Multihulls World - Les essaishttps://www.multihulls-world.com/Les derniers essaisfr-frLagoon 37: A little Frenchie made in the USA https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-37-a-little-frenchie-made-in-the-usahttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-37-a-little-frenchie-made-in-the-usaWe often consider the Lagoon 380, in production for almost 20 years, to be the smallest of the Lagoons… But no! It’s the 37, produced from the early 90s. An attractive model. Little known, the smallest catamaran built by Lagoon deserves attention. Although built in relatively small numbers, the...Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:33:20 +0200Broadblue 346https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/broadblue-346https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/broadblue-346A new British boat There was a time when the Brits were at the forefront of cruising catamaran production, but decades later this accolade has long since gone to the French, South Africans, Australians and others. So when a new British cat comes along, our interest is sparked.   The current...Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:10:42 +0200Euphorie 5: A very successful power cathttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/euphorie-5-a-very-successful-power-cathttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/euphorie-5-a-very-successful-power-catThe power version of Privilège’s Série 5 sailboat, the Euphorie 5, kept us waiting for almost three years, but convinced us... immediately. On board, you experience exceptional comfort and enjoy the luxury of good taste. You also get a feeling of confidence for long passages, whatever the...Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:00:28 +0200LAGOON SEVENTY 8: The yacht of tomorrow is already under way…https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/lagoon-seventy-8-the-yacht-of-tomorrow-is-already-under-wayhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/motor/lagoon-seventy-8-the-yacht-of-tomorrow-is-already-under-wayWith seven examples sold in just a year, the Lagoon SEVENTY 8 is affirming the caliber of her origins, which we’ve already seen with her sailboat "baby" brother, the SEVENTY 7. A very upscale finish characterizes this model which is setting the standards in big-boat leisure.Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:08:06 +0200ASTREA 42: Ne quid nimis? https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/astrea-42-ne-quid-nimishttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/astrea-42-ne-quid-nimisIn 2009, the Lipari 41 took the place of the Lavezzi, condemned by its canvas bimini and mainsheet traveler in the cockpit. An effective restyling in 2013 extended the career of this popular catamaran (nearly 200 were built), but the arrival of the new style (with the Helia 44) sounded the death...Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:23:32 +0200Leopard 50: A most hospitable boathttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/leopard-50-a-most-hospitable-boathttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/leopard-50-a-most-hospitable-boatWith the new 50, Leopard are aligning themselves slap bang in the target sector of cruising catamarans - the most competitive one! At the crossroads of charter use: luxury charter or to be sailed by connoisseur owners, the 15m catamaran is just about the critical size. Has the Cape Town-based...Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:46:57 +0200TF10 foiling trimaran: Farewell archimedes, we’re foiling now!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/tf10-foiling-trimaran-farewell-archimedes-we-re-foiling-nowhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/tf10-foiling-trimaran-farewell-archimedes-we-re-foiling-nowThe life of a multihull tester involves many enjoyable encounters with some very diverse craft, and a lot of amazing discoveries and some exceptional moments, cruising or on racing machines! This was the case with the TF10. Its modest size conceals an airborne bundle of nerves with explosive...Thu, 24 May 2018 10:00:37 +0200Catana 41/42: Compact and attractivehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/catana-41/42-compact-and-attractivehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/catana-41/42-compact-and-attractiveThe smallest model in Catana’s current range, the 41 which quickly became the 42, was launched 10 years ago now… Recent (good) second-hand examples of this fast, seductive catamaran are not to be missed!Thu, 24 May 2018 10:00:37 +0200TS5: A sporty cruising catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/ts5-a-sporty-cruising-catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/ts5-a-sporty-cruising-catamaranThe rebellious family of TS boats has already got an excellent pedigree. The strong character of the earliest of these designs by Christophe Barreau (based on an idea from none other than Francis Joyon) demonstrated both vigor and talent, through the first series manufactured by Marsaudon in...Thu, 24 May 2018 10:00:35 +0200Leopard 44: Two cockpits accessible from the saloon!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/leopard-44-two-cockpits-accessible-from-the-saloonhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/leopard-44-two-cockpits-accessible-from-the-saloonCatamaran builders had got us used to the idea of a forward cockpit... accessible from on deck. With the Leopard 44, a Robertson & Caine design, there is access through from inside the saloon. This new configuration left no-one indifferent, and it has since become a feature on all the yard’s...Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:26 +0100BALI 4.1: A smart, evolving catamaran. https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/bali-41-a-smart-evolving-catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/bali-41-a-smart-evolving-catamaranTwo years after its successful launch and with 140 boats sold, the Bali 4.0 has transformed into version 4.1 (version 4.0 is still available). This innovative catamaran is taking a leap forward in interior design. The perceived quality is also progressing, but it’s the distribution of volume that...Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:25 +0100SEAWIND 1600: Seawind is on the attackhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/seawind-1600-seawind-is-on-the-attackhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/seawind-1600-seawind-is-on-the-attackBack in October, visitors to the Barcelona show discovered a brand new model from the Australian builder Seawind: the 1600. Following the Catalan show, we tested this seductive catamaran, designed by the Californian Reichel-Pugh team. Resolutely different from European or South African productions,...Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:00:21 +0100[Secondhand] Mahé 36: Semi-ocean cruising on a tight budgethttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/secondhand-mahe-36-semi-ocean-cruising-on-a-tight-budgethttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/secondhand-mahe-36-semi-ocean-cruising-on-a-tight-budgetWith the Mahe 36, Fountaine-Pajot has succeeded in offering a compact catamaran which is however treated as a much bigger model! A model which is particularly present on the second-hand market.Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:37:33 +0100SUNREEF 88 DOUBLE DECK: A catamaran designed for ultimate comfort!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/sunreef-88-double-deck-a-catamaran-designed-for-ultimate-comforthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/sunreef-88-double-deck-a-catamaran-designed-for-ultimate-comfortWith their new 88  footer from the Double Deck range, Sunreef are unveiling an ultra-comfortable cruising catamaran built for an experienced boating family, and are confirming their ability to complete fully customized projects on the same timescale as production boats.Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:25:25 +0100NAUTITECH OPEN 40 V: Restyling a commercial successhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/nautitech-open-40-v-restyling-a-commercial-successhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/nautitech-open-40-v-restyling-a-commercial-successSince it first came out, back in early 2014, the concept has surprised people... before quickly seducing them.  The order book immediately showed the success of this trendy new model. The takeover of Nautitech by Bavaria is now allowing the manufacturer to take a new step forward in the...Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:49:01 +0100Lagoon 40: A clever and sharp 40 footerhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-40-a-clever-and-sharp-40-footerhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/lagoon-40-a-clever-and-sharp-40-footerLagoon have just unveiled their new 40 footer with a bold move: the 40 is replacing the 400 and the 39.  The production of the unbreakable 380 is now much reduced (well, down to about thirty a year anyway!), and it is the 40 which has now become the entry-level and introduction model to the Lagoon...Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:48 +0100[Secondhand] Bali 4.5: Designed for charter, but also appealing for private owners!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/secondhand-bali-45-designed-for-charter-but-also-appealing-for-private-ownershttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/secondhand-bali-45-designed-for-charter-but-also-appealing-for-private-ownersCatana set about designing a new charter-oriented range, the Bali, a little over three years ago. The first model, the 4.5, gave pride of place to innovations and a new way of living on board. It has been a success, given that 60 examples have so far been built. And the first models are now making...Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:17 +0100RAPIDO 60: The fastest production multihull in the world?https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/rapido-60-the-fastest-production-multihull-in-the-worldhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/rapido-60-the-fastest-production-multihull-in-the-worldAmerican ports and marinas, like those in Western Europe are struggling to accommodate large catamarans. How will they react to an 18x12m trimaran platform?  The question may seem incidental, but still made me think!  But why start a review of a multihull as attractive as this one with an...Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:00:06 +0100[Second-hand] Dragonfly 920, as pleasant surfing as it is easy to 'park’https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/second-hand-dragonfly-920-as-pleasant-surfing-as-it-is-easy-to-parkhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/second-hand-dragonfly-920-as-pleasant-surfing-as-it-is-easy-to-parkWith the beam of a monohull once folded, and performance allowing you to cruise at double figure speeds once unfolded, its qualities are equal to its price: high. 20 years after its launch, the Dragonfly 920 has become very affordable, and is still as much fun to helm. So, why not take advantage!Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:57:57 +0200Bañuls 60: A real Sports Superyachthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/banuls-60-a-real-sports-superyachthttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/banuls-60-a-real-sports-superyachtWith a sail area to weight ratio close to that of racing boats, and a semi-custom finish that is minimalist in style, yet luxurious, the Bañuls 60, thanks to its precise design, combines high performance with comfort, but with a certain simplicity. We were lucky enough to be able to go for a little...Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:41:10 +0200NEEL 51: A trimaran in the cat worldhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/neel-51-a-trimaran-in-the-cat-worldhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/trimaran/neel-51-a-trimaran-in-the-cat-worldWhen the first Neel 50 prototype was displayed at the La Rochelle show in 2011, nobody could have predicted how this radical builder, who had only recently appeared in an already very competitive multihull market, would see such development.  However, the twenty five Neel 45s already built...Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:19:24 +0200LEOPARD 45: A proper owner’s catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/leopard-45-a-proper-owner-s-catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/leopard-45-a-proper-owner-s-catamaranThe Leopard 45/V1 was the first model manufactured in a production run by the South African builder starting in 1997. It has contributed significantly to the discovery of the catamaran concept in Moorings charter bases around the world. Today, its successor has taken the boat of the year title in...Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:04:39 +0200SwissCat S48: A bespoke epoxy catamaran.https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/swisscat-s48-a-bespoke-epoxy-catamaranhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/swisscat-s48-a-bespoke-epoxy-catamaranEstablished by a passionate sailor (Jurg von Ins) in 2009, the SwissCat yard is made up of a talented team, building hand-made multihulls. The proof was clear to see, at the recent International Multihull Show, with the all-new SwissCat S48. It’s a seductive boat (the first 3 have already been...Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:48 +0200Sunreef 74 - 19th Hole: Luxury for blue water or charterhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/sunreef-74-19th-hole-luxury-for-blue-water-or-charterhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/sunreef-74-19th-hole-luxury-for-blue-water-or-charterThe Sunreef Yachts name is going from strength to strength. The proof is evident with the new 74, which feels like there is ever more influence from superyachts. But that's not all: the specifications of two of the latest models also testify to the experience the shipyard has built up in the luxury...Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:33 +0200[Secondhand] Highland 35, the all-purpose power catamaran by Fountaine Pajot https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/secondhand-highland-35-the-all-purpose-power-catamaran-by-fountaine-pajothttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/secondhand-highland-35-the-all-purpose-power-catamaran-by-fountaine-pajotMaximum living space, stability and low fuel consumption are the keywords to describe the Highland 35. These are the important advantages which definitively launched the power catamaran industry. And today, this powercat could be a great deal!Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:26 +0200Fountaine Pajot Saona 47: Showing the future of the range?https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/fountaine-pajot-saona-47-showing-the-future-of-the-rangehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/fountaine-pajot-saona-47-showing-the-future-of-the-rangeAfter 40 years in existence and nearly 3000 boats built, the Fountaine Pajot yard counts only two models at 14 m: the Bahia and the Salina. The Casamance, the first flagship in 1985 was only 13m! The Saona 47, unveiled at the 2017 International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte in the south of...Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:12 +0200WAVE 58 : An epoxy catamaran designed and built in Polandhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/wave-58-an-epoxy-catamaran-designed-and-built-in-polandhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/wave-58-an-epoxy-catamaran-designed-and-built-in-polandPolish boatbuilding no longer needs to prove itself, but its entry into the world of multihulls is fairly recent.  We had the opportunity to discover the latest model from Wave, a 58 footer which we were able to take for a sail before her departure for the Caribbean.Thu, 18 May 2017 00:01:53 +0200Rapier 400 : In Open and Sport mode!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/rapier-400-in-open-and-sport-modehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/rapier-400-in-open-and-sport-modeBritish yard Broadblue Catamarans offers a 40 foot model which is light, performs well and is built for the great outdoors… the Rapier 400 is an original catamaran, and here are the full results of our test. Thu, 18 May 2017 00:01:24 +0200[Second-hand] Lagoon 420/421- Priority: comfort...and volume!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/second-hand-lagoon-420/421-priority-comfortand-volumehttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/second-hand-lagoon-420/421-priority-comfortand-volumeHere is a model which without a doubt represents Lagoon’s most comfortable offering in this size – perhaps even too comfortable, certain people would object. But with its load-carrying capacity and the pleasure of life aboard, the 420, later offered as the 421, is quite a ‘best of’!Thu, 18 May 2017 00:01:23 +0200Outremer 42 secondhand boat: she hasn’t sold her soul to the devil!https://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/outremer-42-secondhand-boat-she-hasn-t-sold-her-soul-to-the-devilhttps://www.multihulls-world.com/review/catamaran/outremer-42-secondhand-boat-she-hasn-t-sold-her-soul-to-the-devilThe Outremer 42 was the last boat built by the former Atelier Outremer team.  It offered an interesting update on some of the yard’s previous models.  A bit more volume, a more comfortable nacelle… a marvelous arrangement really!Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:31:20 +0100