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AVENTURA 33 - Compact designer family catamaran

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Fitting what would be found in an 11 or 12m catamaran into one measuring less than 10m is the challenge Martin Defline and Aventura Catamarans have tried to take up. And with a neat design and a low price into the bargain. For the builder, which until now was used to re-using existing moulds, this is also the first real new boat.

Harbour manoeuvres are carried out from the port side, next to the engine controls. First surprise: the builder has adopted a control box fitted athwartships. Forward is to starboard, astern to port. You have to get used to it! And in an emergency, it would be best to reflect for a moment before giving full throttle on the wrong control. Apart from this particularity, which would benefit from suitable adhesive marking, the Aventura, propelled by its two 14hp engines, can be manoeuvred rather easily. Obviously, similarly to all cats with high freeboard (that of our 33 is equivalent to the height of a good 38), you have to beware of strong crosswinds.

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The fins, even short ones, prevent beaching if the beach is not really sloping. Beware: the shape of the 33’s appendages doesn’t facilitate getting away in reverse when you touch.

Bright sunshine and a light breeze in La Rochelle: our outing aboard the Aventura 33 was exactly like our first sail two months earlier at La Grande Motte. The Martin Defline design was actually presented to the public for the first time in the Languedoc port, at the Multihull Boat Show. Taut, modern lines, two-colour decoration, which shows off t...

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