The Importance of Air Conditioning on Catamarans in the San Blas Islands and the Caribbean
Air conditioning catamarans in San Blas provide extra comfort not ony in low season with higher temperatures and moisture but also in high season and cooler temperatures, particularly if someone in your group is sensitive to heat.
Air conditioning catamarans offer and enhanced sailing experience in San Blas and in any charter destination in the tropics by providing a more comfortable and pleasant environment. Air conditioning on a yacht enhances the overall boating experience. It allows passengers to fully enjoy their time on the wate without being affected by heat and humidity which in the San Blas islands can be persistent at times.
We’re not saying A/C catamarans are a must, if you decide to come to San Blas you are a bit of an adventurer and can probably tolerate some heat and humidity.
San Blas islands weather facts:
Rainy season falls in the month of: May, June, July, August, September, October, November. There is heavy draught in Panama so this point has not applied for 2021,22 and 23..
November is the wettest month in San blas. Again, not in the last years...
February is the driest month.
The warmest month in San blas is June with an average maximum temperature of 30°C (86°F).
The coldest month is February with an average maximum daytime temperature of 28°C (83°F).
March is the sunniest month in San blas.
This Caribbean archipelago of Guna Yala (San Blas) has no repair facilitates or even spare parts for the A/C units which are needed to keep the systems working, therefore installing advanced equipment mut be a measured decision, hence the reason there are so little boats in san Blas that offer air conditioning and can keep up with the repairs and high costs associated. Both our Salinas do have full A/C, in all their cabins and salons.
No repair facilities in sight
Yacht air conditioning systems are designed to operate quietly, minimising noise and vibrations but be warned, in order to run the A/C units, the captain must switch on the onboard generator which can add vibration and noise to the boat. A generator is as running engine and therefore has emissions.
Running the air conditioning in our catamarans in San Blas helps in preserving the boats and its components. It prevents moisture buildup and reduces the risk of corrosion, which can damage electronics, upholstery,etc. Furthermore, it prevents odors and stains which can build up quite fast in this part of the Caribbean.
Regardless what type of catamaran you choose, we will be there to guide you through and make sure your vacation in San Blas is what it should be: a memorable experience in an out of this world context.