In general, catamarans offer more stability and balance than monohulls (due to their wider beam) and cannot sink, making them safer. They have less depth than monohulls of the same size, enabling improved manoeuvrability and a smooth and comfortable ride. They are also usually faster than classic sailing boats, but they don't rock as much and therefore there is less chance of getting seasick. Last but not least, they offer much more space and comfort: they can accommodate lots of passengers have a generous cockpit area and spacious cabins. Therefore, they are one of the most popular options for spending a holiday at sea.