Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua is delighted to present this Nautitech Open 40 charter catamaran by Bavaria catamarans in Owner’s configuration with three double cabins. She arrives at our base in Antigua on November 20th 2017.
The Nautitech Open 40 charter catamaran has a new, innovative design that brings comfortable living and excellent performance together.
As well as the Sail magazine best boat award, the Open 40 was also named Cruising World best multihull cruiser for 2016.
The saloon opens seamlessly into the cockpit, providing a huge living area whether under sail or at anchor. A hard bimini covers the cockpit, and sailing performance is enhanced by:
- High aspect rudders and high aspect sails
- Self-tacking jib
So you get all the fun of a fast, close winded cat, comfortably sailed by two people, but with the living space you would expect in a 45 footer!
The Open 40 seats six people with ease at the cockpit table, and you can enjoy panoramic views throughout the cockpit and saloon.
A cruising cat has always been a great boat to charter; the Nautitech Open 40 charter catamaran adds the essential ingredient of simple, spectacular sailing as standard.
The Nautitech Open 40 catamaran construction is first class; different density foam cores are used, in combination with specific laminate specifications depending on the application and loading in different parts of the structure.
When comparing a typical coach roof helm position versus the Bavaria Open 40 outboard helm position, the following should be considered. With twin helms and throttles on the hulls you are driving the boat from a position where you have good visibility forward and aft, and you are able to see all four corners of the boat.
The “Open” 40 name relates to the Voisard- Lombard vision of a sailing/living space unlike any other. The saloon has a forward facing galley, twin drawer fridge, and a saloon table to seat 6, with integrated navigation station. Two large coach roof hatches provide ventilation at anchor.
This owner’s version configuration has a dedicated stateroom in the entire port hull. The starboard hull incorporates two spacious double cabins and bathroom.
Other features to maximise your comfort include:
- The saloon table converts to an extra berth
- Garmin GM120 Chartplotter
- Garmin electronics
- Garmin GHP20 autopilot
- Electric freshwater heads
- No integrated inverter but we provide a portable inverter 110v
- Fully battened mainsail and self tacking jib
- Manual winches
Then you go sailing! A fathead main (which does not have to be clipped and unclipped from the track) is hoisted effortlessly with the winch, and as you bear off, the solent jib is unfurled and sets beautifully on its self tacking track. In 7.5 knots of wind, single handed, without touching a sheet, the cat tacks through 105 degrees and never drops below 3.6 knots during the tack.
The Bavaria Open 40 is a very well thought out catamaran, with remarkable turn of speed, handling to match, and layout options to make her very appealing to private purchasers and charter management alike. This is a yacht to get truly excited about.