Outremer 49: Cruising World Sailboat Show 2012
The Outremer 49 is aesthetically pleasing and exhilarating to sail. "Boat Review" from our January 2012 issue.
Outremer has been building multihulls for 27 years, making it a pioneer in the field. The company is a dedicated bluewater specialist with a straightforward motto: “Seaworthy, Fast, Simple.” At the expense of interior volume, the 49 carries a rounded trunk cabin smaller than similarly sized cats for enhanced structural integrity. The hard foredeck has been cut back almost to the cabin to eliminate flat surfaces exposed to boarding seas. The slender hulls are exceptionally fast.
Nevertheless, the 49 is aesthetically very pleasing to the eye, functional yet elegant below, and one exhilarating boat to sail. Fine entries, light weight, and twin dagger boards combine with a massive sail plan to drive the vessel at blistering speeds on or off the wind. A special feature is the twin tillers aft that will allow the true sailing enthusiast to “feel” the boat directly, not through the main helm’s hydraulic steering system. The cockpit areas and decks are spacious. Special attention has been paid to important safety features, including forward crash boxes and watertight bulkheads.
The cherry interior is nothing short of lustrous. The galley is equipped to handle a large and hungry crew. Consistent with Outremer’s core philosophy is a full-size, thoroughly equipped navigation station.
LOA 49’ 2”
LWL 49’ 2”
Beam 24’ 5”
Draft 2’ 9”/7’ 7”
Sail Area 1,336 sq. ft.
Displacement 20,944 lb.
Water 116 gal.
Fuel 80 gal.
Engine 49-hp. Yanmar