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Discover how the Beneteau Group's Excess Catamarans shipyard worked on the technology and aesthetics of ropes with the Lancelin Rope Company.

Excess Talks, here we go again!

The Excess brand is offering you a series of technical videos on sailing catamarans, produced in partnership with ActuNautique magazine. These will allow you to better understand the design, capabilities and specifics of Excess catamarans.

For this third subject, Nicolas Venance, journalist from Actunautique, is talking to Bruno Belmont, Product Design Manager at Excess and Nicolas Lancelin, Managing Director of Corderie Lancelin, a company expert in ropes. This 1907-established company sets the standards in the French nautical world.

Follow this interview, and discover the high technology behind the ropes used on Excess catamarans!

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On a catamaran, the ropes used are very important, so the Excess shipyard wanted to work with a reputable company to create the lines for Excess.

Two challenges were put to launched to Corderie Lancelin:

  • To give a strong visual identity to the running rigging. With harmonious tones and different rope designs to facilitate the use of these lines.
  • To redefine the range of possibilities in the field of ropes, in particular by widening the spectrum of use of the various lines on the boat.


For the ropes, the request from the sailing catamaran brand Excess, was a first. We wanted them to think about the lines used on these sailboats in their entirety (technology + aesthetics) - a great challenge!

The rope-maker therefore opted for a range of colors specific to the Excess brand, then worked on the fiber of its ropes with innovations inspired by racing boats. Excess boats are equipped with ropes that are easy to use (both day and night), resistant, durable, safe and also very beautiful on board!

This led to some intense work carried out by passionate men and women. A beautiful story of the partnership between the Excess catamaran shipyard and Corderie Lancelin!


Do not miss:

The latest Excess Talks Live episode, on August 28th!

Meet Bruno Belmont, Excess Product Design Manager and Vincent Lauriot Prévost from VPLP design, the world’s leading naval architects in cruising and racing multihulls.

To attend, register by clicking here and we will send you the private link for the Live show.

See you soon for more Excess Talks!