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The Nautitech 542’s first sail.

Published on 01 october 2011 at 15h00

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Builders don’t generally unveil their new boats until after private tests, so when Nautitech invited us to take part in the inaugural sail of its flagship, we immediately seized the opportunity to join the reception crew for two days. Here then is the preview test of the 542!

The Lombard editions

Marc Lombard is a naval architect whose reputation rivals that of Marc Van Peteghem, Vincent Lauriot-Prevost or Nigel Irens. It must be said that since the creation of the trimaran KER CADELAC and the F40 FESTIVAL DE LORIENT, the comrades have been playing in the same field and have deeply marked the development of modern multihulls. Marc cut his teeth on such improbable prototypes as TAHITI DOUCHE before becoming a highly esteemed specialist in the appendages of some very fast platforms. From the catamaran LEJABY RASUREL to the ocean-going F40 foiler FILDOU, via the Orma 60-footers BANQUE POPULAIRE and SOPRA, his mastery and talent have expressed themselves on innovative, reliable and fast racing boats. The office is not averse to committing itself to projects for mastodons, such as FRIDAY STAR (the sister-ship of VENDREDI 13) or Fedor Konioukhov’s 170’ record monohull! On the other hand, the Seacart 30’, built by Marström only weighs 700kg, but this pre-preg carbon bundle of nerves offers such potential that it could have been an alternative to the Extreme 40’ on a top level international circuit. In the cruising multihull segment, the Privilèges carry hi...

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