What are Catamarans?

Catamarans, often referred to in racing as Multihulls, are sailing boats with two hulls, these two hulls are connected by a bridge deck or struts with a soft “trampoline” on smaller boats. Catamarans offer fast exciting sailing and while they are great when used for racing, due to their speed and stability they make great family boats for trips or just to have some fun. Two popular racing classes in Hong Kong are Hobie 16 and Formula 18 Catamarans.

Cruising Catamarans

Cruising CatamaranThese are based on this same principle but have large hulls that can fit many cabins inside, and house large structures on the bridge deck (like a galley, salon and living area). Sailing a catamaran is very similar to sailing a monohull in most aspects. If you learn to sail on a monohull, most of the skills are easily transferable.