News & Articles

20 December 2018 / Sea Trials

New Fountaine Pajot 37 MY: A Seakindly French Cat with Lots of Smart Space

(Published in Cruising Odyssey, April 2017) The new Fountaine Pajot 37 MY, the company’s entry-level cruiser, is a combination of many things, all of them good. It has all the space inherent in a catamaran design, making for comfortable living and entertaining on board. It has the easy seakeeping ability also inherent in a cat, […]

26 November 2018 / Sea Trials

Leopard 50: Luxury Afloat

The new Leopard 50 is destined to be one of the most popular mid-size family cruisers in the multihull market…We were all checking our phones as we gathered at the Leopard 50 in the Harbor Towne Marina because the forecast…

5 November 2018 / Sea Trials

Mahé 36: Semi-ocean cruising on a tight budget

With the Mahe 36, Fountaine-Pajot has succeeded in offering a compact catamaran which is however treated as a much bigger model! A model which is particularly present on the second-hand market.

27 May 2018 / Sea Trials

Boat test – Dragonfly 32

This elegant trimaran from Denmark combines innovative systems with a comfortable cruising interior  (published Blue Water Sailing) It is not every day I get to go sailing with Cam Lewis, who happens to be one of America’s if not the world’s most accomplished multihull sailors. He has sailed everywhere, raced everything and won all sorts […]

12 May 2018 / Sea Trials

Catana 41/42: Compact and attractive

(Published in Multihulls World, May 2018) The smallest model in Catana’s current range, the 41 which quickly became the 42, was launched 10 years ago now… Recent (good) second-hand examples of this fast, seductive catamaran are not to be missed! Back in 2008, Catana launched their 41: This was good news because the yard, which had become […]

2 April 2018 / Sea Trials

Leopard 44: Two cockpits accessible from the saloon!

(Published in Multihulls World, March 2018) Catamaran builders had got us used to the idea of a forward cockpit… accessible from on deck. With the Leopard 44, a Robertson & Caine design, there is access through from inside the saloon. This new configuration left no-one indifferent, and it has since become a feature on all the yard’s […]

12 March 2018 / Articles

Owning a boat in a Charter Fleet

Fleet What are the pros and cons of owning a boat in a bareboat charter fleet?
There is nothing quite like walking down a dock in some exotic location with your sea bag on your shoulder and climbing aboard your own boat with the name you gave…

1 March 2018 / Sea Trials

Discovery 50 Yachts Catamaran – Boat Review

In the past decade, Discovery Yachts has become a significant new player in the semi-custom luxury yacht scene in England, Europe and North America. Competing with builders like and others, the Discovery 55…

22 February 2018 / Articles

Why Choose a catamaran more than a Monohull ?

The great success of catamarans in charter programs over the past decade is due primarily to the fact that catamarans offer enormous advantages over monohulls when the anchor is dropped. These benefits are as follows: