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6 Important Questions to Ask Before Chartering a Yacht

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Whether it’s a special event or a day out with the family, chartering a yacht for the day is an amazing way to spend with your friends and loved ones. Even if you need a day to yourself to soak up all of the sun and peace that comes along with being out on the water, renting a yacht is a great way to do so. You can already begin to imagine the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face.

You’re excited to make the call and get out on the water. However, there are a few factors that should be considered before choosing the right yacht for you. To learn what factors should be taken into consideration, continue reading below.

Here are the top questions that you should ask yourself and the yacht charter company before finalizing the rental.

1. How Many People Does the Yacht Need to Hold?

Do you plan to set out on the ocean for some alone time? Do you want to rent a yacht for a bachelorette party? Think about how many people will be included on your yacht trip.

Before you can decide on what size yacht to rent, you need to know how many people that hold will need to hold for your party. There are yachts of all different sizes and even shapes, so knowing how many people will need to fit on it is essential when selecting the right one for you.

Also, keep in mind that because you have so many different size options to choose from, it’s always best to go up a size. You don’t want a yacht that’s too big, which will cause people to be spread out. But, you also don’t want a yacht that forces everyone to feel as though they’re packed in and standing on top of one another.

2. What Will We Use the Yacht for?

What you’re using the yacht for is another important factor. Why is it so important to choose a yacht catered to the type of event you’re using it for? The two common options of yachts are bareboat and skippered.

Bareboat means that you’ll be in full operation of the yacht without a crew on board. This is an ideal choice if you plan to spend some alone time out on the sea or if you’re planning a small family outing.

A skippered yacht is one that comes with a crew. You have a few crew options to choose from. You can choose to have only a captain, or you can choose to have an entire crew on your yacht.

Choosing to have an entire crew is ideal for parties or large events when you want to create a more luxurious feel.

3. How Long Will We Need the Yacht for?

How long you need the yacht for will impact the cost of the rental. This is essential information if you have a budget that you want to stick to. The type of yacht that you rent might also depend on your budget and how long you want to rent it for.

For example, small sailing yachts are less expensive than large motor yachts. The size and type of yacht will all play roles in the price, so if you need the yacht for a week, then you might need to choose a smaller sailing yacht to fit into your budget.

If you only want to rent it for the day, you can see what options you have that fit into your budget for being charged by the hour.

4. Where do We Want to Take the Yacht?

Do you have a specific location that you’d like to take the yacht to? How far is this destination from the docking point? How long will it take you to reach the destination on the yacht and come back?

These are all questions that you should have answered before renting your yacht, because they play an important role in the type of yacht to rent and how long you need to rent it for.

5. Should We Use a Motor or a Sailing Yacht?

When chartering a yacht, you have the option of renting a motor or a sailing yacht. The more popular option is the motor-powered yacht as sailing is something that most people either enjoy doing or don’t. If you don’t have the knack for sailing, then a motor yacht is an ideal choice.

Motor yachts have more room on the deck for sunbathing and enjoying the views since there aren’t any sails. However, if you enjoy the tranquillity that sailing brings, then you’ll want to rent a sailing yacht.

6. What Should We Pack?

The items that you need to pack are impacted by the type of event you’re renting the yacht for. For a day out on the water, you’ll want to be sure to pack bathing suits, cover-ups, casual clothing, sunblock that’s reef safe, bug spray, and any other normal boating items.

Some sunglasses and a sunhat plus a raincoat are all other great items to bring along with you. Also, having some type of seasickness medication is a bonus as you never know if someone might start feeling unwell.

Are You Planning on Chartering a Yacht?

Are you ready to make the call? Chartering a yacht is a fun and unique experience. Remember to have the answers to these questions before finalizing your appointment.

Once you’re ready to hit the seas, click here to book your appointment!

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