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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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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.
Long before you plan to purchase your yacht, evaluate these financial indicators for yourself and you will be prepared to successfully present your case for a yacht loan:
The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for 2016 will be held November 3-7 in the “Yachting Capital of the World”. This south Florida boat show is the world’s largest in-water boat show, filling 7 locations with approximately 1,500 boats. The one-mile long venue along the Intercoastal Waterway presents watercraft of all types in 3 million square feet of exhibit space. Boating enthusiasts will get a chance to see a large variety of boats from over 1,000 exhibitors. Look for mega yachts, skiffs, boating accessories, and brokerage yachts for outright ownership or for placement in charter programs.
The Catamaran Cove added to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in 2015 on the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six on 17th Street was a rousing success. Look for us again this year on Pier 66.
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. The bad thing is that new catamarans are becoming more and more expensive. 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.
Buying a boat is a big decision, whether for live aboard, charter management or setting your boat up as a business. Buyers are often dazzled at boat shows and the image of the "dream" boat sometimes overwhelms good reasoning.
That is why we present you with this opportunity to get an in-depth look at the pros and cons of boat ownership. We try to take the drama out of ownership and make you an educated consumer!
Join our Yacht Ownership seminar in Fort Lauderdale, the day before the Miami Boat Show. Details below:
We first reported here on July 19th, that a NEW Leopard model was launched in Cape Town and now we have confirmation! Leopard Catamarans announced today that the new model 45 would be unveiled at the Annapolis boat show in October 2016. As we have mentioned before, the new Leopard 45 is probably going to replace the Leopard 44 (not confirmed) and is no doubt a model to compete with the very popular Fountaine Pajot Helia 44.
The exterior styling for this new model is more angular than the current line of Leopard catamarans. They have added a new sleek hardtop bimini, which extends all the way from the forward cockpit to the aft cockpit. Yes, they kept their signature forward cockpit with the opening door into the salon, one of the most popular features of the Leopard catamaran range. They also have kept the semi-raised helm station, another very popular feature for cruising couples.
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