World premieres head Multihull Show line-up
The Lagoon 51 and Bali 4.4 are among nine world premieres and almost 60 boats already scheduled for the International Multihull Show in France from April 20-24.
The Lagoon 51, Bali 4.4 and Catana’s Ocean Class (49ft) are among new models scheduled to premiere at this year’s International Multihull Show from April 20-24. Almost 60 catamarans and trimarans are already lined up to for the show at La Grande Motte on France’s south coast, where an additional 100 yards of pontoons will be installed for the five-day event.
Other world premieres from French builders include the C-Cat 48, Windelo 54, ORC 57, CK67 from Squalt Marine and Libertist 853 trimaran, while the German-designed Slyder 49 is another debutant.
Leopard, which builds in South Africa, will stage the European premiere of the 46 Powercat following its unveilingat the Miami International Boat Show in February, while the Nautitech 44 Open and South African-built Balance 482 will also make continental debutsThe Dragonfly 40 Ultimate trimaran will make its French debut.
Lagoon’s 51 will be joined by the brand’s 42, 46 and Sixty 5 sailing cats, while Groupe Beneteau sister brand Excess will show its 11, 12 and 15 models.
Bali will have one of the biggest displays at it shows all six of its sailing catamarans, comprising the Catspace Sail, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.8 and flagship 5.4, while two Catspace units and a 4.2 will be shown by Dream Yacht Charter, Navigare Yachting and Apaca respectively.
Fountaine Pajot will also have a strong display with the Isla 40, Astrea 42, Elba 45 and Alegria 67 sailing catamarans, along with the MY4.S and MY6 powercats, while a Dufour Catamarans 48 will also be on display.
Leopard will exhibit its full range comprising the 42, 45 and 50 sailing models, 46 Powercat and 53 Powercat, while four-cabin charter versions of the brand’s models will also be shown as the Sunsail 424 and 454.
Outremer will display its 45, 51, 55 and 5X sailing models, Neel will have its 43, 47 and 51 sailing trimarans, C-Catamarans will show C-Cat 37, 48 and a 40 Power Fish, while Aventura will exhibit a 37 and a 14 powercat. Other models include a Privilège Signature 580 and an OC50 from China’s HH Catamarans.
Equipment suppliers and multihull specialists will be together in a show village offering the likes of deck hardware, electronics, sailmakers, insurance, finance, transport and services, while there will be a zone focused on catamaran design and innovation.
The International Multihull Show is set to be held for the first time since 2019 as it returns to La Grande Motte on France’s south coast from April 20-24.