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Why sailing catamarans make the ideal charter vessel

Why sailing catamarans make the ideal charter vessel

Double the hulls, double the fun!  Sailing catamarans provide the perfect platform for creating fond, lasting memories on the water. Whether its a birthday, corporate event, or just a fun day out with friends, here’s a list of reasons to consider chartering a sailing catamaran this summer.

1. They have SO much space

The real space advantage of catamarans comes from what is called the ‘bridgedeck’ – the platform above the waterline that connects the two hulls.  All that space in-between makes a wonderful indoor (or outdoor) area for entertaining, or simply lounging around. Leaving the hulls to be filled with spacious cabins, bathrooms and storage.  Comfortable, sheltered, and sitting high up above the water, it’s easy to see why many sailors prefer the space that catamarans offer when living aboard.  Capella is surveyed for up to 40 including crew, making her the largest capacity sailing catamaran operating full time out of Perth.

2. They can access really shallow waters

Catamarans get their stability from their width so therefore tend to have very low hulls. This allows them to access very shallow water and get in really close to shore. Capella has a draught of just 0.7m and retractable keels to enable her to go right up onto the sand.

There are so many benefits to having a “low bottom”.  Sail over reefs without disturbing them and watch stingrays glide by.  Anchor in waist-deep crystal blue waters.  Access the beach without having to swim too far.  And if the south-westerly gets up (as Perth is notorious for) you can just tuck closer in to a bay to gain protection from the elements.

3. They’re friendly on the environment and marine life

Sailing vessels are a much more environmentally-conscious choice. Without big engines constantly running there is not only less fuel being consumed, there’s less chance of scaring or hurting our precious ocean and marine life.

Sail past sea lions and watch dolphins dart around the hulls as you glide through the water under sail, leaving only the water behind you.

4. No side to side swaying

Because catamarans don’t lean from side to side, there’ll be no aching bodies or spilled drinks. Less motion also means those prone to seasickness are generally less likely to fall ill (though we make no guarantees, of course!).  This makes catamarans an ideal vessel for people of all ages.  As past guests have said: “Even with a few white caps it was always smooth sailing”.

5. They have so much deck space to lounge around on

Those big white trampolines at the front are as comfortable as they look. The perfect spot to sit and spot marine life, or share a platter of antipasto and bubbly at anchor. Enjoy watching fish swim beneath you as you bask in the sun, taking in that magnificent WA coastline. There is also the huge seating area on the stern (back) where you can sit and watch the world fade into the distance behind you.

6. Uninterrupted views

Take shelter inside without compromising the view. Experience 360 degree views from the large windows inside the salloon situated high up above the waterline. No need to bunker down away from your guests if you’re looking to escape the elements.

The Verdict

The comfort and ease of a catamaran makes them an ideal charter vessel for seasoned sailors and land lubbers alike. Savor the space with a small group of friends or pack her with people for a party like no other, there is plenty of deck space for everyone. A catamaran is the perfect platform for an unforgettable day on the water!

Book a sailing adventure with us today!

Charter 1 offers a variety of short and long tours bookable direct through our website.  Click here to view our tours page. 

Or contact us for a no obligation free quote on what it costs to charter Capella privately – you’d be surprised how cost effective it is for groups of 15 or more.