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EDITORIAL & CONTENTS ISSUE 25 : MAY 2009
e cover two extremes in this issue;
W
to start is the Lapita Voyage which
involves sailing traditional Polynesian
catamarans four thousand miles
CONTENTS:
across the Pacific to see if it was feasible for
the Polynesians to have made such voyages to
spread their culture and traditions across the
Pacific islands.
Next is the luxury of the new
breed of Catana catamarans
whose yard we visited in late
March. How comfort afloat
has changed! As we see
with the announcement of
the new Privilege 515 and
the Nautitech 54 we are
demanding and getting more
luxury, sophistication, style
and capability from our boats. They are amazing
machines and no wonder our sector is proving
successful. Lagoon recently launched their 100th
Lagoon 500 – what an achievement in just under four
years. There is brisk business at the top end of the
market!
This is an area in which designer Gino Morelli and
Pete Melvin have become very popular being the
designers of choice for the Leopard Catamarans
range and the Gunboat 48 and 62. Pete Melvin gives
his thoughts on cruising catamarans and touches on
the link between racing and cruising. Their production
designs are popular and are sailor’s boats, with
lightweight but strong structures, powerful sailplans
and reasonable accommodation.
The Gunboat range have shown this is a formula that
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works. As Lia found out skippering a Gunboat 62
in the Heineken Regatta in March fast, furious and
exciting sailing coupled with kindred spirits and good
parties is a lot of fun!
4: MULTI SHORTS 32: BONEFISH
Geoff’s Seamanship feature focuses on equipment 7:
LAPITA VOYAGE 34: NEW DESIGNS
and risk assessment. A skipper should know his
boat, what might go wrong, how to fix it and where
13: WETA 4.4 BOAT TEST 38: PRODUCT NEWS
the spares are stowed if required. If any of this
little circle is broken the voyage plans may have to
18: SEAMANSHIP 40: BOOK REVIEWS
change or the boat and its crew may be in jeopardy.
Preparation is everything.
21: CATANA BOATYARD 42: RACING NEWS
Some things however cannot be prepared for. I have
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been moved recently by the very sad tale of the
PETE MELVIN 46: CLASSIFIEDS
crew of the French yacht Tanit which was seized by
pirates. In the rescue of the crew by French marines
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the skipper of the boat, Florent Lemacon was killed.
This leaves a wife and two young children without
their Father. What did the pirates think they were to Multihull Review - ISSN 1757 – 8388
gain by seizing this little yacht? It is a sad tale.
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So with sadness I dedicate this issue to Florent
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French-flagged yacht hijacked in March, and the
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Lia Ditton - Features Editor
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