Here at Bruneko Yacht Charter, we often get the question, “What is the difference between a sailing yacht and a catamaran?”
The type of vessel you book will define your experience on the sea.
Do you seek an authentic sailing experience during which you’ll uncover the natural beauty and thousands of hidden islands of the Croatian coast?
Or want a modern, spacious luxury of a catamaran to glide on the crystal clear Adriatic Sea?
Today, we explore the key differences between a sailing yacht and a catamaran to help you decide which is the right fit for your next sailing adventure.
Let's set sail into the world of sailing vessels, where the first visible difference between the two lies in their unique dimensions and hull design.
When you step aboard a catamaran, you'll notice its impressive width and the presence of not just one, but two hulls – giving it a distinctive "multi-hull" design. On the other hand, sailing yachts, also known as monohulls, boast a sleek and classic single hull.
Despite their similar lengths, catamarans appear almost double the width when you compare their beams.
For instance, at Bruneko Yacht Charter, we offer sailing yachts ranging from 9.99 to 15.3 meters in length and up to 4.49 meters in width. In contrast, our catamaran extends to a generous 7.08 meters wide, with a length of 12.85 meters.
The wider double-hulled design of catamarans makes them perfect companions for venturing into shallower waters, offering a smooth and stable glide.
Meanwhile, sailing yachts thrive in deeper waters, gracefully navigating the seas as they immerse themselves in the open blue.
So whether you're drawn to the thrill of shallow coastal exploration or the allure of the deeper, boundless horizons, your perfect vessel awaits your call.
Catamarans, with their larger dimensions and multiple hulls, welcome you into a realm of abundant space for resting inside the gallery and soaking up the sun's warm embrace.
Even when compared to sailing yachts of similar size, catamarans reign supreme in offering generous lounging areas within their multi-hull arrangement. They're like a home at sea, ideal for larger groups seeking extended stays onboard, where comfort and leisure abound throughout the journey.
But let's not underestimate the charm of sailing yachts.
Though smaller in size, they boast multiple cosy cabins and a spacious deck area, making your voyage one of tranquil serenity. The arrangement of amenities within the vessel varies with each yacht charter, ensuring you'll find the perfect fit for your sea-bound escapade.
Here at Bruneko Yacht Charter, we take great care in handpicking catamarans and sailing yachts that are fully equipped to cater to your every need.
Even in our more compact vessels, you'll discover intelligent space utilization, providing you with all the essentials for refreshing yourself and enjoying well-deserved rest.
So, whether you opt for a grand sailing yacht that can comfortably accommodate 10 people with its 10 berths or choose the inviting embrace of a catamaran's spacious lounging areas, your memorable sailing adventure awaits.
Now, when it comes to safety, sailboats, with their single hull, boast unparalleled manoeuvrability, effortlessly gliding through the waters and swiftly changing directions.
They prove highly responsive in a variety of wind conditions, promising a dynamic sailing experience. However, due to their single-hulled design, they may tilt more easily, adding a thrilling touch of excitement to your voyage.
With their double hulls, catamarans exude an aura of stability and balance, earning them the well-deserved reputation of being safer vessels on the sea. The presence of two hulls ensures they remain steady and steadfast, gracefully sailing without heeling over during the breeze.
Not only does the catamaran provide a more secure voyage, but it also brings added convenience to your docking endeavours at the marina, courtesy of its double engines.
Families seeking a harmonious and stable sailing experience will find solace in the catamaran's inviting embrace. The generous size and stability make catamarans a favoured choice for family voyages, ensuring the little ones can safely explore the wonders of the sea.
On the other hand, adrenaline-seekers and adventure enthusiasts often gravitate towards sailboats. Their agility and responsiveness present the perfect platform for exhilarating and action-packed trips, leaving your heart racing with every thrilling gust of wind.
So, whether you yearn for the spirited escapades of sailboats or the secure serenity of catamarans, rest assured that Bruneko Yacht Charter will present you with the finest selection of vessels for your unforgettable sailing journey.
Most catamarans are faster than sailing yachts because they’re lighter — at least when going downwind. Their cruising speed is usually from 15 to 30 knots, but it can reach up to 60.
Sailing yachts can pick up speed while cruising upwind and reach up to 8 knots, depending on the type of sailboat.
Weather conditions play a major role here, but a catamaran can generally achieve double the speed compared to a sailing yacht.
The initial buying price and accompanying insurance costs are greater for catamarans.
Additionally, the larger size of a catamaran demands more considerable maintenance and docking fees. On top of that, Catamarans come with higher fuel costs.
Since its costs are almost double compared to the sailboat, it’s generally more expensive to charter a catamaran.
The final booking price depends on the size of the sailing yacht or catamaran.
Chartering costs increase the more services and additional equipment you need while sailing. For example, if you need a skipper or want to bring pets on board, the expenses will add up as well.
For those still learning the ropes or seeking a secure haven for their entire family, the catamaran stands tall as a beacon of stability and safety. With its balanced grace, it won't lean as much, allowing you and your loved ones to revel in tranquillity and space to unwind and relax.
On the other hand, if you crave the thrill of exploration and yearn to chart a course less travelled by boat, the sailing yacht unfurls its allure before you. Embrace the excitement of the unknown as you set sail to uncover hidden gems and enchanting destinations.
At Bruneko Yacht Charter, we've tailored our fleet to cater to the diverse desires of sailing enthusiasts like you. Our sailing yachts warmly embrace those seeking a more traditional and authentic experience, while our catamarans stand ready to welcome adventurers with a taste for spacious luxury.
Whether you long for the invigorating salty wind in your hair or seek a home away from home that exudes opulence, Bruneko Yacht Charter has the perfect sailing yacht or catamaran awaiting your call.
So, set your course towards a mesmerizing voyage, and let us cast off the lines of possibility as we navigate together towards your unforgettable sea adventure.