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Excess 12

Excess 12 Catamaran

The Excess 12 is a well-crafted balance of both performance and leisure. A refined combination, the Excess 12 is for those seeking a cruising catamaran that provides real sailing sensations. The 360° view helm station, sail trimming, performance rig, oversized cockpit and retractable sunroof make for a cruising sensation encompassing the very best of on water lifestyle.

Available in 3 & 4 cabin versions (from 4 to12 berths)

Key Features:

  • Designed by VPLP, world leader in racing multihull design
  • Super high aspect ratio rig
  • Aft double steering station with easy sail trimming at your fingertips
  • 2 person foldable helm seat.
  • Sliding cockpit sunroof
  • Sleek lines, elegant proportions, perfect balance
  • Signature running rigging
  • Pulse line: a boosted rig to thrill your senses (+ 10% SA/DSP)
  • Self tacking jib
  • Signature textile lifelines with fluorescent plaits
  • Dyneema steering cables to improve responsiveness and sensitivity
  • Titanium coated aluminium stanchions and cleats
  • Low boom for great access and better efficiency
  • Easy roof access with ladder
  • Forward expansive sunlounges
  • 6-10 person seating functional cockpit
  • Compact outdoor bar sink
  • 360° Panoramic view saloon
  • Option of 3 interior finishes
  • Full length owners suite and queen bed
  • Extensive storage throughout
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Excess 12 was designed by the successful and awarded naval architect agency, VPLP design. Patrick Le Quément focused on its exterior design with Nauta Design on the interior, creating a vessel which embodies both sportsmanship and quality. All elements of her design have been created to meet the demands of a new generation of sailor who wants a fast and practical, yet beautiful boat.

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‘Inspired by racing for cruising pleasure’ is the philosophy of the Excess 12 and is present in every well thought out aspect of this boat. The view from the double helm, the finesse of the sail trimming and the high aspect rig ratio are all designed to create a well-proportioned vessel capable of both coastal and off-shore cruising. 

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The fresh and contemporary interior has a timeless appeal with its Cedar and White blend woodwork. Every corner has been well thought out to provide a spacious and entertainment friendly spaces with practicality in mind. The overall look is simple with the essence of great design. Customisable with your choice of 3 or 4 cabin layout and the option of 3 different ambient designs.

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The Excess 12 provides a spacious cockpit area, with dining and lounge seating for 8 or more. The unique retractable sunroof provides ample sunlight and the opportunity for star gazing. Borrowing from Monohull design, the double aft helm stations give ultimate control at the helm while ensuring the skipper never misses a beat with guests.

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Cruising World's award ceremony issues the prestigious award for Boat of the Year 2020. Here the Excess 12 gave a winning performance for the best Cruising Multihull in the under 40 feet category. The jury appreciated this boat’s unique lines and sailing qualities, even in strong winds, big gusts and torrential rain. It was one of 22 boats from 7 different countries who came together for the event aimed at determining the best cruising boats of the year. Not stopping there, the Excess 12 also took out the award for Best Cruising Monohull at the Sail Magazine Boat of the Year Awards 2020. 


  • Naval architect: VPLP Design
  • Interior design: Patrick le Quément
  • Length Over All: 11.736 m / 38’6’’
  • Hull Length: 11.46 m / 38’
  • Hull Beam: 6.73 m / 22’1’’
  • Light Displacement: 10.3 T / 22.712 lbs
  • Fuel tank capacity: 2x200 L / 2x53 US gal
  • Fresh water capacity: 300 L / 79 US gal
  • Max Engine Power (Hp): 2x29 HP / 2x45 HP
  • CE Certification: A: 10 - B: 12 - C: 16 - D: 20
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