2018 Bavaria Nautitech 40 Open
In the BAVARIA NAUTITECH 40 OPEN, the NAUTITECH design team and star designer Marc Lombard have succeeded in redefining the living space of a cruising catamaran. Whereas in the past the deck saloon and cockpit lounge have tended to be separate worlds, here they have been combined – resulting in a completely new feeling of space.
Based on the experience that daily life takes place in the cockpit, on a 40-foot vessel, either the cockpit lounge or saloon generally suffer from size limitations, but here, the two areas have simply been combined. This in turn has only been made possible with the help of a sophisticated tarpaulin system. As a result, dinners and parties will no longer be disturbed by wind or weather.
2017 Fountaine Pajot Saona 47
The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 sailing catamaran offers the highest level of comfort, style and performance, setting a new standard in modern cruising catamarans.
Fountaine Pajot’s extensive range of sailing catamarans is carefully designed to exceed the expectations of those who are passionate about the sea. Fountaine Pajot updates their range each year to ensure their catamarans represent the pinnacle of modern design and incorporate the latest in industry technologies. From Fountaine Pajot stylish entry-level catamarans to Fountaine Pajot prestige Flagship range, Fountaine Pajot’s sail range sets the benchmark in style, comfort, safety and performance.
2017 Soel Yacths SoelCat 12
The SoelCat 12 is a trailblazing energy autonomous solar electric catamaran. It brings true eco-tourism to waterbound resorts, lagoons, nature reserves and reefs. During downtime, the SoelCat 12 can utilise its solar array to feed your AC grid. Just plug it in – as simple as that.
No sunshine or nightly cruises? The 120kWh lithium battery systems supply all the energy needed.
2017 Fountaine Pajot MY 44
2017 Bavaria Nautitech 54
With its clear line, the NAUTITECH 54 has real design appeal. At the same time the well thought out structure gives you perfect sailing enjoyment in all weather conditions. The carefully coordinated rig provides the ideal parameters for sailing, whatever course you are on. The best possible basis for the long haul.
2017 Bavaria Nautitech 46
The BAVARIA NAUTITECH 46 is available in two versions: OPEN and FLY. It’s the perfect companion for sailors who love travelling at sea. Standing on the flybridge you have a view of everything: the horizon, your course and the sails. And best of all, you have visual contact with your crew at all times. The NAUTITECH 46 is available in 3-cabin and 4-cabin versions and it’s good to know that you can easily undertake even a very long voyage – across the Atlantic or Pacific, say – for a truly unforgettable experience.
2017 Overblue 58
Overblue 58 is the third model in the range of Overblue Yachts offering the highest level of comfort for this size.
Exclusive areas where this yacht redefines the meaning of comfort are owner’s quarters with it’s king size walk-around bed and spacious bathroom area.
The flybridge of Overblue 58 Supersedes the meaning of space. Whether it is a nice evening dinner or a lounge gathering with your friends or sunbathing or an afternoon BBQ or storing all your water-sports toys, the amount of space that this yacht is offering will enable it all at the same time.
2017 Overblue 44
Designed to be a crowd pleaser, the Overblue 44 brings a new concept to life that offers a diverse choice of layouts, personal tailoring, and incredibly low maintenance costs for its size. It provides awesome performance and exquisite efficiency at the same time and, thanks to the sheer diversity of the concept, it’s perfect as a family vessel to enjoy on the weekend or as a rental that is designed to accommodate all. In the end, it’s comfortable, spacious, easy to handle, and manages to combing the goodness of a power catamaran with the convenience and functionality of a houseboat. Check out our review below to learn all about it.
Sun Tracker builds pontoon barges of all shapes and sizes for a variety of specific purposes – and yes, throwing a party is a specific purpose! The compact, 2016 Party Barge 16 serves such a purpose, and is capable of carrying up to seven persons in comfort despite its small size. Price, size and power requirements are all near the lower end of the spectrum, leaving this pocket-sized party platform accessible by entry-level buyers, or folks just looking for something that will fit in the garage.
Continue reading for my review of the 2015 Sun Tracker Party Barge 16 DLX
Serbian architecture and yacht design firm Salt & Water, an apt name for the company, has come up with a unique proposal to circumvent the strict rules and regulations on polluting remote lakes so vacation-goers can enjoy the beauty of what it describes as the “untouched and neglected” side of nature.
The proposal is as marvelous as it is bold. At the very least, it’s unique, or so it is when I’m picturing a floating catamaran that doubles as a posh, luxury hotel and apartment. If you can’t replicate the image in your head, don’t feel too bad. I had the same problem too until I saw Salt & Water’s design renderings of its proposal.
In a word, wow.
According to the Serbian design firm, the concept is actually pretty simple if you let your imaginations run loose a little bit. The most important part of this conceptual design is the permanently docked structure that serves as a reception area and a wharf of sorts, connecting the bank of the lake on one side and a handful of catamarans designed as hotels on the other side, similar to how boats are moored in a more traditional dock.
Each of these catamarans doubles as an apartment that can accommodate as many as four people. It’ll also have all the features and amenities you’ll need in a top-class apartments. There’s a salon, a galley, bathrooms, and a sleeping area. More importantly, you can take these floating apartments out of the dock should you want to enjoy the lake for yourselves. If you want to take a dip, the beach platform allows you to jump into the lake without so much of a hassle.
The proposal is still in its conceptual phase so there’s still a long way to go before we actually see these things in production. But it is a nifty idea from Salt & Water, one that I wouldn’t mind seeing come to life in the not-so-distant future.
Continue reading to read more about Salt & Water’s proposed floating catamaran apartments.
With the stability of pontoons, a walk-around deck to fish from, a live well, seating and storage options few fishing boats have, and a bimini top for days of rain or sun, Sun Tracker’s 2015 Bass Buggy 16 DLX ET has an additional advantage: an electric outboard. Although priced similarly to many other fishing boats of the same size, the 16 DLX ET doesn’t include one essential accessory, a trailer. But it has 16 feet by 7 feet of deck space that’s 100 percent usable for fishing, with almost no chance of being tossed willy nilly into the water by an errant boat or jet ski’s wake.
Visually appealing and built in Rochefort, France, by Bavaria Yachts, the Nautitech 40 couples solid mechanical specs with an interior that offers a sense of space. Experienced sailors can see its potential as an ocean cruiser or charter boat, while the less ambitious can downsize it from a four-cabin configuration to three cabins for lazy live-aboard summer afternoons.
Porsche doesn’t just make sports cars that make boys of all ages drool; it also has design and engineering arms that make other great toys. Porsche Design Group has announced today the begining of a new partenership with Royal Falcon Fleet, a yacht builder based in Singapore. The first project is what you see in the photo above, a motor catamaran that is over 130 feet long. The entire yacht as well as the design will involve the Porsche Design Group.
Also check, Porsche’s first yacht.
On Saturday 1600 hours, RORC race management announced a 24 hour delay for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race (initially planned for Sunday 12th August) with the possibility of an ensuing postponement.
For the ORMA class, in agreement with all the enrolled skippers, the race has been cancelled. This cancellation was motivated by 3 main reasons:
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From April to July, Groupama 3 has sailed a remarkable Atlantic tour, racking up four records from four attempts! Starting out as an observer to validate the options of this 32 meter trimaran launched barely a year ago, this modern-day tour has born witness to exceptional success and above all an extremely enriching array of experiences prior to the Jules Verne Trophy scheduled for this coming winter.
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What do you think about always having your catamaran near you? I think it’s a great idea! Let’s say that you’re driving your car for a couple of hours on a hot summer day and you pass near a lake and think that you really need to take a break, to relax. What’s more relaxing than sailing? Nothing! Ok, in that moment the sailing craft from MiniCat really comes on handy. The only thing you have to do is to take it out of your trunk and assemble it. After that you can enjoy a ride with your MiniCat (...)
Lagoon has announced various changes to their 2008 model line-up. The Lagoon 380, Lagoon 420, Lagoon 440, and Lagoon 500 all have new features and options.
The major changes are the new interior woods light and trendy, improved deck layout, advanced electronic equipment, maintaining the comfort and living space at the highest standard.
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The Innovation 52 was designed to satisfy many requests for a power cat which had the same attributes as the Innovation 65, but was more suited to an owner operator. The Innovation Power Catamarans goal was to design a boat that is easy to handle by a couple, has good performance and retains comfortable and spacious accommodations. The tried and tested hull shape has been scaled down but retains its good sea-keeping qualities.
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