Choosing the perfect charter yacht
Choosing the perfect
charter yacht
Choosing the perfect charter yacht

Elton

When you are new to yacht charter, finding the perfect yacht to meet your requirements can seem like a daunting experience. We have therefore compiled our top five considerations to take into account when booking your charter holiday.

 

The best type of yacht for your requirements

There are two types of yachts that are most popular for charter holidays: motor and sail. Although both provide a completely different on-the-water experience, the cabin configurations are often quite similar, meaning one of your main considerations should be whether you would like to cruise the coastline or sail at a leisurely pace. If you are unsure, a motor yacht is often the most popular choice as you can choose the speed that you travel at.

Size of yacht

The actual size of a yacht is often less important than the yacht’s configuration. The best place to start with yacht size is by working out how many cabins you require. Legally, only 12 guests can stay onboard at any time, meaning most yachts are limited to a maximum of six cabins. Once you know how many guests you have on board and their sleeping arrangements – i.e., double or twin cabins – you will be able to work out how many cabins are required. From here you can explore your options. The volume of a yacht and how many decks it has is often a very important factor as this is the space you will be able to utilise whilst on board.

Location

Although this may seem like a simple consideration, in many instances people who are new to chartering are open to suggestions about the best locations to cruise – this is where a reputable broker will be able to assist. Some of the most popular destinations for cruising in Europe include the South of France, Adriatic, Balearics and Croatia. Once you know your location and the type of yacht you would like, your broker will be able to provide you with a wide array of options.

Water sports Equipment

Most luxury yachts will come equipped with a range of water sports toys and equipment; it is therefore important to consider what activities you may wish to do whilst on-board. Your yacht will have a tender; a rib or speedboat used to take you to and from shore, in addition to facilitating activities such as water-skiing, wake boarding or having fun on the inflatables.

Crew

All chartered superyachts are fully crewed including a private chef, stewardesses and deck crew to provide the best charter you could ever imagine. Crew numbers are important to consider when booking and it is advisable to consider the number of guests in your party, how much time you are going to be spending on-board and the activities you are looking to undertake whilst enjoying your charter.

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