Sailing catamaran is a very popular charter option due to its stability, as well as amount of space and safety it provides. These benefits arise from the fact that a catamaran has two hulls joined by a frame. Each hull contains one engine.
Sailing a catamaran is done at a level, since it rarely heels. This means you can walk, sit, eat, drink and live far more comfortably on a catamaran than a monohull. This also implies less possibility of getting sea sick. A sailing catamaran provides more space than a regular sailboat, which makes it ideal for relaxed yacht charter. The two hulls offer space for more cabins, heads and lounging areas. There is also more deck space and the cockpit is twice as large as the one on a monohull. Need we remind you that more space implies more privacy as well? Because of their form, catamarans act as a sort of a raft and cannot be sunk. They have great maneuverability because of their two engines which makes it easier to dock a catamaran than a single engine monohull. Catamarans can avoid the bad weather by simply "outrunning" it, as they are very fast.
Sailing catamarans is a bit different then sailing a monohull - due to two hulls that cannot heel, they lose more speed while tacking. As mentioned above, they are also very fast, and it is more efficient to zig zag downwind rather than heading directly away from the wind (as is the case with monohulls). Also, because of their shallow draft, you can sail them in areas that a monohull could not reach.
If you are thinking of going on a sailing trip, charter catamarans are a very attractive option. Enjoy sailing with more stability, safety, speed and privacy!
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