Multihulls World derniers articles du site Multihulls Yachting Festival: The cats are in Port Canto! Sept 10th to the 15th, it will be a bit of a revolution on the Croisette in Cannes: after two years of planning, the organizers of the Cannes Yachting Festival have decided, for thei 42nd edition, to dedicate the Port Canto to sail boats - motor boats going to the Vieux Port. The boat show,...Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:57:35 +0200Twiny: The Bahamas, now that’s class! set out from Moros, on the western tip of Cuba, on a stormy night, we headed up to the Bahamas with a light southeasterly wind, which allowed us to enjoy the Gulf Stream (up to 3.5 knots along the Florida coast) without having too much sea.Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:32:14 +0200Grenadines: A Neel 45 kite trip a big fan of kitesurfing, and having settled in Martinique a few years ago, I had in mind to take a trip to the Grenadines.Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:13:48 +0200Rolex Fasnet Race 2019: The Ultimes are doing their thing! Edmond de Rothschild, crewed by Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, completed the legendary race in the English Channel in 1 day, 4 hours, 2 minutes and 26 seconds.Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:38:03 +0200Launch of the Gunboat 68 #2 the delivery of the very first unit last winter, it is now time for the second hull to come out of the yard facilities, now located in La Grande-Motte, France.Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:53:08 +0200The multihulls put on a Show Sydney International Boat Show SIBD will be taken place in Sydney, from August 1-5, 2019.Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:46:17 +0200How to avoid minor injuries aboard your multihull! have made a list of the issues that you need to avoid on your boat. And your crew? And you? Here’s an inventory of the small and not so small injuries that can happen and our advice for avoiding those silly accidents…Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:19:30 +0200Fast cruising multihulls: centerboards or daggerboards? case for centerboards by Sébastien Roubinet Sébastien is a skilled sportsman, an outstanding trainer, an adventurer of our blue planet – first ever transit of the Northwest Passage purely under sail with Babouche, three attempts to cross the Arctic with La Voie du Pôle - but also a...Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:10:25 +0200Managing heavy weather in a multihull, bad weather! While cruising - and even during a race - almost everything is done to avoid it. Never pleasant to be caught out and/or damaged. Bad weather is anticipated in two ways: by avoiding being where it is likely to occur - sailing areas and times of year - and by preparing your...Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:53:13 +0200Caretta. And we’re off, on a voyage around the world! are a couple with an 8-year-old child. Marie, 30, is employed as a physiotherapist and Michel, 56 was a cardiologist at the time of departure. It was the idea of this trip that brought us together: Marie walking alone with her rucksack, and me… well I’d been dreaming about sailing around the...Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:23:42 +0200The Chagos Archipelago: lost in the wilds of the Indian Ocean sailors will remember these 55 islands, lost in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The islands used to host a whole community of cruisers who loved the sun, the seas that were crammed full of fish, untouched white beaches and birds that had never seen a human…  Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:29:14 +0200I want to work on the water! you sail your Multihull and still work ? We immediately think of sailing professionals: yacht captains, delivery skippers and hostesses - a subject that we will look into soon. Are you looking for a job under the coconut palms? A hippy Utopia from the 70s that some people have managed to turn...Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:37:47 +0200Rodrigues: the authentic island well-preserved, Rodrigues is the smallest and most isolated of the Mascarene Islands. It has volcanic origins and emerges from the Indian Ocean 600 miles to the east of Mauritius and more than 3,000 miles from the coast of Western Australia. The island is only 18km long and 8km wide (11x5...Thu, 18 Jul 2019 21:33:27 +0200Charter: key data are 2019’s major trends? Charter companies are getting bigger, but there are fewer of them. The demand for multihulls is growing at the expense of monohulls. The growth of specialist charter websites that don’t have a physical fleet but manage to grab a more and more important share of the...Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:10:00 +0200Do you like fast, very fast multihulls ?, enjoy the speed of this amazing TS5 along the coast of France!Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:56:20 +0200Do you like fast, very fast multihulls ?, enjoy the speed of this amazing TS5 along the coast of France!Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:56:01 +0200How to pick the right Multihull: Everything you need to know before taking the plunge! or trimaran? Luxurious, sporty or a more sober cruiser? New or second hand? And why not a charter/management program? What about an ex-charter boat? Is it smart to fall in love with a multihull on the other side of the world? Multihulls World has got the lowdown for you!Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:50:26 +0200Financing your Catamaran or Trimaran a multihull is a major investment, and usually bigger for the same length vessel than for a monohull. Classic loan, lease-option deal, charter-management… What are the options? And what is the fiscal situation with each option?  Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:43:55 +0200Boat Test Special – Sail : 18 multihulls from 34 to 66 feet on test 400 Lucia 40 Lagoon 40 Bali 4.1 Astrea 42 Leopard 45 Outremer 4X Lagoon 46 Nautitech Open 46 Xquisite X5 McConaghy 50 TS5 Leopard 50 Neel 51 Seawind 1600 Rapido 60 HH66Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:42:21 +0200Newport Squelette: Collector’s Edition by the modern architecture of stealth ships, the Newport Squelette is in 4.2cm (1.65”) diameter stainless steel case. Polished and brushed to underline its multi-faceted design, it houses a conical crown, indented for a better grip. Complementing the box, the bezel has five hexacave...Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:28:31 +0200Telescope: Yearning for the age of the pirates… replica of an old-fashioned telescope will appeal to all those who love traditional maritime artefacts. Shipped in its elegant palisade box with the corners reinforced with bronze and an inlaid anchor, this is a classic captain’s telescope, whether you’re a pirate or not. Despite its retro...Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:26:58 +0200Helly Hansen: Multi-Purpose Waterproof Bag well-respected brand but this time Norwegian, and having created its marine and snow textile business in 1874. Helly Hansen has a range of very useful accessories for sailors, such as this waterproof holdall. You’re guaranteed to get on land or back to your multihull on your dinghy or...Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:24:36 +0200Leatherman Free P: More durable and user-friendly. represents the most important change in the last 35 years for the famous HC420 stainless steel tool that all sailors know. The new Leatherman Free collection now has magnetic architecture, which makes it simpler, softer and more user-friendly. The Free range is also more durable, thanks to the...Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:23:39 +0200Victorinox: Knives for every occasion famous swiss knife-maker has been around since 1884… yet that doesn’t mean that they haven’t kept up with the times. Every two years Victorinox organizes the Classic-Edition Limitée design competition. This year the theme was “World Cuisines”. Their clients chose their preferred...Tue, 11 Jun 2019 20:22:49 +0200Lars Thrane LT-3100S: The very first Iridium® GMDSS® terminal Lars Thrane LT-3100S will be the first terminal to offer Iridium service to the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Iridium, after Inmarsat, becomes the second satellite provider of this essential service. With the LT-3100S, mariners will have an all-in-one system that can meet...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:55:46 +0200Gill OS2: Jacket and salopettes latest OS2 range was launched last December. Inspired by the flagship Race Ocean collection, the jacket and salopettes offered by Gill are designed with a two-layer membrane system for optimal protection in wet weather. The OS2 system creates a waterproof, windproof and breathable protective...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:55:13 +0200The Olympus Tough TG-6: The camera that’s…water resistant! brand-new compact camera/video camera will follow you everywhere, from the trampoline to the dinghy! Water-resistant to 15 meters/50’ (45m/150’ with optional housing), shock-resistant to more than 2 meters/6’ and crush-resistant to 100 kg/220lbs, it is not troubled by much. Not even the...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:54:34 +0200iKonvert: A new NMEA2000/NMEA0183 converter Yacht have just launched a bidirectional converter for NMEA2000-NMEA0183 designed to facilitate connections between networks. iKonvert is available in two versions: ISO (with NMEA0183 wires) and USB for PC, Mac and Raspberry Pi. This new hardware is particularly useful for connecting...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:53:53 +0200Colligo Marine: For great spinnaker control! reliable thanks to its parts made of polished and anodized aircraft grade aluminum for anti-corrosion protection (800 sailboats equipped), Colligo Marine spinnaker furlers are also easy to operate thanks to their continuous control lines - very neat splicing. This material makes it...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:53:15 +0200Sailors' Checklist: Waterproof and tear-proof 25,000 copies of the Sailors' Checklist distributed in 5 years! The objective of Safetics®, the French start-up that created this waterproof pocket guide (10.8 cm x 14.8 cm and 60 pages), is to reduce boating accidents and make boaters safer thanks to its aviation-inspired checklists....Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:52:21 +0200Grippy version ABR: Automatic anchor buoy already knew the Grippy anchor buoy, but here is the latest one, the Grippy ABR version, which is even more attractive: when the device has an inclination of more than 90° and the anchor comes up on the ow roller, the rope reel is immediately blocked, which allows an easy recovery of the buoy...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:51:41 +0200Voyager Tandem Lagoon 15’: A paddleboard to match your catamaran! their online boutique, Lagoon are distributing an inflatable paddle designed by Red Paddle Co, world leader in the sector. The Voyager Tandem Lagoon 15' is the perfect board to fully and serenely enjoy your anchorages: it will delight explorers who wish to discover the most remote destinations...Fri, 07 Jun 2019 22:51:12 +020050 tips from long-term sailors thousands of miles and living on board for months (or even years), generally means you’ll be customizing, preparing, modifying and personalizing your multihull. Modifications that aren’t necessarily onerous, but are most often based on optimization and (common) seafaring sense! During...Fri, 24 May 2019 11:56:55 +0200Setting up the mainsail on your multihull mainsail is the queen of your multihull's wardrobe. It is almost always hoisted, coupled with the genoa or a sail with a larger surface area. In port or at anchor, the sailcloth (likely made of Dacron or composites) is protected from UV rays by its cover. But today, there are perfect conditions...Fri, 24 May 2019 10:56:41 +0200Sailing aboard a multihull, yes, but avoid BREAKAGES! can happen quickly aboard a multihull. Just as in any activity where the equipment plays an essential role, some of our attitudes, precautions and anticipations more often than not allow big trouble to be avoided.Fri, 24 May 2019 10:35:45 +0200Magnetic Island: Go crazy and discover the koala paradise! waves are short and unpleasant, the sky is also strange… We approach Magnetic Island in a slightly unusual atmosphere. The wind suddenly drops and a slightly misty veil rises. We anchor to the east of Horseshoe Bay.Fri, 24 May 2019 10:13:03 +0200Profité in Cape Verde launching into the Atlantic crossing, the Profité family visited the Cape Verde islands. Delighted!Fri, 24 May 2019 10:07:43 +0200Ti’Mouss one year on a charter cat – it’s possible! offers of long-term catamaran charter are on the rise, so why say no?Fri, 24 May 2019 10:02:57 +0200Lotus two years already!’s been two years already since Lotus left Europe for its big voyage. Her crew draws up a first assessment…Thu, 23 May 2019 18:11:55 +0200Catleya in Senegal fall, Catleya took part in a mission for the ‘Voiles Sans Frontières’ association. Her crew share with us their impressions.Thu, 23 May 2019 17:33:25 +0200New solutions for antifouling: silicone film or ultrasound? silicone adhesive film by Thierry Agard and Eric Lecouvette from Uniflow Uniflow are specialists in adhesive film solutions for sailboats. Thanks to recent progress, these materials are entering the most demanding field of all: the world of water. Films can be used on new boats as well as on...Thu, 23 May 2019 16:01:24 +0200The 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 +0100