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Why rent a catamaran?
A catamaran is a very comfortable option for a boat holiday. They offer more privacy, as the two hulls mean that the cabins are not so close to each other. The typical nets at the bow are ideal to lie down to sunbathe, rest or play. They are able to get into shallow ports due to their small draft and can reduce wave-induced motion.
How much does it cost to charter a catamaran?
A catamaran has at least 3 cabins, which makes it a bit more expensive than a sailboat. They cost around $1500 per week in low season. The larger and most luxurious models can cost up to $16,000 per week in high season and without a skipper. The price of a full charter, with skipper and crew, can go up to $25,000 per week. Catamarans can be rented on a daily basis in places like Mallorca and Ibiza.
What does a catamaran charter rate include and what additional fees can I expect to pay?
Typically, private charter catamarans have a basic price, and a total cost that includes mandatory extras. Pay particular attention here to decide if you want to include only final cleaning or also add bedding, towels and an engine for the auxiliary boat. Other costs include, mooring fees, of course, which can vary greatly depending on the size of the ship, the port and the country. For gas and fresh water, you can expect to pay between $200 and $400 per week.
Do I need a license to charter a catamaran?
To charter a bareboat catamaran, you will need a license in almost every country. The United States, France and the Caribbean do not require a license but do require a "past history sailing experience". If you do not have a license, you can choose to book a skipper with your catamaran. Many catamarans have 2 additional cabins at the front of the bow, ideal for crew members, leaving 4 double cabins free for guests.
What are the best catamaran charter destinations?
Catamarans are perfect for a vacation in the Caribbean as their shallow draft is ideal for snorkeling and swimming. Martinique, Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands and many other areas are highly sought after destinations for a catamaran vacation, but there is also a great demand for catamarans in Greece, Sardinia, Croatia and the Balearic Islands.
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