The M32 One Design
A 32 foot catamaran
The M32 was first designed in 2011 by well known Swedish sailor Göran Marström, an Olympic bronze medallist at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and a successful boat builder of catamarans since 1983 including the Tornado, M5 A-Class, M20 catamaran, and the Extreme 40.
Keen sailor and businessman
In 2013, the design and production rights to the M32 were acquired by Swedish company Aston Harald AB, led by keen sailor and businessman Håkan Svensson. After sponsoring a number of high profile yachting projects including the Green Dragon and Puma Volvo Ocean Race teams, Svensson was introduced to the M32 by close friend and Olympic Gold medallist Freddy Lööf in 2012.
M32 Scandinavian Series
Regional professional sailing series
In 2013, the company created the M32 Scandinavian Series for the growing number of M32 owners and teams. The Series includes regattas in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland in close to shore venues.Read more
World Match Racing Tour
Professional sailing series
In June 2015, Aston Harald acquired the World Match Racing Tour. Since this takeover the Tour has, for the first time, turned to using identical M32 catamarans at each stopover to ensure the Tour remains at the forefront of modern match racing and high performance sailing. WMRT is honoured with Special Event Status by World Sailing, the governing body of our sport. At the 2016 Match Racing World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden, the largest ever cash prize in sailing was awarded to a total of $1,000,000.www.wmrt.com
Our Very Own Carbon composite facility
In December 2015, a brand new state-of-the-art carbon composite facility was opened on the island of Hönö, Sweden to manufacture the M32 catamarans. At the same time, M32 World was born to represent the full portfolio of products using the M32 catamaran as their tool. Since 2015 the manufacturing facility has evolved and now builds carbon elements for a wide range of clients, including sports car bodywork and prototype high-performance downhill skis.Production
Expansion of the series
M32 World Map
Our expanding M32 owner base has encouraged the setup of one-design fleet racing in sailing hotspots across the globe, all unique to their local market. From iconic yacht clubs in North America, city centre competitions in Scandinavia, picturesque locations in the Mediterranean, and the thrilling high-wind venues across the Southern Hemisphere – being part of M32 World gives access to the full breadth of our sport.
The M32 Academy is a world leading educational platform for high-performance and apparent wind sail racing. From getting kids onboard for the first time to fine tuning Olympic sailors, the M32 catamaran has proved itself as the perfect tool to excite, educate and entertain. The M32 Academy is building relations with powerful and influential sailing bodies around the world to nurture sailors to the top end of our ever-developing sport.
The International Class Association
The M32 International Class Association was introduced to give our owners and sailors a voice. The association has representatives from the builder and from around the world to ensure that M32 World global targets are in line with what our owners, sailors and partners are searching for. The class association maintains the one-design integrity of the class throughout the world.
The inaugural M32 World Championship was held in Marstrand, Sweden where 15 boats took to the start line in what was an epic spectacle. Following the huge success of the 2016 event and as interest in the class continues to develop, plans are already set for the 2018 World Championship in Chicago, USA.