In the mid 1980's, catamarans began attracting the attention
of sailing enthusiasts who were looking for more amenities and
larger, more comfortable cruising accommodations. What they
found was not only more space, luxury and sailing without heeling,
but shallower draft which allowed them entry into a world of
anchorage's that deeper draft monohulls were no able to enter
and a lot more speed.
Where can I charter?
We operate our own charter bases in Tortola, St Martin and Florida
and operate satellite bases in Martinique, Guadeloupe &
St. Martin. Our full service broker can offer you catamarans
in other exotic locations such as
the Bahamas, Belize, Seychelles, South Pacific, the Mediterranean
and more! Transfers can be arranged at whatever location you
choose, speak to your charter agent for details.
Who are you going
Just call (800) 262-0308 or (954) 566-9806, Fax (954) 566-9632,
no matter what your requirements are - if you're sailing with
young children or require a special menu, our knowledgeable
catamaran experts will answer all of your questions, tend to
your transportation needs, assist in provisioning and see that
absolutely nothing slips through the cracks.
How do I get there?
the Caribbean Travel Network (800-825-9648) for flight details
and let them know The Catamaran Company sent you!
How do I choose
the best catamaran for my needs?
part is the most fun! You can choose from a large variety of
models & sizes to suit your taste. Usually, it will depend on
the number of people in your party. Other factors that may influence
your decision whether you want your cat to have a head and shower
for each cabin, whether you prefer the galley to be “up” in
the salon, or “down” in one of the hulls along with many other
options. Our knowledgeable charter consultants will help you
every step of the way to sort through all of these choices and
help you obtain the best cat for your vacation.
Am I qualified
to "skipper" a cat?
This is the most frequently asked question we hear each day.
There is a
very simple answer. If you can handle a monohull sailboat, chances
are you'll have no problem handling a cat. We make it even easier
for you to familiarize yourself for the first time with catamaran
sailing covering jibing, tacking, anchoring and general catamaran
sailing. CatCheck is provided at no cost for the qualified sailor.
Before beginning your bareboat charter, a yacht familiarization
and chart briefing will be conducted at the base. All your questions
will be answered. If it requires some extra time before you
feel completely comfortable, a captain can be assigned to you
until you feel you are ready to skipper the boat on your own.
Your charter consultant will discuss your qualifications during
the booking process.
How much sailing
time do I have?
The Catamaran Company provides you as much sailing time as possible.
We also allow you to start any day of the week, to cater to
your schedule. In the BVI's, Florida and Belizé, your
charter will start at noon on any given day and end the following
week on that same day at noon. In St. Martin, Guadeloupe and
Martinique, your charter will start at 6:00PM and end the following
week on that same day at noon.
What does my charter
Most catamarans will come fully equipped with the following
items. For the specialties on the boat you will be chartering,
please ask your charter consultant.
Electronic Windlass & All Chain Rode
Stereo and Cockpit Speakers
Linens/Towels (except Beach Towels)
1st tank of fuel, Water & Outboard
Full Cockpit Bimini Top
Wind, Depth Speed & Autopilot
First Aid Kit, Navigation & Tool Kit
Local Cruising Guide & Local Charts
Transom Shower & Ladder
Head & Galley Cleaning Kit
Binoculars & Life Jackets
Fully Equipped Galley
Refrigerator & Freezer
Fans in Cabins, Galley and Salon
on boats in the BVI
What Charter details
should I be aware of?
You invest a lot of time and money in your charter vacation.
That's why we are pleased to offer our Trip Protection Program.
This special coverage protects your investment both prior to
and during your charter vacation. This protection program covers
and charter interruptions. The premium for this "safety
net" is only 6% (7% during hurricane season) of the total
charter cost. Without this coverage, the following cancellation
90 days or more - $300 Fee
46-89 Days - 25% Deposit
45 Days or Less- No Refund