The standard version of the Aventura is offered at 239,000 euros excluding VAT with the basic 2 x 110 hp engine. This very attractive price relates to a rather complete boat, but does not allow to sail. It is advisable to add the essential navigation equipment. To set sail, it will not be possible to expect less than 260,000 euros excluding VAT.
The essential options for long distance cruising
To have all its comfort, the privilege pack with the 30 000 BTU air conditioning, the 5 kW generator, the hard top of fly, the tender davits and a carbon gangway, will be very pleasant options. As far as the aft cockpit is concerned, the standard model is just equipped with an open cockpit, simply closed by a rail, which can be interesting for fishing. A first option consists of a transom acting as a bulwark and tilting to turn into a platform and enlarge this space. A third option called "CS" is much more comfortable. This is the one that equipped our test model and the extra cost of 300 euros is more than in its favour.
To go far, the 2 x 195 hp engine is a real plus to cover a mile. All in all, all these options bring the price to 310,640 euros excluding tax, but with a very nice teak deck and a small wall-mounted washing machine that can be hung on the bathroom wall.
What about the competition?
To tell the truth, the competition is still not really present on this size. There are catamarans of 10 meters more oriented towards day trips or small cruises like the Aquila 36 or the V1040 Explorer. To have at least equivalent habitability, you need to reach a minimum of 11 metres. In this size, the Fountaine-Pajot MY 37 is the most serious competitor, but it will cost more than 400,000 euros excluding tax for a slightly higher level of finish. The Aventura is doing very well and these assets allow it to be compared to a larger catamaran for a price of just over 300,000 euros (excl. tax). Its price is therefore the favourable argument, as it is practically 60% of a 12-13 metre boat, whilst its performance is closer to 80%.