection in 2016, offering an alternative to the standard neoprene suits on the market. By transposing classic fashion clothes (polo shirts, sweaters, jackets, tank tops) to the aquatic environment, the brand was able to create a new trend:...Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:01:52 +0200L925 Semi Displacement Power Cat - The return of amateur construction? the end of the 1980s, home-building a boat has gone a bit out of fashion... It’s really only seen in Australia and New Zealand with much enthusiasm nowadays. But in those waters, small multihulls are very popular! What if the rest of the world followed suit? Tue, 07 Jul 2020 08:33:33 +0200NEW Bali 4.2 - Including a front door Leopard Catamarans launched the forward door on their 44 as long ago as 2014 (a first aboard a production catamaran of this size), Bali clearly understood the interest of this configuration and are now adding it to the list everything that makes up a Bali: tilt-and-turn door, flybridge,...Mon, 06 Jul 2020 18:10:17 +0200Yachting Festival - Green light for Cannes organizers of the Cannes Yachting Festival confirm that the show will be held in early September: “we will welcome a little more than 340 motor boats and 80 sailboats, excluding brokerage, or around 420 boats".Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:53:29 +0200Day One - A sixth unit on its way to Malta Concept, a project manager based in La Rochelle on France’s Atlantic coast, has just launched its sixth Day One. More than just a model, it's more of a concept, designed by former Fountaine Pajot employee Laurent Da Rold, “to offer a day-charter catamaran in perfect harmony with the...Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:55:41 +0200mxCat88-Volante - Luxury, comfort and performance spaceship-like design, a double rig, and foils are the main features of the mxCat88-Volante project. Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:51:13 +0200Notus 50 - Monohull, trimaran and … trimonoran! BV and the architect Jelle Bilkert have been putting their heads together for a few years now: their goal is to come up with the perfect hull of the future, the design that takes the best of all technical options. The result, achieved by the team based in the Netherlands, is the trimonoran...Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:45:14 +0200Sunreef 70 - Launch of hull #1 success of the 80-footer, in both the sailing and motor versions, might make you forget that Sunreef Yachts offers a complete range of four models that start at 50 feet - read our full test of the Sunreef 50 in MW173. The builder has just announced the launch of the first Sunreef 70.Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:37:52 +0200Voltaire 33 SKY - 100-mile range at 9 knots... in electric! propelled by electric motors are definitely inspiring many builders. Projects, such as the 33 SKY, are even the precursor for new businesses, in this case, Voltaire Electric Yachts. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:45:03 +0200THE ECO YACHT – Pajot Yachts Catamaran - Enormous and innovative 110-foot sailing supercat has been designed by Marc Pajot with the help of Nicolas Fauroux, naval architect, and the team of Franck de Rivoyre/Christophe Larose, structural and rig engineers. The hulls will be made of aluminum and the deck of composite materials.Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:04:23 +0200Transatlantic - Last call for Europe ! to ship your multihull from USA / CARIB to Northern Europe ? The MV Onego Bayou is due to arrive in Fort Lauderdale on the 5th of July and in Antigua and St Lucia on the 10th / 12th of July. Arrival scheduled in Portmouth or Southampton (UK) on July 25 or 26. Peters & May is planning...Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:59:27 +0200Helly Hansen - HP FOIL PRO JACKET light, this jacket is also supple enough to allow all movements on board.Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:46:53 +0200Jacobs Bros Boat Builders - A 52-foot aluminum catamaran African specialists in aluminum boatbuilding, Jacobs Bros are presenting a 52-foot catamaran by De Villiers Marine Design.Tue, 30 Jun 2020 08:34:31 +0200