Catamaris Explorer 64 Sail Wheelchair®

A handicapped wheelchair-bound owner would like to be able to sail the ship autonomously by himself or go on voyages with employed, non-disabled crew or go on voyages with his non-disabled partner as skipper.

Catamaris® has designed an ideal, strong and wheelchair friendly Explorer Catamaran for this purpose for worldwide voyages, also to the Arctic, through the North-West Passage and to the Antarctic. 

Built from certified aluminium. The result is a strong, homogeneous and torsion-resistant structure without the annoying creaking noises that can occur with GRP structures or mixed forms such as hulls made of aluminium/deck and superstructure made of GRP in rough seas. Built in our shipyard in Holland.


All configurations have in common that wheelchair users have unrestricted access to the cabin deck, saloon deck and cockpit inside and outside, as well as to the flybridge, and can get on and off the dinghy with the wheelchair, as well as into the dinghy at anchor.

The main feature here is to provide the wheelchair user with unrestricted access on and off board as well as transfer from deck to deck at all times by suitable means.

Bathrooms and toilets, the galley, doors and furniture are equipped for disabled access.

CATAMARIS® uses specially designed innovative wheelchair accessible stairs for vertical movements in the ship, which include a lift platform in the system that can be activated at the push of a button when needed. When not in use, only the stairs are visible.

For boarding the dinghy or for swimming, the hydraulic stern platform is also perfect for wheelchair users. All-round access to the side decks and the foredeck is provided by another lift platform on the side deck near the cockpit.

All sail controls are centralised at the outside steering position and can also be operated from a wheelchair. The outside steering position is accessible by wheelchair.

This configuration can also be realised on a larger (70-74ft.) Catmar Explorer catamaran.

Ice reinforcements approx. 30 cm above and below each of the 4 waterlines from the bow to approx. 40% of the ship's length (on request also over the entire length) as well as bow reinforcements and crash boxes offer increased protection against ice floes, containers, flotsam.

On request, the hulls of Catamaris® Explorer Yachts can be shaped below the waterline to prevent horizontal pressure on the sides when stuck in ice. The hulls then lift out of the water when lateral pressure is applied and cannot be pressed. 

The yacht is manufactured in class 5083 H 321/H111 aluminium, which is certified by "German Lloyd, Bureau Veritas or Lloyd's Register". Strong highly effective cold foam insulation inside provides protection against heat and cold and contributes to a comfortable indoor climate. More about the advantages of aluminium.

Available with traditional diesel engines or with the innovative electric "Green Power Supply" hybrid system.                                  

Headroom in saloon 2.10 m, in hulls 2.05 m. CE Certification Category A with 12 persons.

Design according to your needs

Catamaris® designs and manufactures Explorer Catamarans, Performance Catamarans and Mega-Yacht Trimarans as a "full-custom" construction according to your requirements as a completely new "one-off" design.

The design of the Catamaris® EXPLORER 64 Wheelchair can be adapted to your ideas as you desire in terms of length, width, number and layout of cabins, interior fittings and furnishings.

Each Catamaris® catamaran and trimaran is unique. Catamaris Multihulls are among the best full-custom catamarans in the market because of their creative designs and highest build quality.

Manufacturing your Yacht

Under the continuous supervision of Catamaris® and Marimecs, your CATMAR EXPLORER 64 Wheelchair is built in a shipyard in Holland with many years of experience in building multihulls. The shipyard is certified by "Germanischer Lloyd" and "Bureau Veritas" and has built more than 180 aluminium catamaran yachts and commercial vessels.

Technical Specifications

LOA 64.00ft - 19.50m
Beam 31.40ft - 9.57m
Draft 4.79ft - 1.46m
Building Certified Aluminium
Cabins 1-2 Master, 2-4 guests
Crew 1-2
Total sail area 240 m²
Main Engines 2 x 160 hp
Max speed under power 12 knots
Optionally “Green ECO Power” Hybrid propulsion
Naval Architect Marimecs B.V. - NL
Interior Design Marimecs B.V. - NL

Side views of the CATMAR EXPLORER 64 Wheelchair

Layouts of the CATMAR EXPLORER 64 Wheelchair

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