One of the most anticipated catamarans of 2022 is the Excess 14, the latest from the Beneteau Group’s multihull manufacturing brand. The shipyard definitely has a young and sporty soul, which is fully reflected on the Excess 14: a sporty catamaran not only in looks, comfortable but fun. It is among the nominees for the European Yacht of the Year award in the Multihull Cruiser category.
Excess 14 – 13.34 m – Sports catamaran nominated among the boats of the year
The hull lines are sleek, with a raised center deck to improve wave passage and asymmetric hulls that reduce drag; the bows have inverted, sloping momentum. On the deck we find a particularly steep deckhouse and a low boom. The mast casing is shifted towards the bow allowing for a very large salon, and also bright thanks to the windows, while on the bulwarks we find portholes with an asymmetrical and modern cut.
On deck, the square is really bright thanks to the unburnished windows, a distinguishing feature of Excess. To the left is housed the galley, and forward of the ladder going below deck is the folding chart table while to starboard is the refrigerator, an L-shaped sofa and a table.
Three layouts can be chosen for the interior, the most interesting being the one with the master and three total cabins. In fact, in this layout, the starboard master cabin has a large area forward that can be converted into an extra cabin with two single beds. For the 4-cabin, 4-bathroom version with separate shower stalls, there is also the option of using each of the four rooms as a crew cabin.