Multihull leaders reorganise themselves

Lagoon Seventy 8

Faced with a multihull market that attracts the covetousness, the production catamaran's heavyweights are at work. First part of our dossier on the industrial and marketing advertisements made at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Dufour soon on 2 hulls?

While the recovery remains timid on the monohull, the multihull market is posting double-digit growth. There is enough to attract the lusts. Dufour, the last major French construction site to be absent from the multihull, should soon be back in the game. The company does not wish to provide more information at this stage, but confirms the project.

Cousins for Lagoon catamarans

As the world's leading manufacturer of catamarans, the Bénéteau Group wants to strengthen its position. As we announced to you in June on BoatIndustry (read Wing, electric engine, 2nd brand of catamaran... Bénéteau announces the colour ), the company is working on a second brand of catamaran, complementary to its historic Lagoon range. Its positioning has not yet been specified, but it should see the light of day, with the Vendée group reserving its ads for July 2018. At the same time, the Lagoon logo and site were modified, simultaneously with the launch of the first models renewing the offer of the historic Bénéteau Group brand and the motorised flagship, the Lagoon Seventy 8. Some people want to change it, what do you think?

Fountaine Pajot joins forces with Dream yacht Charter

Fountaine Pajot, now the second largest catamaran manufacturer, is currently focusing on motor catamarans. Shortly before the start of the new nautical season, the rochelais shipyard announced its entry into the capital of Dream Yacht Charter. This choice should enable it to strengthen its position on the charter market, while its plant doubled in size in 2017. (Read Fountaine Pajot puts 11 million euros in the rental company Dream Yacht Charter And this may have influenced the organization in organizing the departure of The Transat 2020 from Brest. Next Stage and Fountaine Pajot, financial partners ), the company is working on a second brand of catamaran, complementary to its historic Lagoon range. Its positioning has not yet been specified, but it should see the light of day, with the Vendée group reserving its ads for July 2018. At the same time, the Lagoon logo and site were modified, simultaneously with the launch of the first models renewing the offer of the historic Bénéteau Group brand and the motorised flagship, the

Leopard also seduces owners

Leopard, the South African shipyard, owned with Sunsail and The Moorings du fond KKR, has given up its second place as a catamaran builder to Fountaine Pajot. It remains a major player, also producing 45% of its output for private individuals, a share that is constantly increasing. The need for boats related to the effects of cyclones on the Caribbean may temporarily reverse this trend.

Bavaria Catamarans in the narrow at Rochefort

Bavaria Catamarans, the multihull division created following the acquisition of the Nautitech brand by the German group Bavaria Yachts, is facing a space problem at its historic Rochefort site. Faced with the increase in the number of boats sold, the manufacturer is looking for new production sites, as no solution has been found in Rochefort. Lutz Henkel, CEO of the Bavaria group, confirmed to BoatIndustry that he had studied the takeover of the Privilège Marine shipyard, which was ideally located alongside the quay. In his opinion, the price charged was too high, given the economic situation of the yard. Bavaria is therefore still looking for a solution to continue the development of its multihulls. (Read Nautitech Bavaria, Rochefort wants to keep its nautical flagship ), the company is working on a second brand of catamaran, complementary to its historic Lagoon range. Its positioning has not yet been specified, but it should see the light of day, with the Vendée group reserving its ads for July 2018. At the same time, the Lagoon logo and site were modified, simultaneously with the launch of the first models renewing the offer of the historic Bénéteau Group brand and the motorised flagship, the

Bavaria catamaran with Nautitech 47 Power engine

Bali is working on its image

The Catana group completes the range of catamarans for the general public with the Bali range, which has grown strongly. With the presentation of new design versions in collaboration with Lasta Design Studio, it seeks to improve the perceived quality of its interiors.

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