A visceral sailing experience
Sailing Catamarans: Sailing Catamarans make great cruising and bluewater boats.
Although the principles of sailing are the same for both catamarans and monohulls, there are some enormous advantages to safety and comfort for sailing catamarans.
One of the biggest developments over the last decade in the yachting arena has been the rise of the super catamaran: a multihull over 100 feet in length.
The emergence of the super or mega catamaran is a relatively new event affiliated to the rise of the mega or super yacht, used to describe the huge growth in luxurious,
large motor yachts on the French Riviera, Caribbean and Floridian Coast.
- Level sailing gives greater comfort and is less tiring.
- The danger of falling overboard on a catamaran is considerably less than on a monohull.
- It seems that you do the same activities whether you are at anchor, sailing, or motoring.
- With a catamaran's level sailing, seasickness is reduced significantly.
- A very valuable yet seldom talked about benefit is no rolling in an anchorage.
- You don't have to put away everything every time you start sailing.
- The draft on catamaran varies from 1 to 4 feet depending on whether it has mini-keels or dagger boards.
- 360 degree view you have from most catamaran bridge decks.
- Onboard a catamaran you remain informally connected to the world outside.
- Galley Up layouts make provisioning, serving and cleaning just steps from the cockpit instead of many unsafe trips up and down the companionway; even when in the galley the cook is still part of the party.
- Because of the large wide deck areas there is a real feeling of space when outside.
- When sailing with three or more people catamarans offer much more privacy as the two hulls, and the suites and heads within them, are far away from each other.
- Catamarans are faster than monohulls and can avoid most serious weather and, at worst, place itself in a more favorable position to avoid the brunt of a storm.
- Catamarans are superior to monohulls in terms of redundancy due to twin engines and twin rudders.
- Better dinghy storage on davits between hulls as well as safer access to the dinghy and watersports.