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Saxdor 270 GTO - Day Cruiser Boat For The Discerning Customer

Perhaps you are thinking of owning or renting a boat to discover hidden destinations along the coast. Maybe you want to take a cruise with friends to chat, have a drink, and enjoy the sea air. With this in mind, the Saxdor 270 GTO is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy a compact boat for the day or the weekend. Saxdor, based in Helsinki, Finland, and with a shipyard in Elk, Poland, constructs boats of the highest quality, with cutting-edge design, fuel efficiency, and a signature hul..

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Chania - a must stop when cruising Crete in Greece

Our sailing experience around the Greek islands in our chartered yacht finally took us to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. It is only 2727 km from north Africa and, being June, we were guaranteed blue skies, sunshine, and clear turquoise waters. We had heard that the harbour of Chania in western Crete is the most beautiful harbour on the island, so we headed there in our sailing boat. The harbour is enclosed by a 16th-century sea wall with a narrow entrance channel. There is a lightho..

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Sailing Through The Kornati National Park

There is a reason that the Kornati National Park is called a nautical paradise. It is an area of unforgettable beauty, and to enjoy it to its full advantage, you should reserve at least a few days for your visit, if not more. We chartered a 45-foot sailboat and made our way through the 89 spectacular islands, islets, and reefs. The outstanding landscape and the jagged and indented coast lend themselves to exceptional photo opportunities. You can’t help but notice the breathtaking cliffs on so..

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The King Fisher 6.50 Weekend - A High-Quality Pleasure Motorboat

If you are interested in chartering a motorboat for a day trip or perhaps an overnight stay, you won’t go far wrong with the King Fisher 6.50 Weekend motorboat manufactured in Greece. It has been built to the highest standards using modern technology and an up-to-date design. If you would like to charter this boat for a fishing trip, the King Fisher 6.50 Weekend can be fitted with a livewell system so that you can keep your fish and bait alive. This tank works by pumping water from the surrou..

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Q Yachts - The intelligent option in construction and performance - Green charter

We have entered a new era in yacht design and manufacture due to the high standards set by contemporary sailors  and the urgent need to go green even in yacht charter. Way back in 2004 Janne Kjellman founded Oceanvolt in Finland. They are renowned as the forerunner of electrical propulsion boating and have gone on to achieve multiple awards globally. Q Yachts - synonymous with silent boating Now Janne Kjellman brings us new innovation in the form of Q Yachts. Founded by him in 20..

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The Galeon 375 GTO - The Future of Motorboats

The Galeon 375 GTO is the latest motorboat to join the GTO range. It is the perfect yacht to charter for day trips as well as overnight stays. Galeon has had forty years of yacht-building experience and this is evident once you view its impressively sleek and sporty design. Stand-out features include a two-part sunroof that retracts giving the helmsman excellent visibility. The side windows can be opened providing the passengers with an enhanced sense of speed and the enjoyment of taking ..

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The Salona 46 - a game changer in the world of sailing

For its world premiere, this beautiful sailboat showcased at the Southampton Boat Show in September 2021. The reviews received were highly positive and we can see why. The most distinguishing features of the Salona 46 is its unique electric propulsion system with two Oceanvolt electric motors enabling easy close quarter manoeuvring, and the hydro-generation system, putting power back into the battery banks whilst sailing. Stylish attention to detail, with exquisite teak floors and fit..

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Sailing Charter to Rhodes

We had arrived in Rhodes!! Isn't it great when you can tick off another item on your wish list?! I have been fascinated with Ancient Greek history, their legends of powerful gods and goddesses, since I was young... and here I was at last.  A group of sailing friends and I had chartered a yacht to sail the Aegean Sea, which is an experience of itself, and the beautiful sunsets and turquoise seas will forever remain etched in our memories. As we approached the town of Rhodes (Ródos), t..

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Pegasus 50 - Ocean Sailing at its Best and Easiest

Have you been dreaming about buying a yacht, but can’t afford to buy the wrong one? There’s an exciting new option – you can hire a Pegasus 50 for short test sail and see what it’s like to sail one for yourself before you decide to invest. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or novice, you know that the three most important requirements for any sailing trip are safety, speed and comfort for the skipper and his guests. A boat that handles easily and is well-suited to short-handed blue wat..

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Set sail for a land of legend and beauty - Rovinj, Istria

Many of you know Croatia as a most sought-after tourist and sailing destination. But have you heard of a gem on the Istrian Peninsula called Rovinj? Well we were enamoured by this ancient and quaint town with its turquoise seas, picture-perfect colourful houses and shiny, well-worn cobblestone streets that surprised us at every turn. Rovinj has an interesting and rich history dating way back to when it was a settlement of the Venetian or Illyrian tribes, through the Byzantine and then Fra..

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Monachus Yachts - Honouring the timeless philosophy of boatbuilding

The protagonist of the ultra-modern Mediterranean sailing and cruising style In Dalmatia, Croatia in 2004 an exclusive motor boat and yacht manufacturing shipyard was born from the vision of one man. Let me introduce you to Monachus Yachts and the man that created them. The founder of the Monachus Yachts brand, Mr. Hari Tabak, has been captivated by the navigational properties and hydrodynamics of various types of boats and yachts ever since attending sailing school in 1972. Monac..

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ACI Marina, Rovinj - Take a sailing break in the lap of luxurious beauty

Wow! Just wow! That was my first impression as we sailed towards Rovinj on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia. The town is quaintly ancient and, by contrast, the ACI Marina on its southeastern side, where our compass was pointed, is pure modern magnificence! A wonderful and striking blend of old and new! Our chartered yacht had been a pleasure navigating around the islands along Croatian's northern coastline. It was comfortable and well-equipped and our days had bee..

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Sailing the Brijuni Archipelago: Verige - The Bay of Chains

"And on the Brijuni Islands Venus is born from the sea foam! In the bay of Verige (on the eastern coast of Veliki Brijun), she is petrified in cannelured (grooved) stone columns with Corinthian capitals, one of the temple remains of a first century residential villa", writes Istrian writer and poet Daniel Načinović. We were enjoying a sailing trip around this scenic part of the world - the archipelago of islands off northern Croatia known as Brijuni. Our yacht was berthed in the port at V..

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Yacht Charter Certification

Yacht Rent is the holder of the Yacht Pool certificate, which is a guarantee of good business results. Only verified and relevant companies are holders of this certificate as a prerequisite for providing quality service for the purpose of protection and safety of their clients. This certificate is held only by those companies whose balance sheets are checked annually by insurers.   "Checked & Trusted" by Yacht Pool provides a list of all agencies and companies that recorded g..

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Cruise through the Brijuni archipelago: The Boathouse

What's not to love about sailing around Croatia? Least of all the fact that it has over 1,000 islands scattered across it's coastline. One of my favourite is an archipelago of 14 islands in the northern Adriatic Sea known as the Brijuni Islands. This entire complex of islands boasts a world class holiday resort, having attracted very many famous people over time, and forms an esteemed Croatian National Park. As we sailed from Istria on our chartered 40ft sailboat, we crossed the narrow Fa..

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Superstitions in Sailing – Luck and the Supernatural

Superstitions! Those widely held, yet irrational, beliefs in supernatural influences - especially when it comes to good or bad luck. Sailing lore is full of them dating back to the time when sailors were wholly at the mercy of Mother Nature. Some sensible and some downright weird – here is a collection of sailing superstitions from around the world to bear in mind for your next sailing trip. Beware the Crimson Sunrise "Red Sky at night, Sailors delight; Red Sky in the morning, Sailors..

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Dealing with Seasickness on a Sailing Holiday

Feeling queasy on a boat? Anyone who suffers from motion sickness will likely feel seasick too. Even the strongest stomachs can turn in rough weather. It’s an unpleasant experience that can detract from the joys of sailing on the open sea, but with a few pre-cautions you can reduce the likelihood and relieve some of the symptoms of seasickness. Why do we get seasick? When the motion you sense on a boat with your inner ear is different from the motion you can see, it causes motion sick..

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Know your knots – essential knots for Sailing

Even if it's the first time you have ever been on a boat, learning a few basic knots is not only fun, but useful too. Any competent crew member should be able to tie these basic knots. Bowline The King of Knots! If there is only one knot you ever learn - let this be the one! A useful, strong non-slip loop knot for so many situations, not only sailing. The key to getting this right is the first twist of the rope. Then you can follow this cute anecdote to help you remember the moves. “T..

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Greek paradise amongst the pine trees, visit the east side of Sithonia, Halkidiki

The east coast of Sithonia, Halkidiki is a boating paradise where you can spend many a day exploring the different beaches and secluded bays nestled between the craggy rocks and pine trees. The natural environment is spectacular with the blue of the sky only matched by the blue of the sea. It is an ideal place to enjoy a lesser known area of Mainland Greece by boat. The area is famous not only for its beauty but also its food and hospitality. Follow our suggestions to explore the best that th..

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Sailing to Magical Mljet

Struggling to reef in the mainsail in the blustery wind, we could see the small port of Pomena in the distance, cheerful red Karlovačko umbrellas lining the port. And an ice-cold Karlovačko was just what we needed after a morning of bracing sailing on the Mljet channel between the Peljesac peninsula and Mljet Island. Here we were at last at Mljet Island, the highlight of our cruise. As soon as the boat was moored safely, Matt and I left the rest of the crew to order the beers and went in sear..

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