Excess 11 arrives in Japan
The first Excess 11 sailing catamaran in Asia is scheduled to be shown in Yokohama in March and at the Japan International Boat Show in April.
The first Excess 11 in Asia has arrived in Japan, where the model’s regional debut will be held during the Excess Tour in Yokohama from March 20-21. Commissioned by dealer Odyssey Marine, the smallest Excess sailing catamaran is also scheduled to be presented at the Japan International Boat Show from April 15-18.
With an overall length of 37ft 2in (11.33m), the Excess 11 is the brand’s entry model and the only large-scale production catamaran of this size on the market, according to Groupe Beneteau. The twin helm station aft is a signature Excess feature and there’s also a retractable bimini over the cockpit, which features seating on all four sides and a dining table.
The interior has a galley and an L-shaped sofa with table, while the lower deck has two bathrooms and the options of three or four cabins. The unit in Japan is a three-cabin version, which has an expansive owner’s cabin in the starboard hull.
The brand’s first unit in Asia-Pacific was an Excess 12 delivered last year to Australia, where it was displayed by dealer Flagstaff Marine at October’s Boating Rendez-Vous in Sydney along with Beneteau and Lagoon yachts. A flagship Excess 15 was then delivered to New Zealand through dealer 36 Degrees Brokers.
The three-day Boating Rendezvous in Darling Harbour hosted five Asia-Pacific premieres and one Australian debut among a strong mix of sailing yachts, motorboats and catamarans.