Hire A Yacht And Enjoy The Charm Of Sailing Vacations
Those who cannot afford or simply don't want the responsibility of owning a yacht often choose a bareboat charter for their summer sailing vacations. Essentially, this is a rented yacht, which comes with a captain. Those who have enough experience in sailing may be able to sail the yacht along with the captain, or even alone, provided they show evidence of their knowledge of sailing. However, most people like the idea of letting someone else do the work and just kicking back and relaxing during the holiday. Particularly for those who do not intend to sail with any regularity, it makes more sense financially to choose this type of rental over the purchase of a yacht.
What's included in these kinds of yacht rentals?
When this type of yacht rental was first introduced many years ago, the term 'bareboat' often implied that there were no extras included. However, this is not the case today and many companies offer bareboat charters that come with amenities that you could just as easily find in a house. This includes televisions, microwaves and air conditioning. The facilities will vary from yacht to yacht, of course, depending on the model and the price of the rental. All of the latest gear, including chart plotters, power winches and furling mainsails will usually be included as well.
Who would enjoy this type of sailing vacation?
For those who are considering splashing out on their own yacht in the future, bareboat chartering can be a good way to test drive various yacht models. This will help them to determine which one best fits their needs before they commit to purchasing one for themselves. Many people choose bareboat charters because they offer the opportunity to enjoy everything that a yacht has to offer without needing to concern themselves with maintenance and the responsibility that comes with sailing a large boat.
It's a pleasant way to get around a scenic destination and sailing vacations are known to be very peaceful. On this kind of trip, you can travel at your own pace and you're free to create your own itinerary, moving from beach to beach, as and when you please. People who love the idea of visiting popular vacation hotspots in the Caribbean, for instance, but for whom the crowds of tourists are off-putting, might be suited to this kind of sailing trip. It offers them the chance to enjoy the beautiful location but avoid the hordes of other tourists.
Before booking a rental yacht, make sure to do plenty of research and choose a company that offers yacht models that are not only within your price range, but also come with the facilities you will need to make your holiday truly relaxing. Not all yachts are of the same standard, so it's worth taking the time to find one that is right for you.
by: Jenny Price