Your sailing holiday is a big adventure for evryone concerned, and making an investment in time before setting sail will reap rewards on the water. Like any venture, good preparation is key to success in chartering a boat.
Charter boats today have all the electrical conveniences of modern living. On board however you are a long way from the grid. Before setting sail, it’s important to understand the limitations of the electrical power source and the tools it drives.
There's a charter boat trend towards larger catamarans. Enjoy a bareboat sailing holiday on a big cat such as the Saba 50 or Lagoon 52, their six double cabins providing enough room for two families or a group of friends
If considering a charter boat holiday with family or friends, don't go past New Caledonia, with its stunning natural features and charming mix of French and Melanesian culture
Pets are part of the family and it's common to see them aboard on a sailing holiday. But there are some things to consider before you set sail with dog along on your charter boat adventure.
An ideal Croatian boat charter may mean overnighting in a quiet bay. Or perhaps hopping from town to town for fun and excitement. While the bay stopover may be free of charge, marina charges in Croatia can add up
Leading yacht design company Catana is best known for the performance of its cruising multi-hulls. The Bali catamaran is designed with crew comfort also in mind, ideal for bareboat charter.
The Turkish coastline is longer than that of any other Mediterranean country. On southwestern Turkey, the “Turquoise Coast”, is a popular and safe bareboat charter destination.
Just offshore southwestern Turkey, the Dodecanese are nevertheless very much Greek islands. From charter bases in Kos and Rhodes, explore this historic, diverse group of islands that straddle east and west.
Good planning, professional briefings, quality equipment and common sense ensure the vast majority of boat charters go smoothly and holiday memories are all happy ones. But even the most experienced sailor occasionally trips up. Here are the stories we most commonly hear when things go wrong on charter.
For a sailing holiday, New Caledonia is a land of contrast that offers more variety than any other Pacific destination. A ten-day itinerary will take you around the world's biggest lagoon to a fabulous mix of layovers and a range of fine sailing conditions
With growing interest in boat charters out of Thailand and Malaysia, Sail Connection's Robert Cross chartered a catamaran in the low season, to find out for himself the nature of the weather at that time of year and how suitable it is for a sailing holiday. Here's Robert's account of the trip.
The Cyclades group of islands offers some of the best charter boat sailing on the Aegean Sea, with unforgettable experiences of Greek life in every port
The Ionian Islands stretch some 250km down the western coast of Greece from Corfu to Zakynthos. A bareboat or skippered yacht charter here in the Ionian Sea presents untold opportunities for a sailing vacation second to none.
There are so many places to go on a sailing vacation in Greek waters, that we must split the subject of our highlights package into five local regions. The Saronic Gulf is the most accessible to ports of entry, being on the doorstep of Athens.
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