The Outremer 49 was recently sail tested by the team at Boating NZ. Very impressed with her performance they have written a great review about her.
Cruising cats are typically spacious and supremely comfortable but rarely renowned for sailing performance – particularly upwind. The Outremer 49 (LOA 15.27m) is an exception.
Outremer has been building sailing multihulls for around 30 years at its yard in Southern France and its vessels are distinctive – sleek, narrow hulls with fine entries and low-profile, streamlined cabin tops. They’re renowned for sharp performance, and though they’re common around the Med they’re virtually unknown here. That’s about to change following the arrival of the first Outremer 49 into the country sold through agents NZ Boat Sales – a perfect opportunity to check out the marque. And based on the initial meeting I can tell you it all augurs well. It’s clear – even at first glance – why these cats are quick and manoeuvrable. Those slender hulls may slightly compromise interior volume but by way of compensation offer a relatively light-weight (10,000kg) vessel. Add in the deep dagger boards, the tall mast and generous sail plan – 86m2 square-topped main, 40m2 self-tacking jib and 110m2 furling gennaker – the 49 is a scratch above the norm.
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