Category: Yacht Charter Advice
One of the most frequent and most rarely answered questions about sailing is: “How much does it cost?” The reason why it is impossible to give a simple answer is the fact that there are numerous factors that should be taken into consideration. They include location, time of the year, the number of persons aboard and the type of the yacht. Likewise, there are additional cost that should be considered. This interesting post will give you a thorough insight into the costs of sailing.
When you charter a yacht, you have to sign a charter contract. Before signing it, it is always useful to read it, even though it may seem boring to you. Charter contracts clarify which equipment on your yacht is additional. That way, you will not be surprised when you get your receipt after sailing the yacht. Read our post and check out which equipment is usually charged extra.
Sailing holidays have their good sides and less good sides. Our skipper has tried to enlist all the pros and cons of spending your vacation aboard a yacht. You may consider long distances a problem, but you may as well be charmed by the beauty you will discover along the way. You might not like not having enough storage space, but then again you may learn that you really do not need many things to be happy… All of this is up to you only, but know that you cannot make a mistake by going on a sailing holiday!
A happy family was returning from their sailing holiday in the Adriatic, when they were stopped by the police in Dubrovnik Airport because they did not pay one additional night in a marina. Despite the efforts of the base manager to persuade them to pay, they remained stubborn, so the base had no other option but to call the police. The point is: read your charter contracts carefully and listen to your charter agents!
Anchoring is one of the basic and most crucial sailing maneuvers. There is an unwritten codex of behavior when anchoring in anchorages, the most important rule being allowing other yachtsmen to perform anchoring in peace. Various types of anchors are designed to suit various types of seabeds. Read all about this in our second post in the series about anchoring.
Anchoring is one of the basic and most important sailing maneuvers. It is not that difficult to perform, but can sometimes be tricky, depending on the seabed, the type of the anchor and other factors. Sometimes, it is necessary to repeat it several times so that you could anchor the yacht properly and provide safety for the passengers. Read the first part of our series of posts about proper anchoring!