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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 about us.
FEATURED CATAMARANS FOR SALE
2010 LAGOON 620 'LADY KATLO'
Maintained by a professional crew with attention to detail and an owner who has not cut corners on the quality of this vessel. Lady Katlo is in better-than-new condition with many upgrades, refits, and additional equipment. This is a turn-key opportunity to get into the best Lagoon 620 on the market for either private use or charter operations at $1,350,000.
2014 LAGOON 39 OWNERS VERSION, MARSH HARBOUR, BAHAMAS
This Lagoon 39 is a rare 3-cabin owners version, currently in charter in the Bahamas at $350,000.
As we all know, first impressions are crucial. You should make every effort to make sure that the catamaran looks and smells clean. Don't do unnecessary "upgrades" before selling your catamaran because not all upgrades will be a good return on investment.
Find yourself a qualified and vetted broker and most importantly, price your boat realisticly if you are looking for a quick sale. Make sure that all electronics and engines are working well for a seatrial. It should be easily accessible and all paperwork should be in order.
Follow our valuable tips here and you may be surprised at the outcome!
Reference "CATAMARAN VALUATION REQUEST" in the Email subject line and include the following information: Your Contact Information / Catamaran Brand / Catamaran Model / Catamaran Size / Catamaran Year
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.
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.
Join us as we attend the Newport boat show in September and talk catamarans and ownership options!
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 15 – 17th, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 18th, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf / Oldport Marine, Bannister's Wharf and Bowen's Wharf
Tickets will be available online or call us. Click here for more details>>
Find us here: NYC Dock N-5 E
While selling catamarans is our business and we obviously would like to sell as many catamarans as we can, we sometimes have to advise people against buying a boat. One thing we will NOT do, is tell a buyer what they want to hear to make a sale. If a boat is not a good fit for the buyer or their choice of boat does not fit their budget or sailing application, we will try to steer them right. It is quite simply the right thing to do, even if that means not selling the boat at all.
Last week we had a client who came to us for advice, expecting to be sold on one of the ownership solutions that we tout on the website. However, after Brian and his wife relayed their situation to us, we knew that they needed to go a different way. Brian will retire in 3-5 years and he and his wife want to buy a boat to liveaboard on and go cruising after retirement.
Read on by clicking "read more" at the left to hear exactly how serious we are about being buyers' brokers...on the catamaran buyers' side even when it means not making a sale.
Need to stay connected while at sea? If you are working while cruising like we are, the answer is YES! Many cruising sailors struggle with finding a workable and affordable solution for communications while at sea or in remote locations. Stephen and I discovered the Iridium GO! last year while shopping for a global mobile communications solution for our new Lagoon 450S. It worked so well for our needs that it basically set us free to roam the planet.
Technology has come a long way in telecommunications and mobility since we first set sail more than 25 years ago! Back then, we used an SSB radio to get weather and stay in touch with other cruisers. Later, in 2004, for our ocean crossing from Africa to South America, we used a satellite phone. Both SSB radios and satellite phones are still viable options and work well. But a Sat phone's equipment and airtime are expensive. The SSB equipment is also expensive, is not portable, and requires a bit of a learning curve.
Join Catamaran Guru & Dream Yacht on Oct 30th - Nov 5th, 2016 For An Exclusive Guided Tour of France's Top 3 Catamaran Builders! Join Us As We Guide You On A Tour Of These 3 Famed Catamaran Factories And Share With You The Building Processes And Unique Features Of Each Brand. Take Advantage Of This Exclusive Opportunity To Learn Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Catamarans & Boat Ownership, Right At The Source!
Our readers have loudly voiced a desire to come along with us as we explore the catamaran factories in France. In response, we have teamed up with Dream Yacht and now offer this unique opportunity for guided factory tours of the famed catamaran builders in La Rochelle, France.
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