Catmar Explorer® 71 Sail

The larger, very comfortable ocean-going explorer catamaran for worldwide blue water cruising and circumnavigation.

The hulls, deck, deckhouse and the entire structure are made of certified aluminium. Safe, sturdy, reliable, robust and fast sailing!

The result is a stable, homogeneous and torsion-resistant structure without the annoying creaking noises that can occur with GRP constructions or mixed forms - such as hulls made of aluminium, deck and superstructure made of GRP - in rough seas.

Catamaris® is committed to environmental friendliness and sustainability. Numerous building components can be recycled and reused in an environmentally friendly way, see below.


Perfect for a crew with large space requirements. The sails can be operated "single-handed" at any time - e.g. during long transocean passages.

The CATMAR EXPLORER 71 is equipped with a flybridge and a forward cockpit.

The yacht is built from class 5083 H 321/H111 aluminum, which is certified by "Germanischer Lloyd, Bureau Veritas or Lloyd's Register". Our Explorer catamarans are equipped with bow reinforcements and crash boxes with watertight bulkheads. More about benefits of aluminium.

Strong highly effective foam insulation throughout the interior provides protection against heat and cold and contributes to a pleasant interior climate.  

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

At 291 sqm, the Catmar Explorer 71 offers particularly large living/utility areas. Headroom in the saloon 2.10 m, in the hulls 2.05 m. CE Certification Category A with 12 persons.

Also available in a well thought out layout for wheelchair users.

Optionally available reinforcements, approx. 30 cm above and below each of the 4 waterlines, provide increased protection against containers, flotsam and ice in Arctic waters.

Information: Since December 2022, a CATMAR EXPLORER 72 (extended 71) is under construction at our shipyard in Holland. We invite you to visit the shipyard, get to know the outstanding quality in the original.

Design according to your ideas

The design of the Catmar Explorer® 71 can be customised to your individual requirements in terms of the flybridge design, the number, layout and design of the cabins, the saloon, the interior fittings, the furnishings, ceilings and walls as well as the entire technical equipment.

Alternatively, a completely new "full custom" design is also possible according to your preferences and ideas.

The designing and construction costs are comparable to those of some semi-custom manufacturers. However, with Catamaris® there are no restrictions on the realisation of your ideas and desires thanks to the "full-custom" construction method.

Manufacturing your yacht

Under the constant supervision of Catamaris®, your CATMAR EXPLORER 71 catamaran will be built at our partner Dijkstra Jachtbouw B.V. shipyard in Harlingen on the Wadden Sea in Holland, which has many years of experience in building multihulls. Dijkstra is certified by "Germanischer Lloyd" and "Bureau Veritas" and has already built more than 180 aluminium catamaran yachts and commercial vessels.

Currently under construction is a CATMAR EXPLORER with a length of 72 feet (22m), for which the "wedding" between hulls, deck and superstructure took place on 6 October 2023. Now the interior work is progressing. View the current construction diary here.

Convince yourself of the high quality also in detail and of the stable construction - visit us without obligation in the shipyard in Harlingen. On the same day, if you like, you can also talk to our partner architects about your plans and ideas. We will take care of hotel reservations and transfers if you are travelling to Amsterdam by plane or train.

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Turning the hulls - video

Maritime Masterpieces

Technical Specifications

LOA 71,00ft -21.03m
Beam 32.00ft - 9.75m
Draft 5.12ft - 1.56m
Building Certified Aluminium
Cabins 1 Master, 3 guest
Crew 2
Total sail area 280 m²
Main Engines 2 x260 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 view of the CATMAR EXPLORER 71

Layouts of the CATMAR EXPLORER 71

Sustainable and eco-friendly

Catamaris® commitment to the sustainable reduction of its carbon footprint focuses in particular on the materials used. These components can be recycled and reused in an environmentally friendly way:

  • Hulls and superstructure built of certified aluminium
  • All components made of stainless steel (Inox)
  • Engines, gearboxes, shafts, propellers, generators, water makers
  • Cork for deck coverings
  • Furniture construction, upholstery, safety glazing of the windows, fireproof insulation of aluminium hulls und superstructure
  • Rig and sails: mast, boom, shrouds, spreaders. The new, fully recyclable „ONE“ sails certified with the ISO 14040 life cycle assessment.

Catamaris® also makes a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions during operation.On Catamaris® catamarans, these components reduce CO2 emissions:

  • Engines, gensets and equipment that meet the high EU standards in terms of CO2 emissions, for example.
  • With our optional diesel-electric hybrid propulsion systems, a further significant reduction of CO2 emissions into the environment is achieved.

With a sustainable and environmentally friendly Catamaris® catamaran, you can make a positive contribution to reducing your carbon footprint.

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