Multihulls World - Les essais derniers essaisfr-frClass 6 - Cata or Trimaran? WORLD EXCLUSIVE - This 63 feet semi-custom multihull combines speed, safety, comfort and even a bit of glamour. What’s its personal touch? It’s got to be the central hull so close to the surface that it’s hard to decide if this is a cat or a tri!Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:05:25 +0100Outremer 55 - Round the world express WORLD EXCLUSIVE  - 55 is reminiscent of a mythical model in the history of Outremer, the brand created by Gérard Danson back in 1984. Picking up on this vintage is therefore a challenge - a bit like what’s happening with the new Lagoon... 55! The aim of this new Outremer 55 is to...Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:04:42 +0100Aquila 54 - On course for blue water cruising WORLD EXCLUSIVE - The latest addition to the Aquila shipyard, the 54, is aimed at both the ocean cruising market and the luxury yacht market. A development that seems logical for this major player in the power catamaran market.Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:03:59 +0100Befoil 16 Sport - I flew over the water! your seatbelts, forget most of what you’ve learned on the water since you were born, put the yellow lever to manual and cross-check the doors: we’re on the Befoil 16 Sport, and takeoff is imminent!Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:02:48 +0100Leopard 42 - An efficient and affordable catamaran Leopard shipyard replaces one of its bestsellers by introducing the 42, a catamaran with modern design and optimized spaces. A concept which seems well inspired, since even before its official launch, the builder has already had signed 34 orders. Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:01:38 +0100OverBoat - Foiling for all. Now you can! company Neocean has developed a small catamaran with an electric motor capable of flying above the waves. With a simple throttle control, and cleanly - with no C02 emissions. We had the chance to try the first version of the Overboat on the Étang de Thau lagoon in the South of France....Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:05:12 +0100Astus 14.5 - Honey, I shrunk the hulls! pocket multihull is no simple beach toy... Designed by VPLP, it is modern, light and transportable. Moreover, it can sail in trimaran or proa mode! We’d been looking forward to testing this little rocket ship as soon as we could. And we weren’t disappointed - judge for yourself.Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:04:37 +0100Bali 4.6 - The new successor its concept of open space and rigid foredeck, Bali has contributed much to the evolution of the cruising catamaran. The builder successfully continues to evolve the models in its range, with the brand new 4.6 taking over from the 4.5, the first model by the brand, launched back in 2014. We went...Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:03:30 +0100Long Island 78 Power - Two wakes, one unique perfection... specifications of an owner of numerous large sailing catamarans who is switching to motor power is necessarily demanding, especially given that his objective is to pursue a program of long passages. Only a top-of-the-range one-off could really meet his requirements. JFA shipyard, architect Marc...Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:02:35 +0100Heavenly Twins 26/27 - Minimalist adventure best-seller from the 1970s remained in production for 27 years – without doubt a record for cruising multihulls. Of course, this little catamaran has evolved, but with its two coachroofs, central cockpit, aftstepped rig and canoe sterns, it retains a personality all of its own, whichever...Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:01:48 +0100The Dean 400 test from the Multihulls World #32 (oct/nov 1995) The Dean 400 is a boat which has people talking. Her aero-dynamic hull shape and styling raises passions. She signals a new direction for Dean Catamarans and while the Dean 400 has no close comparison in the sailing catamaran environment...Fri, 01 Jan 2021 14:01:33 +0100BALI 4.0/4.1 - Vive la Open Space ! 4.0, the smallest boat in the Bali range continued her career under the title of the 4.1. In total, more than 300 units have been built in the last 5 years. The second-hand market is now open to this best-seller whose production has recently stopped.Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:04:38 +0100SAMANA 59 - The real luxury? Space and freedom of a sumptuous launch in Cannes and then in Miami, the Samana 59 has therefore had to start her career relatively discreetly, between Marseille and Toulon... The replacement for the Ipanema 58 has nevertheless managed to convince an informed public: no less than 20 units have already been...Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:03:48 +0100HH Ocean Class 50 - In praise of semi-custom Hudson Yachts group has just launched an HH ocean cruising catamaran which differs from previous models that were resolutely speed-oriented. This HH Ocean Class 50 is designed for family blue water cruising. But as a bonus, finely-tuned and an exceptional standard of finish. Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:02:18 +0100OUTREMER 4.ZERO - Electric propulsion put to the test on a round-the-world voyage the time you’re reading this, the Outremer 4.Zero and her crew will most likely be mid-Atlantic, in the wake of Magellan and his faithful second mate Elcano. Though Jimmy Cornell has presented in person, and in detail, his technical and historical challenge, we couldn’t miss the opportunity...Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:01:47 +0100Lagoon 40 MY - Easy Cruising! a six-year gap, Lagoon re-launched themselves onto the powercat market in 2015 with this 40 MY whose platform was directly derived from the Lagoon 39 sailing catamaran. The builder opted for low-power engines in order to favor low consumption and greater range. A choice that wasn’t...Sat, 07 Nov 2020 00:04:48 +0100Iliad 70 - World Explorer… catamarans have many attractions for both the cruising boater and day sailor alike. This Iliad 70 built in China quickly demonstrates that it will be difficult to offer more space, a more stable platform and, more surprisingly, a more economical motor cruiser in this size…Sat, 07 Nov 2020 00:03:46 +0100Cat 12.0 Cruise - Right under the sun in solar-powered electric boats, Sun Concept offers a 40-foot (12-meter) catamaran in several versions - MT, Pro and Cruise. It was the latter of these three, designed for coastal cruising, that we tested in southern Portugal.Sat, 07 Nov 2020 00:02:12 +0100Minicat Light Electric - Tenders, when multihulls are in the mix... few creative minds with great seafaring experience have been looking for alternatives to the “inflatable dinghy/outboard motor” combo that has become the norm. We had the chance to try out the prototype of the MiniCat Light Electric developed by Maxence Valdelièvre (formerly of Tenderlift)...Sat, 07 Nov 2020 00:01:54 +0100SCHIONNING ARROW 1360 - A catamaran designed for amateur construction Koch is passionate about anything that sails on two or three hulls. For a long time, he was president of the German cruising catamaran association, but it was in Switzerland that he discovered the Ocean Youth Sailing project: the building of Vellamo, an Arrow 1360 catamaran, designed for...Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:01:55 +0200ISLA 40 - Quite simply, a rejuvenation! new model - the smallest in the Fountaine Pajot range - is a real surprise for the summer of 2020. An upstream communications blackout was orchestrated to offer a bonus in addition to the manufacturer’s two new flagship models - the Samana 59 and the Power 67 - at this fall’s boat shows....Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:01:21 +0200TOBAGO 35 - If you want to sail far, without spending too much… in fewer than 100 units through the 1990s, the Tobago 35 didn’t see the wider distribution of the models in the following decade. But that doesn’t prevent this compact catamaran from being an excellent opportunity for those with smaller budgets.Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:01:14 +0200MiniCat 420 - The best-seller among pocket cats! the boom of the RIB market and inflatable paddleboards too, it’s no wonder that small catamarans are also taking a look at the formula. The big leader in this niche, MiniCat will soon be celebrating its 15th birthday and... 2,000 catamarans produced! We tried out the most popular model from...Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:01:12 +0200Andaman 50 - The troublemaker (and the cheapest) in her category ! a distance, the Andaman 50 could be confused with a Lagoon 50 with her vertical saloon windows and her aft-set mast on the coachroof... but apart from this vague resemblance, the Andaman 50 stands out completely from most of her competitors. Much lighter, livelier and above all, cheaper, this...Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:01:08 +0200Garcia Explocat 52 - For even further afield!, the aluminum boat builder with a global reputation, could manage no longer without a multihull in their range. They needed to expand on their selection of monohulls, whose name “Exploration” sums up the program in just one word. The Explocat 52 is therefore an adventurer of the same...Sat, 26 Sep 2020 00:01:01 +0200Dragonfly 40 - An outstanding trimaran builder Quorning Boats was already producing the Dragonfly 12 M, a large confidential 40-foot model. After 16 units had been completed, production of this luxurious trimaran was interrupted for a complete redesign of the range. The DF40 is now becoming the flagship of the Skaerbek shipyard:...Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:07:10 +0200Iziboat - Ready to sail in 15 minutes! was to take 11 years of development - and as many prototypes - before François Tissier launched his folding and transportable catamaran. His Iziboat is all the more accomplished as this first model has already had two seasons on the water, and has been tested by 1,200 crew members! Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:06:30 +0200Bali Catspace - Space to burn! her flybridge, four cabins and 10 berths, the Catspace offers in 40 feet what many of her competitors struggle - or are reluctant - to present aboard a catamaran of 42 or even 45 feet... Has Bali gone too far? Or has the Catspace understood everything? We look for some answers on our test in...Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:05:23 +0200Sunreef 50 - A compact and semi-custom multiyacht 2019, Sunreef Yachts totally renewed their range of sailing catamarans with four models of 50, 60, 70 and 80 feet. With the “smallest” among those, the yard, based at Gdańsk in Poland is making a remarkable foray onto the playground of the traditional market leaders.Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:04:21 +0200Privilège 510 Signature - A beautiful cruising machineège Marine is pursues its objective: to offer owners multihulls designed for blue water cruising. This year, the builder is presenting a new generation of catamarans with the 510 and the 580. The smaller of the two was launched back in March at Les Sables d’Olonne, on France’s Atlantic...Sat, 25 Jul 2020 00:03:52 +0200