The Nautitech 40 Open Mark 1 was a game-changer, winning multiple awards. Mark 2 is even better.
New for 2019/2020 are larger hull windows, distinctive grey Gelcoat detailing on the coachroof, the aft-facing galley and some options changes.
The Nautitech 40 Open harnesses innovative design features that bring together onboard 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 40 Open 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. This produces a very stiff, but impressively low displacement, so critical in a catamaran.
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, (both with optional biminis) you have a lower centre of gravity, reducing pitching moment, 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. You are always helming from the favoured side, and if you take the option of throttles at both helm positions, you are always right next to the dock you are coming alongside. Changing command from one set of throttles to the other is as simple as pressing a button. Both helms are next to the cockpit, so the helmsperson is in touch with the rest of the crew.
With class beating bridge deck clearance and an impressive fineness of hull ratio, it is no wonder the Nautitech 40 Open is so comfortable offshore. High aspect rudders set aft of the props, means even in a following sea, there is no prop cavitation. The high aspect rudders give feedback more akin to a monohull than a cruising cat, and the relatively deep draft ( for a cat) of 4ft 5”, enables this cat to outpoint the best of the rest. With completely sacrificial keels ( she will still sail safely and well with no keels) and watertight bulkheads fore and aft, plus a Divinicell foam core, this is a very safe boat.
The 40 “Open” name relates to the Marc Lombard vision of a sailing/living space unlike any other. The saloon has an aft-facing galley, fridge, and either a nav desk or the option of a saloon table to seat 6. Two large coach roof hatches provide ventilation at anchor (fans and air conditioning are options). This yacht also benefits from the option of a convertible cockpit table and saloon table. Available as a 4 double cabin/ 2 head and shower, or 3 double cabin owners version/ 2 head and shower, where the port side of the yacht is the owner’s stateroom with en suite head and shower.
Sailing the Nautitech 40 Open
Then you go sailing! A fathead main ( which does not have to be clipped and unclipped from the track) is hoisted effortlessly with the ( optional) electric winch, and as you bear off, the Solent jib is unfurled and sets beautifully on its self-tacking track.
In 18 knots of breeze, the Open 40 will go upwind better than 40 degrees apparent, with 8 knots boat speed, unheard of for a cruising cat without daggerboards. Special order a 130sq.m asymmetric spinnaker, and as the editors of Sail Magazine and Cruising World discovered you can be sailing at 7.5 knots, in 7.5 knots of breeze, double-handed.
The Nautitech 40 Open is an exceptionally well thought out catamaran, with a truly remarkable turn of speed, expert handling to match, and layout options to make her very appealing to charter management and private purchasers alike. This is a yacht to get truly excited about.
Please contact us to learn more about the 40 Open, and to receive full specifications, options and pricing.
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 11.98 m / 39 ft 4 in
- Model Length
- 12.192 m / 40 ft
- 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
- 30 hp / 22 kW
- No. of engines
- Height of mast above water
- 20.05 m / 65 ft 9 in
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