Catamaran Boats for sale
What you need to know before buying a catamaran boat
Catamarans offer stability, control, and optimized space for the sailor. While the boats are not the traditional sailboat, which some purist may wish to acquire, they do offer a mixture of both the sail boat as well as the luxury leisure yachts. And while some would argue that the monohull is a viable option, there are several advantages to purchasing a Catamaran Boat for sale.Read More
A level sail and shallow draft
One of the main advantages of the Catamaran is that you get a level sail. There is not an angle or sea sickening rise. The heel stays at the most 5 degrees, more often than naught less than that. For a leisure vessel the catamarans provide a more stable ride. Passengers are not bounced about as much as they would be on a monohull or another sailboat which has a high angled hull.
Coupling the level advantage is the shallow draft of the vessel. This feature maximizes the navigation versatility of the boat. Due to the shallow draft, the Catamaran can navigate in the Keys just as easily as they can the Gulf. Additionally, the shallow draft on the Catamaran boats for sale give the vessels more anchoring possibilities.
Why the multi-hull design?
Apart from the reasons already listed, the multi-hull construction of the Catamaran gives the boat an unsinkable, or rather an almost unsinkable, design. Wider beams provide stability against rougher water. The space between the hulls helps to minimize the pressure on the front bow.
Beam width on the catamarans is substantially wider than that of most offshore vessels. The dual or tri hull configurations provide a substantial deck area for socialization and leisure. However, the wide surface also serves navigational purposes, reducing rocking and swaying.
Catamarans generally have larger accommodations because of the multi-hull design. Staterooms tend to accommodate 4 to 6 passengers easily, with larger vessels having separate crew quarters on the stern or with staterooms separated port and starboard. Depending upon the brand and series that you choose, the cabin may be separated into two separate spaces (as it is a dual or tri hull configuration) or have a single layout connected through the joining of the hulls.
While the Catamaran boats are primarily driven by its sails, the boats also house inboard diesel engines. Depending upon the brand and the size of the boat, the inboard HP will vary. In most instances, however, the catamaran will have a twin-engine set-up.
Brands of catamaran boats for sale
Catamaran sailing is a lot different from regular boat sailing. As aforementioned, with the boat having more stability, the boat doesn’t heel over often. What’s more, its lightweight design allows it to move faster across the waters. Nevertheless, when you are sailing a catamaran boat, you also have to pay attention to factors, you might not necessarily be used to. These include, the wind and upwind sailing conditions. Depending on the wind conditions, sailing a catamaran in heavy waters can be a liability, if not handled safely. However, for casual sailors, the catamaran is still a great choice as it offers a relaxing, faster and smoother ride.
If you are searching for catamaran boats for sale, there are a few catamaran boat brands you should be aware of. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Broadblue Catamarans
- Admiral Yacht Manufacturers
- Chantier Catana
- Alliaura Marine
- Dolphin Catamarans
- Fortuna Catamarans
- Fountaine Pajot
- Maine Cat
- Gunboat Catamarans
- Fusion Catamarans
- Nautitech Catamarans
- The Moorings Yacht Ownership
- Robertson and Caine
- Performance Cruising
- Voyage Yachts
- TomCat Boats
- Switch Catamarans
- Seawind USA
- Francis Marine
- Royal Cape Catamarans
To find more information on the manufacturers listed, please click on the corresponding link or visit the manufacturer review pages.
Where can you find a catamaran boat for sale?
For the widest selection of pre-owned Catamarans, please see the Vessel Vendor search pages. On our site you will find a wide selection of not only the top manufacturers, but from boat enthusiasts looking for qualified buyers.
Buyers who are unsure as to which catamaran model is best suited for his or her location and nautical needs are encouraged to review the boat review pages, model specification, and manufacturer summary pages, as well as the location pages of Vessel Vendor.
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