third installment of this column dedicated to the world of catamarans
we looked at the 12- to 13-meter range, with proposals from Excess, Lagoon, C-Cat, Fountaine Pajot, Bali and Nautitech.
Let’s go up a range and find out what the shipyards producing catamarans even beyond 14 meters offer. Dufour Cat, Excess, CCat, Allures and Bali will be the protagonists of today’s episode devoted to the world of the two hulls.
Dufour Cat 48
(14.70 x 8 m)
Cat is designed to fulfill a dual purpose, to satisfy both the charter market which is the primary destination but also the private market by giving the opportunity
to be configured in multiple interior layouts, up to the 6-cabin, 6-bathroom version that is ideal for this type of market. The cat also sails well under sail thanks to a generous sail plan and a racy line as evidenced by the tapered bows.
(14.76x 8.03 m)
The aesthetic and layout choices reflect the sport cruising propensity of thisO catamaran. 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.
The sail plan is characterized by a strong vertical propensity that allows for a short boom as well as the base of the jib.
Catamaran Special: C-CATAMARANS /
(14.80 x 7.30 m)
The C-Cat 48 reflects C-Catamarans’ philosophy of producing catamarans intended for sport cruising. Comfortable, equipped with every comfort, but with distinct sailing capabilities. For this reason, the C-Cat 48 is equipped with two side, slightly curved, dive-adjustable drifts. For the interior, the boat has two versions that can be customized: the lighter, more comfortable Antigua version, but with a greater focus on sport sailing, and the more luxurious S.Barth, for those who want to feel at home on the boat. www.c-catamarans.com
ALLURES/C47.9 (14.60 x 7.35 m)
On the two hulls, Allures Shipyard also plans to carry the DNA of its monohulls. If the aluminum construction is “taken for granted” , the cat also has a boat-turns-world philosophy in continuity with the rest of the yard’s production, but with a few more concessions in terms of sporty looks and refined aesthetics. A real treat on the cruising catamaran market. www.sailaway.it
Catamaran Special: CATANA/Bali4.8 (14.86 x 7.88 m).
For those looking for a seaside villa on which to spend long periods in total comfort, the Bali 4.8 is the right boat, whether looking at the owner or charter dimension. Just for this market the layout with 6 cabins and 6 bathrooms is designed. Inevitable are the fly bridge and the forward cockpit, which is directly connected to the inner saloon via a door at the front of the deckhouse. www.adriaship.it