Catamarans are becoming increasingly popular. They are wonderful vessels with great stability and speed.
Here are ten amazing catamarans you should know about!
Budget-Friendly (Used) Catamarans for Sale:
I think we all know that your budget can be important when it comes to looking for a vessel.
Below are some great, budget-friendly catamarans.
1. 30′ Iroquois MK-II 1982
Perfect for sailing in colder waters, this gorgeous Iroquois MK II is a safe, seaworthy ship. It is well-equipped with a full galley with sink, spirit stove, refrigerator and plenty of storage. It has a diesel heater, 200-liter tank for freshwater and two small, inboard Farymann diesel engines which power at 9 hp.
It is also outfitted with a radio, VHF, compass, an autopilot feature, two mainsails, and solar panels. This perfect, affordable catamaran is yours for the taking, and great for first-time journeys!
2. 39′ Flica 34 1999
This Flica 34 catamaran is 39 ft long and outfitted with a diesel inboard, Volvo Penta MD 2020D engine. It has a 3 blade propellor and runs at 20 hp. Family-owned, this catamaran has seen and done a lot.
It is perfect for those long, family trips and could use a lot of love and care!
The swim platform is perfect for fun trips out on the water, and the galley is outfitted with two pit stoves, stainless steel sink, top loader fridge, and a portable air conditioner.
This catamaran comes with standard safety features such as a life raft, fire extinguishers, and life vests!
3. 24′ F24 Corsair 1996
This superfast catamaran has a full set of sails and an outboard motor. It includes a VHF radio, battery porta-potty and a small kitchenette with a sink. It is able to sleep two and has cabin space for additional guests if needed.
It includes a navigation system outfitted with a compass and a wind indicator in the masthead.
This catamaran is wind propelled through its sails, but its outboard engine allows for gas-fueled transportation at 15hp if needed.
This sleek, simple boat is perfect for your beginning catamaran needs and will assist any adventurer on their first voyage. Hitch it up to your trailer and you’re ready to go!
4. 33′ Edel Strat Edel Cat 33 1985
This open sail catamaran was completely refinished in 2015 and is impossible to miss! It is powered by a TOHATSU 18 HP 2 stroke outboard engine. It sleeps four to six people and has two double cabins.
This catamaran is built for comfort. It’s spacious, and the open cockpit will keep you feeling comfortable and at home all day long!
It has two double cabins with slatted bed bases, two single cabins that include plenty of storage space. On the aft platform are a shower and a flexible water tank on the port side.
The saloon cushions are modern and comfortable from 2015 and it even has a Bluetooth speaker! You’ll be sitting pretty on a large sun awning and bask in the light of modern solar panels that help generate power to the navigational lights to the boat!
For those who are interested in beginning in style, this is the one for you!
Mid-Priced Catamarans for Sale (Used):
If you have a bigger budget, you could be interested in the Catamarans listed below.
5. 31′ Fountaine Pajot Maldives 32 1992
This 31ft catamaran is a great mid-priced ship for someone interested in getting on the water for a long journey! Built-in 1992, this catamaran has been well-kept and has all the amenities of a small, family ship.
In total there are four cabins including the galley and seating area and does include a head with cockpit shower. It has solar panels totaling at 350W which power navigational lights and other electrical parts of the ship.
There is also an autopilot feature as well as a radio, CD player, GPS, and a depth sounder.
This is definitely a back-to-the-basics mid-range catamaran with all the necessities without all the pomp and circumstance of a more expensive ship.
6. 30′ Catamaran American 3014 1992
If you’re looking for an inexpensive but well-built catamaran for your sailing needs, this one is perfect for you! Great for beginners, this smaller model catamaran is great for getting your feet wet as a new captain on the seven seas!
Surprisingly roomy with two private rooms and a large head with separate stall shower, you will find comfort and simplicity in this model. The galley includes a stove/oven and a refrigerator/freezer, sink and plenty of storage room for you to keep your supplies for short journeys!
The head includes a toilet, sink, storage, and great ventilation, as well as a separate shower.
This catamaran is powered by a 10hp Mercury Outboard motor with a 15hp Evinrude updated in 2016. You’ll be dying to get this baby out on the water and sail off into the sunset!
7. 35′ Prout Snowgoose 1977
This middle-range priced beauty is outfitted with fiberglass engine covers, stainless steel aluminum arch, additional stays, heavy rigging and a storm jib with socked spinnaker.
This catamaran even has solar panels that charge two deep-cycle 12v batteries which run the appliances and all required anchor or navigational lights at night.
Recently, this ship has also been outfitted with a brand new toilet, new countertops, sinks, shower pumps, a new shower, and faucets. No doubt you’ll feel completely at home on this ship!
This Snowgoose is operated primarily by sail, but also comes with Honda 15 4-stroke and one 2012 Yamaha 25 4-stroke engines which are gas-fueled. Fuel consumption on this boat is slightly over ½ gallon per hour and will get you where you need to go!
Used Catamaran Yachts for Sale:
These used catamaran yachts are both luxurious and more affordable than a brand new catamaran. Their overall construction and timeless feel are great for those with a bigger budget but are still interested in a more simple design.
You’ll never go wrong with a used catamaran yacht, fulfilling your needs for both budget and style!
Most pre-owned catamaran yachts are well taken care of and will impress even the most experienced of sailors. Check them out!
8. 35′ Island Packet 1996
Built in 1996, this Catamaran yacht comes with Twin 27 HP Yanmar Diesel engines, a Panda generator, and air conditioning. It also comes with a Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor and stainless steel Davit lift.
It can sleep six people, has two staterooms, both double berth with private head and showers.
This older model has a lot of charm, and even though it may show its age as a 90s model, this amazing catamaran has been updated and carefully tailored to fit the needs of its captain.
It has an amazing, full galley kitchen with a microwave oven, a propane two-burner stove, and refrigerator. This catamaran is made for a luxurious trip around the Florida Keys, and is perfect for anyone looking to purchase their first yacht!
9. 34′ Gemini 2003
This gorgeous boat is a well-equipped Gemini 105Mc that includes solar panels, davits, stern hammock seat, screecher and track, air conditioning, helm seat, BBQ and more. It sleeps eight people, has a U-shaped dining space with seating for six to eight people and outfitted with a queen berth master stateroom for the lucky captain of this ship.
The engine is a 27 hp Westerbeke diesel with a 55-amp alternator and heat exchanger for hot water. The engine drives a steerable outdrive leg with a large efficient propeller, that lifts out of the water when sailing or at anchor.
There are also two, 18-gallon diesel tanks with a fuel-shut off for those long trips around the coast.
This 34’ Gemini will carry you from place to place in style and with grace, so don’t forget to bring some friends along!
10. 31′ Corsair 31 Ultimate Cruiser 2002
This Ultimate Cruiser has a rotating aluminum mast and a performance-oriented sailplan that provides any experienced sailor a guaranteed performance of excellence! The forepeak area houses the head, shower, wet/dry storage and hanging locker.
This Corsair includes a full standing headroom, hot and cold pressurized water system and an optional gas cooker. It has a fuel capacity of six gallons with freshwater at 18 gallons. It included LED interior lighting, a four-speaker stereo system, and a two-burner alcohol stove.
This amazing, gorgeous ship is great for friends, family and experienced captains looking for some fun on the waves!
Brand New Catamarans for Sale:
These catamarans are brand new and ready to go!
Although they may be a little higher-priced, their amenities, gorgeous design, modern architecture and overall luxury will greatly make up for it. You’ll be blown away by these brand new catamarans that are on the market for sale, right now!
11. 38′ Gemini Freestyle 37
This absolutely gorgeous catamaran is a Gemini Freestyle measuring in at 38 ft. It has two cabins, two heads, and a Yanmar 15 horsepower inboard diesel engine. It has a fuel capacity of 56 gallons and freshwater capacity of 60 gallons. You know that on this ship, you’ll be fully equipped to get where you’re going!
Explore exciting destinations, enjoy dockside restaurants, visit local islands, or just relax and entertain family and friends aboard!
Made from reinforced fiberglass plastic-FRP and designed into that lovely catamaran-style, this ship is absolutely perfect for your next, new catamaran purchase!
12. 38′ Lagoon 380
This lovely Lagoon-style catamaran is filled to the brim with accessories and luxuries, you won’t know what to do with them all! With its great, white sails, its beautiful design and modern architecture, this catamaran is perfect for someone who knows exactly what they want!
With three cabins, two heads, a fully stocked galley and LED lighting interior, this ship is reliable, innovative, fast, easy to handle, and comfortable both at sea and at anchor!
You won’t be able to tear yourself away from its beauty, or its amenities! With a 53-gallon fuel tank and 79-gallon fresh water holding, you’ll never leave!
Extreme High-End Catamarans for Sale:
These are your ideal, luxury catamarans that are meant for long-term sailing and many passengers. If you’ve got the budget for it, you’ll never go wrong with investing in a catamaran for your style of ship.
Perfect for smooth coasting and long trips, these high-end catamarans will not disappoint!
13. 67′ Lagoon 67 2001
Powered by twin 125hp Yanmar (2016) and equipped with two generators and diving compressor, you’ll never get stranded on this gorgeous ship! This extra ventilated catamaran is practically a mansion on the water! It opens itself up to endless possibilities of sailing, partying and family fun! You’ll never be bored on the Lagoon 67 Catamaran.
The double cabin, large dining saloon with dining table and all the amenities of home make this catamaran ideal for those going for extreme luxury!
It comes with a dishwasher, ice maker, coffee machine, drinks cooler, freezer, a 5-burner gas stove, Two Hisense 195 Biofresh fridges, and a washing machine!
There is no excuse to skip laundry day on this fantastic craft!
In addition, the Lagoon 67 also offers plenty of storage space, queen beds and huge fuel and water tanks to keep you on the water for weeks! It has a Westerbeke 12.0 BTDC 50Hz generator, two Vectren Energy Inverters, eight solar panels and several discharge pumps.
This Lagoon 67 Catamaran truly is one of the Highest-End catamarans out there!
14. 64′ Privilege Series 6 2016
This absolute luxury of a catamaran yacht is perfect for long voyages on the ocean, accompanied by all the comforts imaginable. This fantastic ship offers four cabins, four heads, 528-gallon tanks for fuel and water and top of the line navigation technology. You’ll basically live on this gorgeous catamaran yacht and never want to leave!
The three guest cabins are very large, and each one has its own en-suite bathroom with a separate shower. The galley is outfitted with a gas cooker with four burners, an electric oven, a built-in microwave, and a stainless steel fridge and freezer.
There is a dishwasher and wine cooler, as well as a washing machine and dryer.
Furthermore, this amazing ship is outfitted with the finest accents of woodwork, microfiber curtains, and seats, as well as large walkways and plenty of space for plenty of guests!
It would be impossible not to have a great time on this luxury catamaran yacht. What are you waiting for?
When you decide to buy a new boat, it’s important to remember what your experience level is, what your needs and wants are, and how you want to engage in the open water.
These amazing boats are both luxurious and practical, allowing for several types of sailing experience. From huge luxury yachts for long-term sailing and huge parties to small practical ships that are great for a quick trip down the coast, these ships are sure to keep everyone happy.
New Versus Used Ctamarains:
Like always, it’s good to take the pros and cons into consideration for both new and used boats.
One of the biggest cons of a new catamaran is that it is incredibly expensive. You may want that brand-new, never been used feel to your boat, but you may also find that nothing fits your budget. Instead, there are a lot of loved and well-cared-for used catamarans out there that will do the job credibly, and are usually refurbished or updated from their original model year.
Many of the boats on our list have updated motors, solar panels that power their generators and updated GPS or autopilot features.
Regardless of how old the boat is, most likely you’ll end up with something carefully remade to fit each captain’s needs and wants!
You also want to make sure that when purchasing a used boat, you carefully inspect it for any issues or flaws. Especially if you are buying a higher-priced used boat, you will possibly want to consider getting it inspected by a marine inspector.
These people are trained to look for any and all issues in the mechanics, hull, and overall integrity of a used boat.
A boat is a very big commitment and you will want to make sure that you are purchasing one that is worth the money spent.
You also want to make sure that you know any immediate problems that may need to be fixed before you make the purchase so you can decide if those repairs are in the budget.
Don’t forget to take your own needs into consideration, and purchase a boat that you believe will not only work well for you but also will be easily customized to your personality and style.
Always consider what you’re looking for in a boat, and what will make you happiest both for your lifestyle, and your budget!
With so many amazing boats to choose from, how can you go wrong?
Because of their stability, catamarans are good vessels for combating seasickness as well as transportation. From racing to leisure, these ships are perfect for any boating lifestyle.
Here’s an in-depth guide we wrote on how to avoid being seasick and here’s exactly how catamarans stack up against other boat types when it comes to seasickness.
Mono-hull boats can be loud and rough but with a catamaran, you receive a smooth ride. You can stay on the water longer, and go farther. You’ll come back with more energy and fewer bruises. And, along with that comfort, you’ll have the confidence to head out in conditions that keep other boaters at the shore.
Catamarans also have multi-use, not just multihulls! They can be used to ferry people from place to place as well as vehicles and cargo! Finally, a catamaran can be perfect for getting from one island to another.
Catamarans are all-around great boats, and that’s why we know you’re dying to get one!
Shelby Sullivan is a freelance journalist who specializes in boating and recreational watercraft. She captains her family pontoon boat in her spare time with her fiancee and dog on the freshwater lakes of the United States. Shelby prefers swimming to suntanning, and you can most likely find her reading in the shade of the pontoon awning.