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Catamaran Sailing: Ever Dreamed of a Year off in the Caribbean?

29th April 2020
The Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran The Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran

Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans (plus Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats), presents a video/webinar from a client of Key Yachting who has done just that.

UK sailor David McLeman bought a new Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran from Key Yachting in order to fulfil his dream of cruising in Europe plus doing the ARC Transatlantic cruise/race and spending a full year away in the Caribbean.

Choosing a catamaran

The video below covers his reasons for choosing a catamaran, even though he was previously a monohull sailor including competing in a number of Fastnet Races.

Key Yachting presently has a demo Nautitech 46 open for sale, only new last July. This boat is fully equipped, in the water at Hamble, and ready to sail away. It is being offered at €498,000—plus VAT, a €60k plus VAT discount off the new price.

Questions answered in this video are: 

  • Why a multihull over a monohull?

  • Monohull—sailing performance versus more accommodation?

  • What size monohull has similar internal volume compared to a multihull?

  • How many crew are needed to do a trip like this?

For further details of any of the Nautitech range, or indeed the Nautitech 46 open for sale at Key Yachting, contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or by phone at 00 353 87 2506838.

Also see: 2019 NAUTITECH 46 OPEN for sale

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. More on Mark here

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