If you are an Aquaphile ( an individual who is an enthusiast of all things related to water) you will be pleased to know that a new Cataraman will be sailing on the waters of Cape Town. A cataraman is a multi-hulled watercraft featuring two parallel hulls of equal size. It is a geometry-stabilized craft, deriving its stability from its wide beam, rather than from a ballasted keel as with a monohull sailboat. Catamaran is from a Tamil word, kattumaram, which means "logs tied together".
Catamaran-type vessels are an early technology of the Austronesian people. The new vessel named Le Cerf is the property of Mason's Travel, a leading Destination management company in Seychelles which was incorporated in 1972.
The Two Oceans 110 Day Charter Catamaran is the biggest composite and leisure catamaran ever to be launched in South Africa.
It is equipped with both an upper and lower deck as well as a flybridge. The upper deck is abound with casual seating space as well as a dining area for approximately sixty guests and storage space for diving gear. The lower deck has dining seating for ninety guests with casual seating, as well as plenty of storage lockers, fridges, freezers, chilly bins and bars. All stairways and walkways blue effects LED lighting, and she has a Fusion sound system. All in all the vessel can accommodate 275 people.
The galley is housed in the starboard hull and can cater for 250 guests onboard. The starboard hull also has many storage lockers and a crew rest area, and bunks for the crew if needed on a delivery. The port hull houses the guest WC facilities, three ladies’ heads and wash up basins fore of the companionway and two gents’ heads and two urinals and wash up basins aft. On her transom, she has a six metre tender on a fixed davit that can ferry 20 people to and from the boat. The front deck has trampolines, more seating and a beach ladder.
Yet another cataraman is scheduled to be launched sometime this year, in the mean time go out and enjoy this one!