Excess catamarans: the first sailing images while waiting for the Cannes Boat Show


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Multihull lovers are waiting for them with great curiosity, we are talking about the Excess 12 and 15 catamarans, the Beneteau Group brand presented a year ago at the Cannes Boat Show and now ready to make its official debut. After much anticipation here are the first photos of the two cats under sail.

Excess 12
Excess 15

In fact, the new Excesses, the 12 and 15 will be the first two models, do not only focus on comfort and typical cruising cat features, will have a larger ratio of sail area to displacement than the common cruising cat. This is due to a very careful construction of weight distribution and quantity, and of a sail plan with strong elongation.

A detail that will also allow for a shorter boom and a shorter jib base, resulting in easier maneuvering as well as better performance. Involved in the project are internationally renowned designers, such as the VPLP studio that designed the 12, Patrick le Quément who is responsible for the exterior design of both, and Nauta Design for the interior.

The aesthetic and layout choices reflect the sport cruising propensity of these two catamarans. The living quarters are low on the deck and with 360-degree fenestration, of character is the choice to place the two wheelhouses symmetrically down, instead of opting for a fly bridge, with rigging returns on either side. From early drawings, the volumes of the hulls appear taut, with a hint of flaring on the top surface to have better aerodynamic trim.

Excess 12

Length. f.t. 11.73 mt

Width. 6.73 mt

Dive 1.35 mt

Displacement. 10.3 tons.

Mainsail 50 sqm

Autov bow. 32 square meters

Tails 0 67 sqm

Excess 15

Length. f.t. 14.76 mt

Width. 8.03 mt

Dive 1.40 mt

Displacement. 18.4 tons.

Mainsail 104 sqm

Autov bow. 55 square meters

Tails 0 117 sq. m.




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