FACTS FOR THE SERIOUS LIVEABOARD

7. PORTLIGHT SIZE MATTERS

We never install plastic windows in our hulls. Our portlights are 24″ for better passive ventilation.

Most catamarans today are built with large plastic windows and small 8″ portlights.

Too many of the vacation catamarans create ideal outdoor living spaces but neglect to pay the same attention to the interior hull space. The lack of sufficient opening ports and hatches in the hulls creates a dark and stuffy atmosphere.

All the cabins aboard the Antares are filled with natural light and have an opening hatch overhead. The large opening ports provide additional light and ventilation and allows for a cross breeze which means that you don’t have to constantly run your generator to keep cool at an anchorage.

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