2022 Multipower Buyer's Guide

40 to 50 feet

Now we’re getting into the heart of the multipower market. In this 12 to 15-meter category, boatbuilders are trying to outdo one another in terms of innovation… and new models. Discover your favorite among the selection!

Gemini Freestyle 399 Power - Ideal day-boat

True to the philosophy of all their models, Gemini have kept the beam of their powercat low - less dockspace required and the possibility of using most inland waterways. The 399 Power is a clever evolution of the Freestyle 37: with its center console, the Freestyle features an astonishing deck space. The hulls have evolved to facilitate planing, and the keels are reduced to limit draft. Two modest Suzuki DF90A outboards allow a cruising speed of 15 knots and 22.5 knots at full throttle.

Builder: Gemini Catamarans
Length: 41’2” (12.55 m)
Beam: 14’ (4.27 m)
Draft: 18” (0.46 m)
Displacement: 10,000 lbs (4.54 t)
Motors: 2 x 90 HP outboards
Fuel: 20 or 30 US gal (76 or 114 l)

www.geminicatamarans.com 


 

Bali Catspace MY - Integral deck and pivoting door

This new model is pretty close in size to her bigger sister, the 4.3 MY. But look a little deeper and you’ll see this powercat has less volume – 758 sq ft (70.4 m²) of usable space as opposed to 894 sq ft (83.1 m²) for the 4.3 – and is noticeably cheaper. The platform is based on the sailing version but with completely redesigned hulls, and then topped with an imposing - but nevertheless harmonious - flybridge, accessible from both sides. The philosophy of this Catspace MY is to further optimize the Bali concept - open volumes, ease of use, comfort - by exploiting 100% of the available deck space. The choice of engines ranges from 2 x 150 to 2 x 250 HP. With whichever option, priority is given to range with up to 370 US gal (1,400 liters) of fuel and 185 US gal (700 liters) of water. The Catspace MY prototype was splashed at the beginning of the year, but the builder is set on refining the interior finish and the efficiency of the drivetrain before having an official launch.

Builder: Catana Group
Length: 42’2” (12.86 m)
Beam: 21’7” (6.59 m)
Light displacement: 23,600 lbs (10.7 t)
Draft: 2’11” (0.89 m)
Cabins: 3 to 4
Water: 185 US gal (700 l)
Fuel: 370 US gal (1,400 l)
Motors: 2 x 150 / 250 HP
Price: € 438,490

www.bali-catamarans.com 


 

MY5 - The volume of a 50-foot monohull

Launched three years ago to fill the gap between the 37 and the 44, the MY40 didn’t escape the overhaul of the motoryacht range – and has become the upgraded MY5. The contemporary and dynamic design features sculpted topsides and stepped bows. The flybridge is particularly large, with a lounge, a sunbathing area, the essential cockpit and a proper outdoor galley. A forward cockpit further enhances the exterior spaces. From the inside, the 360-degree view allows you to cruise, sheltered in complete serenity, within earshot of the rest of the crew. The beautiful galley provides the link with the large cockpit, which in turn opens onto the large optional aft platform. The owner’s suite on the port side is well-worth a look, with two guest cabins on the starboard side. The choice of a moderate cruising speed promises a good range (in excess of a thousand miles) ...

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