boat hire in Auray
Catalac — Catalac 9m (1980)
Description of Ilya's catamaran
Catalac 9m "Hippo"
Important notice. Dear customers, Thank you very much for your interest in renting of Hippo! Unfortunately, I do not know when the boat will be ready for the navigation. I live in Finland and due to coronavirus I could not come to France for making spring maintenance. I hope that the EU borders will be open soon and I can finally see "Hippo" again and prepare it for the navigation. I will inform you immediately when my boat will be ready for sailing. I wish a nice sailing season for everybody despite of the difficult time of the epidemy. With best regards Ilya 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 2013-2018. 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. In 2019 I plan to stay aboard of "Hippo" to accompany you as a skipper from June to end of July (perhaps also in August). Other time the boat can be rented without skipper 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. I have also 2 sets of diving gear and diving compressor on "Hippo". However, if you want to go for diving we should discuss it separately. Two sets of fishing gear are also available. 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. Bed linens + towels are available for 10 € per person. Final cleaning 50 €. 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. If you are interested in renting this Hippo, please contact me via Click and Boat messaging. See you soon!
Equipment of the catamaran
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Location of the catamaran: Port Saint-Goustan, Auray
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