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Excess 12: Rediscovering the joy of sailing!

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Announced a little over a year ago now, the new Excess catamaran brand have just presented their first two models, the 12 and the 15. And it’s the former we are unveiling here. A new concept more focused on performance and the pleasure of sailing, but without denying any comfort: does the Excess 12 live up to her promises?

The first two Excess catamarans were presented to the public for the very first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival; it would be fair to say that these two catamarans have been much-awaited! The simple fact that the Bénéteau Group, world leader in yachting, is launching a new multihull brand, this is an event in itself. First, we need to understand their choice: Lagoon occupies almost half of the market, so why try this bet? Precisely because Lagoon can hardly do better, according to marketing experts... hence the idea of offering more performance-oriented catamarans under another brand, designed to attract an audience directly from the monohull and/or younger audience, who are water-sports enthusiasts. Let's be clear from the outset, the Lagoon team has been in charge of the project. And as we will see later, many elements of the Excess 12 have been borrowed from the Lagoon 40. On the other hand, the distribution network is different.

A shorter nacelle and twin helm stations

Moored side by side in Cannes, the Excess 12 and the Lagoon 40 have two clear differences: the new model adopts a shorter nacelle and has twin helm stations - one on each hull. As for everything else, ...

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