In the last few years catamarans have experienced explosive growth! We love the huge amount of space on a catamaran, the stability (nice not to rock while at anchor!), the shallow draft that allows access anchorages that are off limits to monohulls, and the speed when sailing downwind.
Learning to sail a catamaran definitely has it’s differences from monohulls. If you are planning on sailing catamarans, then it’s best to spend a week onboard one learning how to sail and operate these vessels. We offer catamaran sailing courses in the Grenadines (Caribbean), Sea of Cortez (Mexico), Exumas, Bahamas, Mallorca (Spain) and custom courses in Tahiti (South Pacific).
Our week long live aboard courses truly are an incredible experience! You will spend the week learning over 100 different skills and learn to comfortably sail and operate the vessel. Upon successful completion of the course you will earn ASA certification 101, 103, 104 and 114 (up to Cruising Catamaran certification) which allows you to charter catamarans internationally.
This intensive course will give you the knowledge, skills and experience to charter catamarans, or help you set sail on your own vessel!
Currently lives in Colorado, passions include surfing, snowboarding, kiteboarding, fly fishing and photography.
Splits his time between Alaska and Texas, passions include hunting, fishing, flying float planes, scuba diving and skiing.
Lives outside Seattle Washington, passions include brewing beer, distilling gin, kiteboarding and travel.
Lives in Colorado, passions include dual sport motorbikes, kayaking, and travel.
Currently lives in Washington state, passions include cycling, woodworking, travel, fishing and sailing.
ASA Instructor: 201, 203, 204, 205, 214
David hails from the upper Midwest but has been traveling full time with his wife and young kids for three years, first on a catamaran, now in an RV. His passions include travel (obviously), food, adventure, and… sharing those passions! His engineering work now shares time with sailing. He has sailing experience in the Caribbean, Bahamas, US East Coast, and Mexico.
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 214 Certified Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Instructor
Jack is from Bordertown, South Australia. The last few years he’s been based in Croatia and Germany. Jack has been sailing professionally since 2015. He has sailed and instructed all through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Australia and French Polynesia. Enjoys free diving, mountain biking and any outdoor activity.
Another great catamaran from Lagoon! Lots of space on this boat, and very large cabins with a walk in shower. We really like the amount of space and storage, and these boats are incredibly spacious for their size. They are also fun to sail!
The Lagoon 390 is one of the latest designs from Lagoon, one of our favorite catamaran manufacturers. Although this cat is 39 feet, the layout, modern design, light and space make her feel much bigger! She is a blast to sail, and a great boat to enjoy while anchored.
Nautilus is like no other sailing company, and our trips are serious fun. Of course you want the certs, but we offer so much more.
We have an ever-growing list of passionate, outward bound, sailing fanatics who just love visiting new places and experiencing adventure. Every year we have several Alumni trips around the globe where past Nautilus graduates, and some of our team get together and just… you know. Sail. And Surf. And Snorkel. And Scuba…
“I wasn’t very familiar with boating and less with sailing. Learned a lot while still enjoying every minute of it. The Sea of Cortez was an excellent sailing destination. ” G.D., Missouri