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Excess 12 Delivered [New Boat For Sale]

Marina Nazario | September 16, 2020

The new XCS12 shines on the water, and she was recently delivered in Southern California with Denison Yachting.

It’s not every day that you look at a catamaran and say, “Wow she’s seductive” — yet there’s nothing like the sight of an Excess 12 catamaran at full speed ahead with her unique lines, open-air layout, and sporty gray and orange sails. She’s one of a kind and recently delivered to first-time boat owners in Southern California.


Excess is the newest line of catamarans from the Beneteau Group, and the Excess 12 is an award-winning catamaran for sale with Denison Yachting. She made her debut at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival and was named “Best Mid-Size Catamaran” by Cruising World. She was also honored with being named “Multihull of The Year” by Multihulls World Magazine. There’s no denying that the XCS12 is a breath of fresh air to the sailing world of catamarans.

She’s inspired by racing and built for cruising


The standout features on the Excess 12 include twin helms aft, a retractable sunroof over the cockpit, and a pulse line rig. Her salon is open and bright, with a three-stateroom layout that makes her a comfortable boat for short or extended trips. The Excess 12 focuses on the fun of sailing while keeping in mind comfort.

The twin aft helm station is beneficial because it opens up the cockpit, making it feel larger than other catamarans in her class. We know what you’re thinking — what about the sun, rain, or spray with an aft helm catamaran? Beneteau thought of that. The helm station is designed to be protected from the elements. It also improves visibility for the captain, putting him right in the middle of the action while underway.


The cockpit is a notable highlight in the Excess 12. There has never been a catamaran designed with an optional retractable sunroof over the cockpit (a feature that is completely unique to the Excess range). The retractable sunroof adds the “open-air” quality that commonly describes this boat. The layout of the seating also creates a comfortable space to socialize or serve lunch once anchored.


The cockpit seamlessly flows into the salon, which is pleasantly bright once you’re inside. The galley includes a refrigerator, three burner stove, single basin sink, and oven, complete with a relaxed interior dining space. She features three to four staterooms and two heads with dry showers (which is not usually found in catamarans under the 40-foot range).

She’s ready for adventure. Are you?

Vela Suprema has a new home with first-time boat owners (and family of four) in San Diego, California. A catamaran of this caliber may seem like an extreme purchase for first-time boat owners, but the beauty of this boat is that it’s inclusive to any type of boater. If you’re willing to learn, she’s willing to sail.

This adventure-seeking family is completing a five day ASA catamaran course with West Coast Multihulls. They’re sure to be an experienced sailing family in no time! For now, you can spot the gray and orange sails cruising around San Diego Bay. The new owners’ goal is to sail around the world with the Excess 12.

The Beneteau Group’s Excess 12 is for sale with Denison Yachting. Contact a yacht broker today to get started on your next sailing adventure.