Yacht Charter Blog

  • Sailing in the Seychelles: a charterer's report

    Sailing in the Seychelles: a charterer's report

    in 2022 we arranged a Seychelles sailing charter for intrepid travelers Rick and Kathryn. The couple were planning their next adventure in the Indian Ocean and Africa, and planning to vacation in the Seychelles Islands for three weeks.

  • How long should our sailing holiday be for? Seven days, or longer?

    How long should our sailing holiday be for? Seven days, or longer?

    As a lifelong sailing holiday enthusiast, Robert Cross understands the finer points of making sure all aboard enjoy a successful cruise. Read Robert’s views on what’s involved in deciding the most suitable charter duration for you

  • Two new charter options to end a busy 2022

    Two new charter options to end a busy 2022

    The biggest bareboat option ever will hit the water in early 2023 - the Jeanneau 65 'Uranus' out of Lavrion, Greece, for charter in the Greek Sporades Islands. And a new concept in smaller family catamarans - the Excell 11, now available in the Mediterranean and Carribean.

  • Bareboating in the Mediterranean: do you have an International Sailing Certificate?

    Bareboating in the Mediterranean: do you have an International Sailing Certificate?

    A Mediterranean sailing charter is the ultimate yachting adventure for weekend sailors. An experience that’s very accessible, but keep in mind that in Europe there’s also a formal requirement for chartering bareboat.

  • After bareboat chartering in the Gulf of Naples, a client reports back

    After bareboat chartering in the Gulf of Naples, a client reports back

    At Sail Connections we are always pleased to get client debriefs. We are especially delighted to receive positive reports, and here's one we must share. If considering the Gulf Of Naples/Amalfi Coast as a charter destination, this report is well worth a read. 

  • Look What's Been Happening at Sail Connections

    Look What's Been Happening at Sail Connections

    Rob's Boat Build: a Covid lockdown project where Sail Connections' Robert Cross sets out to build an 11.5m plywood composite sailboat going solo (within reason): a real DIY boatbuilding project if ever there was one

  • Welcome Back to the World of Charter Sailing

    Welcome Back to the World of Charter Sailing

    Covid-19 vaccinations are rolling out, and countries dependent on the tourist dollar are now well-equipped to manage their borders. So while the pandemic is impacting communities still, there's no question that your next sailboat vacation is getting closer every day.

  • Whiting Sailing: NZ's Seachange Experience

    Whiting Sailing: NZ's Seachange Experience

    We are pleased to get behind Whiting Sailing, and their latest sailboating service out of Auckland, home of the America’s Cup. In the Whitings, NZ has a family of sailors who place the joy of sailing and shared experience first and foremost

  • Personal Care on Charter Part II: Evading Insects & Sunburn

    Personal Care on Charter Part II: Evading Insects & Sunburn

    Some more advice on protecting your body while on your sailing holiday charter. using products that are good for the natural environment too. Also explaining our free Charter Pack offer available on every charter sailing holiday booked with Sail Connections.

  • Personal Care on Charter Part I: a Message and a Free Offer

    Personal Care on Charter Part I: a Message and a Free Offer

    Some advice on protecting your body from environmental factors while on your sailing holiday charter. Recommendations that are good for the oceans and the planet too. And a free offer to demonstrate our case, available on every Sail Connections boat charter booked.

  • The Virgin Islands: Who, What, Where?

    The Virgin Islands: Who, What, Where?

    Putting the Spanish Virgin islands, US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands in context for charter sailing. An extensive group of islands all attractive sailboat vacation options when chartering in the Caribbean. In fact very attractive, when considering the choice of beautiful places to visit and the ease of getting there.

  • 10 Ways to a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body: It Starts with a Sailing Holiday

    10 Ways to a Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body: It Starts with a Sailing Holiday

    At Sail Connections we’re all about the personal approach, and we like to share our sailing adventures, and sometimes our deeper thoughts on chartering, having done it so often ourselves.

  • Five Alternative 2020 Mediterranean Sailing Holiday Destinations

    Five Alternative 2020 Mediterranean Sailing Holiday Destinations

    There’s more to the Mediterranean than the high-profile destinations. In 2020, why not expand your horizons, get a little off the beaten tourist path and discover some understated gems. Here are this year's five best lesser-known Mediterranean sailing holiday destinations, all well worth considering for your next voyage.

  • Benefits of Bareboat Sailing in Flotilla

    Benefits of Bareboat Sailing in Flotilla

    Ever considered a sailing holiday in flotilla? Meeting people through the common bond of sailing is a rewarding experience. It expands horizons and circles while leaving some of the best holiday memories to take home. And strength in numbers can bring peace of mind when sailing unfamiliar waters.

  • The Sun Loft 47 Monocat: a Game Changer for Yacht Chartering

    The Sun Loft 47 Monocat: a Game Changer for Yacht Chartering

    A peak season cabin-share sailing holiday with skipper in glorious Croatia in August. Chartering a 2020-model 47 foot sailboat for just 175€ per person per day! This is the reality aboard the Sun Loft Monocat 47: a whole new concept in group charter with friends or extended family.

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