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Why charter a yacht? Here are the TOP 3 reasons as to why you should charter a yacht!

Can’t find the reason as to why charter a yacht? Here are the TOP 3 reasons to tell you why chartering a yacht out to sea is the best experience ever!

When most people think of yachts, several terms come to their mind: luxury, fun, ocean, maintenance, and most importantly, EXPENSIVE. However, nowadays, thanks to companies like The Epicurean State, yacht charters have become way more accessible, making it much easier for people to enjoy a luxurious day on the waters, without all of the expenses and hassles of owning a yacht.

L45. why charter a yacht.

Here are our top three reasons as to why charter a yacht!

 – Yachts are Expensive –

There are tons and tons of expenses that come along with owning a yacht. First and foremost, buying a yacht will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Obviously, yachts are not cheap (and a cheap yacht is a dangerous yacht!) and of course, the up-front payment is no joke. After this, the expenses do not stop. There is constant maintenance, petrol, crew and storage. The list goes on and on, and the cycle continues.

When you rent a yacht, you only pay for the trips you go on – so no up-front costs, no maintenance costs, no storage….you get the picture.

 -There are so many different yachts for the different occasions –

As mentioned in the previous post, different occasions call for different boats. After investing so much money and time into buying a yacht, it stands to reason that you should use that one yacht as often as possible.

Renting a yacht means you can choose a different one for any occasion! The possibilies and options are endless, and if you do more than one trip, you get a totally different experience each time!

 -Going yachting takes a lot of planning and organizing-

Whenever you plan a trip on your yacht, there are several factors that go into the planning: making sure the weather is fine, plan an itinerary, check that the yacht has been maintained properly and has petrol, plan for food, find a crew or captain (if you’re not licensed), and this is to just to name a few.

In Conclusion,

if you are planning to rent a yacht, companies like The Epicurean State do all of this for you! All you need to do is select the dates, the yacht, and the destination, and we can come up with an itinerary and sort out all the other problems for you! It’s a worry free and totally simple way to get yourself on a yacht and enjoy for the day.

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Our Bucket-List of TOP Dream Yacht Charter Destinations

Always finding yourself envious of your friends when they travel to exotic places for vacation? Want to be like them but don’t where to start from? Here is our bucket-list of TOP dream yacht charter destinations!

Phuket, Dream Yacht Charter Destinations

If you could charter a yacht to anywhere in the world, where would it be? We can’t help but daydream about the most beautiful places in the world to travel to in a yacht, and we’d like to share our daydreams with you!

Here is a list (from Sailing Europe) of the Top Ten Yacht Charter Destinations in the World:

Greece
These islands, as a sailing destination, offer rugged beauty and thousands of years of history. The Cyclades consist of 23 large islands and 200 smaller islands. The most famous among them are Mykonos and Santorini with their white washed houses and windmills.

Croatia
One of the Mediterranean’s hidden gems, Croatia, with more than 1000 islands, is in fact a sailor’s paradise. It’s southern coasts are especially interesting as it features the ancient Greek port of Trogir or the beautiful city of Split. The Dalmatian Coast boasts the barren and isolated Kornati archipelago and other islands with centuries of history, such as Korcula, Hvar or Brac, with the ‘Golden Horn’ beach that many consider to be the most beautiful place in the whole country. For those who prefer the peace and quiet, there are plenty of other beaches without anything that might spoil the view such as hidden coves and rocky platforms.

Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Sailors are attracted to this part of Mediterranean by some of the most famous beaches in the world, secluded anchorages and quiet fishing villages. There are more than ten beaches in Palermo that are easily reachable by boat. Island hopping is also a popular activity, as is exploring Palermo.

French Riviera
The French Riviera manages to combine both the unspoiled islands, rugged inlets and fine beaches with the large cosmopolitan resorts of Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo. However, the French Riviera has a completely different other side to the coastline entirely down at the islands of Port Cros and Porquerolles where people go to as a form of escape from their everyday lives. Port Cros resembles a French Caribbean port with it’s relaxing atmosphere and palm trees. You can also head to Corsica after embarking on the Riviera, or head off into Italy along the Ligurian coast to Portofino.

Turkey
Turkey is located in the south-east of Europe and the south-west of Asia. This is a popular sailing destination that can be divided into seven geographic regions: Thrace and the borderlands of the Sea of Marmara; the Aegean and Mediterranean region; the Black Sea region; Western Anatolia; the Central Anatolian Plateau; the Eastern highlands; and South-Eastern Anatolia. Throughout its history, Turkey has been a crossroads of religions, and as such, it is often described as an open air museum so if you are not sailing, there is plenty to do and see in that place. Turkey has over 8,300 kilometers of coastline along the four seas with a multitude of coves, inlets, bays and beaches as well as a large number of marinas.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola, as a yacht charter destination, comes as no surprise due to its white powdery sandy beaches, sheltered yacht harbor filled with lush green mountains. The astonishing beauty of Tortola is further enhanced by coral reefs, flood caves and stone formations. Tortola is also a perfect sailing destination due to the protecting effect of the surrounding islands which in turn results in calm seas.

Canary Islands
The Canaries have been a popular tourist destination ever since Columbus arrived here before setting sail to discover the New World. The sailing industry has boomed quickly and there is this ever increasing number of yachts either based in the islands or just visiting the marinas. This archipelago is an autonomous region of Spain. It is also divided into two provinces of Gran Canaria with the islands Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura; and Tenerife consisting of the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. The Canary Islands have lovely, sheltered marinas and boast excellent beaches.

Cuba 

The fascinating island of Cuba boasts natural beauties and rich historic and cultural background. It has a unique atmosphere that comes from the combination of it’s colonial past and it’s Amerindian and African roots. The island is surrounded by multiple islets spread across the coral reefs, white sandy beaches and deserted creeks. Cuba is everything a sailor could wish for due to its favorable climate, steady winds, natural beauty and hospitable locals. The whole coast and off-lying islands are fully accessible except for the prohibited area in the vicinity of the infamous “Bay of Pigs”, or Playa Girón.

Phuket, Thailand

This is considered to be the best sailing destination in Southeast Asia due to its extensive coastline, lush islands and beautiful rock formations. The islands of Thailand may each offer a unique beach but they share the pristine waters and tranquility. Phuket is perfect for sailing enthusiasts who want to escape the busy life and enjoy Phuket’s exotic fauna and flora, hidden coves and bays.

Mahe, Seychelles
The gorgeous tropical scenery with calm waters make Seychelles a fantastic yacht charter destination. Since Mahe is surrounded by other islands, its beaches are relatively calm and safe. Mahe is also a mountainous island with a central ridge featuring several peaks approaching 3000 feet high.

In Conclusion,

While these destinations may seem to be a little bit out of reach for us, we do currently have a promotion for a yacht charter in Phuket, which you can contact us to find out more about!

Alternatively, Singapore may not be on this list, but we do have our very own islands called the Southern Islands which are exceptionally beautiful and are definitely worth a visit! To learn more about the Southern Islands, you may visit:

www.traveltourismdirectory.com

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A guide for yacht owners who are interested in renting out your yacht!

Have a yacht that you don’t use often? Want to earn some extra cash as well? Here is a guide for yacht owners who are interested in renting out your yacht!

Luxury yacht. Renting out your yacht.

Being a boat owner certainly has its own obvious perks, and renting out your yacht is definitely one of them! It is a great way to make sure that your yacht doesn’t spend too much time berthed or parked on land (especially if you don’t take it out very often), and it is also a great source of side income!

Important things to remember before renting out your yacht to the first person who responds to your ad:

1. Make sure you have the right insurance

Before putting out the advertisements for your yacht rental, you need to find out if chartering your yacht is covered under your boat owner’s and/or private boat property insurance policies. This depends on your insurance carrier. If your current insurance policy does not cover accepting payments for use of your yacht, you can purchase additional boat owner’s insurance from other providers. This is extremely important!

2. Check that your boat is seaworthy.

If you use your boat quite regularly, this shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you have been keeping your yacht in storage, and perhaps 5 years later, decided to earn some money by renting it out, you might want to check that it will still function properly while in the water. Send it in for maintenance, keep all records on hand, and make sure that it is clean!

3. Know who your renters are

Because most transactions are done through the Internet these days, it is vital to know who you are renting your boat to. A deposit is a good way to protect yourself. Meeting with the renter will definitely be the best option.

4. Rental Agreements

Make sure that your rental agreements cover all of the important facets of the transaction. This is to protect both yourself and your potential customers.

In Conclusion,

of course renting out a yacht can be a scary notion for a person, especially for a first timer, but yacht charter companies make this process smooth and easy! Here at The Epicurean State, we partner with many yacht owners who trusts us to take care of these transactions for them! If you’re interested in renting out your yacht but don’t know where to start, send us an email at info@theepicureanstate.com and we’ll help you get started right away!

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July 18, 2014