Yacht Charter Blog

  • 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.

  • Bareboat Luxury at an Affordable Price: Crunching the Numbers

    Bareboat Luxury at an Affordable Price: Crunching the Numbers

    In 2019 the Bali 5.4 catamaran entered charter fleets with the bareboat option added. Until now such a large boat was only available with paid skipper and crew. This is a significant development in yacht chartering: it continues a recent trend towards larger boats progressively coming into charter on a self-skipper basis.

  • Whale Watching on Charter in New Caledonia

    Whale Watching on Charter in New Caledonia

    Winter is the season for spotting humpback whales in New Caledonia’s southern lagoon. The calves are starting to learn the ways of the ocean while still safely under mother’s watchful eye. The lagoon offers the perfect location for observation, whale watching a highlight of any New Caledonia boat charter

  • Going Charter Sailing? Why you should use a Broker

    Going Charter Sailing? Why you should use a Broker

    Bareboat and crewed boat sailing holidays are growing in popularity the world over. Every year new destinations open up and more of the latest designs in catamarans, monohull yachts, powered and motorsailer craft come into service for charter. With this growth come more ways to arrange your charter sailing holiday.

  • Sailing in the Marquesas Islands: the Ultimate Escape

    Sailing in the Marquesas Islands: the Ultimate Escape

    The Marquesas Islands group is the sort of place dreams of a tropical island escape are made for. Dreams are one thing, but getting there and experiencing these remote and unspoiled volcanic islands is another. The Marquesas lie some three hours’ flying north from Tahiti.

  • Sailing Qualifications Required by Port Authorities

    Sailing Qualifications Required by Port Authorities

    As part of our charter broker service we ensure your skipper status is approved by local port authorities before we pass your deposit to the boat's operator. Lately certification requirements in some locations have been tightened and minimum qualifications are coming under scrutiny. Here's our latest information on this.

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The Sail Connections Essential Guide to Bareboat and Crewed Sailing Holiday Charters is jam-packed full of useful tips for getting the most out of your next boat charter. And it is FREE to download.

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