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Being successful catamaran broker-consultants isn’t just business, it’s our lifestyle. We are Stephen & Estelle. 25+ years ago in a friend’s backyard in Cape Town, South Africa, we built our first boat then sailed the world. Discovering new places, meeting extraordinary people, and enjoying unique experiences was fun, not work! We've co-owned a catamaran manufacturer, consulted with catamaran manufacturers, managed charter companies, and taught sailing. These experiences and living aboard for 22+ years have taught us important lessons that we happily share with fellow sailors and yacht owners like you.
Today, Catamaran Guru is the number one go-to company for catamaran buyers. As experienced yacht brokers and liveaboard catamaran owners ourselves, we help you realize your cruising dreams safely and comfortably while maintaining more of your investment. Whether you are a cruiser looking for a well priced, well-equipped catamaran or want to reduce cost of ownership by placing your catamaran in a charter fleet, we have the expertise to help you. Read More>>
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We’ve all heard the term “floating condo” used for these big-volume cats. That may be true, but what space! We love how much live-able space we have on our boat, inside and out! The contemporary accommodations and furnishings is designed by the Italian interior specialists Nauta Yachts.
The overall design maximizes space and adds small touches that makes the interior feel and appear very luxurious, e.g., the indirect lighting, a "hideaway" cabinet for the flat-screen TV, soft-close drawers and lockers, a washing machine with a nice adjoining hamper, and island beds to name a few.
Catamaran Guru sold the very first Xquisite X5 Sail catamaran (hull #2) into the U.S. during the Annapolis Boat Show. The new owners could not be happier with their choice. After a test sail and thorough inpsection of the boat ourselves, we have to agree with them. This boat is special. The new owners' boat will go into a business program to reduce the cost of yacht ownership, so stay tuned for details on how to charter "Cattitude" in Fort Lauderdale soon!
South African boat builders produce about 30 percent of all the cruising multihulls in the world. But unlike Robertson and Caine (Leopard), which will build more than 150 boats this year, there are several “boutique” boat builders like Knysna Yachts, St Francis, Tag, etc. that will produce only about 5 to 12 boats per year each. Tim Murphy of Cruising World Magazine appropriately calls them the “Artisan Cats of South Africa”.
Need a yacht loan to make your dream of yacht ownership real? For most people, it feels like a nightmare on the way to their dream. But, it needn't be. With a lot of research and a little planning, you'll be sailing into the sunset knowing you got an affordable yacht loan that suits your financial situation.
The 2016 Annapolis Boat Show served up some crazy moments, including a hurricane threat and drenching rain, leaving exhibitors scrambling to get their boats ready and then keep them dry and in good shape for show attendees. But it also provided attendees with some unforgettable moments. With so many catamaran debuts and at least 50 multihulls on display, we all had a great time touring the cats, comparing and critiquing the good and the "not-so-great" catamarans, as we enjoyed the fun atmosphere.
One of the highlights of the show, without a doubt, was hanging out with all the owners we have sold boats to in the last five years or so. The relationships established over the years working with these great clients (and now friends), was never more evident than when more than 30 couples gathered on our boat and talked to prospective buyers about working with us! (See our favorite pictures of the boat show)
Catamarans have become so popular that the demand far outweighs the supply. This is both good and bad. Catamarans retain their value far better and for much longer than monohulls because we just don't have enough of them, so that is great for owners and sellers. The bad thing is that new catamarans are becoming more and more expensive, which can make buying a yacht harder for some. We, therefore, are constantly trying to find ways to reduce the cost of ownership for our clients. This article is a guide for people to explore new avenues to help pay for the cost of their catamarans.
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Catamaran builders have really focused on the 40ft “entry-level” catamaran models of late. It has a broader appeal for families and cruising couples because with these modern, more voluminous cats, you get a lot more boat at a very affordable price. The new range of 40ft catamaran models on the market today, has the same comfort and luxury appeal of that of a 50ft catamaran without the “luxury price tag”.
While the new 40-footers have the space and comfort of a much bigger boat and can easily and comfortably accommodate a family living aboard, the cost involved in maintenance, insurance, dockage etc. is still that of a 40-footer and the Fountaine Pajot’s new Lucia 40 is a great contender. With a base price around $290,000 ($450,000 fully loaded) the Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 puts a well equipped sailing catamaran within reach of a lot more cruising couples and families.
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