10 Best Catamarans for Couples: Review and Pictures


Going out on a pleasant and comfortable sail can be such a relaxing experience. Catamarans are especially great for romantic cruises due to their ample space and smooth sailing. If you’re looking to spend more time on the water with the wind in your hair, you might be considering getting a catamaran of your own. But what’s the best choice for couples?

The best catamarans for couples include the Lagoon 42, the Seventy 7, the Leopard 45, and the Antares 44GT.  Value for money is vital, but so is comfort. Catamarans for couples should be easy to handle, romantic, and not too big.

If you’re looking to spend some time away with the one you love, read on. We’ll discuss the ten best catamarans for couples, detailing each vessel and what you can expect in terms of size, style, and cost. If you’re lucky, you may find the catamaran of your dreams.

Lagoon 42

If you’re looking for a comfortable catamaran where you can relax with your partner, look no further than the Lagoon 42. The cockpit is nice and comfortable both physically and mentally. Everything has been perfectly planned out, from the proper use of space to the ease of circulation. But the cockpit isn’t even the most important part.

You’re able to have three or four double cabins with island double beds and bathrooms with a separate shower. There are large windows offering great illumination, so you won’t have to worry about it being too dim. Essentially, this watercraft has everything you need to be comfortable.

The interior has nicely molded wood that pairs well with the curved furniture, designed by Nauta. The design combines both elegance and functionality. If you’re looking for something that looks great and will provide comfort, the Lagoon 42 might be your best bet.

Expect to pay upwards of $300,000 for a used model.

Seventy 7

For a catamaran that was apparently a challenge to build, you may want to read about the Seventy 7. All the different rooms connect, from the cabins to the deck and the trampoline forward. It follows an ample lifestyle and living space while also managing to look extremely comfortable. You’re going to get the whole cruising experience with the Seventy 7.

The interior has serious attention to detail, making sure you don’t miss a thing. The layout is optimized to create a brighter and more spacious living space. Since it’s brighter, you’ll be much more energized and enthusiastic to do more fun things on your trip. Some find that sailors tend to feel more exhausted in dimmer cabins and sleep more on the cruise. Since it’s spacious, you won’t feel cramped up at all, and you can relax. 

There’s also a saloon with huge windows and a fantastic headroom that’ll give you a panoramic view of the ocean. The owner’s suite is private from the rest of the vessel, giving you quiet access to the sea. For this area, you can also get a private beach, but that is optional. 

If that’s not enough to draw you in, this catamaran’s living space is flexible. You can move things around to add another private space in the owner’s suite that connects to the saloon and forward cockpit. Additionally, you can have up to five guest cabins with an island bed and desk each, perfect for storage spaces and private bathrooms.

Overall, this is a great choice for you and your partner if you want to be comfortable and relaxed. 

This model is one of the more expensive options and will set you back more than $4 million brand new.

Fountaine Pajot Isla 40

While this is better for family cruising, it’ll still be an amazing option for you and your partner. The Catamaran Isla 40 is a mythical experience leaving you feeling like the only people in the world. You’ll be able to connect with nature easily, considering your fantastic sea view, and will be at your utmost comfort level with soft seats and cloud-like bedding.

Dine on a smooth wooden table as you feel the ocean breeze or on the opposite side of the boat, where you can sit on the edge as the boat slowly cruises. You can even do some yoga stretches on the same side of the boat. If that’s not enough for you, you can even get off of the ship and onto an attached board to get a feel of the water. 

There are various places to relax, so you’ll never get bored with the experience. Just sit back and relax with your partner as you slowly cruise on the peaceful ocean blue.

All in all, this is a fantastic choice for you and your partner if you’d like a relaxing getaway with various activities and fun experiences for the both of you. 

On average, this model will cost a little under $500,000.

Catamaran Astréa 42

This watercraft will help to elevate the importance of being together. From that alone, it’s quite obvious that this will be a great opportunity for you and your partner to get some alone time. The exterior is built to look elegant, making the inside stunning and spacious regardless of its small size. 

Of course you love your partner, but sometimes personal space is important. Luckily for you, this boat offers both. Everything is connected; however, there is still a sense of privacy, and you’re able to move freely without any sort of restriction. You won’t feel cramped, and you won’t feel overwhelmed either. 

On the roof at the helm station, you’ll notice a double seat near a sunbathing area. You can either soak up some rays with your partner, or one of you can sunbathe while the other relaxes on the seat. You can also stay in the cockpit with a griddle, or feel the ocean breeze on the footbridge.

If that’s not enough to win you and your partner over, just wait until you realize how comfortable it is. The lounge has huge windows that’ll give you just enough sunlight and energy. You’ll be torn between the comfort of your cabin and the sweet experience of the open sea. Plus, the bathrooms are beautiful with an Italian style, and the Owner’s Suite bathroom is huge.

Overall, this is a fantastic watercraft if you’re looking for a relaxing experience with just the right amount of comfort. Needless to say, you and your partner will be connected more than ever. 

A fully loaded Catamaran Astréa 42 will cost a little under $600,000.

Fountaine Pajot Saona 47

As soon as you look at the Catamaran Saona 47, you’ll notice it says “majestic.” They’re not wrong. Get ready to fall in love with the luxury experience of this watercraft. 

On this cruising catamaran, everything is perfectly designed to help you and your partner feel connected. There are various places where you both can relax, including a beach club located on the rear platform, a place to sunbathe at the front or helm station, and a lounge deck.

Once you step in, you’ll never want to leave. You’ll notice the well-lit and comfortable saloon that even includes a perfectly fitted kitchen. Then, you’ll go to your cabin to unpack and be stunned by the maximized comfort you’ll experience. It’s even flexible, as you can have an Owner’s version with three cabins, including an Italian-style suite and bathroom, or you can go for the five-cabin option with five private spaces.

You’ll be surprised at all of the beautiful sights you’ll see from both inside and outside the watercraft. Combining luxury, comfort, and flexibility, this catamaran may just be the best choice for you and your partner. 

Expect to pay upwards of $700,000 for this catamaran.

Fountaine Pajot New 51

If you’re looking for a spacious catamaran that’ll keep you relaxed, the Catamaran New 51 might just be the one for you. The deck has tons of space for you and your partner to walk around freely, and there is also a comfortable saloon and cockpit. 

Whether you’re at the galley or the cockpit, you’ll have easy ways to communicate across the entire cruising journey, helping you to feel free and uncramped. The watercraft also uses renewable energy through solar panels, which produce 2000 watts. These solar panels also fit the gorgeous lounge and sunbathing area.

On top of that, there’s tons of space in terms of storage and areas to relax. If that’s not enough for you, there are also four different layouts for this catamaran to choose from for the best experience. No matter what layout you and your partner choose, you’re sure to feel comfortable and connected. Overall, this catamaran is a great choice if you’re hoping for a spacious, comfortable, relaxing, and flexible cruise.

This luxury vessel will come in at just over $1 million brand new. 

Antares 44 GT

When you go to the Antares Catamarans website, you’re presented with their latest model, which is currently the Antares 44 GT. After spending a year creating this model, they completely redesigned everything. This includes new details in the cockpit, more space, larger windows, comfortable seating, and much more, all without conflict with the helm position.

If you’re familiar with Antares, then you’ll also notice that they’ve added some new interior features. There are two new forward-facing hatches located in the salon that help to increase the amount of fresh air you get, allowing for proper ventilation. As for headroom, that has increased by 6.5 in (16.51 cm), now allowing 6.75 ft (2.06 m) of headroom. So if either of you is tall, you won’t have to worry about banging your head.

They’ve also accommodated for a much more comfortable experience, including for both physical and mental comfort. There are new stainless steel armrests in the cockpit for a more aesthetically pleasing design. Plus, there’s a standup locker in the cockpit that you can use for storage, but can also be used as a fridge or ice maker. Talk about flexibility!

Overall, the Antares 44 GT will give you an experience that allows you to feel the maximum amount of comfort with your partner. It would not be surprising if you decide to choose this one, because it truly seems like the best on the list so far. 

Used models can be found for just under $1 million.

Leopard 42

If you’re hoping for a great amount of space, look no further than the Leopard 42. You can choose between three or four cabins and showers, making this one of the most flexible boats on this list. This design will exceed all of your expectations and then some while still accomplishing the main goal of comfort and perfect performance. 

The exterior is stunning, featuring hull side windows, a hardtop, and an upper-lounge area, which happens to be Leopard Catamarans’ signature. However, the exterior is nothing compared to the beautiful interior experience. There are modern contrasts, perfect lighting, classy finishes, and more, giving you the combined feeling of luxury and elegance. 

As previously stated, you can get this model with three or four cabins. While three cabins is probably best, four cabins can also provide more storage and space for you and your partner. Every single cabin has its own private en-suite and shower area, which are features that aren’t commonly included in catamarans of this size.

The saloon has tons of skylight and an additional window in the aft starboard corner that faces the helm seat. All in all, this catamaran is a fantastic choice for any couple regardless of what they’re looking for, considering how flexible it can be.

Some used models have been as low as $250,000.

Leopard 45

Yet another flexible boat from the same brand, we’re going to look at the Leopard 45 now, awarded Boat of the Year in 2017. Both the exterior and interior will leave you feeling absolutely stunned, you won’t know where to start or what to start doing. The possibilities are endless with this catamaran.

Of course, there’s a hardtop lounge for maximum comfort, which includes a sunbed, seating area, and table. To get up to this lounge, you’ll head up on floating stairs that lead up from the aft cockpit without disrupting the helm station. 

This catamaran is also flexible, considering it’s available in a three-cabin layout or a four-cabin layout. It’s sleek and nimble, but overall it’s going to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience. This might just be your dream boat.

When loaded with extras, this catamaran will cost you almost $600,000.

Leopard 50

Designed to replace the Leopard 48 (which isn’t on this list), the Leopard 50 is one of the most beautiful catamarans you’ll ever see. It has a stunning layout with a flybridge that has a lounge area, sunbed, table, and optional exterior speakers and shade awning. If that doesn’t do it for you, then I don’t know what will.

While the interior is built solely for comfort, the exterior is built to look as elegant and luxurious as possible. You can start by sunbathing on the flybridge with your lover and then relax in your cabin, or you can head over to the saloon and enjoy some fine wine as the ocean breeze waves over the both of you. Then, you can go back to the sunbathing area as you and your partner relax together. Be sure to put on some sunscreen first!

Overall, this catamaran offers a fantastic experience for both you and your partner, regardless of what you’re looking for. From a luxurious exterior to a soft interior with the most relaxing experience, this might be the best choice for the both of you.

This newer model will go for around $1 million brand new.

Buyer’s Guide

Catamarans have a high price tag when brand new, and though it may seem a lot, it is important to remember that they are highly sought-after vessels and typically have excellent resale values. Though you may not get exactly what you paid, chances are you’ll get close.

When thinking about getting a catamaran as a couple, you’ll want to consider how you intend to use it. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Will it just be the two of you? Though a four-cabin catamaran will be more spacious, if it will just be the two of you, is all that space really needed?
  • What extra amenities are needed? If you’re not planning on being on the vessel full-time, do you need a top-of-the-line kitchen?
  • Are you planning on taking longer trips? Some catamarans are not designed for long trips on open waters. Expect to pay more for such models.

If you want to better understand what to look for and how to get the best deal on a catamaran i would suggest checking out my Buyer’s Guide.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to spending time with your other half, you want to be together while creating a sense of personal space as well. If you decide to go cruising, you’ll want the perfect catamaran that’ll do just that. Be sure to look for something within your budget that has a good amount of space and comfort, as well as well-designed cabins and bathrooms and various fun activities.

If you can find one with all of these features, then you and your partner are sure to have a nice and relaxing experience. Have fun!

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Gabo

Owner of CatamaranFreedom.com. A minimalist that has lived in a caravan in Sweden, 35ft Monohull in the Bahamas, and right now in his self-built Van. He just started the next adventure, to circumnavigate the world on a Catamaran!

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