McConaghy to build Phantom International foiling catamarans

McConaghy and Phantom International have announced a new boat building partnership to build fun and fast foiling catamarans. McConaghy will build the Phantom International range, including the new 18ft foiling catamaran Flying Phantom Essentiel, launched at the 2016 Paris Boat Show.

The Phantom Essentiel is an 18’ all around boat that is easy to use, able to foil in a wide range of conditions and attract new sailors to foiling. The foil configuration makes the boat user friendly and less physically demanding for crew. She is able to reach 20kn in just 10kn of wind and has a top speed in excess of 25kn.

This partnership is a major milestone in Phantom International history says Alex Udin founder of Phantom International. “We are very proud to work with McConaghy. Very few boat builders met our extensive requirements in terms of technology, quality and delivery. Looking at the sales forecast we wanted to give ourselves the right production tool”.


Mark Evans, Managing Director of McConaghy said: “We are excited to form this partnership with Phantom building their high tech foiling multi hulls. We will bring to the partnership our 50 years of experience, along with the latest in production techniques and equipment.
The collaboration between two leading companies with solid backgrounds will make a strong team to push these high quality products into the market place.

Both Flying Phantom Elite and the new Flying Phantom Essentiel will be manufactured at McConaghy’s high-tech factory just North of Hong-Kong in Zhuhai (China).

Contact TMG McConaghy for more information.