Bluewater multihulls

First look: Ovnicat 48 aluminium multihull

26 April 2022

The inevitable combination of both the trend for aluminium yachts and towards multihulls, the Ovnicat 48 is a new go anywhere catamaran, Rupert Holmes reports It’s easy to assume that all rugged metal yachts are very heavy. While that was the case at one time for steel designs, it’s a different matter for aluminium which, […]

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4 best bluewater cruisers of 2022

28 March 2022

Thinking of heading off on a world-girdling cruise or just want to cross oceans in style? Here’s the best bluewater cruisers of 2022 that will help you se off on a new life at sea The results are in from the European Yacht of the Year Awards as the judges have announced their top four […]

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Catamaran sailing: expert multihull techniques

18 February 2022

Moving to a performance multihull can be a leap for even the most experienced cruiser. Nikki Henderson shares expert multihull techniques. There has been a huge surge in the sales of performance multihulls and with them a need to know how to handle them particularly when it comes to specific multihull techniques. The market for […]

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First look: Nautitech 44 Open – an ideal bluewater cruiser

2 February 2022

This long awaited new launch, the Nautitech 44 Open has been designed with private owners in mind over charter, which makes for an impressive family bluewater cruiser It’s been many years since we’ve seen an all new Nautitech catamaran, but it may have been worth the wait, with the first details of the new Nautitech […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: ITA 14.99

13 December 2021

The ITA 14.99 is a performance cruiser that offers high build quality and plenty of appeal to bluewater cruisers. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet find out why A combination of sharp design from François Perus, whose Yacht Design Collective has worked with brands such as Catana and North Wind on their multihulls, and high build […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: Neel 51

7 December 2021

The Neel 51 has fast become a popular production trimaran with six completing the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in recent years. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet find out why Neel trimarans, and the Neel 51 specifically, blend the extreme space offered by the family/charter catamarans together with good average speeds. First impressions of the […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: Privilège 510 Signature

3 December 2021

The Privilège 510 Signature is a serious luxury bluewater multihull perfect for long-range cruising. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet find out why Privilege 510 Ile d’ Yeu Seatrials Atlantiküste vor der Vendee in Frankreich Privilège was the creation of Vendée Globe founder Philippe Jeantot 35 years ago and with its yard in Les Sables d’Olonne […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: Gunboat 48

18 November 2021

When you say performance bluewater multihull, the name Gunboat often springs to mind. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet selected the Gunboat 48 as their pick of the bunch Gunboat is the forerunner of the ongoing current trend for fast composite carbon catamarans. The Gunboat 48 is a very popular model, despite only a handful being […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: Lagoon 450

16 November 2021

Families looking for a bluewater cruising multihull should have a look at the Lagoon 450. Toby Hodges and Francois Tregouet find out why For those in any doubt as to what is the most popular cruising catamaran, it’s a Lagoon – and by a substantial margin. Over 120 Lagoons have crossed the Atlantic with the […]

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Best bluewater multihulls: HH OC50

12 November 2021

HH Catamarans are known for their lightweight flyers, but the new OC50 is designed for bluewater cruising couples, Toby Hodges and François Tregouet report The Xiamen-built HH range of catamarans found popularity for its high-performance, all-carbon, hull-flying designs such as the HH66 and HH55. But the HH OC50 is designed as a more affordable cruising […]

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