Best Sailboat and Catamaran Brands

Best Sailboat and Catamaran Brands

Sailing is an art as old as the civilization itself. It was the sails and the wind that allowed humans to explore the world, establish trade routes, and connect distant places among the globe. Modern sailboats, although they work with the same principle as the ancient sailboats, they look and perform differently. Thanks to modern enhancements, sailboats take efficiency to the edge. In this post we will list the brands that dominate the global recreational sailing yacht industry.

Beneteau

Beneteau is most popular recreational sailboat manufacturer in the world, leading the industry. French sailboat-makers trace ther origin all the way back to 1884, when the naval architect Benjamin Beneteau created Beneteau Boatyard to build boats for the fishermen. Beneteau Oceanis line can be seen all over the world thanks to their universal reputation.

Beneteau product line:

Beneteau First

Beneteau First Yacht 53

Beneteau First series represent true sailing, they’re designed for competitive sailing, while also being comfortable and accessable for families.

First 14 – Overall Length: 4,30 meters

First 18 – Overall length: 5,55 meters

First 24 – Overall length: 7,29 meters

First 27 – Length overall: 11,50 meters

First Yacht 53 – Length overall: 17,16 meters

Beneteau Oceanis

Beneteau Oceanis 55.1

Representing global standard in sailing, Beneteau Oceanis is the most recognizable model line of recreational sailing yachts. It represents modern sailboat standards all over the world.

Oceanis 30.1 – Length overall: 9.53 meters

Oceanis 35.1 – Length overall: 10.45 meters

Oceanis 38.1 – Length overall: 11,50 meters

Oceanis 41.1 – Length overall: 12.43 meters

Oceanis 46.1 – Length overall: 14.60 meters

Oceanis 51.1 – Length overall: 15,94 meters

Oceanis 55.1 – Length overall: 16.78 meters

Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62
Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

Representing high-end of Beneteau Oceanis line, Oceanis Yacht 62 is also the flagship of the entire Beneteau brand.

Oceanis Yacht 62 – Length overall: 19.16 meters

VIDEO: Oceanis Yacht 62

Oceanis Yacht 62

Jeanneau

Jeanneau another globally popular French sailboat-maker. It was founded by Henri Jeanneau in 1957 and went onto become one of the most popular recreational sailing yacht brands around the world. In 1995,Jeanneau joined Beneteau Group. Jeanneau changed sailboats forever with the introduction of their Sun Odyssey line in 2000, combining aesthethics, comfort, seaworthiness, and modern technology.

Jeanneau product line:

Jeanneau Sun Fast

Jeanneau

Sun Fast line are the light racing yachts of Jeanneau, they’re optimized for performance and reliability. Sun Fast currently has 2 models.

Sun Fast 3300 – Length overall 10.11 meters

Sun Fast 3600 – Length overall: 11.25 meters

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490

Sun Odyssey is the most recognizeable and most popular model line of Jeanneau, closely trailing Beneteau’s Oceanis. Sun Odyssey currently has 6 models.

Sun Odyssey 319 – Length overall: 9.8 meters

Sun Odyssey 349 – Length overall: 10.34 meters

Sun Odyssey 389 – Length overall: 11.75 meters

Sun Odyssey 410 – Length overall 12.35 meters

Sun Odyssey 440 – Length overall: 13 meters

Sun Odyssey 490 – Length overall 14.42 meters

Jeanneau Yacht

Jeanneau 64
Jeanneau 64

Jeanneau Yacht line represent flagships of the entire Jeanneau Yacht, they’re built without any compromise and priced accordingly.

Jeanneau Yacht 51 – Length overall 15.38 meters

Jeanneau Yacht 54 – Length overall 16.16 meters

Jeanneau Yacht 64 – Length overall 20.1 meters

VIDEO: Jeanneau 64

Jeanneau 64

Bavaria

Bavaria Yachts is not only Germany’s biggest but also one the world’s most popular sailing yacht manufacturer. It was founded window manufacturer Winfried Herrman and yacht charter broker Josef Meltl in 1978. Today Bavaria represents Germany’s take on recreational sailing yacht industry with fine German engineering.

Bavaria product line:

Bavaria C

C line represent high-end product line of Bavaria, they’re the flagships and some of the finest recreational sailboats around the world. It currently has 3 models.

C45 – Length overall: 14,43 meters

C50 – Length overall: 15.89 meters

C57 – Length overall: 16.73 meters

Bavaria Cruiser

Bavaria Cruiser 51

Cruiser is the most popular product line of Bavaria, they’re usually family oriented yachts with an elegant and sturdy build.

Cruiser 34 – Length overall: 9,99 meters

Cruser 37 – Length overall: 11,30 meters

Cruiser 41 – Length overall: 12,35 meters

Cruiser 41S – Length overall: 12,35 meters

Cruiser 46 – Length overall: 14,27 meters

Cruiser 46 Style – Length overall: 14,27 meters

Cruiser 51 – Length overall: 15,59 meters

Cruiser 51 Style – Length overall: 15,59 meters

Bavaria Vision

Vision 42 – Length overall: 12,80 meters

Vision 46 – Length overall: 13,99 meters

Bavaria Easy

Bavaria Easy 9.7

Easy 9.7 – Length overall: 9,99 meters

VIDEO: Bavaria C57

Bavaria C57

Dufour

Dufour is one of the leading recreational sailboat brands of France. Founded 1964 by naval engineer and architect Michel Dufour. Despite remaining as a separate brand, Dufour was acquired by the leading Catamaran manufacturer Fountaine Pajot.

Dufour product line:

Dufour 63
Dufour 63

Dufour 310 – Length overall: 9.67 meters

Dufour 360 – Length overall: 10.73 meters

Dufour 382 – Length overall: 11.25 meters

Dufour 390 – Length overall: 11.94 meters

Dufour 412 – Length overall: 12.70 meters

Dufour 430 – Length overall: 13.24 meters

Dufour 460 – Length overall: 14.15 meters

Dufour 520 – Length overall: 15.20 meters

Dufour 530 – Length overall: 16.35 meters

Dufour 56 – Length overall: 17.15 meters

Dufour 63 – Length overall: 19.20 meters

VIDEO: Dufour 63

Dufour 63

Hanse

Hanse is a sailing yacht maker based in Baltic city of Greifswald. It is owned by HanseYachts that also has five additional brands including monohull sailboat brands Dehler, Moody, a catamaran brand named and motor yacht brands named Fjord and Sealine. Hanse is second largest sailing yacht builder globally in terms of production.

Hanse product line:

Hanse 675
Hanse 675

Hanse 315 – Length overall: 9.62 meters

Hanse 348 – Length overall: 10.40 meters

Hanse 388 – Length overall: 11.40 meters

Hanse 418 – Length overall: 12.40 meters

Hanse 458 – Length overall: 14.04 meters

Hanse 508 – Length overall: 15.55 meters

Hanse 548 – Length overall: 16.22 meters

Hanse 588 – Length overall: 17.20 meters

Hanse 675 – Length overall: 21.10 meters

VIDEO: Hanse 675

Hanse 675

Elan

Elan is a Slovenian yacht builder based in Begunje na Gorenjskem. It originates from WW2-era Slovene Partisan workshop. By then the company produced canoes and kayaks over time it expanded to produce FRP boats and eventually; yachts.

Elan product line:

Elan E

Elan E5
Elan E5

Elan E3 – Length overall – 9.25 meters

Elan E4 – Length overall – 10.60 meters

Elan E5 – Length overall – 11.96 meters

Elan Impression

Elan Impression 50.1
Elan Impression 50.1

Elan Impression 40.1 – Length overall – 11.99 meters

Elan Impression 45.1 – Length overall – 13.85 meters

Elan Impression 50.1 – Length overall – 15.27 meters

Elan GT

Elan GT5
Elan GT5

Elan GT5 – Length overall – 13,20 meters

VIDEO: Elan GT5

Elan GT5

Fountaine Pajot

Fountaine Pajot is world renowned French catamaran manufacturer headquartered in Aigrefeuille d’Aunis. It is one of the leading multihull manufacturer of the world. It acquired Sailboat manufacturer Dufour in 2018.

Fountane Pajot product line:

Fountaine Pajot Sailing Catamarans

Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67

Lucia 40 – Length overall: 11.73 meters

Astréa 42 – Length overall: 12.58 meters

Elba 45 – Length overall: 13.45 meters

Saona 47 – Length overall: 13.94 meters

Saba 50 – Length overall: 14.98 meters

New 59 – Length overall: 18.21 meters

Alegria 67 – Length overall: 19.49 meters

Fountaine Pajot Power Catamarans

Fountane Pajot Power 67

Motor Yacht 37 – Length overall: 11 meters

Motor Yacht MY 40 – Length overall: 12.2 meters

Motor Yacht MY 44 – Length overall: 13.4 meters

Power 67 – Length overall: 19.69 meters

VIDEO: Alegria 67

Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67

Lagoon

Lagoon is a French catamaran builder based on Bordeux. It was formerly a sub-brand of monohull sailboat builder Jeanneau. When Jeanneau was acquired by Beneteau, Lagoon also became part of the Beneteau group. Lagoon is the world’s largest catamaran builder. Lagoon designers consistently take feedback from the customers to improve the design, and as a result, it kept a competitive edge over others.

Lagoon product line includes:

Lagoon SEVENTY 7
Lagoon SEVENTY 7

Lagoon 40 – Length overall: 11.74 meters

Lagoon 42 – Length overall: 12.80 meters

Lagoon 450 S – Length overall: 13,96 meters

Lagoon 450 F – Length overall: 13,96 meters

Lagoon 46 – Length overall: 13,99 meters

Lagoon 50 – Length overall: 14.75 meters

Lagoon 52 S – Length overall: 15.84 meters

Lagoon 52 F – Length overall: 15.84 meters

Lagoon 560 – Length overall: 17.07 meters

Lagoon 620 – Length overall: 18.90 meters

Lagoon SIXTY 5 – Length overall: 20,55 meters

Lagoon SEVENTY 7 – Length overall: 23.84 meters

VIDEO: Lagoon SEVENTY 7

Lagoon Seventy 7

Catana

Catana was founded in 1984 as a shipyard in Cogolin, catamarans built here was well made and innovative compared to others at the time, as a result, Catana’s reputation started spreading quickly. Throughout its history, Catana was always known as the pioneer of the modern Catamarans.

Catana product line:

Catana 70
Catana 70

Catana 47 – Length overall: 14,03 meters

Catana 53 – Length overall: 16,15 meters

Catana 62 – Length overall: 18,68 meters

Catana 70 – Length overall: 20,86 meters

VIDEO: Catana 70

Catana C70

Leopard

Leopard is a South African catamaran builder founded in 2000 by world famous yacht builders Robertson and Caine.

Leopard product line:

Leopard Sailing Catamarans

Leopard 58 Sailing Catamaran
Leopard 58 Sailing Catamaran

Leopard 40 – Length overall: 11.99 meters

Leopard 45 – Length overall: 13.72 meters

Leopard 50 – Length overall: 15.4 meters

Leopard 58 – Length overall: 17.56 meters

Leopard Power Catamarans

Leopard 51 Powercat
Leopard 51 Powercat

Leopard 43 Powercat – Length overall: 13 meters

Leopard 51 Powercat – Length overall: 15.64 meters

Leopard 53 Powercat – Length overall: 16.17 meters

VIDEO: Leopard 58

Leopard 58

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