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Discover life aboard the Excess 11: You think you've seen her from every angle?

by Excess Catamarans 26 Aug 2020 06:32 UTC
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Come along with us for a video of the Excess 11! Discover life aboard this catamaran with features worthy of big sailing yachts!

On board, a cruising couple and a top skipper: Marc Guillemot, a famous sailor with an exceptional track record in ocean racing (Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, 60-foot Imoca).

Setting off for a day aboard an Excess catamaran, off the Ile d'Yeu on France's west coast, is not about racing to get to the top of the rankings (not this time!). What is important here is to capture another dimension of sailing: discovering, taking time, enjoying the tranquility, listening to music, meeting new people. Aboard an Excess catamaran, you'll find comfort, safety, gentle sailing and above all, pleasure! You experience a different relationship with time, you trim the sails, you find the best course, you want to feel the boat from the helm, experience speed, and without noticing it, you've dived into the world of Excess.

Marc and his guests are taking advantage of this trip out to sea aboard an Excess 11 to share their experiences. Marc says that this cruise has taught him how to slow down. When cruising, it's not the destination that counts, it's the route taken, and those with whom you share it. His guests seem to adhere to his philosophy, and all three of them get stuck into living intensely, in the present.

While the competition are choosing between sportiness and comfort, Excess is betting on both! Bruno Belmont explains how the architects of Excess catamarans managed to optimize seakeeping, without sacrificing any of the quality of life on board.

Excess performance

Today's sailors are becoming ever more demanding. Excess offers a catamaran that can go fast and far, but above all a catamaran that allows you to rediscover real sailing sensations (like aboard a monohull, or almost!)

The main factors in the design of Excess sailing catamarans are: sensations and simplicity.

  • Sensations, because aboard an Excess catamaran you will find the quest for speed, the pleasure of helming, and of seeing the sails, of playing with the wind: all this with access to sail trimming maneuvers without having to move from the helm station!

  • Simplicity, because at Excess we believe everyone has the right to enjoy the pleasure of sailing! The brand's desire is to make its yachts accessible to all sailors. To achieve this, the naval architects at VPLP design have created simple sailing features, for practical and easy maneuvers. The choice of twin helm stations at the stern is not only very useful for handling the boat but also means that you're not isolated while at the helm. The helmsman can still find out about the lunch menu while remaining at the helm: a real plus!
A full-comfort catamaran

So you can see, Excess catamarans make no compromises. As Marc Guillemot points out, at sea, it's not just performance that counts!

The pleasure of sailing is also about being aboard a spacious, beautiful and ergonomic catamaran!

On an Excess 11, an Excess 12 or an Excess 15, you can enjoy life aboard with simple pleasures: handling your catamaran right there, just next to your friends, reducing sail or heaving a line, taking advantage of an anchorage thanks to the comforts of layout, both exterior and interior...

As you can see, Excess has managed to find the perfect balance between harmony on board and exhilarating sailing!

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