Category Archives: douce france

DUSSELDORF BOAT SHOW – BOOT DUSSELDORF – LUXURY CATAMARAN EXHIBITOR

For those of you lucky enough to go the this year Boot Dusseldorf, I am just listing the luxury catamaran builders and designers present at the show. JFA is building the VPLP 110 an amazing 110′ fast and sleek catamaran. … Continue reading

Posted in alumarine, Berret Racoupeau, boote dusseldorf, BRADLEY, douce france, Dusseldorf Boat Show, H2X, jfa, NAHEMA 120, noah 79, Sunreef, sunreef 102, sunreef 114, vplp, vplp 110 | Leave a comment

"DOUCE FRANCE" STILL THE LARGEST MEGA CATAMARAN – AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER

I recently added a link to “DOUCE FRANCE” website in the Catamaran Category because I just recently found her website. There are some nice pictures and her charter calendar for the lucky ones interested. “DOUCE FRANCE” is still the largest … Continue reading

Posted in caribbean yacht charter, catamaran charter, douce france, Monique Bonadei., New Zealand Yachts, vplp | Leave a comment

NOAH 76′ – EXPLORATION MOTOR CATAMARAN

The NOAH 76, another VPLP design, inspired by the exploration yacht concept, a really nice looking catamaran. I am not a great fan of motor catamarans but I really like the design of the NOAH 76. Very elegant and not … Continue reading

Posted in Cannes, cannes international boat show, Claris, douce france, jean claude borget, noah 79, noah 88, vplp | Leave a comment

HISTORY OF CATAMARAN – IMPORTANT DATES

The word Catamaran comes from the Tamil kattu “to tie” and maran “wood, tree”. – Thousands years ago catamarans were used on the coast of Coromandel in south-eastern India. – Around 3500 BC started the great voyages across the Pacific … Continue reading

Posted in amaryllis, double trouble, douce france, kaimiloa, lousiane 37, manu kai, rehu moana, THE EXPERIMENT | 1 Comment

SPIRIT 35 – NEW ZEALAND YACHTS

Eye catching Yacht Special thanks to Roger who left a message on my blog and is a fan of wave piercer. New Zealand Yachts is a shipyard located guess where specialized in designing and building Wavepiercer Yachts. They have also … Continue reading

Posted in BELLA DONA, douce france, International Superyacht Design Award, International Superyacht Society, Ken Freivokh, Maltese Falcon, New Zealand Yachts, Wave Piercer | 2 Comments

VPLP 25 TH ANNIVERSARY

Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost, 25 years of successfull cooperation. (from Nautic News) VPLP is the most famous multihull design office in the World. With 25 employees, in two different offices, one in Vannes in charge of racing yachts … Continue reading

Posted in alumarine, banque populaire, CHE, Ciliam, coriolan, douce france, gemini, geronimo, groupama, hydroptere, Lagoon 57, Le Breton Yacht, Lone Star, Salthouse Boatbuilders, SIG 45, Sunreef, vplp | Leave a comment

WORLD MEGA-CATAMARAN LISTING – LAUNCHED AND IN BUILT

Last year, I listed all the luxury catamarans over 70 feet that I knew of and that I could find on the web in order to write NAHEMA’s press kit. This was a special order from NAHEMA and it is … Continue reading

Posted in Allures, alumarine, Ciliam, coriolan, douce france, Etoile Magique, fat cat, Highest Honor, Lady Barbaretta, lady paca, Lone Star, Magic CAT, sun tenareze | Leave a comment