If you want to mess about on the water in perfect luxury, with lots of interior space and superior stability, even in choppy seas, then a catamaran is the way to go. Here’s a selection of the best new luxury multihulls from some of the best design studios out there.
Gunboat 72V Catamaran
Introducing the Gunboat 72V, the first catamaran with Gunboat performance and a flybridge! The V series begins squarely with the cruising aficionado in mind. VPLP studio designers, Christophe Chedal Anglay, Patrick le Quément, and Isabelle Racoupeau have focused on family cruising adventures with this new collaboration. The Gunboat 72V presents an outstanding view with substantial living space, a streamlined flybridge, lightweight construction and performance engineering. It’s sleek and aerodynamic, rock-solid, and sails like a dream. Lighter is also greener. The Gunboat 72V’s sailing performance is eco-pure, for a sustainable life at sea. Energy systems are boosted by renewables.
Vaan R4 Catamaran
As a helmsman, you want to be at the back of the cockpit, not high up on the roof. And the large, open transom connects you to the water that rushes underneath. It gives you a spectacular sailing sensation, much like a monohull, but without the heeling. And faster. Unlike most cats, the Vaan R4 does not have a large, fixed roof over the cockpit. Instead, a bimini can be installed and removed in a matter of minutes. The R4 is designed for active sailors who are looking for more space than a monohull offers. Guests, friends and family can enjoy all the comfort, luxury and space while you are at the helm enjoying their company. The design of the R4 is based on circular principles, mostly made of recyclable materials. The hull is made of 50% recycled aluminium like old window frames, traffic signs and license plates. The Vaan R4 is all-electric, including the propulsion. You can choose between 2 Torqeedo FP10’s or 2 OceanVolt SD15’s, which offer hydro-generation allowing you to recharge the batteries while sailing
Fountaine-Pajot Samana 59 Catamaran
The Samana 59 has been carefully designed to create spaces that cater to the most lively social gathering to the most relaxing moments of solitude. Its expansive 27,5m2 cockpit, a foredeck with modular sunbathing stations, 30m² flybridge, and its generous cabins all provide opportunities to engage or reflect in dynamic or peaceful settings. Achieving the perfect blend of space and intimacy, the Samana 59 is the ideal yacht to bring friends and family together for unforgettable moments. Designed for any style of cruise, this new 59-foot luxury catamaran transforms ordinary life onboard into a serene experience of luxury, serenity and freedom.
Leopard 46 Powercat Catamaran
The Leopard 46 Powercat is the second catamaran to be welcomed into the new generation of Powercats, following the award-winning Leopard 53 Powercat. Built by South African boat builder Robertson and Caine, it was designed with one goal in mind: To provide pure comfort and performance. All the style, luxury, outdoor living spaces, and home-away-from-home accommodations and comfort of her big sister. It comes in a three or four-cabin layout. The three-cabin owner's suite boasts a large walk-in closet, desk, and double vanity. Forward VIP guest cabins offer spacious, island berths and en-suite heads. Accommodations have been enhanced to make you feel at home with new soft furnishings, comfortable beds and ergonomic use of space.
Xquisite X5 Plus Catamaran
The new bow design offers modern looks, while the overall length of the new model is 53’ with the additional bowsprit which is part of the very powerful sail plan of the new X5 PLUS. All the lines are led to the protected helm station and all three headsails are installed on electric furlers, allowing the boat to be sailed completely single-handed in any wind angle or sail plan. Other upgrades include everything from a state-of-the-art electrical system to more handholds – all to ensure the best sailing experience possible. Amenities include a dedicated tool cabinet, a forward-facing nav area, a raised outside helm station to port, a large galley, and a wealth of saloon and helm windows. The use of modern materials and build techniques, such as vacuum infusion and composite bulkheads allowed for a significantly lighter build which ensures a delightful sailing experience.
Bali 5.4 Catamaran
The Bali 5.4 is a good looking modern catamaran that is bound to turn heads. It’s characterised by the enormous, flush-decked saloon, galley and aft cockpit area and the comfortable forward cockpit that is accessed directly from the saloon. Enjoy the large relaxing space on the flybridge or the fabulous sundeck on the forward cockpit or lounge in the spacious saloon with a sea view. The saloon is also flush with the aft and forward cockpit, plus the cockpit has direct access to the saloon. The 130 sq m interior layout is impressive and the double berths are reminiscent of a boutique hotel. It can sleep between 8-12 guests and there is plenty of space to move around, so you never feel cramped.
Sunreef 43 Catamaran
The Sunreef 43M is a multi-hull superyacht boasting a timeless marine design incorporating immense living space and unique technical features for a superior cruising experience. Fully customisable, the Sunreef 140 can also be offered in the Eco version with green propulsion and the shipyard’s proprietary solar power system. The alfresco lounging and dining space offers extreme comfort and access to a vast private beach. With her aft platform lowered and two fold-out bulwark terraces open, the Sunreef 43M unlocks new potential for lounging and watersports, creating a vast walk around beach club area. The beach club connects to a gym with spectacular ocean views as well as a storage room for diving gear and water toys. Beneath the aft cockpit, a garage accommodates two large jet skis, a refuelling station and a launching system. Luxurious accommodation is provided for up to 12 guests and includes a spectacular full-beam owner’s suite providing panoramic views and private access to the lounging space and spa pool on the bow terrace.