SAILBOAT, MOTORYACHT, MOTORBOAT or CATAMARAN - Which charter boat is the best choice?

Choosing the right boat is easy when you use YACHTICO.com There are some key steps you should follow to make sure you get the perfect charter boat for your needs. Whether you want to go by sailboat, motorboat, houseboat or catamaran, we have put together the information for all types of boats to make the decision easier for you so you can have a sailing holiday you’ll never forget.

We have more then 16,000 charter boats you can choose from. Sailing Catamaran for Family Vacations or Event Yacht Charter, Motoryacht for party charter - demise or bareboat charter, Sailing yacht for boating with larger group - you will find the perfect yacht for your boating holiday on YACHTICO.com easily.

What is a CATAMARAN?

A catamaran is often referred to as a multi-hull boat, and is essentially 2 separate hulls that are connected together. Catamarans are available with sails and motors or a combination of the two. Due to the construction methods of Catamarans, the obvious advantage is the even distribution of weight ensuring stability. In stronger winds and higher seas the catamaran is a better choice for those who experience seasickness as Sailing boats and Motorboats can have the tendencey to lean to one side or rock from side to side.

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WHY SHOULD I CHARTER A CATAMARAN?

If you are looking for a more luxurious vacation option, relaxing, comfortable, specious or if you are traveling with small kids, than the catamaran charter would best suite your needs.

▶ first preference for large groups

▶ perfect for yacht vacations with kids

▶ more stable than sailboats

▶ designed with space and comfort in mind

▶ luxurious vacation choice

Experience an unforgettable yachting with your family and friends aboard a CHARTER CATAMARAN and book your vacation today!

 

SAILBOATS, SAILING YACHTS - What is it?

Sailboats, also called sailing yachts or sailing boats, are a type of sailing vessel that is primarily propelled by sails. Though primarily operated by the wind in the sails, larger sailboats are also often equipped with a motor. Having a motor makes it easier to maneuver the boat within a port, and allows you to continue your sailing vacation even if there is no wind blowing. The sailing boat dates far back in history, and their popularity remains intact today. There are up to nine different types of sailboats available for charter and purchase, and the mono-hull is the most frequently hired around the world, and the “sloop” is the most popular type of mono-hull sailboat for charter. Sloops have one mast and two sails, and tend to be large enough to sleep more than one person below deck. Sloops also usually have a kitchen and bathroom, meaning they can be used for longer trips.

Sailboats over ten meters (33 feet) long are called sailing yachts. Among sailing boats, the main deciding factor is usually between the stable design form of dinghies or the weight stability of keelboats. The latter are less likely to capsize and are therefore more common on the open ocean, while dinghies are usually used on smaller inland waters due to their shallow bodies. Sailboats are not the easiest boats to manage – they are even sometimes the most challenging – but that difficulty also makes them, the most rewarding boats to charter in open waters.

Sailboats are traditionally built from wood and then painted with a protective lacquer, but more and more the hatches are being constructed out of steel, aluminum and fiberglass, or carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. To operate the boat and control which direction it is sailing, various rope lines are used, and the larger the boat, the more of those lines are needed. The lines are gathered in the cockpit of the boat for easy accessibility. Despite this, there are some challenges: in older boats it is necessary to be directly over the mast when catching up the sails, which is very difficult and dangerous to manage while out at sea. It is therefore recommended for beginners to always hire an experienced crew to manage the boat, and to then learn the ways of sailing from the ground up.

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WHY SHOULD I CHARTER A SAILING BOAT?

For those looking to have a exciting sailing charter holiday on a budget, sailboats are the best way to go.

▶ first preference for group of friends

▶ require a bit of sailing experience and skills

▶ exciting, adventurous environment

▶ holiday on a budget

The choice is yours; book easy online a cozy SAILBOAT CHARTER for a romantic getaway or hire a luxury sailing yacht for the entire family and enjoy great sailing holiday experience!

 

What is a MOTORBOAT or MOTOR YACHT?

Motor boats, also referred to as power boats or speedboats, are boats that are powered by an engine. The type of engine can vary from electric motors to internal/external combustion engines. Depending on their structural features, motor boats can be divided into different categories such as sportboat, cruiser, half-cabin or cabin boat and the motor yacht.

The majority of motorboats are propelled by one or more internal combustion engine, but electric motors are also being increasingly used. The first motorboats were constructed in France and Germany, with the pioneering work achieved by Gottlieb Daimler and presented at the end of 1886 to the wider public. 22 years later, at the summer Games in London, motorboat racing was already an Olympic sport.

In addition to normal motorboats that are used for sport, there are some in which you can also sleep and spend a holiday. These are generally known as motor yachts. A differentiation is made in the design of these two types of motorboats, both of which have their advantages and disadvantages. In a standard motorboat, the displacement device moves forward to displace the water mass to its own weight. To reach its top speed, the displacer does not need a large engine and is therefore quite economical to use.

Motor Yachts that are 18 meters (59 feet) and larger in length are built primarily as displacers themselves. Larger yachts should always be run by an experienced crew, providing you not only with the extra safety of people who know exactly how the yacht works, but also the perfect opportunity to sit back and enjoy ultimate luxury on the high seas.

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WHY SHOULD I CHARTER A MOTOR BOAT?

Motorboats can cover a greater area of water in a shorter amount of time, are suitable for any weather and for any kind of crew.

▶ easier to maneuver into harbours

▶ perfect for fans of speed

▶ powered by engines / do not rely on winds

▶ you can travel larger distances quickly and easily

▶ motorboating is suitable for any kind of crew

Check out our great selection on BAREBOAT AND SKIPPERED MOTORYACHTS and get fantastic deal on your next holiday - book your yacht vacation online today!

 

MEGAYACHTS AND SUPER YACHTS - LUXURY YACHT CHARTER

Luxury charter vacation provide three important elements: total luxury, absolute privacy and complete security. The suites and entertainment areas aboard luxury yachts are built to give you a feeling, you are in the finest floating villa with a highly professional team, ready to be your private concierge.

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WHAT MEANS LUXURY YACHT CHARTER?

Outstanding experience for guests wanting seclusion.

▶ absolute security and privacy

▶ personalized luxury vacations

▶ finest gourmet food

▶ professional crew, trained to discreet

▶ yachts equipped with the very latest entertainment, safety and security technology

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We will be happy to help!

 

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WHY SHOULD I RENT A HOUSE BOAT?

 

▶ very popular option for families

▶ easy to rent and easy to manage

▶ no sailing experience required

▶ constructed for a longer holiday on inland waterways, lakes

 

Houseboating is the best option for Family Vacation as it is relatively easy to rent an houseboat as these vessels can be rented without a licence.

 

Considering to charter a boat you should note…

 

  • Your sailing experience is highly respected, but keep in mind that hubris has often led to unpleasant accidents and the premature end to a holiday. When in doubt, hire a crew for your vacation and refresh your skills under the direction of the professionals on board.
  • Bigger is not always better – beginner sailors should hire a smaller boat no more than nine meters (30 feet) in length. Boats of this size are not only easier to control, but also, above all, safer. Think about your health and safety and those of your children, friends and family on board.
  • Don’t overdo it. It isn’t a bad thing if you don’t achieve the entire first portion of your route on the first day. You can continue on tomorrow. Don’t sail at night or when you are tired. It is much more important to relax and get better each step of the way than to overdo it at the beginning.
  • Make sure there is enough space. Things can quickly get tight and hectic onboard, especially if you have planned a longer cruise. Even if your hired yacht can officially fit ten people, often the space is then most comfortable for just six.
  • It doesn’t cost anything to ask questions. Regardless of where you are in your holiday planning stages – planning, about to depart, or already on the water – sailors are warm-hearted people and always helpful. Have questions about the booking or your planned route? Don’t hesitate to ask at any time for help from YACHTICO.com or have a look at our yacht charter FAQ.

 

Safe travels!

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