High performance catamaran

A high-performance catamaran with unique capabilities

The entire Avel Marine team is convinced: Avel Vaez is not a classic catamaran, suitable for just anyone. It’s a high-performance catamaran that will enable passionate sailors to go fast, and go far! When you choose this catamaran for your next cruise, you’ll be sure to get the most out of your sailing and your destinations.

An orc57, high-performance catamaran

Avel Vaez is the youngest ORC57 to leave the ORC Catamarans shipyard: launched in Lorient on January 16, 2024 and delivered a few weeks later, on February 29, she is the third ORC57 catamaran model to have had the chance to meet the sea.

As her name means “Offshore Wind” in Breton language, it was written that Avel Vaez would sail under the French flag. Registered to the RIF (Registre International Français) as a professional passenger ship, the high-performance catamaran now embarks all fast-sailing enthusiasts in search of tenfold sensations.

Designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design, the vessel’s hull is made of vinylester composite, fiberglass and infused foam. The main bulkheads are made of carbon fiber, providing lightness and strength.

When it comes to sailing, two retractable daggerboards help make Avel Vaez a catamaran of outstanding performance: whether racing or cruising, the boat sails quickly and easily at all points of sail. It also gives its crew access to shallow – and therefore well-protected – anchorages.

All of these elements ensure that our passengers embark, every time, on an unparalleled experience they won’t soon forget!

Datasheet orc57

Hull Length17.56 m (57.57 ft)
Length overhaul18.40 m (60.33 ft)
Beam9.05 m (29.67 ft)
Light weight13.0 metric tons
Maximum weight14.9 metric tons
Draft1.65 m (5.41 ft) / 3.30 m (10.82 ft)
Bridge deck height above waterline1.07 m (5.57 ft)
Air draft25.80 m (84.59 ft)
Mast length22.85 m (74.82 ft)
Main sail area107 sqm (1150 sqft)
Gennaker (large)200 sqm (2153 sqft)
Gennaker (small)150 sqm (1615 sqft)
Genoa (J1)84 sqm (903 sqft)
Stay sail (J2)56 sqm (603 sqft)
Storm sail (J3)29 sqm (312 sqft)
Engine2x 42 KW (2x 57 HP)
Fuel tank2x 200 L (2x 56 usgal)
Water tank2x 200 L (2x 56 usgal)

A fast high-performance catamaran

With its simple but highly efficient rig and sail plan, the Avel Vaez catamaran boasts impressive sailing capabilities. Even in light winds! Thanks in particular to its fixed carbon mast and composite rigging, Avel Vaez is a catamaran that performs thanks to its lightness. Its speed often exceeds that of the wind!

For ease and comfort on board, the boat’s three main winches are electric. Sail handling is fast and safe, without requiring too much physical strength or effort from the crew. Of course, it’s always possible to grind, if you prefer the exercise!

Many people ask us about the ORC57’s performance and stability compared with competing catamarans. After studying the capabilities of sailing catamarans currently on the market, we can say with certainty that the ORC57 is the best-performing catamaran.

Performance, including in outfittings

As well as being a high-performance catamaran, Avel Vaez is also an extremely comfortable vessel. Thanks to its modern, high-quality fittings, all passengers can enjoy a pleasant stay on board, all year round.

The yacht’s deck is clear, making it easy for crew to move around when sailing, in port or at anchor. The common areas are protected from the sun and sea spray. The cockpit table, which can seat up to 10 people, is particularly convivial.

The boat’s interior layout is equally comfortable. Common areas include a very large saloon, seating 8, and a fully equipped galley for life on board.

Passengers are divided into four large double cabins, which can be converted into two individual berths. Each hull has a shower cabin and a separate wash bassin and toilet.

Some videos to get a better feel

What better way to get a better feel for Avel Vaez’s capabilities, and to project yourself aboard the boat, than by watching a few videos? We’ve put together a number of short films to help you discover the catamaran’s efficiency…

A large sail plan

Would you like to learn more about the technical specifications and performance of the ORC57 Avel Vaez? We’ve put two documents at your disposal: the sail plan of our catamaran, and its Velocity Prediction Program (VPP).

On-board safety

Finally, you can be sure that safety aboard Avel Vaez will remain our top priority at all times. As a professional passenger vessel operating under the French flag, our catamaran is safe, and our professional crew perfectly qualified to look after passengers.

Various equipment, on-board safety equipment, medical supplies… We have summarized all the elements relating to safety on a dedicated page.

Additional equipment

As far as energy is concerned, electricity is supplied by solar panels, and drinking water is produced on board by an osmosis unit.

Finally, Avel Vaez is equipped with a large dinghy, ideal for disembarking or exploring the surrounding area at anchor. This dinghy can be used to take a group of divers to nearby reefs.

On-board communication

Before embarking on a catamaran, it’s normal to ask yourself a few questions! You often ask us how you can keep in touch with land on board. We’ve devoted a special page to your questions about communication.

Would you like to know more about the sailing possibilities on board?