Grand Citron Vert
Grand Citron Vert is a catamaran "Ville Audrain" designed in 1986 by Erik Lerouge
Ville Audrain was one of the first large production French catamaran.
With her easily handled rugged cutter rig and outstanding seaworthiness, she excels in passage making.
Ville Audrain 42 only had sitting headroom in the saloon.
The catamaran Ville Audrain 42 was 12.3 m long and 7.3 m wide with a draft of 1.2 m.
With main sail, yankee and trinquette, the catamaran has 110 m2 of sails.
In 1987, when first launched, the catamaran Ville Audrain 42 had one central engine.
Later, both hulls were increased by 1.2m to create a compartment for engines in order to have one engine Volvo Penta 27 HP in each hull.
Erik Lerouge explained that "Ville Audrain" is a very safe catamaran as the center of sails is low with a beam of 7.30m.
This gives a very safe boat when sailing, whatever the conditions.
The boat in under total refit for transatlantic passage and may be more.
You can find a gallery of pictures to see the evolution and the refit of the catamaran.
In the saloon, we only have had sitting headroom - the height is 1.65m. In the hulls the height is 1.95m.
The galley is in the starboard hull. The bathroom is in the port hull.
In each hull, there is a double bed in the aft cabin and a large single bed in the front cabin.