Ocean Pearl is a legendary 110ft / 33m maxi-catamaran, formerly known as Club Med, that was launched in 2000 by the Multiplast Yard in Vannes, France, those people behind the Magic Cat yacht and quite a few other speed machines.
At the time, she was the largest catamaran ever constructed in France. That accolade has now passed to the Hemisphere catamaran, you know the superyacht, but if we are talking about Speed over Ground, I think we all know which boat would come out on top.
The objective? The Race, the first ever non-stop, no-rules, round the world race with a $2m prize. It started on December 31 2000 in Barcelona and was won by NZ skipper Grant Dalton for NZ and his team in 62 days, 6hrs, 56m and 33s. She’s a fully paid up member of our Classic Catamaran club. And some. …
As well as the Race, in 2000, 2001 and 2002, she broke the world speed record for crossing the Atlantic from east to west – the first two under the name Club Med and the latter as Maiden II. It was this boat and other maxi cats like her that inspired Peter Johnstone to develop the Gunboat 62 – the first of a series of iconic performance multihull designs.
She’s currently for sale, see OceanPearl.co for details.
Ocean Pearl is completely made from carbon fibre. Developed by the team of designers of naval architect Giller Ollier, this cat can reach a mid 20s knot cruising speed. She has six cabins and can accommodate twelve, six crew members and six guests.
She’s for sale for just under $2.5m through Bernard Gallay @bgyb.bernardgallay if you fancy the fastest yacht in the bay! She’s had a complete refit with light and comfortable accommodation all carried out by the maxi yacht marina managed by Varador 2000 in the port of Mataró near 🇪🇦 Barcelona.
Why this cat is automatic… It’s systematic… It’s hydromatic…. Why it’s greased lightnin’!