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Windelo 50 Adventure - A nacelle that breathes, hulls that go fast...

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For the brand-new Windelo shipyard, the launch of this first 50 Adventure is the consecration of long months of research, process implementation and thousands of hours of work; a form of consecration that calls for others since a 54 is under construction and five more catamarans are on order. For us, discovering this Windelo 50 was an opportunity to measure the incredible possibilities of innovation and evolution offered by multihulls in general: this model is like no other, and so much the better

Test location: Canet-en-Roussillon, France
Conditions: Wind ENE 6-10 knots ; Sea state slight


A new shipyard

We’ve been anticipating the launch of this famous Windelo for weeks now. And then we waited a few more weeks, so that everything would be working perfectly... In short, we couldn’t conceal our delight the day when, at last, we were able to sail in the Mediterranean. Let’s wind back to the beginning of the story. On the catamaran market, Olivier Kauffmann is looking for a fast, light and comfortable 50-footer. But he can’t find what he’s looking for: “the ORCs are a little too sporty for my taste, the Catanas have lost their initial philosophy and the Outremer 51’s nacelle lacks volume”. Olivier set about studying the possibility of building a one-off catamaran. It should be noted that our man knows how to manage projects - he was General Manager of Decathlon France, Chairman of the Board, then CEO, of Cabesto and Orange Marine. The opportunity to create a shipyard, supported by his son Gauthier, became obvious. The Windelo brand (a name close to Mindelo, a port of call on the island of São Vicente, in Cape Verde) was created and it was already an invitation to travel...

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