This article was written by Captian Nathan and Chef Laura Kurton of SEA BOSS
Why Choose a power catamaran over a sailing catamaran?
Do you prefer a sailing cat? For charter guests who have sailed before or are lovers of the power of sail then this is completely understandable, but what about guests who are new to sailing, boating and/or chartering? What makes them initially look for a charter on a sailing cat as opposed to a power catamaran?
We personally believe, from years of talking with our guests, it’s the conception by clients that sailing catamarans are more calm, relaxing, romantic, and even environmentally friendly. If your clients feel this way but are unsure then a power catamaran may be just what they need or will prefer.
How does SEA BOSS compare?
Sea Boss can move up to 20 knots quite smoothly. This means that we can make more stops in a week and cover more ground in less time. Now on SEA BOSS, we can also report that mornings are much less rushed for everyone as time is always on our side. Lay ins and later breakfasts can be opted for without missing a thing.
Charter guests often overlook that their main priority is to get to the next stop to enjoy the surroundings. They may have a romantic notion of the journey being with the sails up, the silence of no engines, the sound of the water splashing as the hulls cut through the water whilst relaxing with a gin and tonic for an hour or so. Often lack of wind makes it impossible to make substantial progress in a timely fashion and engines at some point must be turned on.
If guests really don’t want engines on, the slow, lengthy movement can become tedious. When there is enough wind to sail, tranquility is often replaced with hair in the lip gloss, spilled champagne, loud moving parts, and ever-changing shade. Very soon it is clear to our guests that they prefer to enjoy the stops more than the reality of sailing between them.
- On Sea Boss, trips between destinations are quick and direct. Sunny areas are always sunny and shaded always shaded. With our fully enclosed, air-conditioned flybridge, the bar is always open.
- Sea Sickness is less likely due to the smooth sailing and limited movement in choppier water. SEA BOSS is easy and comfortable to move around while underway.
- As there are no sails to hoist or maneuver there are fewer dangers or variables whilst moving. The advantages of a power catamaran charter.
All this means is that you get more time at your desired destination, a more relaxing time whilst making way between destinations, and of course a high-quality finish and service to enjoy always.
We are excited to return to work with enthusiasm and a real desire to give our guests the best, most luxurious vacation they have ever experienced.
Please keep this Virgin Islands power catamaran SEA BOSS in mind when choosing your next yacht charter vacation. You won’t be disappointed!
Friendly regards and positive thoughts for the season ahead!
Nathan and Laura Kurton
Captain and Chef