Multihulls World derniers articles du site Multihulls Middle Sea Race - A record that isn’t about to be broken... though almost all sailing records are now held by multihulls, the Rolex Middle Sea Race still resists: on this course of a little over 600 miles starting from Malta, making a big counter-clockwise loop around Sicily, the record set by the maxi monohull Rambler in 2007 of 1 day, 23 hours, 55...Sat, 17 Oct 2020 10:43:55 +0200Accon Drink Holder - No more spilled drinks! board a multihull, the absence of heeling usually allows your glasses and drinks to stay in place, even when sailing. And most of our cockpits and helm stations are equipped with ad-hoc cup holders or recesses. But when the sea gets rough, it can get pretty tough up on the flybridge! Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:44:28 +0200Antigua Compact Reversible Grill or griddle? Both, Captain! is offering a new innovative cooking appliance. Ultra-compact, the Antigua Compact Reversible has two sides: on one side a grill and on the other a griddle, to make cooking even easier on board our multihulls. Fri, 16 Oct 2020 13:40:17 +0200Cape Verde - Stopovers now possible! island nation off the coast of northwest Africa reopened its borders on October 12th after six months of lockdown. Commercial vessels, yachts and cruise ships are therefore now allowed to dock in the various ports and anchorages of the archipelago.Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:09:01 +0200SD15 Yanmar - A saildrive for engines from 80 to 150 HP now, saildrive installations have been limited to engines up to 80 HP. Motor manufacturer Yanmar responded to a request from many boatbuilders wanting to offer this setup with more powerful engines. The SD15 solution is therefore aimed at multihulls from 50 to 65 feet - it has already been...Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:03:45 +0200MG5 - A new catamaran for Marc Guillemot catamaran ordered by Marc Guillemot is intended for racing – taking part in the Route du Rhum - but also for corporate charter, VIP reception at race starts or even for following races.Sun, 11 Oct 2020 11:08:59 +0200Voiles de St Tropez on an ULTIM trimaran! Olsson and his team boarded the trimaran Ultim'Emotion 2 during the Voiles de St Tropez and it's like you were there!Thu, 08 Oct 2020 22:44:13 +0200The scoop of the season - TS is becoming ORC, and there’s a new 57 as a bonus! few months ago we announced a 57-foot mystery catamaran and a new brand... but today, October 8th 2020, the cat is out of the bag! The big surprise is that the famous TS range from Marsaudon Composites are now called ORC (for Ocean Rider Catamarans).Wed, 07 Oct 2020 20:33:13 +0200Aquila 28 Molokai Catamaran - Central Console Aquila range is now complete, with the addition of a small Open model, a 28-footer with a central console.Wed, 07 Oct 2020 05:18:32 +0200Fischer Panda - Connected generators ! help make life on board your multihull safer and more comfortable, there are more and more devices that can communicate with each other. Fischer Panda generators can now be connected to most common chartplotters - Raymarine, Garmin, B&G, Lowrance and Simrad.Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:15:54 +0200Soel Senses 48 - For happy weekends on the water… 2011, Soel Yachts have been designing and building electric catamarans for professional use. They’ve made a change of course with their new Soel Senses 48, intended for a clientele of private owners. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:08:28 +0200KM32fc - A custom-made, folding speed machine story of the KattuMaram (catamaran in the Tamil language) began in 2015: Alain Duvivier, an experienced monohull racer, decided to design an exciting but accessible multihull. The specifications limit the size to 32 feet in length, impose a folding system in order to fit into a standard marina...Mon, 05 Oct 2020 18:03:11 +0200LIGHTWAVE 45 - The same but better! their 25th anniversary, the Australian manufacturers have just moved into a new building. But this is not the only good news, as Roger Overell, director and founder of Lightwave, has just announced the redesign of their flagship model, the Lightwave 45.Thu, 01 Oct 2020 18:05:27 +0200Covid-19 - New Zealand closes its borders to sailors a complicated 2020 season for blue water cruisers, 2021 isn’t looking likely to get off to a favorable start in the Pacific Ocean: New Zealand has confirmed its refusal to receive non-resident boaters on stopovers or wishing to relax for a few months during cyclone season in the southwest...Thu, 01 Oct 2020 18:01:44 +0200KALAN 12 - Easy disembarkation Marine Design, based in Thailand, offers a compact powercat for expeditions or professional use. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 17:59:02 +0200Astus 20.5 - A one-design class starting next year! pocket trimaran designed by VPLP (see test in MW 171) has been a remarkable success, with 44 examples already built in less than three years. The most active owners have got together and are working, in association with the Astus Boats shipyard, to establish a one-design class. The immediate...Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:58:51 +0200My First Victorinox - A mini Swiss Army knife for children! stopovers, children always want to carve driftwood, make models, rafts, learn seamanship... However, entrusting them with a sharp and pointed tool is obviously not a good idea. But Swiss Army Knife manufacturer Victorinox has designed a four-function pocket knife with a rounded tip. Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:55:22 +0200TWO OCEANS 55 POWER CATAMARAN - Simple and elegant design, classic features, but with hulls optimized for excellent passage through the sea, and optimum engine performance, this is how this brand-new model made in South Africa presents itself. Designed for powercat use only, the Two Oceans 55 is distinguished by a moderate deck width though...Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:39:09 +0200E3 Andromeda - A variable-pitch propeller for low powers has been manufacturing variable-pitch propellers since 1997. The manufacturer is offering a new model specially designed for engine power from 7 to 30 hp. Like its big brothers the E3 Orion and the E4 Pegasus, the Andromeda is made of stainless steel.Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:28:57 +0200BCY 60M - An all-carbon trimaran... on from the recently launched Galaxy 53, Blue Coast Yachts is developing its multiyacht range with a 100-foot catamaran and two 60 and 100-meter (195 and 330-foot) trimarans. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:38:27 +0200Tour of Spain - The route to the Canary Islands thwarted by killer whales August 19th, numerous boats have been hit in encounters with killer whales. The cetaceans, sometimes up to 33 feet (10 meters) in length and weighing up to 6 ton, have been known to cause damage, particularly to rudders.Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:28:38 +0200WINDELO CATAMARANS - A new innovative player in the catamaran market Windelo project was unveiled at La Grande Motte in April 2019 at the International Multihull Show. The first phase of construction of the Canet-en-Roussillon plant is now complete, and the Windelo 50 prototype will be launched very soon. An intensive test phase is then scheduled before the new...Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:05:53 +0200Bilge drainage - Water, water everywhere but not in your multihull simple maintenance to the control of a small ingress of water, bilge pumps are essential equipment on board. Whether manual or electric, or even automatic, there are different options out there. Let’s see how you can keep your bilges dry.Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:46:21 +0200Key West - In search of the islands in the stream… West, the most southerly point of the American mainland has always held a fascination for seafarers. Our journalist Kevin Green takes us out aboard a Seawind 1260, following in the wake of the island’s most famous resident, Ernest Hemingway.Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:29:10 +0200Jonathan’s trip around the world - At the age of 12, he set out on a catamaran with his parents! (1/3) 12 ans il part en catamaran avec ses parents ! (1/3) a few years now, Multihulls World readers have been able to follow the Photographer’s Eye and Invitation to Travel columns written by Jonathan Jagot, our youngest contributor. We asked him to tell us about his round-theworld trip aboard a catamaran. He was just 8 years old when a boat became...Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:00:51 +0200Catamaran Javerne - Locked down on an Indonesian island for 5 months! last March, the health crisis has seriously disrupted the route plans of sailors, and forced them to juggle between closed countries, quarantines and transport issues. For some, like the crew of Javerne, their blue water cruise has become rather Crusoe-esque, on a desert island in Indonesia....Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:35:37 +0200Lüderitz – Namibia - When you're in the desert...üderitz, in the south of Namibia, is both on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and in the middle of the desert. The city was founded by German merchants at the end of the 19th century - it is one of the oldest cities in southwestern Africa.Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:00:43 +0200Franck Bauguil - One hull in America, one hull in Europe? hour and a half interview via Skype. No less than that would have been required to discover the rather original route taken by Franck Bauguil. He shared his real passion for boating in general and multihulls in particular and we traveled together through the last thirty years of the history of...Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:12:01 +0200Croatie/Dalmatie - Islands and history as far as the eye can see… little more than ten hours’ drive from many European countries, Croatia has managed to save its tourist season. Most of the catamaran charter companies have filled up this summer and there are still some good opportunities for this early fall season. Give in to temptation and sample the...Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:35:26 +0200Kalos Anemos - The end of the journey crew of Kalos Anemos has just returned to France. Here they give us an overview of their sabbatical year. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:22:45 +0200Sail Eight - No plans! is no plan! At least, they have no fixed plans. Just a long bucket list, but no route in mind. But if the wind takes them somewhere other than where they expected, then they will go there!Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:16:52 +0200Laniakea - The first thousand nautical miles! mid-June, the reopening of the Spanish border meant that it was time for the family round the world voyage to begin on board the little Wharram. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:06:38 +0200Kissanga - Crossing the Line the end of July on the 16th day of their Pacific crossing from Panama to Polynesia, the crew of Kissanga crossed the line: the Equator! Here’s their story…Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:03:24 +0200Hangtime - The longest passage! was the first time that the crew of this Saona 47 had sailed such a long passage: 600 miles. ‘We did it’ Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:56:00 +0200 Azyu à Hapatoni - The hospitality of the sculptors left Europe on board a monohull which they then swapped for a multihull, Azyu’s crew now write to us from the little village of Hapatoni, on the island of Tahuata in the Marquesas. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:50:33 +0200Moskito Valiente - A New Start… and a Moskito Valiente II! a wonderful 11 years, El Moski now has a new Tahitian skipper. She has been replaced by Moskito Valiente II, a 35-foot catamaran…Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:44:42 +0200Cat'Leya - Discovering Fiji’s Yasawa archipelago Yasawa Islands form a mysterious, volcanic archipelago: it’s a place where it’s difficult not to be offered Kava: a drink whose qualities divide opinion…Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:36:09 +0200Testimonial - On the podium at the Heineken Regatta! Cols is the owner of an Eclipse 472. A racing, he has taken part in every edition of the Heineken Regatta since 2018. This great regatta, open to almost all sailing boats - more than 100 registered -, has been held every year in March in Sint Maarten for 40 years. Four days of sailing and...Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:21:38 +0200Hamilton Island Race Week - A few boats were lifting a hull…’Hamilton Island Race Week takes place in the Whitsunday archipelago, across Airlie Beach in north-eastern Australia. The event, launched in April 1984, managed to bring together nearly a hundred yachts in its first edition. From 1992 onwards, the regatta was put back to August in order to...Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:08:46 +0200The 10 key points for optimizing your multihull catamarans, one-designs, cruising multihulls: all over the world, you can have fun, learn how to make your catamaran or your trimaran go better - and maybe win? Let yourself go, in a friendly atmosphere!Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:49:57 +0200Multihull racing... Why don't you give it a go? history of sailing in general - and of multihulls in particular - is inseparable from that of racing. Even the youngest among you have heard of the legendary finish of the 1978 Route du Rhum: that year, Mike Birch and his small 36-foot (11-meter) yellow trimaran beat Michel Malinovski at the...Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:33:27 +0200The photographer's eye - CHESTERFIELD REEFS, THE SONG OF THE WHALES Jonathan Jagot Age: 22 years old Profile: Has been sailing around the world for over 10 years A photographer and sailor, Jonathan is such a talented individual, that in each edition we offer him “carte blanche” to inspire us…Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:13:54 +0200METAL SHARK M48 - An 11,000-mile range! in aluminum and steel shipbuilding, Metal Shark Yachts is far from being a new player in the sector: the 500 employees of this US-based shipyard produce more than 200 boats from 16 to 300 feet every year. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:04:58 +0200STEALTH 36E POWER CATAMARAN - The challenge of lightness at the last Thailand Yacht Show, this powercat built by Asia Catamarans uses a sailing catamaran platform with very narrow hulls (designed by Alan Carwadine) and advocates stripping everything bare to keep to a very tight weight limit - 2 to 3 tonnes depending on the version.Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:52:06 +0200FELCI CAT 80 - Full-comfort blue water cruising fast and comfortable multihull project, led by Felci Yachts Design, is seeking to reconcile performance, comfort and range. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:46:21 +0200ARROWCAT 320 - Compact but luxurious ArrowCat 320 is now in its third generation. This model features a luxurious finish - rare in compact powercats - such as a wooden steering wheel, or modern, full instrumentation on a carbon-look dashboard. Inside, the manufacturer has paid particular attention to the owner's cabin. The 320 is...Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:43:49 +0200Nautic de Paris - Another cancelled boat show... further health measures announced on September 23rd (in particular the maximum authorized numbers for major events being reduced from 5,000 to 1,000 people) for Paris, the following day a press release from the FIN – the French Nautical Industries Federation - announced the cancellation of...Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:47 +0200Multi50 Arkema 4 - Launched at last! new yard, 22 months in build and 30,000 hours of work: the latest Multi50 to be built was launched on Wednesday 23rd September at Port Médoc, France. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:33:27 +0200OVERBOAT - An electric foiling catamaran result of three years of research, this modern and futuristic pocket catamaran allows everyone to fly over water thanks to its four electronically controlled and automatically regulated foils. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 17:32:19 +0200ELITE 50 NOVA LUXE - Hybrid or 100% electric the strength of three years’ experience in the field of “electrification” of their internal combustion engine powered cats, Nova Luxe unveiled their first model in August. Rather elegant with a low deck line at cockpit level, the Elite 50 offers a beautiful living space and a huge...Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:21:58 +0200