Alu Marine introduces the Sailing Catamaran HAVANA 72

Sailing Catamaran HAVANA 72 yacht is the first model of the Havana series ...

Alu Marine introduces the Sailing Catamaran HAVANA 72

June 25, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sailing Catamaran HAVANA 72 yacht is the first model of the Havana series built by Alu Marine, with the interior and exterior design by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design.

ALU MARINE shipyard has specialized in the construction of aluminum boats for more than 20 years with a long experience of large luxury yachts. Yacht Douce France, the biggest sailing catamaran in the world, at 138 feet is the symbolic icon of the shipyard. It already featured at the time some very advanced styles of accommodation and modern and timeless hull lines.

Reputed also for the construction of industrial units, ALU MARINE build each Havana model to high professional standards and therefore guarantee every unit is produced to the highest quality of construction.

The ALU MARINE experience and know-how combined with the passion of their staff for sailing, ensures the company maintains close contact with their customers and responds to their expectations in the best possible way.

BERRET RACOUPEAU YACHTS DESIGN have been drawing up plans and designing innovative boats with fines lines and excellent sea-keeping qualities for 30 years. Their design and layout development skills for large luxury catamarans have been well proven. With many achievements and an excellent reputation, the company is now one of the leading French design offices. These combined skills have resulted in the creation of the Havana.

BERRET RACOUPEAU YACHT DESIGN design the interior and exterior and ALU MARINE, build
the boats. The Havanas are sailing catamarans made for long distance cruising in comfort, luxury and at speed. The yacht Havana 72 sailing catamaran is the first model of the series.

The New Alu Marine Havana 72 Sailing Catamaran - Image courtesy of ALU MARINE

The advantages of an aluminum catamaran …


The Sailing Yacht Havana 72 is extremely stable, strong and seaworthy. The hull, deck and structural bulkheads are purpose-built in aluminum for its superior strength and unrivalled longevity.


The aluminum construction also has the advantage of allowing a greater flexibility for customization. The interior layout can be personalized to the customer’s needs and requirements. The sailing catamaran Havana 72 yacht is available in 3 versions. Each owner will find the configuration best adapted for his navigation schedule.


Designed for coastal and blue water cruising, the sailing catamaran Havana 72 features a shallow draft to reach the most inaccessible places and moor in remote and peaceful anchorages. It is also a “long distance runner” with a range suited to ocean crossing, perfect to sail around the world. With the excellent quality of construction and a very solid hull, the Havana 72 catamaran gives total confidence and peace of mind while cruising on the high seas.

Sailing Catamaran Havana 72 designed by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design - Image courtesy of Alu Marine

Outdoor advantages…


The fine hull lines of the sailing catamaran yacht Havana 72 reduce the wetted surface and provide a smooth glide through the water. With an upwind sail area close to 300 m2, this catamaran guarantees a good performance and a great feeling. The flybridge seats, the large steering wheel and the location of the navigation instruments ensure the helmsman’s comfort. Visibility from the helm station is excellent. The centralized controls lines are brought back to 4 winches and particularly easy to use.

Comfort and conviviality

The hull and deck lines are modern, clean and in keeping with the interior design. The quality of the furniture and exterior lighting provide a warm and elegant ambience. The living space is vast with two seating areas, in the cockpit and on the flybridge. The wide side decks and flush hatches make it easy and safe to move around the deck. Spacious, the flybridge is also a friendly and comfortable living space with large sunbeds and a coffee table – the perfect place to relax with family and friends. A raising platform can be fitted aft between the transoms for bathing and for stowing the tender.

The new ALu Marine built Havana 72 interior design - Image Courtesy of Alu Marine

Comfortable accommodation…

Light and modularity of spaces

The saloon of the Havana 72 Catamaran, which can be adapted to the owner’s choice, is very light and opens widely onto the outside. The telescopic tables allow this spacious and friendly dining area to be converted into a comfortable lounge with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The size of the portholes has been optimized to offer excellent natural light and fantastic views over the ocean wherever you are in the boat. The galley is extremely functional and well located in the port side hull with easy access
from the saloon. The cabins are spacious and impressive with luxurious and versatile accommodation. In the aft portside cabin, the double bed is easily convertible into twin beds.


Created by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design interior designers, the interior has been carefully designed with elegant lines and refined materials. The rich woodwork, indirect lighting and comfortable sofas create a serene and calm atmosphere, perfect for a blissful relaxation.

LOA 22.45 m / 73’65”
Hull length 21.30 m / 69’88”
LWL 19.85 m / 65’12”
Max beam 11.37 m / 37’30’’
Draft 1.65 m / 5’41’’
Light displacement 39.70 t / 87 538 lbs
Engine 2x 230 CV / 2x 230 HP
Water capacity 2 000 l / 454 US Gal
Fuel capacity 3 900 l / 885 US Gal
Mast height over water 33.27 m / 109’15”
Main sail 169.50 m2 / 1 826 sq.ft
Genoa 122.00 m2 / 1 314 sq.ft
Upwind SA 291.50 m2 / 3 140 sq.ft

Alu Marine invites your to discover in preview the Havana 72 sailing catamaran at the Cannes Boat Show 2010 from September 8th to 13th 2010 and at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 22nd to 25th 2010

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