Designed by the french yacht designer Christophe Barreau (who also created all the Catana range), the Absolu 50 is a cruising catamaran that we can classify in the category "Gran Turismo".
Not yet well known on the market, they have been however appreciated by all the multihull specialists who tried them for the sailing magazines (seatrial reports published available on request).
To understand the general concept of an Absolu, imagine the seaworthy and the internal volume of a Catana, combined with the simplity and the perforances of an Outremer... You will get an Absolu !
Strongly and nicely built by Catalantech shipyard in Lorient (which also build the hulls of the Catana 522) in sandwich with vacuum process, Christophe Barreau has designed narrow waterline asymetric hulls going more width from the waterline to the deck and important freeboard protecting the saloon floor from the waves.
Thanks to these specifications and her two daggerboards, the Absolu offers :
-Safety thanks to the volume at the hull bow
-An amazing internal volume.
The simplicity of the accomodations, combined with a great accessibility of all the tehnical parts, do not make her a luxurious boat, but an easy to live and to maintain one. Not being the "slave" of the boat, the owner and his crew will get the possibility to enjoy the life. This simplicity make also her a very good catamaran for chartering.
The Absolu 50 we speak about is the nr 2, built in 2006. According to her owner wishes, she has been specially prepared and equipped to improve the basic performances of the model, offering a wing rotating mast, a removable forestay for a staysail (rare on a cruising multihull), a standing rigging mixed rod / fiber, a bowsprit, a triradial spectra sailset. Bimini from 2010
Recently built, very lightly used and in an immaculate condition, she offers 4 double bed and one bunk bed cabins (and two heads) around a large and luminous saloon. Her aft locks are large enough to be used as workrooms.
Also listed by AYC International Yachtbrokers, the nr 1, charter version with 6 cabins and a standard rigging.
Fast and safe - Available right now with her full equipement - Price recently decreased