June 25, 2010


Alumarine and Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design joined forces to create the Havana 72, a beautiful and luxurious ocean sailing catamaran.

A successful partnership

ALU MARINE shipyard has specialized in the construction of aluminum boats for more than 20 years with a long experience of large luxury yachts. 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 model to high professional standards and therefore guarantee every unit is produced to the highest quality of construction.
The ALU MARINE experience and know-ho
w 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.
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 Havana 72 is the first model of the series.

The advantages of an aluminum catamaran …
The 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 Havana 72 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 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 gives total confidence and peace of mind while cruising on the high seas.

Outdoor advantages…

The fine hull lines of the 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.

Comfortable accommodation…

Light and modularity of spaces
The saloon, 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.

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