Tuesday, May 30, 2017
In this small text we will introduce some essential and not so essential gear you will need to bring with you when you charter as yacht with Europe Yachts Charter.
Knives and marlinspikeAt sea, as long as body parts don’t get stuck in winches, clothes are optional. Your knife belt isn’t.
You should carry a decent, sharp knife that can be used in just a second or two to cut away any problems on the boat.
Your foot might be in a bight of sheet when it tightens and you could have to cut the sheet to avoid being thrown over the side.
A marlinspike is a nail shaped piece of hardened steel that you use to break knots or for other general rigging tasks. On tall ships this piece of kit is still more important than clothes as you could be 110 feet up the mast when you need to work on something immediately and can’t hang about shouting to the deck for one to be sent up the gantline. Aboard a yacht? You should certainly have one among the crew, though all good sailors have their own.
Sun blockSunshine reflects off the surface of the water and can cause sunburn far faster than the sunshine ashore at your home in New York. Wear a high Sun Protective Factor (SPF) sun cream for the first few days to tan and then put the sunblock on. Better to be pale and interesting than to attract the partner of your dreams only for them to care for you as you die of melanoma.
Wet weather gear?Particularly with global climate change we cannot guarantee that you will have 7-14 days of bright sunshine on your vacation. You should if at all possible at least have a good quality coastal sailing jacket with a hood and a fleece collar. On a wet day there’s nothing more comforting than being on deck with your hood up and the fleece collar around your neck. It feels as if you’re watching the filthy weather from elsewhere.
In our charter areas of the world however is very warm. At sea you may prefer to sit in a rain shower in just a tee-shirt and shorts rather than putting on your foul weather gear and soaking your clothes in your own sweat? This is a conundrum we all face from time to time.
Gloves?Your hands may blister quickly from rope handling so after the knife, your next most important piece of kit should be a pair of sailing gloves. These generally have a suede or leather patch on the palm and this, not your skin, will be burned with the line running through your hands.
Clothes and shoesDon’t bring too many clothes! For some having three changes of clothes a day is the normal and having just the right clothes for every occasion is a necessity. Yes, bring a reasonably smart outfit for the odd decent dinner or when prowling for night time fun, but us sailors are a scruffy lot at the best of times. There isn’t the storage space aboard for more than one change of clothes a day and many people sailing might question even that much.
Bring swimming gear. There are some fantastic places to sunbathe and swim that aren’t accessible from ashore and you will have your privacy.
You should have a pair of rubber soled, fast drying shoes that don’t leave marks on the deck. Basically, deck shoes! These can cost as little as €30 and will serve you well for your trip, even if they next come out of the cupboard for your next trip with us in 12 months’ time!
Your clothes should be lightweight and capable of being layered for warmth. Cotton Traders make a line of fast drying clothes, as do Ben Sherman and a few other outdoors targeted brands.
You should bring light sweatshirts or hoodies. Two tee-shirts beneath a sweatshirt is fine when it gets cold in the evening.
EntertainmentThis might horrify some but you will often be out of mobile signal range and therefore unable to access Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Europe Yachts Charter is able to provide on boats a WiFi access with a small fee, which is 80 € per week or we can also offer it for free on some yachts. This includes 4G of data transfer
For those quiet evenings at anchor, have your Kindle or good old fashioned book. Kids may ‘need’ their games consoles though won’t be able to play online all the time. Have an iPod of music and perhaps even pack a game of Monopoly for everyone to play.
Finally, baggage and protective gear
If at all possible, bring lightweight, waterproof baggage that can be rolled up small down below. You’ll use it twice – once on arrival and the next time on departure. Don’t have something so big and flexible it can’t be stored out of the way.
You’re at sea and things will get wet below.
Keeping your iPod / iPad / Kindle in a waterproof case while at sea will save you from trouble down the line.
Contact us and visit our websites Europe-Yachts.com & Catamaran-Croatia-Charter.com
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Welcome on board the new Fountaine Pajot Catamarans model, the Saba 50 !
Light, spacious, with high-level performance and in the image of her sisters ship, the SABA 50 offers you all the pleasures of the sea, both under sail and at anchor where relaxation goes hand in hand with comfort and pleasure.
The space on-board has been optimised in order to provide magnificent accommodation. The saloon and cockpit have generous storage areas, as do the passageways, and the light-filled, spacious cabins.
A genuine sunbathing lounge on the foredeck
This is one of the special locations; for sunbathing and relaxation. Sheltered and comfortable, it also houses large storage lockers.
A splendid lounge deck
The Saba 50, elegant on the water and with high levels of performance, also offers a splendid place to relax with its carefully crafted Lounge deck. This is integrated into the design process from the very beginning in order to give the craft its beautiful lines as well as the best possible levels of comfort, both at sea and at mooring.
Movement on board has been designed so that there is direct communication between the cockpit, the helm station and the lounge deck.
Thus the entire crew can easily move about in complete safety and without hindrance.
Technical Specifications :
Lenght : 14.98 m
Beam : 7.99 m
Draft : 1.25 m
Built : 2015 / 2016 / 2017
Displacement : 15.700 kg
Engines : 2 x 75 HP Yanmar
Generator : Yes
Air Condition : Yes
Fuel Capacity : 940 lit
Fresh Water Capacity : 700 lit
Generator : Yes
Air Condition : Yes
Fuel Capacity : 940 lit
Fresh Water Capacity : 700 lit
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Italy Yacht Charter Destinations @ Catamaran Italy Charter @ Sailing Italy
Italy is home to some of the best sailing grounds in the Mediterranean witnessed by the large number of boats that are kept in the area. The lack of natural harbors located along the coast and the limited numbers of places in the marinas can make it really challenging to find a berth during the summer months on the Italian coast. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily tend to enjoy more wind than the Bay of Naples and the Riviera (check weather) but, in general, there is a lot less during the summer months than other times of the year and yachts tend to have to motor more here than elsewhere in the Mediterranean. The Italians’ love affair with speed, that explains the high numbers of motor boats relative to sailing boats in the area. But, when the sun shines, and there is a warm, steady breeze, most yachtsmen would feel that the wait had been worth it. The variety of scenery, the fabulous climate, the beautifully clear water and Italian food and wine certainly go some way to make up for the lack of wind! Our yachts are in many number of yacht charter centers in the key sailing areas of Italy. Italian regulations state that skippers wishing to sail on a Catamaran for Charter i Italy more than six miles offshore in Italian waters need to hold an International Certificate of Competence (ICC). They also need to be able to produce the registration document for the boat and a valid insurance certificate. There is no lifeboat service in Italy and emergencies are dealt with by the Guardia Costiera.
The telephone number for assistance is: 1530Most people refer to the whole sailing area as the Mediterranean sea, Italian waters are actually divided into several different areas: The North Adriatic Sea, The Central Adriatic Sea, The South Adriatic Sea, The Sardinian Sea, The Strait of Sardinia, The Strait of Sicily, The Ligurian Sea, The North Tyrrhenian Sea, The Central Tyrrhenian Sea, The South Tyrrhenian Sea, The North Ionian Sea, The South Ionian Sea.
North AdriaticThe coastline of the north Adriatic is flatter and less interesting than other areas of Italy, mainly made up of mile after mile of sandy beaches that are not so much interested for Catamaran Charter Sailing Italy. However, there are many interesting places to visit such as: Venice, Trieste, Ravenna and Rimini. The proximity to the northern coastline and islands of Croatia make this area wherry popular for Catamaran Charter cruising.
Central AdriaticThere is little of interest for the cruising yachtsman in this area of the Adriatic for Catamarans Charter. There are a few notable harbours such as: San Giorgio, San Benedetto del Tronto, Pescara and Ortona but most of the cruising interest is either further north or to the south of the Italian coast.
South AdriaticThe heel of Italy stetches from the port of Otranto up to the Gargano Peninsular. This area is probably the most interesting in the Italian Adriatic for Catamaran Charter, as the coastline becomes very flat and the sea very shallow inshore as you travel north Italy. Also, from here it is only a day’s sail to the island of Corfu in Greece and the fabulous sailing waters of Greece. The Tremeti Islands, off the northern coast of the Gargano Peninsular are very beautiful and totally unspoilt and perfect for Catamaran Charter Italy. There are no marina facilities there and it is only safe to anchor in settled weather. The harbours of Otranto, Vieste, Bari, Brindisi and Manfredonia all have marina facilities.
SicilySicily is an attractive cruising ground for Catamaran Charter Sailing Italy, particularly along the northern and eastern coasts. It has a number of well established marinas although they can be very expensive in the summer months. We have also bases on Sicily so we can offer you catamarans from there. There are anchorages at Cefalu and either side of Palermo. At the western end, San Vito lo Capo also has a comfortable marina and anchorage, which can be very useful in a Maestrale. Off the western end of Sicily lie the Egadi Islands, which provide some spectacularly clear water and secure anchorages. There is a marina at Favignana. The cities of Trapani and Marsala are attractive destinations, but further round to the south the facilities diminish somewhat. The area is slowly being developed but some care should be taken when on passage in this area. The eastern side of Sicily has some beautiful cities and interesting sailing destinations, in particular: Siracusa, Catania and Taormina are well worth a visit. The marina at Riposto provides ring-side seats for any firework shows that Mount Etna chooses to put on! A trip through the Straits of Messina is made more interesting by the presence of whirlpools at certain states of the tide! Although not dangerous to cruising yachts, they look a little threatening and can affect the sterring at times.
The IonianThe Ionian coast makes up the ‘Instep’ of the Italian ‘Boot’. There are few harbours suitable for catamarans sailing Italy but there are marinas at Crotone, Taranto and Gallipoli. At Sibari, there is an inland development of holiday homes and a large number of marina berths so you come with the catamaran.
The Italian RivieraThe Italian Riviera stretches along most of the coastline of Liguria, either side of the port of Genoa in Italy. From part that runs from Genoa to the border with France in the west is called the ‘Riviera di Ponente’ and its a fantastic location to charter a catamaran.
La SpeziaThere are plenty of comfortable harbors in this area for charter a catamaran sailing Italy, notably San Remo, Imperia, Loano and Savonna but few anchorages if any. The port of Genoa has several yacht harbours so you can come with a catamaran. From here to Cinque Terre and the natural harbour of La Spezia in the east is called the ‘Riviera di Levante’. There are a large number of comfortable harbours where you can stop with a catamaran in this area too, but like most of Italy, it gets very busy in the summer and some effort needs to be made to secure a berth for the night where we can also help you. There are a few anchorages available, notably in Sestri Levante and inside the harbour of La Spezia. In the Golfo Tigullio (Golfo Marconi), the harbours of Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and Rapallo are very popular with the rich and famous and space is hard to find during the season. Come and be one of them with our Luxury Catamarans.
The Tuscan Islands & ArgentarioOf all the places to sail in Italian waters, the Tuscan Islands are probably the most appealing and it is propably one of the most popular areas for yacht charter. It has something for everyone. The islands of Capraia, Elba, Giglio and Giannutri are all accessible to yachts and provide a number of attractive harbours and plenty of anchorages, some even secluded in bad weather. On the mainland south of Livorno, the harbours of Cala di Medici, Punta Ala, and on the Argentario promontory: Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole and Cala Galera, are all relatively large and comfortable, and any one of them would provide a fabulous base for exploring the area.
The Pontine IslandsThe Pontine islands are a favourite destination for sailing Italy. They are conveniently placed for both Rome and Naples and with six islands to choose from, there is plenty of variety to enjoy. The two largest Islands: Ponza and Ventotene, have attractive towns to explore. The others: Palmarola, Zannone, Gavi and Santo Stefano are smaller, but provide some very attractive anchorages. Care needs to be taken in bad weather as they are a little exposed.
The Bay of NaplesIt is not hard to see the appeal of the Bay of Naples for sailors of our catamarans sailing Italy charter. On the northern end, the islands of Ischia and Procida are both very accommodating to our catamarans sailing Italy with several well equipped marinas and a number of beautiful anchorages suitable in settled weather. In the center, the famous outline of mount Vesuvius dominates the skyline with a number of marinas where is also one of ours, lining the coastline around Naples, some more attractive than others! On the southern end, the Island of Capri lies serenely off the Sorrento peninsular. Its harbour is famously expensive, but there is an anchorage to the side of it and a number of spectacular bays suitable for anchoring in settled weather. To the north of the bay, yachts can visit the beautiful Pontine Islands and to the south, the Amalfi coast beckons.
Sorrento PeninsularThis area is renowned for its beauty and is one of the most popular holiday destinations Catamaran sailing Italy. On the northern side, the town of Sorrento sits serenely on a hill overlooking the bay of Naples, and on the southern side, the towns of Positano, Ravallo, Amalfi and Salerno gaze southwards, framed by one of the most famous backdrops in the world. From a sailing point of view, its shortcomings are compensated by the extraordinary scenery. Sorrento has marina facilities, as do Amalfi, Maiori and Salerno. Catamarans can anchor off the seafront at Positano in settled weather.
Monday, September 5, 2016
This Saba 50 confirms the new dominating position of Fountain Payot in the catamaran world, the idea is to improve the sailing performance in accordance with a high level of space and comfort with modern and luxury catamaran line. The Saba 50 in configuration with 6 cabins (other catamarans have only 4 cabins) will be for sure a very attractive catamaran in Croatia and Greece for charter activities.
Our charter company is very proud to have in our offers and charter a catamaran Fountaine Pajot, we already have many success with the Liparis 41 and the Helia 44.
Here are the photos of the catamaran.
For charter Saba 50 in Croatia click here and here
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Catamaran Charter Croatia- Catamaran Rental Croatia
All catamarans for rent in Croatia: Nautitech, Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and much moreWe have in our offers a great price and safe sailing on the Croatia islands on our catamarans. Take up you friend and family or business partners and discover the beauty of Croatia sea.
A large selection of catamarans for charter at Catamaran Croatia Charter includes smaller catamarans that can accommodate up to 10 people, large luxury catamarans for charter, sport and racing, motor catamarans in Croatia. We would like to point out to you some of our models like Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Nautitech when you choose your charter catamaran. Models of the catamarans you can find here
With us you can rent all model of catamaran in Croatia. We have them all in all over the Croatia coast and islands.
In our fleet we have the most popular catamaran models available for charter in Croatia: Lagoon 380, Lagoon 39, Lagoon 400, Lagoon 450, Lagoon 500, Lagoon 620, Fountaine Pajot Athena, Saba 50, Nautitech 441, Nautitech 40, Nautitech 40 Open, Privilege 465 and much more.
Some catamarans can be chartered bareboat, crewed or only with a skipper.
Catamarans can be chartered from Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Šibenik, Biograd, Seget Donji, Trogir, Kaštela, Pula and other marinas across Croatia.
Catamarans in Catamarn Croatia Charter sail on the same principle as all sailing yachts monohulls, but they have a lot more advantages like stability on the sea, security, speed and comfort in the catamaran and out side. Because of its two hulls and two keels, catamarans are extremely stable.
Due to the fact that Catamarans out on the sea sailing have minimal slope, they are an ideal choice to charter for people who do not tolerate ruff sea and the rolling of the boats. Because of this stability, you can enjoy your sailing on the Croatia coast. Due to the large sailing area between Croatia islands, catamarans are generally much faster then the sailboats and sailing yachts. Because of its twin motors, handling is much easier.
All the catamarans are very large, they all have a shallow draft that is ideal for anchorage in beautiful bays on the Croatia islands and coast. The catamarans can easily enter in the bays where sailing boats cannot, come closer to the beaches where is less crowded for anchorage.
Another advantage of the catamarans is the comfort and the roominess. It have a large central lounge, large cockpit, and all in all a lot more space than the sailboats. We can honestly say that Catamarans for hire in Croatia are blend of comfort pleasure of sailing. Because of it twin hulls, catamarans provide more privacy for our clients and also an exceptional views from the saloon. Because of that all the catamaran brings a higher price and related service, more expensive berths in the marinas and harbors on the islands and on the coast.
In our fleet we offer you more than 300 catamarans for charter in Croatia, we have known manufactures such as Nautitech, Lagoon, Privilege, Leopard, Fountaine Pajot and much more.
About Catamaran Charter in CroatiaCatamarans where always popular but now are the new hit in Croatia charter. They are a way to enjoy charter sailing along with the spaciousness of your home in a yacht. Catamaran Croatia Charter offer catamarans in Croatia that can accommodate up to ten people plus crew that can be a skipper and a hostess or a cook. With a width of almost 30 feet catamarans are a sailing five star apartment with 4 cabins. You can leave your children on deck without worrying they could fall overboard when the catamaran is leaning on side. Let your friends sunbath while you sail the catamaran by your self on the sundeck, or better yet let the skipper do it for you so you can enjoy yourself on the vacation. Even in rough weather you will appreciate the catamaran stability that no sailboat can provide you.
Catamarans are a class of yachts that has 2 hulls, equal in size. Catamaran hull speeds are very high, making catamaran a good choice for recreational uses.
Catamarans are usually faster then single hull boats. This is due to several factors, the most important of which is the catamaran hull shape. Catamarans are also very light, which further reduces drag and displacements. Stability of the catamarans comes from there wide beam length. One more great advantage is that they are wider and much spacer than monohulls. Because of that fact a catamaran interior and deck are much more spacious so you have more room in all places on the catamaran. Since catamarans have more room it creates feelings like you are in the luxury apartment. Heads and showers are separate and also the cabins provide enough room for spacious and large beds. Catamarans are ideal for long cruising in the Croatia sea as they are very spacious and comfortable for long time on it.
Although the principles, sailing is the same for catamarans and monohulls. Discovering catamaran Croatia charter and rentals with Catamaran-Croatia-Charter.com.
- Some catamarans can be harder to tack. Because they are lighter then sailboat in proportion to their sail size, catamarans have less momentum to carry them in the turn when they are head to the wind. Correct use of the catamaran of the sail is often essential in successful completing a track without ending up stuck.
- Catamarans have a higher average speed then sailboats.
- They are less likely to capsize in the classic manner but often they have a tendency to pitchpole instead. Where the leeward bow sinks into the water and the yacht trips over forwards.
Catamarans and multihulls are normally faster then single hull yachts for three reasons:
- Catamaran hulls are thinner in cross section then monohulls.
- Catamarans are lighter.
- They have a wider beam
Catamarans over 14 meters (46 feet) provide comfortable and pleasant sailing vacation in luxury and style how you deserve it. Catamarans are ideal for long charter vacations; some of them have 4 or 5 cabins, and also with owner versions.
Price range of the catamarans are between 5,000 EUR up to 20,000 EUR per week.
Large variety of catamarans that are for charter mostly with 4 cabins, but we have also some models with three or five cabins. Mostly catamaran comfort line, but also luxury.
Price range is between 3,000 EUR up to 8,000 EUR per week.
Model of catamarans with 3 or 4 cabins are ideal for a group of friends, families and couples.
Price range is between 2,000 EUR up to 5,000 EUR per week.
Advantages of catamaran charter CroatiaAdvantages for charter a catamaran in Croatia:
- More stability
- More room and privacy
- Sail faster
- Safer for kinds and familly
- Shallow draft
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Catamaran Charter Croatia; Catamaran Rentals
Catamarans make a special type of sailboats. They consist of two connected hulls; considering their construction they are more stabile and spacious than monohulls. Catamarans are roomy inside and outside on decks. They are relatively low and have swimming ladder which makes them easily reachable, and in addition to that they allow good visibility and bring plenty of natural light in.
Catamarans are ideal choice for families and larger groups, and they are safer for small children and yachtsmen beginners than monohulls.
Considering their wide and spacious interior there is little chance of feeling squeezed in or claustrophobic.
Another good thing about their layout is a separate skipper cabin, which is accessible through saloon but directly from the deck also. Not all models have this option, but regardless of that, you will still have enough of your private space on a catamaran.
Compared to monohulls, they are also easier to navigate and don’t require any special experience. However, if you are not certain of your skills, we strongly recommend hiring a skipper.
Catamarans are a good choice for those with little or no experience on board, as well as for those more experienced sailors looking for comfort and space.
Visit our site and check the best selection of Catamarans for Charter in Croatia:
Catamaran Charter Croatia