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

British Virgin Islands Yacht Charter aboard 2014 Victoria 67 Catamaran Yacht LIR
Victoria 67 charter catamaran LIR - Photo credit LIR Yacht
Enjoy an unforgettable British Virgin Islands yacht charter vacation aboard the Victoria 67 charter yacht LIR, constructed by Fountaine Pajot and launched in 2014. In this interview LIR's Captain, Chris Stollery talks about charter vacations aboard this fantastic boat as well as his personal experiences over the years.
Sunreef Yachts to participate in Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014
From October 30 to November 3, Sunreef Yachts will be present at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, showcasing the 2013 Sunreef 60 Loft yacht GRACE.
ISS Design Awards 2014 Finalists
Annual Awards Gala, 29 October 2014, Newly at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Finalists for this year's ISS Design Awards have been announced. For the first time, the winners will be unveiled at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Florida's Fort Lauderdale, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
Sunreef Yachts participating in 34th International Istanbul Boat Show
The currently running 34th International Istanbul Boat Show is being attended by Sunreef Yachts, displaying the 60 Sunreef Power yacht Ocean's 11. This lovely catamaran boasts all the features of the popular 70 Sunreef Power yacht.
Horizon to Showcase Four Luxury Motor Yachts at FLIBS 2014
Horizon E88 Yacht
This year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will see Horizon Yachts debut their PC52 power catamaran “Pomboo” and display the E88 motor yacht “Missing Card III,” PC60 power catamaran “Sanctuary” as well as the 2007 Horizon 85’ motor yacht “Nine Stars”.
BMT Nigel Gee to launch motor yacht Project L3 at this week’s Monaco Yacht Show
BMT Nigel Gee superyacht Project L3
BMT Nigel Gee has unveiled their all-new super yacht Project L3. This highly innovative 85-meter high performance catamaran will be officially launched at this week's Monaco Yacht Show.
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.

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