Multihulls World - Les essais derniers essaisfr-frCheetah 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 +0200CORSAIR 880 - A brilliant toy for gliding across the water modern and ambitious trimaran has a reputation to uphold: it is the new variation of the mythical Corsair F27, one of the most popular cruising trimarans in the world. Highly anticipated in 2020, the 880’s original launch schedule was hampered by Covid. However, connoisseurs quickly...Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:04:51 +0200TANNA 47 - COMFORT, PERFORMANCE & EASE OF HANDLING Tanna 47 was unveiled at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival, replacing the Saona 47, whose main characteristics she takes over. More modern and accomplished than her predecessor that had appeared four years earlier, the Tanna features improved circulation inside the nacelle, an optimized...Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:04:51 +0200Catana Ocean Class - New catamaran, new generation…“Finally!” That was the first word out of the editor’s mouth when the news broke just over a year ago. Unveiled at the International Multihull Show, the Ocean Class inaugurates a new Catana range. We were able to discover this fast-cruising catamaran a few weeks later - to our great delight!Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:04:51 +0200LEEN 72 - Three hulls dividing consumption by three its trimarans topped by large pods, NEEL has broken the monopoly of catamarans on the multihull sailing market. In just 12 years, the manufacturer has managed to make an enviable place for itself in the nautical landscape. Following on from the LEEN 56, the first “Powertri” of its kind, and...Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:04:51 +0200LEOPARD 43 - A 100% charter catamaran... that’s perfect for owners! excellent all-purpose platform, the Leopard 43 meets all or almost all programs with a budget that remains reasonable. Strong and well thought out, this catamaran is the perfect base for an upgrade or a refit. A family seeking to head off blue water cruising will find what they’re looking for...Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:04:51 +0200Sunreef 80 ECO - Directly under the sun... their twenty years of constructing highend custom catamarans, Sunreef have built themselves a unique and enviable place in the world of multihulls. The Polish brand, founded by Frenchman Francis Lapp, has made a global name for itself and now aims to combine luxury and ecology. Is the innovative...Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:04:39 +0200Ocean Renegade R5 - Performance and ecology aboard the same catamaran straight from South Africa, the Ocean Renegade R5 is a catamaran which combines performance and ecology, both in terms of the materials used and its hybrid sail/electric propulsion system. An interesting concept on many points, that also hides other good surprises. Test location: St...Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:03:46 +0200Windelo 54 Yachting - Eco-responsible cruiser-racer year after the launch of their first catamaran, the young builder Windelo, who are heavily implicated in eco-responsible construction and sailing, have launched their second model, the Windelo 54. With 4 feet (1.22 m) more hull length compared to the 50, this 54 keeps the same characteristics as...Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:02:56 +0200VAAN R4 - Meticulous design using recycled aluminum goal of this new Dutch yard is to launch a range of luxury catamarans while maintaining strong ecological commitments. The materials chosen, the drivetrain, and all the systems linked to on-board energy follow the objective of modern yachting more in step with the challenges of tomorrow. Test...Fri, 01 Jul 2022 00:01:25 +0200NEEL 45 - Three hulls but a catamaran nacelle years after presenting a resolutely innovative 50-foot cruising trimaran at the La Rochelle boat show, with a nacelle extending over practically the entire width of the platform, in 2012, NEEL Trimarans launched a brand new 45-footer at a much more attractive price - and success was not long in...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:07:27 +0200Horizon PC60 - Outstanding space and comfort PC60 is an intermediate model in the Horizon Power Catamarans range. It also features comfort and luxury amenities, and directly attacks the monohull yacht market. A clever positioning for this catamaran with imposing dimensions, especially since it offers solid arguments to seduce a future...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:06:12 +0200Aventura 14 - A versatile trawler yacht that's quite a bit cheaper than her competitors at the Cannes show as a preview, this second powercat from Aventura Catamarans finally revealed her secrets during our test sail at La Grande-Motte, at the end of the International Multihull Show. Well-finished and displaying top-of-the-range comfort, this rather elegant motor catamaran is...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:05:42 +0200C-Cat 40 Power Fish - Balanced, sensible, livable... and ready for fishing, the revolutionary technical advances in electric propulsion and the promise of unlimited range are now a reality on board our multihulls: taking ecological issues into account is no longer just wishful thinking... But as far as “traditional” propulsion is concerned, modern internal...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:04:59 +0200