Whether you're island hopping in the Caribbean, planning on living aboard, or simply want more space to enjoy boating, a power catamaran offers many benefits over your traditional monohull design. Power Catamarans are also among the fastest growing categories of boat styles, thanks in part to their popularity in the yacht charter industry. The cross-over from monohull boats to multi-hull is impossible to ignore as some boaters seek more comfort, less work managing a sailboat, and the undeniable amount of living space a power cat provides.
Since 1964, SI Yachts has been the Northeast's most powerful brokerage firm and we have now expanded to South Florida with a new location in Palm Beach. Our team are experts at assisting you with finding the perfect cruising boat that matches your needs, budget, and boating plans. Whether a power catamaran or a luxury motor yacht, we provide an unparalleled level of client services that will ensure your experience is the best. Start today by calling our main office at 1-718-984-7676 and speak with one of our expert sales professionals.
Power Catamarans are characterized by having two hulls, a very wide beam, and a flat, spacious main deck. Because of their design features, power cats are more fuel efficient than many motor yachts partly because of their engine selections, but also because of the reduction in wave impact by being multi-hull.
Today's luxury power cats are often outfitted with a bulbous bow that helps to cut waves and improve planing speed. Compression tunnels are part of the hull design which compress air between the two hulls, creating more lift and improving speed. While not as fast as most monohull motor yachts, power cats can still cruise about the 20 knot range, although many owners are happy to be as fuel efficient as possible around the 8-10 knot mark.
There is also no denying how much space, both interior and exterior, result in having a multi-hull boat. Some power cats have a beam of over 30-feet! That extra square footage results in spectacular sunbathing areas, massive salons, and storage space that allows owners to travel for weeks at a time.
If you are trying to decide between a power catamaran or a motor yacht for cruising, our team of expert sales professionals can walk you through the pros and cons of the different styles of yachts. Contact our main office today at 1-718-984-7676 and we will connect you with one of our team members located in New York, Rhode Island, or South Florida depending on where you will be boating.