Free yourself from the constraints of a package holiday and allow yourself to explore the Caribbean in your own top of the range Dean 441 Catamaran. Your plans, your holiday, your Caribbean Catamaran.
Dean 441 Catamaran
It took us 2 years to decide which boat to buy, comparing all the catamarans on the market and visiting as many boat shows we could. We had almost made our choice when we discovered the Dean 441 along with many other catamarans at La Rochelle Boat Show 2007. Being a small South African manufacturer, Dean gets very little media exposure and remains virtually unknown to the public.
As soon as we stepped on the boat, we knew it was our final choice. It felt strongly built, nicely decorated and far better finished. It was all the opposite of charter catamarans – a complete contrast from most of the boats we had looked at.
Having sailed around the Caribbean extensively – both as a couple and as a large family, we know the boat will meet most people’s needs – capable of sleeping up to 8 people but not too large for couples to handle.
Our first impressions were confirmed: the Dean is a very strong boat in heavy weather, which was highly reassuring for an unskilled family crew as ours. We got caught on several occasions in storms during night navigations, with the main high, unable to reef and we never experienced any damage.
Speed was not a criteria at first. After sailing for one year and often with many other boats, we realized we were amongst the fastest. I must confess after all that leading the fleet is very satisfying. Even when sailing for pleasure, our ego needs to be flattered!
We left South Africa with a crew of six, believing it was necessary for such a boat, but very soon we realized, two were enough and on some occasions I found myself handling the boat on my own, with no problem.
4 Double CabinsThe Dean 441 Catamaran comes with 4 double cabins, each one with storage space for all your personal items.
Radar and Navonic ChartsRaymarine electronic equipment including a radar and Navionics Charts. Raymarine provide top of the range marine products.
2 Bathrooms and 3 ShowersThe boat features 2 bathrooms with separate showers, 1 deck shower and 2 separate toilets.
KitchenWith 4 gas stoves, fridge, freezer, microwave oven and toaster, you are perfectly equipped to make your own meals.
Sleeps up to 8 PeopleWith 4 double cabins, the boat can comfortably sleep up to 8 people. There is plenty of space on-deck for sunbathing too.
Lounge AreaWith TV/DVD and CD/MP3 player, the lounge area is the perfect place to sit back and relax after a tiring day of exploring, or just to get out of the sun.
|Electricity||12V and 220V|
|Engines||2 x Vetus 42HP|
|Sleeps||Up to 8 people|