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Welcome aboard the Outremer 4X, new for 2016. This is a performance version of the Outremer 45 which has sold nearly 30 units and has been developed in collaboration with Loïck Peyron, the boat’s sponsor. The 4X is lengthened, lightened and boosted with a larger sail area for true performance fans.
outremer 4xAccess to the cockpit is very easy from the transom platform. The boat’s length is increased here with 85cm platforms, which provide a large usable surface and easy access to the water. There is storage space on the sides and there are just two steps to get up to the cockpit.
The boat has well designed ergonomics, with an asymmetrical cockpit, access to the transom platform to starboard and just two steps to get to the helm. You can leave the cockpit table in place to allow children to play or eat. They won’t hinder maneuvers in the least. There is a winch here and a second there, even though all the control lines and halyards are accessible at the helm.

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On a catamaran it is very important to have good visibility of all four corners of the boat. With the helm station located here, you are well protected behind the roof bulkhead and you have a perfect viewing angle of the four corners, which greatly facilitates maneuvering in port.
The bimini is in part a rigid hardtop, which allows easy access to the sail. The boom is at an accessible height so closing the bag is easy. Its possible to increases the width of the bimini with the removable side panels that are attached with retractable carbon fiber fittings. So, it’s possible to combine good full coverage cockpit protection with good ergonomics, ease of operation and good visibility. One can get around very easily by removing the fittings.

OUTREMER 4XAs with the entire Outremer line, there are optional tillers with a mechanical transmission. You generally see the wheeled helm on the roof bulkhead, but from here, you have a really extraordinary feeling. This is one of the rare cruising catamarans that offers tiller helm sensations not far from those of a sport catamaran. Even at 15 or 20 knots, you can control the boat with the tiller perfectly. With the tiller you really get a great feeling!
We have two winches outremer 4xwhich can perform almost all maneuvers, including the mainsail sheet and Genoa halyard because the 4X has a Genoa instead of the self-tacking jib for more power. You have the reefing lines, the topping lift and the mast controls for the rotating carbon fiber mast. There are two additional commands to control mast rotation. There are Kevlar stays and textile lashing that really help to save the maximum in weight. This was our idea with this boat, to constantly search for weight savings all around. This includes options such as a carbon mast and lithium batteries, which are actually standard on this boat. But we were also looking to optimize the structure of the boat with carbon bulkheads, reinforcements on chain plates and numerous carbon reinforcements… The carbon fiber seats of course. Even the dagger boards… Because, like all Outremer boats the 4X has dagger boards that provide outstanding upwind performance, more speed downwind and access to less frequented anchorages with less than 90 cm of draft.
OUTREMER 4XForward, we have a structural beam, a structural compression beam, in carbon fiber as well, for rigging a stay-sail. As the Genoa is standard, in strong winds it may be preferable to navigate with a self-tacking jib on a self-tacking rail. And so, at the same time, the boat has very good performance and exceptional ease of operation.
For the tanks, all the weight is close to the boat’s center of gravity. The diesel and water tanks are here. We have 336 liters of water and 440 liters of diesel, which guarantees good cruising autonomy because cruising on one engine at 6 knots, the average fuel economy is barely three liters per 100km. So you will have more than 150 hours of motor cruising autonomy.
The life raft is also placed very close to the center of gravity for better outremer 4xseakeeping. For anchorage, the anchor and windlass are situated amidships. Getting around on the trampoline is very easy and everything is on the same level. At the end of the bowsprit it’s possible to set up a code zero, gennaker, code D or an asymmetric spinnaker… all are maneuverable from the trampoline.
At the front of each hull is a large sail locker that is equipped with an access ladder and is able to store all your equipment including paddles, bikes, and of course all of the sails. The locker volume is truly exceptional.
outremer 4xThis winch handles the halyards for the gennaker and spinnaker, which return to the foot of the mast, so it is at just the right height for maneuvers. Which makes maneuvering really easy. There is a small step to access the roof, and as I said before, access to the bag is easy and safe.
The windlass control is located here. There are controls here on the deck, at the helm station and even a wireless remote control, so its easy to do alone. Carbon handrails guarantee you safety without adding extra weight. The side decks are very wide; getting around on deck is very easy. To starboard you have a winch that can handle the Genoa halyard or the main sheet, which is a double German sheet, and capable of being maneuvered on both sides if there is a crew.
The starboard helm is symmetrical with the port side and has the instrumentation just at eye level, installed at an angle that allows for better visibility. Getting down into the cockpit is simple with just two steps here. The cockpit is fully open to the saloon and they are both on the same level. This is one of the great advantages of this boat. Both standing or sitting, in the cockpit or saloon you have 360 degrees of vision.
While preparing meals in the galley, you remain in contact with the outremer 4xcockpit. The galley is also two steps from the table, so the boat really has a friendly atmosphere and is very nice for an entire family.
The table easily seats six people. Some owners choose the option of a telescoping table and cushions that transform the table into a berth for the night, to welcome friends, or possibly also to use as a watch berth. Saloon seating is L shaped. The chart table is oriented forward so as to have good visibility. It is equipped with a rotating-bar seat, which can also be used at the table, which is a very practical feature. The buttons on the electrical panel are of course protected by a panel. At the chart table you can install all the electronics needed. On this boat the owner chose to leave this space free for a large computer screen. There is space for a music system. The saloon is also equipped with fans. There is good ventilation through large portholes. They provide excellent ventilation with the cockpit opening . A small porthole opens above the hob. The cook-top has two or three burners and a lot of storage space. There is convenient storage here with removable plastic drawers. They are really convenient when shopping. The ergonomics of the boat are really well thought out and owners are generally quite pleased.
outremer 4xThe starboard hull rear cabin, which is the owner’s hull, is large, airy and well ventilated with a porthole opening aft, a deck hatch and a large side porthole with a panoramic view of the sea. To organize closet storage, textile separators were installed for weight savings, otherwise the carpentry and woodwork are the same as the rest of the Outremer line.
The bathroom is really spacious, with a beautiful volume. It is also well ventilated with opening portholes and the same large side panel with a beautiful view of the sea. There is a large shower all the way forward.
On the port side, the aft cabin is symmetrical with the starboard cabin, also with lots of openings and light. There is storage space on the sides, in the wardrobe and under the bed. There are even a lot of usable storage spaces under the floor. In the forward cabin, the berth is a little narrower but still very comfortable for two people. It also has a small window on the inside of the hull, which allows for good passive ventilation. It is also excellent because this porthole is under the trampoline and when you are anchored against the wind, one can easily create a draft through the hull with the opening in the rear cabin. outremer 4xThis setup provides very good ventilation. The port side passageway bathroom combines a shower, a toilet and a large sink. This is also where we find the escape hatch. It is still a beautiful volume with a very spacious shower.
With over thirty years of experience, Outremer has managed to make a boat that combines the highest levels of performance and extraordinary quality of life on-board. You’re going to love it!

For more details about the Outremer 4X (specifications, size, prices, etc) click here or contact us directly by email at: chooseyourboat@gmail.com.

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  1. Thanks-a-mundo for the blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.


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