Multihulls World derniers articles du site Multihulls record attempt for crossing the English Channel on catamaran that’s only 15 feet! Ernst-Michael Miller, designer of the small hydrofoil catamaran, the iFly 15, has had his mind set on it since the beginning of September. He wanted to prove his boat could not only sail offshore, but also at high speed, so he entrusted his baby to two professionals, 39-year-old Yo Wiebel...Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:43:32 +02002020 MULTIHULL OF THE YEAR the success of the first two elections of the Multihull of the Year, this 2020 edition promises to be even more interesting: A selection of international new modelsList of the 2020 nominees announced live at the Annapolis Sailboat ShowRules of the MOTY under the supervision of a...Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:44:57 +0200SUNBEAMSYSTEM CARBON QUICK FIX - A solar panel that can be installed anywhere new solar panels have been designed to be installed anywhere, even on a bimini or canvas top. Lightweight and resistant thanks to the use of carbon, they won’t damage the surface supporting them. The Quick Fix system allows fast and easy temporary mounting on canvas or other surfaces. Carbon...Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:51:55 +0200SPLASH DRONE 3+ PARA A.C.T - Waterproof and equipped with a parachute all-new drone is a 4x4 of the skies: this quadricopter, weighing over 2 kg (4ó lbs) is 100% waterproof, meaning it can take images even when weather conditions have deteriorated and especially in the marine environment. Its parachute - less than 300 g (10 oz) - allows it to operate safely with...Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:47:21 +0200GPS160 - A new high-performance position receiver Yacht will be presenting the GPS160, a new high-performance position receiver, at the Grand Pavois boat show (in La Rochelle, France). The GPS160 uses GPS, Galileo and Glonass satellite positioning systems (American, European and Russian respectively) to achieve exceptional reliability and...Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:38:35 +0200RODOL'F LE ROULEAU - The all-in-one galley ustensil! April fool's day joke? No, wrong season! The principle of this incredible rolling pin: to integrate the 15 essential galley utensils. A "Swiss roll" in a way, which is very practical when cruising. This tool, which won a gold medal at the Lépine 2017 competition, will be of particular interest...Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:32:33 +0200Annapolis Boat Shows: Indian summer while discovering your favorite multihulls! October 2, it was still 94°F (34° C) on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay... but let’s be honest, it won’t last forever. Annapolis is now a go-to city in October for those of you multihull enthusiasts.Wed, 02 Oct 2019 22:31:46 +0200Quiet please, we're filming (and sailing a catamaran)!’re between Corsica and Sardinia, aboard a Lagoon 46... but above all, we are behind the scenes of the shooting of a documentary about learning to sail and about boat-handling. Novices and sailing professionals are sharing a unique experience under the watchful eye of Patrick, the producer. The...Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:34:19 +0200Brazil: the crazier you are, the more you sail! an exotic destination for a couple weeks on a multihull is perfectly possible thanks to charter. But what if there’s 19 of you? No problem! Here, Jean Girard recounts an amazing trip, chartering two catamarans out of Angra dos Reis, Brazil.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:16:12 +0200British Virgin Islands: Let the trade winds fill your sails, you want to go sailing, where it's always sunny, or almost always? Where the water is warm and crystal clear? And play Robinson Crusoe on desert islands? Then charter a catamaran in the BVI! This archipelago, severely impacted by Hurricane Irma just two years ago, has once again become...Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:45:29 +0200The Enchanting Bay of Sada are still just off the northern coast of Flores, a 360km (220-mile) long island to the north of Indonesia. For the last few days the weather has been dead calm: no wind… At around 2pm a light breeze picked up. We were almost there, with just another 10 nautical miles to go.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:10:22 +0200Moutik: Double-digit speeds! catamarans are renowned for their speed: Moutik is no exception. Her crew is best placed to tell us about her. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:46:30 +0200LouiseAnna: stopping off in Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands to describe The Marquesas islands in a few words: amazing aromas of flowers, the wonderful colors of nature and the unlimited kindness of the Marquesans.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:40:10 +0200Caretta in The Gambia: nature in the raw! Marie, Michel and Timothé  Where: The Gambia River, West Africa  Boat: Eclipse 472 Blog: We anchored for a few days in front of Lamine Lodge, run for the last thirty years by Peter, a German who is now quite old. He washed up here on his...Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:58:28 +0200Maui: Chartering in the Tuamotus is a skipper in French Polynesia and works on different boats. Here she shares her experience of a charter she ran in the Tuamotus, and in particular the surprising Makatea atoll.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:47:53 +0200Pom 3: An Atlantic crossing on an Outremer 5X the intervening 29 years since their first Atlantic crossing, Mapie and Domi have dreamt about getting an Outremer catamaran, with a view to finishing what they didn’t manage first time around in 1989… a voyage around the world.  Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:40:09 +0200ICARUS or ARCHIMEDES: One day, will cruising multihulls fly? Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:38:39 +0200Learn how to splice! connection to your mooring deadman, or to your anchor chain for smaller boats (and also for a kedge anchor set astern, or the one on the tender), pre-set dock lines for your cleats… there are plenty of opportunities to use splices when sailing a multihull. So let’s learn how to do them...Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:19:44 +0200Harken: Winches for our multihulls famous American equipment supplier has become the world leader when it comes to equipment used in any maneuvers involving any lines. Blocks, traveler cars, winches, hydraulics: this company fits out all sorts of boats, and of course multihulls. We were able to visit the factory which produces...Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:41:23 +0200Alizé’s (semi) circumnavigation - First leg: France/Brazil months of sailing, 12,000 nautical miles, three continents, two oceans, one tricky cape to round, two depressions, breakages, breakdowns, laughter, tears, wind, no wind... Alizé, a young adventurer barely 30 years old, shares with us her great journey aboard a brand new Lagoon 450S.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:28:50 +0200Temptation: wandering around the Tuamotus left the crew of Temptation in the West Indies. This month, her crew have written to us from the Tuamotus.Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:02:44 +0200Fall Boat Shows: See you soon! two days left before the official start of the Fall boat show season; the opportunity to discover the latest and newest models on the market.Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:27:32 +0200Cannes Yachting Festival: The sail multihulls 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 their 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 +0200