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Sailing on a Catamaran Yacht in West Maui, HI; Day & Sunset Sailboat Tours & Private Charters
There are many opportunities people can take to the sea when visiting Maui, Hawaii. Known for beautiful views, snorkeling waters and fresh air, people look forward to spending some time on the water during their vacation. Whether you prefer to close the day watching the sunset on a vessel, or hitch a ride where the snorkeling leads you to enchanting sea life, boarding a vessel is generally the most common approach. Today, we at Gemini Sailing Tours would like to take the opportunity to discuss catamarans.
Catamaran Definition & Meaning
For the last few decades catamarans have become one of the most popular charters, cruisers, as well as the casual day sailor. For those curious about catamarans, below you find some of the basic fundamentals. A catamaran is balanced on two hulls that features sails in the middle. In comparison to a traditional sailboat, otherwise known as a monohull, that has only one hull centered on a heavy keel. The space separating the two hulls of the catamaran, depending on the size, may be filled by a cockpit, the main cabin, and usually some netting, which many people enjoy using for relaxing under the sun.
Stability and size are the primary reasons why catamarans are so popular. There tends to be more room on a catamaran, with two hulls and the space in between both above and below decks. Staying fairly level, the catamarans offer more stability. Having two hulls means that the boat doesn’t heel over like a monohull. This helps make sailing less exhausting, having to avoid battling gravity. Additionally, sailing in shallower places than a monohull because catamarans don’t need as much water underneath them, allows them from not rolling around at night in anchorage. As the two hulls are completely separate from one another, there is bit more privacy for those onboard and they tend to be a bit faster than other options as well.
Gemini Technical Specifications
When it comes to the Gemini, our dimensions are 64’ length X 32.5’ beam with mass height of 68 feet. Working sails offer 1750 sq. for the sail area. Our engines include Twin 225hp Volvo Penta diesels, which allows for it to travel at 15 knots of cruising speed and a record speed of 32.5 knots. The Gemini capacity permits 49 passenger plus crew with the Captain, two crew members and a third when needed. The Gemini has its commodities as well, including glass bottom viewports, shaded and airy central cabin, dining tables with cushioned seating, large central galley, trampoline forward nets, and additional cushion seats are found on the deck, bow, and stern. We are fully equipped with medical kits and oxygen and provide a variety of fine food and beverages for your enjoyment.
Sailing Tours in Honolua Bay, Lahaina, Ka’anapali Beach, Turtle Town in Olowalu, Molokai, Lanai, & West Maui, Hawaii
Be sure to book your tour with us soon when visiting Maui. We offer snorkel sail adventures, sunset sails, winter whale watching, and you can even book exclusive private charters! We offer variety of food and drinks with all of our sailing tours.