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Out of the box

Boasting an innovative layout and myriad options, the Excess 14 offers a distinctive look and feel in its class.

24 February 2022

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The Excess 14 is the result of a dedicated design work and an industrial execution, unique to the brand. With its sleek lines, the Excess 14 is a cruising yacht that is fun and playful, designed around a layout never seen before on the market, both in the owner and charter versions.

This catamaran is the outcome of innovative architecture, of unbiased research work seeking out of the box solutions.

Instantly recognisable design

Take a low boom, reduced windage thanks to lower freeboard, taut lines and redesigned hull windows, and you get a catamaran with a distinctive look. Add an aft-set coachroof, a forward stepped mast, a composite bowsprit (as standard) as well as inverted and inclined bows for more fun. Finish off with an exposed forefoot, and you have a dynamic catamaran that’s ready for adventure.

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For more sensations at the helm, you know our preference: helm stations right at the stern, in direct contact with the rudders and a good view of the sails, as inspired by monohulls.

What you may not know is that visibility is optimal on board the Excess 14, through windows not tinted – this is an Excess exclusive on the market.

This model features an optimised fins design, and the rudder blades have been extended. A direct steering system has been chosen, with textile lines for a better helm feel (because yes, it is important!)

Fundamental, unbiased research

Thanks to a collaboration with VPLP design, the lines of the Excess 14 have benefited from an understanding of ocean racing. Enriched by their expertise and cutting-edge software, this model is designed with a forward-set rig, a square-top mainsail, and a large overlapping genoa (as standard) to optimise the sail area to displacement ratio.

As it was impossible to leave it at that, bridgedeck clearance was increased for better passage through the water, and the hulls designed asymmetrically to reduce interference drag.

Continuing in this innovative approach, there is also a lower center of gravity, an optimised structure (foam sandwich, carbon reinforcements, etc.) and a new longitudinal volume distribution.

The Excess 14 is a cruising catamaran that also offers comfort and modularity of its living spaces. The goal was to maintain volume and good headroom. All this in a warm and bright as ever interior design.

In the hulls, you’ll find wide, very comfortable beds, and bathrooms featuring a separate shower. For setting off on your adventure, large and subdivided storage spaces have been created.

And because there’s no compromise between sailing and living spaces, the retractable chart table is really ingenious.

The Excess 14 is available in several layout versions. In the innovative three-cabin version, the main characteristics include a central bathroom, large private dressing area, and the option of extra bunks.

In the four-cabin version, the layout includes four heads and four separate showers, along with an optional skipper cabin in each hull and a skylounge option; lounging space on the coachroof with no compromise to the look or cruising sensation.

The walk-in dressing room allows you to store both sailing gear and casual clothes. With additional twin berths, the whole family can enjoy the suite.

 

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