Catamarans are known to be reliable and fun to operate. From the personal watercraft sized cats to the massive superyacht class of catamaran, all are great ships of the seas. But are catamarans safe in rough seas?
This category is all about catamarans. Covering catamarans of all sizes, from personal watercraft to larger military or ferrying vessels.
When you are trying to navigate a boat like a catamaran into or out of a tight dock slip or other space, sometimes it can seem like it is nearly impossible to navigate. It is especially true when trying to get a boat to move sideways towards either the port or starboard side. It seems crazy to drive a boat like a catamaran forward and backward to get the vessel into position. So, do catamarans have bow thrusters to help with maneuvering?
Heading out on the water for the weekend has its benefits, especially if you’re cruising in style on a catamaran. If you’re anything like me, you get excited about the adventure and sometimes forget to think of the obvious. Well, if you’re a man and you’re about to take your wife out on a catamaran for the first time, I bet one of the first questions she’ll ask is, ‘Does it have a washroom?”. And that is a perfectly reasonable question, especially if you intend to spend some decent time out on the water.
When you’re heading out on the water, having a good time is usually the first goal. I mean, let’s be realistic, most people who plan on going out on a boat are thinking first of the fun time, and second about safety. And if you’re intending to go out on a catamaran, depending on what type and size of the cat, there’s going to be some different circumstances that you’ll want to pay attention to for your own safety and the safety of those you have with you on board.
There you are, out on the water when a strange craft approaches. Is it a sailboat? It sure looks like one until it turns to face you. That’s when you notice this boat doesn’t have just one hull. It has two hulls and it’s called a catamaran. Catamarans are unique, and highly stable watercraft. We’ll …