Yacht Life

Yacht Life 101 - chartering a luxurious yacht in the BahamasTaking a yachting vacation means living on a seafaring boat for days or weeks.

But because yachting is traditionally a luxury setting, we often consider it to be the same as living in a five star hotel.

The truth is there, even the most spacious and luxurious yacht is still a seafaring vessel.

So, before chartering a yacht, it’s good to anticipate the lifestyle ahead and be prepared.

Example of a Luxury Yacht Charter

The My Laurel Luxury Mega Yacht is a gorgeous example of a motor yacht charter. Check out the video below to see all of the beautiful glory that this luxurious yacht has to offer


What to Bring

There are a some crucial things to consider when packing for your yachting vacation.

Besides being sure to pack your bathing suit, you must keep in the mind that you are at sea and no amount of luxury or spending can keep the ocean from creating waves under the boat.

If you are prone to seasickness, the proper medications should be brought along and taken before you take your foot off of dry land.

Of course, any good yacht will have medical facilities and your crew will keep an eye on everyone onboard, particularly if you are new to yachting.

But it’s best if you anticipate the need so you donít have to go through a bad experience.

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Get Your Agenda Together

charter yacht researchPlanning the agenda can help with a problem on yachts that also often sneaks up on people. That special “something” is claustrophobia.

While many luxury yachts have plenty of open space, the very fact that you are on a boat can sometimes cause anxiety or motion sickness.

Anti-anxiety medications can help calm these fears. But don’t keep the members of your voyage trapped on board for days at a time.

Schedule daily outings to shore to:

  • Enjoy a sunny beach
  • Shop in quaint markets
  • Enjoy local foods

These kinds of excursions are fun adventures and can keep the “cabin fever” of yachting under control.


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How to Charter a Yacht

Before you book your charter yacht experience, get a good idea for comfort level of the cabins.

While there will be one luxurious master cabin for the sponsor of the trip and some VIP cabins that will also be quite spacious and nice, the guest cabins could be downright confining for others in your party.

The best solution is to charter a yacht where all of the cabins are as luxurious as an opulent hotel room.

By making sure everyone in your yachting party is given accommodations that they will rave about, you don’t have someone ending the cruise feeling like they passed the voyage in the slave’s quarters.

Before leaving to take possession of your yacht, get a checklist from the yacht charter company so you know how to pack and how much storage you have on board.

Even the most magnificent yacht might sometimes have storage limitations.

So, get dimensions and a physical description of what would be suggested to bring from the charter company, as well as what kind of facilities will be available.

If you know there will be hair dryers, curling irons or even a beauty shop on board, the ladies can leave a lot of their “toys” at home.

This makes packing and unpacking a lot easier.

Setting Expectations

young girl yacht promoTalk about the lifestyle on board the yacht with the party before you board and the expectations in terms of activities and services.

In fact, you should know long before you are about to board what kinds of special considerations to have available to your group.

Quick Note:

The crew captain will ALWAYS have some form of medical expertise on the yacht in the form of a dedicated doctor or a crew member with medical knowledge.

Let him know of any food allergies that the chef should avoid or other medical conditions to be aware of so all necessary equipment and medicines are on board.

The last thing you want is for a medical emergency to transpire while in the middle of your luxurious yachting voyage.

Preparation is Key

By being prepared in advance, you can assure that everyone in your yachting party is aware of how it will be to live at sea for a few days or weeks.

Do not let the rolling waves and ample sea air take them by surprise.

When you make sure to eradicate off problems in advance, your cruise will be a delight for all involved.

Memories born on your yachting adventure will last a lifetime.


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