34-metre sailing catamaran Mousetrap for sale with Fraser at the Palm Beach International Boat Show 2024

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The largest carbon fibre sailing catamaran in the world is now for sale

18 March 2024 • Written by Hannah Rankine for Fraser

Catamarans are one of the most successful innovations in yachting and, according to leading brokerage firm Fraser, sales are on the rise. Amongst Fraser’s most prized yachts for sale, the spotlight is on the 34-metre sailing catamaran, Mousetrap. Designed for global exploration, she has undergone a comprehensive refit, resulting in a “like-new” yacht and offering prospective owners the opportunity to live a luxury sailing lifestyle. Prospective buyers were able to visit Mousetrap at the St Barths Bucket 2024. Whilst she did not participate, she was available to spectate and view. BOAT takes a closer look at this highly sought-after superyacht.

Setting records

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Designed under the creative genius of the internationally acclaimed naval architect VPLP Design, Mousetrap was crafted as a bespoke carbon composite project by the esteemed French shipyard JFA Yachts. Originating from the visionary dreams of her owner, who actively spearheaded the entire project, she has earned her title as the world's largest carbon fibre sailing catamaran. Notably, Mousetrap's design incorporates a carbon fibre arch supporting the mast, eliminating the need for posts in the main saloon and enhancing the visual expanse of the space. Furthermore, the yacht's light displacement, a result of her carbon fibre construction, enhances performance, and her hydraulic winches and expansive gennaker enable her to cruise at speed.

Stability at speed

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Accommodating nine guests across four luxurious staterooms, Mousetrap boasts expansive open living spaces, rivalling those of larger motor or sailing yachts, with uninterrupted views stretching from the aft cockpit to the main saloon. The foredeck plays host to a custom six-person Jacuzzi, complemented by inviting lounging areas and a discreetly concealed ladder for easy access to the water. A large flybridge and an expansive aft deck, spanning the entire 14-metre beam, blend indoor and outdoor living, providing generous sheltered spaces for dining and lounging. The versatile main saloon accommodates relaxation, dining and work with its wraparound sofa, central bar, formal dining table and office area. With stability as a hallmark, Mousetrap's sail is flat 90 per cent of the time, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey.

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A first-hand account from Fraser broker Georges Bourgoignie narrates the extraordinary stability, speed and comfort experienced during a memorable sail from Antigua to the Cayman Islands. Amidst a day's work in the saloon, whilst sailing at 15 to 20 knots with winds hovering between 20 to 25 knots, he recalls how stable the boat felt when sitting with a latte that was as steady as can be. “With no heel, little noise and complete comfort, it was unlike anything I have ever experienced before in my many years of sailing monohulls,” he says. “You’d be amazed at the stability, speed and comfort that a large catamaran affords you.”

As good as new

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Originally constructed in 2012, Mousetrap had an extensive refit project from 2021 to 2023 and the owner spared no expense in bringing her back to good-as-new condition. The owner's dedication, coupled with the expertise of a highly knowledgeable crew and substantial capital investment, saw a spectrum of enhancements during the project, from integrating state-of-the-art machinery to renewing sails and meticulous servicing of the mast and rigging. The rejuvenation also extended to installing new teak decks, a major paint job and the overall refinishing of all areas.

Mousetrap is currently asking €19,500,000. For more information, contact the broker today.

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