- Why rent a catamaran?
- Do I need a skipper?
- Can I rent a cabin only?
- Can the itinerary be decided on in advance?
- What do I need to pack?
- Are children allowed?
- What type of activities are on offer aboard?
- Who can I contact if I have any further queries that have not been answered up by reading these replies?
- Balanced sailing: close-hauled sailing in a monohull can be thrilling, but it also rather tiring over a long period of time. If you are not taking part in a regatta, but rather are enjoying a week's holiday, the advantages of being able to eat without difficulty with your glasses firmly planted on the table, to walk around without performing balancing acts, to sunbathe on deck and to sleep in your cabin without taking a roll are all too clear.
- Available space: The space available aboard catamarans is much more than that offered by a monohull of the same length. All or almost all catamarans feature 4 double cabins available for use by guests, each with its own bathroom. The cockpit of a 13/14-metre catamaran, of an average width of 7-8 metres, is as large as that of a 20/24-metre boat; moreover, given that the dinette is on the same level as the outside cockpit and linked to the latter via large windows that can be fully opened, the living area for use by the crew is extremely large. And the trampoline net connecting the two hulls offers an extra area where you can relax, sunbathe and study the seabed while sailing.
- Safer, calmer mooring: when mooring, the catamaran has the advantage of boasting a minimum draft (from 1 metre to 1.5 metres max) which makes it possible to moor in shallow water and for the craft to remain completely stable even in the event of a slight undertow in the bay.
- Performance: On average, a modern catamaran is 20 to 50% faster than a monohull cruiser of the same length.
- Safety: Catamarans are virtually uncapsizable in so far as they do not have the dead weight that monohulls have and this allows them to right themselves following listing. If a catamaran were to suffer significant structural damage and start to fill up with water, it would not capsize, but would remain afloat with the float line on par with the deck thanks to its sufficient innate floatability reserve.
These are often the most successful crews and the privacy which the catamaran's layout – with 4 cabins and personal bathrooms – is able to offer undoubtedly plays its part in this success.
Usually, the only stops which cannot be changed are those regarding the port and time of embarkation and disembarkation.
Bring with you light clothing (shorts, t-shirts, swimwear, sweatshirts and light sweaters), a windcheater for the evening, sandals and rubber-soled shoes for when you go ashore, deck shoes if you want to wear them while aboard, sun hats and sun protection. If you wish to go ashore for a more stylish evening out, put some suitable attire in your case.
Always remember to use soft bags/cases which can be folded up and more easily stored when aboard.
You can normally find various size snorkels and masks and on board, and if you are real snorkelling lovers, then bring your own equipment you normally use with you.
The only problem you will have with your children is getting them to leave the catamaran once your holiday is over
- What is included in the rental price?
- In the event of food/drinks and fuel not being included, how much should I calculate?
- How can I confirm a booking?
- Can I cancel a booking?
- How can I make a payment in order to confirm my booking?
- Do I need to take out special insurance cover?
In the event of cancellation of a booking, you shall lose the right to receive the amounts paid as deposit. However, Blue Catamaran Charter offers you the change to take out insurance cover which safeguards, inter alia, return of the sums paid as deposits to confirm bookings. Click here for more information.
Beneficiary: CATAMARAN CHARTER di VCM
Bank: Credito Bergamasco
Iban: IT 44 U 03336 03211 000000010286
While the security deposit for any damages required upon embarkation can be paid with a banker's cheque which shall be returned at the end of the rental.
No. Your craft's insurance policy already includes comprehensive insurance for possible loss of the craft or partial damage, as well as cover for damages inflicted on third parties by the craft itself.
To better guarantee your holiday, Blue Catamaran Charter has entered into a special agreement with the leading operator in the sector which allows you to opt for insurance together with your rental which covers trip cancellation, luggage loss and all expenses related to illnesses or accidents occurring during the rental. View all policy-related information by clicking here.
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