Choosing the right boat for your sea holiday
Choosing a suitable boat to make your holiday more enjoyable can be a difficult task, especially if you have no experience in chartering or sailing. You cannot rely only on the captain’s role or a bargain that is the most cost-effective for you. If you underestimate your choice, it can make your holiday unpleasant or troublesome.
Experience with a sailboat
The first common mistake in choosing the right boat is not taking into account experience at sea. A sailboat that you have no idea how to handle is not ideal for your first sea holiday. You may have some problems at sea or run into situations you could not help yourself. In this case, it is better to choose a charter company that also offers the services of a captain.
When to rent a catamaran?
The ideal places for a cruise on the catamaran sailboat are those with sandy beaches and wind power so that you can enjoy a quiet cruise all day. A light sailing yacht is suitable for sailing the sea, where you can quietly admire the beauty of nature and cultural monuments. Besides, the catamaran sailboat is comfortable and suitable also for people who have no experience with sailing at sea. Sailboat ensures easy navigation on the sea, making it easy also for less experienced people.
Disadvantages that may affect your choice
A larger sailing yacht requires a professional skipper as it is more difficult to operate than the smaller sailboats. If you want to rent a catamaran sailboat, you should go through at least a little training before to avoid the danger while sailing at sea. The catamaran is more sensitive to strong manoeuvres. Strong manoeuvres are a common mistake of beginners in sailing. Also, consider choosing a port carefully, because during the season you may not find a place to moor. Even small boats often have problems with finding a place. However, if you want to be sure of everything, then check a charter company. Also, consider the option of a smaller company where personal approach to a client is preferred. One of the few such in Slovakia is LuxurySailing. The owner has many years of experience and communicates with clients directly. They offer beautiful boats and additional service such as a possibility to “rent” a skipper or hostess.