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MG5 - A catamaran made to measure for Marc Guillemot (and for the Route du Rhum!)

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What kind of multihull is Marc Guillemot offering us? His 52-foot catamaran designed by Christophe Barreau and Fred Neuman is unlike any other. Of course, some might be tempted to say that you don’t design a boat like any other for the man who started out in multihulls on the famous Jet Services in the 1980s, experienced the great era of Orma trimarans aboard Biscuits La Trinitaine in the 1990s, and finished third in the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe having sailed the last 900 miles without a keel, lost off the Azores! This is only a short extract from a CV and a nautical record of achievements that’s longer than a transat without wind. Between healthy sobriety, the search for performance and a great human adventure, the MG5 is worth checking out. See for yourself!

Full test available in Multihulls World n°186.

Builder: Multiplast
Naval Architects: Barreau/Neuman
Hull length: 51’10” (15.8 m)
Waterline length: 51’ (15.55 m)
Beam: 29’6” (9 m)
Draft: 4’9”/8’2” (1.45/2.5 m)
Air draft: 72’2” (22 m)
Displacement: 16,535 lbs (7,500 Kg)
Mainsail: 936 sq ft (87 m²)
Solent: 516 sq ft (48 m²)
Gennaker: 915 sq ft (85 m²)


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