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Fethiye, Turkish sailing base

Chartering a boat in Turkey: the state of play today

February 08, 2017 - Turkey offers some of the most satisfying sailing conditions in the most glorious scenic locations. But as we know there are challenges. We hear the market's looking forward with optimism, and we're reminded of all Turkey has to offer.

Tips & advice for an enjoyable charter sailing holiday

February 01, 2017 - So the sun is setting on the sailing holiday of your dreams. Your crew of family and friends looks back on an adventure that met all their expectations and more. Everyone is happy after time spent exploring new places and encountering different cultural experiences, if a little sad it has to end.

Charter flotilla under sail

The benefits of bareboat sailing in flotilla

January 27, 2017 - Sailboat charters don’t have to mean your group of family and friends is vacationing in isolation. You can charter a boat as part of a small fleet or flotilla, joining forces with others and sailing in convoy.

modern charter boat galley

Charter boat electrics: extra luxury, but things you need to know

January 13, 2017 - Today’s charter boats have all the electrical conveniences of modern living. On board however you are a long way from the grid. Before setting sail, it’s important to understand the limitations of the electrical power source and the tools it drives.

Lagoon 52 at anchor

Six of the best bareboat charter catamarans for 2017

October 26, 2016 - Put mono- and multi-hulls side by side, and catamarans dominate the bareboat charter market for their space and stability. So what are the best new cats on offer and available for your 2017 charter in the Caribbean or Mediterranean?

Taking your dog on a charter boat holiday

August 15, 2016 - Pets are part of the family and it's common to see them aboard on a sailing holiday. But there are some things to consider before you set sail with dog along on your charter boat adventure.

Relax aboard with your own skipper and hostess

Chartering a catamaran with crew supplied

January 24, 2016 - A sailboat charter with paid crew means one of two things: bareboat with casual skipper/crew supplied or luxury charter with permanent professional crew

Plenty of deck room on the Saba 50

Bareboat chartering a large catamaran

January 08, 2016 - There's a charter boat trend towards larger catamarans. Enjoy a bareboat sailing holiday on a big cat such as the Saba 50 or Lagoon 52, their six double cabins providing enough room for two families or a group of friends

Dinghy completing first hundred miles under tow

Rob's row boat, aka the Crosscraft 2.6

December 31, 2015 - Challenging the contemporary belief in inflatables over rigid tenders, I have built a true rowing dinghy, with pontoons for stability and which performs well under power

Almost deserted: on the beach at Ouvea

New Caledonia: sensational sailing in a land of contrast

September 07, 2015 - If considering a charter boat holiday with family or friends, don't go past New Caledonia, with its stunning natural features and charming mix of French and Melanesian culture

Marina Frapa, on the mainland near Split

Your bareboat charter holiday in Croatia: what will it cost to stay in a marina?

January 21, 2015 - An ideal Croatian boat charter may mean overnighting in a quiet bay.Or perhaps hopping from town to town for fun and excitement. While the bay stopover may be free of charge, marina charges in Croatia can add up.

Bali catamaran under sail

Made for chartering: the new Catana Bali catamaran

January 15, 2015 - Leading yacht design company Catana is best known for the performance of its cruising multi-hulls. The new Bali catamaran is designed with crew comfort also in mind, ideal for bareboat charter.

The waters around Gocek, Turkey

A charter boat holiday along the Turkish Coast

December 08, 2014 - The Turkish coastline is longer than that of any other Mediterranean country. On southwestern Turkey, the “Turquoise Coast”, is a popular and safe bareboat charter destination.

Kalymnos in the Dodecanese

Chartering a Boat in Greece: The Dodecanese

November 26, 2014 - Just offshore southwestern Turkey, the Dodecanese are nevertheless very much Greek islands. From charter bases in Kos and Rhodes, explore this historic, diverse group of islands that straddle east and west.

Eight common mistakes on a boat charter, and how to avoid them

November 11, 2014 - Good planning, professional briefings, quality equipment and common sense ensure the vast majority of boat charters go smoothly and holiday memories are all happy ones. But even the most experienced sailor occasionally trips up. To help ensure your boating adventure is smooth sailing all the way, here are the stories we most commonly hear about things that have gone wrong on charter.

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