The Nautitech Open 40 harnesses innovative design features that bring together on-board comfort with superb sailing performance. You can read Cruising World’s review of the Open 40 here and Yachting World’s review here.
The Nautitech Open 40 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 Nautitech Open 40 outboard helm position, the following should be considered. With twin helms on the hulls (with a bimini as standard over the starboard helm on the Horizon spec, and an optional one on the port side), 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 an aft 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 (along with two fans, and air conditioning as standard on the Horizon spec).
Sailing the Open 40
Then you go sailing! A fathead main ( which does not have to be clipped and unclipped from the track) is hoisted effortlessly with the ( standard Horizon spec) electric 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 Nautitech open 40 is a very well thought out catamaran, with a 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.
Nautitech Catamarans in the Caribbean
Horizon has been importing Nautitech Yachts into the Caribbean since 2000, and an affiliated company of Nautitech Yachts. Horizon’s expertise in yacht specifications enables a charter yacht owner, or a private buyer, to benefit from our experience spanning decades in the marine industry.
Try Before You Buy
We are pleased to offer a “try before you buy” programme where you can test sail a yacht on a charter with us in the Caribbean. If you subsequently decide to purchase a new yacht within the following three months, we will deduct up to a week’s charter fee from the purchase price.
Contact us for more information on the Nautitech Open 40 catamaran.
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 11.98 m / 39 ft 4 in
- Beam (width)
- 6.91 m / 22 ft 8 in
- 8,500 kg / 18,739 lbs
- Sail area
- 91 m2 / 980 ft2
- Draft (depth)
- 1.35 m / 4 ft 5 in
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 430 L / 114 gallons
- Water capacity
2 x 390 L / 2 x 103 gallons
- Engine make
- Engine size (standard)
- 30 hp / 22 kW
- No. of engines
- Height of mast above water
- 20.05 m / 65 ft 9 in
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