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Cumberland 47 LC Traditional motor boats had better look out

Published on 01 august 2013 at 0h00

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Further optimised and even more comfortable, the Cumberland 47 LC motor catamaran maintains excellent nautical qualities, coupled with an almost unequalled range: the oceans are within reach of its bows.

Fountaine Pajot has believed in motor catamarans since 2000. And the builder has taken advantage of a certain hesitation of its major competitor, Lagoon, in this niche. The motor range (Power 43, then Power 44) of the world’s leading catamaran builder was in fact sidelined six years ago, to ensure production of the Hybrid range. But it seems from certain rumours that Lagoon’s motor catamarans will soon be returning in force, with a 62-footer which is currently being designed. But shhh, it’s still a secret! For its part, Fountaine Pajot is succeeding brilliantly in gaining a clear advantage, with a range of three models of catamaran designed specifically for use under power. The most recent is the Cumberland 47 LC, presented at the Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte. This Cumberland is well-known to motor boat lovers, as it is derived from the venerable 44, launched in...2001! At the time, it joined, as flagship, the Greenland 34 and the Maryland 37. 110 examples later, it gained a bit of length to become the 46. We were now in 2010, the year Fountaine Pajot decided to work on its Cumberland again. The main idea was above all, a change of direction in its marketing: the word ...

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