Sailing holidays are a great way to visit many places and view the stunning beauty that this world holds. Sailing holidays help you relieve stress and become free from all your daily worries. However, choosing the right boat for a sailing holiday is the most crucial thing that you should be mindful of.
There are two very popular boat types: a sailing boat (yacht) and a catamaran that you can book for your sailing holidays. Both of these can enhance your sailing experience, but we’re going to discuss some of the most important features of both of them.
A sailing yacht (S/Y) is a term used for a type of vessel that can be powered by using wind and sails. But that doesn't mean that the boat does not have engine. The engine(s) are mainly used in the port when a sailor needs to maneuver it. On the other hand there is also a type of a yacht that has only motors without sails and they are called motor yacht (M/Y). There are several major factors that can influence your decision but the main are definitely safety and comfort.
Sailing boats (yachts) are also known as single-deck vessels. Sailing boats are light-weighted vessels that can bend on one side due to strong winds and powerful sea waves. A sailing boat is not recommended for the high tide area but due to its size, it is perfect for sailing in low tide areas.
Sailing is all about emotions and vacationing on the sailing yacht is totally different experience than on catamaran or on any type of motor boat. Since it has only one engine, it is more fuel efficient.
Due to its single hull, a sailing boat is considered less stable than other boat types, especially a catamaran. However, in the case of powerful tides, the ship can return to a safe position due to the yacht’s deep lead pound. Moreover, beginner sailors are also not encouraged to drive a yacht by themselves. There should always be a more competent sailor on board that will supervise the journey.
As the vessel is lightweight, it can cruise at high speeds. A sailing boat can safely cruise around 9 – 12 knots. The mast of a sailing boat is durable and can withstand even the harshest storms.
In general, a sailing boat is comfortable, and it has some of the basic facilities which can help people sail with comfort. However, when there are strong winds, people on board are always trembling. That is why it is not the most comfortable vessel that you can book for your sailing holidays, especially for sailing in the deep sea.
If you want to have a pocket-friendly sailing holiday while not caring about luxurious features, then a sailing boat is ideal for you.
Booking a catamaran for your sailing holidays is preferable for clients who have never been on a boat or they prefer more comfort in terms of more space on board.
Catamarans are powerful vessels that come under the category of multihull vessels. They are bigger than yachts and can withstand the pressure of huge waves. Moreover, catamarans are strong masted vessels, which means that they can cruise at higher speeds on the sea while bearing the high pressures of wind.
Catamarans are larger; hence, they are more stable than yachts. When cruising against high-pressure winds and tides, onboard passengers are not swayed. Greater stability of catamaran means lower capsize.
Catamarans are one of the luxurious vessels that you can book for your sailing holidays. As catamarans are bigger, they have more room and are more spacious than yachts. Therefore, more people can come on board which makes them perfect for private and luxurious sailing holidays.
Some of the startling facilities that catamarans have are:
Therefore, if you’re looking for a more secluded sailing holiday with greater safety then it is recommended that you should book a catamaran.
The above-specified are both catamarans and a sailing yachts in terms of safety and comfort. You can choose your vessel according to your preference by keeping the above-specified things in mind.
Below you can find some of our favorites we can recommend for your sailing holidays.