Quicksilver Activ 805 Sundeck: You asked, We deliver!


Quicksilver asked you the questions and then listened carefully to your answers. Now, the dedicated design team at Quicksilver are excited to announce the all new ACTIV 805 Sundeck – the versatile affordable fun boat that you asked for and we delivered!

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This brand new model in the 7-8 meter category not only meets but exceeds the wish list you gave us – and then some!

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Quicksilver have already earned recognition as a gold standard industry leader, and the ACTIV 805 Sundeck is all set to reinforce that enviable reputation for reliability, practicality, performance and safety.

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Topping your wish-list were:

  • space to soak up the sun and easy access
  • comfortable seating for friends and family
  • high performance spec
  • safe and easy to use navigation tools
  • good looks and quality finishes
  • versatility
  • all the fiddly extras

Space to soak up the sun and easy access

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The ACTIV 805 Sundeck boasts one of the largest sundecks in this class. In addition to the forward sundeck area, the cockpit area is also fully transformable and can quickly and easily provide a relaxed and spacious sun-bathing area.

The double swimming platforms and sturdy folding ladder ensure easy access both when boarding from the quay, and when returning from a swim.


Comfortable seating for friends and family

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With an ergonomically designed pilot post and comfortable passenger seating with cockpit cushions for added comfort, the ACTIV 805 can accommodate up to nine people in comfort.

High performance spec activ 805

With a choice of powerful Mercury Verado single engine, or twin engines with up to 400hp, this boat offers outstanding performance and reliability with safe and precise handling capabilities.

Safe and easy to use navigation tools

A speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and trim gauge are fitted as standard, while the electronic pack includes a great easy to use 9″ chart plotter

Good looks and quality finishes

 activ 805The ACTIV 805 Sundeck boasts great looks and high quality, durable, low maintenance finishes throughout, on deck and below. From our innovative galley design to our enviable (and comfortable!) sleeping berth solutions, this boat delivers what you asked for, and then some!

Versatility activ 805

Versatility should be the ACTIV 805 Sundeck’s middle name! Whether you want to sunbathe, swim, waterski or cruise, the fully transformable stern cockpit and bow sundeck offer different configurations to suit your needs. The cockpit can quickly transform from comfortable cockpit seating, to dining area, to relaxed and spacious lounge to fully extended flat sunbathing area.

All the fiddly extras

 activ 805All ACTIV 805 Sundeck’s come with a high level of equipment as standard, including a 12v coolbox, cockpit shower and sink with tap. Optional equipment packs are also available. Provision has been made for a sea toilet, LPG stove, bimini, bow thruster etc – ordering additional extras is easy – you gave us the suggestions, Quicksilver thought through the practicalities, so now it’s easier than ever to get everything you wish for in one easy order!

Should you know more about the Activ 805 Sundeck by Quicksilver (brochure, sea trial, quotation…) click here or send an email to: chooseyourboat@gmail.com 

Feeling 44: a stunning and secure new sailing yacht


Feeling 44

The Feeling 44 is a stunning new yacht that has been designed by Alain Mortain and Alessandro Di Benedetto. As you might expect, it brings together the trademark design features that make Mortain boats so desired.

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Mortain’s technical expertise is obvious, with the Feeling 44 boasting a sleek appearance, together with the safety features that would be expected on any modern yacht that has been produced with the careful input of Di Benedetto. The light centerboard, ensuring a keel weight of just 130kg, means that owners can benefit from impressive performance levels. This is clearly a boat that is all about enjoyment.

feeling 44The concentration on getting every detail right is also reflected below deck. The interior makes use of stunning woodwork and attention has been paid to ensuring quality finishes throughout. Although a number of common features are included as standard, individual styling is very much left to the client.

The default layout makes use of a central saloon, complete with a table and fully equipped galley. Heads are provided on the port side. There is also a chart table, wet locker and separate shower, on the starboard.

A 3 cabin option is perfect for families, while those looking to spend considerable time cruising may prefer to makefeeling 44 use of 2 cabins, converting the additional space to make room for storage, or even to create a workshop compartment. The beauty of the Feeling 44 design is that it appears to offer so much flexibility.

Although the Feeling 44 offers comfort for long distance cruising, it’s impossible to ignore the safety features that have been added under the guidance of Di Benedetto.

Alessandro has experience of examining yacht designs and suggesting practical modifications. Under the careful guidance of Alain Mortain, those modifications have been sympathetically included in the overall design. The end result is truly a thing of beauty.

feeling 44Whether you are looking to enjoy a short cruise, or thinking about spending a longer period at sea, the Feeling 44 is able to provide you with a beautiful maritime experience. This is a vessel that is like no other. It represents the perfect choice for those looking to mix adventure with key elements of comfort and safety.

For further information about the new Feeling 44 (brochure, quote, sea trial,…), please click here or send us an email to chooseyourboat@gmail.com

Leopard 40 Katamaran: Europa-Premiere auf der Multihull Boat Show


Seinen neuen 40-Fuß-Katamaran „Leopard 40“ zeigt Leopard Catamarans jetzt erstmals in Europa bei der Multihull Boat Show in La Grande-Motte (Frankreich). Bei der Messe für Katamarane und Trimarane vom 15. bis 19. April werden die Bootsbauer aus Südafrika als großer Aussteller vertreten sein. Neben den bekannten Segelkatamaranen Leopard 44 und Leopard 48 wird in Südfrankreich der neue Motorkatamaran Leopard 51 PC erstmals über europäisches Meerwasser gleiten.

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Für Segler dürfte der Leopard 40 die aufregendste aller Messeneuigkeiten sein. Der neue 40-Fuß-Katamaran ist erst seit Mitte Februar auf dem Markt. Erstmals vorgestellt hat Leopard Catamarans sein neues Prunkstück jetzt bei der Miami Boat Show. Dort überzeugte sich mancher Besucher vom neuen Raumkonzept und Innendesign, das die Leopard 40 zum neuen Referenzmodell der Marke Leopard Catamarans auf dem europäischen Markt macht.

Außen ähnlich, innen alles neu

Leopard 40Der Leopard 40, wie alle anderen Leopard-Modelle vor ihm, ist ein Produkt des südafrikanischen Bootsbauers Robertson & Caine. Das einzigartige, moderne Design verantworten die erfahrenen Bootsarchitekten Simonis/Voogd. Die Fahrleistungen – Geschwindigkeit, Beweglichkeit und Blauwasser-Performance – ähneln denen der Vorgänger. Das Rumpfvolumen ist deutlich größer als bei den älteren Schiffen, dennoch ähneln sie sich auch von außen. Aber wer die Leopard 40 betritt, der sieht sofort, dass sich dieses Schiff von allen seinen Vorgängern abhebt.

Leopard 40

Die Pantry ist jetzt vorne untergebracht, während das Sofa und der Essbereich sich achtern
neben dem Eingang zum Salon befinden. Vom Salon aus genießen Passagiere und Crew eine Panoramaaussicht dank der großen Glasschiebetüren, die Salon und hinteres Cockpit verbinden. Durch diese ersonnene Anordnung können Gäste leichter kommunizieren, leichter vom Salon aus das Cockpit erreichen (und umgekehrt). Und außerdem verschmelzen nun Innen- und Außenwohnbereiche.

Offener, geräumiger und besser durchlüftet

Leopard 40Die Bordküche hat große, nach vorn gerichtete Fenster und eine Zugangstür in die vordere Plattform des Bootes. Wegen dieser Tür wirkt die Bordküche offener und geräumiger. Außerdem erleichtert auch sie die Fortbewegung in und um die Yacht – und fördert die Durchlüftung des Innenraums.

Wie die anderen Katamarane der Leopard-Linie erhält der neue Leopard 40 eine helle Leopard 40
Farbe für den Innenraum, die das helle, moderne und großzügige Ambiente unterstützt. Die Polster sind in Creme-Farben gehalten und die Schränke und Fußböden aus Alabaster-Eiche gefertigt. Teile des Fußbodens bestehen aus grauem Holz, das einen sanften Kontrast zum Rest der Einrichtung bildet. Dieses neue Innendesign war so beliebt, dass es die Nachfrage nach allen Leopard-Modellen erhöhte.

Technische Daten:
Länge ü.a. 11.99 m
Konstruktionswasserlinie 11.62 m
Breite ü.a. 6.72 m
Tiefgang 1.25 m
Segelfläche 95.9 m²
Motorisierung 2 x 29 PS
Kraftstoff 360 l
Wasser 780 l
Betten 8 + 2 in den Vorpeaks oder 6 + 1 in der Vorpeak
Verschiebung 20,591 lbs / 9340 kg
Nasszellen 2
Duschen 2 + Heckdusche

Chartermöglichkeiten durch The Moorings und Sunsail

Leopard 48Leopard Catamarans ist in La Grande-Motte mit einem internationalen Team aus ganz Europa vertreten. Neben dem Verkauf neuer Leopard-Katamarane werden gebrauchte Modelle angeboten. Zusätzlich präsentieren The Moorings und Sunsail ihre Yachteignerprogramme und weltweiten Chartermöglichkeiten.




Zusammenfassung der ausgestellten Katamarane:Leopard 44
– Leopard 40 (Eigner-Version, 3 Kabinen)
– 44 (als Sunsail 444 Charterversion mit 4 Kabinen)
– 48 (als Moorings 4800 Charterversion mit 4 Kabinen)
– 51 PC (als Moorings 514 PC Charterversion mit 4 Kabinen)

 Weitere Informationen: 

Hier klicken oder senden Sie uns Ihre Anfrage über Leopard Catamarans per E-Mail: chooseyourboat@gmail.com

OUTREMER 45: an ideal catamaran for long cruises


The new Outremer 45 is the latest model in the line, at 45 feet, or 13.7 meters long, weighing 8 tons. The boat is built for extended cruising and longer tours in general either around the Atlantic or around the world, with a small crew, family or single-handed. Welcome aboard, lets have a look around.

The boat is equipped for easy maneuvering. All control lines for the mainsail and the self tacking jib run to the helm, where one can also control the optional gennaker, code 0 or code D furler, all of which have halyards running to the helm. The general idea was to design a boat that could be handled easily by a small crew or single-handed.

Outremer 45

There is a lot of forward hull length so the trampolines are very large. The hulls on the Outremer 45 are narrow so as to enhance hydro dynamic performance, which is also improved with the bow length forward of the mast.

The trampolines are separated by a central beam which houses the anchor. This design makes for simple handling. You can weigh anchor from the helm remotely or directly at the windlass, which is operable from both places.

With the self-tacking jib and the mainsheet run to the helm, there is little maneuvering needed to change tack, the boat almost turns itself. The boat is designed for maximum simplicity.

The life raft is arranged in the port trampoline, because it acts to balance the boats weight and is well out of the way. Speaking of weight balancing, the water and diesel tanks (each 300 liters) are situated forward of the mast. There are two very large, forward, lockers that can store equipment, sails and even the tender. There is plenty of storage space in the hulls on both sides.

For sail handling, the standard setup has a winch on each side of the mast. But on this boat the owner wanted all the lines run to the helm. So we have two winches at the helm and all control lines running back. The standard forward rigging is at a convenient height, in an ergonomic position and is very easy to operate.

If you need to access the roof, there is a small step to reach the rigid Bimini which allows for easy access to the sail. So, all operations are very simple. The reefing lines, halyards and sheets are all run to the helm. So all the maneuvers can be done from the helm. We have the primary and secondary winches, both are electric, and to the right the engine controls, all well laid-out. At Outremer, something we find very important is visibility at the helm. This is a rather crucial point, one must be able to see every corner of the boat from the helm, this makes maneuvering around the port or in tight spots safer and easier.

There is a leaning post at the helm. The owner of this boat requested a dodger for protection from the sun and rain. We have one of the very

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 interesting Outremer design features: the secondary, tiller equipped, helm station. These are very comfortable seats, and once you’ve settled in you get a real feeling for the boat that many thought impossible with Catamarans cruisers. With the instruments and the surroundings clearly in view, being at the tiller is a real pleasure. Once again, the helm is very functional, everything is at hand so as to easily maneuver single-handedly. The cockpit and maneuvering areas are separated by 2 steps.

Take a step down and you are in the cockpit. The cockpit is comfortable and in two parts. Cockpit layout is asymmetrical, with ample space around the table facing a corner bench seat. Access to the transom platform or the starboard helm station is aft. Both helm stations have a good view of the sails, and are designed to be open, to get a good feeling for the wind, and to be able to see what is happening. This is really one of the special and distinctive Outremer catamaran features: the pleasure and feel of the boat at the tiller.

All Outremer boats are equipped with daggerboards, which are essential for good close-hauled, upwind performance, to go a little faster downwind and especially for proper balance. By simply hauling in on the daggerboard line, it is lowered or raised. With the daggerboard up, draft is 85cm, which allows for access to anchorages that are more remote and often uncrowded. With the daggerboards down the draft is 2 meters, which guarantees higher sailing into the wind and greater speed.

On this boat, we added a code zero, which is actually a large and light Genoa, so we see on the deck an additional pulley and winch both used for the code zero.

outremer 45Solar panels are standard on all Outremer boats (with 560 W of power). More and more our boats are equipped with a hydro-generator or a more powerful alternator, which, when coupled with lithium batteries, for example, allow for very good power autonomy. The electric motor can be run 20-30 minutes a day and there is still all the power necessary for life on board.

The tender, as is often the case with Catamarans, is easy to get into the water and maneuver. With a single line, the tender is lowered and launched in no time. The transom platforms are very ergonomic and make access to either the water for a swim, or to the tender, a breeze.

The Outremer 45 has 2 30HP VOLVO engines that reach a top speed of 8.5 knots. If you need greater autonomy the boat can sustain between 6.5 and 6.8 knots on one engine at 2,200 rpms. This is made possible by twin hull hydro-dynamics and the low wetted surface area. It is thus possible to cruise at a good speed without consuming a lot of diesel. In addition, with only one engine running, one of the hulls will be completely silent, so if someone wants to sleep, running a motor is not a problem.

But Outremer catamarans are, above all, made to to sail. On this boat speeds on the order of 80 to 90% of the true wind speed are easily reached. For example, with a 4 to 5 knot wind, the Outremer 45 can reach 3.8-4.5 knots, which enables real sailing even in light wind, and even upwind. In normal winds, and after experimenting with the boat, its easy to reach speeds of 15 to 20 knots. Even at high speed the helm of the Outremer responds with precision, and from the tillers there is always the unique feel of the boat. When the daggerboards are raised, the boat is very forgiving and very easy to maneuver.

The 45 has an innovative cockpit. It is well thought out and harmonizes the indoor and outdoor spaces. Throughout, one is on the same level. outremer 45The cockpit is fully open towards the kitchen, moving inside comes naturally… both spaces fully participate in life onboard. It is important to point out that from anywhere in the cockpit, or the saloon/galley area, either standing or sitting, the angle of view is always good (near 360°). The living space is open to the surroundings and what is happening onboard. Its an aspect of the Outremer that is much appreciated.

On this boat the saloon table can be converted into a berth bylowering onto its telescopic legs. This was also a special request from the client.

The chart table is fairly standard, it is facing forward, there is a good working space and very good visibility. One can remain present to the boat and the surroundings while working on navigation.

There is an L-shaped kitchen, a cooktop with two burners, an oven, freezer and refrigerator on the port side. There is a second refrigerator on this boat in the owners hull. Once again, this is the kind of request that Outremer is happy to satisfy.

There is also storage space under all the benches, and cabinet space just about everywhere. For ventilation, there are two large windows opening forward, two portholes above the kitchen and on the sides of the saloon.

Going down to the starboard hull, the owner’s hull, there is yet another large and highly functional storage cabinet for the kitchen. The removable bins can go shopping with you, and be stowed full. This cabinet can also be used as a wardrobe.

So we have a fairly standard owners hull, with a single cabin and a 1.60 x 2m double berth. The cabin is airy, well ventilated and very bright. There are storage spaces under the berth and at the sides. A sliding door closes the cabin for privacy, the optional fridge is  otherwise this space provides additional storage. There is also a large deep closet.

The daggerboard trunks on the Outremer 45 are inclined and off center. They interfere very little with passage, getting around is quite easy. Forward, there is a very large head, with a separate shower. All spaces are customizable. We like to make custom boats, to collaborate with the owners on a project, and together create a unique vessel. All our boats are custom made, one by one.

The port side, or guest hull has two double berths. This boat is a standard version with three cabins. This lay-out is the most popular, preferred outremer 45by most Outremer owners. There is a central head, and a double berth forward. The ceiling height is more than 1.90 m. The aft berth is 1.60m wide and the forward berth is 1.50m.

Access to the engines is from the outside. The engine hold is accessible through a deck hatch on the transom. The desalination system is installed as well but the control panel is easily accessible from the exterior, through a waterproof hatch.

On the Outremer, electrical autonomy is a priority. One example of this is the redundant battery systems. If there is a failure it is possible to start an engine with the battery on the opposite side. When needed, one can start an engine on whichever battery is in service, the transfer is transparent from one to the other. This kind of system can help avoid difficult situations, if you have a battery or an engine that has a problem.

With well designed and easily accessible maneuvering areas, moving around the boat is safe and secure, wether with a small crew or single handed. In conclusion, the Outremer 45 is a boat that is made for long voyages, and ready to travel far and wide, both simply and reliably.

Thank you for coming on the tour, it’s a good way to discover the boat. But nothing can replace actually sailing the Outremer 45. So don’t hesitate! for more informations about the Outremer 45 (quote, sea trial, brochure…), please click here or send us an email to chooseyourboat@gmail.com.