Yacht charter in Auray - Catalac Catalac 9m

With or without captain 8 people 6 berths 3 cabins

Description of Ilya's catamaran

I bought this catamaran in 2013 and we use it for family cruising every Summer. Cumulatively 1609 NM - long trip from Kröslin (Germany) to Auray (France) was performed during vacations in 2013-2017. Normally our family use "Hippo" in July. Other time of the year it can be rented. In 2018 I will have time to accompany you as a skipper from April to July and from August to October. Catalac 9m "Hippo" is a safe cruiser boat proven by time. The model was designed by John Winterbotham of MG Duff LTD in 1968 and has a similar reputation among multihull cruisers as VW Bus among the fans of camper cars. It is not designed to reach speed records but it is very strong, seaworthy and comfortable boat perfect for family cruise. It is very safe model of catamaran. Accordingly to information from the Internet, no cases of capsize were recorded for Catalac catamarans, most likely due to the lacking of the keels. Deep "V" shape of the hulls plays a role of the keel and prevents leeway, but lets the boat to "slide" before it will capsize. "Hippo" is equipped with Main sail, Genoa 2 on furling (can be replaced with Genoa 1 on request) and Gennaker. "Hippo" has a close steering cabin, 6 berths in 3 sleeping areas and saloon which can be transferred into "king-syze" bed. It can comfortably accommodate a family with two kids (in saloon) + family couple (in double cabin) + one person (in single cabin). One extra berth is also available mid starboard hull, but it is not very comfortable and usually is occupied by suitcases, bags etc. There are many lockers inside the cabin and in cockpit with plenty of space. Catalac 9m has large (about 2x4m) cockpit and Bow sundeck (with no trampolines). Cockpit is equipped with bimini top and plastic cockpit enclosure (for anchorage at rainy day). Inflatable boat with 2,5 outboard motor is included into the price. There is an equipment for snorkeling for 4 persons and 2 sets of neoprene suits (7+5mm) of L and XL size. Two sets of fishing gear are also available. Boat is located in Auray at Gulf of Morbihan in Southern Brittany (France). The Gulf of Morbihan has been described as one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The are other true "gems" of nature located around, like: Belle Île, Île-d'Houat, Glénan Islands. From Auray it is possible to perform a 3 days-long "One Hop" to cross the Biscay and reach the Spanish coast. 2 bicycles are available for those who like to explore the land around (no extra payment). "Hippo" can be even used as "floating hotel" to spend some time in this beautiful and rich with culture area of France. The boat can be rented with or without a skipper. The price does not include a skipper. In the case you would like to hire me as a skipper, it will cost extra 50 Euro/day. Bed linens + towels are available for 10 € per person. Final cleaning 50 €. If you are interested in renting this Hippo, please contact me via Click and Boat messaging. See you soon!

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  • Charter catamaran in Auray
    Charter Catamaran Catalac Catalac 9M Auray
    Catamaran Catalac Catalac 9M
    Charter catamaran in Auray
    Catalac Catalac 9M in Auray for hire
    Catamaran Catalac Catalac 9M
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  • Model: Catalac 9m
  • Manufacturer: Catalac
  • Length: 9m
  • Width: 4.2m
  • Draft: 0.8m
  • Year: 1980
  • Engine: 28hp
  • Onboard capacity - Authorised: 8
  • Onboard capacity - Recommended: 6
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of berths: 6
  • Cancellation conditions: Moderate
  • Amount of security deposit:
  • Check-in/out times: 09:00 / 18:00

Equipment of the catamaran

    Outdoor equipment
  • Bimini
  • Bathing ladder
  • Child protection nets
  • Dining table
  • Bow sundeck
  • Deck shower
    Navigation equipment
  • Outboard
  • Outboard motor
  • Bow thruster
  • Electric windlass
  • GPS
  • Depth sounder
  • VHF
  • Automatic pilot
    Energy on board
  • 220V socket
  • USB socket
    Kitchen equipment
  • Oven/cooker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Sink
  • Dining table
    Sanitary facilities
  • Cold water
  • Hot water
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
    Comfort on board
  • TV
    On the water / underwater
  • Flippers, masks and snorkels
  • Fishing tackle
  • Scuba diving equipment

Location of the catamaran: Auray

Harbour: Port Saint-Goustan

Overall rating

  • Compliance of the boat
  • Comfort on board
  • Standard of maintenance
  • Welcome and communication
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for money

1 comment

Apr. 2018

Our 3-day trip with Ilya on the catamaran Hippo has been one of highlights in the 3-weeks we have toured France so far. Our cruise was really unforgettable, made so by Ilya's expert planning and the sterling level of service he provided. The unique sailing vessel, and its amazing seaworthiness, supported this cruise excellently. Hippo's amenities (galley, "lounge", berthing, deck) were well suited to our needs. Ilya's professionalism and friendliness qualities are amongst the best we've seen in chartering. We chose an early season sail with chill temperatures, and with some unpredictable weather and our demanding tour schedule, Ilya made our trip work flawlessly. His flexibility on the schedule ensured we would enjoy the experience immensely. Highly recommend Ilya and his Hippo for experiencing the French coast in a way most cannot.

Apr. 2018

We have spent 3 days sailing on "Hippo" in the area of Gulf Morbihan together with Geraldine and Tim - a very nice couple from USA. They are truly experienced sailors and travellers in broader sense. Geraldine and Tim are friendly and respectful people! I like very much their sense of humor. I am thankful to them for sharing with me their interesting travelling stories. I would highly recommend Geraldine and Tim as crew members or renters of charter boat.

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