International Multihull Show: 8th edition

Fellow enthusiasts, the time is approaching!  The show which the whole world envies will soon be opening its doors.  Once again, this year everything possible to do with multihulls is to be found in the South of France, from April 19th to 23rd for the 8th edition of the International Multihull Show…

Of course, the multihull show is the opportunity to visit and even try out catamarans and trimarans, from 7 meters to over 20, but also to discover numerous new models in their first public appearance, as well as almost all the range from the biggest boatbuilders.  More and more people come to this show every year from all four corners of the world to celebrate, with us, the multihull in all its guises.

In fact, since the very first edition in 2010, this show has become one of the major events in the (minor) world of cruising catamarans and trimarans, yet has remained on a size of a human scale, knowing that first and foremost, it is about passion and having fun.

This year, the organizers are expecting sixty multihulls of all sizes and to suit all tastes.

Whether you are a fan of racing, or of dayboats, or of long distance cruising to the other side of the world in the greatest of comfort, there’s going to be the boat you’re looking for at the 2017 International Multihull Show.     

To find out first what’s in store at La Grande Motte from April 19th to 23rd 2017, follow the guide…

 Practical Show Information

Dates: Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd April 2017.
Place: La Grande Motte, 20km from Montpellier (South of France).
Opening times: 10am to 7pm daily (except  Sunday, closing at 6pm).
Access: Montpellier International Airport - Montpellier SNCF train station
Entry: €8.00 / Free for under 16s and students

For the full list of boats and exhibitors, go to Multihulls World website:


The 2017 edition of the show is going to allow us to discover around sixty multihulls, of which a dozen are on display for the very first time in Europe or in the World.  And that’s reason enough for you to come visit the South of France…

Making their world première

Alibi New

The new Alibi catamaran, built in Thailand, will be on show in this new version for a world-first presentation at the International Multihull Show.  A world-first which is going to stand out, in as far as this catamaran looks exciting… 11 tonnes and ready to sail at speeds equal to or superior to that of the wind.  It’s simple, with 15 knots of wind, you’ll be doing 20 knots!

Catana 53

The latest from the Catana yard is going to be on show for the first time at La Grande Motte.  This entirely new catamaran is following in the same vein as her predecessors, with pronounced hulls, inverted bows with chamfered edges and high freeboard.  The 53 is a judicious choice for an offshore program, especially with exacting crew looking for performance.  Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber, the yard has achieved a good weight without having had to sacrifice volume. And there are, of course, the famous curved daggerboards offering significant lift to improve performance. 

Fountaine Pajot New 47

We’re finally going to find out the new name for the all-new catamaran from Fountaine Pajot, who, right up until ...

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