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LONE STAR – HIGHEST HONOR

Posted by luxurycatamaran le mai 10, 2007

Again a Van Peteghem and Lauriot-Prevot design, Lone Star is one of the 85 feet cruising catamarans Highest Honor designed by the team. I think they have designed three of them, if you have more information please let me know. Lone Star has been completely refitted in 2005 and is available for charter in the British Virgin Island. There is a crew of four with a "meilleur ouvrier de france" cook which is the highest distinction you can get as a cook in France. LONE STAR can accomodate up to twelve guest in four queens and two twins with an extra little single bed for a child. The space on the deck and the salon is huge as it is often the case on such catamarans. The interior shows art works by french internationnally reknowned Laurence Setton. The website is full of great pictures, you really wish you were onboard to enjoy the best vacations.

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NAHEMA

Posted by luxurycatamaran le mai 8, 2007

I am proud to announce that I have been hired by the Nahema shipyard to market their luxury catamarans in the United States. This will not change anything to my blog, the goal being to inform about the luxury cruising catamaran market in general and hopefully to help the industry partners promote their activities.

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SILHOUETTE 76 – MATRIX

Posted by luxurycatamaran le mai 3, 2007

I am having a hard time finding luxury catamarans builders outside of France, it seems there are very few of them. If you know of any let me know. I have found this 76 feet catamaran built by the shipyard Matrix in Sout Africa. It provides ample entertainment space on the flybridge which features a jacuzy and a vantage area with commanding 360 degree views. Due to its simple self tacking sail layout it needs only the minimum number of crew to safely manage the yacht. There is a very complete section about the philosphy of this catamaran and all the technical aspects. I like the high tech exterior design. The interior is very clear and there is an amazining size owner cabin located on the platform behing the salon. This is a very unique feature. Of course this obliges to have the galley down which I am not very found of because the hulls become a real oven when the crew does a lot of cooking. But every boat is made out of compromises.

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VAN PETEGHEM AND LAURIOT PREVOT

Posted by luxurycatamaran le avril 26, 2007

They are the world most famous multihulls designers. I was very impressed by their website. Their design office is made up of twelve qualified architects in two offices Vannes and Paris. The team become famous by designing most of the winning racing multihulls in the World such as Pierre Premier (which became Lakota for Steve Fosset), Fleury Michon XI, the Hydropter, the Trimarans for the movie Waterworld, and lately Groupama II, for the most famous skipper from Eric Tabarly, to Frank Cammas to name but just a few…. As they say "from racing to cruisings"; they have used their racing experiences to design many of the Lagoon cruising catamarans for beneteau, and also custom projects for luxury catamaran above 100 feet. Right now Gemeni, a 145 feet catamaran is being built in aluminium. Aboard this yacht 12 guests can dine in the main dining room, in the cockpit or on the flybridge next to the jacuzzi and sunbathing area. Postprandial relaxation can take place in the main salon or the TV den. On the website you will also find the drawings for the Sailor 164 which can accomodate 12 guests and 10 crew. They have also designed Douce France (138’) the largest catamaran ever built so far. I recommend to check their website, there are many more projects and catamarans launched to discover.

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CIM 116 – MAXI CATAMARAN

Posted by luxurycatamaran le avril 19, 2007

I have found this maxi catamaran project on the CIM shipyard website. This shipyard has built workboats and maxi yacths for 20 years. This unitis their first catamaran project. They asked the Berret Racoupeau team to take care of the design. The emphasis has been put on the fluidity of mouvement on the deck and in the salon. The hulls are dedicated to the guest for their tranquility. You will find more drawing of this project on the CIM shipyard website.

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SUN TENAREZE – JFA

Posted by luxurycatamaran le avril 13, 2007

Sun Tenareze is a 86 feet catamaran built by the JFA shipyard in France. It was built for an owner who wished to handle his yacht with a minimum crew. The hulls and superstructures are made of glass/carbon composite. The architects are Joubert Nivelt. The interior is made out of mahogany and white surfaces for an easy maintenance. The interior looks unique for a yachting catamaran. It feels as if you were in a classical monohulls. The galley looks huge in the pictures you can find on the website. I really like the transom design. The boat looks great under sail.

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LADY BARBARETTA

Posted by luxurycatamaran le avril 6, 2007

One of the largest cruising catamaran ever built, 32 meters. Lady Barbaretta’s website is very attractive it features three videos : lifestyles, cruising, and on board. Delivered in 2003 she is the largest all carbon mutihull ever built. She is very confortable and fast, with a rotating mast and titanium deck fittings. She is available for charter and can be also developed for sale. She was built in France by CMN, which builds yachts and also warships. She can host 8 guest with 5 crew members.

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GUAPA – SUNREEF 62

Posted by luxurycatamaran le avril 5, 2007

Sunreef has just launched a new 62 footer "GUAPA". This Sunreef is very innovative regarding her interior design. She mixes different modern colors (garish emerald green, strong Wenge and smooth Maplewood) with unusal furniture and construction material. The mix of Wenge and Maplewood, with glass and steel is a success as you can see on the picture. Outside the flybridge is hudge for a catamaran of that size, it contains all the navigation equipment with a U-shaped sofa, sunbathed matresses and a teak table.

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Exclusive 76

Posted by luxurycatamaran le mars 30, 2007

Another catamaran project on my blog, the Exclusive 76. This catamaran has been designed by the Gilles Ollier Design team famous for its racing multihulls such as the maxi catamaran Orange 2. They are renowned for their experience in the use of composite material. The interior will be designed by Jean Pierre Fantini who has a long list of references in the yachting world including such motoryachts as Applause, Octopussy… The moulds are finished and the Exclusive will be built at the King Cat shipyard which also builds the beautifull monohulls JBoats line in France. I let you have a look at the Exclusive web site which features many very well done 3D images of this yacht. Many options are available for the interior layout depending on the wishes of the owner and the use of this yacht. The first unit will be available for charter with the Sparkling Charter in the Caribbean.

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CHE – SUNREEF 74

Posted by luxurycatamaran le mars 29, 2007

CHE is a sunreef 74 catamaran available for charter. It features one double owners suite; two double guest’s cabins and one simple guest cabins. A crew of four will welcome the guests in the Mediterranean during summer and Caribbean during winter. CHE has a nice website with very attractive pictures. I am particulary impressed by the interior design made of clear leather and wood. The interior matches one of a much bigger size monohull yacht, which is one of the main advantages of luxury catamarans. Dining on board looks great, roast beaf marinated in coconut and lime , Creme Brule with exotic fruits for desert. Miam, miam as we say in French. If you wish to charter CHE please connect to Sunreef Charter. Special thanks to Ewa Stachruska for sending me pictures and information about Sunreef. I will soon send a post on the Shipyard history and production.

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