We all want to have unforgettable vacations with the highest level of service possible and the perfect weather. That’s why we tend to spend our time investigating the topic in order to choose the best option. Of course, there are some “traditional people” that prefer to return to the same place each year. Well, those people lose out on so much! Just imagine the amazing feelings you can experience discovering a new destination… and every time the feeling is different. We only live once and it’s only right to live it to the highest level.
Unfortunately, sometimes there are some barriers that prevent it to happen. These frontiers are mainly built by people and their prejudices. Just imagine the sea, some beautiful shores and a perfect yacht. That’s what the wonderful world of navigation is all about! Yacht charter holidays represent a dream for those who are ready to forget about the prejudices people have about nautical trips.
Here I mention the most widespread of the general concerns:
Seasickness. This is the main worry for people planning a sailing trip with children. Hopefully, it’s time to uncover this common myth. The probability of feeling sick on board of a modern yacht is minimum due to the fact that practically all of these yachts possess a set of special systems in order to stabilize a boat and reduce the pitching. Small and medium waves are not felt at all, and as for the big ones, you just have to make sure you are in a part of the boat with less movement. Normally, there is significantly less motion in the middle of the boat in comparison with the front and the back parts. It can be explained by the greater stability in the centre where the axis is. A private boat is not the same as a huge cruise liner and pitching is not so noticeable in general thanks to the higher maneuverability. However, if you still want to ensure that you’ll feel good, take some special medicines with you. Among them are Bonine and Dramamine. Anyway, the proven fact is that a positive mindset and your heartrate are the factors that really matter. According to some doctors, ginger can be helpful to relieve nausea as well. Also, it´s better to avoid any fat food replacing it with some fresh products and toasts. Curiously, but the wind blowing in your face is a good way to reduce the probability of feeling sick. And of course, don’t spend too much time doing activities that can potentially cause seasickness. Among them are staring at moving objects and excess of reading while sailing.
No comfort. It’s obvious that a boat is not a luxurious hotel somewhere in the Caribbean and the fact that you will spend the main part of your time within the relatively limited space can’t be totally neglected, however most of the boats offered for charter nowadays are fully equipped and provide everything for enjoying the sailing experience and feeling at home. To say more, basically, a chosen yacht will become your home for a while so the comfort matters. Besides the basic facilities, there you can find several useful additions, for example, the air conditioning and heating, showers, boat refrigerators, washing machines, TV, audio players etc. Everything depends on your needs and wishes. All the furniture is designed especially for the marine industry where every technical and aesthetic aspect has been taken into account. A huge amount of selected chandlery objects will capture your attention and makes each yacht model unique. Other useful fixtures and fittings consist of mix of the up-to-date materials and a trendy design. Undoubtedly, your life on board will be comfortable and practical.
Boredom. Who said that sailing is boring? Everything depends on the people you are surrounded with. So, the answer is pretty simple – don’t take any boring nerds with you but only positive people excited about the new experiences that are ready to share many unforgettable moments with you. Because life is valued by the breathtaking moments and sailing on board of a beautiful yacht against the turquoise background refills it with meaning and harmony. Your yacht vacations will provide you an opportunity not only to enjoy the beautiful views around and the gentle sea breeze in conjunction with the sound of seagulls but plenty of interesting activities. First of all, if you are not an expert at sailing, you can learn the basics of the yacht chartering. It will be a new experience and who knows, probably you will decide to get a sailing license in the future. Why not try?… It’s sure to be fun! Well, you are on holiday and don’t want to think about any “serious things”? The second option is to discover the nearby area while your boat is moored. You can go shopping, try local restaurants, explore the nature and beautiful beaches or communicate with some natives. That is the life! As for your route, keep in mind that it’s always better to plan all the stops in advance so that the distance between each stop isn’t very long. For those proactive personalities that wish to practice some sports while sailing, canoeing or kayaking could be a good option. Finally, you can take a couple of magazines, a nice book or some games with you. Or, as an alternative, read some classical masterpieces about the sea. A good example would be “The Old Man and The Sea” of Ernest Hemingway. Believe me, after you will notice the difference!
Danger. Don’t listen to those who think that this world is very dangerous. Undoubtedly they are right, however, it’s not a reason to deprive yourself of the pleasure of sailing. Moreover, plenty of the best experts and engineers are working hard to improve the main yacht characteristics on a regular basis. For example, a special lighting serves as an additional safety guarantee. All the ships are designed and constructed according to the requirements of the International Maritime Organization and maintain high quality and safety level regardless of the brand. Last but not least, if you have children on board, make sure they are well-prepared before the yacht charter. They should understand that they are not at home and it’s prohibited to play with any boat part and mechanisms, but the main rule is that they should unquestioningly listen to the skipper or captain as their parents. For their safety they have to be accompanied by an adult all the time and must wear the life vests being on a desk. Another important thing is that they can’t run on board and it’s not only for children! The floor might be quite slippery and there are not a lot of circus acrobats among us. A boat type is also matters because renting the right boat will minimize the risks when you are travelling with children. Here, the most suitable option would be a catamaran charter that has plenty of place to move around. A significant advantage of this boat model is that it doesn’t rock back in comparison with the rest of the boat types and normally there are no steep stairs which makes it the best option for a family yacht charter.
The growing public interest to the world of yachting reduces the amount of doubts about the subject, however, there are some myths still. Let’s hope that this post will help you to make a new step towards the decision of renting a boat. Down with doubts!