Yachting Art Magazine

How to optimize the performance/comfort ratio on board a cruising catamaran - 17 minutes video broadcast

In 30 years, the market for cruising catamarans has gone from essentially sporting units to a market where 90% of the product offer is centred on units mainly favouring comfort on board.

In this context, Excess Catamarans, the new catamaran brand launched a year ago by Groupe Bénéteau, stands out, straddling these two marked segments.

While the Excess Catamarans are not racing cruising units, their aim is to offer great pleasure under sail, at the helm, by offering sensations that were until now only accessible on sports catamarans, rather spartan in their layout, and not to be put in all hands, sailing on a float not being an experience appreciated by all...

Positioning oneself halfway between comfort type units and sport type units, means taking an interest in the performance-comfort ratio, a ratio which is established with different sliders and choices of naval architecture.

In this Excess Talks show, Yachting Art invites you to meet Marc Guillemot, a skipper who is no longer being presented, a great fan of cruising race catamarans, who often sails on a TS42, and Bruno Belmont, from Excess Catamarans' team.

Throughout this 17-minute programme, discover the different elements of naval architecture, construction and choice of fittings, which make a catamaran more or less efficient, and more or less comfortable... 

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