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Aventura 36 cruiser A low-budget leisure catamaran for family coastal cruising.

Published on 01 february 2006 at 0h00

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Uniquely on the French market at this size, the Aventura 36 offers a platform which is completely adaptable, from a very comfortable five-cabin charter boat to a basic stripped-down version, which we would prefer for summer cruising… If you are looking for an affordable catamaran, don’t miss the Aventura.

Whilst at the La Rochelle Boat Show, I was able to spend a few very pleasant hours aboard the Aventura 36. It must be said that the Aventure 36 Cruiser platform is the right place to do this, and the weather conditions were particularly good. A light, 6 to 9 knot breeze was blowing gently, off La Rochelle; the sea was as flat as the surrounding Aunis countryside. Seen from forward, the Aventura 36 Cruiser’s lines are impressive, for its size. At first glance, I had the impression that this was a much bigger catamaran. Seen from aft, despite the wide picture window, the nacelle roof makes the overall lines of the cruiser more cumbersome, whilst its absence gives a much lighter aesthetic to the Open version. Moreover, it was this latter version that appealed to us, as weight can be kept to a minimum, giving a fairly lively boat. It has a gantry (optional) which acts as davits as well as supporting the aerials and the solar panels, without making the lines too cumbersome. Access aboard is made easier by a gateway in the guardwires just aft of the hull coachroof. The cockpit is sheltered by a hard top and has a moulded seat around its outside. It is a pleasant place to relax, but th...

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