A Sailing Yacht Charter includes Mono-hulls – these include schooners, sloops and ketches. Single-hulled boats are great for adventure sailing or cruising. While undoubtedly comfortable, mono-hulls tend not to have as much interior and unused deck space as catamarans. Ideal for the adventurous type and nothing can compare to the thrill of sailing.
A Sailing Yacht (prefix S/Y) is a monohull leisure craft that uses sails as its primary means of propulsion.
The following popular configurations are available:
Sloop – The most common modern sailboat is the sloop, which features one mast and two sails, typically a Bermuda rigged main, and a headsail. This simple configuration is very efficient for sailing into the wind.
Cutter – The cutter is similar to a sloop with a single mast and mainsail, but generally carries the mast further aft to allow for a jib and staysail to be attached to the head stay and inner forestay, respectively.
Ketch – Ketches are similar to a sloop, but there is a second shorter mast astern of the mainmast. The second mast is called the mizzen mast and the sail is called the mizzen sail.
Schooner – A schooner has a mainmast taller than its foremast, distinguishing it from a ketch. A schooner can have more than two masts, with the foremast always lower than the foremost main.
Most clients who like to charter sailing yachts are yachting enthusiasts, who have a passion for sailing and enjoy the adventure of sailing. These clients are more likely to have started sailing in dinghies and small yachts, moving up to larger cruisers later. Sailing yacht clients are generally more aware of their environment and are drawn to the natural force of the wind over the sea. Sail purists will accept and have a passion for the sensation of wind and waves, and may have less interest for the lifestyle choices of the motor sailor. Some destinations in the world offers a better sailing experience on a sailing yacht for example the Seychelles or the Caribbean Windward Islands. For anyone who likes to cruise, the trade winds of the Eastern Caribbean are perfect for sailing. There can also be quite a swell running in the open sea between islands during the high season months and so, the motion on a sailing yacht is often more comfortable than on a motor yacht. The steady winds allow guests to experience the thrill of a sailing yacht performing to its optimum. Sailing yacht charter clients tend to be more knowledgeable about yachts and are more precise about what they want. Their requirements might range from a fast modern cruiser to the comfort and style of a traditional luxury gulet.
The Hi and Low Season charter prices are weekly rates (8 days / 7 nights). Some rates are all-inclusive while others enforce the MYBA contract terms and conditions. The charter price of a MYBA contract will therefore exclude the APA (all costs regarding food, beverages and fuel) and the applicable VAT for your charter destination. Normally charters are booked on a weekly basis although a minimum period of 4 days may be accepted by the yacht owners.