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Various Ways to Charter a Yacht

The practical way to go sailing if you do not own a yacht, or even for those who own a yacht and yet want to sail somewhere using a different kind of boat, is to charter a yacht.

With the tough financial situation nowadays, yacht charter is becoming a practical alternative to go and fun sailing. Through yacht charter, you avoid spending your money in purchasing the boat, and you avoid also the maintenance and mooring costs.

Know that in chartering a yacht, the cost per person is generally similar to a reasonable hotel but with an offer of adventure, flexibility and participation of people in the fun while sailing.

Know that between a privately owned yacht and in chartering one, is that there is more high safety and equipment requirements to comply in chartering a yacht than owning one.

Special sailing clothes and boating equipment are generally included in the price when you charter the yacht. It is advisable though that you ask if these things are provided for in the price or not.

Yacht charter companies accommodate both novice boaters to be who have not experienced riding a yacht, and to the experienced yachtsmen who exactly know what they are looking for in a yacht. Be informed that there is a range of yachts that are offered by these charter companies and this range vary from a small 20 foot racers us to over 100 foot of luxury yachts.

A charter yacht can be organized in various ways.

First way is for the charterers to have their own qualified crew and this is called bare boat charter. Groups or families who are considerably experienced in sailing would take this option when going on holidays.

Another way is through flotilla sailing wherein the charterer has some sailing experience in the past but has a lead skipper in the boat who is in charge in the itinerary, anchorages, moorings at night and where to go and see in the area.

Another way to charter a yacht is called skippered yacht charter. In this method, the yacht charter company supplies the experienced skipper to sail with the crew of the charterer and helps them in the sailing.

Another way to charter a yacht is the so-called crewed yacht charter. With this way, the yacht charter company offers an experienced skipper and crew to sail the yacht and they take care of the charterers. In this method, it is usually a large luxury yacht that is chartered, and the charter company usually also include a hostess and staff to attend to the guests.

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