What are the differences between sailing on a catamaran and a monohull boat?
The navigation in Catamaran.
The characteristics offered by a catamaran with respect to a monohull in terms of space and stability, make it a very interesting option to turn cruise cruising into a pleasant family pastime or with friends.
The catamaran: versatility on board.
In recent years, the natural evolution of the nautical market has made catamarans a more common type of boat on our shores. And they ratify, day after day, the great qualities that the catamarans offer for the cruise. The old negative cliches about the safety and stability of multihulls no longer make sense. On the contrary, they have shown themselves in many respects superior to conventional monohulls, both in the sail and in the engine sector.
Advantages of the cruise.
A decisive aspect in catamarans is the absence of heel, unlike monohulls that are continuously inclined, at a greater or lesser angle, towards the band where the wind is directed. In contrast, the multihulls are barely balanced and their movements, although at first may appear somewhat more abrupt, are many smaller.
This stability means a significant increase in safety for passengers, in addition to being much more rested throughout the day, in which our muscles are unconsciously constantly active to maintain stability. These aspects mean that catamarans are much better suited to carry on board guests who do not know how to sail, more safely than in a monocoque, in which we must be more aware of all their movements.
Also when planning our summer holidays, the multihull wins the match to the monohull. For although it might seem that it will be more difficult to get a place to sleep, due to the lack of moorings in some areas, the truth is that thanks to the great stability offered by anchors, we can spend most of the nights perfectly anchored In any cove collected with great tranquility. The monohulls, meanwhile, leave at sunset to the moorings of the ports, to better rest from the constant swaying they suffer in the open sea.
On the other hand, we have to accept that if we rent a catamaran, we will also have more square meters available, more comfort and safety.