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orc 42 catamaran review

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ORC42 is a fast cruising catamaran, built by MARSAUDON COMPOSITES, entirely designed for both performance and comfort. The open space between outside and inside gives the ORC42 a much larger living space. Offset helm stations allow a good vision forward and on the rig, easy access to the tuning of the sails. This is very much like the helm position found on dinghies. All of this optimizes the tuning. The space on the platform is customizable. The access to the hulls is watertight. Security to thefts with the textile entry door. The rig is very simple: no spreaders (carbon version), lower shrouds and staysail with short and stiff luff, which makes it more efficient. The rig is also quite set back to maintain a good self-tacking forward sail surface. The rest area, very enjoyable, offers a 360° sea view. This particular spot allows participation to life onboard, without getting in the way of the rest of the crew. This is also a perfect spot to keep an eye on a child while he’s taking a nap. The kitchen is really spacious, especially considering the size of the boat. You will also find a large bathroom in each hull. The aft cabins are full of light, with a nice view on the aft of the boat. ORC42 exists with both removable or textile doors, and with dagger boards or fins according to the sailing programme.

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Racing or Cruising? Maybe both. The Marsaudon Composites ORC50   (formerly the TS5 before the launch of their new brand: Ocean Rider Catamarans) sits at the very head of the performance cruising catamaran category, well proven as a racing machine at St Barths and appreciated as a world cruiser. Designed by fast cats supremo Christophe Barreau (who has a whole range of fast Catana Catamarans and a few Outremers in his design archive), they are among the fastest livable multihulls in the world (capable of 350+ miles a day). If you want to make that step up on performance, this cat should be on your shopping list.

Photos credit, Marsaudon Composites and Olivier Tisserant

A Cheetah The profile is muscular and sporty, with long, mean straight bows that instantly say “racing catamaran”. The angular coachroof gives owners plenty of space and panoramic allround views. With the coachroof set back, a high freeboard, and big inverted bows, she cuts through the sea quickly. Add a powerful 20m Lorima rotating carbon mast and sail plan and you begin to understand how she achieves such high speeds. I can only think of one other boat to take her on in an offshore race. Read our Dazcat 1495 review for more information on that one!

  • These boats are fast! They are among the fastest liveable multihulls in the world right now.
  • The ORC50 or TS5 has more living space than the TS42. It´s the bigger sister.
  • She is a very striking looking catamaran – she looks mean and a real speed machine even at anchor.
  • The views in the salon are panoramic.
  • There has been an almost maniacal attention to weight saving on this boat. She is light and accelerates quickly.
  • There are many custom options available – use of carbon in the bulkheads, forward beam, compression beam and mast for example, the rotating mast.
  • Those overhang seats and tillers aft give you the full sailing adrenaline rush. And you thought you were letting it all hang out o an Outremer bucket seat?!
  • These are technical boats to sail and will only suit experienced sailors.
  • Even the non sailors onboard are likely to feel intimidated by the power and speed of this yacht.
  • The interiors of these boats are pretty spartan – it´s all about weight saving inside. She has her charm, but don´t expect to feel cosy.
  • The underwater hull of the ORC50 is shaped for speed with slim, taut lines designed to reduce the wetted surface- so that means less living space, particularly down below in the hulls.

Strong and Light

ORC50s are stiff, light machines that have been designed to get you places fast. They are pretty minimalist inside, but if you want a fast cruising cat which you can win the occasional race on, this boat is hard to catch on most points of sail if she is handled well. The weight clocks in at around 9 and a half tonnes – pretty impressive for a boat this size with such a powerful sail plan. That gives you an SA/D ratio up in the mid 30s, which is well into Gunboat territory. If you add all the carbon options on you´ll be able to reduce the weight by another tonne, but that requires deeper pockets.

Built for Speed Marsaudon Composites, from Lorient in Brittany, have quite a reputation in the offshore cruising and racing world. The ORC50 (TS5) is built using an infusion process in a female foam-glass-poly/vinylester sandwich mold, and carbon structural elements can be added to suit the owner´s requirments. So the aft beam and main bulkhead can be made in carbon as can the forward beam and the compression beam, for example.

Simplicity Rules

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The galley is L-shaped, with plenty of storage space. There´s a large L-shaped dining area that sits 6-8 people and a decent nav station. The general feeling is of a light, functional space that gives you the comfort you need without the weight.

The dining table in the Saloon is designed to be mobile and can slot out of its mountings and slot in to similar ones in the cockpit… thus saving the weight of a table aboard.

When we originally wrote this review, we had assumed that there was no table in the aft cockpit, but Marsaudon have corrected us on this point. I guess you can go for 2 tables if you are happy to carry the extra.

We love the skylight and down below you can choose between the 3 cabin owner´s version or the 4-cabin version which are home to pleasant, bright and wide spaces in the sleek hulls. The bunks measure 200 x 160 and the decor is warmer down here with wood-effect headlining panels. The big aft facing windows in the back cabins will grab your attention.

The heads and shower area is pretty cosy though!

The furniture is all foam cored to save weight.

On the Water

If you have chosen some of the sportier options, this boat will fly. Well, it´ll fly without some of the sportier options, it´s just a case of the level of speed that you require. 25 knots in 28 knots of wind? It´s been done. 30 knots? In the right conditions, yes. The bottom line is that she´ll comfortably sit in the high teens and low 20s in the right conditions.

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She Points High The ORC 50 comes loaded with daggerboards, so you´ll be beating into the wind at speed while minimising your leeway. The bucket seats, tiller steering option and big daggerboards are all geared up for people who love the thrill of sailing at speed.

This boat is all about fun on the water: sitting in those bucket seats on the windward side, over the side of the hull with the carbon tiller in hand flying along will give you a real buzz.

The speed log should frequently hit numbers very close to true wind speed and you´ll be sailing up to 30 to apparent, and she can pinch even further.

This speed machine won´t suit everyone of course- it´s designed for experienced sailors who want maximum fun out on the water and who want to reach their destination fast. She´s pretty minimalist (there is no table in the cockpit for example), but if it´s a super-charged, finely balanced, seaworthy catamaran you´re after,  this could be it.

Where is the Marsaudon Composites ORC50 (TS5) made? The company is based in L´Orient in Brittany, France, in the old submarine base.

Why is the company called Marsaudon Composites? The company was started in 1999 by Samuel Marsaudon. The composites refers to their skill in producing strong lightweight structures for racing and their production cats.

What Boats are they Famous For? Marsaudon are behind IDEC 2, the holder of the Single handed Around the World record, and  Prince de Bretagne, winner of the Route du Rhum 2010 in the 50’ class.

How much are Marsaudon Composites ORC50s (TS5s)? What´s their price? Dependent on options, but these boats are pretty good value for money for this type of yacht: approximately €650k before tax. Options include: rotating carbon mast with fiber rigging: 80k, fiber standing rigging for aluminum mast: 10k, carbon cross (forward beam and compression beam): 28k, mast bulkhead and aft beam in carbon: 20k, carbon daggerboards: 12k, electronics pack: 18k, 4x160W solar panels + davits: 10k, watermaker: 14k, deck hardware for gennaker: 4k.

There are plenty of other options of course! As with all boats, good luck on sticking to the standard configuration when they start tempting you with all of the extras 😉

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New catamarans: 2021’s most exciting launches

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  • April 7, 2021

Fast cruising is the theme this year, say Toby Hodges and Sam Fortescue, who look at some of 2021's exciting new multihull launches

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2021 looks set to be a bumper year for new catamarans as the trend for fast cruising yachts, which deliver plenty if living space continues. This year there are set to be several new catamarans on the market, here’s our selection of those about which we are most excited.

A group of wild enthusiasts in the landlocked Czech Republic are the force behind the new IC36 from Independent Catamaran. The debut model is a fully race-tuned cat that aims to appeal to speed freaks as well as performance cruisers. Oh, and it unbolts to fit inside a shipping container or on a trailer!

Perhaps closer in design terms to the Extreme 40 than a traditional cat, the IC36 has super narrow hulls, high displacement bows and an optional rotating carbon rig with composite stays.

A sporty-looking carbon beam braces the bows and doubles as a bowsprit for asymmetric sails. Deep daggerboards help windward performance, and there’s a racy dual carbon tiller providing direct rudder control.

“The first time I saw it, I just felt like it was from one of Jules Verne’s adventures,” says co-founder Jaromír Popek.

The boat has been optimised for electric propulsion with twin 6kW Oceanvolt saildrives and up to 15kWh of lithium-ion batteries giving a range of a couple of hours. Powerful hydrogeneration under sail keeps batteries topped up. For longer spells at anchor , there is also a decent 1.15kW array of Solbian solar panel s which folds away when not required.

As much fun as this boat should be to sail in its Raw racing variant, it is also available with more creature comforts.

The Pacer model has a coachroof, cockpit tent, more storage and cooking and freshwater systems. It can accommodate a reported eight people in the hulls, with a fridge and two-burner hob to port and a shower/heads to starboard. Or you can opt for a fridge and hob in the folding cockpit table.

Construction is in epoxy-glass composite with local Kevlar reinforcement and foam core, helping to keep weight down to less than 3 tonnes (key for trailering). And there are three buoyancy chambers in each hull, which underpin the claim that the boat is unsinkable.

For all the variants, the light weight and high-performance rig means you can sail in a breath of wind. In a blow, the sky should be the limit. Expect reaching speeds of 20 knots plus, particularly if you take the high-modulus carbon wing mast from Pauger.

Specifications:

LOA: 11.00m / 36ft 1in Beam: 6.20m / 20ft 4in Draught: 0.85-2.00m / 2ft 9in-6ft 7in Displacement (light): 2,500kg / 5,512lb Price ex VAT: €295,000 (for RAW) Builder: www.independentcatamaran.com

This new launch from the world’s number one catamaran brand is the largest in the range of ‘regular’ boats, before entering the more luxurious world of the Lagoon 65.

It has been drawn by VPLP and Patrick le Quement, whose design nous has done much to make cats more mainstream. Many of the features, therefore, will be familiar from the smaller boats.

However, that extra length creates more volume below, so the Lagoon 55 can be arranged with up to six true double cabins with ensuite heads. “It’s the first time we have six cabins of the same size and function and a larger flybridge,” explains products developments manager Martina Torrini during a premiere virtual tour of the first model to launch in March.

Another first is the curving steps up from the transom skirt to the aft deck, dubbed ‘the stairway to heaven’. “The surfaces of the transom can be used differently,” adds Torrini. “Not just a way to access the boat, they become in themselves a living area.” This feature extends the size of the cockpit to 25m2, and even offers a plancha grill.

There’s more social space on the huge flybridge (with fridge and bar) and a movable sunpad on the forward part of the coachroof. The boat also features Lagoon’s first ever dedicated forward cockpit, connected to the saloon by a drop-down window.

A 107m2 fat-head main provides grunt, but is coupled with a self-tacking jib. As with all Lagoons, the emphasis is on comfort and ease of use rather than speed and windward pointing ability.

LOA: 16.56m / 54ft 4in Beam: 9.00m / 29ft 6in Draught: 1.55m / 5ft 1in Displacement: 26,500kg / 58,433lb Price: €tbc Builder: www.cata-lagoon.com

Fountaine Pajot Samana 59

Replacing the five-year-old Ipanema 58, this luxurious 59-footer integrates many of the new design features of the 45, which boasted longer, wider hulls that nevertheless showed 10% less drag. Chief among the new attractions is an enlarged cockpit, forward lounge and flybridge, for more socialising space.

“We wanted to emphasise her identity by optimising her interior and exterior spaces to make this 59ft catamaran the equivalent of a larger yacht,” explains designer Olivier Racoupeau.

“Whether it’s the flybridge, the cockpit or the saloon, we’ve worked hard to find harmony between all the living spaces on board, to gain every millimetre inside and outside.”

There’s a door forward out of the saloon, and the option of a hydraulic bathing platform, which doubles up for tender storage. Up to six cabins are offered, and the rare option of putting the galley up in the saloon or down to port. Hull number one is joining the World ARC .

Meanwhile, a new 51 is tipped for launch in 2022, which will focus on sustainability and have 2kW of flush solar panels built into the flybridge.

LOA: 18.21m / 59ft 9in Beam: 9.46m / 31ft 1in Draught: 1.40m / 4ft 7in Displacement: 25,500kg / 56,217lb Price ex VAT: €1,302,900 Builder: www.catamarans-fountaine-pajot.com

The new 42 replaces the Leopard 40, and it draws on the latest design thinking from the larger boats in the range. Like the award-winning Leopard 50, it has continuous hull windows, a hardtop, and contrasting coachroof accents. But it also goes further, with plumb bows and long horizontal chines.

That lounging space on the coachroof adds 65% to the exterior entertainment area. “By integrating the geometry of the lounge into the GRP hardtop, we were able to achieve a lightweight area that added less weight to the boat than one average sized crewmember,” explains Michael Robertson, chief designer at builder Robertson & Caine. It has been cleverly engineered so as not to steal headroom from the cockpit.

In contrast to many modern cats, the Leopard 42 makes a virtue of the separate cockpit and saloon, whose seating is focused on the forward galley. There is lots of glazing and a full-height door out onto the foredeck. Every cabin has a third more floor space and twice the glazed area of the old Leopard 40. Each has an island berth and its own heads with shower.

But it’s not all about space. “Performance potential remains one of the top priorities,” says naval architect Alex Simonis of Simonis-Voogd Yacht Design. “We spend a lot of time refining the rig geometry and the sail layout to boost the efficiency of the rig plan. At the same time, the ongoing refinement in hull and appendage design allows us to create a yacht with better sea motion and more agility.

LOA: 12.67m 41ft 7in Beam: 7.04m 23ft 1in Draught: 1.40m 4ft 7in Displacement: 12,460kg 27,469lb Price ex VAT: €399,000 Builder: www.leopardcatamarans.com

The new entry-level yacht from France’s Neel Trimarans is designed to bring the world of three hulls to a new clientele.

Building on the success of the larger Neel 47 and Neel 51, the 43 takes the fight to the catamaran, with a big superstructure that includes two double cabins as well as a galley and saloon.

There’s a further double cabin forward in the central nacelle, and cosy singles in either bow. A sliding door and window allows the saloon and the cockpit seating areas to be socially connected, although they remain two very different spaces.

The bulkhead helmstation to starboard has commanding views out over the huge coachroof. From the drawings, this appears to allow a tight sheeting angle for the genoa, but brings the mainsheet, which is fastened to the transom, close to the davits and skirt of the central hull.

The main is square-topped with two full battens and there is also a high-performance carbon spar option.

Though the lay-up is in standard foam-cored glassfibre, Neel says it is leaning towards more environmentally friendly construction. Interior joinery is from sustainable Alpi wood and recyclable material.

LOA: 13.11m / 43ft 0in Beam: 7.50m / 24ft 7in Draught: 1.50m / 4ft 11in Displacement: 9,000kg /19,841lb Price ex VAT: €329,800 Builder: www.neel-trimarans.com

Marsaudon Composites has quietly built an enthusiastic following for its TS42 and TS50 catamarans since the smaller boat was launched six years ago.

That these have been the first boats to cross the Atlantic in the last two ARC s has also done its reputation no harm.

The yard is based at Lorient La Base, at the heart of the French offshore racing scene, so it’s perhaps no surprise these designs are lightweight and offer plenty of performance.

The direct tiller steering, which gives a responsive feel to the helm, is an example of the thinking that sets these boats apart from other multihulls and makes them sought after models. Yet they also have enough space both on deck and below to offer very comfortable living.

A 57-footer from the board of Marc Lombard will be the third design to join the stable. It shares the same hallmarks as the existing models, although a wheel steering option will also be offered.

In suitable conditions this is a cruising yacht that can be expected to hit speeds of well over 20 knots.

The hull shape is clearly a progression from the earlier models, while following the same light displacement principles with fine hull shapes. Lombard drew a new shape for the bows to increase efficiency and reduce the tendency for bow-down trim. He told us: “The bows are shaped so that, when the boat is powered up and starts to heel, the lee bow will generate extra lift to push the bow up.”

The additional size makes the interior spaces of this boat significantly larger than those of the 50-footer, especially in the hulls. Much thought has also gone into ergonomics and weight saving, stripping out and simplifying anything that is not essential. CEO Damien Cailliau likes to draw on a quote from Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars: “Simplify, then add lightness.”

As an example, there are no hull linings, which saves weight and complication, but requires extremely neat moulding. “A core competency of Marsaudon Composites is that we produce excellent mouldings,” says Cailliau, “so we don’t need to hide our work.”

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As a low volume builder – only 28 of the smaller boats have been built in total – Marsaudon Composites can offer semi-custom interior arrangements, providing they don’t add unnecessary weight. The boat can also be built with varying amounts of carbon to reduce displacement further.

At the same time as announcing this design Marsaudon launched a rebranding of the range, which will now be known as Ocean Rider Catamarans (or ORC). The new name is a better fit with the qualities with which owners identify than the Très Simple concept that led to the original TS designation.

To underscore the difference between these boats and the majority of catamarans in this size range a tiller has been incorporated in the logo.

Tooling for the ORC 57 is under construction and the first boat is scheduled to be unveiled in September 2021.

Base price ex VAT: €1,085,000 Builder: www.marsaudon-composites.com

Current Marine CM46 & CM52

The founder of RS Sailing , Martin Wadhams, is a racing sailor who now spends more and more time cruising.

Martin and his wife, Amanda, enjoy sailing fast boats and have spent some time looking to upgrade from their Pogo 12.50 to a multihull. Their search for a true performance cruising catamaran – and one that wouldn’t cost seven figures – turned out few viable options.

Australian-based designer Jeff Shionning put them onto some fresh designs he has done for Current Marine, a new South African brand formed from an experienced team of composites experts at Knysna, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the south coast.

It has been set up to build the new CM46 and CM52 in low-volume semi-custom production. On visiting the yard a year ago, Wadhams was impressed enough with the high tech builds to order the second CM46.

He reports that the joinery is all laminated in, there is plenty of opportunity for layout customisation (in three or four cabins) and, owing to the lower labour costs in South Africa, pricing is keen.

Shionning’s CM designs are lightweight, efficient catamarans that should be able to sail well in light breeze and outrun weather systems in the open ocean.

Key features include daggerboards, fine bows, centralised weight of engines and tanks, and high bridgedeck clearance. The rig is also positioned amidships for optimum weight centralisation, while also helping to create a large foretriangle for flying a range of furling headsails. Aluminium or carbon spars and diesel or hybrid propulsion are offered.

Wadhams says there is good stowage space and payload capacity for comfortable liveaboard cruising. “They’re built using post-cured epoxy, carbon, E-Glass and PVC foam-cored laminates – a level above mainstream brands,” he insists. “This brings the construction found in a few larger, high-end boats into smaller-size catamarans.” The first CM46 is a full carbon racing version destined for an Auckland-based owner and is due to launch early 2021. The second boat (for Wadhams) has a more cruising-oriented spec.

Prices ex VAT: CM46 €635,000, CM52 €787,000 Builder: www.currentmarine.co.za

Seawind 1370

Is this the most popular new design of 2021? Although the first of this new 45ft model is not due to launch until later in the autumn, there has already been a phenomenal uptake in orders.

Publicity has been helped by vloggers Sailing Ruby Rose ordering one of the first boats, but a staggering 55 have been sold already. This has led to the Australian/Vietnamese yard establishing a new technical department that is separate from the production department.

European sales manager Jay Nolan says this 13-strong team is tasked with working up every system on the boat and looking at hybrid solutions.

Price ex VAT: €599,000 Builder: www.seawindcats.com

Outremer 55

A contemporary fast cat set up for short-handed world cruising, Outremer’s exciting new 55 launches this winter.

We previewed this VPLP design in our September issue and hope to test it during the spring. Much focus has been placed on weight and stiffness to help increase performance and ensure the boat can sail in the lightest breezes and therefore rarely need engine power.

Price ex VAT: €1,215,000 Builder: www.catamaran-outremer.com

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Preview: ORC 57 performance cruising catamaran

Toby Heppell

  • Toby Heppell
  • June 3, 2021

Marsaudon Composites has announced a new multihull in the ORC 57 alongside which the company has announced a rebranding of their range, now all of which will be known as Ocean Rider Catamarans (or ORC)

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Marsaudon Composites has built an enthusiastic following for its TS42 and TS50 catamarans since the smaller boat was launched six years ago. Now they are adding a new design to their range, the ORC 57.

The ORC 57 will follow in the footsteps of her predecessors, offering a tiller steered performance multihull – though this time at c.60ft LOA.

The yard is based at Lorient La Base, at the heart of the French offshore racing scene, so it’s perhaps no surprise these designs are lightweight and have more than a nod towards the performance end of the sailing spectrum.

The direct tiller steering on both previous moles is an example of the thinking that sets these boats apart from other multihulls and makes them sought after models. Yet they also have enough space both on deck and below to offer very comfortable living.

orc 42 catamaran review

Having seen success with their first two cats, the French marque is now launching the new 57-footer, the ORC 57, which comes from the pen of designer, Marc Lombard. It shares the same hallmarks as the existing models, although a wheel steering option will also be offered.

In suitable conditions this is a cruising yacht that can be expected to hit speeds of well over 20 knots.

The hull shape of the ORC 57 is clearly a progression from the earlier models, while following the same light displacement principles with fine hull shapes. Lombard drew a new shape for the bows to increase efficiency and reduce the tendency for bow-down trim.

The additional size makes the interior spaces of this boat significantly larger than those of the 50-footer, especially in the hulls. Much thought has also gone into ergonomics and weight saving, stripping out and simplifying anything that is not essential. CEO Damien Cailliau likes to draw on a quote from Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars: “Simplify, then add lightness.”

As an example, there are no hull linings, which saves weight and complication, but requires extremely neat moulding.

As a low volume builder – only 28 of the smaller boats have been built in total – Marsaudon Composites offers semi-custom interior arrangements, providing they don’t add unnecessary weight.

At the same time as announcing this design Marsaudon launched a rebranding of the range, which will now be known as Ocean Rider Catamarans (or ORC).

Specifications: 

LOA: 18.4m / 60ft 4in Beam: 9m / 29ft 6in Lightweight: (ISO) 11.3 tonnes Maximum weight: (ISO) 13.9 tonnes Draft: 1.5m – 4.5m / 4ft 11in – 14ft 9in Air draft: 25.7m / 84ft 4in Mainsail Area: 108 m² Genoa: (J1) Area : 87 m² Engines: 2 x Saildrive 57hp

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  1. The best bluewater multihulls of all time: a complete guide

    Marsaudon TS4/ORC 42. Few catamaran builders produce genuine performance cruisers at this 'smaller' size: this one is kept minimalist and light weight (around 6 tonnes) - the yard's ...

  2. ORC 42

    Catamaran ORC 42 - Boat Review teaser Videos. ORC 42 - Boat Review teaser. favorites; facebook. twitter. email; print; Article published on 30/11/2021. By François Trégouët ... overall design and accommodation, to offer us the ORC 42 - TS have in the meantime become ORC. The displacement (12,800 lbs/5.8 t) is unchanged: this is half that of ...

  3. Be careful with buying Marsaudon TS42 / ORC 42

    Posts: 323. Be careful with buying Marsaudon TS42 / ORC 42. I am shocked about this report regarding the major quality and safety-issues with Marsaudon Composite catamarans. Unfortunately it reveals major management issues which - until now - seem to get concealed by the buyer of the company, Grand Large Yachting (takeover in 2023), which is ...

  4. ORC 42 Catamaran

    Full article in Multihulls World 142:http://www.multihulls-world.com/us/boat-review-test-catamaran-trimaran/0115-1088-TS-42-MARSAUDON-COMPOSITES.htmlOur vide...

  5. ORC42 Catamaran Review: Yachts, Wine, Art & Ideas. A very ...

    ORC42Last Weeks Yard - Aventura Yard: PAEB site 1, Menzel Bourguiba 7050, TunisiaORC Yard: Marsaudon Composites K1, BSM de keroman Bloc, Rue du Commandant l'...

  6. Best multihulls: We pick the best two and three hulled yachts

    Builder: bali-catamarans.com. Aventura 37. This 20-year-old French-run but Tunisian-based company is one of the few that has actively addressed the market for smaller catamarans. The 37 is a semi-flybridge design with a big aft cockpit. It was launched a few years ago and is aimed at cruisers who want a spacious boat in a relatively compact ...

  7. Surprising results looking at Catamaran Performance Numbers

    Re: Surprising results looking at Catamaran Performance Numbers. as a data point, a Marsaudon Orc 42, 42-foot cruising catamaran, crossed the Atlantic in the ARC 2020 in 10d 21h 3m and 56s while sailing 3090.7 nautical miles. This is an average of 284 nm per day and an average speed of 11.84 knots.

  8. ORC 42

    As a reminder, seven years after the launch of the first TS42 - and some twenty units sold - Marsaudon Composites reworked the deck layout, the general design of the coachroof and the interior, to bring us the ORC 42 (the TSs having since become ORCs).

  9. Boat Review by Multihulls World of: Catamaran Ts 42

    Boat Test price $5.00Inc. tax. Purchase. The TS42 bucks the current trend of cruising catamarans which have amazing living spaces on a platform over 50 feet in length, and offers you "just as much as you need" in terms of comfort, yet at the same time it has the attraction of a sporty performance and the ease of use of a compact catamaran.

  10. 2021 Marsaudon Composites ORC42 (TS42) Catamaran for sale

    2021 Marsaudon Composites ORC42 (TS42) €748,000 (US$807,848) Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands. View 15 Photos. Engine. Yanmar 3YM30AE. Total Power. 57hp. Engine Hours.

  11. ORC 42

    See all catamaran models from the different catamaran manufacturers. For each model we display key information such as price, length, beam, displacement, draft, engines, fuel capacity, water capacity, sail area, polar diagram, brochure, sail performance indicators...

  12. Multihulls: owners' experiences and reviews

    We looked at Leopard, Fountaine-Pajot and Lagoon. When we boarded the Lagoon 42, a comfortable catamaran that could really take us places, we were sold. The delights. Hull #300 was delivered in ...

  13. Marsaudon Composites ORC57

    Marsaudon Composites is firmly positioned on the speed axis: a performance catamaran manufacturer that wins races. But they also make comfortable boats that sail with a smooth ride, and none more so than their flagship the ORC57 which has been inspired by catamarans such as the Gunboat 60 and the Outremer 5X. As Marsaudon's marketing says ...

  14. Marsaudon Composites ORC50 (TS5) Review- Katamarans

    These boats are fast! They are among the fastest liveable multihulls in the world right now. The ORC50 or TS5 has more living space than the TS42. It´s the bigger sister. She is a very striking looking catamaran - she looks mean and a real speed machine even at anchor. The views in the salon are panoramic.

  15. 2020 Marsaudon Composites ORC42 Catamaran for sale

    Built on Barreau plans and manufacture by ORC / MARSAUDON COMPOSITES, the ORC42 previously called TS42 is a reference on light and fast boat catamaran. She is a rare ORC 42 on the second hand market. Catimini (boat name) has been delivered in January 2021 to their first and current owners, she is a FIRST HAND BOAT and has never been chartered

  16. New catamarans: 2021's most exciting launches

    The first CM46 is a full carbon racing version destined for an Auckland-based owner and is due to launch early 2021. The second boat (for Wadhams) has a more cruising-oriented spec. Prices ex VAT ...

  17. Preview: ORC 57 performance cruising catamaran

    Having seen success with their first two cats, the French marque is now launching the new 57-footer, the ORC 57, which comes from the pen of designer, Marc Lombard. It shares the same hallmarks as the existing models, although a wheel steering option will also be offered. In suitable conditions this is a cruising yacht that can be expected to ...

  18. 2020 Marsaudon Composites ORC42

    Built on Barreau plans and manufacture by ORC / MARSAUDON COMPOSITES, the ORC42 previously called TS42 is a reference on light and fast boat catamaran. She is a rare ORC 42 on the second hand market. Catimini (boat name) has been delivered in January 2021 to their first and current owners, she is a FIRST HAND BOAT and has never been chartered

  19. Marsaudon Composites boats for sale

    Some of the most widely-known Marsaudon Composites models currently listed include: ORC 50, TS42, EOS 54, ORC 50 (TS 5) and ORC42. Various Marsaudon Composites models are currently offered for sale by specialized yacht brokers, dealers and brokerages on YachtWorld, with listings ranging from 2005 year models up to 2022.

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    ORC catamarans are revolutionising the sailing and cruising segment by creating a new category of adventure catamarans called "FAST & LIGHT". Very early on, the first peoples understood that the multihull concept was the most efficient on the water. They were first seen in the 17th century in the Gulf of Bengal and a little later in Polynesia.

  21. Boat Review by Multihulls World of: Catamaran ORC 57

    ORC 57 - Increased DNA for even greater sensations. test. 2 / 12. Boat Test price $5.00Inc. tax. Purchase. Marsaudon Composites has already built a solid reputation with two 42 and 50-foot models. Its latest model, the ORC 57, has just been unveiled, making its world premiere at La Grande-Motte in April. We'd got the chance to discover it a ...

  22. Boat Review by Multihulls World of: Catamaran Outremer 42

    The rest were left to imagine the successor! Its silhouette, its performance and its character would be 100% Outremer, but the 42' would be more tolerant to loads, have more volume and its tooling would be suited to 'infusion' technology. As a preview to the Paris Boat Show, we were able to sail aboard n°3 of the series.

  23. New and used technical specifications ORC 42 MARSAUDON COMPOSITES

    Discover the technical specifications of ORC 42 MARSAUDON COMPOSITES, the boat review and all the classified ads for a pre-owned ORC 42 with Multihulls World. ORC 42 - Fiches(...) 0. No item in your cart devise € $ langue ... CATAMARAN, TRIMARAN, THE MAGAZINE FOR MULTIHULLS ENTHUSIASTS. News; Articles; Practical; Equipment; Postcards;