Multihull Central has officially become the new exclusive distributor for Outremer Catamarans in Australia, now selling all three production models including the 2013 European Boat of the Year, the Outremer 5X (59ft), plus the new Outremer 51and the new Outremer 45.
Having just competed in the Outremer Cup near the company’s home port of La Grande Motte in the south of France, Multihull Central’s Director Brent Vaughan and Senior Sales Representative Andrew Crawford gained a detailed insight into the performance, layout configurations and construction techniques that Outremer offer on all three models, while getting to meet many loyal and enthusiastic boat owners.
Brent Vaughan comments, “I was very impressed with the strong commitment to performance and lightweight construction the company has adopted. It’s very easy for manufacturers that start with a high performance design to get seduced into loading their boats up with creature comforts and giving into demand for volume just to appeal to a wider audience, which in tern slows the boat down and it becomes just a regular cruising cat. Outremer however have not compromised and have managed a brilliant balance between performance and modern luxury on all models by keeping weight down, yet still offering a clever and very comfortable cruising platform.”
Outremer’s famous tiller helm position in addition to the regular wheel steering offers an incredible thrill for sailors that like to put a boat into ‘the groove’ and feel it respond directly through the rudder. Brent adds, “It was such a rush to be steering a 60ft cat at 16 knots on tiller and feel completely in control. These boats are ideal for experienced sailors that appreciate performance.”
The production facility is located only 100 metres from the water, offering enormous convenience for the factory and customers when providing local delivery and handover. The construction of all Outremers involves resin infused foam core construction, with solid GRP to below the waterline. Optional carbon bulkheads and reinforcements to reduce the hull weight, along with optional carbon rotating rigs for those looking to optimise performance and reduce displacement. Quality control is also closely monitored with quality checks being made in each production phase.
“We are very pleased to be representing this prestigious brand in Australia, which fits perfectly alongside the Seawind range of catamarans that we also represent,” Brent concludes, “so we can now offer a range of performance and high performance cruising catamarans from 35ft all the way to 59ft, complimented by Australia’s only multihull marina and service facility”.
Multihull Central are now offering an attractive demonstration package to the first Outremer sold in Australia, including optional marina berthing, management and coaching in Sydney Harbour. Full details and Outremer information will be on hand at the Multihull Central / Seawind display at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show.
For more information on Outremer visit www.catamaran-outremer.com