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Le Breton Yachts Newsletter January 2015 January 2015

We have recently further optimised the SIG80 to become the new benchmark in luxury performance sailing. We have enlarged the cockpit, extended the bows slightly, and the interior now offers five double guest cabins and space (including a mess) for three crew....

The new SIG80, the SIG45 Sport and Bruno Peyron. March 2014

We have been hard at work on our flagship design, the SIG80. The result is even more beautiful than the initial concept drawings, and we have added an extra layer of detail to the cockpit and interior layout....

Building with Southern Nautical Composites,
Awards and sailing Vamonos! at 27 knots"
August 2013

Following a global search, we are delighted to have reached an agreement with Southern Nautical Composites (SNC) to build the SIG range in St Francis Bay, South Africa....

Le Breton SIG45 winner of the 2012 Editors' Choice
"Most innovative new sailboat" award
May 2013

We are delighted that the SIG45 was awarded the title of “most innovative new sailboat of 2012” by a panel of editors of leading US yachting magazines.

Visit LBY at the International Multihull Boat Show 2013 March 2013

Come and visit us at the International Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte, France, from 10-14 April 2013. We’ll have lots of exciting news about the SIG60 and SIG80.

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Le Breton Yachts Newsletter December 2012 December 2012

2012 has been a special year for Le Breton Yachts with many highlights. It seems fitting as we approach the end of the year to reflect on just a few of them.

SIG45 Nominated for SAIL Magazine's Best Boat 2013 award November 2012

We are delighted to announce that the SIG45 has been nominated for SAIL Magazine’s prestigious “Best Boat 2013” award. The final decision will be announced shortly, so watch this space!

Expanding the Range - SIG60 July 2012

Le Breton Yachts is delighted to announce the new SIG60. This brand new design is a high-performance, short-handed, blue-water cruising yacht. With the same signature style and pedigree as our striking SIG45 cruiser-racer,...

Made in the USA” SIG45 – Sea Trials and Delivery June 2012

We are delighted to announce the successful delivery of our first USA built SIG45. This extraordinary yacht lives up to her billing: she offers a sailing experience which combines the thrill of an America’s Cup 45 foot catamaran with genuine luxury.

Press Release May 2012

Le Breton Yacht’s first “Made in the USA” SIG45 launched
An unprecedented combination of performance, elegance and comfort

SIG45 #2 has splashed March 2012

Le Breton Yachts is proud to announce the launch of the SIG 45 #2. This high performance cruiser-racer catamaran was built at Westerly Marine in California is to the very highest standards. With a total displacement of around 5500kg, and nearly 300m2 of sail downwind, the SIG45 will be one of the fastest boats on the US West Coast.

Hard-top Bimini December 2011

The next SIG45 will feature a removable, adjustable hard-top carbon fibre bimini. This bimini will be usable both when at anchor and when sailing. The bimini will have an “up position” with full standing headroom used when at rest, with a fabric connector between the two halves to provide complete shade.

Last places available for test sails in Cannes, 7-10 September. August 2011

The SIG45 will be available for test sails by potential customers during the Cannes International Boat Show. Several slots have already been taken, so if you are interested, be sure to contact us as soon as possible to book some sailing time.

SIG45#2 June 2011

We are delighted to announce that construction of the second SIG45 is well advanced at Westerly Marine in California. This high performance cruiser-racer catamaran will be built to the very highest standards for an American entrepreneur based in California.

Test Reports November 2010

The SIG45 has had some great press coverage over the past two months. Veteran multihull racer and top multihull tester Philippe Echelle was deeply impressed by the SIG45.

Versatility in Action September 2010

This summer has seen the SIG45 showing more of her multifaceted talents. Our previous newsletter covered the successful racing the SIG45 has been engaged in.

SIG45 Pops Her Racing Cherry in Style! June 2010

The SIG45 has completed her first two race events with considerable aplomb, with a 1,1,2 in her first inshore races, and 2,1 in her first offshore races. For a report on these races, please read Alexis de Cenival’s account.

Baptism of Fire February 2010

The delivery of the SIG45 to Valencia from the Golfe de St Tropez was a 400 km journey. Violent winter storms in the Golfe du Lion had forced our crew of three to wait for 4 days for a suitable window to depart.

Virtual Tour SIG45 December 2009

The website features a new virtual tour, which we can highly recommend. It gives an excellent impression of the deck layout and the interior.

The World Premiere August 2009

The World Premiere of the SIG45 will take place on the 9th to 14th of September at the Cannes Boat Show, berth PCA102.

First Impressions June 2009

We felt it was time for some independent verification of all the great things we have been saying about the SIG45. As you can see from the comments below, she has certainly made an impression. In addition, at the end of the newsletter, there is some news from some of the VPLP’s other fine vessels.........

Sea Trials November 2008

The SIG45 is currently undergoing sea trials in Italy in the waters between the mainland and the Island of Elba, and the results are extremely promising. While we have only been out 8 times to date, we are delighted by her performance. The boat is smooth, dry, easy to handle and amazingly fast..........

Launch October 2008

September and October have been busy and productive, so we decided to send a short update in advance of the next Newsletter. The SIG45 has been launched, the mast and sails are rigged, and she is ready to go!..........

Dear all September 2008

After an intensely busy summer, SIG45 #1 is close to completion. It has been a pleasure seeing the design become reality – the SIG45 is proving to be as stunning as her design drawings promised, as the pictures below show...........

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