• Theme: Multihull Sailboats

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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,...

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    S Com Tech launched its Smart Cat 850 at the recent China International Boat Show in Shanghai. The entry-level vessel can carry 12, but is perfect for a cruising couple or small family. Options include two or three cabins and one or two heads. The manufacturer states that the boat is manufactured to meet luxury...

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    The French naval architecture firm VPLP is one of the world’s most highly regarded in offshore racing. Their latest triumph—designing the foiling monohull sailed to victory by Armel Le Cléac’h in the latest Vendée Globe. We spoke to VPLP co-founder Marc Van Peteghem about foils, Sea Bubbles and the company’s upcoming...

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    No more generator noise to ruin the sunset at the anchorage and an end to regular stops at the fuel dock. The Solarwave 62 received NauticExpo’s i-NOVO ECO Award for this promising future. The 62 is the latest in a line of fully autonomous all-electric catamarans produced by the Swiss company Solarwave and Turkish...