The popularity of catamarans as a favorite for charters has increasingly grown over the years. A groovy catamaran cruise Dubai is high on the list of people who want to party on the boat while sailing the beautiful seas. Are you curious about sailing on a catamaran yourself? Check out this basic information:
A catamaran, or “cat” for short, is a multihull vessel with sails. While traditional boats and yachts only have one hull, catamarans are balanced on two equal-sized, parallel bodies with sails situated in the middle. Depending on its size, the space between the hulls may house a cockpit, a cabin, a lounge area, and some sturdy nets which can be a good place to relax in the sun.
What makes a catamaran special?
Its size and stability make a catamaran popular. With two hulls, there is bigger room onboard allowing it to accommodate more passengers than a yacht or monohull of the same size. With two hulls, the catamaran also provides stability which means it doesn’t keel over as much as monohulls do, keeping the boat and the passengers steady and secure. This also makes it is easy and less stressful to eat, sleep or relax onboard. Since catamarans do not need much water to sail, it can practically go in shallow places and even dock closer to shore where passengers can swim and snorkel about.
Are catamarans safer than monohulls?
Yes, they are safer than most monohulls. Properly balanced, catamarans do not keel over minimizing slipping or tumbling accidents as well as seasickness among passengers. This makes it ideal for family gatherings with children and elderly people. The stability also makes rave parties safer and more fun. Cats move faster, too. It can reach destinations or escape any oncoming storms as quickly as it possibly can. And most importantly, a well-built catamaran offers redundancy. Two hulls mean two engines. One engine can keep the catamaran running. Two hulls mean one damaged hull can still keep it afloat. Even if a catamaran capsizes, its watertight compartments keep it from sinking. This makes the catamaran itself a flotation device for passengers to hang on to while waiting for help to arrive.
If you have any more questions about catamarans and catamaran cruises, ask your charter company. They should be able to answer your queries and maybe even take you onboard a catamaran before you book a cruise. Enjoy!