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When it’s time to book your holiday, we will always ask for the best deal and pass savings on to you.
For hundreds of people each year, a Yacht Charter in a beautiful location such as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean is the most exciting way to get into sailing. Perhaps now is the right time for you to begin this fun and fascinating hobby?
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Unless you are experienced our advice is don’t go anywhere that you are going to risk stormy weather. Attention to historic weather conditions is important.The objective of any first family sailing adventure is to make sure everyone has a great time and wants to go sailing again.
Talk to European Yacht Charters about your holiday plans as we offer helpful tips and advice drawn from many years of experience in the marine industry.
We suggest bringing your kit in soft bags as they tend to be more yacht friendly as oft bags are easier to stow, giving you more room on board. Suitcases can cause damage and wheel marks to your charter yacht and so that won’t make you popular with charter companies.
Below deck many any old yachts are narrow and uncomfortable. The possibility of a hot shower might only come at the end of a trip, when you finally arrive home! Modern yachts have all mod cons and are very comfortable. If you want your family to enjoy their holiday, charter a modern yacht and the biggest boat you can afford. Look for bedrooms that are comfortable and spacious for all on board. As a general rule, try to ensure that everyone can have some private space. Converting a bed in a saloon is never a great idea for a whole week and may detract from everyone’s holiday experience. Look for enough cabins to provide berths for all – remembering a local Skipper or guide will require a separate cabin.
Charter companies will not allow you to take a yacht out without Skipper’s License. Besides, unless you have sailing experience, it’s not advisable to charter a yacht in unfamiliar waters. There is no shame in having a paid crew member to help – allowing you to relax and enjoy your holiday.
A professional skipper will keep an eye on the yacht including morale and comfort of all on board. He/she might suggest that your crew need a little shore time to keep spirits up. You will make lots of decisions during your charter. Don’t be afraid to express your wishes to your skipper. Skippers will have lots of local knowledge to share with you and ideas about where to sail. Just remember, if you end your holiday with a happy family who want to sail more, then you have succeeded in your goal.
If your budget stretches to it, let the charter company provision your yacht. Many will ask you for a likes list and provide a decent amount of food on board ready for you. Remember you are probably travelling to a strange country and only have a few days of holiday. So, do you want to spend your time shopping for food on the first day? If so, check where the shops are and think about carrying all the provisions back to your boat without a car!
Your chosen cruising area should depend on your level of experience. For example, one might think that Greece is a safe bet, which it often can be. However, even Greece – like all hot countries has extreme weather conditions to deal with at various times of the year. So, before you book, ask the charter company directly for advice regarding historic weather patterns during the month you plan to book your holiday.
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