About Privilège Catamarans
Since 1985, PRIVILEGE cruising catamarans have enjoyed a worldwide reputation for their high-end position in the
multihull market. The very first one was conceived and designed by the double world champion solo racer and founder of the Vendée Globe, Philippe JEANTOT. He has placed his entire experience in sailing around the world at the service of PRIVILEGE yachts, by defining a list of specifications of which the fundamental criteria of navigation are: safety, comfort, reliability and navigating pleasure.
A close team - expert, professional, and highly motivated to create the best sailing experience and dealer service for all our owners. Each with many years of experience in building luxury catamarans.
No fewer than 600 PRIVILEGE yachts, of lengths ranging from 12 to 23 m, including 80 units over 17 meters’ length,
have sailed all over the world.
The studies CAC/CAD of hulls, shapes and decks are entirely developed by the design office of MARC LOMBARD DESIGN GROUP (MLDG). Each Privilege has been studied and modelled with the most modern performing software, used for improving hull shape resistance (prismatic) and hull drag (Computational Fluid Dynamics software) and the structural performance of the boat (Fine Element Analysis software).
The reputation of MARC LOMBARD's design office does not need further demonstration. Its numerous victories in offshore racing and multihull projects (Formula 40, Orma 60, etc), and also in the mono-hulls world (Classe 40, Imoca 60, IRC, Mini Transat, etc) are sufficient proofs. Historically focused on racing, MARC LOMBARD is the very first naval architect office to integrate doctorate specialists in hydrodynamics, to further expands its expertise.
The hulls, decks and structural bulkheads are made in infused sandwich with some vinylester base resins, known for their anti osmosis properties. Top quality closed-cell foam is used in order to allow a well controlled impregnation of the entire sandwich during the infusion process; weight and resistance are thus optimised, sonic and thermic insulation preserved.
The "impact zones" have been especially addressed :
- - keels areas are entirely isolated from the rest of the catamaran and are subject to numerous vertical and horizontal reinforcements,
- - the fore peaks are equipped with compartments named "crash boxes" to optimize the buoyancy of the vessel in case of frontal impact, and this since the very first Privilege built 25 years ago,
- - the aft transoms are equipped with a waterproof bulkhead to safeguard the engine compartment in case of damage (grounding, etc)
In close cooperation with MARC LOMBARD, our engineers design and develop the entire range of equipment necessary for the construction of our catamarans. From the technical systems, interior layouts, selection of deck fittings, right up to the delivery to the customer. The multi-area know-how and experience from our craftsmen as well as the feedback from our owners are unique assets.
The quality of our interiors does not allow for any compromise. Our interior furnishings (furniture, upholstery, electrical, etc), use the best available products for your satisfaction. Technical integration (set up of equipment, phonic and thermic isolation, wires and supply set up, etc) and studies on ergonomics and functionality can optimize quality of life on board. Furthermore, your specific needs will be answered : an extra book shelf, a larger bed, a special oven, a unique layout...
We work very closely with the office of MARC LOMBARD and our specific, faithful suppliers of over 20 years, to develop the best ergonomic and easy to use deck layouts while cruising, but without compromising with security and reliability.
MARECHAL mast, historic supplier of all our masts, has a second to none reputation. They accompany us in the development of each Privilege catamaran. The white lacquered aluminium profiles are optimised for the best strength/weight ratio, the weldings are flush, the fittings and additions well calculated. They also supply the fore-beam, which is so important for the main strength of the whole hull / pod / deck configuration.
INCIDENCES sails, well known as the supplier for a large majority or racing yachts, has been a faithful partner since the first sailing of our Privilege in 1985. They use the best fabrics, take special care given with the stitching and cutting, reinforcements to clews, tack and head corners, with the thread lines. All important details in the fabrication are addressed so that the sails will not get prematurely old under tropical conditions.