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Sailing in Turkey - Bodrum - elegant Turkish seaside getaway

Sailing in Turkey - Bodrum - elegant Turkish seaside getaway

Sailing in Turkey: Bodrum - elegant Turkish seaside getaway Although more than a million tourists flock to its beaches, boutique hotels, trendy restaurants and clubs each summer, the town of Bodrum never seems to lose its cool. More than any other Turkish seaside getaway, Bodrum has an elegance that pervades it, from the town's castle and glittering marina to its vibrant cafes and white plastered backstreets. Even in the most hectic days of high summer, you can still find little corners of serenity in the town. Bodrum is a great starting point of your Turkish sailing holiday. Weather you prefer a motor yacht, sailing boat, catamaran or a traditional turksih gulet, Bodrum offers all you need for Aegean sailing adventure. Bodrum Milta Marina is located in the heart of Bodrum and is among the most sophisticated marinas of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea with berth capacity of 450 yachts. Renovated in 1999, Bodrum Milta Marina has five Gold Anchor awards as well as Blue Flag and serves a perfect environment for both yachters as well as the visitors of Bodrum. Bodrum Milta Marina is superbly located a few minutes’ stroll from the city center. Marina Yacht Club, Vespa Café, Marina Yacht...

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CREWED YACHT CHARTER IN CROATIA

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CREWED YACHT CHARTER IN CROATIA

Thinking about crewed yacht charter holidays in Croatia ? Booking your first skippered yacht charter ever? In this article we will try to give you all information what you need to know when booking your crewed yacht charter holidays, and give answer at frequently asked questions. Q. WHAT ARE SKIPPER’S RESPONSIBILITIES ON BOARD? A. Skipper is responsible for safe navigation, and for respecting all nautical rules both when sailing and during anchorage/ mooring in ports.  At the very beginning of your sailing adventure, usually during or after boat handover,  skipper will give you short briefing about using toilets, and about using the holding tanks when in ports.  Skipper will advise you about sailing routes, respecting your suggestions, but also keeping in mind weather conditions, wind direction and  weather forecasts. For example sometimes clients have their own itinerary preferences, but safe  and sleek navigation is not possible due to wind direction or possible summer thunderstorms. Skipper will advise you about possible rough weather conditions, and best direction for safe and comfortable navigation. Keep in mind there is plenty to see in Croatia, and every destination has very good (or even better) alternative. Skipper is responsible for underwater part of the vessel,...

10 reasons for skippered yacht charter

10 reasons for skippered yacht charter

10 reasons why skippered yacht charter is perfect choice for your next holidays on board 1.) If you have never been on sailing yacht, catamaran or motor yacht earlier.. Skippered yacht charter is perfect for 1st time sailors! Your skipper will make sure that you are enjoying your holidays, he will show you how to use boat toilets, where to find life-vests, and even how to steer a boat if you are interested! 2.) For discovering new destinations Although you are experienced sailor or boater, you still might be bit stressed with new destinations. Hiring professional skipper will make your holidays relaxed, and you will also get insiders information about best restaurants serving local fresh food, hidden mooring line in front of crowded restaurants, or best place for relaxing. Local skipper will also have knowledge about local winds and weather conditions, so if you have never been sailing to Croatia, Greece, Turkey or Italy we recommend hiring skipper for the first time- and you will get most of your holidays! 3.) If you would like to try something new You are hotel guest for a years? Staying 7 days on the single place sounds bit boring for you? We recommend...

First time sailing? Essential things to know

First time sailing? Essential things to know

First time sailing or first time on boat? We have prepared some essential and very important info & advises to make your yacht charter as more comfortable! If you have never been on sailing yacht, motor yacht or catamaran earlier, here are some basic things that you need to take care of- and also that you need to be aware off when chartering a yacht. 1.) YACHTS HAVE LIMITED STORAGE - small loackers, small wardrobe closets and limited space. Take essential things with you- it is not like you will need much more than a bikini and few t-shirts :) 2.) IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO WALK IN HIGH HEELS ON A YACHT- so leave all stilleto shoes or hide your wife's shoes- due to fine wood deck it is not allowed to walk in high heels. And not only you will damage boat, it is also for your safety :) 3.) IT IS NOT ALLOWED TO THROW TOILET PAPER - don't throw anything in the boat toilets- not even toilet paper! Boat toilet hoses are simply too tiny and they can get blocked very easily. That's why you will find small disposal bin under the lavtory or in the...

SAILING DIARY- Day one- embarkation in Marina Kaštela to Hvar, Pribinje bay

SAILING DIARY- Day one- embarkation in Marina Kaštela to Hvar, Pribinje bay

We have arrived in our charter base in Marina Kaštela around 11.00h and had a coffee there waiting our yacht to be ready at 13.00h as agreed with charter base. We also did some small last minute shopping for the things that we realised we are missing. Of course, we managed to visit 3 different stores to get all of this “small” missing things, that we could simply order with another food to be delivered on our sailing yacht. First we solved out formalities in charter office, as crew list - tourist tax etc. We have also rented 2 SUP (Stand Up Paddle boards) and one donut (water toy). Girls in the office were very friendly and helpful. Paperwork was done very quickly and smoothly. We just almost forgot to pay provisioning. After 13.00h when our yacht- Oceanis 48 was ready, we had a short briefing by one of technicians about basic things/ using electric toilets, changing valves, position of fuses and switches, and a yacht handover. This was really pain, since it is aired our third time with the same yacht, and we would like to go out as soon as possible to reach Hvar- Pribinja bay- before the...

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