Multihulls World - Les essais derniers essaisfr-frFour Winns TH36 - The bow-rider with two hulls awaited, the TH36 is the Four Winns interpretation of the powercat. A new model that attempts to marry the world of the bow rider (a motorboat offering a second, distinct living area on the foredeck, accessed typically via an opening in the windshield) with that of the catamaran, guaranteeing a...Fri, 04 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0200Iliad 53S - An adventurous boat ready to settle on the beach catamarans are the fastest growing sector, for some very good reasons such as frugality, comfort and in the case of the adventure variety like this Iliad 53Sport, long-range capabilities. Lifestyle is the other main driver for the surge in demand for these vessels and their inherent features,...Fri, 04 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0200Prestige M8 - Powercat or yacht? Why, both Captain! on from the successful launch of its M48 last year, Prestige Yachts is building on the powercat concept with its new M8. In this larger size (we’re talking 65 feet here) the French brand is offering high-end features with the undisguised aim of taking on the superyacht world. We were...Fri, 04 Aug 2023 00:00:00 +0200Vaan R5 - When Design and Ecological Transition go hand in hand new Vaan Yachts brand is clearly showing its ambitions with this R5, the second model to be launched, barely a year after the presentation of its little sibling, the R4. Measuring 7 feet longer – and still built in aluminum - the catamaran presented to us by brand co-founder Igor Kluin boasts...Wed, 12 Jul 2023 00:00:07 +0200HopYacht 30 - For making short hops, under sailand electric power! at Boatica Cape Town back in October, the Hop Yacht 30 was designed and built in South Africa. This is a catamaran that has ripped up the rulebook, and come up with a (r)evolutionary concept: For the first time, a combination of comfort and liveability has been brought together in an...Wed, 12 Jul 2023 00:00:02 +0200Bali Catsmart - Small is beautiful! Multihulls World, we’ve always worked hard to try and ensure that multihull builders don’t leave out the smaller models. While the market for small trimarans is well established, the market for sub-40-foot catamarans has recently been on the verge of extinction... For ten years now, the...Fri, 26 May 2023 00:00:00 +0200Outremer 52 - The quintessential offshore catamaran?’s tricky to replace a best-seller... the catamaran we’re on about here is the Outremer 51, built in 100 examples. Its replacement, announced back in September, is the 52. This new model, presented as a preview – and at home, too - during the International Multihull Show, should do even...Fri, 26 May 2023 00:00:00 +0200Venezia 42 - The revolutionary… sun visor Venezia 42 was one of Fountaine Pajot’s emblematic models, being the first to validate the famous coachroof sun visor – a feature that’s still as relevant as ever, more than 30 years later. In the manufacturer’s range, this model also replaced two others in one go - the Fidji 39 and the...Fri, 26 May 2023 00:00:00 +0200Lagoon 52 - With or without flybridge 2012, Lagoon went all out by presenting two models with the rig stepped far aft on the coachroof: the 39 and the 52. The larger of the two understandably featured more harmonious lines thanks to a better integrated superstructure. As for the “diamond” shape bows at the stemhead, they...Fri, 31 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0200Rapido 40 - Fast, foldable and worry free! entered the world of multihulls about ten years ago with the ambition of building high-performance ocean-going trimarans. After the 60 and 50, the shipyard unveiled the 40, a smaller model. This “small” Rapido obviously keeps the DNA of its big siblings and features a folding structure...Fri, 31 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0200Leopard 40 PC - Maximum comfort in compact size the 53 PC and the 46 PC, the Leopard shipyard is expanding its range revealing the 40 PC. A smaller powercat, but one that uses the same recipes as her predecessors to attract first-time buyers or to expand the product range of charter companies.Fri, 31 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0200Aquila 42 Yacht - A seductive powercat by VPLP ahead of the Miami International Boat Show, the power catamaran specialist unveiled the latest addition to its range, the Aquila 42 Yacht. A modern powercat that completes the offer of the Sino-American shipyard in the now very competitive 40-to-45-foot power multihull sector.Fri, 31 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0200CK70 - Blue water cruising à la carte for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival back in September, the CK70 impressed show visitors by the volume offered and the standard of finish. Add to these qualities the choice of aluminum construction: this material is perfectly suited to extreme sailing programs and upstream of...Fri, 31 Mar 2023 00:00:00 +0200Cheetah Adventure 720 - A utility vessel for leisure boating genesis of this small powercat is an interesting one, as it’s an evolution of a utility model towards leisure boating. Robustness, hardiness, and practicality are still very much in evidence aboard this model from the Adventure range, but specific layouts allow boaters to take full advantage...Fri, 03 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0100Excess 14 - Its aim is to combine the pleasure of sailing with great comfort years after it was first launched, Excess, the youngest of the Bénéteau Group brands, unveiled its fourth model at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The Excess 14 has undeniably benefited from the enthusiasm of its designers – the architects and the shipyard team have given their all to carve...Fri, 03 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0100Lightwave 46 - Offshore Ready carefully thought-out evolution of the previous model, the 45, the Lightwave 46 is probably one of the only sailing catamarans to be mass-produced in Australia. This new model that we got the chance to test just south of Brisbane is perfectly suited for blue water sailing - we’ll take you on...Fri, 03 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0100Fidji 39 - Small budget, vast program… our review published in 1989 - this article is unfortunately only available in French - we titled it “The Fidji”. At the time, this 39-foot (12 m) catamaran, that had just been integrated into Fountaine Pajot’s 2nd generation range, i.e., the Maldives generation, really shook things up!...Fri, 03 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0100DAZCAT 1295 - Two hulls. No compromises. the British might have been the pioneers of the modern cruising multihull, since the mid-1980s the idea of “Britannia Rules the Waves” has lost some of its impact in the production of cruising catamarans and multihulls. France in particular, but also South Africa and the United States have...Sat, 03 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100Balance 442 - 44 feet of expertise on two hulls the 526 and the 482, the Balance shipyard unveiled the 442 at the Annapolis boat show. A catamaran with a compact format and a style directly inherited from the 482. A sort of concentrate of know-how since the shipyard took the same recipe used for the previous models: the alliance of...Sat, 03 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100HH50 Sports Cruising - Luxury and sport go hand in hand… Yacht Group presented the “Sports Cruising” version of its 50-foot cruising boat at the Cannes Yachting Festival back in September. The HH50-SC, of which only 5 are available, is resolutely focused on high-level performance without abandoning great comfort and even a certain idea of...Sat, 03 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0100Tricat 25 Evolution - It sails fast and it’s easy! from the basis of the already very successful Tricat 25, the builder has, since last summer, been offering a version which is more refined, faster and...yet no more expensive, the Tricat 25 Evolution.Sun, 27 Nov 2022 02:22:50 +0100KC62 - Lengthen your stride in Pullman Style catamarans like this all-carbon 62 footer can eat up those tradewind miles. A size that guarantees exceptional comfort, even in challenging seas. Once arrived at the destination, they’ve got the shallow draft for gunkholing. Is this the ideal multihull?Mon, 14 Nov 2022 10:55:10 +0100Prestige M48 - A long awaited powercat! at the very beginning of 2022 and discreetly launched in the spring, the first powercat to be built by Prestige Yachts was to wait until the Cannes Yachting Festival to (finally) make its first appearance. This catamaran, designed by one of the most important specialists in motorboating,...Fri, 28 Oct 2022 00:04:41 +0200Garnet 300 HT Fly - Optimized for fishing powercats are much more popular - for the moment - in the United States than in Europe and many manufacturers are expanding their ranges to meet this promising market. Garnet Offshore, for its part, was born only a few years ago in Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro, and offers two models, the 270 and...Fri, 28 Oct 2022 00:03:41 +0200Invincible 33 - A real sport fishing catamaran latest addition to the Invincible fleet, the 33, is a pure open fishing boat designed to go fast and far, to get you where the fish are. A real fishing machine, but also a catamaran with exceptional seakeeping abilities, ready to head offshore.Fri, 28 Oct 2022 00:02:41 +0200Iliad 62 - Refined Explorer the madding crowd requires self-sufficiency and an efficient vessel, which is something Australian-owned Iliad Catamarans knew from the very beginning of the conception of this range of powered catamarans. These vessels and their inherent features, such as frugality and shallow draft, mean...Fri, 28 Oct 2022 00:01:41 +0200Aura 51 Smart Electric - The first electric catamaran from Fountaine Pajot propulsion is progressively making its mark in the automobile sector, and it was foreseeable that the marine industry would come to follow this trend. While many multihull manufacturers already offer zero-emissions motors, the next step was to shift up into mass production... This is now...Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:56:16 +0200MG5 - In praise of delightful simplicity on two hulls for Marc, G for Guillemot, 5 for 50 feet: the story of the MG5 sounds quite simple. But when a French ocean racing legend builds his own catamaran, with the next single-handed Route du Rhum on the agenda, the simple story of the start becomes pretty interesting. In short, our curiosity finally...Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:56:16 +0200McConaghy MC60 - A one-of-a-kind catamaran MC60 from the McConaghy shipyard is a catamaran that looks like no other model in this category. Its design, layout and performance make it a unique multihull with technological solutions directly from racing that are rarely found on board a production catamaran. A concept for fans of high-tech...Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:56:16 +0200EXOCET JUNIOR - A unique catamaran for €200! on the popular French classified ads website LeBonCoin, this little catamaran dating from 1963 turned out to be one of the last multihulls of its time still in sailable condition. After a winter refit, it has regained its proud appearance and never fails to amaze enthusiasts with its...Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:56:16 +0200