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In The Shipyards

We have learnt that Leopard are currently working on a new boat which should be exhibited at the Miami Boat Show. No hard information has filtered out yet (we should find out more at the fall boat shows) but it would appear that the shipyard is looking to innovate and is even looking at moving away from the current standard rules...As Leopard have recently completely overhauled its range with the 44, 48 and 58 footers, there's only the 39 to bring up to speed. Watch this space!

Fountaine-Pajot have always believed in power catamarans, and its range is now complete with the Summerland 40 LC, Cumberland 47 LC and the Queensland 55. Or is it complete? Maybe not, as they are missing a smaller, entry level boat, like the Greenland and Highland in the past. The yard is rumored to be working on a motorized catamaran that will be less than 40' (more than likely 37'). We will obviously find out more at the fall shows. .

Bali is the new brand that is being presented by the Catana Group. We know that the 4.5 will be presented in Cannes, but it would appear that the shipyard is also working on two more boats, so as to be able to offer a full range as quickly as possible. Our information suggests that the 45 footer will be teamed with a 41' and then a 50'. The good news is that the 4.1 is already being built, and could even be on display at the Paris Boat Show...

Tricat have decided to go ahead with their new 30' trimaran, and the final preparations are being done before production can start, with a first launch possibly in spring 2015. The Tricat 30 will offer two double berths and a large panoramic salon with a galley.

A new catamaran will be taking to the water at the end of the year and it will be shown at the Dusseldorf Boat Show. It's the Slyder 47, which apparently has been built using a new, unique method. We don't know any more for the moment, apart from the fact that it's an innovative sailing boat.

As we're talking innovation, look out for the Catri 25: this foil trimaran should offer the possibility of race-style sailing on a cruising trimaran. The living space isn't huge, but it's a very appealing prospect. The prototype is just being finished and the boat will be on show at Dusseldorf next January and then at La Rochelle in 2015...

Boat shows : inside track

Flying while cruising will be possible with the Catri 25

The Kit…

Sails, motors, rigging, onboard living area: over the last few years, the shipyards and the designers have been working hard in all departments to make our favorite multihulls even more comfortable, easy to use, high-performance and autonomous (whichever of these you are looking for).
The single biggest issue in the last few years has been to try and offer more space on board without compromising performance. To this end, we have seen new, more slender rigging, and the famous gaff rigs become more commonplace. The way the sails are cut, and especially the ...

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