Best Catamaran for  Solo Sailing

By Matt Claiborne

What Does a Single Sailor Need?


The goal here is to allow the boat to hold a course without the operator being at the helm.

Electric Windlass and Winches

These make hoisting the anchor and chain back aboard as easy as pressing a button.

Line Control From the Cockpit

Fewer trips up on deck at sea means a safer and easier voyage all around.

Rig Simplicity

The simpler the rig, the easier it is to sail.

Self-Tending Headsails

That’s a considerable reduction in workload for the crew, whether they’re a single-hander or not.

Roller Furlers on Sails

A furler means less hoisting, and you can open the sail from the cockpit.