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Nautitech New Open 46: Even more attractive!

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Like the 40 Open which had a facelift in 2017, the 46 on display at the last Cannes Yachting Festival has been reviewed and updated. A new design, more powerful sail plan and reworked interior, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this new boat!

On the cruising catamaran market, the Nautitech 40 and 46 are in a somewhat paradoxical situation: their Open concept, born in 2014, is clearly up to date. The success of the range, and also that of Bali, easily demonstrates this. The same goes for the performance/comfort positioning, as it is precisely on this balance that makes sailing pleasurable – highlighted by a nacelle with a contained volume - that the new Excess catamarans are positioned. This focus on speed long held back the builder from offering a flybridge version. But this was finally seen in 2016 with the 46, a few months after the launch of the Open. Heavier (by 400 kg/88 lbs) but with 6.5 m² (70 sq ft) less canvas, the Fly version offers a remarkable amount of living space: it corresponds to the demand from yachtsmen looking to handle their boat with a 360° view of the water. As for the New 40, she should also be offered in this configuration by the end of the year.

So, were Nautitech ahead of their time? Yes, but they're just getting a bit old now! And that's why the manufacturer is launching new, updated models. That said, real new models would be welcome!

 

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