The ORC50 and ORC42 are high-performance cruising catamarans that have been manufactured by Marsaudon Composites since 2014. These fast performance catamarans are designed by Christophe Barreau and have established a solid reputation as regatta winning catamarans, predominantly in France.
In the past three years, there has been an evolution in the demands of potential future customers from around the world. This evolution has shifted the market from a typical charter catamaran to a higher performing catamaran. As high performing catamarans, both the ORC50 and ORC42 have the following common characteristics:
- The lines are recognisable by their specific design. This gives the impression of lightness and power of the yacht
- The recognised weight and structural quality of construction. This gives them exceptional sailing speed for cruising catamarans
- The unique sensations in navigation. This is where pure sailing and adrenaline are mixed in complete safety when sailing
- The refined interior style. Each of you will find what is necessary for long and comfortable sailing adventures
With the changes in the catamaran buyer’s market, Marsaudon Composites has decided to develop a new brand for their entire catamaran range, including their brand-new catamaran. Since 9th October 2020, Marsaudon Composites have marketed their boats under the Ocean Rider Catamarans (ORC) brand.
There have been changes in the catamaran buyer’s and sellers’ market. This change has occurred for more than one reason. One of these reasons is that there has been an evolution in the demands of potential future customers on a global scale. This evolution has shifted the market from a typical charter catamaran to a higher performing catamaran.
The other reason is the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has changed how we behave, what our interests are and what is actually important to us. It stands to reason that now is a brilliant time to launch a rebrand. Thus, Marsaudon Composites decided it would be beneficial to develop a new brand for their entire catamaran range, including their brand-new catamaran, the ORC57.
So, why change the brand name to ORC and what does it stand for?
- ‘O’ stands for Ocean – because their boats chew up the miles on all oceans and spend very little time at the dock.
- ‘R’ stands for Rider – the current and future customers are sailors looking for sailing sensations, adrenaline and exclusivity
- ‘C’ stands for Catamarans – this is the type of boats marketed and manufactured.
As the TS5, now the ORC50 and TS42, now the ORC42 are known for exceptional sailing, ORC is also a nod to heavy weather sailing and offshore racing.
The tiller symbol has been integrated into the logo. This is a distinctive sign of the boats, which characterises the finesse of the helm and the amazing sensations of steering. This promise is a reality for you, so we have decided to make it our signature in an anglicised version. From 9th October 2020, the launch of this new brand has been formalised. The former TS42 and TS5 have also been rebranded as the ORC42 and the ORC50 respectively. This brand launch also coincides with the launch of the latest ORC catamaran – the ORC57.