Thanks to its 2 hulls, a catamaran offers an exceptional living space with increased stability. Catamarans were designed to be ideal for cruising with comfort higher than a monohull. A little different than renting a sailboat, they a shallow draft allowing access to shallow anchorages. A catamaran is one of the most popular boats when it comes to yacht charters. The stability along with the living space provided is unparalleled. If travelling with family or a group of friends, charter a catamaran and take advantage of these incredible boats.
The price of a catamaran depends on the size and the season. A typical rental will cost between 1,600€ and 8,000€ per week. An average rental will be approximately 3,500€ a week, but it is also possible to rent by the day which will average to about 600€ a day. As mentioned, it will depend on the destination plus the time of the year.
When renting a catamaran, you'll have access to rentals all across the world. When one first thinks of catamaran charters, the first destinations that come to mind are Greece, Croatia and Italy. These countries have stunning coasts and a catamaran rental for one week will provide the sailing holidays of your dreams. In addition to these destinations, we highly suggest renting a catamaran in the BVI's, Malta or newer destinations that sailors are picking up on like Phuket or Montenegro.
It is not necessary to have a licence to operate a sailing catamaran in France. However, a nautical CV attesting to significant experience on this type of boat is required. In other countries, you will need to have a license as well as previous charter experience. For example, Croatia requires a license and a VHF certificate to rent. If you have no experience, it is possible to rent a catamaran with a skipper (captain). Because of the size of most catamarans, charter companies and owners will expect plenty of experience sailing with similar type of vessels. Captaining a catamaran requires some practice so chartering with a skipper would be the best idea.
There are several brands of catamarans available for rent including Fountaine-Pajot, Bali, Catana and several others. You can choose a catamaran starting from 200€/day. Some catamarans provide increased luxury and comfort, like the Bali Catamarans, while others offer a balance compromise between comfort and performance like the Lucia 40 or the Lagoon series. To find the catamaran that best fits your project, filter them by size, location, capacity, brand, price and choose whether you need it with or without skipper. If you're sailing with family or friends, catamarans provide safety for a perfect vacation. While catamarans are the perfect for stability, we still have sailboats, motor boats and even yachts to charter.