Q3. WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU?
Yacht holidays are holidays by the sea, so pack, as you would on a regular holiday, such as swimsuits, sunglasses, sunscreen,.. I always have a long-sleeved T-shirt made of fast-drying material, either against the wind or against the sun in burns.
The weather at sea is unpredictable, so definitely pack a wind jacket and head protection (someone chooses a hat, someone chooses a cap) on board the yacht, if the weather permits, you are most of the time without shoes. In case you need shoes, pack some with white soles so that you do not leave smudges. Take enough cash with you, Croats will welcome kunas for standing fees on a buoy, shopping in small markets, or simply tips in restaurants.
Don't rely on credit cards being accepted everywhere. Do not neglect to prepare the first aid kit. I myself went through the searching for an emergency room, wasn't easy to find one. In case of allergies, especially with the sun, be prepared and have a backup solution just in case. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt to pack medications for seasickness, diarrhea, fever, sore throat...
Q4. CHILDREN ON A YACHT? HOW OLD SHOULD THEY BE? AND WHAT ABOUT VESTS?
Firstly, let me say that children can sail on board from birth. I have several acquaintances who confirm this rule. But it's a bit extreme. And not all seek out extremes.
It is easier to go on a boat before the child learns to walk. He is safe in the crib or cabin and his demands for attention are not like those of a child who has barely learned to keep his balance and climbs everything he sees.
Once the child is running and there is no danger of him falling every second, it is possible to relax a bit in the attention and the voyage can be much more pleasant for everyone.
As far as safety is concerned, when sailing with small children, it is a good idea to have the railing net installed. Security will increase significantly. If you are interested in it, let us know so that we can install it directly on your yacht.
Life vest are available on the boat for the entire crew, but in my experience, I recommend having your own, well-fitting vest for the child, which is ideally equipped with a crotch strap.
It should be bold in color so that it can be easily located in case of a falling overboard. At the same time, I recommend that the vest has an eye for attaching a safety strap. It is not a good idea to have two vests, because after swinning, a cold vest can be uncomfortable on the body and it may leave galls.
I have been sailing with my child on a boat since he was 7 months old and from practice I can say that he wears a vest most of the time, he sits in the cockpit during port maneuvers and has a vest on the way to the coast. He takes it automatically and has never had any problems with such rules.
The voyage schedule should be adjusted according to the weakest "link". Young children cannot withstand long crossings without a stop. So adjust the route so that the longest crossings do not exceed 2 hours. This is the time before children get bored on board.
As is often the case on land, more children means more time off for parents. One child requires constant parental attention. More children will entertain themselves. Don't be afraid to take a "full boat" of kids . If they follow the basic safety instructions, which is up to you, you will definitely enjoy the cruise. Teach kids to enjoy the same fun that you enjoy. This will come in handy in the future :-)
Q5. HOW IS IT WITH A SHOWER AND TOILET?
The catamaran has one bathroom with a toilet and a shower with a fresh and hot water. There are two freshwater tanks on the yacht, each has capacity of 150 liters.
Don't be those who shower for 20 minutes and consume water from everyone else. The shower should be quick and when washing your hair, it is a good idea to turn off the shower completely. The same procedure is recommended for brushing teeth or washing dishes.
If you run out of water, it is possible to refill it in marinas, of course for a fee. The toilet is on an automatic flush, and yacht toilets are generally prone to clogging with toilet paper.
Therefore, throw nothing into the toilet. Take a sufficient number of plastic bags and throw away toilet paper, toiletries and combed hair there. You will prevent a number of problems.
Every evening with docking, whenever possible, take out all the rubbish from the yacht.
The marinas are ready for that and there are plenty of waste containers everywhere.
One recommendation, take a pack of wet wipes on the boat.
Q6. IF I DON'T HAVE A CAPTAIN LICENSE, WILL YOU GET ME A CAPTAIN?
IS THE CRUISE PROGRAM PLANNED BY HIM, OR CAN I DICTION THE JOURNEY?
If you do not have captain's license and you are not authorized to lead a sea yacht, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with an experienced captain. This is your holiday and we will listen to your wishes. Everyone expects something different from their holiday.
Some are looking for deserted, romantic bays and small island towns, where you can't usually get to by car. Some prefer large historic cities, restaurants, bars. Someone wants something from everything.
The captain will realize your dreams and ideas with regard to the weather and possibilities in the given locality. He will be happy to recommend you which places are the best ones for beautiful snorkeling or where there is a high probability that you will see dolphins.
Enjoy your vacation with the captain to the fullest.
Q7. WHY IS HOLIDAY ON A YACHT BETTER THAN A HOLIDAY IN A HOTEL?
Sun-heated deck, splashing waves, and the view of dolphins You are anchored in a deserted bay, and the crew is about to jump into the crystal clear water. You will soon prepare a barbecue and enjoy the sunset on the sea. These are the most perfect moments you will simply never experience on holiday at a hotel.
1. You are free
On the ship you are absolutely free and independent . You can go wherever you want, design your own route and be in a different place every day. You can do whatever you want. Sleep on board, swim in a deserted bay, admire the underwater world. Go all day in a swimsuit and indulge in the wonderful feeling of windswept hair.
2. Escape from the crowds
Hotels and beaches tend to be crowded and it's hard to find a bit of privacy. It's different on the ship! No intrusive trinket sellers, no neighbors and no crowded beach.
3. You will discover a new beach and harbor every day
You can spend every day on the new beach and every night you can spend the night in a different bay. When sailing along the coast, you can explore ancient cities and ports. You don't have to worry about extra expenses and planning trips from the hotel. And most importantly, no daily packing and finding free sunbeds on the beach. On the yacht you have everything with you.
4. You will experience a lot of adventure and adrenaline
On the yacht you can experience even greater adventures and be filled with adrenaline. With an experienced captain, you will also enjoy a great ride. Through the veil of water splinters, you will see happy faces of your friends and realize that you have dreamed about this your whole life.
5. Wealth below the surface
The underwater world in the open seas and in bays without tourists is incredibly varied and rich. In the Mediterranean you can see flocks of dolphins and admire colorful corals, anemones and many colorful fish while snorkeling.
Q8. WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU AND WHAT TO KEEP AT HOME
It will be useful:
+ GLOVES: Working with ropes in harbors is beautiful to look at and looks so easy, but the ropes are overgrown with various crustaceans, which are easily stuck in your hand.
+ POWERBANK AND CABLES: You should charge mobile phones, cameras, ..., primarily when sailing with the engine or in marinas, otherwise you can easily "knock out" the yacht's battery.
That's why you will appreciate your own power bank. There are four 12V USB sockets on the yacht, but the phone discharges under your hands and there can be 8 of you at one time that need recharging.
+ HEADLAMP: During night crossings, or simply when returning to the yacht in the dark, you will appreciate the good light that you simply put on your head.
+ CLOTHESPINS: Believe me, you will definitely need to dry some laundry or towels on board. And it's a good thing to pin it against the wind. After all, you don't want to see your swimsuit flying away.
+ SOFT LUGGAGE: forget about packing in hard shell suitcases. The yacht has storage spaces designed in various cracks and under the couch, so it's hard to store heavy suitcases. Wrap yourself in travel bags or bags, which you can comfortably throw on your back.
Leave at home :
- HAIRSTYLES, HAIR IRONERS AND SIMILAR ELECTRONIC DEVICES. The yacht's battery doesn't have enough power for those devices. Only paid marinas are the places where you can use them.
- HIGH-HEEL SHOES: you will definitely not use this type of shoes on the yacht. But maybe they will come in handy at a local disco.