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

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 Tûranor PlanetSolar conclude her TerraSubmersa expedition. She set sail for the fabulous Italy yacht holiday destination - Venice on August 23, 2014.
New office for Sunreef Yachts in Bahrain
New office for Sunreef Yachts in Bahrain
Polish catamaran manufacturer, Sunreef Yachts, has opened a new office in Bahrain, in order to reinforces its position in the Middle East region.
Sunreef Yachts at upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2014 with four luxury yachts on display
70 Sunreef Power Yacht 1 Life
This year's Cannes Yachting Festival will see Sunreef Yachts showcase four luxury catamarans, including the Sunreef 102 charter yacht IPHARRA.
Next week’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week to feature high speed and high tech sailing
AC45 sail catamaran in action
Set to run from August 16 to 23, next week's Audi Hamilton Island Race Week will boast one of the world’s fastest sailboats for its size and type, the AC45 class catamaran.
Largest Ever Australian Built Superyacht to be constructed by Echo Yachts in Henderson
Echo Yachts - Sheds
The newly formed Echo Yachts, founded by a Singaporean family and based in Western Australia, is to built an 84m tri-hull superyacht and a 46m support vessel. The superyacht's exterior design and interior styling will be created by renowned Sam Sorgiovanni.
PlanetSolar arrives in Athens as part of ‘TerraSubmersa’ scientific expedition
PlanetSolar across the Korinthos Canal
Yesterday, August 3, 2014, saw the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, reach the Port of Piraeus in Athens, a beautiful Greece yacht charter destination, as part of the TerraSubmersa expedition. This is a collaboration between UNIGE, the Neuchâtel Latenium, the Greek Service for Underwater Antiquities, the Swiss School of Archeology in Greece, and the Hellenic Center for Maritime Research.
Sunreef Yachts delivers motor yacht 1 LIFE – the first 70 Sunreef Power Yacht with IPS System
70 Sunreef Power Yacht 1 Life
Sunreef Yachts has delivered the all-new 70 Sunreef Power yacht 1 Life - the first 70 Sunreef Power model with IPS system. In addition, this lovely catamaran boasts innovative interior solutions and an open saloon, which provides more living space for the owners.

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