Catana Catamarans

We are incredibly pleased and very proud to be able to represent Catana Catamarans, one of the most established and inspiring forerunners of multihull design and construction.

Based on the French coast near Perpignan, Catana bring 30 years of research and sailing experience to you; creating the perfect partner for the Rumulti service.

Please use the links on the right to view details of each model in the current range  —->


A Brief HISTORY

1984: At the forefront of the industry

The Catana shipyard is founded in Cogolin in the Var region of France. The first cruising catamarans built here are well ahead of their time.

1986: Christophe Barreau

The naval architect Christophe Barreau is the first person to cross the 80th parallel north on board the “Diabolo”, a Catana 40.

1990-1996: Success despite the crisis

Thanks to its catamarans’ excellent reputation, Catana’s success continues despite the major crisis in the world of sailing.

1997: New premises

Catana opens a shipyard in Canet-en-Roussillon, France and launches its famous 471
A real revolution in the sailing world, the new Catana range is built in a new state-of-the-art shipyard. Twaron aramid fibre is now used instead of fibreglass.

1998: A high-tech company

Bruno Nicoletti achieves a great feat on board the “Brumas Patagonia”, a Catana 44: a voyage around the world via the three capes, the famous “impossible route” of Vito Dumas.

1999: Recognition in the United States

Launch of the Catana 401. Catana 471 voted “Boat of the Year” in the United States.

2000: Commercial success

Launch of the Catana 472 and 581: these both have more equipment and luxury features than any other boat, with no loss of performance.

2001: Industrial development

Launch of the Catana 582, the largest and most luxurious Catana ever built.
Catana 401 voted into the top 10 of “Sail” magazine in the United States.

2002: Another successful launch

The new Catana 52 is added to the range.

2003: Poncin Yachts buy Catana

Olivier Poncin, President of Poncin Yachts, buys Catana and develops the shipyard.

2004: First Catana Rally

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the shipyard invites its clients to its first Catana Rally in Porquerolles, France.

2005: First power catamaran

Catana presents its first power catamaran, the Power 45.

2006: The Catana 50, a new generation of catamarans

Creation of a Custom department focusing solely on the construction of giant catamarans of more than 25 metres (82 to 92 feet) in length. All these models are designed based on plans by the naval architect Christophe Barreau and Frédéric Neuman.

2007: Giant catamarans

The Catana 50 is a great success and nominated for the “European Yacht of the Year 2007/08″ award. The Catana 87 is a new venture for the Catana shipyard: creating customised giant catamarans.

2008: Legitimacy

The leading US sailing publication, “Cruising World” votes the Catana 50 the best cruising multihull of 2008. This recognition on the US market firmly establishes the name and the legitimacy of the Catana brand.

2009: Infusion

The Catana shipyard starts to use infusion to construct its catamarans, a great asset and one that considerably optimises boat weight.

2010: New version of the Catana 50

The Catana 41 gains a foot in length and a new interior layout. It is now known as the Catana 42. The new Catana 50 loses 3 tonnes and achieves even better performance.

2011: The revolutionary Catana 59

After more than a year of research, the new Catana 59 combines many of the latest innovations from the racing world. A catamaran that offers outstanding performance and unrivalled comfort.

2012: The Catana 70

Although it has the same design and features the same innovations as the Catana 59, the Catana 70 promises to be an incredible high-performance boat.

2013/2014: Approaching 30

Catana gears up to celebrate 30 years of ground-breaking catamaran construction with some fantastic new designs.