At the end of July I sailed the new V8 catamaran (made by VirusBoats) from L'Orient on the French Atlantic coast to the Ile d'Yeu.
In this first episode of our ten day adventure. Skipper, Phillipe, and I are on our way across the Bay of Biscay to take part in the 1st International Regatta for Habitable Multihulls on the Estuary of the Gironde, the river that leads up to Bordeaux. This is the first time that this new 8m catamaran has undertaken a voyage, as opposed to simply day sailing, so it is a great test of its capabilities, not to mention those of the crew! "Exciting things happen every day!"
The V8 is a boat that was designed to match precisely the way that most people make use of their yachts. But it goes a lot faster and it costs a lot less so buying one makes perfect sense in these difficult times, which is why I have dubbed the boat the Credit Crunch Catamaran.
Watch out for subsequent episodes in the coming weeks.
I have quite a few used Magnum 21 trimarans for sale now. Check them out.
Here is a link that might help you in your search for a boat. It is an infant site at the moment.
Worldwide Guide to Marinas, Harbours, Ports, Yacht Clubs, Moorings & Anchorages.