Catamarans offer plenty of deck space and a large cockpit, ideal for holidays. The saloon, with its panoramic windows, is spacious and airy. Even if you haven’t sailed cats before, you’ll be impressed by their easy handling. Cats are very popular in the Caribbean where you spend most nights on anchor rather than on a crowded town quay or marina.
Sailing south of Lorient, France, the catamaran l’Hydroptere broke two world records. Helmed by Alain Thebault and with a Swiss-French crew of seven on board, the boat averaged 44.5 knots over 500 meters and 41.5 knots over one nautical mile, speeds that beat two world records if they are ratified World Sailing Speed Record Council.