|A REAL WINNER!
Due to the spectacular performance of the prototype Andaman Cabriolet, Niña, at Six Senses Phuket Raceweek just 3 days after launch in July 2009,
the first order for an Andaman Cabriolet
was placed immediately on the last day of the regatta. Since then, Niña won first place in Langkawi Regatta, three third places in Phang Nga Bay Regatta and a sixth overall in Phuket King's Cup Regatta, the latter three all with scratch crew.
Get in the production queue NOW. Order your new Andaman Cabriolet and sail away within 7 months.
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Jeroen Deknatel (DipMarSur - Lloyd's Maritime Academy Reg. No. 0807-004) of Waterline Marine was retained by Composite Catamarans to survey and report on the build of the prototype Andaman Cabriolet, Niña.
>>> DOWNLOAD construction survey report (pdf format) here.
Charter - Liveaboard or day trips
For information on chartering the Andaman Cabriolet, Niña, click here
The Andaman Cabriolet - new build in just 6-7 months
The Andaman Cabriolet 39 ft catamaran has been researched and designed to suit the coastal waters of the Southeast Asia. A medium-sized catamaran, the Andaman Cabriolet is perfect for both charter clients and private owners looking for a combination of economy with a high standard of accommodation, ease of sailing and adaptablity.
Notwithstanding these features, the Andaman Cabriolet catamaran is a winner when it comes to regional regattas and will appeal to both regatta charterers and competitive owners who aspire to achieve a podium position. On her first outing, just 5 days after launch, Niña, the first Cabriolet, scored two firsts in a fleet of 7 very competitive racing multihulls - and went on to win first place overall.
The design is based on hulls designed for an expedition to Antarctica, as well as serious racing.
Local input in Thailand polished what was already a first-class cruising/racing catamaran into the perfect fast cruising yacht for waters such as those around Thailand, whether for private ownership, resort ownership or for charter.
Local input includes innovation in engine handling, accommodation, integrated saloon/cockpit, deck and coach roof design, refrigeration, sewage treatment, furnishings, fittings and finish — as well as the unique 'cabriolet' retractable saloon roof.
The Andaman Cabriolet build process is being surveyed at all critical stages by marine surveyor
Jeroen Deknatel (DipMarSur), Lloyd's Maritime Academy Reg. No. 0807-004.
Jereon has over 25 years in Thailand's marine industry, including building Phuket's first purpose-built steel liveaboard dive boat,
Ocean Rover, constructed to the most stringent international standards. www.waterline-marine.com
Unlike many builders of similar-sized catamarans, Composite Catamarans uses only epoxy resins (not polyester or vinyl ester) in the Andaman Cabriolet build. Although epoxy resins are approximately double the price of the alternatives, they offer a number of advantages that a serious boat buyer should value:
■ Better adhesive properties (the ability to bond to the reinforcement or core)
■ Superior mechanical properties (particularly strength and stiffness)
■ Improved resistance to fatigue and micro cracking
■ Reduced degradation from water ingress (diminution of properties due to water penetration)
■ Increased resistance to osmosis (surface degradation due to water permeability)
To download full report click epoxy vs. vinyl ester
The builders, Composite Catamarans Co., Ltd., have a wide range of experience that has been brought to bear on the design of this unique yacht, which is priced significantly below other popular catamarans of similar size and quality. Composite Catamarans are based in Phuket, Thailand, which is also the base for regional and international yacht sales.
Charter - Liveaboard or day trips
Charter the Andaman Cabriolet, Niña, on one of the following packages:
Liveaboard charter with owner's representative/engineer aboard
You sail the boat and do your own catering (we can offer provisioning packages on request). Our representative, a fully qualified Yacht Master, will be there to sort out any problems and to offer professional assistance. He will not interfere with your sailing of the boat unless there is a risk to the vessel or the passengers.
Liveaboard charter with skipper
You sail the boat under the guidance of our hands-on skipper. Perfect for the less experienced sailor who wants to enjoy sailing (and probably learn some new skills). On this package you do your own catering.
Liveaboard charter fully crewed
You can help sail the boat or simply relax and let our team take you where you want to go. This charter comes complete with skipper and hostess/cook.
Skippered day trips to islands and beaches around the southern tip of Phuket. Snorkelling, lunch ashore or on board.
Vessel capacity: Maximum 6 persons for liveaboard. Maximum 12 persons for day trip. Niña is not available for bareboat charter.