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Nautitech Open 46 The XXL-sized Open

Published on 01 october 2016 at 15h00

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Following the success of their 40, Nautitech has taken their “Open” concept to a larger model. So the nacelle and cockpit become one, but the volume created is a hell of a lot bigger!

We were won over by the Open 40 with its huge living space cleverly spread between the nacelle and the cockpit - Nautitech’s famous “Open” concept. Early 2015, Nutitech promised us a big brother for the 40. At the time, it was a question of a model topped with a flybridge where the helm station and sail trimming gear was to be found. This flybridge version had its first outing, at the following Cannes boat show. Heavier (by 400kg) and having lost 6.5m² of sail area, it offered a remarkable living space, and responded to the yachtsman demanding a 360° view of the water. But let’s get back to our Open 46. Historically, Nautitech has resolutely promoted the idea of seaworthiness above all for their catamarans - comfort, yes, but performance and sailing pleasure must also be at the top of the list. This objective is plain to see with this new Nautitech. Remaining faithful to their (excellent) values, the first open 46s are available in “traditional” version, with two helms, a standard coachroof and a powerful sailplan. The model seen for the first time at the International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte in France clearly stands out from the first generation - the Dufour-designed ...

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