Twin hull mania for sailors and motorboaters

The first Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Boat Show will be held at Royal Clarence Marina, Gosport from 8-10 June.

Visitors will be able to see multihull designs in sail and power from six leading dealers including Ancasta, Multihull World, Motor Cats, Patrick Boyd, Mi Cats and Dickies.

It is being billed as the first opportunity to see more than 10 multihulls ranging from 26ft – 49ft (8-15m) in length, in one location, on the water.

The show will be open from 10am and will close at 1830hrs. All the multihulls on show will be open for public viewing and there will be opportunities to take a test ride on selected catamarans from 1500hrs onwards.

There will be food and drink available from Hardy’s Catering.

Entry and car parking in Cooperage Green off Weevil Lane is free.

Multihulls attending the show:

Ancasta – Lagoon Catamarans
“Ancasta is delighted to be taking part in their second joint boat show venture this June and are proud to be presenting the all-new Lagoon 440 and 420.The Lagoon 440, 44′ in length is fitted with a flybridge and boasts a triumph in interior and exterior design. Space is maximized with two spacious cockpits, one forward and one aft. The Lagoon 420 Hybrid is equipped with modern diesel electric propulsion technology, the result of years of development. The hull is a completely new design, with incredible space and light below.”

Dickies – Excite cats
“Dickies are the UK dealers for the Lagoon Power & ExciteCat Catamarans. The ExciteCat 8:10 & 10:10 are both driven by twin diesel engines and boast great maneuverability, power, and comfort. Their Spacious cockpit adapts to a variety of activities. The boat on Display is the Excitecat 8:10 Flybridge but is also available without. Panoramic visibility from the inside helm & Saloon further enhances the pilots experience, all serving to give the owner a fun and practical boating experience.”

M.i.Cats – Fountaine Pajot
“M.i.Cats has been the Sole UK Fountaine Pajot agent since 1992. On display we have the new Mahe 36 along with the very successful Lavezzi 40. Each model is available in an Owner’s version or with 3/4 double cabins for large families or charter. The range comprise of: Sail (36-75ft) & Power (35-60ft).”

MotorCats – Motorcat
“With an “eye for the future” Motorcats Ltd specialise in practical motor catamaran designs and award winning innovations. A range of boats from ribs to 53ft luxury cruisers we offer modern catamaran alternatives to traditional monohull designs. Why not get qualified and experience for yourself a bareboat charter on our Motorcat 30!!!.”

Multihull World – Broadblue & Nautitech
“View today the Broadblue 385 – beautiful family cruiser – Nautitech 40 for sun, fun and charter. Also on show a nearly new Catana 381 which combines performance with family cruising. DVD available on Outremer for ultimate performance and Voyager Catamarans – for family cruising canal possibilities.”

Patrick Boyd – Privilege Catamarans
“Patrick Boyd Multihulls Ltd, the oldest established brokerage in the world and UK agent for Privilege Catamarans, will be showing the owner’s version of the Privilege 495 together with a list of pre-owned catamarans.”