The dream of Georges Bennaroch is now sailing. Some of you were lucky to have a look at his amazing luxury catamaran during the Cannes International Yacht Show. You’ll find following a press release from Exclusive Marine.
The ExclusivE 76 enters the scene!
The ExclusivE 76 was launched at the end of August for her first public presentation at the Cannes Boat Show 2009. The “ExclusivE Marine” cruising maxi-catamaran received a very warm welcome in the Mediterranean.
Here we have it… After years of consideration and research, the first large yacht from ExclusivE Marine is on the water and sailing like a dream.
The new design fulfils all the expectations of ExclusivE Marine.
“Sailing in 10 knots of breeze, 50 degrees off the wind, the ExclusivE 76, the first of that name, reaches speeds of over 9 knots. This totally lives up to our expectations and our forecasts” states Georges Benarroch, President of ExclusivE Marine. “This owner’s version, designed with the client’s desires in mind, matches the original idea behind the boat; namely a real weight of 40 tonnes and no more, a real performance for a yacht of this size and maximum modularity of the interior space”.
Of note is the fact that the ExclusivE 76 benefits from considerable variation as far as the layout of the interior areas is concerned. “The notion of semi-custom has always been one of the essential features of our specifications” continues Georges Benarroch. “Each future owner will be able to choose their interior designer, adjust the cabin proportions, the deck saloon, the interior lounge…” Food for thought when picturing the ExclusivE 76 to your liking…
This dual hull yacht really cuts a dash on the water with her two profiled floats. She also comes complete with vertical portholes in her adjustable cabin proportions and a saloon that is glazed throughout. The result is fantastic interior visibility, an impressive rig with 311m2 of upwind sail area, not to mention a deck saloon measuring 70m2, which is a unique quality for this length of boat.
As such the ExclusivE 76 was one of the stars of the recent Cannes boat show. “We are happy with this initial presentation” concludes Georges Benarroch. “The ExclusivE 76, which we’ve been focusing on for a number of years, proved incredibly successful amongst the professionals and our clientele. Following on from Cannes, we’re going to take part in the next international boat shows in Fort Lauderdale and Antigua; boat shows which are very important for ExclusivE Marine given the demand from the American market”.
Stéphane Della (SD Yacht Consult), skipper and consultant for ExclusivE Marine during the Cannes boat show: “We took the boat out on the water on two occasions during the Cannes boat show and I can safely say she’s a yacht of noble birth. In the light conditions she performed very well for her type. The ExclusivE 76 is a success. Her lightness (40 tonnes) makes her unique amongst the cruising maxi-catamarans on the market of this size (76 foot). Added to this she is a comfortable boat for both owners and charter companies alike. She would also be easy to sail in big seas as the bridge deck is 1m20 above the waterline, which is a rare feature. I was amazed by the interior space given that she’s rather a narrow catamaran. The interior saloon is huge and the field of vision, with its 360 degree wraparound windows is beyond compare. In short, the ExclusivE 76 is a high performance cruising catamaran without being extreme, with an appealing level of comfort”.