Renting catamaran vs. monohull in Greece

Updated: Apr 8, 2019

Hiring a sailing catamaran in Greece is trendy in the last years.

Many families have to choose between renting a sailing boat or catamaran.


“Catamaran sailing is like you are moving in a floating luxury hotel and the world around you is always horizontal."

Choose wisely because traveling with young children on a sailing boat can be a real challenge for the parents.

Chartering a boat is more than reading terms and conditions.

Looking for hidden cost, planning flights, transportation, and all other logistics can be very stressful.

However, there are comfortable and less stressful ways to find the right boat.


1.Sailing Skills: #Aegean VS #Ionian

The Aegean sea is known by the short choppy sea conditions and sailing in #acceleration zones. Wind can accelerate quickly with extra 10 -15 knots in seconds — the best spot to train your storm sailing skills.

If you are not confident sailor maybe you have to consider to rent a #skipperedcharter, to avoid rip-off sails or even worse broken mast.

Ionian sea, on the other hand, is known by glassy calm water less #gustywind conditions and can give you relaxing champagne cruising experience. Ionian is not affected by the Meltemi in the summer.

Meltemi wind is blowing from mid-June to mid-September

2.Price VS #Comfort

Space will make a huge comfort difference for an average family of four or six!

In many cases, the price will be the same, but the amount of space and comforts is not comparable.

40 or 45 ft #catamaran will offer twice the area from the same size monohull.

Choose wisely because traveling with young children on a sailing boat can be a real challenge for the parents.


#Different alternatives:

Today we can rent a boat from the owner and sometimes have a cheaper and comfortable sailing holiday.

There are many facebook groups organizing sailing flotillas and sharing the costs of renting.


We are full-time liveaboards sailing, kitesurfing, and freediving around Greece.

Sharing the cost, we make sailing more affordable for all of us.

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