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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Rent a Yacht

Renting a yacht is a great way to spend a vacation. Whether you want to cruise the coast, go island hopping or have a party on board, hiring a yacht can be an ideal solution. But there are some things you need to know before you do that will help ensure your day out at sea is a pleasant one.

1) What experience level do I need?
Most yacht rental companies offer different levels of yachts, depending on your experience level. If you’ve never been on a boat before, it might be a good idea to start with a smaller vessel and work your way up.
2) What should I bring?
When renting a yacht, you’ll need to bring your own food and drinks. You can either pack a picnic or buy provisions at the dock. Make sure you pack enough for the entire trip, as there might not be any stores nearby.
3) What should I wear?
The dress code on a yacht is typically casual. However, it’s always polite to dress appropriately, particularly if you’re planning to dine on board. Flip flops or sandals are suitable for the beach or sunbathing, but not upscale dining.
4) What type of fuel is used?
Some yachts run on diesel, others use petrol and still more are powered by gas. If you have environmental concerns, be sure to ask the rental company about the type of fuel used before booking.
5) What size yacht should I rent?
The size of the yacht you need depends on the number of people in your party and your planned activities. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway for two, a small vessel might be all you need. If you’re planning a big party, opt for a larger boat with multiple decks and rooms.
6) What is the typical cost?
Typically, renting a yacht will cost between $200 and $400 per hour. Prices vary depending on the size of the vessel and whether or not it comes with other amenities such as water sports equipment, a captain and a crew.
7) How many people can fit on a yacht?
The number of people who can fit on a yacht depends on the size of the boat. Most yachts accommodate between six and twelve people, but there are larger vessels available for bigger groups.
8) What should I do if I get seasick?
If you get seasick easily, it’s a good idea to bring along medication to help combat the symptoms. Ginger capsules and wrist bands that apply pressure to the Nei Kuan point on your wrist are both effective at combating seasickness.
9) What amenities are included?
The amenities included with a yacht rental depend on the company you go with. Most yachts include life jackets, towels and sun loungers, but only if the vessel comes with a crew.
10) How much should I tip?
If you go on a day trip, tipping isn’t necessary. However, if you hire the yacht for an overnight excursion, it’s polite to tip the captain and crew between $100 and $200 each.

So, now that you know the basics, it’s time to book your perfect yacht rental and set sail for a vacation you’ll never forget. Contact our team today to book your yacht rental!
Happy sailing!