A different kind of yacht brokerage

By Sailors, For Sailors

You can choose any number of yacht brokers to help you buy or sell a catamaran or trimaran. But the vast majority of them are far from offshore multihull sailors. They are salespeople, pure and simple.

The Multihull Company

  • Expert catamaran brokers
  • Global network of locations
  • The highest of ethical standards
  • Friendly service

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Meet Our Team

Phil Berman

Phillip Berman is the president of The Multihull Company and a lifetime catamaran sailor and racer. He grew up racing Hobie Cats in California in the late 1960’s and published his first book on catamaran racing at the age of seventeen. He went on to write many more books on the subject including the best-selling catamaran training manual of all time. In 2011 Phil formed Balance Catamarans to co-design and fabricate his own line of boutique, high-end, semi-custom performance voyaging catamarans.

Alexis de Boucaud

Alexis grew up racing dinghies in the waters of France. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and developed an interest in offshore cruising. Alexis began his professional yachting career as a captain on a Fountaine-Pajot Marquises 57 catamaran. He is bilingual, was educated in the United States and has worked in the US, Europe and the Caribbean. He has sailed extensively on multihulls and particularly enjoys performance cats.

Cal Landau

Cal grew up in Pennsylvania, spending every summer since born on the rivers, on houseboats, speedboats and did some serious water skiing. Sailing is now his passion and his father is now 94 years old and still enjoys sailing with Cal. He and his wife Marty are USCG certified 50 ton captains and spend as much time as possible on their 42 ft. Fountaine Pajot catamaran in West Palm Beach, FL.  Cal now serves as TMC’s Associate Broker in West Palm Beach and his vast experience as a broker and cruiser are welcome additions to TMC’s expert team.

Will Miller

Captain Will Miller grew up in Virginia and learned to sail in the Chesapeake Bay. He has lived in Charleston since 2001 and knows the city well. He developed a love of the water at a very young age and chose to pursue a career as a captain after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2005. As a lifelong sailor Captain Will has traveled extensively throughout the waters of the United States and Caribbean. He has been a certified sailing instructor and licensed US Coast Guard Captain since 2006. Shortly after, Will joined The Multihull Company as an associate broker.

Carl Olivier

Carl Olivier was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Through his love of the sailing lifestyle, together with his innate business sense, he found his niche in yacht brokering. After 5 successful years as a yacht broker in South Africa, Carl went on to form his own brokerage, which he sold years later to take his family cruising.  Carl has made the Caribbean his home and continues to live aboard, enthusiastically serving TMC clients in and around the Virgin Islands.

Chris Rundlett

Chris Rundlett’s first sailing adventure was on a small Sunfish owned by the U.S. Coast Guard where his father was stationed in North Dakota. Since then he dreamed of bigger horizons and sailed whenever he had the chance.  In 2008, Chris started working with a sailing school in the Caribbean – St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He enjoyed sailing in these exquisite waters so much, he decided to stay. Chris found that many of their sailing school students were interested in buying boats and in turn joined The Multihull Company as an associate broker in 2013.

Zvonimir Kalinic

Zvonimir, or “Ze”, comes from the Island of Krk, the largest Croatian island. As he has always been adventurous, the coast of the Adriatic Sea was the perfect location for various hobbies that have now become his profession. After many years of the yachting life he decided to further develop his skills in the area of Marine Surveying. For the last couple of years he was involved in various aspects of surveying and has used that knowledge to join TMC as an Associate Broker since 2015.

Learning Center Catamaran TV

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What are the Best Sails for a Cruising Catamaran?

Our TMC clients often ask us sail related questions, so we thought to sit down with our Balance 451 sailmaker, Bob Pattison, of Neil Pryde Sails, to get insight from the man with 40 years of experience!

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Hurricane Preparations – A Sailor’s View

Balance 451 buyers, Dean and Karen, discuss how they prepare for hurricane season and share tips from their sailing experiences

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True Costs of Owning a Catamaran

When you are starting your search for a catamaran, one of the first and most important questions you need to ask yourself in your search for the right catamaran is “What is my budget?” Follow along as Andrew Holland explains the many factors that will determine the true cost of owning a catamaran.

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August Sailors of the Month

TMC shares the story of our clients, Erin and Casey, as they begin their catamaran voyages as our featured Sailors of the Month!

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Performance Study of Daggerboards Versus Keels

It's the debate as old as time and Balance Catamarans offers the option for sailors to pick if they want daggerboards or keels in the build of their catamarans. But previousely sailors would have to weigh the pros and cons of each option in order to know what they are sacrificing in performance, however, no fact sheet with specific comparisons existed, until now.

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What is a Cracked Bulkhead?

One potential issue that may arise in a survey is called a cracked bulkhead. When this happens there is some confusion to what this means for catamaran buyers and sellers alike, so our clients often ask "What is a cracked bulkhead?" Follow along as TMC President, Phillip Berman, and TMC Sales Manager, Andrew Holland, explain here.

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TMC is Bringing a Balance 526 and 451 to the Annapolis Boat Show!

The Multihull Company is bringing out the big guns for the United States Sailboat Show, October 4 - 8, 2018. Join our staff as we show off two Balance Catamaran models; the Balance 526 and 451!

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July Sailors of the Month

TMC shares the story of our clients, Anton and Aiko, as they share their tales from the Marshall Islands as our featured Sailors of the Month!

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What Size Generator Suits my A/C Needs?

It’s not unfamiliar for anyone working in the yachting industry to run into the question of what generator size is required on a particular boat. An answer will depend on a few variables discussed by TMC President, Phillip Berman, here.

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How Should I Flag my Boat?

Once you have a boat under contract, one of the first questions that you will ask yourself, and one that we most often get here at The Multihull Company is “How should I flag my boat?” Here, TMC President, Phillip Berman sits down to answer this often difficult question.

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Race to Alaska Results!

The 4th annual running of the Race to Alaska is finally finished! This was an exciting race to follow in-person or online as it featured the best of sailing in the Wild West. No engines are allowed - only wind or human power can be used to cover more than 750 cold-water miles from Port Townsend, WA to Ketchikan, AK.

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“Juniper” Dodges a Bullet

Hurricane Maria took a damaging toll on Puerto Rico in 2017. Uplifting stories are few and far between, however, we were fortunate to hear from one TMC client about the survival of his trimaran, "Juniper" that miraculously survived the impossible Category 5 threat.

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June Sailors of the Month

TMC shares the story of our clients, Ken and Kim, as they explore Southeast Alaska as our featured Sailors of the Month!

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What is an Offshore Closing?

Occasionally we handle transactions where either a buyer or seller require a closing to occur outside of the area where the boat is currently lying. Follow along as TMC founder, Phillip Berman discusses what we call an “offshore closing”.

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Can I Avoid Paying the Duty on my Boat?

We're constantly asked how an owner can avoid paying the duty on a boat, and it's doable, but is it worth it? TMC President, Phillip Berman sits down to discuss the details behind the perks and limitations when contemplating paying the duty of a boat.

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May Sailors of the Month

TMC shares the story of our clients, Teal, Linh, and Emma and their impressive refit as our featured Sailors of the Month!

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The Five Steps to Getting a Good Deal on a Used Catamaran

TMC Sales Manager, Andrew Holland, has overseen the purchase and sale of hundreds of used catamarans. He has seen a significant shift in the brokerage market and, with his experience, has developed these five steps to getting a good deal on a used catamaran.

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How Do I Import and Pay Duty on a Boat?

When a US Flagged Vessel first makes her arrival into US Waters she is required to make what is known as a formal entry and pay US Duty and Import Tax due on the boat. When planning your formal entry into the US to pay duty, here are the steps that you will want to follow.

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