Nautitech Open 40 Catamaran (2016) 'Double Expresso'Gallery
Horizon Yacht Charters in the BVI is delighted to present ‘Double Expresso’ – a Nautitech Open 40 by Nautitech catamarans with four double cabins with 2 heads and showers.
She comes complete with a bimini over each helm position for shade from the Caribbean sun. The Nautitech Open 40 has an innovative design that brings comfortable living and excellent performance together.
As well as the Sail magazine best boat award in 2016, the Nautitech Open 40 was also named Cruising World best multihull cruiser for 2016.
The saloon opens seamlessly into the cockpit, providing a huge living area whether under sail or at anchor. A hard bimini covers the cockpit, and individual biminis cover each helm position. Sailing performance is enhanced by:
- High aspect rudders and high aspect sails
- Self-tacking jib
- A draft of 4ft 5” – deep enough to help you point at 40 degrees apparent, and outpoint any other cruising cat out there, and get you upwind with the monohulls…..but shallow enough to access all the anchorages you could wish to
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). The Open 40 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.
When comparing a typical coach roof helm position versus the Open 40 outboard helm position, the following should be considered: With twin helms and throttles (with a bimini over both port and starboard helms), 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.
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). Upholstery is leather inside and silvertex outside, and the oak interior adds to the light and modern aesthetics.
Other features to maximise your comfort include:
- Fusion stereo system with Bluetooth & USB
- Garmin Autopilot
- Large Garmin Chart Plotter
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. Sail upwind at 8 knots in 20 true, and see double-digit sailing off the wind.
The Open 40 is a very well thought out catamaran, with a remarkable turn of speed, handling to match. This is a yacht to get truly excited about.
You can read Horizon’s own Open 40 test sail blog piece to learn more about this Yacht.
Contact Us to TEST SAIL or CHARTER the Open 40! The Nautitech Open 40 is available to purchase to place into charter or to own privately. Follow the links for Charter Purchase and Management or Private Purchase and Management.
Please also review the list of included equipment and amenities Horizon Yacht Charters provides on all our Yachts.
Would you like to check availability on this Nautitech Open 40? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away! Perhaps you would like to buy this yacht or something similar? Visit our yacht sales pages here.
So join Horizon Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands and enjoy the Caribbean sailing vacation of your dreams!
Some library images, the actual yacht may differ slightly.
- Double Cabins
- Max People
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 39' 4" / 11.98 m
- Beam (width)
- 22' 8" / 6.91 m
- 18,739 lbs / 8,500 kg
- Air Conditioning
- Solar Panels
- Water Maker
- Sail area
- 980 ft2 / 91 m2
- Draft (depth)
- 4' 5" / 1.35 m
- Primary fuel tank capacity
- 114 gal / 431 L
- Water capacity
114 gal / 431 L
- Engine make + Drive
- Volvo Penta / D1 30 Diesel
- Engine size (standard)
- 30 hp / 22 kW
- No. of engines
Kay Smith, July 29th - August 3rd 2017
Having chartered with 3 other companies during my time in Tortola, I felt the need to drop you a line with some feedback on my experience with Horizon.
From the excellent state of the boat and her equipment, the incredibly thorough and detailed briefing by Jalon and the speed and standard of ‘out of hours’ response from Jalon when the AC tripped and Jon when i mistakenly thought we had no propane, it’s fair to say that there really is no comparison to the ‘others’ and i can’t see me using another company on Tortola to charter with again. I will certainly be recommending you to my friends when asked.
Thanks for a great experience – I look forward to the next one!
Jeff Blundell, January 12th - January 20th 2019
Hello Courtney, Christalen, Rodney and all the gang at Horizon BVI.
Thanks for a fabulous week!
Double Expresso is a spectacular yacht and everything worked flawlessly.
The crew at Horizon made our launch and return seamless and fun.
I’ve chartered other boats, with other companies, in other locations… but never had the incredible combination of quality support as we received this week in BVI from Horizon.
Thanks, and we’ll see you soon.
Jeff Hart, BVI, 8th July 2021
The stability while sailing and open cockpit, both for sailing and mooring, were excellent and precisely the type of sailing my family wanted while in the BVI. I absolutely will charter a cat again from Horizon.
We frequently get asked “what’s included on my BVI yacht charter?”
Well, apart from guaranteed fun on the water when you charter a yacht with Horizon BVI, we hope the following list of charter yacht equipment provides you with a good idea of what you need to bring with you (and what you don’t!)
In addition to the comprehensive equipment lists below, please note all our bareboat catamarans are equipped with on-board Wifi.
Here is a useful list of things to bring with you on charter and not to forget on your shopping list!
Equipment On Board
All of Horizons’ British Virgin Island yachts have the following charter yacht equipment included on board:
- VHF Radio
- 11ft or 12ft R.I.B Dinghy or 15hp outboard motor
- Charts and VI Guide
- Adult Lifejackets
- BBQ Grill
- Fire Extinguishers
- Through-hull Plugs
- Deck brush
- Cockpit table
- Linens and towels
- Beach towels
- Clothes pegs
- Speedo and depth-sounder
- Wind indicator
- Electric windlass
- Cellular Boatphone
- First Aid Kit
- Flare Kit
- Tool Kit
- Boat Hook
- Signal Horn
- Duct Tape
- Bucket with Lanyard
- Cockpit cushions
- Cooler or deck cooler
- All galley and cooking utensils
- 12V Outlet
- 110 Volt Inverter to charge laptops etc
- Autopilot in all yachts 37′ and above
- Roller furling main or fully battened main with lazy jacks
- CD Player with saloon and cockpit speakers
- Roller furling genoa
Some of our BVI yacht charter vessels also have the following additional charter yacht equipment included:
- Blender 110V
- Wifi (charges apply)
SUPs & Kayaks are available to rent.
Why not rent SUPs or Kayaks to give that extra dimension to your BVI sailing vacation?
Internet & Adapters
High Speed Internet & Plug Adapters
For wifi provision we work with a company by the name of Renport. You can visit their secure online booking system to confirm and guarantee your reservation for the “Surf 4G Router Pak”. Please ensure that you put “Horizon Yacht Charters” in the notes section. Charges apply.
Complimentary Starter Kit
Upon boarding your yacht for the start of your BVI sailing vacation, you will find we have included a Complimentary Starter Kit provided for your use. This includes:
- Bottle of Rum (Naturally!)
- Bottle of Spring Water
- Dish Liquid
- Roll Paper Towel
- Antibacterial Spray
- Guest Soaps
- Coca Cola
- Complimentary bag of ice
- Condiments (salt & pepper)
- One roll toilet tissue per head/shower
- OFF Insect Repellent
- 2 Trash Bags
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 easily rent the full set from Blue Water Divers situated next-door to Horizon Yacht Charters. Visit our watersports page for more information.
Nov 1 - Dec 17
Jan 31 - Apr 24
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Find Your Rate
Did you know Horizon’s charters start and finish at noon, which means we can get you out sailing your first afternoon after your briefings and you sail back to our dock to debrief and refuel before your noon departure? This gives you a full 6 nights/7 days chartering around our beautiful islands, unlike some companies that start at 5pm, meaning you will have to sleepaboard* at the docks, and then finish at 10am, again meaning you will probably have to stay overnight on the docks the night before you leave to fly home.
*If available, a sleep aboard can be added the night before your charter start for a small supplement, boarding your yacht after 5pm.
Weekly rates (full 7 days / 6 nights) listed above daily rates. Charters start and finish at noon. Our minimum charter duration requirement is 5 nights.
BVI Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.
Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Charter Rates are listed above. Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only. Although we endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly, such as yacht deck, the colour of the hull, dodger or bimini.
All yachts come with rigid inflatables & outboards, biminis, BBQ, Stereo, GPS, linens, towels, safety & galley equipment etc. See What’s Included for a full list.
C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning, S = Skipper first day only
*Additional $700 supplement per week applies from Dec 18 – Jan 4
May we advise that HDW insurance, Cruising Permits and National Parks Permit are payable before departure from the dock in cash or travellers’ cheques, as using a Credit Card will incur a 5% surcharge. Upon return of the vessel, you are required to top off the water and fuel tanks, which you receive full upon boarding the vessel.
BVI Charter Rates shown above are for 6 nights per vessel (min 5 nights except for Christmas and New Year min 7 nights + supplements on selected yachts) with the additional daily rate should you wish to add nights. BVI Charters start and finish at noon. Sleep-aboard (the option of staying onboard your yacht at the dock) with the 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 $2000.00 REFUNDABLE security deposit on a yacht.
- Skippers are available from $225.00 per day, Instructors from $275.00 per day and Cooks from $225.00 per day (plus food and gratuity).
- Provisioning – please refer to our provisioning page for more information.
- 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.
An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).
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 cancelled in writing up to 90 days prior to the charter start date. If the charter is cancelled within 90 days of the 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. Click Here for more details.
Conditions apply to all charters.
- Cruising Permit $6 pp/pd
- National Parks Permit From $25 per week
- VISAR (Optional) $2 per person
- Mobile phone rental $20 (Duration of charter) Mandatory