Tips on Chartering a Yacht
A known fact is that when planning a boat for a multi-day excursion, there are a lot of things to factor and some of the things that have to be factored in include issues like the size of the yacht, the level of comfort in a motor yacht, motor sailer, sailing yacht, gulet or catamaran. To ascertain the size of the ideal yacht that the person needs they need to ask questions such as: the number of guests that will be attending the party, if the group consists of pairs that can share the same cabin or do some of the crew members need to have a separate cabin, the number of cabins needed, the location that they intend to cruise and if the person is interested in a motor boat or a sailing yacht. The other issues that need to be factored into include: specific facilities or requirements, preference of a bareboat, crewed or skippered charter and the level of crew service that the person needs. There are many types of vessels to choose from such as sailing boats, catamarans, gulets, motorboats, and yachts. Sailing boats are good for sport, entertainment and relaxing at the same time; catamarans are ideal for stability and very comfortable, and they ensure fast sailing, gullets harness the power of engine and sails to move, and they all have crews whereas yachts are ideal for luxury and comfort.
It is good to note that the choice between a sailing boat and a catamaran depends on if the person is a great sailor then a sailing boat would be nice but if they are not then a catamaran is better because it has better stability, and it has two hulls thus unsinkable and offers a lot more space and comfort, and they have shallow craft to make it easier to access land and bays. If the person is not a professional sailor and they do not have a recognized sailing license then they must hire a skipper and even though some countries permit one to sail without a sailing license, they must have many years of sailing experience. The person will also need to have insurance depending on the length and kind of vessel and the other alternatives include choosing a skippered or crewed charter or take an exam and get a sailing license.
The charter fee normally caters for the hired yacht, and the crew and any other expenses are added to the charter fee and these additional expenses are covered by the Advance Provisioning Allowance that is usually a fifth of the charter fee.
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