Can a catamaran to the Great Loop?

“We are always asked if we can do the Loop in a catamaran. The answer, of course, is YES!” exclaims the couple. “There’s a huge misconception that the Loop can only be completed on a small trawler type vessel.” Larry and April are here to set the record straight.

What is the lowest fixed bridge on the Great Loop?

The lowest unavoidable fixed bridge on the Great Loop is currently charted at 19.6′ and is located at mile 300.6 on the Illinois River. The boat you intend to use for the Loop must be able to clear that bridge. Some members with taller boats are able to get under 19.6′ by lowering antenna, radar arches, etc.

How big of a boat do you need to do the Great Loop?

between 28 and 38 feet
Experts advise that no matter whether your vessel is a sailboat, cruiser, sportfish or trawler, a good boat size for the Great Loop is in the range between 28 and 38 feet. The size of your vessel is a decision that will depend on what you are most comfortable in and what allows you to maintain the lifestyle you prefer.

How much fuel does it take to do the Great Loop?

555.08 gallons of fuel.

What is the largest boat you can take on the Great Loop?

The Great Loop can be done in virtually any type of vessel, as long as draft doesn’t exceed 9 feet and height from the waterline is less than 19 feet, 1 inch. Sailboats must have masts that can be lowered. The Loop has been done on PWC.

Can you do the Great Loop solo?

You absolutely CAN complete the Great Loop solo, regardless of the size of the boat.

How old is Riley on Vagabonde?

Riley Whitelum, 33, and Elayna Carausu, 24, both from Australia, say they’re inspiring the next generation to step ‘off grid’ after they ditched boring office jobs in favour of life on the ocean waves aboard their 43ft cruiser La Vagabonde.

Who owns Vagabonde catamaran?

Riley Whitelum
Sailing La Vagabonde is a YouTube channel run by Australian video bloggers Riley Whitelum and Elayna Carausu. The channel documents the couple’s life aboard their sailing catamaran La Vagabonde. As of 2021, the channel had over 1.5 million subscribers and is the most popular sailing YouTube channel.

Who is the owner of the multihull catamaran?

However, there are a few things you should consider before going the for sale by owner route. The Multihull Company is pleased to announce the addition of Captain Conor Dugan to its team of brokers in Fort Lauderdale. The Multihull Company is pleased to announce the addition of Ing Kiland on the Chesapeake Bay.

Who is the captain of the Marquises 57 catamaran?

Alexis began his professional yachting career as a captain on a Fountaine-Pajot Marquises 57 catamaran. He is bilingual, was educated in the United States and has worked in the US, Europe and the Caribbean. He has sailed extensively on multihulls and particularly enjoys performance cats.

Where is the best place to sail with a catamaran?

This can be an advantage in anchorages where a catamaran can get closer to shore and get more protection from the wind and swell. In some cruising grounds, such as the Bahamas, there are many shallower anchorages and sandbars, which makes having a catamaran a big plus.

Which is the first sailing catamaran in the UK?

The very first boat I cruised on with my husband was a Heavenly Twins catamaran from 1976; we owned her for three years, spending two of these cruising full-time and sailing from the UK to the Mediterranean. What is a sailing catamaran?