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Catana's best-selling model owes its success to the many voyages accomplished aboard it. What better visiting card than a log displaying tens of thousands of miles?

Mexico, our reference catamaran, was one of the last 471s built – no.83 of 86 in total. A very respectable score for a boat over 14 metres long: moreover it is the Canet en Roussillon-based builder's best-seller. It is also an emblematic model. The one that has the best trips to its name... "A lot of Catana 471s have sailed round the world, or carried out other big voyages, with a couple, a singlehanded sailor or a family with children aboard," Nicolas Pistre, the company's marketing director enthuses. "This is the boat which made the company's reputation and gave it the image of a safe round the world boat which is fast, comfortable and easy to handle. It is a boat which is still sought after for its exceptional seakeeping qualities." The most extraordinary voyage was without a doubt that of Bruno Nicoletti. After a first circumnavigation aboard a Catana 44, he sailed round the world again via the southern oceans aboard a Catana 471...at over 70 years old! Record sales and long voyages make this model a much sought after catamaran on the second-hand market. The typical profile of the purchasers? A family ready to set off! The 471's career cannot just be summed up by a nice slic...

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