Nautitech Open 40


Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran “Double Expresso” (2016)


Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran

Horizon Yacht Sales is delighted to present ‘Double Expresso’ – a Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran by Bavaria catamarans with four double cabins – available for private purchase or placement in our BVI charter fleet.

As well as the Sail magazine best boat award, the Nautitech Open 40 was also named Cruising World best multihull cruiser for 2016.

The Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran has a new, innovative design that brings comfortable living and excellent performance together.


The saloon opens seamlessly into the cockpit, providing a huge living area whether under sail or at anchor. A hard bimini covers the cockpit, and an individual bimini covers the helm position on starboard (there is an additional helm to port). Sailing performance is enhanced by:

  • High aspect rudders and high aspect sails
  • Self-tacking jib
  • The opportunity to charter with the additional Code 0 asymmetric gennaker (Can be rented for an additional $500 per week)

so you get all the fun of a fast, close winded cat, comfortably sailed by two people, but with the living space you would expect in a 45 footer!

Drop-down panels allow you to air-condition the entire cockpit at anchor (and the rest of the interior of course). The Open 40 seats eight people with ease at the cockpit table, and you can enjoy panoramic views throughout the cockpit and saloon.

A cruising cat has always been a great boat to charter; the Bavaria Open 40 adds the essential ingredient of simple, spectacular sailing as standard.

So, why not take the Nautitech Open 40 on your next yacht charter with Horizon in the BVI?


The Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran 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.

Boat Handling

When comparing a typical coach roof helm position versus the Bavaria Open 40 outboard helm position, the following should be considered. With twin helms and throttles on the hulls (with a bimini over both port and starboard helms), 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 a forward 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). Upholstery is leather both inside and out, and the oak interior adds to the feeling of comfort.

Other features to maximise your comfort include:

  • Fusion stereo system with Bluetooth & USB
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Large Garmin Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy with outboard motor

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 Bavaria Open 40 is a very well thought out catamaran, with 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.

You can read the full test sail review by Multihull magazine of the Nautitech 40 here. You can also read Horizon’s own Open 40 test sail blog piece here.

Test Sail

Contact Us to TEST SAIL or CHARTER a Bavaria Open 40! The Nautitech Open 40 is available to purchase to place into charter or to own privately. Follow the links for Charter Purchase and Management or Private Purchase and Management

Nautitech Catamarans in the Caribbean

Nautitech catamarans are owned by Bavaria Yachts. Horizon has been importing Bavaria Yachts into the Caribbean since 2000, and an affiliated company of Bavaria Yachts.

Contact us for more information on the Nautitech Open 40 catamaran.

Hull type
4 + 1 Single
Length (LOA)
12.3 m / 40 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
215 L / 57 gallons
Secondary fuel tank capacity
215 L / 57 gallons
Water capacity
2 x 215 L / 2 x 57 gallons
Horse power
30 hp / 22 kW
No. of engines
Height of mast above water
20.05 m / 65 ft 9 in
Pricing Information

Please contact us for more information on the Nautitech Open 40 by E-mail or telephone: Toll Free: 877 494 8787 Tel: (284) 494 8787

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