Multihulls World - Les essaishttps://www.multihulls-world.com/Les derniers essaisfr-frPunch 13.70 - The winning return of epoxy woodhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/punch-1370-the-winning-return-of-epoxy-woodhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/punch-1370-the-winning-return-of-epoxy-woodAfter a decade’s absence, Multicat Algarve launched the second model in its new Punch range in Portugal, a 13.70 in a Day Charter configuration. For the editorial team here at Multihulls World, who have always been fans of epoxy wood construction, the opportunity was just too good: we met up with...Fri, 26 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0100Nautitech 48 Open - A true ocean-going catamaran designed for living aboardhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/nautitech-48-open-a-true-ocean-going-catamaran-designed-for-living-aboardhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/nautitech-48-open-a-true-ocean-going-catamaran-designed-for-living-aboardSome 30 years after the creation of the Nautitech brand, the manufacturer based in Rochefort, on France’s Atlantic coast, presents us with a brand new 48 Open. We had the privilege of testing this new flagship, a boat even more refined than its predecessors.Fri, 26 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0100ITA15.49 - Speed, luxury and comforthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/ita1549-speed-luxury-and-comforthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/ita1549-speed-luxury-and-comfortThe young Italian brand ITACATAMARANS, launched by Emanuele Caprini, has set itself apart by optimizing the finish and performance of its first model, the ITA14.99. The result is a slightly longer catamaran, the ITA15.49, presented to the public for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival...Fri, 26 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0100NEEL 52 - Are three hulls better than two?https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/neel-52-are-three-hulls-better-than-twohttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/neel-52-are-three-hulls-better-than-twoReplacing the highly successful NEEL 51 was going to be no easy task, but the manufacturer applied the same recipe as for the recent 43, entrusting the project to Marc Lombard Design. At the La Rochelle Boat Show, we were able to discover a trimaran so seductive that, within the space of just a few...Fri, 26 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0100MiniCat Guppy - The best toy ever!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/minicat-guppy-the-best-toy-everhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/minicat-guppy-the-best-toy-everMultihulls are usually divided into two categories: liveaboard boats and sports catamarans. With the Guppy, MiniCat represents another segment, that of transportable mini-multihulls. An original and resolutely fun concept.Fri, 08 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0100Gunboat 72 - Top luxury and performancehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/gunboat-72-top-luxury-and-performancehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/gunboat-72-top-luxury-and-performanceWith its carbon mast towering over all the yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival, more than 100 feet above the sea, the Gunboat 72 was the talk of the town when it was officially presented for the first time back in September. We had the privilege of boarding this fabulous machine for a delivery...Fri, 08 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0100Aquila 47 Molokai - A powercat for offshore fishinghttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/aquila-47-molokai-a-powercat-for-offshore-fishinghttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/aquila-47-molokai-a-powercat-for-offshore-fishingThe second model in Aquila’s fishing range, the 47 Molokai, accumulates superlatives and propels the brand into the world of big game fishing, with a highly original layout.Fri, 27 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +020080 Sunreef Power Eco - Luxury’s pact with the sunhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/80-sunreef-power-eco-luxury-s-pact-with-the-sunhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/80-sunreef-power-eco-luxury-s-pact-with-the-sunA year after the launch of the first 80 ECO sailing yacht, Sunreef Yachts has now presented a Power ECO version. This luxury multiyacht has abandoned its rig but retains its electric motor. We got the chance to sail aboard this exceptional unit at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Once past the bling of...Fri, 27 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0200Alucat W25 Cabin 8 - A powercat à la cartehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/alucat-w25-cabin-8-a-powercat-a-la-cartehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/alucat-w25-cabin-8-a-powercat-a-la-carteSomewhat atypical, this workboat-like powercat can be transformed into a comfortable day cruiser or fishing boat, depending on the customer’s wishes. This “à la carte” offer accumulates the advantages of a catamaran over a monohull, but also those of a boat with a layout that’s, well, à la...Fri, 29 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200Libertist 853 folding version - One standard marina slip pleasehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/libertist-853-folding-version-one-standard-marina-slip-pleasehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/libertist-853-folding-version-one-standard-marina-slip-pleaseErik Lerouge is well known for his highly seaworthy, performance multihulls - undeniable qualities that the architect defends thanks to an uncompromising vision. The Libertist 853, for example, was launched in a first version with fixed linking arms - simpler, stiffer, lighter... However, Erik was...Fri, 29 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200Valder 20 - A powercat for James Bond!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/valder-20-a-powercat-for-james-bondhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/valder-20-a-powercat-for-james-bondWhen New Zealander Wayne Valder, multi-time winner in the Offshore World Powerboat Championships, decided to design a large motor cruising catamaran for his own personal use, the result was always going to be a very, very fast machine. Add a flashy orange Bentley livery and a small chopper at the...Fri, 29 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200Lagoon 55 - The catamaran where it all began…https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-55-the-catamaran-where-it-all-beganhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-55-the-catamaran-where-it-all-beganThe launch of the new Lagoon 55 just over two years ago put the “old” 55 back in the spotlight: this big catamaran was the very first model to bear the Lagoon name. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the world’s leading manufacturer of cruising catamarans, a tribute to the Lagoon 55 is in...Fri, 29 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0200Four Winns TH36 - The bow-rider with two hullshttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/four-winns-th36-the-bow-rider-with-two-hullshttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/four-winns-th36-the-bow-rider-with-two-hullsLong 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 beachhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/iliad-53s-an-adventurous-boat-ready-to-settle-on-the-beachhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/iliad-53s-an-adventurous-boat-ready-to-settle-on-the-beachPower 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!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/prestige-m8-powercat-or-yacht-why-both-captainhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/prestige-m8-powercat-or-yacht-why-both-captainFollowing 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 handhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/vaan-r5-when-design-and-ecological-transition-go-hand-in-handhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/vaan-r5-when-design-and-ecological-transition-go-hand-in-handThe 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!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/hopyacht-30-for-making-short-hops-under-sailand-electric-powerhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/hopyacht-30-for-making-short-hops-under-sailand-electric-powerPresented 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!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/bali-catsmart-small-is-beautifulhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/bali-catsmart-small-is-beautifulAt 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?https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/outremer-52-the-quintessential-offshore-catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/outremer-52-the-quintessential-offshore-catamaranIt’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 visorhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/venezia-42-the-revolutionary-sun-visorhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/venezia-42-the-revolutionary-sun-visorThe 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 flybridgehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-52-with-or-without-flybridgehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-52-with-or-without-flybridgeLate 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!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/rapido-40-fast-foldable-and-worry-freehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/rapido-40-fast-foldable-and-worry-freeRapido 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 sizehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/leopard-40-pc-maximum-comfort-in-compact-sizehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/leopard-40-pc-maximum-comfort-in-compact-sizeAfter 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 VPLPhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/aquila-42-yacht-a-seductive-powercat-by-vplphttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/aquila-42-yacht-a-seductive-powercat-by-vplpJust 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 cartehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/ck70-blue-water-cruising-a-la-cartehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/ck70-blue-water-cruising-a-la-cartePresented 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 boatinghttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/cheetah-adventure-720-a-utility-vessel-for-leisure-boatinghttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/cheetah-adventure-720-a-utility-vessel-for-leisure-boatingThe 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 comforthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/excess-14-its-aim-is-to-combine-the-pleasure-of-sailing-with-great-comforthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/excess-14-its-aim-is-to-combine-the-pleasure-of-sailing-with-great-comfortFour 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 Readyhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lightwave-46-offshore-readyhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lightwave-46-offshore-readyA 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…https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/fidji-39-small-budget-vast-programhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/fidji-39-small-budget-vast-programIn 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.https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/dazcat-1295-two-hulls-no-compromiseshttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/dazcat-1295-two-hulls-no-compromisesWhile 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 +0100