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VPLP FACEBOOK PAGE

VPLP the world leader in multihull design both racing and cruising is present on Facebook.


The VPLP facebook page is now updated on a regular bases by one of the team Naval Architect. You will find information both about their racing and their cruising design. Right now, the page is busy with the arrivals of the competitors in the “Route du Rhum”. The VPLP designs have been really successfull again.

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MAGIC CAT AT THE ANTIGUA YACHT SHOW



The magnificent Magic Cat is available for charter with Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage and will be at the Antigua Yacht Show. The Antigua Yacht Show will take place from the December the 6 th to the 11 th at Falmouth and English Harbour in Antigua. There will be 120 yachts in display, motor and sail, monohulls and multihulls ranging from 60 feet to 289 feet. Magic Cat will be docked with 9 other catamarans.

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RAKU S60 BLUE WATER CRUISING BY GRAINGER DESIGNS

I already introduced to you the the Raku 30 m designed by Grainger Designs. The design team based in Thailand and in France came out with the Raku S60 a blue water cruising luxury catamaran. The Raku range expresses simplicity and elegance. This design is a base for reflection with the future owner. The Raku are built using from the highest quality materials in foam, glass, carbon and epoxy. This in an exemple of interior layout with four double cabins and a very large salon. The Raku should also be quite fast like most of the Grainger Designs.

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"ENDLESS SUMMER" A 25 METER LUXURY CATAMARAN WITH A VERY INNOVATIVE DESIGN

“ENDLESS SUMMER” is a 25 meter luxury catamaran with a very innovative design including a huge tender garage.

Words from Craig Cunnigham.

Hello and welcome to the animated presentation of
‘ ENDLESS SUMMER ‘

I would like to invite you aboard , to take a tour ………….

This design has been conceived as a high performance global cruising catamaran.

With a 25 meter length and a 11.30 meter beam the SuperCat 25 will have impressive deck spaces as well as an exciting internal layout.

Unique design features have been incorporated into the design in order to differentiate her from the other large catamarans on the market. The high performance hull form is married to styling that is inspired by the 1960’s Jaguar MKII with sweeping sensual lines.

The aft garage is able to store the tender as well as jet-ski and diving gear. When open this section folds out to create a beach deck.

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This design provides a dynamic and space enhancing solution to the storage of the tender and diving gear.

The raised cockpit provides excellent views and is similar to the high performance catamarans that tend to have an open bridge deck arrangement. The tender garage has resulted in this raised cockpit configuration.

This has also enabled me to design a full beam main saloon. This will appeal to owners who intend to use her in a private capacity , but will also appeal to charter guests.

There is now a big move towards large catamaran production with a number of production offerings.

I hope that this project will add interest from the Super Yacht sector.

At 25 meters the SuperCat 25 will offer high performance as well as impressive living spaces.

Please let me know what you think and feel free to get in touch to discuss this projects in more detail.

Respectfully

Craig Cunningham

07967 33 66 42 ( UK )

+ 44 7967 33 66 42 ( International )

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TAG 60 WORLD FIRST RUN FOR THE LUXURY CATAMARAN BLOG

I really want to thank Greg Young and the Tag Yacht team to let me be the first in the world to publish this release and the first pictures of this really innovative, high-end, never seen before 60 foot catamaran.

I introduced you the Tag 60 in May 2008. This luxury catamaran is now born, sailing fast and available for sea trials. I am copying the press release and I have included a slideshow of the first pictures. Check out the whale in front of the Tag 60, a good luck sign.

TAG 60 launched
The first TAG 60 was officially launched on October 2nd.

Designed by Greg Young and built by TAG yachts, it represents 3 years of design and development work to produce a cutting edge semi-production design.

It’s important to note that the TAG 60 is a very complete, high tech vessel and has some unique features:

  • 100% carbon fibre construction. Vacuum consolidated and cooked.
  • Rotating Carbon wing mast with composite rigging and halyard locks
  • Carbon in boom furling
  • Full hydraulic sailing systems including raising and lowering centreboards
  • High Modulus cruising sails including a large Code zero and light air headsail tacked to the long bowsprit
  • Custom painted and detailed to high standards in all areas
  • Unique inside/outside layout to give one of the largest saloons seen on a vessel this size, yet able to be fully open to exterior as needed
  • Perfect helm position for accurately viewing rig and sea for performance sailing and easy maneuvering.
  • EMP designed and developed electric drive propulsion. This highly developed electrical system is extremly powerful, reliable, incredibly efficient and light years ahead of anything else yet seen
  • Amazing inside navigation area with full views forward

The first TAG 60 is currently undergoing sea trials in St Francis, South Africa and will sail via the Caribbean to debut at the 2011 Miami Boat show. Unusually this performance vessel features a sauna as the owner plans to cruise British Columbia up to Alaska.


For further information please contact Greg Young Phone : +64 214 860 69

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"SEAZEN II" A BEAUTIFUL SUNREEF 70 IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE

“Seazen II”, launched in 2008 by Sunreef Yachts, is available for sale with Peter Wiersema from Moorings Brokerage.

“Seazen II” is immediately available and in perfect conditions. It was maintained by her crew since its launching. It features a contemporary Japanese zen style interior with 3 doubles cabins, 1 Double Twin cabin (with 4 folding systems, ideal for the kids), 1 crew cabins with two berths and an additional crew berth in the starboard bow.

You can get in touch with Peter, in Fort Lauderdale, at the following number Mobile +1 954 260 4913.

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NAHEMA IV AT THE FORT LAUDERDALE YACHT SHOW

The Windward Island group is exhibiting “NAHEMA IV” a luxury sailing catamaran at the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Show.

The Windward Island Group, will be exhibiting in the Boat Builders Tent “French Pavilion” Stand 696 at the Fort Lauderdale Yacht Show. Visits of the NAHEMA IV will be scheduled on the 29 th. If you want to visit this luxury catamaran available for charter in the Med and the Caribbeans you need to get in touch with Valerie at the following number + 1 650 343 0717.

Enjoy the show.

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3 NEXUX 600 LUXURY CATAMARAN HAVE BEEN SOLD

The Nexus 600 is a true blue water cruising vessel built in Saint Francis Bay.
http://www.youtube.com/v/sdbzgZIP06Q?fs=1&hl=fr_FR

Mark Paarman, a keen surfer, was looking for the perfect platform with a shallow draft and lot of space aboard to go surfing in remote anchorages away from the crowd. He met with John Henrick, a keen fisherman, looking for a boat to organize fishing excursions. The two got together to create Nexus Catamaran and built the Nexus 600, a high end, low volume sailing catamaran.

The Nexus offers a four double cabin layout with a lot of storage space for long distance cruises. As you can see on the picture, the salon and galley are really large. The team has paid a special attention to make the sailing and maintaining of the boat as simple as possible. On the video she seems to be sailing quite fast. A nice blue water catamaran, I would like to see in an European boatshow.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Pllp6ZxaxuA?fs=1&hl=fr_FR

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G-FORGE 1700 BY SCHIONNING DESIGNS – SAILING CATAMARAN




Schioning Designs is very active. In their design range, the G-Force sailing catamarans stand out as fun world cruising catamarans with a lot of muscles.

After launching the first G-Force 1400 a 1500 came out of the drawing boards and now a really fast luxury catamaran : the G-Force 1700. It is in its preliminary design stage. It features reverse bows, dagger boards, and is built using light but mid-tech materials not to over-load the price. Displacement is forecasted to be only 8000 kg, this is very light for a 17 meter cat with a 142 m² sail area. The interior design can be adapted to the owner’s wishes and program.

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