People often go on holiday by flying to their destination or even driving there. But one of the most-popular ways of enjoying the world is by sea. Are you thinking of going on a sea-based holiday soon?
If so, you will doubtless be thinking of hiring a yacht for the purpose. Or maybe even sailing on your own yacht, if you are lucky enough to own one! If you are going on a sailing holiday for the first time, you need to know what you are doing out at sea.
In this handy guide, you will learn how to prepare for a holiday by yacht.
Decide where to go
You will need to do a lot of planning and preparation before you sail so that you can enjoy an awesome sailing adventure! The first step in doing so is to decide where you want to sail to.
The world is your oyster, as far as sailing destinations go, so you should think about what part of the world you want to sail to. You might wish to sail along the coast in your home country, or maybe even stick to inland waterways.
Others might prefer to undertake an ambitious trip across the Atlantic Ocean, for instance.
Which charter type is best for you?
Unless you own a yacht, you will need to hire one from somebody. If you are new to sailing, or inexperienced, the good news is that there are several options open to you.
Apart from sailing your yacht alone, you can also hire a yacht with a skipper. And if you are considering hiring a large yacht for you and a large group of people, you could even hire a yacht with a full crew.
The great thing about hiring a crewed yacht is that you don’t have to worry about the physical act of controlling the yacht. You can just sit back and relax while your skipper does the hard work!
And if you have any questions about sailing, they will be more than happy to answer them for you. Skippers enjoy being out on the open sea, and it means they can earn a living from something they are passionate about.
Don’t take everything but the kitchen sink
Yachts are much smaller in size than the rooms in your home. That means you won’t be able to pack your creature comforts as space is at a premium.
Make sure you only pack the essentials for your sailing adventure. Also, only take clothing appropriate for the destinations you are planning to visit.
Choose the best yacht for the job
When hiring a yacht, make sure you choose one that is appropriate for your needs.
For example, most people will want a yacht with a modern and functioning boat heater system. I’ve known some folks to negotiate a cheap deal in exchange for fixing broken heaters on a yacht. Websites, such as sales.butlertechnik.com, are good places to buy heater spare parts.
By researching before deciding, you will know what to expect for the money you are willing to pay for your yacht hire.
Good luck with your sailing adventure! I hope you have an awesome and memorable time sailing on the open seas!