A legendary model

Easy to handle whether a beginner or expert

The Outremer 45 is a 48 ft catamaran. Easy to control from the helm station, everything is within reach and the clear view over the four corners of the boat guarantees perfect maneuvers, even single-handed.

With its narrow hulls and light weight, the feeling of gliding, well wedged in a comfortable seat with tiller in hand, is exhilarating.

But don’t worry if you leave the helm to the autopilot or if the wind gets stronger: the Outremer 45 is the most forgiving of catamarans. Peace of mind while cruising is non-negotiable on an Outremer, including on this single-handed catamaran.

48 ft
8.7/ 11.1 t
23.3 ft
106 m² (upwind)

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Ideal sailing ergonomics

All maneuvers are accessible from the helm station, located at the center of the boat. With a perfect view of the four corners of the catamaran and the sails, single-handed maneuvering is child’s play! After hoisting the mainsail on your own, using the electric winch in front of you, trimming and fine-tuning your sails with the mainsail and solent sheets, take the tiller, comfortably installed in the ergonomic seat, to enjoy unique steering pleasure. Returning to port, the engine controls and windlass are also within easy reach, guaranteeing seemless maneuvering.

Unmatched view of the horizon

The 360° view from the saloon and cockpit of this blue water catamaran provides exceptional visibility of the water and the surrounding environment, contributing greatly to onboard comfort. Aboard the Outremer 45, whether sitting or standing, inside or outside, the vision is perfect. A crucial factor for serene cruising! No need to climb on deck to scan the horizon, night watches will never have seemed as comfortable as at the chart table!

Easy access

The very low boom allows easy access to the mainsail, lowers the sail’s center of effort and optimizes performance and comfort at sea. Access to the coachroof is made simple with just one step near the mast, and even the youngest can take part in maneuvers under the watchful eye of the skipper. When it’s time to reef or stow the sail, no acrobatics are required, and you stay safe. All these well-thought elements make the Outremer 45 the ideal catamaran for either beginners or a single-person crew.

Technical specifications

Architects Barreau/ Neuman
Design consultant Patrick Le Quément
Interior design Darnet Design
Length 48 ft
Beam 23.3 ft
Draught 4.1/ 6.6 ft
Air draught 66.9 ft
Displacement 8.7/ 11.1 t
Sail plan
- Mainsail
- Selftacking jib
- Gennaker
- Spinnaker

67 m2
39 m2
115 m2 (option)
150 m2 (option)
CE approval 8/ 16 p
Engines 2 x 30 HP


Catamarans are often seen as floating caravans. And then we tried the Outremer and realized it wasn't necessarily the case. The seaworthiness and performance ... It sails! So we decided rather quickly [for an Outremer].
To me, Outremer means blue-water cruising: there isn't a brand or a term that better sums up and prepares us for blue-water cruising.
I would really like to pay tribute to the teams at the shipyard who do a wonderful job, precise work and adapt to the wishes of customers who are sometimes a little twisted, I must say...

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Do you have any questions?

The Outremer 45 is built to be easy to maneuver, which is why it is the perfect single-handed catamaran. Equipped with a very versatile self-tacking solent, combined with a downwind gennaker, this is an ideal sail plan for trade wind sailing. Simple and reliable, it will take you to the far side of the world easily. The 4X was designed for demanding owners who want more performance in light airs with a genoa, and more possibilities for sail trimming!

Since its launch in 2014, the Outremer 45 has evolved for ever more performance, more comfort and has an improved quality of finish. Up until 2017, the extended hulls were an option and then designed as standard, bringing the boat's length to 48 feet. In 2018, the structure gained nearly 500 kg however with the same core materials as its Gunboat cousins, and the storage became more ergonomic. In 2019, the davits, bimini, gennaker fittings were added to the standard boat. In 2020, control of the electrical systems progressed with the integration of a CZone multiplexer.
The 45' has been designed for a payload of 2.5 T, which is comfortable for a couple travelling around the world. It is not always easy to evaluate the actual weight of the equipment necessary for a comfortable life on board of a 48-foot catamaran, but we estimate that for an ocean passage, a family of 4 to 5 people can be comfortable, but 6 or 7 will have to be more minimalist!
That's even its specifications! With its great length (the Outremer 45 is in fact...a 48ft catamaran!) it gets through easily even in the most difficult conditions. Many boats have already completed circumnavigations, some of them have gone through very strong storms without any damage, you just have to be careful not to exceed the recommended payload.



Beyond building your boat, Outremer brings your dreams to life by being by your side at every stage of your project. To always better support you, we have created Outremer Services. This structure, integrated within Grand Large Services is able to meet all your needs, from the start of your project to the resale of your catamaran.

Seminars on the theme of blue-water cruising, training on land and at sea, charter, concierge services, refit, a network of approved partners around the world, OCM ™ e-maintenance and lastly brokerage. We offer complete and personalized support according to best fit your needs.

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From the legendary Outremer 45 to the acclaimed Outremer 55, not to forget the 51 and the 4X, you will find a wide range of Outremer catamarans to charter, depending on your model of interest.