Look for many new models among the fall 2010 boat shows
For our special boat show preview issue, MU LTIHULLS has gathered together a select collection of the new blue-water quality catamarans and trimarans being introduced during the fall and winter boat shows, along with some terrifically fun trailerable models. Performance sailors, cruisers and coastal sailors alike should have no difficulty finding a multihull to fit their lifestyle and budget among the flotilla of new models being introduced at this year’s boat shows. In this special issue, we review a couple of the larger boat shows just passed, including the pièce de résistance of Europe — the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show — and preview others coming up this month, such as the United States Sailboat Show taking place in Annapolis, MD.
The modern fiberglass-based catamaran has evolved remarkably over the years, and the newest models hitting the water at the boat shows this fall carry innovation and boat building technology farther still; wing masts, increased utilization of carbon fiber construction, flybridge helm and lounge areas and even deck-mounted Jacuzzis all evidence the fact that even in a down-turned economy, designers and builders continue to innovate and inspire.