36 Degrees Brokers are incredibly excited to announce their appointment as exclusive dealers for the new EXCESS catamaran range which has just released designs for the first two models.
As part of the Beneteau Group, EXCESS Catamarans are an ambitious and innovative addition to the multihull market, with the Excess 12 and Excess 15 revealed at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January.
“This is a very exciting development to the multihull market and we’re sure Kiwis are going to be impressed with the changes and improvements from other multihull ranges,” notes 36 Degrees Broker director Conrad Gair.
With twin helm stations aft being one of the most visual differences, Conrad says this opens up the cockpit area to provide a fantastic amount of space as well as giving you the best view of the sails while helming, with control panels still available at your fingertips.
“A massive amount of research and development has been put into the Excess Catamaran design, and you can see popular aspects of a variety of other multihull brands which have been incorporated to create something entirely different, and more focused on the private owner who enjoys sailing, relaxing, and entertaining” Conrad adds.
These catamarans showcase Group Beneteau’s wealth of experience in designing and building catamarans as they’ve already done with the Lagoon brand. A collaboration between acclaimed naval architect agency VPLP design, Patric Le Quement and Nauta Design, the EXCESS range promises to impress in an entirely new way.
There’s even an option to really enhance your performance capabilities with the Pulse line package offering taller rig and bigger sail area, dyneema steering cables and titanium hardware making for a very responsive driving experience.
“With EXCESS 12 and 15, we have reinvented the whole sailing experience. The twin helm station aft, the vision and sensations it offers, the rig, the hulls, life on board, the materials. Everything has been designed to match this new way of living on the water,” says Bruno Belmont, EXCESS Creative Product Manager.
The Excess 12 is the entry level into this line, with a length of 38.5ft, a beam of 24.1ft, and a draft of 4.5ft, and is available in multiple configurations depending on it’s intended use, whether that be private or charter use.
The Excess 15 is 48.5ft in length, has a 26.4ft beam and 9.4ft draft – and with a 91.5ft rig this will sail like a dream and is also available in multiple layouts.
The first models are expected to be launched at the Cannes Boat Show in September this year.
Contact our 36 Degrees team on (09) 903 1001 for more information about the range and how to own one in New Zealand.
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