Bavaria 45 Cruiser

  • The Bavaria 45 Cruiser is an ideal charter yacht that first saw light in January 2010. Its design is the result of a collaboration between Bavaria Yachts, Farr Yacht Design, and BMW Group Designworks USA, resulting in a modern and functional boat. The whole deck is very clear and has flush hatches, ideal for a summer charter. The cockpit is very large and spacious. The boat has a transom that folds and turns into a wide and comfortable bathing platform, something to keep in mind when renting a boat to anchor in coves for swimming. The Bavaria 45 has an equally spacious inside, with three bathrooms and a separate shower. The sailing offers superior performance and easy handling thanks to its twin steering wheels and independent rudders, which provide greater security.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Bavaria 45 Cruiser
    Type:
    Length: 14.27
    Beam: 4.35
    Draft: 2.1
    Displacement: 12600
    Motorboats: Volvo Penta
    Horse Power: 55
    Day by day capacity: 12

Destinations where you can hire a Bavaria 45 Cruiser

  • Yacht charter in Trogir
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Trogir</strong>, one of the sailing hotspots, is the only way to complete your sailing holiday Croatia. Surrounded by the sea, it is the perfect city to visit during your boat holiday in Croatia. Why not sail a gulet or a yacht like an Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat or crewed in Trogir, Croatia for your next holiday and find out for yourself how amazing a yacht charter sailing trip is! </p> <p>Trogir is in a fantastic location for you to use as a hub as you explore the nearby Mediterranean and Adriatic seas and coasts! Charter a yacht from us and sail your boat to a different town, marina or island every day during your holiday. We advise you don’t miss out on visiting amazing and gorgeous places such as; Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Trogir, Split and many more destinations in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and in Croatia too! </p> <h2>What to do in Trogir</h2> <p>With a yacht charter in Trogir you can appreciate this city which lies on the southern part of the Adriatic coast in the region of Split, and has one of the longest tourism traditions in Croatia due to its historical heritage and impressive natural beauty. As part of your yacht charter in Trogir, you will enjoy both sailing in the clear, blue water and anchoring your charter boat in one of the well-maintained ports to take a look at the city. </p> <p>For those who want to combine a yacht charter in Trogir with some culture, you can appreciate the beautiful medieval city with its white buildings and cobbled streets. While sailing along the coast, you will have a great view of those white buildings from your charter yacht. The most popular tourist attractions in Trogir are the Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the Church of St. Peter, the Duke’s Palace, and the St. Michael Bell-tower. The city’s Old Town has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural heritage register since 2007 as one of the world’s best preserved medieval centres, which makes it the perfect place to visit during your yacht charter holiday in Trogir. </p> <p>But don’t forget to take one of aBoatTime’s yachts or a gulet like the Oceanis or Bavaria either bareboat, crewed or skippered come sailing in Croatia as you visit some splendid destinations in the Mediterranean like Dalmatia, Hvar, Split, Dubrovnik, Sibenik and many more Dalmatian locations on your yacht charter sailing holiday in Trogir. Don’t miss out on the UNESCO sites in Croatia and the ones near Trogir and also remember to visit a new town or marina as much as possible during your trip. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some ports where you can moor the boat to go to the city of Trogir that have plenty of berths for you to moor your yacht in. If you require a marina that is quieter or more secluded, there are plenty of options along the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Here are some examples: </p> <Ul> <li> Marina Trogir </li> <p>This port has 133 berths for mooring a boat with up to 3 meters draft and 60 meters long. You will definitely find one of the berths suitable for you yacht. </p> <Li> Baotic Marina </li> <p>This port has 400 moorings and berths and a lot of services for customers. It can welcome vessels with up to 5 meters draft and 25 meters long. </p> </ul> <h2>The Coastline </h2> <p>The main reason a yacht charter in Trogir is so popular is due to the city´s marvellous beaches, beautiful waters, and spectacular landscape. </p> <ul><li>Cubo bays</li><p>Great for families, there are many services, such as restaurants, changing rooms, tennis courts, etc. They are surrounded by pine trees and rock formations. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The cuisine is very influenced by Mediterranean cuisines, such as the Greek, the Italian or the Spanish. This influence is especially felt in the coastal region. However, it also has its own popular and traditional dishes. </p> <p>Olive oil and the good table wine are the two ingredients that can’t be absent from a traditional local table. Fish and shellfish cooked with rice, a good sausage from the Dalmatian region…one of the typical dishes Croatian dishes is the Kulen, which is a sort of dry spicy sausage. Another dish that you should try if you are interested in other culture’s cuisines, is the Brodest, which is a rice dish similar to the Spanish Paella. </p> <p>It is a luxury to sail in Torgir, not only because of its crystal clear waters and all the beaches and coves that it has nearby, but also because of the culture of the country it is in. Croatia is a country with a long maritime tradition, and that is why sailing on a yacht charter in the Adriatic will help you to understand in the best way the local inhabitants and their traditions. One of the best ways to discover the secrets that Croatia has to offer is with a yacht charter in Torgir. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Split
  • <p>Split is the largest city on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and the most important in Dalmatia. It is marvelous to visit given its rich historical heritage and the wide variety of activities it offers. It can be the perfect starting point for any type of holiday if you decide to <strong>rent boats in Spilt</strong>, there are many itineraries that can be followed on board your boat of choice. It makes no difference if you sail towards the north or to the south, you will always have a great time since there are multiple sailing destinations in both directions. </p> <p>A boats charter holiday in Croatia and its surrounding area, allows for a wide variety of possibilities for visiting the main tourist attractions of central Dalmatia. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning warm and dry weather in summer with annual maximums of 30ºC and lows of 12ºC, although the winter is not warm.</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Split is the busiest Marina in Dalmatia, with thousands of yachts and sailing boats that sail every day with multiple berths for you to moor your boat. For this reason, if you decide to spend your holidays here and choose a yacht charter here to start your journey, you will have all necessary commodities on board. So take one of our yachts or catamarans like one of the Jeanneau models and spend some quality time in this entertaining marina! </p> <h2>What to do in Split</h2> <p>There’s plenty to do when you charter a yacht in Split. For diving and nature enthusiasts, another possibility is to tour the neighboring Pakleni islands and enjoy the enchanting underwater life. So on your sailing holiday in Croatia on your bareboat or crewed yacht, make sure you make the most of the Adriatic, the Mediterranean and the local sailing and holiday destinations like Trogir, Dalmatia, Kornati, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Brac and many more Dalmatian and Croatian islands and locations. </p> <h3>Vis</h3><p> Located only 47 kilometres from Split, Vis is known for its strong winds that make it ideal for all types of watersports. It’s one of the most popular diving destinations in Croatia, since the marine life includes Lobsters, scorpion fish and octopi. Dive in the “Blue Grotto”, an underwater cave known for its beautiful lighting and the flora and fauna that youkan find in it. If you like exciting vacations where you get to explore amazing new places, this island is for you. </p> <h3>Pakleni Isles</h3><p> If you want to find a fully untouched landscape that is completely natural while sailing in Croatia, close to Split there are a number of tiny islands stuck in time such as Pakleni. They are known for their deep clear waters that are inhabited by an overwhelming sea life. Forget returning to moor in a town one night and stay on one of these beautiful islands to escape reality. </p> <h2>What to see in Split</h2> <p>The beautiful old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its streets and buildings. Split is testament to amazing historical change: the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the change to the kingdom of Yugoslavia, and of course, the Second World War. Don’t miss out on the views from Maryan hill, Diocletian’s Palace, the cathedral and the National Theatre, even if it’s just to pass by them outside. </p> <p>You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of: Hvar and Vis. These islands are still only very slightly affected by the tourism in the area and each have small, calm bays and incredible fishing spots. If you want to moor up your boat and spend the night on any of the islands, there are many options to choose from. </p> <p>As a sailing region, the central part of the Adriatic Sea is characterised by large islands, as well as by the large distances between them and it is therefore advisable to check the favourable winds and conditions before setting off. </p> <p>The boardwalk is another one of the must visits during your sailing holiday in Croatia. With the sea and the marina to one side, and a trail of Renaissance style houses going up the hill on the other, the boardwalk provides the most cosmopolitan social life in its multitude of bars and restaurants from which you can enjoy fantastic views! </p> <p>Located in the center, the local fruit market is a huge meeting place for the thousands of tourists that visit each day as well as the local farmers who come to sell their fresh produce. It offers a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and delicacies from the countryside such as honey, oranges, peaches and other such items from the Mediterranean diet. </p> <p>Finally, Croatia is filled with interesting and entertaining towns and ports that you have to visit during your time sailing in one of our crewed or bareboat yachts on your yacht charter! For example, at some point on your Mediterranean adventure, you have to sail along the Dalmatian coast, in the Adriatic Sea and visit fascinating places like Trogir, Kornati, Dubrovnik, Hvar and many other locations in Dalmatia. You’ll have to be busy if you want to fit all that Split and Croatia has to offer on your yacht charter and sailing holiday, but if you do, you’ll be experiencing one of the best sailing destinations that Europe has to offer! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>The Dalmatian Coast has some stunning bays on offer, some of the most popular are: </p> <h3>Bacvice Beach</h3><p>A very popular beach, especially among the locals. The local sport of Picigin is played here, so if you want to discover a new sport, this is the beach for you. </p> <h3>Stomarica</h3><p>It is one of the famous beaches of Barela, a fishing village and an important summer center on the coast of Makaraska, to the south. It is a rocky beach and it has the blue banner certificate. It is good for some water sports activities. This beach, as the others on the Makarskan coast, has a magnificent natural landscape, formed on one side by the high mountain of Biokovo (natural park) and on the other side by Hvar. </p> <h3>Zlatni rat (The Golden Cape)</h3><p>This thick sand beach, located on the south of the island of Brac, is one of the best pictures of the Adriatic. Its triangular shape submerging into the seas is spectacular. There is a very interesting natural phenomena occurring here: the tip of the beach changes of shape due to the winds and the waves. Right by the beach you can find a beautiful pine tree forest. This beach is nice for water sports, among them kitesurfing. The small fishing village of Bol offers a large selection of entertainment and excursions. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>If you want to enjoy the nature, you can’t miss the Marjan Natural Park. It is made up of 340 hectares and rises 1.5 km. This forest park is a huge green area, and one of the biggest reserves in Croatia. You can get there walking from the centre to relax away from the lively urban atmosphere. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During you time on board a chartered yacht in Split you ca eat some fantastic food. Split is characterized by having a varied and healthy gastronomy. In the numerous restaurants there is no shortage of high quality sea products or the meat, always accompanied by fresh vegetables. You will also find a large selection of sausages and cheeses, all of which is accompanied with traditional Croatian deserts and liquors. Having a glass of liquor is the way to start a meal; you know the saying, when in Rome… </p> <p>Some of the typical dishes of the region are the Brodetto, a fish soup served with Polenta from northern Italy, grilled fish, roasted octopus, always served with some olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt. The desserts include the Krostule, typical Dalmatian pastries and the Makaran and the Kastel cakes. </p> <p>Without a doubt, Split is an ideal place for a tourist that visits Croatia as it is the gateway into the Dalmatian way of life. With its millenary history, its marvelous waters and its healthy life full of music and culture, sailing along its coasts will become the best option to ensure some amazing holidays, be it with friends or family. Why not rent a luxury gulet or join an exciting flotilla for your sail trip in the Adriatic? <strong>Choose a boat charter in Split</strong> and let the winds guide you on your sailing holiday, you will not regret it! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Mallorca
  • <p>Charter one of our yachts and experience all that Mallorca has to offer, it’s the biggest of the Balearic Archipelago and has Palma de Mallorca as its capital. It's the Mecca for anyone interested in sailing, that's why to <strong>rent boats in Mallorca</strong> is an ideal holiday. So take a skipper or one of our crewed or bareboat charters and set sail to explore the Balearic Islands like Formentera and Ibiza and sail to secluded coves, bays, hidden marinas and puerto! </p> <p>Known in times gone by as the island of calm, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain for its beaches, bays, landscape and fun during the day and night. There are hundreds of small, rocky islands that surround Mallorca that you investigate and sail around. Majorca also has many towns and cities which are well worth a visit on our boats, such as the capital Palma de Mallorca, Pollença and the rustic town of Andratx. A yacht charter holiday in Mallorca is the easiest, and most luxurious, way to see the Balearics and enjoy the sun, sea and journey, to the full with your loved ones. </p> <p>It is very common for people interested in sailing to choose to charter a yacht in Mallorca as it’s a fantastic holiday destination. When talking about high quality options in the world of renting boats, Majorca doesn’t really have any rivals as it offers all the same benefits, and more, as its competitors. The crystal blue water, its bright sun and the fresh breeze make yacht charter in Mallorca the ideal escape for that getaway you’ve been looking for. So take a bareboat yacht charter and explore Majorca, the coast of Spain, Ibiza and Formentera, and have a fantastic holiday!</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Due to the popularity of Mallorca as a nautical destination, there are 33 commercial ports, with up to 20 thousand mooring points. The marinas in Pollença and Palma will supply you with anything that you require. </p> <h3>Palma de Majorca</h3><p>It is the biggest port on the Balearic Islands and has space for 162 boats. Its location is excellent to sail around the southern and the southeastern part of the isle. This port does not only harbor yachts and sailboats, but big cruise liners as well. </p> <h3>Olimpic Calanova Port</h3> <p>It is located in the Palma bay and Major cove, it has modern amenities, a sailing school and numerous restaurants. </p> <h3>Public port of Pollença</h3><p>This port is located in the north of Mallorca and is the perfect place to start and see the natural beauty of the coast. Its location in the bay of Polenza offers it great protection from the weather. </p> <h3>Adriano Port</h3><p>This port is one of the most modern in Majorca and it has docking spaces designed for large yachts. It was designed by Philippe Starck and has offers a great range of high profile stores and bars and bistros. Several regattas and other seasonal activities are organized in this marina throughout the year. </p> <h2>What to do in Mallorca</h2> <p>As well as plenty of activities available to be enjoyed whilst sailing on our bareboat or crewed yachts, Mallorca offers plenty of activities on land too: you can take a bike trip on one of the many trails, or emulate the great Rafael Nadal and play tennis in his homeland. </p><p>The local night life is also very famous and really good fun. During your time in Mallorca on your chartered yacht you will have everything at your fingertips, on land and at sea. </p> <p>The coast line of Majorca is characterized by a multitude of landscapes, on the east side of the island you can admire bays and beaches with charming tones of blue; the north offers a safe selection of ports where you can moor your boat without a problem. The east coast will surprise you with its sheer cliffs and incredible views. Moreover, you should take your yacht charter and sail to Cabrera which hosts some stunning views and amazing water to sleep in. Explore on your yacht and enjoy all that it has to offer. All you have to do is choose your boat model and the dates for your yacht charter trip in Mallorca. Enjoy the great sensation that sailing provides in one of Spain’s favourite sailing destinations. </p> <h2>What to see in Palma de Mallorca</h2> <p>Palma’s boardwalk is over 5km in length and it is ideal for nice walks at sunset, or enjoying a delicious meal. The Mallorcan nightlife is very vibrant and you will find great bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city. </p> <p>To get to know the culture a little better, it is recommended that you visit Majorca's old town, accessed by the two railway lines and many enchanting bohemian streets. The Santa Maria de Palma Cathedral is without doubt the symbol of Mallorca but we shouldn’t forget other monuments of architectural value such as Bellver castle, the Lluc Monastery or Bendinat castle. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <h3>Cala de Formentor</h3><p>This cove, located close to the Port de Pollença in the gorgeous town of Pollença, is one of the most internationally well-known ports due to the quantity of famous people that have visited over the years including Winston Churchill and John Wayne. This kilometer long stretch of sand is an isolated, startling space, perfect for relaxing on you sailing holiday and one of the more peaceful bays in Majorca. </p> <h3>Cala Varcas</h3><p>This cove, situated to the south east, is one of the most untouched of them all. Its main attraction is the wide variety of activities you can take part in there: underwater caves and reefs admired by marine life experts as well as plenty of water activities such as diving or deep water soloing. Its great beauty can only be appreciated from the sea and therefore the best way to visit is by boat. </p> <h3>Cala Llombards</h3><p>Situated to the south, is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca, and removing the distance, it looks extremely like the Nordic Fjords (only properly appreciable from the water). It has fine white sand, and turquoise waters that would look more at home in the Caribbean. From this mix of Nordic and Caribbean influence you can also visit Es Pontás. If you are looking for a beach to make you feel fantastic, then this is the one. </p> <h3>Cala Mondragó</h3><p>This is also one of the most popular spots in Majorca and is situated in the region of Santanyi. It has one of the largest entrances to any cove in Mallorca making it ergonomic for boat access, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine trees. Its natural beauty is so extraordinary that it was declared a National Park in 1992. </p> <h3>Es Trenc</h3><p>Another untouched part of Majorca is Es Tranc, a vast expanse of sand located in the south which looks legitimately Caribbean. It mainly stands out as being the only non-commercialised beach in Mallorca, which makes it into a unique space. The beach is usually overwhelmed with tourists which makes it much more appealing to moor up your boat and enjoy the privacy that it provides. </p> <h2>Natural parks</h2> <p>Majorca has a significant quantity of unique natural spaces, considering its size. Discover its forests, cliffs, coves, bays and islets a short sail away. </p> <h3>Sierra Tramuntana</h3><p>With its highest point being in the Puig Mayor at a height of 1,445 meters, you can’t miss the gorgeous views that it offers.</p> <h3>Cabrera Archipelago</h3><p>In the coastal area you can find the maritime archipelago of Cabrera, which is an idyllic location to go diving in and is easily accessible by boat. The surrounding areas guarantee an exceptional diving experience. </p> <h3>Dragonera</h3><p>The rich flora and fauna of Dragonera, whose name comes from the local lizards, will leave you breathless. It is only accessible by boat and it is full of hiking trails that will allow you to discover the area when you sail there. </p> <h3>S'Albufera natural park</h3><p>Every year the marshes and the swamps of S’Albufera becomes home to numerous migratory bird species. Several hiking trails go through the park, allowing you to enjoy nature and admire the numerous animal species that make this park their home. </p> <h3>Mondrago Park</h3><p>Located in the eastern part of Mallorca, the natural park of Mondrago has some spectacular views. Mondrago cove is known by sailing enthusiasts, who drop anchor every year in its turquoise waters.</p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The Majorcan gastronomy is famous for its sweets, its rice dishes and its fresh fish and shellfish. Its dishes are simply another reason you must visit.</p> <p>Mallorca is an electrifying destination offering the best beach tourism and an undoubtedly interesting culture too. You can even visit Ibiza and Formentera with a skipper or on your own bareboat yacht charter! Don’t miss an opportunity to charter a yacht on holiday in Mallorca to experience all that this island has to offer including, sailing, diving and exploring, you will not be disappointed.</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Ibiza
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in Ibiza</strong> and explore Spain, the surrounding islands, the tourist attractions and also its hidden areas of natural beauty. Being only 40 kilometres in length, Ibiza could be considered a small island however it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean and the small size allows you to take one of our yachts and visit Ibiza town and even the other islands including Formentera or Menorca in luxury. By taking one of our yacht charters in Ibiza you can explore these towns and locations at your own pace onboard your own catamaran such as the Sunseeker or another sailboat of your choice. Each year more than 1.5 million people choose the Balearic Island as a holiday destination, among which are many sailing boat fans who like to rent boats in Ibiza too. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <h3>Club Nàutic Sant Antoni Abad:<h3> <p>In the western part of the island, it is a huge port with 579 moorings, which can accommodate ships with a maximum draft of 4.5 meters and a maximum length of 30 meters. </p> <h3>Puerto Deportivo Santa Eulalia:<h3> <p>14 kilometers away from the city of Ibiza, it is a marina with 755 moorings with capacity for boats with a maximum depth of 4 meters and 22 meters of length. </p> <h3>Puerto Deportivo Marina Botafoch:<h3> <p>This port located in the north of the island has 428 moorings, and capacity for boats with 4 meters maximum draft and a maximum length of 30 meters</p> <h3>Marina Ibiza:<h3> <p>It is located in the center of Ibiza and 11 miles away from Formentera. </p> <h2>What to do in Ibiza</h2> <p>A boat hire holiday and the charter of a yacht in Ibiza offers the possibility of enjoying the marvelous world of the Balearic Islands and spending an incredible holiday full of yachting, beauty and adventure. With your head to the wind, enjoy incredible beaches and turquoise waters, enjoy fascinating landscapes, weigh anchor in a tranquil bay to rest wherever and whenever you so please when you rent a boat in Ibiza. </p> <p>During your holiday in Ibiza you could visit the world famous Ibizan clubs and party – there is no chance of getting bored on the white isle! You could even take one of our sailing boats as your boat rental for a hen party and enjoy everything the nightlife has to offer. We suggest that hen parties check out the club Pachá, it is one of the best nights out in Ibiza. The parties are the stuff of legend here and Pachá is a legendary club. The majority of the places to go are located in two areas: the city of Ibiza on the east side of the island and San Antonio on the west. The exciting atmosphere of Ibiza simply has to be seen to be believed. </p> <p>On the other hand, the experience of renting a yacht in Ibiza isn’t complete without trying some of the incredible seafood at one of the many high quality restaurants. The majority of which are found on beautiful beaches; some only being accessible by boat. Ibiza is a gorgeous place, perfect for a sailing, sunbathing and relaxing on a fully kitted out boat. A rental boat holiday in Ibiza will allow you to forget your daily life and completely relax. </p> <h2>What to see in Ibiza</h2> <p>Most popular places to go out at night are concentrated in two areas: Playa d'en Bossa and San Antonio. Both places have vibrant nightclubs, restaurants and bars for all tastes where you can taste the delicious cuisine of the Balearic Islands, and some luxury cocktails. The historic center of Ibiza town, on the other hand, is an ideal place to get to know what Ibiza´s actual culture is like, enjoy traditional restaurants, and shopping at dozens of shops around the Cathedral Virgen de las Nieves in Ibiza. Some of the places to visit in Ibiza are: </p> <h3>San José<h3> <p>San José is a Spanish municipality located in the southeast of the island of Ibiza, where there is a large presence of beach tourism. </p> <h3>Cubells<h3> <p>This is a village and parish in the municipality of San José. It is located in the southern part of the island. A tourist attraction of this place is the church of Our Lady of Cubells. </p> <h4>Our Lady of Jesus<h4> <p>It is a village formed from a fifteenth century church built on the site, which later was expanded. </p> <h4>Sant Llorenc de Balàfia<h4> <p>This is a village in the municipality of San Juan Bautista, on the northeastern side of the island. This place has a great archaeological heritage. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>If what you search for is freedom then we can’t stress enough the beauty of sailing by yourself (or with a crewed boat, but with your own route) between the best coves that Ibiza has to offer. Here are our 5 favourites to visit when you rent a boat in Ibiza: </p> <h3>Cala Salada</h3> <p>This cove, 4 kilometres from San Antoni de Portmany, is one of the most visited and valued on Ibiza. The beaches are often rather full of tourists: something that you can avoid with rental in Ibiza if you go yachting in one of our Ibizan yacht charters and find yourself some more elusive coves and beaches. </p> <h3>Cala de San Vicente</h3> <p>This cove, situated in San Juan Bautista, to the north of Ibiza is a beautiful beach, sheltered from the wind by the vegetation covered mountains. It is made up of a large, sandy beach where the sea is calm and blue which is perfect for practicing all manner of watersports such as windsurfing or hopping on a banana boat for a really fun time! </p> <h3>Cala Conta</h3> <p>This cove, joint with Racó d’en Xic is in San Antonio and has two openings opposite two small islands. It’s found on the western side of the island and its turquoise sea is crystal clear. One of the main spectacles of this cove are the sunsets, which you can enjoy from whichever point in the sea you choose on a hired boat or yacht charter in Ibiza. </p> <h3>Cala Gracioneta</h3> <p>This beach is located close to San Antonio, and is characterised by its small size and stunning views. It is rectangular in shape, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine forest and the typical traditional buildings of Ibiza. Its location means it’s sheltered from the wind providing calm waters; perfect for diving. The advantage of this cove is the lack of tourists making it ideal as a relaxing destination for a break whilst you are on one of our sailing boat charters, perhaps you could rent the stunning Sunseeker. </p> <h3>Cala Vadella<h3> <p>This cove on the south-western part of the island is very popular with yacht charter tourists, especially for those looking for a romantic sunset from the deck of their boat. Nevertheless, this isn’t its only draw. Its position, surrounded by pine trees makes it look like a natural swimming pool, which also lends itself to water sports such as diving. </p> <p>These are only some examples but, in general, choose whichever cove you wish, a boat rental in Ibiza will not disappoint you either way. It is a genuine paradise where you can enjoy your boat to the fullest, relaxing, watching sunsets or enjoying water sports. </p> <h2>Currency and language<h2> <p>The currency used in Ibiza, as in the rest of Spain, is the Euro (€). In Ibiza there are two official languages, Spanish and Catalan. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <h4>Ses Salines Natural Park of Ibiza and Formentera<h4> <p>It is located between the two Pityuses natural parks and 75% of its surface is under the sea. It is possible to find an underwater meadow of Posidonia Oceanica, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. </p> <h3>The Natural Reserve of Es Vedrà, Es Vedranell and the islands of Poniente:<h3> <p>This reserve is located in the western and southwestern part of Ibiza, and it has a great diversity in the landscape, its islands, its fauna and flora. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Because Ibiza is an island, its gastronomy is local and has its own style and take on typical Mediterranean food. Among the most outstanding dishes are the Pancuit, a local garlic soup, with tomatoes and eggs; the stingray in sauce with almonds; or the Flao, a cheesecake with a light touch of peppermint. </p> <p>Just as its neighboring islands, Ibiza offers an unlimited number of opportunities to enjoy your sailing holiday to the fullest. Sailing through its waters is a great idea to enjoy some wonderful locations like Menorca or Formentera and experience the culture of Spain. The white island is not just about parties, it is beautiful too, which is why it is a fantastic idea to hire a luxury boat or charter a yacht in Ibiza. Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Ibiza?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Lavrion
  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Lavrion</strong> will be an unforgettable for you. Visit this beautiful coastal town located on the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula. In ancient times this town was a major mining area and though the mines are closed now, there are aspects of the area which remind the visitors of times gone by. Nowadays, the busy port is one of the most important in Athens, and serves as the perfect starting point for your yacht charter in Lavrion after spending a couple of days sightseeing in Athens. So set sail on your next holiday and visit Greece with a yacht charter around the Cyclades, the Aegean Sea and amazing cities like Athens. </p> <p>Besides the old mining areas, the town is home to the country's largest amphitheatre, and the cruising waters that surround Lavrion are among some of the most spectacular surroundings in Greece. Additionally, there are many beautiful bays and stunning beaches to visit while on your yacht charter holiday. </p> <p>This city acts as the perfect starting point to explore Greece and the islands in the Aegean Sea. For example. It gives you’re the opportunity to sail to stunning and gorgeous places like Paros, Mykonos, the Sporades, the Saronics, Ionian and Dodecanese Islands as well as many Greek cities and ports like Athens that are found along Greece’s coast and the local gulf. Moor your bareboat or crewed boat in any town, island, port or beach you wish during your sailing holiday, your yacht charter in Lavrion offers you unparalleled flexibility when compared with more traditional holidays. Just think about it, you are in complete control and can decide which Greek beaches and islands you want to sail to and relax on that day! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves </h2> <h4>Kaki Thalassa</h4> <p>It is a beautiful beach with a free access located in Keratea, the eastern area of Atica. Recently remodeled, this beach has very modern infrastructure, excellent taverns and cafes, an open air cinema and a basketball court for the sport enthusiasts. Kaki is the perfect option for the entire family. </p> <h4>Anvyssos</h4> <p>One of the biggest beaches of Atica. This beach has a free access and has several organized areas where umbrellas and chairs are available. Windsurfers claim this beach as their favourite. </p> <h4>Hamolia</h4> <p>Is a small beach located just 4 km from Porto Rafti, it offers easy access a peaceful atmosphere and a special area available to nudists. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your yacht charter in Lavrion, you’ll get to taste some delicious food. Given the geography and the history of Greece, the style of the Greek cuisine is typical Mediterranean, sharing characteristics with the Italian, Middle Eastern and Balkan gastronomies. The main and most sacred ingredient is the olive oil, which has a presence in almost every dish. </p> <p>The most famous dish of the Greek cuisine is formed by a combination of appetizers served with a typical liquor, the Ouzo. Several sauces are used in combination with the pita bread. Another recognized dish is the Musaka, similar to the Italian lasagne, with the difference being that eggplant is used instead of pasta to separate the multiple layers of the dish. </p> <p>Lavrion is well known for its rapid development; so much so that the port is changing faster than any other town in the country. New taverns, cafes, and other yachting facilities are opening constantly, offering more and more opportunities for tourists who choose a yacht charter here for their sailing holiday in Greece. You can enjoy numerous water sport activities such as snorkelling, swimming and fishing. A variety of restaurants ensure that culinary enthusiasts will not be disappointed. </p> <p>As a starting point to your sailing holiday, a yacht charter offers a great number of opportunities. You will enjoy sailing through the scenic ocean of the Saronic Gulf and the Aegean Sea and visiting famous Greek islands such as the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Sporades, or Ionian isles. Opt for a yacht charter holiday in Lavrion and you will find much more than you were looking for. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Gocek
  • <p>A <strong> yacht charter in Gocek </strong> will offer you the chance to appreciate one of the most attractive areas of the Turkish coast, as well as one of the most famous boat clubs of the entire country, a fame that it has acquired due to the mountains, the forests and the beautiful islands that surround it. On top of enjoying the yacht charter, you will find yourself in a prime sailing location in Turkey. So set sail in Turkey on board one of our bareboat or crewed yachts and go cruising on the Turkish waves on your own yacht charter as you visit different islands, destinations and a different bay every day. </p> <p>Why not rent one of our luxurious models like a Jeanneau either crewed or bareboat and go sailing in Gocek and sail to nearby places like Dalaman, Fethiye, Marmaris, Bodrum, Dalyan, Lycian and many more destinations in Turkey that you wish to visit. Take your boat to any Turkish bays, islands, towns and anchorages that you want on your boat, or even sail out into the Mediterranean! You are in control of our yachts, you decide where to sail your yacht! </p> <p>Located between Fethiye and Dalyan, in the South East of Turkey and it is surrounded by a small group of 12 islands which form part of its territory. In spite of having a modest population of just 4,000 people, this city is one of the most popular destinations of Turkey for the nautical tourism, so get your flip-flops and sunscreen ready and embark on an epic journey. </p> <p>The variety of views and its unique and forest full environment, pulls in thousands of tourists every year, tourists that decide to rent a sailboat or a gullet in Turkey and enjoy of the harmony of this picturesque town. The town has made efforts to preserve its flora and fauna, limiting the construction of large hotels and resorts. Because of this, it could be said that if you are looking to discover the traditional side of Turkey, so do it on a yacht charter in Gocek. </p> <p>The climate cooperates well, leaving the area with over 300 days of sunshine that bathes the shores with an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius between the spring and the fall. In addition, the smooth tides and the mild winds that generally blow from West and Northwest, make the long summers perfect for sailboat cruising and for your yacht charter sailing holiday in Gocek. </p> <p>Gocek has a prime position in the Mediterranean along the coast of Turkey, use this to your advantage and sail to different destinations in the area. Rent one of our yachts such as a Jeanneau and visit interesting and picturesque towns, islands and ports like Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, Dalyan and many other places on the Lycian shores. This will all add together to create one of the more memorable holidays you will ever have! </p> <h4>What to see and do</h4> <p>There is plenty to see and do on your yacht charter in Gocek. This marina town is built on the shoreline, therefore there are many places that are accessible only form a boat that you can visit throughout your nautical holidays, places like the gorgeous turquoise bays of Atbuku, Bedri Rahmi and Manastir.</p> <p>The Gobun cove is one of most acclaimed marvels in East Turkey, to which one can access by crossing through the impressive opening between the cliffs that bid you welcome. Once inside, you will be able to enjoy the views from the deck of your sailboat in an unbeatable environment. </p> <p>However, without any doubt, the most interesting option is to visit some of the 12 islands that lie out at sea near the territory. There you will enjoy at maximum of a day on the beach, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the deck of your ship in front of a winding bay. </p> <p>Besides visiting the islands, you can go to one of the nearby towns if you would like to enjoy a sandy beach. The most famous beaches are those of the D-Resort; the Sarigerme beach, only 10 minutes away by bus, and the Inlice beach. </p> <p>The center of town will transport you directly to the past through the fascinating local culture. Take advantage of this marvelous combination between the ancient and the modern that is offered here, and enjoy the beautiful Lician area throughout your sailing holidays. <p/> <h2>Water Sports </h2> <p>The geography is perfect for watersports such as rafting through the river Dalaya, as well as canoeing and snorkeling. There are various schools that will provide you with the necessary equipment so that you can experience the wonderful marine life of the Aegean Sea. </p> <h2>Gastronomy </h2> <p>Without a doubt, you will taste some delicious food during your time on a yacht charter in Gocek. If you decide to visit Turkey, you can’t miss out on an immersion into its delicious gastronomy through the fantastic kebab and the legendary Baklava. The region in particular is famous for its fruits, in particular oranges, mandarins, lemons and bananas. </p> <p>Throughout your journey you will have the option to stop and enjoy the local gastronomy at one of the many restaurants that are located right on the shore. They are equipped to host nautical tourists and have docks available for their sailing patrons. </p> <h2>Traveling and Sailing Routes </h2> <p>One of the best trips from Gocek includes a stop in Fethiye, a city with a rich historical patrimony that is worth visiting if you want to know some of the region’s history. In addition of its history museum, Fethiye preserves the tomb of Amyntas of the year 350 A.C. On the other hand, it is also worth visiting the amazing city of Marmaris, a natural enclave full of an atmosphere in which you will be able to engage in various activities, explore coves and discover its vibrant local life. <p/> <p>Where ever you go, there will always be space for your yacht as there is over 300 moorings and anchorages, maintenance services as well as ship repair and resupply services, therefore it’s an excellent starting or ending point in your journey through Turkey. </p> <p>Choose the right boat for you and unwind on your once in a lifetime yacht charter holiday in Gocek! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Biograd
  • <p>This port city is situated on Dalmatia’s northern coastline, near the Sveta Katarina Islands and the Kornati archipelago. It is renowned as one of Europe’s sailing paradises, due to its beautiful shores, the favourable sailing conditions of the Adriatic Sea and its warm sunny climate throughout most of the year. Discover one of Croatia and Europe’s most picturesque medieval cities on your<strong>yacht charter in Biograd</strong>. Why not rent one of the luxurious Jeanneau or Bavaria models and fall in love with sailing on one of our yacht charters in the amazing sailing destination of Biograd on board one of aBoatTime’s great boats. </p> <p>Biograd’s seafaring tradition is one of its main features, and makes it a popular location for regattas, nautical competitions and sailing. The coast is long and meandering, and thus has many interesting sailing routes for yacht charters in Croatia. Biograd features interesting locations close by, nearby small islands to discover and is an excellent starting point for a sailing trip in Croatia. Moreover, some examples of Mediterranean destinations that you could sail to on your crewed or bareboat yacht charter are Kornati, Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik and even more places in the Adriatic, Dalmatia and the rest of the Croatian coastline including many islands. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>One of the main attractions is its rich cultural heritage. Until the Middle Ages, the city was Croatia’s capital, and during the 10th century, the seat of the monarchy. Due to its strategic importance, many civilisations have invaded and laid claim to Biograd over the years, such as the Venetians in the 12th century and the Turkish in the 17th century. Its rich cultural heritage is a direct result of these occupations, and many archaeological relics from these periods can be found in the museum, whilst on your yacht charter in Biograd.</p> <p>If you set sail on your very own sailing holiday in Biograd, Croatia and the Adriatic Coast, you will be unlocking an area that will give you an amazing holiday! Take one of our crewed or bareboat yachts and go sailing in places like Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Kornati and many other places in Dalmatia and along the Adriatic coast. These areas have some fantastic ports for you to moor your boat in during your time on your yacht charter in Biograd.</p> <h2>What to see</h2> <p>In the evening, the seafront promenade becomes one of the city’s premier nightlife destinations, with many bars and clubs which open at dusk. Both the bars and clubs of the area make for an unforgettable night, it’s common for places to stay open until the early hours of the morning. You’ll fall in love with the city from the moment you arrive. When you sail in Croatia, one of the first things you’ll notice is the typical architecture of southeastern Europe, such as the quintessential white houses with red tiled rooves, clustered in the city centre. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There are some fantastic ports in the area, the most important and popular are: </p> <ul><li>Sangulin Marina </li> <p>This marina has the capacity of boats with a maximum length of 80.00 meters and a maximum draft of 4.50. In addition, it has a lot of services available to users. </p> <li>Marina Kornati </li><p>This port has a capacity of 750 boats with a maximum length of 23 meters and a maximum draft of 65. It also includes several amenities for users.</p></ul> <h2>Biograd’s Coastline</h2> <p>The beaches are idyllic destinations for relaxing, with crystal clear waters, golden sand and wooded areas. The most popular are the following: </p> <ul><li>Drazica Beach</li><p> A 300 metre long Blue Flag certified beach, flanked by a pine forest where you can picnic after swimming in the vivid blue sea. </p> <li>Kumenta Beach</li><p>Is a small and quiet beach, where you can relax in the sun and escape the crowds. </p> <li>Crvena Luka</li> <p> Located 3 kilometres from the city and can be reached by car or public transport. It is one of Croatia’s idyllic and top-rated pieces of coast for visiting on your yacht charter in Biograd. </p></ul> <h2> Natural Reserves </h2> <p>Surrounded by wonderful natural landscapes: this city is located close to some stunning natural areas. Some of them are: </ p> <ul><li>Kornati </li><p>Consists of a total of 147 islands, and some of its main tourist attractions are the “krune” or crowns, big cliffs with dizzying heights. </p> <li> Krka </li> <p>Declared a National reserve in 1985, this place is situated along the river of the same name. It is famous for its high waterfalls (some 30 meters tall) and its large lake. </p> <li>Telascica</ li> <p> Located at the entrance of Kornati National Park, this place has the longest cliff in the Adriatic Sea, Grpašćak cliff, and a salty lake whose waters change with the tides. </p></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>You’ll find a variety of local restaurants in the city centre and port area, serving fresh seafood, Mediterranean salads and pizzas, due to the heavy Italian influence on the region. Selected yacht charter centres also house small restaurants where you can enjoy an evening meal once you’ve moored your yacht. </p> <p>There are two main places to moor your boat in and around Biograd, Marina Kornati and Segulin Marina. Both are open throughout the year, making it easy to moor your yacht whenever you travel to Croatia. If you choose to charter a yacht in Biograd, you can also spend the night in either one of these marinas. </p> <p>Visiting this coastal city on a Croatian yacht charter holiday guarantees the best sailing experience in the Adriatic Sea and one of the best sailing destinations in Europe! Sailing and spending your days on the Adriatic Riviera will make your yacht charter the trip of a lifetime. Relax in beach clubs, try the region’s delicious seafood cuisine and take in the breathtaking landscapes of Croatia. Enjoy the sun, sea and sand in Croatia without the crowds and immerse yourself in the local culture with a yacht charter in Biograd. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Tenerife
  • <p>Why not spend your next holiday in Spain and <strong>rent a boat in Tenerife</strong> this year? Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is situated to the northeast coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual temperature is 22ºC, making boat rental in Tenerife an ideal destination all year round. If you rent a boat, yacht or catamaran and go sailing in Tenerife you will not regret it as there is so much to explore. Tenerife has a population of around 900,000 people, although despite this high population many locations on the island remain relatively untouched and if you rent a boat and decide to sail one of our motor yachts bareboat for example, you could explore these areas by yourself. If you want to, you can sail to great towns, ports (puerto in Spanish) and beautiful bays like Adeje or Cristianos. </p> <p>Renting a boat in Tenerife is a worthwhile idea as the island’s year-round warm and sunny climate makes it a favourite destination amongst yacht enthusiasts. Private boat hire in Tenerife provides the opportunity to explore the island’s coastline and its many benefits, such as beautiful coves, whale watching, sunbathing, diving and the island itself. Renting a boat on a sailing adventure in Tenerife allows you to visit the capital Santa Cruz, the island’s volcano and its traditional villages or enjoying the coast’s vibrant nightlife which enhances your experience of boat hire in Tenerife.</p> <h2>What to do in Tenerife</h2> <p>Tenerife’s centrepiece is El Teide, the island’s volcano, which at 3,700m tall is the highest point in Spain. A visit to the volcano whilst you rent a boat will allow you to take in the breath-taking views it provides over the island, such as the contrast between the park’s rocky terrain and the blue expansiveness of the ocean. El Teide National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the EU, with approximately 42% of the island being under protection. </p> <p>A visit to the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, situated on the island’s northern coast is highly recommended. It is a city filled with character, with various attractions such as theatres and squares, such as the Plaza de España and Plaza de Weyler. Why not walk through the city’s old bohemian streets, and stop for a drink at one of the city’s ocean view bars? A particular attraction is the Auditorio de Tenerife, Tenerife’s Opera House, where you can not only see Opera, but also a variety of different shows. This had led to Tenerife being nicknamed the ‘Sydney of the Atlantic’, as it is also a modern architectural symbol of the island. Rent a boat in Tenerife from aBoatTime and visit the Auditorio de Tenerife from beautiful angles on the water. </p> <p>Boat hire in Tenerife is a fantastic opportunity for you to visit one of the island’s major attractions is the Santa Cruz Carnival, held every February in the island’s capital. Second only to Rio de Janeiro’s festivals, it attracts people from all over the world, with over 100 music groups taking part, it encourages people to celebrate on the streets, and most wear typical fancy, flamboyant dress. Feel free to embrace the carnival, but you don´t have to join in! </p> <p>Elsewhere on the island, there are numerous other scenic locations. For example, San Miguel de Abona, on the southern part of the island, allows you to go horse riding. Additionally, the Acantilados de los Gigantes, or the Cliffs of the Giants, located on Tenerife’s south-western coast, are particularly spectacular when seen by boat. Why not go sailing in Tenerife now and see these amazing sights first-hand! Finally, if you rent a boat in Tenerife, you give yourself the chance to see dolphins and whales that share the sea that you sail your yachts and boats with. Who knows maybe you could even go diving with some dolphins? </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <h3>De las Teresitas beach</h3> <p>This beach is perfect if you are travelling with children as there are many beach activities such as volleyball and aerobics that they can partake in. De las Teresitas is located near Santa Cruz and is unusual for having white sand, imported from the Sahara, unlike most of the island’s naturally occurring black volcanic beaches. It is one of the island’s most popular bays, and is the perfect place to swim and snorkel, due to its calm waters. If you are passionate about marine life, there are fantastic opportunities to go on a submarine safari on your chartered yacht holiday in Tenerife and see even more underwater spectacles of The Mediterranean. </p> <h3>De las vistas beach</h3> <p>Is the sister beach of “de los Cristianos” beach, some consider the two beaches as just one, as they are only separated by the southern port. They share a privileged location in one of the most animated areas of the region. It is ideal for both relaxing and fun. </p> <h3>Beach of Troy</h3> <p>Located in the southern part of the island, this beach has golden sand and clear blue waters, in addition it has all the necessary facilities for visitors to enjoy their day to the fullest and participate in some water sports. </p> <h3>Del Camison beach</h3> <p>Del Camison, is barely 100 meters in length and is totally protected from the waves, so sit back, relax and sunbathe in front of the calm waves. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Choose your preferred sailboat model and enjoy your private boat hire in Tenerife, spending your holidays sailing round its volcanic coasts and enjoying its unique cuisine, fresh seafood and the famous papas arrugadas, or Canarian potatoes, which are served with a pepper sauce called “mojo”. The island is also home to numerous vineyards, producing wine unique to the island, including Tacoronte–Acentejo and Abona. You can also tour the island’s wineries and vineyards if you want to, just don’t drink too much! </p> <p>There are a variety of interesting things to do and see with family or friends whilst enjoying hiring a boat in Tenerife, both in summer and winter. Despite its small size, the island offers a huge variety of landscapes; more than 140 scenic bays, coves and exotic black-sand volcanic beaches, large pine forests, vineyards, olive groves and much more. A boat rental holiday in Tenerife will be the experience of a lifetime, all this is waiting for you on your sailing charter to the Mediterranean as you explore Tenerife and the Canary Islands. Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Tenerife?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Barcelona
  • <p>Take one of our luxury yachts and enjoy a <strong>rent a boat in Barcelona</strong> - a great option for your holidays this year. The capital of Catalonia is the 2nd most populated city in Spain. Located on the Mediterranean coast, just 120km from the Pyrenees and the French border, it’s in the perfect spot for our crewed or bareboat yacht charters and idyllic for a Spanish sailing trip. Your skipper will be helpful and friendly, and our yachts are safe, comfortable and relaxing. </p> <p>Surround yourself with the life and soul of Catalonia, with a rich culture combined with sandy shores and water sport activities to enjoy. There is a wonderful mix of architectural styles, art, museums, and plenty of leisure activities for you to enjoy too. It has developed into one of Europe's most important yacht charter marinas, allowing you to discover the amazing coastline. </p> <p>Hiring a boat here is a popular idea as it is a great starting point for trips across the Mediterranean, and it is for this reason it is one of Europe’s most important, both for tourism, including cruises and yacht charter tourism as well as commercial traffic. In the marina you’ll find all the services and facilities you need for your trip, such as refuelling, supplies for your boat, and a wide variety of shops and bars on the promenade for you to revel in. Moreover, there are numerous hotels that are ideal for a short stay around the time of your sailing holiday. If you want to enquire about the chance to hire a boat, perhaps a catamaran either bareboat or crewed, you could visit the gorgeous Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera or Menorca. Ibiza is a superb destination for a stag or hen party that you will never forget! Barcelona also has many options for stag and hen parties, including bar crawls and other festivities to explore, imagine renting a boat in Barcelona with the family and friends and sailing on the Spanish coast! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <h3>One Ocean Port Vell</h3> <p>It provides you with anything and everything you will need during your vacation. Here you can perform many activities, as it has a variety of cultural and sports activities inside. It also has the capacity to house a total of 410 vessels with maximum draft of 16 meters. </p> <h3>Olimpic port</h3> <p>Built for the 1992 Olympic Games, it’s characterized by the wide variety of restaurants located in the area. It has 743 moorings for boats with a maximum draft of 5 meters. </p> <h3>Real Club Marítimo de Barcelona</h3> <p>It is one of the oldest, and has many facilities adapted to any need. The maximum draft of its boats is 8 meters. </p> <h2>What to do in Barcelona<h2> <p>If you go sailing aboard your own private crewed or bareboat yacht, you will find windsurfing, kite surfing and lots of fun to do on the local shores. There are many agencies that provide you materials and classes all over Barcelona. The water sports center is the ideal marina where you start the rental of your boat. It’s very lively and offers a good atmosphere and there is plenty of space to moor one of our yachts, one of our skippers can help you moor as well. Its stylish restaurants, clubs and bars are all splendid for any tourist activity. On the other hand, this port offers refuelling services, entertainment, culture and dining. Also, chartering gives you the chance to sail along the Costa Brava or to the south of France. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, you should try and visit the neighbouring islands of Ibiza and Mallorca whilst sailing your private crewed or bareboat yacht or catamaran. With good weather almost guaranteed, picturesque coastal towns and proximity to other attractions, Barcelona will meet and probably exceed your expectations. </p> <p>There are several options when you decide to rent a boat in Barcelona and go sailing in Catalonia: to sail towards the north of the Mediterranean Sea, stopping in France, or going for the southeast Spanish coast, as well as visiting the Balearic Islands by sailing yacht or by visiting the Levantine coast. </p> <h2>What to see in Barcelona<h2> <p>There are lots of things to do in this world famous city. The main tourist attractions are located in the Las Ramblas area, which is defined by its numerous shops and flower stalls, Parc de la Ciutadella, Plaça de Catalunya and of course the magic of Gaudi’s famous architecture. </p> <p>The Sagrada Familia is a must see for anyone visiting Barcelona. We also recommend seeing his other works, such as the Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and the Parc Güell. If you’re a football fan you can’t miss out on seeing the Camp Nou, Europe’s largest football stadium. </p> <p>If you choose Barcelona for your sailing holidays, you can spend days on the beaches or in nearby towns on the Costa Brava. Located just 10 minutes from the centre is the famous la Barceloneta. </p> <h2>Currency<h2> <p>The currency used is the same as the one used in the rest of Spain: the euro (€). </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves<h2> <h3>Barceloneta</h3> <p>It is the third longest shoreline in Spain, with more than one kilometer long. The sand has a toasted tone and is full of palm trees, and the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea are perfect for swimming. It is the main place for tourists and has showers, toilets and all the amenities you need. </p> <h3>Icària</h3> <p>It is also a few metro stops from the town center. It has a long promenade and sandy areas where it is possible to practice any sport. </p> <h2>Gastronomy<h2> <p>Some of the typical dishes are, for example, Escudella I Carn D'olla, stew with vegetables, rice, noodles and potatoes, served as soup, cooked with white beans, which includes sausage (traditional Catalan sausage), pilots ( ground beef), bread, egg and spices, and rice casserole, like paella. </p> <p>In its fish specialties we can cite the "zarzuela" (name given to the operetta in Spain) grouper, monkfish, prawns, shrimp, squid and mussels. There is a higher quality version of zarzuela which has prawns instead of lobster. Another typical recipe is suquet peix, spiced cod in a tin container. Among its most typical desserts, it´s included the famous Catalan cream, which is a kind of egg custard, the mel i mato, cottage cheese with honey, and musician dessert, made with pine nuts and raisins. Among the local wines, reds include Peralada, Alella, Tarragona and Priorat. Among whites, the Penedes. And of course, the famous sparkling or cavas from Penedes and Peralada. </p> <p>Visit any time of the year, as there is such a wealth of cultural and art institutions, as well as a myriad of leisure opportunities, including shopping, bars and of course the beach. Sailing lovers will find everything they need to have a great time when not out sailing. Charter a yacht here and experience both the city’s rich culture and the beauty of sailing on the Mediterranean. </p> <p>There is a wealth of cultural and leisure activities just waiting for you, whenever you travel to Barcelona on your rented boat, don’t miss out on an amazing sailing trip on board a bareboat or crewed luxury private boat! Take advantage of our bareboat and crewed yacht charters with a skipper and sail in Barcelona whilst also sailing to amazing holiday destinations like Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, the other Balearic Islands and other destinations around Spain. You will love your yacht rental as it is so different to anything you have experienced before when compared with your previous holidays. So make it a year to remember and embark on a luxury Spanish sailing trip. Why not sail in a catamaran along the Costa Brava and visit the luxury islands, towns, restaurants and marinas that are scattered along the Catalan coast on your boat rental break. </p> <p>Isn’t it aBoatTime you rent a boat in Barcelona?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Corfu
  • <p>Why not <strong>rent boats in Corfu</strong> for your next holiday? Set sail to the Ionian Sea on your next skippered or bareboat yacht charter sailing holiday and visit one of the most idyllic destinations in Europe – the Greek island of Corfu! Corfu is located in the northern Ionian Sea, to the northeast of Greece and close to Albania. The region comprises of Corfu and the Diapontia archipelago. A <strong>yacht charter in Corfu</strong> is the perfect gateway to the Adriatic Sea, and allows you to go sailing round the many of Greece’s fantastic islands. Corfu is an attractive destination for those wishing to book a boat charter, with its historic monuments and traditional seaside villages. </p> <p>What are you waiting for? Make 2016 a year to remember (or forget) and rent one of aBoatTime’s luxury yachts, such as one of the Oceanis, Jeanneau or Beneteau models! Sail and control your own sailing routes and gives the orders during your time on our skippered or bareboat yachts, go sailing wherever you so please to places like Lefkas, Paxos, Gouvia, Greece itself, and any of the Greek Ionian Isles that you wish to sail to! This will be one of the best holidays of your life if you do it right! </p> <h2>What to see in Corfu</h2> <p>The most scenic landscapes in Corfu are located in the west of the isle. This region has picturesque and idyllic locations, ideal for spending the day on one of our boats and tasting the local cuisine, with locally sourced ingredients. Eastern Corfu is heavily forested, and largely agricultural, with cultivation of fruits such as apples, pears, pomegranates, olives and there are also a large number of vineyards. </p> <p>The most popular location in Corfu is the village of Paleokastritsa, in the north-east, which is famed for its blue water coves and its mountainous terrain. In addition to hiking and diving, you can also visit the mysterious caves of Paleokastritsa and explore its natural setting on your yacht charter in Corfu. </p> <p>Furthermore, during your time on your Greek holiday in Corfu, you should use the small yet gorgeous coastline to your advantage. Sail up, down and around Corfu every day and moor up in quaint local towns like; Arillas, Nissaki, Kalami, Barbati, Kaminaki, the isle of Paxos, Agni and Kassiopi. However, there are many more that you can visit, you are in control! </p> <p>In Corfu it’s very common to go snorkelling, thanks to its crystal clear waters, it’s excellent for diving and discovering the unique marine life. The most famous place for diving is Kassiopi, in the north-east of Corfu, and you can easily sail here on your boat charter. A yacht charter in Corfu allows you to combine the experiences of being on board your own personal boat, with the ancient Greek culture. The island’s strategic location in the Mediterranean and abundant natural resources made it stand out, and as a result numerous civilisations have laid claim to Corfu over the years, such as the Spartans, the Genoese, the Venetians and the French. This resulting cultural heritage is evident in Corfu, and you can enjoy it on your sailing holidays. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>Corfu’s golden beaches and plains are located in the south, the most famous of which are: </p> <h3>Arilas</h3><p>It is very popular among tourists looking for quiet, golden sandy shores. From the beach, you can see many small islets in the distance. </p> <h3>Ermones</h3><p> A vast long beach, great for relaxing, with the nearby leafy forests and its golden sand. </p> <h3>Glyfada</h3><p> One of Corfu’s most spectacular pieces of coastline, thanks to its backdrop of steep rocky cliffs against the beautiful turquoise sea. </p> <h3>Roda Beach</h3><p> Has one of Corfu’s most lively sea promenades, with numerous restaurants, bars and clubs where you can experience the unique local atmosphere and have an exciting and entertaining night. </p> <h2>Corfu Town</h2> <p>It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the centre’s Venetian architecture is highly protected, something that you will appreciate when you visit on your yacht charter holiday in Corfu. Discover Spianada Square, one of Europe’s largest square and visit the souvenir stalls in Theodosius Street. One of Corfu’s most famous monuments is the Old Fortress, a Byzantine construction dating from the early 15th century, from which you can see the best views of the area. In addition to its conquests, numerous tourists flock here, enticed by its climate and its unspoilt coastline. One famous visitor, Empress Elizabeth of Austria built a summer residence in Corfu in 1890, which is now open to the public. </p> <h2>Sailing from Corfu</h2> <p>Corfu has a famous port, well-known by sailors in the Mediterranean. For centuries it has been a strategic marina, and nowadays yacht charter in Corfu makes it one of the most popular visitor destinations in the Ionian Sea. </p> <p>From Corfu you can sail to Italy or to Albania, or simply anchor your boat on Greece’s eastern coast, in cities such as Igoumenitsa or Paleo Liman. Sailing round the Ionian Peninsula is a truly wonderful experience and is even suitable for sailing novices. If you don’t have a sailing license, you can still enjoy a skippered yacht charter on one of our boats in Corfu and have an unforgettable holiday experience. Isn’t it aBoatTime? Charter a yacht in Corfu! </p>

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  • <p>Set sail and choose a <strong>boat charter in Athens</strong> and explore the capital, cultural and financial centre of Greece, and cradle of European civilisation. Rent a crewed, skippered or bareboat yacht and experience all that Greece, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean has to offer. With more than 5000 years of history, this city is home to marvellous monuments, squares, parks and museums, intermixing the old and the new. Mythology is woven into the fabric of the city, with hills and ruins being a normal part of the city’s landscape. </p> <p>Athens is home to over 3.8 million people, and the average temperature varies between 12º and 22º Celsius, with 260 days of sun annually. Athens has a warm, mild climate throughout most of the year, with the busiest times being from May until October. The best way to get to know Greece is by relaxing on its sunny beaches, taking tours round its monuments, and enjoying its vibrant nightlife, all of which you can enjoy when you charter your yacht in Athens. This choice offers you the most flexibility in terms of adapting your trip to your preferences and needs, without having to waste time on a cruise; instead being able to spend your holiday doing what you want, where you want.</p> <p>The Ionian Islands make up a significant amount of Greece, two of the most exciting groups of islands are the Cyclades and the Saronic Islands, which include many sites to visit such as the fun city of Mykonos. You simply have to explore! Moreover, with easy access to the Mediterranean, you can visit nearby islands such as Sicily, Malta and also Turkish islands. Owing to the sheer variety of Greek islands in terms of population, activities available and wildlife, we recommend you plan a route in advance, to your needs and preferences. Wherever you go however, we recommend visiting Athens, or at least stopping at this historic city on your voyage. </p> <h2>What to see in Athens</h2> <p>Athens boasts a huge range of things to see and do during your yacht charter holiday in Greece. Whilst on your yacht charter in Athens, you will have the opportunity to explore this city's incredible past. Among Athens’ many extraordinary sights, some of the must-sees include the Acropolis, the Pantheon, the Dionysus Theatre and the House of Music. If you’re interested in art and archaeology, be sure to explore the National Archaeological Museum, where you’ll find a huge collection of pottery and many other objects from Ancient Greece, which will take you to the origins of modern civilisation, art, and history.</p> <h2>Central Athens</h2> <p>Athens is a highly pedestrian-friendly city, and you can easily walk around the city centre, whilst shopping and stopping at one of its quaint restaurants. For those who are interested in the evening entertainment of Athens, it’s worth visiting Athen’s harbour, Piraeus, home to many typically Greek bars, with a relaxed atmosphere. The most tourist-oriented areas are Plaka and Monastiraki. In Plaka, you’ll find Arabesque architecture, and remnants of ancient Ottoman traditions in its shops and street markets. Monastiraki is also a tourist-oriented shopping district, with influences from many civilizations. Typical of the area are street markets, where you can see locals selling all kinds of things, from sofas to televisions on market days. </p> <p>As the country’s capital, Athens is home to a Greece’s diverse range of establishments, restaurants, cafés, casinos and nightclubs with a lively and vibrant atmosphere in the evenings. Its nightlife is matched only by that of Mykonos, nicknamed the Ibiza of the Aegean, due to its sophisticated, vibrant culture and its many nightclubs and festivals. </p> <p>Once you’ve taken in Athens’ scenic coastline from your chartered yacht, why not go walking amongst one of Athens many hills, which are ideal for hiking and also provide spectacular views of the city, the most famous being Mount Lycabettus, Filopappos and of course, the ancient Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient Greek citadel which contains buildings that were built almost 2,500 years ago! Here you’ll be able to see Athens’ ancient streets, monuments and the distant sea, from above. A truly amazing sight to behold, especially at the beautiful Greek, Athenian sunset. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Immerse yourself in the Greek way of life and go out to dinner, taking your time to enjoy the various local dishes and watch the evening entertainment. For tourists looking to enjoy a bit of partying while on their yacht charter in Athens, a night in Piraeus is a popular choice. Piraeus is Athens’ Harbour, one of the most important shipping junctions in the Mediterranean from ancient times and the largest port in Greece. From here it is possible to take a ferry to other Greek islands and enjoy the scenery that they have to offer. In Athens, it’s not a place where old meets new in this fantastic city, but also a place where east meets west. For example, one can spend time in the colourful Turkish bazaars, whilst seeing beautiful 18th century neoclassical architecture in the same street. It is for this reason that many people have nicknamed Athens “The pearl of the Mediterranean”. </p> <p>Don’t miss out on this glorious city and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. Choose a yacht charter in Athens to enjoy this vibrant, exciting and city, which is unparalleled in its historical, artistic and cultural heritage. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Kos
  • <p><strong>Yacht charter in Kos</strong> is a popular choice for sailing holidays, and when you see this beautiful island you will understand why. The island of Kos, one of the largest islands of the group known as the Dodecanese, is full of contrasts. The historic heritage and ancient ruins combine with bustling, modern towns to provide tourists with both a rich cultural experience and a more modern atmosphere which will make you feel right at home. Yacht charter in Kos gives tourists access to some of the best sailing areas in the Aegean Sea, and definitely needs to be experienced to be believed. </p> <p>The capital and the biggest port of the island of Kos is the city with the same name, a vibrant, cultural town brimming with entertainment. While on your yacht charter in Kos you will admire the views of the city, dominated by a wonderful mix of Turkish, medieval, and Italian architectural styles that reflect its rich history and give the city its unique charm. Castles, fortresses and churches are combined in the city with narrow cobbled streets, busy taverns, cafes and restaurants. </p> <p> For those partial to a more active lifestyle, the city's bar scene is definitely worth a look whilst on your yacht charter in Kos; the combination of restaurants offering a variety of delicious local dishes and clubs drawing in the tourists and encouraging all night parties. </p> <p>Finally, rent one of our yachts and maximise its use by using Kos as your hub to travel around as many of the islands as possible during your yacht charter holiday. The Mediterranean offers some amazing sailing destinations in both Turkey and Greece, some places you have to visit are; Lefkas, Rhodes and many groups of islands like; the Saronics Islands, the Cyclades, Sporades, the Dodecanese and many more islands, marinas and towns along the Greek and Turkish coasts. So rent one of our bareboat or crewed charters and set sail and experience a holiday unlike any you’ve ever had before on your yacht charter sailing holiday in Kos! </p> <h2>Kos’s beaches</h2> <p>The most popular one is Paradise beach, in the Northeast area of Kos. It is a beach of soft and fine grain sand in which you can rest during the entire day feeling as if in paradise. Water sports are also available. </p> <p>Another recognized beach is Agios Stefanos, a rocky beach in the Western part of Kos, it offers incredible views of the coast. While in the Southern part of the island you can find a beach of golden sand called Kamari, a long fine grain beach on which you can rest after a day of sports. </p> <h2>Water Sports</h2> <p>The favourable currents and wind in some areas of Kos make it a especially attractive destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing. There are various schools that will be able to advise you and provide you with the necessary equipment. </p> <p>Snorkelling is another attraction of the Greek Isles as it is an impacting way to discover the fauna. </p> <h2>Historic monuments</h2> <p>Kos has participated in a number of wars throughout its history, the most renowned being the Trojan War, between 1194 and 1184 b.c., and it has been an object of conquests by civilizations of all types. Its privileged position in the Mediterranean and its proximity to Turkey always made it a strategic target. Because of this, it has a cultural heritage only found on some of the Greek Isles. </p> <p>Some of the most famous historic monuments are the Aslepeion’s sanctuary, a Doric temple that honours this scholar of medicine. Although its construction date is unknown, it is known that it was restored in the II century b.C. The inscriptions on the front of the temple indicate that it constituted the headquarters of Hippocrates’s school of medicine. Opt for a summer yacht charter in Kos to experience the yearly Festival that celebrates him, hosted by the city in July and August, organized in honour of the father of medicine, who spent his life in Kos. He was born in Kos, and you can still find the tree where he used to gather with his students in ancient times, it is located in the Plaza of the Banana. You can also visit the sculpture of the famous man in the archaeological museum. In his honour, every year between July and August, a festival is celebrated, it is the most popular on the island. </p> <p>On top of this, Kos preserves the remains of a medieval fortress of the XIV century at its entrance, erected in 1315 by the knights of the order of San Juan of Rhodes. </p> <h2>Travelling from Kos</h2> <p>The island of Nisyros is just an hour away from Kos and is one of the mandatory places to visit on your yacht charter in Kos. It is a small and peaceful island defined by its volcano and spectacular vistas. </p> <p>On the other hand, the location of Kos on the West of Greece and just 4km off the coast of Bodrum in Turkey, allows you to visit several countries during your yacht charter adventure. Another mandatory visit is to the Greek isles of Astipalea and Kalimnos, which are located less than a day worth of sailing from Kos. In addition, the Aegean provides optimum winds and currents for you to be able to visit one isle after the other with ease. </p> <p>The port of Kos has over 40 spaces for mooring and basic services of resupply. Don’t forget that besides the marina, you have a number of beaches and coves in which to drop the anchor throughout your yacht charter holiday in Kos. </p> <p>A yacht charter in Kos is something that sailing enthusiasts shouldn't miss. Exploring ancient sites, anchoring in marvellous coves and swimming in shimmering, blue Aegean waters is an adventure that, once experienced, will never be forgotten. Plus, don’t forget to sail to and spend some time in nearby destinations like Lefkas, Kos, Rhodes and islands like the Dodecanese, the Cyclades and the Saronic islands in Greece, also, sail up and down the coast of Turkey and experience a different holiday compared to sailing in the Mediterranean! This year, opt for a yacht charter holiday in Kos and we guarantee you will not regret it. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Lefkas
  • <p>A <strong>Lefkas boat charter</strong> is the perfect way to spend your next holiday. This beautiful hilly island of the Ionian archipelago lies on the west coast of Greece, and is connected with the mainland only by a narrow causeway and a floating bridge. It is hard to find a better option than a yacht charter in Lefkas as this island boasts everything desired by sailing tourists: plenty of safe anchorages, scenic beaches, beautiful spots for snorkelling and scuba diving and picturesque fishing villages lining the coast. Balmy breezes, a pleasant climate, and friendly locals make a yacht charter here ideal. So take one of our boats or yachts bareboat or crewed, perhaps an Oceanis or Bavaria, and enjoy all that are charters have to offer when you set sail in one of the best sailing holidays in the Mediterranean. </p> <p>Located on the northern part of the island, Lefkas is a base from which to start your yacht charter holiday and sail to some amazing areas in Greece, Corfu, the Ionian Islands or many more Greek beaches and islands during your holidays. Whether you choose to sail to Corfu, Nisos and Paxos in the north or to Kefalonia, Preveza and Ithaca in the south, there are islands to fit all tastes and desires. Enjoy the opportunity to take in this breathtaking scenery. The town is known as the capital of the island's nightlife, and like many other Greek islands, it has numerous bars and clubs, meaning that those who seek a variety of entertainment options won't be disappointed with a yacht charter in Lefkas. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>There are a variety of water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving in which you can take part and discover the underwater flora and fauna. You will also be able to visit many beautiful and charming fishing villages. </p> <p>One the things that you should definitely visit is the Panagia Faneromeni monastery. It is regarded as the most important religious center of the island, which being located on a hill overlooking the city; it offers spectacular views of the capital as well as the continental coastline across the sea. </p> <p>During your skippered or bareboat yacht charter sailing holiday, it is worth visiting the Dimossari waterfalls. There is an abundance of underground water, the main reason for the island being covered in extensive vegetation. One has to be careful while walking on the slippery rocks, but the view is worth it. After a path among the vegetation, rocks and streams, you will find a natural pool that leads to a 30 meter fall. </p> <p>Moreover, Lefkas can act a hub to explore Greece and the Aegean Sea, sail to the nearby Ionian Islands and gorgeous destinations like Preveza, Nisos, Vassiliki and Ithaca. If you want to, you could even sail to the wonderful island of Corfu, which will be a very entertaining time in the middle of your stint on a yacht charter sailing holiday! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <h3>Nidri</h3> <p>Is a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters, where you can enjoy the impressive vistas of the islands of Heloni, Scorpius, Sparta, Scorpidi and Madouri. Its port is normally full of fishing boats, yachts and luxurious sailboats. On the outskirts of the town, you can explore the ruins of a prehistoric settlement, an aqueduct and some ancient tombs. </p> <h3>Vassiliki</h3> <p>Is a charming village surrounded by dense vegetation and has a long shingle beach that attracts windsurfers above anyone else. In addition, many shores only accessible by boat are nearby, making a yacht charter in Lefkas the best option to explore the island in the most thorough way. </p> <h3>Milos Beach </h3> <p>Located close to the lively town of Agios Nikitas, and to which you can access only by boat, it is quite a large beach, of fine white sand and turquoise waters, where it is common to see some nudists. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>There is a great production of farm products of excellent quality: olive oil, citrus products, honey, grapes and wine. The island is also known for producing the best wine of all of Greece, the Bertzami. In addition to wines, you can try some of the aromatic liquors like the Rosoli, made on a base of mint and roses, or the Soymada, a drink based on almonds. The island’s cuisine is similar to the Mediterranean gastronomy, but also has elements of the Venetian cuisine. This is a common occurrence in all of the Ionic Isles due to them being controlled by Venice for many years in the past. </p> <p>Among the most famous dishes, you can find the Savoro, a fish baked with garlic, onions and rosemary; the Alada, a fresh fish dish; the Ladopita, a pie made with olive oil; and the Pasteli, which is a honey made nougat.</p> <p>Thanks to its unbeatable natural landscapes, its historical wealth, its climate, its gastronomy and its lively nightlife, this is the dream holiday destination. Discover the Greek islands aboard a crewed or bareboat chartered yacht like one of the Oceanis or Bavaria models from Lefkas as a base, you will not regret it! So rent one of our boats and enjoy one of the best holidays of your life in Greece on a Lefkas yacht charter! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Phuket
  • <p><strong>Boats charter in Phuket</strong> is a great opportunity for a holiday and a great chance to visit Thailand’s largest island, and is located in the Andaman Sea, to the west of the Malaysian peninsula. It is mountainous, with 70% rainforest coverage. The western coast has many beautiful sandy beaches, whereas its eastern coast is much swampier. The southernmost point is Laem Promthep, which is an idyllic place for mooring your boat and watching the spectacular sunset. Phuket is full of friendly locals, who are very welcoming to visitors to the island. All in all Phuket is one of the best destinations for a luxury sailing holiday not only in Asia but the whole world, so take one of our yacht charters to Phuket and set sail in the stunning waters as you visit luxury beaches and sail around gorgeous islands! </p> <p>Thailand’s largest isle has become one of the most fashionable destinations in Asia for yacht rental. This picturesque location, a paradise for ancient sailors was found by the Arabs and Indians, between the year 880 and 916. When sailing in Phuket, you’ll experience a beautiful land replete with magnificent bays and palm trees, with magical views to other small bays and formations, and also a wealth of history. Yacht rental in Phuket is without doubt the best way to discover and explore this exotic and natural wonderland, and it’s perfect for all ages, preferences and most importantly, budgets!</p> <p>Furthermore, Phuket gives you access to some amazing destinations in Asia and Thailand, for example, visit stunning locations in the Andaman Sea like Koh Chang, Krabi, Phang Nga as well as the hundreds upon hundreds of small islands and beaches that are dotted around Thailand and Phuket’s coast! So take one of our bareboat or crewed charters in Phuket and have an amazing time sailing on a boat or one of our yachts where you can visit a different stunning marina or a picturesque bay every day of your holiday! </p> <h2>What to do in Phuket</h2> <p>Phuket has a variety of amazing things to do, including elephant rides, bungee jumping and a plethora of nautical activities to choose from. Sailing is held in such high regard that Phuket has held the annual Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, as a tribute to the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej since 1987. Over 100 pleasure craft from all over the world participate in this annual event. </p> <p>Shark Point is another reason for hiring a boat to visit the island. This location is well known for being a leopard shark habitat, and also the location where the King Cruise ferry sank in 1997; its wreckage remains here and you can visit it. Phuket is also replete with sea caves which you can visit by kayak. Phang Nga Bay is a must-see for its magical rock formations which rise from the sea like huge towers, known as “Hongs”. </p> <p>It’s at Phang Nga Bay where you’ll find the Yacht Haven Marina, one of the main marinas. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, the marina is a key landmark for travellers who are looking to set sail on a private rental yacht and discover the hidden corners of Phuket. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>Despite Phuket receiving an average of 7 million tourists per year, it’s not hard to find secluded and private spots to relax on. </p> <h3>Ban Thao:</h3><p>Phuket’s longest, which despite its many luxury resorts, still has many uncrowded spots where you can relax. </p> <h3>Nan Thao:</h3><p>A beautiful and enormous bluewater shoreline, located near Ban Thao, but without the crowds; you can hear the gentle sound of rolling waves, and enjoy a relaxing, quiet day out. </p> <h3>Banana Beach:</h3><p> A small cove situated between Ban Thao and Nan Thao. Getting there is a little more difficult, as the only way to reach it is along a steep coastal path, although the walk is relatively short. If you’re in search of a relaxing, and intimate time, this is one of the better places to visit, and what better way to visit it than on your own rental yacht. </p> <h3>Kamala:</h3><p> Spacious and sandy with clear waters, this is typical of Phuket. It is also the perfect place for the adventurous, as there are many exciting activities for daredevils, such as riding on a jet ski, parachuting, and many more adrenaline-filled activities to accomplish! </p> <h3>Laem Sing:</h3><p> A spectacular cove surrounded by rocky cliffs, worthy of any postcard. Its only disadvantage is that it receives a large amount of tourists during high season, again making yacht rental in Phuket an ideal choice, as you’ll be able to relax, away from the crowds. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Don’t forget, Thailand has some amazing delicacies that you simply have to eat during your time on holiday on a yacht charter in Phuket. Phuket’s culture has remained relatively unblemished by tourism, and to see an example of this, why not take a trip to Phuket City’s centre and see its typical Sino-Portuguese houses and its house museums. The original inhabitants of these houses were the first expats who put Phuket on the map in the 19th century due to its significant tin reserves and rubber plantations. Chilli peppers, lime juice, demerara sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, purple basil, bamboo shoots, rice and noodles are some of the most important components of the local cuisine. The five key flavours of dishes are; sweet, sour, salty, spicy and bitter. The traditional delicacies are rather eclectic, as it includes influences from many different cultures. Thai culture has certainly been influenced a great deal by Chinese culture. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Thailand
  • <p>Set sail to Thailand in 2016 in one of the most exotic Asian destinations, <strong>a yacht charter in Thailand</strong> offers you the chance to discover its lush green rainforests, its magnificent and idyllic coast, the monuments and ruins of the old kingdom of Siam and its exotic cuisine and fascinating culture. Located in the Indian Ocean, Thailand’s climate can be defined by three seasons; warm, hot and rainy. The best season for visiting Thailand is of course the “warm” season, which extends between the months of November and February, with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. </p> <p>Sailing is one of the favorite Thai outdoor activities. This is due in part to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who in 1967 received the gold medal for winning a sailing race at the South East Asian games. In fact ever since 1987, an annual sailing race has been organized in Phuket, the king’s cup. It is a race conceived to honor the King’s achievements and to share in his passion for sailing, around 100 craft from all over the world participate in this race. </p> <p>Rent a boat or charter a yacht in Thailand with aBoatTime in order to embark on a sailing holiday that you will never forget! When you are sailing in Thailand, you have to make sure that you take your bareboat or crewed yacht to the array of beautiful and fascinating places that are found on Thailand’s coast and the Andaman Sea. From north to south and east to west, Thailand, its coast and its sea offer some amazing places for you to sail to during your yacht charter holiday such as; Koh Chang, Phang Nga, Phuket and the capital Bangkok. </p> <h2>What to do in Thailand</h2> <p>Thailand and Bangkok in particular are a paradise for shopping for electronics. There are malls like the MBK on Siam Square where one can find dozens of cell phone, photos and video camera as well as computer stores, where you would be amazed at the number of gadgets being sold, and their low prices. </p> <p>The passion that the Thai people have about sailing translates into the large number of ports that this country has available for craft of all sizes. That is why sailing holidays in Thailand will ensure that you will be able to experience all the places that this country has to offer in a comfortable and rapid manner. The sea is deeply embedded into the Thai culture and that is why there is no better way to enjoy its gastronomy, its history and its shores from the deck of a yacht. </p> <h2>Ports & Moorings</h2> <p>There are plenty of places to moor your boat when you charter a yacht in Thailand. Thailand’s moorings are in a growth period which is in turn due to the growth of the country’s economy. Thailand already counts with over four thousand recreational ships, and Phuket has four marinas with six more in the rest of the country which are full to maximum capacity. On top of an innumerable amount of mooring points throughout the country, you will be able to find a lot of bays and coves where to drop anchor and enjoy the turquoise waters for which Thailand is so well known. </p> <h4>Sattahip</h4> <p>Located in Sattahip, if your vessel has a trailer, it has the equipment necessary to take your yacht out of the water and store it on the ground. The easiest access is by ship as there are no nearby airports. It has 6 moorings with a maximum depth of eight and a half meters, best used by ships of a length not superior to the nine meters. </p> <h4>The Yacht Haven Phuket</h4> <p>Located in the Ban Laem Hin township, it has a variety of services that are available to its customers, among which is the electricity and a gas station. There is a capacity for 300 ships, for those of a maximum length of thirty meters and a maximum keel of two and a half meters. </p> <h4>Lakeside Villa Port</h4> <p>Located in Ban Khlong Khet, anyone who moors here will be able to enjoy of the most basic services, such as water, electricity and a gas station. It is an ideal marina for medium size vessels, those with a maximum length of no more than 12.19 meters and a keel no deeper than 3.5 meters. It advertises several water sport activities to its customers, and despite the easiest access is either by road or by sea, there is an airport within a 100 km radius. </p> <p>With over 3,200 kilometers of coast line, Thailand has some of the most beautiful and exotic beaches that can be found throughout the Indian Ocean. In addition to coastline, Thailand has some stunning islands that could be a perfect sailing location for a holiday. </p> <h2>Cuisine</h2> <p>Simply put, you’ll enjoy some delicious food during your time on your yacht charter in Thailand. The Thai gastronomy is known to be spicy with a rich and vivid mixture of colors, tastes and smells. This mixture is achieved by the combination of five fundamental flavors: sweet, sour, bitter and salty. The basic ingredients include garlic, peppers, lemon herbs and fish sauce. Throughout the large assortment of dishes in the Thai cuisine, it is almost assured that you will find rice as one of the components. Some of the typical dishes include the Tom Yum, a fiery soup made with shrimp, chicken or beef, mixed with coriander, mushrooms and lemon slices; the Sukijakithai is made of either meat or fish dipped in eggs, accompanied by vegetables, and pasta made from rice flour; or the Tom Kha Gai, a soup made of galangal root. </p> <p>Thailand is exotic from anyway that one looks at it; its landscapes, its history, culture and gastronomy are all part of this exotic experience. Choose Thailand as your next sailing vacation destination and enjoy luxury holidays for an affordable price. Sail around the gorgeous beaches and islands that cover Thailand in places such as Krabi, Phuket, Koh, Phang, Nga, Andaman and many more destinations in this amazing Asian country. Make this year a year to remember and sail one of aBoatTime’s yachts either bareboat or crewed in Thailand where it is a pleasure to sail in and that provides you with an unforgettable and stunning experience. Isn’t it aBoatTime you enjoyed a yacht charter holiday in Thailand?</p>

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Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
Organise your trip at your own pace, to suit you and your family and friends.
If you don't have a sailing license, don't worry. We'll find you a suitable skipper.

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