According to program director Bruno Belmot, the new boats should be "the fastest kats without swords". The line called Excess is supposed to sail better and faster and thus also satisfy sporty sailors, for example those who are looking for a comfortable cat with more space than a mono for family reasons.
The big difference: there is no flybridge, which saves weight and improves the look. It is steered by two wheels aft on the hulls, which is also useful for active sailors. Even higher rigs are to be offered as an option.
Photo gallery: New catamaran line from Beneteau
The first two types are the Excess 12 and the Excess 15. They are to be presented for the first time at the trade fair in Cannes (September 10th to 125th)
Photo gallery: Excess 12: the layouts
In addition the layouts:
To compare the Lagoon 42:
Photo gallery: Lagoon 42