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Multihull – USA, Catana 53 voted Catamaran of the Year

Our colleagues from the American magazine Cruising World have just elected Catana 53 catamaran of the year in the category of over 50 feet.

Multihull – USA, Catana 53 voted Catamaran  of the Year

In the USA, the travel multihull Catana 53 has just been awarded a prestigious Trophy : Multihull of the Year for boats more than 50 feet.

For this highly competitive trophy, the Catana 53 was opposed to models as different as the Lagoon 50, the Neel 51 and the Leopard 50, well-born boat units representing what is best on the sector.

At the end of tests and a particularly rigorous benchmark, it is the Catana 53 that finally stands out, after a confrontation divided mainly in two duels: the one between Lagoon 50 and Leopard 50, and the one between Catana 53 and Neel 51!

A strategic model at Catana, the Catana 53 is currently the bestseller of the range, a model that has taken over the codes developed by the shipyard with the Catana 62 and 70, declined on a size that makes it still a catamaran manageable by a couple !

With its powerful design, its side fins that allow it to go upwind, the Catana 53 seduced the jury by its velocity - it is a fast catamaran capable of sailing daily at 10-12 knots or 240 miles a day - and by its quality of construction. The robustness of the Catana has been widely praised, and the process of building this model -infusion, diviny-cell, vinylester and carbon at strategic locations is very satisfying.

Therefore, the Catana models are able to pass in difficult conditions, a basic condition for offshore sailing and circumnavigations, which are often the programs for which these catamarans are purchased.

With its high carrying capacity (and cold resistance), and its customizable layout plan according to a semi-custom program, the Catana 53 is a breakthrough in the industry with another crucial detail: the good soundproofing of its engines!

Technical Sheet of the Catana 53

• Architect - Catana Design Office
• Interior Designer - Catana Design Office
• 2 years structure guarantee
• Length of hull 16.15 m / 53';
• Length overall 17.00 m with End Out (option) 
• Overall width 8.65
• Draft, high drifts 1,48m 
• Draft, low drifts 3,00m 
• Curb weight 14.5
• Motorization 2 x 60 hp sail drive
• Fresh water 800 L
• Diesel 860 L
• CE Certification - Category A: 10, Category B: 14, Category C 16, Category D: 22

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