What do you need to know about yacht charter?

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What do you need to know about yacht charter?

Yacht chartering is one of the best types of travelling in particular regions. It gives you an opportunity to discover unknown beaches and beautiful islands, visiting unique excursions and sightseeings. You can enjoy the silence of nature and relax after a saturated and active year with people who are close to you.

You can enjoy being in beautiful places and find new friends that are also travelling by boat in the same period, exchange of experience and visiting nice and beautiful uncrowded areas. There are much more advantages to spending your vacation on the sailing yacht, but here we want to help you to puzzle out what is yacht charter and what do you need for it.

First that you need to decide is where you want to travel and to choose the region for your vacation.

Choosing the right region is one of the main components of your trip. First of all, you need to decide what you are precisely expecting from a yacht cruise: a cozy family vacation, silence, enjoying the natural landscape and islands, or to have an active vacation with bars, restaurants, casinos, and noisy nightlife.

The best time to travel in the Mediterranean is from May to October. You can set out your cruise along the Cote d'Azur in France, feel the splendor of luxury, and lead on the exciting trip in Monaco and Nice. You can enjoy the ancient architecture of Greece, and visit various Croatia's national parks and islands. You can rout your vacation on the unexplored Eastern Medeterenian and visit a beautiful island that is located right between Europe and East — Cyprus.

From November to April is the most popular time for chartering in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands, and Florida. The best time for charters in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Indian Ocean is from March to May.

Globalia Yachting offers a unique yachting experience in Cyprus. Cyprus is the destination where the summer never ends, and the coldest condition for sailing is from January until the end of February. The cold weather in Cyprus is just about +18 °C during the day, always sunny, even if it is rainy, and +12 °C during the night.

Which yacht to choose Of course, the choice depends on your wishes and preferences. The range of modern boats is so wide and varied. Sometimes it is no easy task, both for beginners and professionals to select the model of the yacht you need for your vacation.

The other thing that you have to think about is how many people are going to travel with you. Is it only for your family, or you are going to travel with your friends? Usually the size of the yacht to choose will depend on the quantity of people that are going to travel. And of course, who are the people that are going to travel with you. Make sure that you can spend time with your company. Make arrangements and agree details before you go sailing. Create a route and a list of places you may both wish to visit, so everybody stays happy and relaxed. And be prepared for the best yacht charter experience ever.

What qualifications do I need for a bareboat charter?

Licenses and certificates that may prove your ability to control and drive the yacht, the VHF license is obligatory, as well. Most of the RYA, IYT, ASA licenses are accepted for sailing in Cyprus territorial waters.

Do I have to hire a professional skipper?

If you have no sailing experience at all, or if you do not get an officially recognized sailing license, you are obliged to hire a skipper. Even if you have experience in sailing but are not sure in your skills, it is strongly recommended to hire a professional skipper for at least several days, to make your cruise more relaxing. You can also benefit from the skippers' local knowledge. In essence, they are well acquainted with the Cyprus region and will be able to suggest to you the most exciting places for swimming and fun, as well as numerous restaurants.

Is there a parking area within the marina?

Marinas usually have a secured parking area for cars – the price of a parking lot depends upon the marina itself. There are enough parking lots, so the reservations are not necessary.

Where should I berth, in a marina or bays?

If you have enough electricity, water and food, you can spend the night in one of the numerous, well-secluded bays or shelters along the Cyprus coast. You could also ask the personnel for some suggestions during your check-in procedure in the marina.

Is bed linen, cutlery, etc. provided onboard?

Bed linen (sheets, blankets, pillows) is provided for every vessel. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, fridge, sink, cooking utensils, and cutlery. Cleaning agents, dishcloths, etc. are not provided onboard, but can be bought in stores in the marinas before boarding.

Children onboard

Children can go sailing with you from an early age – there is no age limit. However, their stay on board should be closely monitored by adults. Be sure to choose the safest cabin for a child — the front cabin. You can also put a safety net along the sides of the boat, and children should, by all means, wear life vests. We recommend considering shorter routes and visiting marinas more frequently to provide safer berthing as well as comfort.

To sum up the above, choose the boat carefully, contact us directly for the details or if you wish to clarify anything, and book the vacation of your dream.