• Theme: Multihull Sailboats

    Fast cruisers allow sailors to achieve greater daily mileages, so the new TS5 from niche French builder Marsaudon is worth taking a look at during the International Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte (France) from April 18-22. The Marsaudon TS5 is a fairly lightweight yet fully fitted out performance cruising...

    Cruising catamarans are the fastest growth category because of their general liveability. The Leopard 45 is a good example of this.   Leopard catamarans are prolific boats with more than 1,500 launched during the 26-year history of the South Africa-based company. A major reason for their prolificacy is the charter...

    The highlight of the year for multihull fans is Europe’s largest show for these boats in La Grande Motte (18-22 April) in southern France.   The multihull sector continues to grow strongly, as the number of new models coming to La Grande Motte demonstrates with 60 boats expected for 2018. These are a wide mix of...

    Designing for the world’s leading catamaran brand, Lagoon, is quite a responsibility but it’s something Marc Van Peteghem and the VPLP design house have been doing successfully for many years. Van Peteghem is a long-standing player in the strongly emerging and quickly changing multihull market that requires his team to...

    Everyone can see the advantages of a large, stable platform over a smaller heeling one. Still, outside of tropic anchorages, catamarans have spent 30 years in the shade. Now they’re finally coming out to shine.   If you have been sailing for a few years, you probably know the almost religious zeal with which sailors...

    With the Quad 44, Quad Marine brings us an innovative electric catamaran that breaks with traditional design in order to improve performance, safety and comfort. The Quad 44 has a raised cabin with a 4 ft. narrow beam optimizing it for performance while significantly reducing drag and increasing speed. Its aerodynamic...

    With one of the only large cruising trimarans on the market, for the French company Neel Trimarans business is booming. The founder, Eric Bruneel, tells us about the advantages of a trimaran over a catamaran. The company intends to launch its new model at the International Multihull Boat Show in April.   NauticExpo...

    Large catamarans offer several advantages over monohulls—stability, space, and fuel efficiency. To make its new flagship Seventy 7 even more attractive, Lagoon has added a powerful sail. NauticExpo e-mag joined the crew for an afternoon outing on the South China Sea, where the first hull was launched.   Accommodations...

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    We are at the Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s leading in-water boat show. The festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, with over 600 superyachts, sailboats and multihulls exhibited in the city’s two ports. But today, we’re mainly interested in foils. Foils are those small carbon wings beneath the hull...

    After three years of conception and construction, the giant Edmond de Rothschild trimaran underwent initial sea trials off Lorient, France in August. The latest member of the Gitana racing stable, the 15.5-ton vessel measures 32 meters long and 23 in the beam. It’s the first maxi tri ever designed for full foiling,...