A motor sailer is a type of motor-powered sailing vessel that can derive power independently from its sails or engine. This type of boats is mainly used for cruising, so comfort is more important than speed in terms of its functionality. It is important to note that any sailing yacht additionally equipped with an engine is classified as a motor sailer.
We have brought together what you need to know about motor sailers, with which you can enjoy both the comfort of a motor yacht and the pleasure of a sailboat, and freely set sail into the blues.
Characteristics of Motor Sailers
These boats are equipped with the best features of motor and sailing yachts. That is why motor sailers offer a highly comfortable cruising experience and can approach the speed of a motor yacht with their powerful engine.
The most significant characteristics of motorsailers are that they have shorter riggings, smaller sails and larger interior spaces compared to traditional sailboats. These powerful boats are twin-engined after a certain length. This type of boats have a three-sided and covered paddle box behind the cabin or a completely enclosed control station on board.
Sailing comfort and long-distance cruising are the two most important criteria when a motor sailer is being designed. So, the sail is easy to use and stable even in harsh weather conditions. Motorsailers are perfectly suitable for night cruises as well as day cruises.
Cruise capacity of motor sailing yachts varies according to the boat’s size. Motor sailers, with a capacity of up to 40 guests, are ideal for both small and big groups of family and friends. They have a length that varies between 15 to 50 meters.
Nauticat, Custom, Cheoy Lee, Fisher, Bruce Roberts, Dufour and Jeanneau are among the well-known motor sailer brands.
An Exceptional Experience at Sea
A motor sailer can be rented in various locations across the world such as Turkey, Greece, Croatia and Spain, and is an ideal option for those who want to spice up their holiday. These boats also offer you the chance to experience water sports activities such as jetski, banana and ringo.
If you want to enjoy a relaxing but active sailing holiday, you may opt for a motor sailer charter. To choose the right boat for your needs, visit viravira.co or contact our experienced holiday experts at +90 850 433 9 070.