As part of our review of the sailing season last year, we have also been looking at two-hulled boats. Now, we bring you a list of the most popular catamarans in 2023. So, which ones resonated with sailors, what did they particularly like and which destinations can you find them? With a wide range of catamarans available to charter, which one will you try out next season?
Top catamarans in Europe you'll love
We'll start with the most accessible destinations, where you can go for a sailing adventure by car, train or direct flight from most major European capitals. Which catamarans are among the most popular for cruising Europe's waters?
Croatian favourite Lagoon 42
It is no wonder that the Lagoon 42 has become one of the most popular catamarans of 2023 — its specs are perfect for summer holidays. 4 to 6 cabins provide comfort for up to 12 people, the full-beam mainsail allows for windward sailing, and the hull is stable. For two or three families this vessel is excellent. Lagoon 42s are also very well equipped — the inventory includes a dinghy and a large fridge, with some models even coming with air conditioning, solar panels or a generator.
One huge benefit is that the Lagoon 42's home marina is located in Croatia which means you can rent it in the most popular cities and marinas, such as Trogir, Dubrovnik, Biograd na Moru, Rogoznica or Vodice.
Lagoon 42 has been praised by yachtsmen for several years.
Italian Dolce Vita on a Lagoon 450
Dreaming of sailing along the Italian coast? The Lagoon 450 is the perfect match for you. It's easy to handle in marinas yet spacious enough for up to 12 people in its 4 to 6 cabins. With great features like a big fridge, a full galley, a generator, and air conditioning, it's ideal for a comfortable sea holiday. Most of our Lagoon 450s are from 2019 and 2018. Just imagine having dinner on deck while watching the sunset over the Amalfi Coast!
Lying on the bow of a catamaran has its own charm.
Bali Catspace in France
Exploring France's picturesque coastline becomes an unforgettable experience with the Bali Catspace. It comfortably houses up to 10 guests in 4 cabins, offering ample space for both fun and relaxation. Sail around mainland France or the enchanting Corsica – both offer unique adventures. The Bali Catspace boasts quality sails, including a full mainsail, and amenities like a fridge, a fully equipped galley, and solar panels, with some models featuring air conditioning.
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Enjoy the coast of France on a Bali Cat Space.
Greek holidays on a Lagoon 40
The Lagoon 40 is a widely favoured catamaran model, not just in the Mediterranean, but also in the enchanting waters of Greece. It's perfect for comfortably exploring islands, bays, and beaches. These catamarans typically come equipped with amenities like a fridge, a spacious kitchen, and a dinghy for shore excursions. Some models also feature air conditioning, a generator, or solar panels. Accommodating 10 to 12 people in 4 to 6 cabins, the Lagoon 40 ensures ample comfort for all crew members on a summer holiday. You'll find the Lagoon 40 in various Greek locations, including Lefkada, Kos, Athens, Skiathos, Gouvia Marina in Corfu or Rhodes, making it an ideal choice for discovering any part of Greece.
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You can't go wrong with the Lagoon 40.
Exotic adventures on catamarans
Even in the winter months, you can experience extraordinary adventures on catamarans. Let's see which models have become the stars of tropical destinations.
Lagoon 380 in Seychelles
The Lagoon 380, though smaller, offers a delightful sailing experience in the Seychelles. With configurations ranging from 3 to 6 cabins, it comfortably accommodates 8 to 10 people, ensuring a relaxed cruising adventure. Standard features on this catamaran include a television, a dinghy, a large fridge, and a well-equipped kitchen. Picture yourself navigating between tropical islands, feeling the breeze in your hair and the warmth of the sun on your skin.
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Ready for a picture-perfect destination?
Bali 4.0 experiences in the Bahamas
The Bali 4.0 catamaran, ideal for 7 to 10 people in its 3 or 4 cabin layouts, offers a blend of comfort, space, and fun. Essential features like an equipped kitchen, fridge, dinghy, and swim platform come standard. Select models also boast air conditioning, solar panels, or a generator.
The relaxation at sunset is priceless.
Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 in British Virgin Islands
Looking for a holiday that feels like a fairy tale? Cruising in the British Virgin Islands might just be your dream come true. The Lucia 40 catamarans, besides standard amenities like a dinghy, fully equipped kitchen, and television, also offer air conditioning and a generator. This means you'll enjoy the comfort of temperature control inside the boat. With room for 8 people in 3 or 4 cabins, there's plenty of space for both cruising and living aboard in comfort.
YACHTING.COM TIP: Want to know more about this destination? Check out our guide to sailing in the British Virgin Islands.
Do you also see yourself sunbathing on a trampoline or sun lounger?