Multihulls World derniers articles du site Multihulls Tour: a roaring fortieth! 40th edition of the Tour de France a la Voile was particularly hotly disputed by the 29 trimarans at the start. It must be said that once again this year, the entrants were well-matched, and the race for victory was really fierce.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:37:49 +0200Atlantic Records traffic in the Atlantic on the return route from The Bridge. Having left first from New York, Francis Joyon aboard his faithful Idec was the first to take the singlehanded Atlantic record in a time of 5 days, 2 hours and 7 minutes, beating his own record by 49 minutes.Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:44:36 +0200Fountaine Pajot owners’ rendezvous of Fountaine Pajot catamarans will be having their next meet in the Caribbean in May 2018 to celebrate, race, have fun and quite simply, enjoy life. The yard has already planned numerous activities (Multihulls World is of course a partner of the event) which will be held in Martinique. More...Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:53 +0200Fountaine Pajot owners’ rendezvous of Fountaine Pajot catamarans will be having their next meet in the Caribbean in May 2018 to celebrate, race, have fun and quite simply, enjoy life. The yard has already planned numerous activities (Multihulls World is of course a partner of the event) which will be held in Martinique. More...Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:31:52 +0200Jacques Vabre Transatlantic race: and the winner is... thought the Ultims were going to be completing their transat in ten days or so... Well, they only took 7 days to race to Salvador de Bahia from Le Havre, and in doing so, exploded the course record set by Groupama 2 in 2007.Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:18:50 +0100Video: the first images of our test onboard the Lagoon 40 catamaran of the test onboard the Lagoon 40 catamaran to be discovered in the upcomming edition, Multihulls World n°157! Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:39:09 +0100Meade Gougeon the end of August, Meade Gougeon passed away from skin cancer at the age of 78.  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:25:53 +0200Vik 113, simple and fast cruising... Lerouge is one of the most prolific multihull architects and we owe many high-performance boats to him.  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:14:39 +0200ItalCat 53: above all, a hybrid ItalCat 53 comes to us - as its name suggests - from Italy.  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:09:33 +0200TF10, the trimaran for foiling enthusiasts is the TF10, the latest boat from DNA, an innovative yard based in the Netherlands.  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:38 +0200Kurt Hugues 27’ catamaran, powerful and transportable Hugues is a prolific naval architect. His latest catamaran is a 27 foot boat that is capable of accommodating up to 4 people.  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:58:25 +0200Superyacht Australia on by the AIMEX group, SuperYacht Australia and Australian Marine Exports, which represent the interests of the industrial and nautical tourism sectors ($ 1.97 billion), the Australian government has opened up the possibility of yachts of over 35 meters cruising and even anchoring in the...Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:51:31 +0200Kelsall, back to the future Kelsall continues to think up and pioneer new directions, since the famous Toria, the mythical trimaran which won the Round Britain Race in 1966... He is currently building a proa based on a design from 1734. Hull in KSS sandwich and all the rest in bamboo, above all with no metallic...Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:48:43 +0200Monaco Marine Monaco-based builder, widely present in the field of maintenance and refitting of Superyachts of from 50 to 200 meters, with no fewer than six bases on the Mediterranean coast, from Monaco to La Ciotat, is finalizing its seventh yard at Seyne sur Mer. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:45:14 +0200X5 from Xquisite Yachts South African builder has just announced the start of production of hulls no 5 and 6 of the X5 Sail (to be seen at the Annapolis Boat Show), while the motor version of the X5 is announced for the end of the year. Information: www.xquisiteyachts.comFri, 22 Sep 2017 13:37:48 +0200Daedalus Yachts, an avant-garde catamaran 30 years' experience of nautical construction behind him, Michael Reardon founded Daedalus Yachts, with a first project for an avant-garde catamaran intended for one of the founders of Google Map, Stefan Muff.  This Multiyacht’s specification is audacious: to sail permanently at one and a...Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:16:27 +0200Bali Catamarans, new designs Catamarans is now offering new interior designs by Lasta Design Studio for its whole range. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:19:54 +0200Ita 14.99, it’s on the way! have already presented to you the Ita 14.99 project, a blue-water cruising catamaran designed by François Perus & Yacht Design Collective. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:39:50 +0200Race for Water in Cuba for Water and its crew arrived in Havana at the end of July, for an 18-day stay in Cuba. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:13:21 +0200Farrier Marine, the F22 beats records’s not just on the water that the F22 beats records. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:54:01 +0200Special insurance for the West Indies Marine is now offering a new third-party and multi-risk insurance solution for people cruising in the Caribbean. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:42:57 +0200A new catamaran at Discovery Yachts few years ago, Discovery Yachts presented a particularly successful top of the range, ocean cruising catamaran, the Discovery Cat 50. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:20:31 +0200Flying Phantom Series the fringes of the Extreme Sailing Series, the Flying Phantom Series is raced. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:10:28 +0200Dazcat 1295, performance above all brand new Dazcat 1295 has been designed to be as competitive in regattas as it is capable of taking you ocean cruising…but quickly! Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:24:38 +0200Barcelona Boat Show, from 11 to 15 october upon year, Barcelona is becoming the other major autumn date for cruising catamarans and trimarans, along with the Cannes show. This year, the show should be presenting around thirty boats. An event not to be missed!!!Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:51:25 +0200Trophée des Multicoques’ M50s met up at the Trophée des Multicoques in St Brieuc bay, for a final warm-up before the Transat Jacques Vabre. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:15:06 +0200Nautitech Open 40, the 100th Cannes Boat Show was the occasion for celebrating (in a dignified manner) the hundredth Nautitech Open 40, launched recently by Bavaria Catamarans. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:11:47 +0200Sport cat record, the year for records? It’s certain, after those around the world singlehanded and fully crewed by Joyon and Coville, then that of the North Atlantic beaten by the same two sailors and in the same order. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:57:45 +0200Seawind 1600 at Barcelona announced at Cannes, the Seawind 1600 will finally be presented to the public for the first time at the Barcelona Boat Show (from 11th to 15th October 2017). Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:44:48 +0200Yvan Bourgnon and the North-West Passage did it!!!! Yvan Bourgnon just made the North-West Passage on a sport cat.Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:12:00 +0200Racing in Thailand is a country where the cruising is good. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:12:37 +0200Aquila on top form Power Catamarans has just announced the launch of its hundredth boat. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:58:13 +0200Nice Ultimed Ultim class trimarans will be meeting up at Nice, in the most beautiful bay in the world (and incidentally where the Multihulls World office is located), for a brand-new competition in 2018.Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:02:33 +0200John Fletcher is angry. Mutiny on the Multihull ! is an enthusiast. Like all enthusiasts, he sometimes goes a bit too far, and can lack a little bit of faith in his fellow man. He is comfortable prefering to pick up on the lesser faults of others rather than his own bigger indiscretions.But he assumes this position and feels that it is for the...Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:09:13 +0200From South Africa to Suriname—4400 nautical miles of adventure and her husband Evan set off from Canada in 2009 on board Ceilydh, a much-modified, Woods-designed "Meander 40" with their daughter Maia and Charlie the cat. On their return leg, they passed the Cape of Good Hope en route for Suriname…Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:23:36 +0200Port-Moresby, Papua New Guinea… A delicate stopover… a fascinating two weeks in the lost archipelago of the Louisiades, Jangada headed back out to sea en route for Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. Under mainsail and one reef and the solent, the boat slipped along at 9/10 knots in the lagoon, heading for the Jomard Passage, a wide...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:42:25 +0200From Coffee to Rum…… Jacques Vabre Transat will really get going on the 5th November 2017. After a coastal route as far as Etretat, around 30 Imoca and Class 40 monohulls and in particular 3 Ultims and 5 Multi 50s, will set off on a 4,350 mile route to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. One transat leads onto another: in...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:30:57 +0200Successfully taking over your powercat’ve decided? This winter you’re leaving in a catamaran for the other side of the world (and the sunshine). But how does the takeover of this modern catamaran happen? Here is a short explanation, so that you don’t miss anything from this step, which is important for the rest of your cruise!Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:20:33 +0200Which “sailing destination” are you made for?’re all dreaming about it: going to the end of the world for a few days of vacation and enjoying the magnificent idyllic anchorages in lagoons of the far side of the earth.  Only here’s the thing, how to choose the right destination?  Are you more BVI or Seychelles, Thailand or The...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:07:35 +020014 destinations to discover in a catamaran - The British Virgin Islands Around sixty large and small islands make up the British Virgin Islands, a paradise for easy unhurried cruising. With a calm sea, constant trade winds and numerous anchorages very close to one another, the BVI are a perfect destination for less experienced...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:53:16 +0200Spending the winter in the sun: The flagship destinations to discover winter in the sun - everyone’s dream. But how do you like your cruises on the other side of the world? Beautiful, sunny and in warm waters, of course. But do you prefer deserted anchorages, wild stopovers or idyllic destinations in the most beautiful and most famous spots on our little blue...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:39:07 +0200Chartering a catamaran today charter started to affect the general public in the 70s and 80s, then exploded in the West Indies in the 90s. We must mention that the numbers increased at that time by the tax exemption phenomenon, which allowed charter fleets to be developed less expensively! In 30 years, boat charter has...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:23:39 +0200Energy aboard part 2: Alternative energy’s cruiser, whether long-term or coastal, can’t envisage going to sea without at least one of the pieces of equipment we have seen flourish aboard our boats over the last two decades. Wind generators, solar panels, and more recently, hydro-generators or solar cloths are now more discreet...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:16:29 +0200Waterfall Bay – Vanuatu were invited to go ashore, in the village off which we had anchored. Lauretta, the chief’s daughter-in-law, spoke French, and made us understand that the chief had invited us to his hut – with all the people from the village – to talk to us about the essentials of life, as well as for the...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:03:07 +0200Reader's spots Hello, Here is a photo taken in Barbuda during our last stay there, last May. A cruise during which we discovered the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, in our Helia 44. Leaving from Le Marin, in Martinique, we realized finally that this part of the world is neither so far away nor so...Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:47:34 +0200From Guadeloupe to Barbuda, Motu Atua continues its Caribbean trip a previous postcard, we left the crew of Motu Atua in Dominica. They have now written to us from Guadeloupe.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:41:13 +0200Cataja from Sint Eustatius Cataja family is continuing its West Indian voyage, and its crew wrote to us from Sint Eustatius.Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:41 +0200Maui: The ‘Baie des Vierges’ makes us wait… their year at Hiva Oa was coming to an end, Maui’s crew took advantage of the February holidays to visit Fatu Hiva. Except that…Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:34:52 +0200Tolimara: a sabbatical year in a Catana 47. Nice, don’t you think?’s crew has just cast off for an Atlantic circuit. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:31:22 +0200Cool Runnings in Bali family crew of Cool Runnings continues their round the world voyage. They wrote us from Bali, Indonesia. Beautiful Bali!Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:28:20 +0200