Luxury crewed catamarans are available for charter in a wide range of styles and sizes. Catamarans have become one of the most famous vessel types for private yacht charters in recent years. Catamaran sailing holidays are becoming increasingly popular year after year. The number of luxury catamarans available for charter follows the demand in numbers and service quality. This article will introduce you to luxury catamaran charter, what to expect, and how to book.
What is a catamaran?
A sailing catamaran is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. Unlike sailboats, catamaran stability is achieved with a wide beam. The cabins and toilets are located in the hulls, while the saloon is in the area between the hulls, on the deck.
The catamaran has limited heeling, which results in a more stable experience while sailing. You can easily walk from the cockpit into the saloon on one level. The stability and comfort of a catamaran are far superior. Cooking is easy and safe.
Having twin engines, catamarans are highly maneuverable and easy to dock. You can navigate into places you can’t get to with a monohull, and you can anchor closer to shore due to the shallow draft. The catamaran is more stable at anchor.
Luxury crewed catamarans are available in a wide range of styles. Catamarans have become one of the most famous vessel types for private yacht charters in recent years. Catamarans available for charter follow demand in terms of numbers and quality of service. The catamaran is one of the most popular boats for charter in Croatia and the Mediterranean. This article will introduce you to luxury catamaran charter, what to expect, and how to book.
Luxury catamarans vary from 13 to 25 meters and offer comfortable accommodations for 6-10 guests in 3-5 air-conditioned cabins, bathrooms, and have additional amenities typical for modern yachts.
What are the pros of the Luxury Catamaran Charter?
Luxury catamarans offer very comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned en-suite cabins, with enough storage space for your belongings and a guest saloon with a galley. In addition, there are many outdoor spaces; an aft cockpit with an al-fresco dining table, a front lounge with sun pads, and a flybridge with sun pads and a relaxing area.
Luxury catamarans are crewed boats, meaning every detail of your sailing trip is covered. Depending on the size and the charter price, there can be 2- 4 crew members.
When you charter a luxury catamaran, you can choose your cruise itinerary in consultation with the captain. The charter itinerary is customized to guests' preferences and follows the weather conditions.
Catamarans are an excellent choice for large families, groups of friends, and families with children. Luxury catamarans are stocked with water sports amenities like a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, fishing and snorkeling equipment, water skiing, and a tender boat. Of course, the list of extra equipment depends on the size and price. If you have special requirements, there is the possibility of ordering some extra items.
How much does it cost to charter a luxury catamaran?
Luxury catamaran prices vary and depend on the size, brand, comfort, quality, number of crew members, and rental season.
Average prices per week based on the catamaran size:
The rental price includes:
Accommodation on the yacht, VAT, complete linen and towels, tender, yacht insurance, service on board, yacht cleaning, use of leisure equipment on board, and WiFi.
The rental price does not include:
Food and beverages, Crew service fee (although on catamarans >55`, this is mostly included in charter fee), port and marina fees, private expenses, transfers from/to the airport, fuel for the motorized program (waterskiing, tender). These extra costs will be charged from the APA (Advance Provision Allowance), usually 20%-30% of the basic charter price.
How far ahead should I book a luxury catamaran?
Although there is a wide choice of catamarans available for private charter in Croatia, booking at least eight months before the charter is wise. However, if you are looking for a more luxurious version, start looking for the perfect match at least twelve months before. The best ones are always booked first.
What kind of menu is served on a crewed catamaran?
Depending on the number of crew, the guest can have a half-board or full-board menu. All menus are freshly prepared and based on local, fresh ingredients.
Breakfast normally consists of a full and varied buffet. This will include bread, pastry, jam, butter, honey, fruit, cheese, and eggs served in various ways, cereals, tea, coffee, and fresh fruit juices.
Lunch will generally consist of a main course, which may include fish, meat, chicken, or vegetables. Served with side dishes, salads, and vegetables, followed by fresh fruit or dessert.
Dinner time on a catamaran is a unique experience, usually lasting for a couple of hours. As the sun sets, you can enjoy the sunset view, relax in the company of family and friends, capture memorable photos and create lifelong memories. Dinner is served in the alfresco cockpit area, just like all other meals, except in case of unpleasant weather conditions, the dinner service will move to the saloon. Following an aperitif, you can enjoy a three-course dinner beautifully presented and served by the professional and friendly crew.
On more expensive and super luxury catamarans, lunch and dinner are served in several courses, and light snacks are served during the day. 1st class fish and meat, complexly prepared food that requires top chef skills and the most demanding palate.
If you would like to charter a luxury catamaran and cruise the Adriatic and the Mediterranean accompanied by your family and friends, please feel free to get in touch.