Welcome to the La Ciotat office of The Multihull Company, your trusted source for catamaran sales and brokerage services in France. Our team is led by experienced yacht sales expert Bernard Tarres.

Located in the heart of La Ciotat, France, our office is the perfect starting point for those looking to explore the Mediterranean and beyond on a catamaran. Our team, led by Bernard, has extensive knowledge of the local waters and is well-versed in the different types of catamarans available, including racing and cruising options. Whether you’re a seasoned sailors looking for a new vessel, or a first-time catamaran buyer, our team is here to guide you through the process and help you find the perfect boat for your needs. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and strive to make the buying or selling process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Bernard discovered his passion for catamarans at the age of 16, sailing in Brittany and spent several years honing his skills at sailing schools. At 18, he purchased his own Hobie Cat 16 and raced along the French and Italian coastlines. From 1986 to 1990, he served as a permanent crew member on several racing catamarans, including JET SERVICE and ORANGE. He also raced on Formula 40’ and set records aboard CHARLEMAGNE. In 1992, he had the opportunity to join the largest cruising catamaran project at the time, working on HIGHEST HONOUR 1 & 2, which were built in the South of France. He served as a technical reference for seven months and completed four Atlantic crossings on board, as well as a refit back in France. His technical expertise was highly valued throughout this period. With his professional French captain’s license in hand, he has since sailed on large monohull and multihull boats in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the East Coast of the United States, and French Polynesia.

We invite you to visit our office and explore the extensive inventory of new and pre-owned catamarans in the area. Our knowledgeable staff, led by Bernard, is always on hand to answer any questions you may have and to assist you in finding your dream boat. So come and visit us in La Ciotat and let us help you set sail on your next adventure.


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Your team delivered on every mark. You’ve got an amazing broker in Mark Wattrus and I’m confident you will have continued success moving forward together. He was available 24/7 whenever I had questions. We had a great initial visit on the boat and his marketing plan and photos were superb

— Jimmy

I bought a yacht that I had never seen. I did this because I trusted my broker Andrew Holland. It was not an easy job for Andrew, as I am an experienced boat builder and owner of previous yachts, but work in West Africa. Imagine how hard it was to communicate what I was looking for. Andrew came up with exactly what I wanted. He dealt with time delays, all my questions at odd hours, and was there for the survey. He reported honestly and professionally. After buying the yacht, I arrived at the boat on a Sunday night, after dark, after travelling from West Africa to the Caribbean, and found it was better than expected. He never pulled punches and made me aware of shortfalls. I expected to spend my one month leave working on the boat, but actually spent less than one week, and was able to spend 3 weeks sailing – wonderful bonus.

Thank you Andrew for putting up with all my questions, all my worries and all my crazy out of the time zone concerns – you were totally professional, but also I know that if and when we meet up, it will be like a friend finally meeting. You are always welcome on Aseka.


— Beverly Cory

Outstanding company with professional subject matter experts. If I were to buy or sell cruising sailboat, particularly a catamaran, Andrew would be my go to broker.

— JT

I have been sailing since I was a child and attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy. But when my wife and I began the process of purchasing an ocean cruising/racing catamaran, I realized that this is a world unto itself. Obviously, we needed to find someone knowledgeable to help us make an informed decision. More importantly, we needed someone honest and willing to put our interests before his or her own. I was lucky to work with Phil Berman at The Multihull Company. He repeatedly shunned the fast buck, choosing instead to work the long road to connect us with the “perfect boat”. I would be glad to recommend Phil and his company to anyone planning to purchase or sell a performance sailing machine.

— Eric Boutiette

Andrew Hodgdon was our broker when we bought our 2018 Lagoon 450F in Antigua in April 2922. He provided great service and was very attentive to our needs. We would highly recommend Andrew and the Multihull Company.

— Jim

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