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2023 Sail Buyer's Guide - Multihulls from 45 to 50 feet

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The essential lounge version

In 2017, with their 45, Robertson and Caine offered an attractive catamaran: this model satisfies the expectations of charterers or owners who are sensitive to the concept of open spaces. A successful model that continues to evolve: the brand-new Lounge version with a fitted-out flybridge appears very popular, to the point of eclipsing the original configuration During our test, we appreciated the design of the hulls and the seakindly behavior under sail. The forward cockpit, accessible from inside, has become emblematic of the Leopard range: a definite asset for hedonistic sailors - and for all a must at anchor to enjoy life on board. The forward door is also an excellent way to ventilate the saloon in the tropical sun.

Builder: Robertson & Caine
Length: 45’ (13.72 m)
Beam: 24’2” (7.36 m)
Light displacement: 32,850 lbs (14.9 t)
Draft: 4’11” (1.50 m)
Mainsail: 796/817 sq ft (74/75.9 m²)
Genoa: 500 sq ft (46.5 m²)
Spinnaker: 1,505 sq ft (140 m²)
Cabins: 3/4 + port forepeak
Water: 206 US gal (780 l)
Fuel: 185 US gal (700 l)
Engines: 2 x 45 HP
2024 Price: € 629,000 ex-tax


Even more attractive!

Just over two years ago, Nautitech presented a totally redesigned version of their 46 Open, and also their 46 Fly. Usually, manufacturers undertake light restyling fairly often on their models, but it’s a different story here, with the 46: apart from the Marc Lombard hulls, which remain identical - even though the topsides will now feature larger openings - everything else has been redesigned and redrawn. The accommodation and deck layout are therefore new. The rig is now a little more powerful, gaining 2 m² (21½ sq ft) of sail area. This catamaran, a successful compromise between performance and comfort, is now somewhat overshadowed by the 44 - the 46 should disappear from the catalog as soon as the next (bigger) model is announced.

Builder: Nautitech Catamarans
Architect: Marc Lombard
Overall length: 45’3” (13.79 m)
Waterline length: 45’ (13.71 m)
Beam: 24’9” (7.54 m)
Draft: 4’9” (1.45 m)
Displacement: 23,800 lbs (10.8 t)
Mainsail: 820 sq ft (76 m²)
Jib: 410 sq ft (38 m²)
Engines: 2 x 40 HP
Fuel: 2 x 79 US gal (2 x 300 l)
Water: 2 x 79 US gal (2 x 300 l)


The Saona reviewed and updated

Presented for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Tanna 47 is a successful and intelligent redesign of the Saona 47. The overall characteristics - rig, displacement and deck layout – all remain identical, but the nacelle has been reworked to feature new furniture with softer angles, larger overhead windows, but most importantly, a new galley – gone is the central island, but there’s now an extra 10.6 cubic feet (300 liters) of storage space. Like the ...

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