For your next vacation, why not book a bareboat charter in Phuket, Thailand on sailing yacht Amaia?
She is a luxurious 47 foot sailing cat that offers variety in charter. For example, if you so desire, you can also have a crewed catamaran charter onboard, as well.
Her abundantly-spacious exterior leads to a spacious cockpit which is perfect for enjoying a lazy lunch, relaxation, and some refreshing cocktails. Lots of options exist for your relaxation enjoyment, for instance, catch up on some reading or sunbathing on the front deck, or even listen to some music under the dazzling cockpit lights.
Amaia can comfortably accommodate up to ten yacht charter guests for a bareboat charter, or 8 up to guests for a crewed catamaran charter.
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Did you know the British Virgin Islands (BVI or BVI’s) are home to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest ocean reef on earth?
The BVI reef stretches 18 miles from the island of Anegada to Virgin Gorda, and is considered by experts to offer some of the best snorkeling spots in the world!
Adding to the allure of snorkeling and diving during your Virgin Islands crewed catamaran yacht charter – it is widely rumored that there is still Spanish gold buried in the sand on the reef that is yet to be found! Many Spanish galleons, laden with gold and riches from the new world, sank to their watery graves at the hands of pirates and hurricanes in the 1700’s…
Do you have a favorite snorkeling site in the Caribbean? Share your favorite spot with us, and we’ll send you a complimentary Eco-tote bag to carry your towels and snorkel gear. Leave a comment in the section below, and we’ll contact you for your address!
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“To the owner:
I just completed a charter on Ma Ha, your beautiful yacht. First, thank you for making it available. I own a home on the ocean in Maine that I rent from time to time, and I know the angst it can cause.
I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know what an exceptional skipper you have in Andrew Ball. It can be very difficult for an absentee owner to evaluate management, so I thought I would share my observations
I am sure that you don’t need me to tell you that Andrew is an excellent sailor and maintains your yacht with meticulous vigor.
What you may not know, is how far Andrew goes to ensure your guests’ happiness.
By way of example, I wanted to surprise my wife with a massage. Andrew arranged to pick up a masseuse on the tender, bring him on board, and then return him after the massage. When the time came, there were substantial
swells and I fully expected to have cancel the massage. Andrew wouldn’t hear of it. Instead he donned foul weather gear, brought an extra set for the masseuse and braved the elements.
This was but one of many examples.
I thought you should know. Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year.”
Editor’s Note: crewed catamaran charters are extremely popular is Caribbean destinations such as St. Thomas sailboats offer great stability, especially when at anchor, and carry large inventories of aquasports equipment; yet, the physical comforts and onboard amenities pale in comparison to the talents of the onboard crews. These skippers, cooks, and mates of crewed catamaran sailboats pride themselves on stellar customer service. It is their “can-do” attitude, as exhibited by captain Andrew Ball on sail catamaran MA HA, that brings the clients back to charter, time and time again…
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“My husband and I are thinking about taking the family on a boating vacation in the Florida Keys late Spring/early Summer. I’m assuming it’s more affordable to rent a boat and run it ourselves. Do you agree?”
Pam K, Coral Gables, FL
What a great idea, Pam – since you live in South Florida, a Florida yacht charter vacation in early summer is a great way to explore your “backyard,” at a time when most tourists have left the area. Fewer crowds equates to quiet anchorages!
As a general rule, it IS more affordable to “DIY” (Do It Yourself) and drive your own bareboat (a boat that you rent without a hired crew). Affordability, however, is not the only important concern.
Deciding if a Florida Keys #bareboat yacht charter or a crewed Florida yacht charter is your best bet depends upon three primary factors:
CAPABILITY – When you rent a car, you are required to have a driver’s license. While no license is required to rent a bareboat, you ARE required to demonstrate experience and competency. If you are not capable of operating a bareboat, based on the submittal of a cruising qualifications resume, you will be required to retain a professional crew to operate your rental boat.
RESPONSIBILITY – Even if you are qualified to rent a boat without crew, you must decide if you want the responsibility of operating your own yacht. When you rent a bareboat, you do it all – from safe navigation, to cooking and cleaning. Some people love the hands-on experience. Of course, this is not for everybody, as some people prefer to sit back, relax, and leave all chores and responsibilities to someone else. If this better describes you and your family, then a yacht with a crew is the way to go. On a crewed yacht charter, your crew is fully-responsible for the operation of the yacht, as well as cleaning/maintaining the yacht and preparing the meals for the guests.
BUDGET – Like most vacations, your desired budget will often dictate which option is best for you. IF you are capable and enjoy the responsibility of operating a boat on your own, a bareboat #yachtcharter will give you the best bang for your dollar. If you want and can afford more than a “bare bones” vacation – one where you are served and #pampered the entire time – then a private luxury crewed yacht charter is the way to go.
A 47 foot bareboat power catamaran in #Miami, suitable for 8 passengers, can be rented in the late spring, early summer for under $10,000 per week. In addition, you need to factor in the local tax (about 7%) and mandatory damage insurance (estimated at $50 per day). Of course, don’t forget to consider the cost of food and beverages for your family for the week (or for however long you charter your bareboat).
A similar-sized crewed yacht, such as a 51 foot power catamaran, will cost approximately $21,000 per week, but this rate includes your meals, beverages, and a professional crew of 2. The only “unknown” expenditure is an optional gratuity for your crew.
Here’s the good news! Whichever type of chartering is right for you – with or without crew — there is surely a boat out there within your budget and in line with your qualifications, capabilities, and desires. Let’s go #boating!!!
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