Cruising across the lake or ocean on a catamaran can be an absolute blast, and this is true no matter whether you’re on a sailboat or motor-powered catamaran. As you can imagine, there are huge differences between the two, which is why it’s important that anyone who’s considering buying a catamaran puts some serious thought into the choice.
Still, while sailing on a catamaran can definitely be an enjoyable and even exciting experience, as you’ll soon see, nothing compares to the level of relaxation, enjoyment and thrill you can experience aboard a motor-powered CraigCat catamaran.
Power and Speed
One of the biggest problems with most catamaran boat, and sailboats, in general, is that you’re limited by the wind. Although some sailing catamarans can really fly, especially the carbon fiber racing boats, the problem is that this can still only happen with the help of the wind. If the wind doesn’t happen to be blowing, you won’t be moving, and even if it is blowing, your maximum speed will still be dictated by how strong.
Of course, you’ll never have to worry about any of these problems with motor-powered catamaran boats. As long as you have gas in the tank, you’ll always be able to go as fast as the motor will propel you.
The compact, streamlined design ensures that maneuverability is one of a CraigCat catamaran’s strongest attributes. Again, the wind can make maneuvering a sailing catamaran more difficult at times, especially if you’re not the best sailor. On the other hand, the dual-action controls, incredible high-speed stability and high-tech handling found on CraigCat’s line of compact catamarans ensures that they’re both easy and fun to drive.
One especially useful feature is the Automatic Stability Control system, which provides a whole extra level of safety to your boating experience and helps to prevent the boat from potentially flipping or capsizing at high speeds.
Another problem with many compact sailing catamarans is that they can be quite uncomfortable to sit in for long periods, as many of them feature simple plastic or molded seating. This definitely isn’t an issue with a motor-powered catamaran, as the side-by-side seats and open platform are designed to provide the ultimate in all-day comfort. No matter whether you’re looking to spend the day fishing, enjoying a cruise across the water or just relaxing on the deck in between swims, you’ll find these catamaran boats to be an ideal platform.
Entertainment Options and Accessories
From bimini covers to NAV and positioning, deck lights to high-definition sound systems, motor-powered catamarans provide owners with a wide range of features and functions typically not available on many sailing catamarans.
As you can see, the added benefits of choosing motor-powered catamaran boats makes them the obvious choice. This isn’t to disparage sailing catamarans, as they can definitely be fun and do have their place. What it does mean is that if you have to choose between the two, you’re sure to get more enjoyment and bang for your buck from one with an outboard motor. Best of all, you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get one, as they cost about the same price or even less than you’d pay for a decent sailing catamaran.