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What Kind of Boat is Best for Me?

Catamarans

In charter fleets around the world, catamarans are becoming more and more popular as charter boats. Hiring a catamaran offers the following advantages:

  • Extra space both above and below decks. Catamarans can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, depending on the boat’s size.
  • Catamarans provide a stable platform, with little to no heeling over when sailing. And when at anchor, there is no rolling around, guaranteeing a peaceful night’s sleep.
  • Catamarans have a much shallower draft than monohulls, which allows anchoring close to shore. 
  • Ease of handling. Most charter catamarans are set up with furling headsails and slab reefing mainsails (with lazy jacks) with all lines running back to the helm station and cockpit.
  • Two engines – so if one goes, you still have the other one!

Monohulls

  • A monohull is more streamlined and therefore easier to dock, it takes up less space, and is cheaper to dock, haul and slip.
  • Monohulls manoeuvre better because you’re not dealing with two hulls. They can make sharper turns and navigate more easily through narrow channels and tight spaces. 
  • The higher efficiency of a monohull design presents less resistance in heavier weather.
  • Due to their lower wetted surface area, catamarans are faster but it’s a bouncier ride whereas monohull designs work harmoniously with the elements. 

Power Boats

  • Power catamarans are also available for hire.
  • They are a good option for people who don’t feel comfortable hoisting the sails and are proving very popular with larger parties such as families on holiday together, who want a complete holiday experience.
  • Larger power cats can comfortably accommodate two families (10 people).

Are you ready to charter a boat? No licence required.

No licence is required for a Yacht Charter in the Whitsundays, unlike other locations worldwide. We offer a brief training session before you head out, for either sailing or powered yachts.

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