Sail and power catamarans are both great boats with distinct advantages. To choose what is best for you, think about how you will be using the boat. The good news is they both work with our Business Yacht Ownership® program.
Sail catamarans have many benefits that make them wonderful boats.
- Sailboats are better if you want to follow the sun or do longer range cruising.
- With the right prop and engine, sailboats can do 9-10 knots and are very sea-worthy. They provide comfort at sea. If you just feel like laying back and relaxing, you can almost forget the mast is there. But, when the conditions are ideal, you will be able to sail. New designs and technological advancements make sail handling easier than ever.
- Sailboats are quiet and promote socialization. Generally, they can handle more guests at a time, whether they are socializing or sleeping.
- Sailboats cost less per cubic ft. of volume. The Helia 44 has as much or more room/volume than the Cumberland 47.
Power catamarans are also great boats, and although their benefits are different from the sailboats, they definitely have their advantages.
- They have low clearance. If your cruising plans involve a bridge with height restrictions, a power boat may be the better option.
- A properly, dedicated purpose catamaran powerboat gives significantly better speed and range than a comparable monohull powerboat.
- The Fountaine Pajot Motor Yacht offers the exceptional characterics of the catamaran platform, giving you a very comfortable ride and virtually eliminating rolling at anchor.
- The Fountaine Pajot Power cat is less expensive to run than a monohull and can compete with the economy of a trawler. The power cat also offers the efficiency of the hull, which allows you to go faster when you need to (up to 22 knots or so). This is not possible under normal conditions with a trawler or sailing cat.
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