Nautitech Open 40 (2016) 'Pride'

Overview

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BavariaHorizon Yacht Charters present this super charter catamaran, a Nautitech Open 40 in Antigua called “Pride”.

 

She comes complete with a bimini over the helm position for shade from the Caribbean sun. The Nautitech Open 40 in Antigua has a new, innovative design that brings comfortable living and excellent performance together.

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

 

The saloon on our Nautitech Open 40 in Antigua 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

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). “Pride” 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 Nautitech Open 40 adds the essential ingredient of simple, spectacular sailing as standard.

So, take “Pride” on your next yacht charter with Horizon in Antigua!


For sailors and non-sailors alike

If you have members of your party who just want the stable platform and space of a catamaran, but there are others who want a boat that is rewarding to sail, then look no further. The concept of the “Open 40” is to give one huge living space, which is seamlessly provided between the cockpit and saloon. Inside or out, the visibility is fantastic.

Below decks are 4 doubles, a single, two heads and showers, and a galley/saloon with panoramic vistas. The cockpit boasts both a recliner, and a cockpit table that drops to make a day bed, as well as plenty of other seating. Add a helm position ( each with its own bimini) on each hull, so the skipper and crew are ‘in the same space’ and you have the perfect recipe for convivial sailing.

The sailors in the group will appreciate sailing at 40 degrees apparent up wind, and double digit speeds off the wind. Sailors love the twin helm positions, as you are able to see the complete sail plan, adjust sail trim easily, all the while getting feedback from the high aspect rudders, and being in touch with the wind and sea conditions – much more akin to sailing a monohull.

This light displacement cat really is fun to sail, and with a self tacking jib, you can do it fully crewed, or short handed. 

The clincher is this: Having engine controls at each helm, means no shouting when docking, as the skipper is always right next to the dock that he/she is coming alongside. This cat won Sail magazine and Cruising World Boat of the year awards for good reason.


Construction

The Nautitech Open 40 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 Nautitech Open 40 outboard helm position, the following should be considered. With twin helms on the hulls (with a bimini as standard over the starboard helm on the Horizon spec, and an optional one on the port side), 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.


Accommodation

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).

Other features to maximise your comfort include:

  • Fusion stereo system with Bluetooth & USB
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • 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.

Our Nautitech Open 40 in Antigua 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.


Some library images, actual yacht may differ slightly.

Nautitech Open 40 (2016) 'Pride'

Specifications
Cabins
4
Heads
2
Year
2016
Hull type
Catamaran
Length (LOA)
39' 4" / 11.98 m
Beam (width)
22' 8" / 6.91 m
Displacement
17,196 lbs / 7,800 kg
Air Conditioning
Yes
Sail area
980 ft2 / 91 m2
Draft (depth)
4' 5" / 1.35 m
Primary fuel tank capacity
79 gal / 300 L
Water capacity
159 gal / 600 L
Engine size (standard)
30 hp / 22 kW
No. of engines
2

Nautitech Open 40 (2016) 'Pride'

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Nautitech Open 40 (2016) 'Pride'

At Horizon Yacht Charters Antigua we pride ourselves on the accessories, equipment and arrival packs that we provide on our yachts for your sailing vacation.

We frequently get asked “what is included on my yacht“, so we hope the following information provides a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!).

Equipment on board

All of our vessels have the following equipment on board:

  • VHF Radio
  • GPS
  • Dinghy and outboard motor
  • Charts and Chris Doyle’s Leeward Island Guide
  • Flashlight
  • Adult Lifejackets
  • BBQ Grill
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Through-hull Plugs
  • Deck brush
  • Cockpit table
  • Bimini
  • Linens and towels
  • Beach towels
  • Clothes pegs
  • Log and depth-sounder
  • Electric windlass
  • Refrigerator
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flare Kit
  • Binoculars
  • Tool Kit
  • Boat Hook
  • Signal Horn
  • Duct Tape
  • Bucket with Lanyard
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Cooler or deck cooler
  • All galley and cooking utensils
  • Pillows
  • Cigarette Lighter Outlet
  • 12V 110 Inverter in all Bavaria Yachts 36 and above
  • Autopilot in all Bavaria Yachts 41 and above
  • Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
  • CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
  • Roller furling genoa

Complimentary Starter Kit

Upon boarding your yacht, you will find a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use by Horizon Yacht Charters. This includes:

  • Bottle of Rum
  • Bottle of Spring Water
  • Coca Cola x 2
  • Dish Washing Liquid
  • Roll Paper Towel
  • Guest Soaps
  • Salt and Pepper
  • One roll toilet tissue per head facility
  • 2 Boxes of matches
  • Insect Repellent
  • 2 Trash Bags
  • Kitchen sponge

Further Information

Please visit our Provisioning page for more information on pre-ordering supplies for your Antigua sailing vacation. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page if you have more queries about any aspect of your sailing vacation.

Please note that we do not supply Snorkel Gear. We suggest you bring your own mask and snorkel to ensure a good fit, or you can rent the full set from a recommended facility nearby.

Nautitech Open 40 (2016) 'Pride'

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Low Season Jul 10 - Oct 31
US$4,695/week US$670/day
Low/Mid Season May 1 - Jul 9,
Nov 1 - Dec 17
US$5,595/week US$799/day
Mid Season Jan 5 - Jan 30
US$6,295/week US$899/day
High Season Dec 18 - Jan 4,
Jan 31 - Apr 30
US$7,195/week US$1,027/day

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Nautitech Open 40 (2016) 'Pride'

Terms & Conditions

Current Rates

Weekly rates (full 8 days / 7 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Minimum 5 night requirement.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although Horizon Yacht Charters endeavor to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, colour of hull, dodger or bimini.

All yachts come with rigid inflatables & outboards, biminis, BBQ, CD, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.

Key: C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only

May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits ($35) and Dinghy Gas prepay fee ($25) are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travelers’ cheques. Upon return of the vessel you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.

Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except Christmas and New Year) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. Charters start and finish at noon. Sleep-aboards (the option of staying on board your yacht at the dock) with boarding of your vessel available after 5.00 pm, can sometimes be added to the start of your charter at an extra charge of $75.00 per head per night (minimum of $200.00 per night), depending upon yacht availability.

  • Hull Damage Waiver Insurance is compulsory for $50.00 (max $500) per day and limits your liability to $1000.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit on yacht.
  • Skippers are available from $150.00 per day, Instructors from $165.00 per day and Cooks from $145.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
  • Provisioning – please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
  • SUP, Windsurfing, kayaks, hammock rentals, SCUBA gear or other water-sports are all available at competitive rates. Click here for more information.
  • Hotel Accommodations throughout the islands can be arranged. Most major credit cards accepted. Please check our Accommodations page for more information.
  • Learn to Sail – we are an ASA affiliated Instructing Facility – please request more details on our courses or click here for more information.
  • One-way supplement on trips from Antigua to St Maarten/St Martin $995.
  • One-way supplement on trips from Antigua to Dominica $995.
  • Other one-way supplements upon request.

Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% should be received by Horizon Yacht Charters no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A full refund less a $200.00 administration fee is given should the reservation be canceled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is canceled within 90 days of charter start date, then a full refund (less $200.00) is made subject to Horizon Yacht Charters reselling the charter space reserved.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday.

Conditions Apply to all Charters.

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