Grand Pavois organisation, Pierrick Garenne


Catana Catamarans, new boatship partner of the Rallye des Iles du Soleil.

It is a real honour to have Catana Catamarans as a partner of the 2023 Rallye des Iles du Soleil. Created in 1984 in Cogolin (Var, France), the Catana shipyard will quickly establish itself in the world of long-distance cruising and become one of the leading and leading brands of long-distance catamarans. Quality of manufacture, hull designs and deck plans, comfort and performance, the Catana will travel the globe and win many titles and awards in France and abroad.

Two models proposed : the Catana 53 and the Ocean Class.

The culmination of two years of research by our naval architects and design teams, the new CATANA OCEAN CLASS set standards for luxury and exception in Blue Water Cruising. She is as light as she is strong, thanks to the mastery of “CARBON INFUSION” technology, now used on all Catana boats. Her new hulls and daggerboards have been the subject of hydrodynamic studies and really puts into context the pleasure of sailing at wind-speed, in absolute comfort and total safety.

Boris Compagnon (Catana Group) : « We are very pleased to partner with the 2023 Rallye des Iles du Soleil. This type of supervised and secure transatlantic corresponds to the expectations of the owners of Catana who dream of sailing and often crossing the Atlantic. Owning a Catana has a meaning and a real purpose: to sail beyond the horizon and discover new shores, all in absolute comfort and at the speed of the wind. No doubt: our owners will appreciate the Rallye des Iles du Soleil, its conviviality and organisation».

Alain Pochon (Grand Pavois Organisation) : « Having Catana Catamarans with us is a satisfaction for the 2023 Rallye des Iles du Soleil! Known for their comfort and performance, the Catana boats have the perfect profile to compete in this transatlantic race, crossing more than 3,000 miles in the Atlantic. We can say that with the arrival of this new partner alongside Amel Yachts, Dufour Yachts and Fountaine-Pajot, the 2023 Rallye des Iles du Soleil proves its proximity to the professional world and meets the expectations of construction sites to see and accompany their boat owners».

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An Atlantic crossing is a unique experience, often stemming from a childhood dream. Recalling ocean races and memories of surpassing yourself really enthrals you. Being at one with your boat, feeling the wind fill the sails, experiencing unique moments and discovering freedom. Be independent, go beyond!

You are finally the owner of your CATANA CATAMARANS , and all these desires are starting to resurface. You want now to be part of this voyaging family. Let your dream come true with the Rallye des Iles du Soleil!

Set out and explore the Atlantic Ocean with other dreamers in the safe environment of a fleet. Throughout the adventure you’ll be surrounded by a team of professionals, with technical and practical support at each stopover, satellite tracking of the fleet and daily briefings.

Come and meet us on the CATANA CATAMARANS stand at the International Multihull Show in La Grande Motte to find out more about the rallye.


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