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Catamarans are an excellent choice for many lovers of the sea due to their performance, low draft, and stability. The category of catamarans includes racing catamarans, open deck cruising catamarans, and bridge-deck cabin cruisers—to name a few.
From basic to luxurious, catamarans come in different sizes, designs, and styles to suit every kind of owner. The quality of a catamaran cannot be questioned and is a great option for a family or a couple wanting to explore the ocean. The fascinating types of features that can be found for such watercraft are boundless. No two catamarans are alike, and a wide variety of fun water toys and snorkel gear can be added onboard to make yours perfect for you!
Catamaran Construction and Hull Design:
The technology used to devise a catamaran is unlike any other boat. Being unique, just like their name, catamarans are the only form of watercraft that is constructed with two connected hulls or out of a single hull with two parallel keels. These characteristics allow specialized advantages that a monohull or a powerboat could not achieve.
Catamaran are built with efficiency in mind and are environmentally friendly. The weight of a catamaran is split between the two hulls or keels. The addition of a second hull allows for divided weight distribution, lessening the overall drag. Since the drag is diminished, resistance is less, and a higher range of speed is accomplished. Fuel economy is facilitated in the process as well. Less motor power is needed, and the range of distance a catamaran can cover expands beyond general conjecture.
They also have lower drafts, which enables them to be in deep ocean waters and cruise through shallow waters and meet draft restrictions of small marinas and bays. Catamarans are typically associated with stability because of the large distance between the two hulls or keels. The distribution again enhances its comfort. Catamarans don’t have the unpleasant rolling while at anchor or heeling down from sails that other boats of its size would have. Passengers are less likely to experience seasickness and instead can fully enjoy the comfort of the catamaran.