Luxury Catamarans

There are luxury catamarans for charter here.

Luxury catamarans are increasing in popularity worldwide, both for yacht charters and as private yachts, as newer and better catamarans are being designed and built. Catamarans are still predominantly sailing yachts, by number, although there are some important larger motor yachts that are being designed and built, chartered and sold.

If you are interested in chartering a large crewed luxury catamaran for your vacation, please browse a selection of the charter boats here. You can also contact us for charter yacht offers or yacht sales directly here. If you are interested in the latest luxury catamaran yacht launches and designs have a look at luxury catamaran news here, or at the bottom of the page.

More about Luxury Catamarans

Yacht designers are well aware of the benefits of luxury catamarans in terms of space, configuration flexibility and cruising efficiencies. One downside is potential difficulties in finding harbour berths due to the large beam of a larger crewed luxury catamaran. Luxury yacht industry professionals increasingly view the catamaran concept as being the 'yacht type of the future'.  Luxury catamarans are getter larger, more luxurious and more technologically advanced and there are more and more interesting designs being Launched every year - as with other more traditional kinds of mono-hull superyacht.

The strengths of the catamaran as a luxury yacht re well documented. This type of sailing superyacht offers the speed and space of a large modern motor yacht whilst at the same time providing the smooth efficient sailing performance of a sailing yacht. Reduced draft has its benefits too. This enables even large catamaran to moor in close to the shoreline and get great spots in port or anchorages. Luxury catamarans have further upside in that’s they have excellent stability, safety and efficiency in terms of engine and fuel usage.

An increasingly important advantage is the ecological or green one. Large luxury sailing catamarans are able to subsidise their fuel use by using the wind for propulsion. Also, catamarans tend to use smaller and more efficient diesel engines than mono hull yachts, especially motor yachts, as they are efficiently driven through the water as higher speeds without as much power. Catamarans designs simply very good sense, from every angle, and they also make excellent charter yachts.

Europeans, particularly the French, were the first to take up the luxury catamaran concept in a serious way. All areas of the world are now showing a stronger interest in designing and building catamarans and many are being produced and sold in countries like the United kingdom, Italy, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

The luxury catamaran superyachts which have several crewmembers are now a far more common sight on the world’s oceans and there are a number of large cats which measure over 100ft in length. These super catamarans feature as both sailing yacht and motor yachts, private and charter yachts – there are all types represented in the large mega yacht catamarans. As the yacht owner demand for luxury sailing catamarans has increased so too has the number of companies designing and building them. Some of the companies that are involved in catamaran building and design include Yapluka, Blue Bay, Sunreef, Blue Coast, and VPLP (Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost).

Below is the latest catamaran yachting news and one the left column as a small selection of some of the many luxury catamarans available for charter, around the world. If you have any yacht charter or yacht sales questions or questions about anything related to catamarans, please contact us here.

Catamaran Luxury Yacht News

JFA WindQuest Yacht among ISS Design Awards 2014 Finalists
JFA superyacht WindQuest under sail
Long Island 85 charter yacht WindQuest by JFA Yachts has been announced as one of the finalists for the ISS Design Award 2014. Delivered in May 2014, this lovely catamaran can comfortably sleep 8 guests in total.
Claydon Reeves and BMT Nigel Gee unveil motor yacht Project Chuan
Luxury motor yacht Project Chuan by Claydon Reeves and BMT Nigel Gee
The all-new super yacht Project Chuan has been proudly unveiled by Claydon Reeves and BMT Nigel Gee. Her model will be showcased by Claydon Reeves at next week's Monaco Yacht Show.
Sunreef Yachts presents Hydrofoil System for Luxury Open Power Catamarans at Cannes Yachting Festival
First luxury open power catamaran with hydrofoil system
The all-new ground-breaking Hydrofoil System for luxury open power catamarans was proudly presented by Sunreef Yachts at last week's Cannes Yachting Festival 2014. This will enable the yachts to achieve a maximum speed of up to 70 knots.
Yachting Developments signs new order for 33,5m sailing yacht Hull 1012
Hull 1012 Yacht by Yachting Developments
Yachting Developments has signed a new order for the 33,5m super yacht Hull 1012, superbly penned by Frers Naval Architecture and with interior design by Adam Lay Studio. She is scheduled for delivery in early 2016.
Sale of three units of new sailing catamaran Sunreef 74 before its official presentation
New sailing yacht Sunreef 74
The sale of three units of the new sailing yacht Sunreef 74 before its official presentation has been proudly announced by Sunreef Yachts. Sunreef 74 is an elegant catamaran with super-yacht features, intelligent space planning and a fully personalized interior finish.
Oxygene Yachts Air range to be presented at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival
Superyacht AIR 99 by Oxygene Yachts - Profile
The Air range of luxury power catamarans by Oxygene Yachts from France will be officially presented during this month's Cannes Yachting Festival. The range includes Air 66, Air 77, Air 77 W and Air 99 yachts.
Videos: JFA Long Island 85 sailing yacht WindQuest
Two videos introducing the brand new JFA Long Island 85 charter yacht WindQuest, with naval architecture and interior design by Marc Lombard.
Sunreef Yachts announces its participation in Monaco Yacht Show 2014
Sunreef 156 ULTIMATE Yacht
Sunreef Yachts will be attending the next month's Monaco Yacht Show, presenting their striking projects, including the all-new superyacht Sunreef 156 from the ULTIMATE series.
Six prominent awards for Curvelle catamaran motor yacht QUARANTA
WSA 2014 for superyacht QUARANTA
The striking 34m Curvelle catamaran charter yacht QUARANTA is the proud winner of six prestigious prizes, including such outstanding awards as the World Superyacht Award 2014.
PlanetSolar concludes her TerraSubmersa expedition and leaves for Venice, Italy
PlanetSolar in Napflio - a lovely Greece yacht charter destination - Image credito to PlanetSolar
Last Friday saw the world's largest solar-powered boat, MS Tűranor PlanetSolar conclude her TerraSubmersa expedition. She set sail for the fabulous Italy yacht holiday destination - Venice on August 23, 2014.

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