The year to date has been very good for Catamarans. Perhaps the phenomenon of an American hero, Joe Mohr, winning the America’s Cup has also aided in the rise of Catamarans. It has given us a glimpse into the dreams of sailors in the days before expensive yachts.
Sail these sleek vessels on the wind as you walk along the decks as if it were your first time on a deck of a luxury yacht. On top of that, Catamarans have the luxury of not requiring crew while sailing.
Unlike other boats, they are designed to be small, quiet pleasure craft. They are perfect for short trips and with no need for a captain.
One of the newest sports catamarans is the top end Endurance Cat. Many people are surprised to hear this and assume that the Catamaran has always been a traditional catamaran with a smaller displacement and lesser speed. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Modern Catamarans is light and fast with a wide variety of trim levels. In a single event it can cover three hundred miles, in six days. There is no more special privilege than that of being first to sail such a vessel.
Two of the most famous Catamarans in the world today are the Juan Perez and the Robert Wadlow. Both can cruise along at forty knots and if necessary can reach speeds of sixty knots.
The Juan Perez is actually a new design, built in 2020, but it was designed to use fiberglass hulls for lightness. It is powered by a two-stroke engine and is a four seater.
Catamarans are comfortable and have a completely smooth ride. They are perfect for long offshore sailing. Catamarans can also make a nice cruiser or weekend catamaran.
These versatile boats are available for sale at both boat dealerships and online. Depending on the type of vessel you choose, you may want to keep your budget in mind.
Some of the more popular types include models with motors that are easily installed, those that require little or no maintenance and some that have fully automatic engines. The best thing to do when buying a Cat, is to find one that fits your budget and meets your needs. Remember, when buying one, that the less you spend, the better you will be able to enjoy it.
Sailing Catamarans is available for sale at most major dealerships and also at Sail America, which sells boats to all ages. The larger specialty stores also carry them. Do your research and you will find a perfect one for you.
A good idea is to ask friends and family for advice and see what they think of the particular one you want. If you have a unique idea for a special purchase, you can even consider getting the custom made.