Reporting from the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, MBY editor Hugo Andreae takes us on a full tour of the YOT 36, which was making its global debut...
The Catana Group is one of the world’s most prolific builders of sailing catamarans but now it has turned its attention to powercats, starting with this YOT 36.
Marketed under the brand name YOT (TOY spelled backwards), it will eventually include inboard- and outboard-powered craft of all different sizes, but first out of the traps is this new 36ft sporting weekender.
The show demonstrator was fitted with a pair of 300hp Verado V8s for an estimated top speed of 35 knots, but it’s the stylish looks, clever packaging and versatile cockpit layout that are likely to impress buyers the most.
At 3.99m wide, it is designed to fit into a standard 4m berth but folding bulwarks expand this to 5.4m at rest.
Two rows of twin bench seats with reversible back rests and fold-flat mechanisms allow them to face both ways or to link up to form sunbeds. Matching wet bars and tables also make this set-up ideal for long lunches afloat.
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Four individual helm seats increase passenger capacity to ten, and asymmetric side decks give easy access to the foredeck along the starboard side, while still allowing room in the port hull for a comfortable ensuite owner’s cabin.
The starboard hull only has space for a single cabin but a second heads for day guests is a welcome bonus.
Enjoy the tour…
YOT 36 specifications
LOA: 35ft 10in (10.92m)
Beam: 13ft 1in (3.99m)
Engines: Twin 225-300hp Mercury outboard
Top speed: 35 knots
Starting price: €380,000 (ex. VAT)