Power catamarans: a buyer’s guide

The power catamaran market attracts more buyers every year and is growing fast. All the large boatyards such as Bali Catamarans, Fountaine Pajot and Nautitech have used their expertise in the world of sailing multihulls, along with the innovative power only brand Aquila to bring a new generation of motor catamarans to market.

From experienced sailors no longer wishing to raise sails, to powerboat enthusiasts and first-time yacht owners; power catamarans offer an excellent boating experience.


Features of a power catamaran

Power catamarans are becoming increasingly popular, not least because like sailing catamarans, they have spacious interiors that mean you have plenty of time for socializing and relaxing.

For example, an average motor catamaran that measures 12-15 meters in length will usually have three or four cabins; and ones that span up to 22 meters will usually have five double cabins.

However, the main feature of a power catamaran, is of course, its engine. Totalling two engines, these make maneuvering in harbors simple, as you can turn in a circle by reversing the two engine controls. Plus, the engine power means that you can reach your chosen destination much quicker than you could in a sailing catamaran.


Advantages of power catamarans

Sailors opt for power catamarans over sailing catamarans and monohulls for a range of reasons, including the following:


The twin hulls ensure great stability

The twin hulls of a power catamaran give it a great deal of stability at all times. Whether you find yourself in a slightly choppy berth, or out at sea in a swell and full crosswind, you will suffer much less from rolling and pitching, giving a comfortable experience to the crew.

Power catamaran yachts are equipped with powerful engines that allow you to reach your destination more quickly than a sailboat, so you can spend the extra time visiting more places, or just relaxing together aboard the boat.

Modern motor catamarans are generally very fuel-efficient compared with monohull motor yachts of the same size.


Combine socializing with peace and quiet

On our power catamaran yachts, you can make use of shared, open living spaces where you can relax and socialize, or retreat to the privacy and seclusion of your own cabin. Our range of power catamarans for sale offers a great deal of space; and by selecting the right layout, you can create more social or secluded spaces to match your needs.


Safety and security

The two hull design on a motor catamaran provides excellent peace of mind when it comes to safety, as modern catamarans are practically impossible to tip over. Plus, the open space afforded by a power catamaran causes less risk of trips or falls for your crew or family as they move around the boat.

The addition of a second engine (something not found in most monohull yachts), further adds to your sense of security. There’s no need to worry if one breaks down, as you can still get your family, friends and crew back home to port.


We represent top power catamaran manufacturers

There’s no better way to find the perfect power catamaran for sale, than to step on-board and experience what they have to offer. As a first step, you can visit international exhibitions such as the Fort Lauderdale or Cannes boat shows and see what’s available. Once you have narrowed down your choice, you can organize a trial with our team of experienced sailing professionals, or even arrange a charter to try the boat out for yourself before buying.

We work with four of the leading power catamaran brands in the world: Aquila, Bali, Fountaine Pajot and Nautitech to offer you a wide range of yachts and configurations. Whatever your needs, we’ll help you find the perfect yacht, as we have a wide range of catamaran power boats for sale.

Contact our team today to discuss your needs, or select a boat on our site, configure it to your taste and we’ll provide you a quote there and then.

Alternatively, you can take a look at our other buying guides:
Sailing catamarans

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