The top ten largest catamarans for charter
Check out our top ten list of the largest catamarans for charter below. Catamarans are awesome vessels that can offer many advantages over traditional monohulls. Cats are known to have exceptional stability while underway and at anchor, have huge cockpits that are weather protected, spacious foredecks with trampolines, and most large catamarans also have a fly bridge for sunbathing and al fresco dining. Catamarans generally have a greater overall volume with more space both inside and outside. Cats are also generally considered to be faster than monohulls, and can often get into shallower bays thanks to their low draft. A final benefit of the cat is along with her twin hulls, she will have twin engines and other essential engineering, which increases not only safety but often manoeuvrability.
HEMISPHERE - 44.20m (145')
44-metre Pendennis catamaran yacht Hemisphere with naval architecture by VPLP Superyacht
HEMISPHERE is one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world, and is the largest catamaran available for luxury yacht charters. She was launched in 2011 and measures 44.20m (145'). Luxury yacht HEMISPHERE is built Pendennis Shipyard in the UK and features naval architecture by Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost (VPLP). Her huge size means she can afford every luxury as well as sail or motor at high speeds. She is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in luxury in 4 double and 1 twin cabin.
DOUCE FRANCE - 42.20m (138' 5")
Luxury charter yacht Douce France by Alu Marine
Sailing catamaran 'Douce France' is a famous charter yacht delivered n 1998 by Alumarine. She measures 42.20m (138' 5") and is a superb yacht for exploring the best coast lines in comfort and style with up to 12 yacht charter guests. With a total fore and aft sail area Qf 5,692 square foot, Douce France has the ability to sail at a constant 22 knots in a 28 knot breeze, and regularly achieves 15 knots in 20 knots of wind! Other features include a 250 bottle wine cellar, with a selection of the world's most famous wines to be matched with fantastic cuisine and a fold away stairway aft so guests have easy access to the water and tenders. Guests also have a choice of three dining areas including the spacious cockpit that is nicely shaded with the deckhouse overhang, the more intimate interior lounge and the aft teak deck.
ISLAND PASSAGE - 42m (137.8ft)
Motor yacht ISLAND PASSAGE is a power catamaran and classed as small ship. Measuring 42m (137.8ft), this catamaran can accommodate up to 22 guests overnight in 11 luxurious cabins. Weighing in at almost 500 tonnes, ISLAND PASSAGE is equipped to travel to inaccessible areas and for entertainment and exploration, Island Passage carries purpose-built landing craft, three large tenders, sea kayaks, a five-seater helicopter and snorkelling equipment. She has a large dining room and saloon lounge and a library fitted with rich timber panelling and New Zealand Kauri furniture. The yachts outdoor living spaces are spacious and include a covered aft deck as well as a huge upper deck which also doubles as a Helipad.
CHE - 34,72m (113' 11")
Sunreef 74 Catamaran CHE
Charter yacht CHE is a luxury catamaran built by Sunreef Yachts in 2010. Catamaran CHE is a Sunreef 114 model and was Sunreef’s second custom-made superyacht. Sailing yacht CHE measures 34,72m (113' 11") and has a huge spacious main salon thanks to her 42ft (12.80m) beam. She has a massive cockpit area where guests can relax on one of the many couches and a large dining table for al fresco meals that is sheltered from the elements by the hard top roof. Up one level is the large fly bridge area with more sun pads to relax and another large table for dining or enjoying cocktails. The Sunreef 114 catamaran CHE is able to accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 beautifully designed and staterooms.
QUARANTA - 34.10m (111' 11")
34m superyacht Quaranta by Curvelle and Logos Marine
The 34-metre motor yacht Quaranta is a power catamaran, built by Curvelle - Logos in Tuzla, Turkey in 2013. Built in composite, the 34-metre catamaran yacht Quaranta is powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acer diesel engines, enabling her to achieve a top speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 23 knots. A special feature of this catamaran is the aft deck area that is utilized as a lifting platform. At deck level it provides a large area for lounging or entertaining with the tender docked safely out of sight between the hulls. It can be also lowered to water level and become the beach club and with a touch of a button have two water cascades with spa bubbles from underneath. The platform can also be lowered below the water surface to launch toys and tenders, including the U-Boat Worx C-Quester 2 person submersible. Curvelle superyacht Quaranta offers 6 well-appointed staterooms for 12 guests in total.
NECKER BELLE - 32.00m (105')
At 32m or 105 ft, NECKER BELLE comes in at number 6 on our top ten list of the largest catamarans for charter. Sailing yacht NECKER BELLE is a cutting edge carbon fibre catamaran which means she is light for sailing or motoring at high speeds. She is capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots under sail. NECKER BELLE offers generous accommodation for 10-12 guests. Her contemporary and spacious interior is furnished with maple and bamboo generating a cool, calm and relaxed atmosphere throughout. Live out your James Bond fantasies on Necker Nymph, a 3-person aero submarine that can dive down to a depth of 30 metres. This underwater 'aircraft' has been designed especially for Virgin Limited Edition and takes exploration under the sea to a whole new level - or should that be depth?! NECKER BELLE won the 2010 best new refit at the World Superyacht Awards.
IPHARRA - 31.09m (102')
Sunreef Yacht Ipharra
Luxury Sailing Catamaran IPHARRA was launched in 2010 and is the first 102ft Sunreef multihull ever produced. The 31.09m (102') Yacht IPHARRA is now the flagship of the fleet and boasts comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests in five spacious cabins. Cat IPHARRA has an aluminium hull and an expansive 42ft beam. Her spacious shaded cockpit offers alfresco dining and her massive flybridge is equipped with a dining table and sunloungers. Forward, IPHARRA offers plenty of room for relaxation and fun on her dual trampolines.
ALLURES -30.50m (100' 1")
Luxury charter catamaran ALLURES
The huge sailing catamaran ALLURES is elegant and refined, and one of the largest and fastest, all carbon-sail catamarans in the world offering extended cruising at speeds over 20 knots. S/Y ALLURES offers a high level of comfort but also ultimate safety and ease of handling. Like most large catamarans she offers performance sailing with almost no heal as well as superior sea comfort and access to shallower areas close to the beach. With its 30.3 meters in length, 13.3 meters in beam and mast height of 37 meters for no more than 50 tons, she is an outstanding yacht, certainly the most elegant, coherent and homogeneous sailing catamaran ever built. Comparing to standard mono hull of her size, she set up new standards of sea capabilities. She is the perfect platform to enjoy a new way of sea-life.
BLACK SWAN -28.65m (94')
Catamaran BLACK SWAN is a 92’ Blue Bay Sailing Yacht built by the French company Yachts Industries in 2008. BLACK SWAN’s aft exterior saloon is a large shaded terrace and an automatic sliding door integrates the exterior settee with the interior arrangement into a great social gathering area. The aft stairs of each hull gives direct access to the sea through a pivoting beach and access to the fly bridge is also from aft terrace. The fly bridge layout enables sunbathing areas on each aft side of the fly with a comfortable central spa, a dining table with sofa. BLACK SWAN features a very simple sail plan with a full battened main sail and an automatic furling self-tacking jib.
ORION 90 -27.43m (90')
Sailing catamaran ORION was built by Catana of France in 2008 and measures 27.4m (90ft) in length. S/Y ORION has a light and contemporary interior décor. Honey toned woods, cream leather furnishings and ample natural light. The salon and dining is an open plan, with the lounge on the starboard side, formal dining port and forward, plus the well-equipped galley port and aft. Adjacent to the salon is a generous shaded aft cockpit, with plenty of seating and an alfresco dining option. Guests can wander forward where 2 large trampolines are perfect for sunning and relaxing. Powered by 2 x Perkins 210hp engines when not under sail, the Catana 90 ORION catamaran is capable of 8 – 10 knots.
WINDQUEST - 26.25m (86' 1")
Long Island 85' superyacht Windquest
Luxury sailing cat WINDQUEST was designed by the well renowned Marc Lombard and built by JFA Yachts of France in 2014. Measuring 26.25m (86.1ft), WINDQUEST sleeps up to 8 charter guests. The main salon is raised and opens onto the aft deck, creating a spacious entertaining area. The contemporary and stylish salon is surrounded by panoramic windows and features a lounge and wet bar on the starboard side, with formal dining to port. The WINDQUEST catamaran has an abundance of exterior living areas including the aft deck with ample seating, alfresco dining and sunpads. A walk over aft deck joins the 2 wide transoms and swim platforms, enabling effortless water access. Side decks lead forward to a spacious foredeck, 2 large trampolines and the master suite’s private balcony, which is also accessed directly from the master suite via internal steps. Above the main deck, a generous sundeck is perfect for any occasion, complete with comfortable seating, alfresco dining tables and wet bar.