Configure your Cruising Catamaran
What are the best options for your long-term cruise? We’ll help you decide what equipment is best for bluewater sailing and sailing in French Polynesia.
Sailing has never been as popular. While our movements are restricted in many parts of the world, our dreams are not. 700 000 people are participating in the Vendee Globle Virtual Regatta. But you don’t need to restrict yourself to a virtual world. As we covered in an earlier article, sailing away on your long-term cruise remains an option.
Your dreams to to a fully fledged cruising plan in 3 steps
- What boat is best for me?
- Which equipment should I choose for my boat?
- When do I need to place my order to sail the 2021/2022 season?
ITS TIME TO GET AWAY… Go cruising in French Polynesia
4 Catamarans set-up to match you: Prices, layouts and equipment options included.
The choice of boats is wide, and at Sail Tahiti we can offer you new as well as pre-owned boats. You’ll have your own idea on the models and equipment you like. What we can help you with is our experience and our access to some great tools to further your thinking.
Using the Excess Catamarans online configuration tool, we’ve gone ahead and imagined 4 profiles, and for each we’ve equipped what we think is a great boat for this adventure. Of course, we’re happy to discuss this with you – everyone is different, you’ll certainly have your own ideas!
Each of these configurations come complete with mooring, dinghy, tools, liferaft and safety equipment – ready to sail!
Factory delivery in France: this is ideal if you want to sail around the world starting from Europe. If you are not an EU resident, you will buy your boat tax free. If you are an EU resident, you will buy your boat with European Vat which adds 20%. An alternative solution is to start directly in the islands of your choice, VAT-free.
Shipping for French Polynesia: Sail Tahiti and Excess will manage the logistics of cargo shipping your catamaran to Tahiti and commissioning her directly in Papeete. The shipping cost will be offset by the savings on VAT and you start directly in the South Pacific…this is a fantastic option both from a cruising perspective and from a financial standpoint.
Fun …. and comfort, don’t for get the forward cockpit cushions!
60m2 furling gennaker, makes sailing a pleasure
If you want to sail in 2021/2022 you should order before end Jan 2021
For Excess Catamarans, from the time you order your boat to the moment you first step on board, you need to plan for around 6-9 months. For Seawind Catamarans it’s closer to 2 years. New boat builders work off a production line, so you need to reserve your slot.
There are still boats available for the summer of 2021, but these are selling out fast.
For Seawind catamarans you’ll have to be more patient, the first slots are February 2023
Sail Tahiti will help you all along your project, from your boat choice to getting sailing. Our services cover :
- Expertise helping you choose the right boat for your sailing programme
- Our own experience of cruising in French Polynesia as well as sailing from Europe
- Access to the best ways to finance your boat
- A catamaran cruising sailing school, here in Tahiti
- 2 delivery options: take ownership directly from the yard in Europe, or take ownership in French Polynesia
- Technical support all along your journey