I had a chance to sail the O51 extensively this summer. The boat has a tiller (you pay circa 10.000 euro for this option) but has cancelled and don't use it anymore. (I didn't tgry it but he says that under spinneaker it's impossible to use it as the spi line is jamming with the tiller. At helm
station there is a small lever that engage / disengage the tiller. To me it's a marketing
gimmick that is not worth 10.000 euros IMHO..
The boat is a real fun to sail, she is extremely sensitive to trim, very responsive and fast.. A very well equiped boat will cost around 850-900.000 euros (just the rotative carbon mast
is 98.000 euros).
To compare, at this price
you can buy a Lagoon
52 (a bit stripped version) or Catana
47 carbon or a FP 50 at 700.000 euros.
We hauled out the Outremer for wintering and working on it. Overall, it's avery well made, light and rigid boat. One can see easily that all the effort has been made for better sailing (the best available winches, blocks, stoppers, lines, etc. in the market..) whereas you obviously lack the luxury and space that you get on many other catamarans.