5 exciting multihulls at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival
The biggest boat show on the water in Europe returns this week (September 7 to 12), and we have selected the best multihulls that will be at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021
The Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 has been a long time coming with the majority of 2020 boat shows canceled due to Covid-19.
Hundreds of sailboats will be on the scene, including many world and European premieres, and with the French history of multihulls, many catamarans and trimarans will be waiting for visitors to discover.
We have selected what we believe to be the five most interesting multihulls at Cannes Yachting Festival 2021.
As has increasingly been the case in recent years, many of the new launches focus on comfortable and fast cruising, with interior space and exterior common areas getting larger and larger.
However, there are also better performing launches, showing that there is still an appetite in the multihull world for fast sailing.
Signature Privilege 510
The first major new launch of Privilege since the takeover in 2018 by Hanse Group, the Signature 510 is based on the five-year-old 5 Series hull tested by the formidable Marc Lombard.
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But the new boat had more than just a name change. It got a facelift with dozens of upgraded little details, from strips of continuous glazing along the hull to the sleek windshield around the helm station and more stylish handrails on the transom.
Find out more about the Signature Privilege 510
The C-Cat 48 is a light and fast Italian cruising catamaran from the Comar Yachts shipyard near Rome, Italy.
The newly announced catamaran features C-foil daggerboards, which should reduce displacement at high speeds, helping the catamaran achieve high pass speeds and high deck clearance.
Learn more about the C-Cat 48
Garcia Explocat 52
Garcia’s long-standing knowledge of creating sturdy and versatile yachts has enabled the yard to produce one with a very attractive combination of space, pace and rugged construction. It also benefits from a high level of finish, attention to detail and many neat touches.
It is clear that the boat has the potential to do easy 250 mile days in the right conditions. At the same time, it has enough tanks and storage for supplies, spare parts and tools to provide a high level of autonomy for long periods of time.
Find out more about the Garcia Explocat 52
Fountaine Pajot’s latest model, the Tanna 47 catamaran succeeds the famous Saona 47.
The newest addition to the Fountaine Pajot range offers a much larger and completely reconfigured kitchen, now U-shaped with 300 liters of storage space.
Another new highlight for the Tanna 47 is its flybridge, which now has a seating area twice the size of its predecessor, the Saona 47.
Learn more about the Tanna 47
A group of wild enthusiasts from the landlocked Czech Republic are the force behind the new IC36 from Independent Catamaran. The first model is a fully tuned racing cat that aims to appeal to speed freaks as well as performance cruisers. Oh, and it unbolts to fit inside a shipping container or on a trailer!
Perhaps closer in design to the Extreme 40 than a traditional cat, the IC36 has super narrow hulls, high displacement arches, and an optional carbon rotating platform with composite seatstays.
Learn more about the IC36 – and many more multihull launches in 2021
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