VIDEO Excess 14, the test of the new cat (14 m) comfortable and sporty


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Excess 14
The Excess 14 is the new catamaran from Excess

A catamaran that is sporty, high-performance and comfortable at the same time? Whenever it is mentioned, you hear the usual comments like “I want to see it upwind” or “You know what a beating in heavy seas” and “But those are made for standing still in port not for sailing.”

Excess 14, sporty and comfortable

Well, with the Excess 14 you will definitely have a chance to reconsider once you try it. The sporty DNA of this boat designed by VPLP of Lorient for Excess Catamarans, which specializes in ocean-going and racing catamarans is felt and not a little, and if it were a monohull we would be tempted to call it a Performance Cruiser.

The boom is low, almost “flush” with the canopy: as is the freeboard. This should ensure reduced aerodynamic drag. The hull features sleek lines and specially designed portholes in the broadside.

The deckhouse is apposed, while the mast casing is moved toward the bow (so that the deck saloon is as large as possible. In composite bowsprit is standard while the bows have an inverted and slanted momentum the inverted and slanted momentum of the bows to give the boat a sporty look.

Here is the video of our “long test” aboard the new Excess 14 carried out during the transfer from Lavagna to Genoa with 43° Parallelo‘s boat. Let us know what you think of the boat with a comment on the video!

Excess 14 – Video test


Data Sheet

Overall length: standard 13.97m / Pulse 15.99m
Hull length: 13.34m
Max. beam: 7.87 m
Displacement: 12.8t
Keel draft: 1.48m
Beds: 6 to 12
Mast Height (Standard/Pulse) 19.78 m / 21.54 m
Sup. vel. (Upwind/Pulse):118 m²/134 m²
Engine: 2x45hp or 2x57hp
Freshwater tanks: 300l plus optional 300l
Fuel tank: 400l
Black water tank : 160l
Designer: VPLP Design



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