Cruising-racing catamarans

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A cruising-racing catamaran is a twin-hulled sailboat combining the comfort of a cruiser with the performance of a racer.


These craft are ideal for fast cruising. They are speedy, competitive racers without sacrificing comfort. Highly flexible, such catamarans can be used for coastal or offshore cruising, racing with family or friends, recreational day-sailing or a voyage around the world.


Vessel weight control is essential for performance. Thus, racer-cruisers are often made of carbon fiber, an extremely light, yet very sturdy material. In general, they carry a lot of sail for greater speed, though builders also show great ingenuity in providing comforts rivaling those of larger yachts.

Features may include cabins with private head, a saloon occupying the entire central platform, professionally equipped galley and ample deck space, among others. A flying bridge can provide additional deck space and an unobstructed 360° view of the sea.

How to choose

Length is the principal criterion of choice. It will directly affect cabin number and size, and maximum number of crew, as well as maintenance, insurance and berthing costs. There is a boat-length scale with sliding cursor at the upper right of the NauticExpo page to aid in selection.


- Stability
- Below-decks comfort and space
- Speed and excitement


- Primarily for experienced sailors
- Requires extra room in port
- Expensive

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new Outremer Yachting OUTREMER 45
Sailboat OUTREMER 45 - 13,77m    45' 2" Outremer Yachting

Keenly awaited, this boat has the unenviable task of replacing the legendary Outremer 45. Little brother to the Outremer 51 and...

Tournier Marine FREYDIS 50'
Sailboat FREYDIS 50' - 15,24m    50' 0" Tournier Marine

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS Length:15.24m Length at waterline:15.24m Width:7.80m Draft:0.50/2.55m Weight...

video Design Catamaran TORO 34 CR
Sailboat TORO 34 CR - 10,40m    34' 1" Design Catamaran

The TORO34 is a catamaran built for fun, performance and feelings. However, it has been designed with security in mind too. Easy to handle, huge flottation volumes and a high above water trampoline are...

Broadblue Catamarans RAPIER 550
Sailboat RAPIER 550 - 16m    52' 6" Broadblue Catamarans

The Rapier 550 is the boat which enables you to have it all. A new look at fast cruising, the 550 reflects all our combined learning over the...

video Broadblue Catamarans RAPIER 400
Sailboat RAPIER 400 - 12m    39' 4" Broadblue Catamarans

The Rapier 400 redefines the fast cruising catamaran. Family cruising and performance sailing combined in one single handed capable fast catamaran. The perfect...

2 products Lerouge yachts
Lerouge yachts RACKHAM WING
Sailboat RACKHAM WING - 7,99m    26' 3" Lerouge yachts

Rackham Wing is a new variant with a central cuddy...

Lerouge yachts FREYDIS 50 RACING
Sailboat FREYDIS 50 RACING - 15,24m    50' 0" Lerouge yachts

Freydis 50 racing is the cruiser-racer version of this famous model, which is already reputed for her outstanding sailing performance. She differs with her deep carbon daggerboards, which further improve...

Young Yacht Design YOUNG 57
Sailboat carbon YOUNG 57 - 17m    55' 9" Young Yacht Design

The Young 57 “Earthling” was Greg Young’s first catamaran design and was built as a project for Mr. John McGettigen (owner of Bull 9000 Matador) and the final result reflects this one...

Reynolds Sailing R44 CAT
Sailboat R44 CAT - 12,19m    40' 0" Reynolds Sailing

Can you Imagine... sailing at 18 knots in only 10 knots of wind in the world’s largest trailerable boat? Can you imagine sailing fast and stable without heeling? Imagine a boat this fast yet easy to sail,...

2 products Scape yachts
video Scape yachts 39 OPEN DECK CABRIOLET
Sailboat 39 OPEN DECK CABRIOLET - 11,90m    39' 1" Scape yachts

Perfect for competitive racing & the thrills of high speed sailing performance!The Scape 39’ open deck is designed and developed tobe...

Scape yachts 39 SPORT CRUISER
Sailboat 39 SPORT CRUISER - 11,99m    39' 4" Scape yachts

The Sport Cruiser is very rigid and fast, providing high-performance sailing for the thrill-seeking adventurer! Offers...

Xlight Catamaran TS 52.8 CRB
Sailboat carbon TS 52.8 CRB - 16,10m    52' 10" Xlight Catamaran

To answer to the many constraints that characterize high speed multihulls, the best solutions have been applied : finite...

Xlight Catamaran TS 50 GA
Sailboat TS 50 GA - 15,24m    50' 0" Xlight Catamaran

"Finally a sailing boat which feels...

Lightwave Yachts RAIDER ONE
Sailboat RAIDER ONE - 9,14m    30' 0" Lightwave Yachts

Previously the Raider 302 design has proven its performance credentials in offshore racing around the World, and has now been formed into a true "One Design" International Class. With LIGHTWAVE YACHTS...

1 products Veuliah Yachts
WindPearl Yachts WP60
Sailboat WP60 - 18,29m    60' 0" WindPearl Yachts


video Le Breton Yachts SIG 45
Sailboat SIG 45 - 13,70m    44' 11" Le Breton Yachts

The Le Breton Yachts SIG45 combines speed, innovation and grace, taking advantage of the performance, space and stability advantages of a modern performance catamaran, but retaining the aesthetic elegance...

1 products African Cats
Sailboat carbon FASTCAT 605 GREEN MOTION - 18,64m    61' 2" African Cats

An absolute breakthrough in weight whilst still maintaining the right level of comfort...The new African FastCat 605 Green Motion is built with vacuüm infusion, which stands for Kevlar and basalt fibre,...

Multimarine Composites D1195
Sailboat carbon D1195 - 11,95m    39' 2" Multimarine Composites

A stylish and very comfortable fast cruiser that has a raised coach roof compared to her sister cat the D1150 to proved better head room and a...

Multimarine Composites D1150
Sailboat carbon D1150 - 11,50m    37' 9" Multimarine Composites

A stylish, comfortable and fast cat with a low, streamlined coachroof. She will be a very light and competitive offshore racer,...

1 products Vismara
Vismara OBI ONE
Sailboat custommade OBI ONE - 17m    55' 9" Vismara

The “ObiOne” project sees Vismara working in conjunction with Le Rouge, and it is an evolution of the well-known Petter 55, for which Vismara took charge of the creation at Petter Quality Yachts, Marseille....

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