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BOAT AND YACHT TYPES EXPLAINED

The word boat implies a smaller vessel, usually up to about 13 meters. All the other vessels are actually yachts. The word luxury is often attributed to yachts, perhaps due to their length, equipment, comfort, and of course to their crew. This generally means more expenses while chartering such a yacht. Boats are smaller, less luxurious, can be chartered without a crew for they are simple and easy to navigate. In spite of a boat length you can always decide to hire a skipper.

There are several boat types; motor boats, sailing boats, catamarans, yachts, gulets, motorsailers. When planning your vacation on board, we suggest you get as many information as you can from your charter company for it will make your planning easier. Gulets and motorsailers are an interesting option if you are looking for a good company and you would like to meet other people for such boats can accomodate even up to 30 or 40 people.

Your choice depends on your budget, number of passengers, base, experience and other factors. Keep in mind that each cabin can accomodate two people, some even three (usual for gulets). Sailing boats are less expensive, while motor boats consume a great deal so you can expect more expenses. As to the equipment, all the boats are generally well equipped. However, what's not the standard for boat equipment is to be charged in addition.

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How to rent a boat

A professional charter company will provide a detailed information according to your request. Besides offering a charter service, some offer accomodation, transfer, advice, additional equipment, skipper service etc.

Marinas

When sailing the beautiful Italian coastline of 8.000 kilometres, one can surely enjoy marvellous places and nature. A berth for a yacht is easy to find for there are numerous modern and lavishly equipped marinas all along the coast.

Yachts with crew

Chartering a yacht with crew will make your vacation unforgettable. This is the best option for those who would like to spend their vacation careless and let the others take care of navigation and everything else in order to enjoy the journey in full.

Boat crew

Besides chartering a bareboat, one can choose a boat or a yacht with crew. This is a high class vacation for all who are looking for completely careless and stylish navigation.

Catamaran charters

We'll bring out some facts about catamarans; first of all these vessels are much larger, thus more comfortable with roomy cabins and large deck. They are pretty stable for they are two hull vessels which means the catamarans do not heal a lot.

Bareboat charter

If you are an experienced sailor and you feel confident about your sailing experiences, we suggest you choose a bareboat charter. You can test your abilities and make yourself feel the master of the seas.

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