There are a lot of different types of boats for rent. It is a good thing for the charterer, the choices get significantly trimmed down once they go with crewed or bareboat yacht charter. For many people, deciding whether to get a sailboat or powerboat isn’t an issue at all. For charterers with no strong choice, here are some helpful tips:
Sailboat or Powerboat
Except for the biggest yachts, sailing is an absolutely different experience compared to power. While sailboats are slower than powerboats, they’re a lot smoother and quieter when they are moving through water. Sailing is more on the journey, while powerboats is more on going where you want to go quickly.
Catamaran or Monohull
Choosing whether to hire a multiple hulled or one-hulled catamaran is one of the first decisions one normally makes.
A single-hulled vessel tends to be sloop-rigged, with spade rudders and fin keels. This means that they’re easy to handle and responsive under sail. On the other hand, a catamaran offers a higher degree of privacy as it has more spacious living accommodations compared to a monohull. But it’s often more expensive to charter compared to a monohull of the same length. The cabin stretches to the 4 corners of the yacht while the airy and light saloon and galley is a great area for social events. The wide space between the hulls gives very high boat stability — an important aspect if you and your party prefers a more upright orientation. Bear in mind that a catamaran is bigger than a monohull, and will need different sailing skills.
Accommodations and Size
While crewed yachts range from thirty to more than 300 feet long, yachts available for a bareboat charter often fall in the range from 30-50 feet. The major question you should ask is: “How big a boat am I able to handle?” Bigger boats will require higher level of crew strength as well as more experience.
Of course,the yacht’s size is the first determining factor with regards to the maximum number of individuals on board. Remember that a party of five people doesn’t require the same boat size as a party of 10 individuals. Cost is not necessarily associated to the capacity. There are crewed yachts available for rent that cost more than $100,000 for one week that have a minimum capacity of six individuals.
When you are looking at the boat size you think best fits your budget and personal preferences, consider the number of heads and cabins you’ll need. Most chartered vessels under 40 ft have 1 head and two to three cabins. A two-cabin boat is intended to accommodate two adults; and berth is the size of a regular double bed with less headroom. If you and your party want a private head for every cabin, you will have to look at boats in the 40-55 feet range.
To charter a yacht that will meet the needs and preferences of your party, visit the website of Cumberland Charter Yachts by following the given link: www.ccy.com.au/