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VIDEO - Excess 11, a unique positioning on the catamaran market

Launched last September, Excess Catamarans, the Bénéteau Group's new brand of catamarans, is experiencing rapid deployment. After the Excess 12 and Excess 15 unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival last September, it is now the turn of the Excess 11 to show its bows.

With its 37'22'', or 11.33m length, the Excess 11 will be the smallest mass-produced catamaran on the market, a position left vacant by the Lagoon 380, which has been discontinued in recent months after a rather extraordinary worldwide success!

Positioned as a pleasure catamaran, with its two aft steering wheels, its lack of flybridge, its very long snout and a weight estimate of around 8 tons (when a Lucia from Fountaine-Pajot, displays around 9.5 tons for 11.73m) the Excess 11 should offer sportiness, its comfortable sail plan should allow it to sail faster than the wind, between 4 and 8 knots of wind, just like its big brothers!

We'll therefore be expecting the same feel for the helm as on the Excess 12 and Excess 15, bearing in mind that the youngest of the range has been developed in a spirit of simplicity and practicality.

Offering two types of layouts - 3 and 4 cabins with 3 and 4 shower rooms with separate showers - the Excess 11 will not be frustrating, however, as customers want to be able to combine sportiness with comfort.

Discover without further delay the exclusive report made during the Nautic de Paris, in which Bruno Belmont, product design manager at Excess Catamarans, unveils the main features of this model...

EXCESS 11 Data Sheet


  • Horn Mainsail 55m² / 592 sq ft
  • Self-tacking jib 22m² / 237 sq ft
  • Code 0 (option) 54m² / 581 sq ft
  • Sail area upwind 77m² / 829 sq ft
  • Sail area PULSE LINE upwind 82m² / 882 sq ft


  • Overall length 11.33 m / 37'2".
  • Length 11.06 m / 36'3".
  • Overall beam 6.59 m / 21'7".
  • Air draught 17.27 m / 56'8''
  • Draught 1.15 m / 3'9''.
  • Light displacement (EC) 8 T 
  • CE Certifications A:8 - B:12 - C:16 - D:20


  • Fresh water capacity 300 L / 79 US Gal
  • Black water capacity 160 L / 42 US Gal
  • Fuel Capacity 100L / 26 US Gal
  • 2 x 29HP motorization

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