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Excess 12 Boat Review

CRUISING WORLD - By Mark Pillsbury

"The Excess 12 is the first in a new line of sporty catamarans from France's Groupe Beneteau.

France’s Groupe ­Beneteau coined the phrase “be ­immoderate” to promote its new Excess Catamarans brand.

So, we were.

On a day when a ­forecasted gale set off a wave of ­sea-­trial postponements during the week following the U.S. ­Sailboat Show in ­Annapolis, ­Maryland, Excess regional sales director Frédéric Signat insisted that the Boat of the Year judging should go on as planned. It turns out, he was right. Not only did we have one heck of a ride before gusts topped 40 knots and convinced us it was time to drop the double-reefed mainsail and motor home, it was so good that the judges later named the Excess 12 the Best Midsize Cruising Catamaran for 2020.

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