The Open 46 is the second catamaran in this range, following the successful launch of the Open 40 a few years ago, features vast living spaces and ultra modern finishes. It’s offered in a number of configurations, with a choice of flybridge or twin helm positions and a powercat version. All have a transom passage for easy access from one hull to the other, a rigid bimini giving complete shelter to the cockpit and inclined forward saloon windows for a sleek and elegant appearance.
The Open concept aims to blend interior and exterior living spaces as seamlessly as possible. The saloon and galley, located at the forward end of the bridge deck have stunning all-round views through panoramic windows to the front and side. Wide patio doors open onto the alfresco dining and lounging areas below the protection of the rigid bimini. Removable canvas side screens can provide further protection from the elements or bugs here. Engine power is from twin 40hp Volvo Penta diesels with sail drive transmissions.
Sleeping cabins are within each hull, with a choice of three or four cabin layouts offered. Both have the same arrangement in the starboard hull, where there are two en suite double cabins. This can also be mirrored in the port hull to provide a four-cabin layout. Alternatively the entire port hull can be given over to a giant owner’s suite that’s more than 30ft long. In addition to the double berth and a palatial en suite, this offers an impressive volume of storage, a large dressing table and space for an office desk as well if required.
Although now a subsidiary company of giant German boat builder Bavaria, the Nautitech range is still built close to the Atlantic coast of France. The Open 46 was designed by one of the country’s most renowned designers, Marc Lombard, and will make its debut at this autumn’s major European boat shows, including September’s Southampton Boat Show.
- Length overall 13.71m
- Beam overall 7.54m
- Draught 1.45m
- Light displacement 10,800kg
- Mainsail 74 square metres
- Self-tacking jib 38 square metres
- Air draught 22.90m
- Fuel 2 x 300 litre tanks
- Water 2 x 300 litre tanks