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Who likes the idea of leaving the TP52s behind in a boat that costs half the price and also makes a fantastic family-friendly cruiser? Marsaudon Composites’ Ocean Rider Catamarans (ORC) can do all that and more, and their new ORC57 promises to be both the fastest and most comfortable model yet.

Marsaudon Composites are based in Lorient, in the former WW2 submarine base now known as “La Base”. The factory is quite literally a stone’s throw away from many of the fastest boats in the world, some of which were built by Marsaudon Composites themselves.

The influence of La Base and this racing heritage is clear to see in every Ocean Rider Catamaran, whose motto of “simplify, then add lightness” was taken from Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman but for Marsaudon Composites means creating a boat that is extremely fast and extremely comfortable but not necessarily luxurious. Read on.