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Newport Charter Yacht Show 2022

July 6, 2022

Summary of the Newport Charter Yacht Show 2022

On June 23rd, a prolonged, synchronized blast of horns from a magnificent fleet of luxury yachts marked the successful conclusion of the 2022 Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport and produced by Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard. The melodious “hoorah” also signaled the start of the charter season in New England.

Some of the participating yachts had plenty to crow about, such as the 88-foot No Matter What, which was not only new to the show but also a brand-new build (2022) by Sanlorenzo in Italy. She specializes in term charters (New England in the summer and Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands in the winter) and is a clever crossover of a traditional flybridge yacht and a rugged explorer.
No Matter What is perfect for an active on-the-go type, and the yacht’s vast array of water toys includes jet skis, an e-foil, Seabobs, paddleboards, surfboards, wakeboards, scuba equipment, and snorkeling gear. 

The 92’ Slipaway’s massive flybridge where “everything happens”; 

and the 85’ Lexington’s relatively shallow draft that allows it to berth dockside at certain destinations when other large yachts must anchor out.

Appearing on the Show’s agenda for the first time was “Broker’s Experience Newport!,” an all-day tour coordinated by American Yacht Charter Association and Rhode Island Commerce.

“I even live in Newport and I thought the day was amazing,” said Edmiston Yachts’ Rana Johnson, who represents the 151’ Nadan, a show stopper because of its elegant vintage profile, ultra-luxurious interior, and exclusive affiliation with Over Yonder Cay, a privately owned island nestled in the Bahamas' Exuma chain. 

Perhaps the most anticipated challenge at the Newport Charter Show is the Charter Yacht Chef’s Competition.

The winner of it all was TCB’s Chef Alex Flannery (Tampa, Fla.). He created a high-end surf-and-turf “Taco Tuesday” entry, and the judges – Bruce Newbury, "The Food Dude” - WADK and syndicated radio host and columnist; Kitty McGowan, president of US Superyacht Association and former yacht chef; and Shoreside Support’s New England Manager of Client Relations Cole Bettony – loved his concept and the way he tied together the adult tacos and child’s quesadilla, using all but one of the ingredients in the basket to cater differently to both palates.

 

“We all know that what makes yacht chartering work is the people: the brokers, the yacht managers, suppliers, shipyard/marina staff, and especially captains and crew,” said Winifred “Winnie” DeCoster, a long-time charter yacht provision specialist who organized the Chef’s challenge and emceed the closing awards. “Part of the charm of the Newport Charter show is the intimate, friendly vibe, where people arrive at set-up only connected with their boat and boat mates and leave with a dock full of friends that they will see all over New England during their summer season.”

 

If you wish to book a charter on the above mentioned yachts or any other ones, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help you plan your next vacation!

 

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Why Everyone Needs To Visit Greece at Least Once

June 22, 2022

Greece is an incredible country with so much to offer. Read here to learn why everyone should visit this European wonder at least once in their life!

When you think of Greece, what do you envision? The vast sea and charming, pebbly beaches? The mouthwatering Mediterranean food? Ancient Greek mythology? Greece is a multifaceted country with so much to offer. Whether you’re an adventurous traveler, a leisurely traveler, or an academic traveler, there’s something in Hellas for all. Below, we explore five reasons why everyone needs to visit Greece at least once. This is one country you don’t want to leave off your to-do list!

The Food and Wine

Greek cuisine looks amazing, tastes amazing, and is good for your health, thanks to its Mediterranean roots. Olive oil is big in Greece, and people use it in most dishes. Greece is also known for its street food, like souvlaki and pita with gyros.

And the wine—don’t forget the wine! Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing counties in the world, covered in vineyards that produce a variety of grapes. They have no shortage of fine wines to explore, but why not try the local wine served by the carafe at all the tavernas or pick up a bottle from a micro-winery with a stand on the side of the road?

The Nightlife

Do you like to party? The Greeks do, too! You can find bars, pubs, and clubs in just about every city, and they stay open well into the wee hours of the morning. The drinks and food are amazing, and so is the music, with famous DJs from around the world coming over to scratch out some sick beats. While Mykonos is famous for the club scene, you can find a club pounding beats all night on almost every island in the summer months.

Hospitality

To the Greeks, hospitality, or philoxenia, is a virtue. The locals are kind and welcoming, often inviting strangers to their homes for a chat or a meal. In Greece, you won’t feel like an outsider—you’ll feel like family. The locals give the vibe that they truly appreciate your trip to their little part of the world and are thankful that you made the long journey.

The Mythology

Fearsome yet alluring gods and goddesses, tales of epic adventures and strife...Greek mythos is fascinating, and history fanatics will love exploring it up close and in person. Take a trip down to ancient temples or modern museums or head up to the summit of Mount Olympus, the mountain of the deities, to experience the fantastical side of Greece!

The Beauty

Another reason why everyone needs to visit Greece at least once is the place is plain gorgeous, with the surrounding azure sea, white sparkling beaches, clear blue skies, lush vineyards, and impressive architecture. It’s a special kind of beauty that’s best experienced in person rather than through words or pictures.

Ready to explore all that Greece has to offer? If you feel like sailing across the beautiful turquoise seas, you can count on Seize the Day Charters to find you a Greece yacht charter with great amenities and plenty of room for you and your group! Contact us today for help tracking down the perfect yacht for your trip, whether that’s a sailboat, catamaran, power yacht, or gullet.

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The Benefits of Vacationing in the US Virgin Islands

June 22, 2022

Considering visiting the US Virgin Islands for your next vacation? Here are five benefits to staying in this beautiful and relaxing Caribbean paradise.

Paradise is the best way to describe the US Virgin Islands, with their glittering beaches, rich history, friendly locals, and mouthwatering cuisine. These gorgeous islands have so much to offer! Thinking about visiting the US Virgin Islands for your next trip? To sell you on that decision, here are five amazing benefits of vacationing in the US Virgin Islands.

Passport-Free

No passport? No problem! If you’re a US citizen, you don’t need a passport to visit the US Virgin Islands. The islands are a United States territory!

Time To Unwind

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? This cozy Caribbean haven is a great place to unwind. Spend a day on the beach at Cinnamon Bay, wading in the brilliant turquoise waters or strolling across the pearly sands; hop on a charter yacht for a smooth cruise across the sea, or walk around town shopping and eating the day away.

Meet New Friends

Another benefit of vacationing in the US Virgin Islands is that the islands are a great place to make new friends. The locals in the US Virgin Islands are known for their friendly nature and lively spirits. You’re sure to forge new relationships, whether you’re at the beach, a local restaurant, or at a carnival.

Expand Your Knowledge

The US Virgin Islands has a rich history to uncover. Walk the 99 steps up to Blackbeard’s Castle on St. Thomas to learn about life as a pirate. Then, visit the Annaberg Plantation in Virgin Islands National Park to learn about the impact of sugar on the islands’ culture and economy. If you’re on St. Croix, don’t forget to stop by Frederiksted or Christiansted to learn about the islands’ time as Danish colonies. With so much to discover, the US Virgin Islands are sure to keep your mind active!

Try New Things

Are you the adventurous type? If so, you’ll be happy to hear that there are all sorts of interesting things to try on the islands. Try snorkeling at Trunk Bay on St. John to see coral, lobsters, eels, rays, sea turtles, and other magnificent sea life. Or head over to Reef Bay on St. John to learn how to surf, try local cuisine, participate in a carnival, or go water skiing.

Creating the itinerary for your upcoming trip to the US Virgin Islands? Seize the day with a US Virgin Islands yacht charter! At Seize the Day Charters, we want to help you find the perfect yacht for your trip. Fill out our form or contact us to inquire about our charter yachts. You can count on us to provide a yacht that will make your experience in the islands one to remember.

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When Is the Best Time To Visit the British Virgin Islands?

June 22, 2022

Knowing the best time to visit the British Virgin Islands is essential to planning out your vacation. Make sure you go during the best season.

When you plan a vacation, you want to know the best times to head for your chosen destination spot. Depending on the time of year, you can have a completely different experience, which makes preparation key to any seasonal getaway. Know the best time to visit the British Virgin Islands so that you can make the most of your time away from work and home.

November Through January

November and January are some of the slower months for the British Virgin Islands, making this the ideal time to get away from the cold and head somewhere warm. During this time, the BVI’s temperature ranges from the low 70s to the low 80s, keeping a nice summer-like temperature even in the dead of winter. Just know that vacationer traffic starts to pick up in February, meaning the islands will get busier, so plan your trip accordingly.

The oasis it provides from the cold is this season’s best selling point, but with it also comes the higher price tags for hotels and other activities. But whereas most other activities cost more, yacht charters stay the same price throughout the year. Enjoy your time out on the waters and relax under the sun, or jump in the water to cool off while your boat is stationary.

February Through August

Starting in early February and going until the end of April is when the British Virgin Islands is peak season and when they see their highest traffic during the year.

With temperatures between the low 70s to upper 80s, its climate may be a little too intense for many visitors to the Islands. May, June, and July are still fantastic times to visit with plenty of activities; however, August is when charters start pulling in their boats due to hurricanes.

August Through October

These months are the transition period between summer and winter, and they come with one specific consideration: the rain. From August to October, most establishments will also close for the season, leaving visitors with less to do.

But with the rainfall comes the blossoming of the environment; November is when BVI starts to show how truly beautiful nature can be, when everything is green and lush. So, while there may be fewer activities, there’s a whole ecosystem to explore and discover.

A significant consideration for visitors is that this is hurricane season, which is August, September, and October. When the threat of hurricanes arises, most water-based businesses shut down operations; no one wants to be out on the water in the event of a hurricane. Be aware of how businesses in the area handle hurricane season and whether it will affect your vacation plans.

Know When You Want To Go

Knowing the best time to visit the British Virgin Islands means understanding the advantages and considerations of each season. Be aware of what’s a deal-breaker and what makes vacationing more appealing for you.

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What's up with BVI Yacht Charters this season? It's crazy!

June 22, 2022

Changes to the charter industry in the BVI

Today we're talking about what's going on with the BVI charter industry, and what's changing this year for the upcoming season of 2022/2023.

Last year in 2021, the charter industry had a huge change; a lot of the boats that had previously operated in the British Virgin Islands for years, before the pandemic, suddenly got caught up in the yacht registration process. That made it really difficult for boats to legally operate there. 

Basically, it's like an abundance of red tape that's very expensive, and just the process is crazy. There have been occasions when some people submitted 130 pages of documentation just to not get approved. 

Most of the boats in the BVI are fairly large and are in the range of $30 ,0000 to $50,000 per week. Very few options exist for yachts under $20,000.  

Another change that has happened over the past few years is that many boats have switched over to the US Virgin Islands. They moved there during the pandemic and became successful so they're saying, well, why move back if we're selling out in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

The British Virgin islands however still are the more popular sailing destination and there are more islands to visit than there are in the US Virgin islands.

Another thing to consider is inflation when planning this trip. The cost of doing anything and everything is far more expensive. Groceries are more expensive in the Virgin Islands, it's more expensive to buy gasoline, rent yachts, and do just about anything.

This has caused some of the boats to adjust their rates for their guests too. 

If you're trying to book a yacht charter for next winter season, which runs November through July, we suggest booking that now and you might be lucky to find a boat that hasn't had a rate increase just yet. 

And then in addition to that, the options are really limited in the British Virgin Islands. So they're going to sell out, everything's going to be sold out, and your only option is going to be to go to the US Virgin Islands.

In addition to that, there are only a few boat rentals available on the British Virgin Islands. Consequently, they're going to sell out, every yacht is going to be sold out, and the only option you'll have is to visit the US Virgin Islands.

Virgin Islands in the US are wonderful, but the British Virgin Islands are still a better-known  tourist destination. 

So there you have it, the rundown of what's happening in the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. 

If you are planning a trip to BVI or USVI, get in touch with us now. 

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Tips for Your First British Virgin Islands Charter

June 21, 2022

Are you planning a BVI charter trip? Here’s what you need to know and do before you hop on your charter and sail across the sea from island to island.

The British Virgin Islands is a beautiful series of islands nestled off the coast of the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This idyllic archipelago is a popular place for chartering with family and friends. If you’re planning a BVI vacation and are unsure of what to expect, check out this must-know advice for your first British Virgin Islands charter to help you prepare.

What To Bring

The first question on your mind is likely, “What do I need to pack?” Here’s a list of items you’ll want to bring for your stay in the BVIs:

  • Charter agreement
  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Clothes
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Phone and charger
  • Cash and traveler’s checks
  • Guidebooks

These are the essentials; feel free to pack other items if you need them or feel that they will add value to your trip!

Where To Go

The BVIs are an ideal place for chartering, with mild weather and gentle winds, various islands to hop to and from, and diverse establishments for you to visit. Where you go on your trip is ultimately up to you, but here are a few places we recommend:

  • Tortola, the largest island in the BVIs, is ideal for those who want to relax. Visit its various boutiques and shop until you drop or laze on the sandy beaches of Smuggler’s Cover or Cane Garden Bay.
  • Anegada Island is one of the best places to scuba dive, snorkel, or take part in other water activities, making it perfect for adventure and adrenaline seekers.
  • Nature lovers will love to explore one of the BVI’s national parks, such as Gorda Peak, Mount Healthy, or Devil’s Bay.

These are some of the many wonderful destinations the BVIs have to offer!

What To Do

Another thing you want to know before you go on your first British Virgin Islands charter is what you can do in the islands and on your charter.

You can island hop and see the local sights, but that’s not all you can do on a yacht charter. Other activities include sunbathing on deck, chatting with friends and family, and hopping in the water to try water sports, such as surfing or paddle boarding. With so much to do, you’ll never be bored!

BVI Etiquette

When traveling to an unfamiliar destination, you should familiarize yourself with and adhere to local etiquette. Fortunately, etiquette in the BVI is similar to American and British etiquette; be polite and greet others with a smile, tip workers, and be a courteous driver. Additionally, in Road Town, avoid wearing revealing clothes inside shops or restaurants—this is distasteful. Save your swimsuits for the beach!

As you can see, embarking on a yacht charter trip across the BVI is a fun and exciting experience! But before you can enjoy the vacation of your dreams, you first need to find the perfect British Virgin Islands charter. Get in touch with Seize the Day Charters to explore the potential boat, catamaran, and yacht charters for your upcoming trip.

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Top 5 Myths About Yacht Charters Debunked

June 17, 2022

There are a lot of misconceptions regarding yacht charters. But are all of them true? Here are some of the most common yacht charter myths debunked.

Who hasn't dreamed of vacationing on a yacht? Yachts are the pinnacle of luxury and relaxation, but due to some rampant misconceptions, many dreamers believe that chartering one is a far-fetched fantasy. Seize the Day is here to debunk the top five myths about yacht charters and explain why chartering a yacht is a dream that people from all walks of life can turn into reality!

Reserved for the Super-Rich

If you want to charter a luxury yacht with luxury amenities, it can get expensive. But you can also rent a yacht for as low as $10,000 per week in the low season. Again, that may seem costly for solo travelers, but most people charter a yacht with their friends and families. By splitting the cost among friends and family, you can cut the cost of a charter substantially, making it a very affordable trip for everyone.

Only for Young People

Another common myth about yacht charters we can debunk is that yacht charters are only for young folks looking to party. In reality, yacht charters are for people of all ages, from small children to seniors. There's a lot you can do on a charter, such as partying, leisurely relaxing on the deck and admiring the scenery, or swimming and participating in various water sports. No matter your age, there's fun to be had!

You Need Boating Experience

You don't need previous boating experience to enjoy a yacht charter. And even experienced boat owners often choose to book a vacation with a captain and crew so they can have true vacation. The experienced service crew and captain will handle the hard stuff; you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Exclusive to Special Occasions

Yacht charters are a popular way to commemorate special occasions, but that doesn't mean you can only charter a yacht if you have something to celebrate. You can charter a yacht whenever you want and for any reason. Just want to spend a day on the water? Charter a yacht. Want to spend time with your kids and grandkids? Charter a yacht. There are countless reasons to charter a yacht, and they are all valid!

The Charter Provider Doesn't Matter

The provider you choose does matter and can either make or break your chartering experience. You want to look for an experienced charter broker that can help you navigate the options and guide you to the trusted names in the industry. A friendly and experienced broker will help you find the best fit for your budget and preferences and will never sell you short.

If you're looking for private yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Greece, or another location, seize the day and get in touch! At Seize the Day Charters, our goal is to connect vacationers with the perfect yacht charter for their trip. Contact us today for help finding a yacht charter that exceeds your expectations.

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Things You Need To Do When Vacationing in Greece

June 17, 2022

Planning on visiting the beautiful Mediterranean country of Greece? Here are some must-do activities you don't want to leave off your itinerary.

Greece: when you think of this Mediterranean paradise, visions of rich ancient history, a pantheon of gods and goddesses, the food triad, amazing architecture, and stunning beaches all likely pop into your head. The point of the matter is, Greece is a beautiful European country with so much to offer both the locals and the curious travelers who graciously visit its shores.

If you're planning a trip to Greece and are overwhelmed by all the activities, sights, and snacks available to you, and aren’t sure what to add to your itinerary, here are 10 of the top things you need to do when vacationing in Greece and why.

Visit the Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is an absolute must for your itinerary. This ancient landmark is home to several buildings and other structures of architectural and cultural significance, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, and the Beulé Gate. History and architecture lovers will have a grand time strolling down the paths and marveling at the beautiful and massive temples and statues surrounding them.

Conquer Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus; the mountain of the gods! In Greek Mythology, the peak of Mount Olympus is the hub for gods and goddesses. It's where Zeus sits on his throne and Hades' office from which he rules the Underworld. Every avid hiker and rock climber dreams of conquering Mount Olympus and standing level with the deities. Visit Litochoro, where the base of the mountain lies, to start your ascent and embark on the journey of a lifetime.

The Delphi: Playground of Apollo

The Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The Delphi is located on the side of Mount Parnassus and features various temples, a stadium, and an ancient ruin. This charming locale is where citizens of Greece used to come to pray to Apollo, the Greek god of archery, music and dance, truth and prophecy, healing, and the Sun.

The Mystical Delos Island

Speaking of Apollo... after visiting his playground, stop by his and twin sister Artemis's rumored birthplace, the island of Delos! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a location packed with history and mystery. It's a crucial Greek archeological site and a place of extreme historical, religious, and mythological importance. There's no shortage of things to do on this sacred island, but some spots you simply must check out include the Sacred Lake, the Terrace of Lions, the ruins of the Sacred Precinct, the Temple of Isis, and the Archeological Museum.

Sail Across the Sea(s)

It wouldn't be a true trip to Greece if you didn't spend some time near the shore! Lounge on the beach while listening to the calming sound of the rolling waves or rent a catamaran or a yacht for a day and sail across the Aegan and Ionian Seas. The water is great for surfing, water skiing, snorkeling, swimming, and more!

Stop by a Local Winery

Fun fact: did you know that Greece’s winemaking tradition dates back to the Minoan civilization thousands of years ago? With such a long-lived tradition, it's no wonder why Greece is famous for its abundant vineyards and family-owned wineries. Stop by one or two during your visit and gulp down rich and delicious wines. Popular wineries worth visiting during your trip include the Achaia Clauss Winery in Patras, Domaine Sigalas in Oia, the Gaia Winery in Kamari, and the Santo Winery in Pyrgos.

There are several wine-producing regions in Greece, including the Aegean Islands, Central Greece, Epirus, Macedonia, and Thessaly. Each region produces its own distinctive wines. With so many options to choose from, even the pickiest drinkers are sure to find something to love.

Go Canoeing at Lake Plastira

Another thing you need to do when vacationing in Greece is visit Lake Plastira. Lake Plastira is a manmade lake formed by a dam. Despite this, it has an abundance of natural beauty! You can go canoeing or rafting on the lake. Alternatively, you can hike or ride horses through the scenic trails encircling the water.

Admire Santorini Architecture

Santorini, also known as Thira, is one of Greece's most famous islands. The island is covered in Cycladic homes. The beautiful white, sand, and blue colors look incredible next to the ashy volcanic hills and azure sea. Walk around and admire the breathtaking scenery, taste some local wine, or take a break from the hot summer sun by basking in Santorini's quintessential breeze (it's very windy here, so hold on to your hats!).

Chill on the Beach

Greece is known for its pebbly beaches surrounded by the Azure Sea. These locations are perfect for unwinding after a long day of touring, trying out adrenaline-pumping water sports, chatting with the locals, or partying! But with over 500 Greek beaches, how do you choose which one to visit? Some popular coastal locations to consider include the Sarakiniko and Paleochori beaches in Milos and Navagio Beach.

Milos is a volcanic island. The beaches in Milos are surrounded by interesting rock formations that you can admire from below, climb, and in some areas, dive from! Sarakiniko beach, with its chalk-white cliffs, and Paleochori, with its thermal springs, are two one-of-a-kind beaches to visit in Milos.

Another must-visit beach is Navagio Beach on Zakynthos in the Ionian. Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Beach and Smuggler’s Cove, has an unusual selling point. Perched in the center of the beach are the abandoned remains of the coaster ship MV Panagiotis, which ran aground in the eighties. How many people can say they partied near a shipwreck? Visit Navagio and you'll be one of the lucky few. Additionally, the cliffs surrounding the beach make an excellent lookout and photo opportunity. Just remember to exercise caution by the cliff edge.

The Museum of Olive Oil

Every country has dozens of art and history museums, but how many museums have you seen dedicated to olive oil? The Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil in Othonos Amalias in Patras pays homage to this salty round treat and tells the tale of how it became one of Greece's most valued resources. You'll inevitably be munching on Greek olives and crunchy oil-dressed Mediterranean salads throughout your trip; why not learn the history behind what you're eating while you're at it?

As you can see, the Greek Islands have something for everyone! If you're interested in booking a yacht charter for your vacation, you're in the right place. Seize the Day Charters couldn't be happier to help you find the ideal charter yacht. Browse our site and give us a call to discuss your chartering wants and needs, and we'll make it our mission to get you a Greece yacht charter beyond your wildest dreams.

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How To Choose a British Virgin Islands Yacht Charter

June 17, 2022

Planning to charter a yacht during your next vacation to the BVIs? If you’re not sure where to start, here are our tips on choosing the perfect charter yacht.

Planning to visit the British Virgin Islands during your next vacay? You may want to charter a yacht for the trip. Yacht chartering is a popular way to explore the islands, and it’s no wonder why! Sailing around the clear blue ocean on a luxury ship is many travelers’ definition of a dream vacation. If you’re interested in chartering a yacht in the islands, here are our tips on how to choose a British Virgin Islands yacht charter.

Get Advice From the Pros

Some people spend days poring over message boards to ask people for advice. While people’s individual experiences and travel tips can be valuable, experienced travelers use yacht charter brokers to give them expert guidance. Brokers help you navigate your options and provide insider advice on who to book with and who to avoid.

It doesn’t cost you anything to use a broker, so why wouldn’t you? The job of a yacht charter broker is to know the boats, crews, management companies, and reputations of all the people behind the scenes, making things go smoothly.

Communicate Your Needs

Communication is key to finding a yacht that suits your needs and the vision of the ideal yacht chartering trip you have in your head. Tell your broker everything you’re dreaming of, even if it seems nitpicky or unfeasible. What kind of yacht do you want? Do you want amenities like an onboard gym or a pool on the deck? What are your food preferences? Your broker’s job is to find you the perfect yacht for your vacation, but they can’t do that if you leave out critical details.

What’s Your Budget?

One of the first things you need to consider is your budget. Once you buy your plane tickets and set aside some money for activities, dining, and shopping, how much do you have left to spend on a yacht? Give your broker an honest and realistic price range to work with. They’ll narrow down options according to your preferences and budget.

Where Do You Want To Go?

The British Virgin Islands consists of three main islands: Tortola, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke. There’s no lack of things to do and see in the BVIs, and because the area is so small, you can easily include a wide variety of locations in your itinerary. Some can’t-miss locations include the Baths on Virgin Gorda and the Soggy Dollar Beach Bar on Jost Van Dyke, which has an amazing webcam. It’s fun to text your parents and tell them to tune in when you’re there!

How Many Guests?

How many guests are accompanying you on this trip? Are you going solo? With a partner? Or with the whole family or friend group? Aboard a catamaran, 6–8 people is the perfect number. You can find some boats that can hold 10 and a small number that accommodate 12.

If you plan on bringing a lot of guests, you’ll also need to have ample room for them. The more cabins, the better. Some yachts also come with side-by-side twin beds or bunk beds so you can fit multiple people into one room.

The Crew

Our next tip on how to choose a British Virgin Islands yacht charter is to familiarize yourself with the crew. The crew can make or break your trip. A good crew will be friendly, know how to operate the yacht like professionals, and be a source of knowledge about the BVIs and their hot spots. The best way to learn more about the crew aboard your yacht charter is to read the crew profile and recent client reviews.

Amenities

Charter yachts come with a variety of amenities, such as water toys for tubing, e-foil boards, and equipment for water skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Tell your broker what amenities you want, and they’ll do their best to find a charter yacht that has them.

The Yacht’s Type and Style

While it may not be the most important aspect of the yacht, it’s still something to consider. What type of yacht do you want? Should you go with a new yacht or one with a few years of use under its belt? What do you want your yacht to look like?

Type

The BVI is known for sailing catamarans. The islands are so close together that you don’t need to be in a rush to get anywhere. This means you can enjoy the trip on a sailboat. From time to time, you’ll find power catamarans and luxury power yachts available in BVI. However, these are hard to come by due to boat registration requirements and work visa restrictions. If you find a luxury yacht, book it while you can!

Modern vs. Traditional

Both have their perks, but modern-style yachts tend to have more familiar comforts and extra amenities than older, traditional yachts. For example, most modern yachts have a flybridge or upper deck. On a 62–65-ft yacht, the flybridge will be a whole additional level with minibars and dining options. Talk about luxury and convenience!

New Yacht or Big Boat?

Do you want to try a brand-new, fresh-from-the-factory charter yacht, or do you want to save a few dollars and go with a tried-and-tested yacht that’s a few years older? The choice is ultimately up to you. Go with what you think would be best for your vacation experience and budget.

A Passionate and Professional Charter Broker

When choosing a yacht, get advice from an experienced broker who is passionate about what they do. Look at a company’s reviews, see what others have to say about them, and take a close look at their site to see exactly what services they offer. The right yacht chartering broker can improve your chartering experience tenfold by listening to your needs and making it their mission to find you the perfect yacht.

At Seize the Day Charters, we want to make your next yacht chartering vacation special. There’s nothing we love more than helping clients find the yacht of their dreams. No matter what you need, we can help you find it. We have access to thousands of yachts around the world, giving you plenty of options to choose from. Fill out our form or call to inquire about our BVI catamaran charters. Your next trip awaits; seize the day and start planning today!

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Lupus Mare available during ULTRA Europe Music Festival

June 14, 2022

Lupus Mare available during Ultra Europe Music Festival

Festival season is around the corner - why not enjoy it in style!⁠

LUPUS MARE is available - July 2nd to July 9th, during the 🎵#UltraEurope music festival in Split, Croatia 🇭🇷. ⁠

The yacht has 20 cabins and can host up to 46 guests sleeping.⁠
She is the perfect choice for a large group of travelers - party guests are welcome. ⁠

                                        INQUIRE NOW

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