Multihulls World - Les essais derniers essaisfr-frSunreef 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 +0200ORC 57 - Increased DNA for even greater sensations Composites has already built a solid reputation with two 42 and 50-foot models. Its latest model, the ORC 57, has just been unveiled, making its world premiere at La Grande-Motte in April. We’d got the chance to discover it a few weeks earlier in Lorient. Our verdict? It’s...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:03:09 +0200Aura 51 - Seductive, but not over the top heart of the cruising catamaran market, hovering in recent years at the 45-foot mark, now seems to be increasing a little in size... The 50-foot sector, which can be sailed without the help of a crew, is becoming fiercely contested, as shown by the almost simultaneous launch of the Aura 51 and...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:02:37 +0200Lagoon 51 - Back to the future? to be more ecological, more accessible and more connected, the Lagoon 51 announced by surprise - or almost - at the beginning of the year is full of promise. The doors of the International Multihull Show had barely closed when the pontoons opened up, releasing the new catamaran for a good...Fri, 27 May 2022 00:01:05 +0200Lagoon 450 - The best-selling cruising catamaran 2010, the Lagoon 450 picked up on the general concept of the 440 with its raised cockpit. The model was an immediately and impressive success, so much so that it even resisted (in the SportTop version) for a few years with the Lagoon 46.Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:08:51 +0100Leopard 46 PC - Space and volume first the new powercat range from the South African manufacturer Robertson & Caine, the 46 PC comes in addition to the 53 PC launched two years ago. Previewed at the Miami International Boat Show in February, this Leopard has strong ambitions, particularly in the charter market, where the...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:07:47 +0100Orphie 29 - Fun, economical operation... and maybe visionary! seen back in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival, this electric trimaran intended for day cruising appeared in stark contrast to all the other boats on display. The concept of the Orphie 29 goes back to the fundamentals of sailing, which promise fun and relaxation on the water with...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:06:06 +0100Aquila 28 Molokai - Sport fishing for the family in day-cruisers and cruising power catamarans, the Aquila shipyard unveils another facet of its talent with a true sport fishing boat capable of going fishing offshore or offering maximum comfort for the family.   Test location: Clearwater, FL (USA) Conditions: Slight chop, 20 knots...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:05:36 +0100Kinetic KC54 - The catamaran of the future? KC54 is the second model from the young brand Kinetic. A carbon cruising catamaran that plays the performance and technology card, setting itself apart from the rest in a market where competition is significant.   Test location: Annapolis, MD (USA) Conditions: Wind 8 to 12 knots, slight...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:04:21 +0100Dufour 48 - The first catamaran by Umberto Felci: on course for la dolce vita? designed as a charter boat, the takeover of Dufour by catamaran specialist Fountaine Pajot in May 2018 changed the fate of this 48-footer. Instead of becoming the unwanted orphan of the mighty Fountaine cat empire, its molds and yard space in northern Italy, run by JJL Catamarans in Forli...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:03:31 +0100Nautitech 44 Open - A true cruising catamaran latest delivery from Nautitech, the 44 Open has been designed with those who sail around the world in mind - or at least over long distances. It also incorporates new solutions to meet current market trends while maintaining the shipyard’s DNA.     Test location: Miami, FL (USA)...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:02:53 +0100Bali 4.4 - Hedonism ensured new 4.4 is in some ways a replacement for the Bali 4.3, but particularly the 4.5, the very first model in the Bali range. Aboard this catamaran, more than ever dedicated to comfort and family vacations, all the attributes of the Bali DNA are to be found - tilting door, opening side bay windows,...Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:01:38 +0100Outremer 45 - A catamaran to escape in a few years of production, the Outremer 45 became one of the most prized supports by families wanting to discover lagoons and the tropical 'dolce vita'. Portrait of a best-seller.Tue, 01 Feb 2022 17:22:04 +0100Outremer 43 - Radical and spartan weight, ultra-slim hulls and deep daggerboards – the 43 really is an ocean cruising boat…which sails like a dream!Fri, 28 Jan 2022 15:06:22 +0100Nautitech 475 - The origin of the 482’s hulls...! you find it still has a youthful, modern look, nothing is more logical; the design of the 475’s hulls was retained for the 47 and the brand-new 482... In short, the hulls are the best! And the rest?Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:46:39 +0100Allegro, a voluminous trimaran which can be dismantled a distance, you would think it was a monohull with two floats grafted onto it...Of course it is nothing like that as far as the particularly slim hulls are concerned. This André Allegre design, which was very innovative at the end of the 70s, remains an attractive support for cruising.Fri, 28 Jan 2022 14:23:54 +0100Lagoon 410 - Modern before all the others! is the first of the current generation of Lagoons. Innovative, with its imposing coachroof flanked by a battery of vertical portlights, like a rotunda, it remains a reference amongst ocean cruising catamarans, after having won over the charter companies.Fri, 28 Jan 2022 11:57:36 +0100Corsair F 27 - A variable-geometry rocket! years after its launch, this folding trimaran is still just as appealing, comfortable and fast...a rare boat on the secondhand market, to be snatched up without hesitation!Fri, 28 Jan 2022 10:54:51 +0100Lipari 41 - A helm station at mid-height of the rigid bimini the late 2000s, cruising catamarans were trying to offer ever greater levels of comfort and designers began integrating the notion of “perceived quality”. After growing the nacelles and the hulls, builders were now offering more fluid and more secure deck layouts. As for interiors, the...Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:06:01 +0100100 Sunreef Power - A 100% luxury multiyacht! the 60, 70 and 80-footers in Sunreef Yachts’ latest Power range are coming out of the shipyard’s new workshops in Gdańsk at a steady pace, the brand has just launched the flagship of the series - a title that is most certainly a temporary one, given the success of these very luxurious...Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:05:47 +0100Wave 50 - It's got an air of... something never before seen! visitor to the recent Cannes Yachting Festival could have possibly missed the almost revolutionary profile of the Wave 50, making its first appearance among the multihulls on the west quay of Port Canto. Our philosophy here at Multihulls World has always been to be open-minded and charitable...Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:04:32 +0100Balance 482 - A more-than-convincing compromise latest addition to the Balance Catamarans range, the 482 is a multihull that combines performance and ease of use. Two adjectives that may seem contradictory, but thanks to the talent of the design team, they make sense. We had the chance to test this catamaran in the Chesapeake Bay, off the...Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:03:36 +0100C-Cat 48 - A sporty but very habitable catamaran on from the C-Cat 37, a compact catamaran that was unanimously acknowledged to be very successful, the Italian builder is now launching a much more ambitious 48-foot model. Performance and comfort are the order of the day: we’re now in the realms of Outremer, Catana, Balance, HH, Seawind...Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:02:45 +0100