Benefiting from his background as an architect, Renaud Bañuls took on the challenge to create a catamaran incorporating contemporary residential design: blending outdoor and indoor spaces into a unique volume.



 The saloon recessed sliding doors open into to the cockpit to create a large interior/exterior concept.

The uncluttered cockpit offers 12 seats in addition to the side-coaming seats for the helmsman.

We decided not to install a fixed cockpit table, but to provide a lightweight composite folding table that fits in any of the large foredeck lockers.

We designed the bimini to cover only half of the cockpit - as we took the view that one of the reasons we go sailing is to feel the wind and sun and not to be 100% protected from the elements. Yes there will be times, when beating or tight reaching against 20 knots of breeze - when the crew will be looking for shelter. The shape of the bimini is designed to offer full protection for two crewmembers trimming the sheets.

For protection from the sun at anchor, we have developed a removable awning system.

Just behind the aft beam are two triangular shaped platforms that allow for peaceful reading while at anchor or the perfect diving platform for the kids.

For aesthetics and weight control, the davits are removable - as they usually constitute some of the most unattractive part of any yacht.

The forward deck near the mast is specifically designed to be long enough to become a lounging area/sundeck.

While the smooth “knotless” dyneema trampoline offers a very large sunbathing area, the engineering of the longeron and martingale was designed so we could dispense of the “dolphin striker” that often creates spray on the trampolines at high speed.



As detailed in our Semi Custom Catamaran section, the interior layout can be tailored to any owner’s requirements.

The BAÑULS 60 is a modern catamaran where the feeling of space created by the large uncluttered cockpit continues inside the saloon, accessed through an extremely wide, double-recessed sliding door.

The option of a galley down below was selected to offer a very large navigation area next to a saloon table, which comfortably fits 8.

In the hulls, the aft cabin offers a double 160 cm wide berth, accessed through an entrance area, which has a foldable wardrobe over a seat on the inboard side of the hull and a fixed wardrobe on the outboard side.

Based on the same concept of an entrance area with a foldable wardrobe over a seat and a fixed wardrobe, the forward cabin is set up with bunk beds, with the option of transforming the lower bunk into a 140cm wide double.

For those who want a skipper/crew cabin on board, the forward storage locker can be transformed into a crew cabin with a 50x50cm entrance hatch on deck and a portlight on the inside of the hull for ventilation.

The sleeping accommodation in the port and starboard hulls are symmetrical.

As shown on the aft-section drawing in the PLANS section, the galley connects with the saloon area via a counter. This innovative design breaks with the tradition of steps going down the hulls - creating three separate zones between each hull and the saloon. Assisted by the light coming from the hatches aligned on the roof, the feeling of open space and volume is enhanced.

Contrary to many designs - where the steps down into the hulls lead to the partition wall behind which two bathrooms are located, the two steps down lead to a video/library area that communicates with the saloon. This video/library was designed so that kids can go down to read books or watch DVDs with wireless headsets on while parents relax upstairs.

In delivery or racing mode, the video/library sofa becomes an ideal spot for the navigator to work close to the chart table.

In the same spirit, in teh starboard hull, the galley down arrangement allows for the food preparation areas and sinks full of dishes to be hidden from the diners view.

A wet weather gear locker is positioned beside the internal steps, to enable the crew to change upstairs without wetting the cabin areas.



A veteran multihull racer told us once “A good looking cat is a fast cat ”.

Clearly we are biased and like any other designer and boat builder, we feel that our boat is the best looking one on the market.

Tastes are individual. Something is beautiful to one yacht owner is less so in another’s eyes. But they are some commonly accepted traits in aesthetics: it would be difficult to argue that a strong heavy 4x4 truck is as elegant as a fast sports car. Sleek, elegant, racy, stunning are some of the adjectives adjectives we have heard from people who have seen the boat or pictures.  

Our catamarans were designed with performance in mind and design choices favoring speed resulted in the sleek shape of the catamarans. The low profile roof is the result of optimized aerodynamics and gives a stunning look to the boat. This look is unique, as this minimalist design is not commonly seen on similar size catamarans.