Dufour 410 Grand Large

  • Fearless and innovative, Dufour 410 Grand Large is designed with the purpose to seduce at the same time the Captain and the crew. The rudder area has been adapted in order to facilitate an easier sail for the Captain, while the crew can enjoy their time in a spacious cabin, and they also have the convenience of a wide side deck and a spacious cockpit platform. The designers of this Dufour have tried to emphasize the elegance and exude the line at all points of the sail. The ceiling is illuminated with an LED lighting strip, a touch of fresh style that without any doubt will mark the trend for future designs. Currently this Dufour presents a fully desired and amazing combination: the sailing table can be easily converted into a comfortable and adjustable sofa, perfect for entertaining on board. The owner’s cabin can be transformed into a movie theater, where you can enjoy an incomparable picture and sound.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Dufour 410 Grand Large
    Type:
    Length: 12
    Beam: 4.2
    Draft: 2.1
    Displacement: 9430
    Motorboats: Volvo
    Horse Power: 55
    Day by day capacity: 9

Destinations where you can hire a Dufour 410 Grand Large

  • Yacht charter in Valencia
  • <p>Valencia is located on the stunning eastern coast of Spain located and is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in Spain. So <strong>yacht charter in Valencia</strong> and enjoy all that the Levante area has to offer. By choosing to charter a yacht in Valencia during your next holiday means you’ll get to enjoy an unbeatable climate, some interesting ports and towns and to discover a vibrant and gorgeous city where you will spend some of the most fun nights of your life.</p> <p>Valencia is one of the best destinations to rent a boat in whilst living in total comfort, as it is one of the most important coastal cities in Spain and the third most populous city in the country, behind Madrid and Barcelona. It was founded by the Romans in 138 BC. This historic city has witnessed the passage of different civilizations, making it a city with a great cultural richness and an impressive historical past, which makes a <b> yacht charter in Valencia</b> an opportunity to surround yourself with culture.</p> <p>In this city, enjoy a nautical environment like no other, since the maritime heritage here is huge. Plus, the impressive beaches are perfect for you to enjoy a relaxing swim or sunbathing session, which you can also do from the deck of your boat. Visit pretty beaches such as La Malvarrosa. Nature, fun and one of the best gastronomies in Spain await you if you choose to <b>charter a yacht in Valencia</b> during your next holiday. What are you waiting for?</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>With a chartered yacht in Valencia you can moor in different ports where you will enjoy all the necessary amenities that you’ll need during your unforgettable trip on board your rented boat. Valencia has many ports that can hold all different sizes of boats, in the same city, as in nearby towns. These are some of the most important ports:</p> <h3>Marina Real Juan Carlos I</h3> <p>This is one of the most important ports in the whole of Spain. Located in Valencia, and about 10 minutes from the city centre, it held the Copa América in 2007 and 2010. It has more than 800 moorings so it is one of the ports with the largest capacity in the country. In addition, they can moor boats of different sizes, with a maximum length of up to 150 meters. You can’t miss the great variety of competitions and sports activities that are held throughout the year in this Marina.</p> <h3>El Puerto Deportivo Pobla Marina</h3> <p>It is located only 5 miles from Valencia. There are 686 mooring points for boats up to 18 meters in length and with 4 metres of draft, making it perfect for larger boats. You will find different services like internet, light and water for your boat, besides a large and fun sport and commercial zone.</p> <h3>Marina Club Náutico Port Saplaya</h3> <p>This marina is located in Alboraya. It has availability for 323 boats of up to 12 meters in length and 3 metres of draft. By mooring your boat in this marina you can enjoy different services or spend a day doing your favorite sports, which is available to guests in this port.</p> <h3>Club Náutico de Oliva</h3> <p>This sailing club is located in a privileged area of the Mediterranean coast, is located within the province of Valencia and close to the city of Gandía. It’s perfect if you want to experience different places on the coast to Valencia. It has a capacity for 356 boats of up to 15 meters in length so you can dock your boat without any concern.</p> <h2>What to do in Valencia</h2> <p>There’s so much to do in Valencia, every second will be filled with fun, relaxation and something interesting when you <b>charter a yacht in Valencia</b>! And it has several celebrations throughout the year, which, coupled with the lively and friendly character of the local people, make a yacht charter in Valencia the perfect opportunity for an unforgettable holiday.</p> <p>You simply have to visit Valencia to experience this fantastic city where you can witness firsthand how modern life and historic traditions combine. You can enjoy both green landscapes and modern urban areas during your sailing holiday.</p> <p>You can enjoy modern infrastructures such as the ‘Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’, where you can enjoy a day of culture and art visiting the huge aquarium, which compliments your holiday at sea, perfectly. You can’t miss the most famous festival of Valencia, Las Fallas, which is celebrated in March. Let yourself be seduced by the romance of the fireworks and bonfires, moments that you’ll never forget. Another of its great festivities is St. Vincent the Martyr, celebrated on January 22 in honor of the patron saint of the city.</p> <p>But the entertainments and activities in Valencia don’t stop there. Enjoy a bike ride through the Turia gardens, a day in the city as you lose yourself in the historic center, where you can enjoy the beautiful architecture. Of course, visit its beaches, arguably the best things about the city. Eat the best paella, since it is the typical dish of the area, you won’t find anywhere better.</p> <p>In addition, there is the possibility of doing different activities such as hiking, kayaking or even hot air ballooning. You won’t experience a dull moment during your yacht charter holiday in Valencia.</p> <h2>What to see in Valencia</h2> <p>A <b>yacht charter holiday in Valencia</b> is an unbeatable way of getting to know the culture and beauty of this city for many different reasons. From its natural landscapes, its parks, the architecture, to its monuments, churches and museums. There’s so much to see!</p> <p>In Valencia, there is an interesting combination of different cultures, which can be seen in the architecture. A great example of this, is the attractive town hall, which integrates two period buildings and different styles between the teaching house and the main facade.</p> <p>The Lonja de la Seda is another of the main buildings in Valencia as it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, check out the impressive gargoyles, just a taste of its unique design. On the other hand, in the Plaza de la Virgen you will find a set of cathedrals which all have a unique architectural styles. You should also visit the Quart and Serranos towers where you will be able appreciate the gothic architecture from the Middle Ages.</p> <p>If you want to surround yourself with nature, you can’t afford miss out on the Monforte gardens, considered one of the most beautiful in Spain for its neoclassical style, or the Botanical Garden, one of the most complete and interesting in Europe.</p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>In Valencia there are some of the most spectacular beaches and coves in the whole of Europe, let alone Spain! These are perfectly adapted to visit by boat and are an ideal way to enjoy the Mediterranean. You will be able to enjoy and relax on beaches that you have always dreamed of, from extensive sandy areas with crystalline waters to hidden coves in which to practice your favorite aquatic activities. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy these places than on board a charted yacht or boat! Experience true freedom, visit different beaches when you want to, here’s some you should go to:</p> <h3>Playa Vistabella</h3> <p>This beach has golden sands and calm waters and is one of the less well known beaches in the area, allowing you to avoid the larger tourist crowds. It’s perfect for people who just want to sit back, relax and enjoy some peace and quiet after sailing on their chartered yacht.</p> <h3>Playa el Perellonet</h3> <p>This is a large beach located in a residential area, and although some areas are private, it is a perfect place to lie on the sand and enjoy the landscape, as it is located in the Albufera Natural Park. Close by is also the El Perelló yacht club.</p> <h3>La Malvarrosa</h3> <p>The most well-known and popular beach in Valencia. Located to the north of the Arenas beach and very close to the center of Valencia. Next to it is the promenade Marítimo, one of the most popular leisure areas of the city and where you can enjoy a bike ride, have some fun skating or eat some of the best paellas in the city.</p> <h3>El Saler</h3> <p>It has more than 2,500 meters of beach and a spectacular landscape that has very little urbanization nearby as it is located in the Albufera Natural Park, get ready to relax! El Saler beach also has some dunes on it and is perfect for water sports.</p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>In Valencia, you don’t need to leave the city in order to enjoy stunning natural landscapes. The Mediterranean climate has made the already gorgeous parks in Valencia even more popular for tourists. Albufera Natural Park is one of the most famous, it’s a small, fresh water lake that is 6 square kilometers in size where you can see a wide variety of native fauna.</p> <p>On the other hand, there is also La Dehesa de El Saler, a landscape formed by pine forests and dunes in which many different species of interesting native fauna and flora are found.</p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Valencia is home to some of the best food in the Mediterranean, it definitely has the best paella in Spain and Europe. The cuisine of this area is a healthy and easy to cook. The ingredients of Valencian dishes are mainly extracted from the sea so the food is very fresh.</p> <p>Special kinds of rice are also very prominent in the Valencian diet, not only used in paella, but baked rice, or black rice, made with squid ink is very popular. Fish, also has great prominence in Valencia. It is the basis of the typical recipe of "all i pebre", a stew of eels spiced with garlic and pepper, or fideuá, a noodle and fish stock meal.</p> <p>But it doesn’t end here, in Valencia we can also taste different sweets with cereals and nuts. The "rosegons", the "arrop i tallaetes" or the sweet potato cakes, typical of Christmas have to be tasted. And we can’t forget the horchata, a tasty Valencian drink that you can’t miss out on if you decide to <strong>rent a boat in Valencia</strong>.</p> <p>In short, a <strong>yacht charter in Valencia</strong> is one of the best ways to get to know this city, the Mediterranean, and everything that this amazing city can offer. Enjoy a few days filled with sun, fun and relaxation. Don’t wait any longer and choose your boat with aBoatTime.</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Denia
  • <p><strong>Boat charter in Denia</strong> gives you the opportunity to explore this fantastic coastal city situated on the Mediterranean Costa Blanca in Spain, midway between Alicante and Valencia. With a pleasant annual average temperature of 17ºC and featuring a picturesque coast, Denia is ideal for a holiday. You could choose to take one of our catamarans or yachts, such as the Sessa or the Sunseeker, either crewed or bareboat, however you see fit. We encourage you to visit other towns and cities such as: Altea, Calpe, Benidorm, Valencia, Jávea and Gandía to name just a few of the fantastic places you could sail to! Your minimum stay can be for as long as you want, but there is almost too much to do to set a minimum number of nights to stay on holiday for!</p> <p>So charter a yacht in Denia and discover this ideal way to discover the Costa Blanca, as you can anchor your boat in one of the region’s many small bays and coves, whilst having the peace of mind of being able to sail wherever and whenever you want, the beaches are perfect. Denia is one of mainland Spain’s most important tourist and port cities, and a popular starting point for those sailing to the Balearic Islands. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Denia’s marina is fully equipped for your outward journey, and has 360 moorings and a temporary mooring area, which allows you to quickly stop off at the port. The marina has all the amenities that you will require as well, leaving you wanting for nothing. Moreover, you can use the reasonably priced ferries which sail regularly and give you the opportunity to relax even more on the sea, rather than having to sail the boat yourself! </p> <h2>Sailing Routes from Denia</h2> <p>Denia is a starting point for many routes to the Balearic Islands; Ibiza is just 50 nautical miles away, Mallorca 110 and Formentera just 60. It is also a great place to sail to nearby cities such as Valencia, Alicante and towards Barcelona and Murcia. </p> <h2>What to do in Denia</h2> <p>Denia is the perfect place to visit and explore its charming narrow streets. The city’s numerous historic conquests have made their mark on the city, with a variety of different civilisations’ architecture in the city centre such as historic walls and castles. Here there are monuments such as the city’s 12th century Moorish towers and its 11th century castle, designed by the Moors and rebuilt in the 19th century under the orders of the Duke of Lerma.</p> <p>When you are in Denia you can’t miss out on the local cuisine and restaurants, they cook some delicious dishes such as arroz a banda, or rice cooked in fish broth and paella. Calle Marqués del Campo is the main nightlife street, with many of the city’s best bars, restaurants and clubs.</p> <p>Boat hire in Denia lets you enjoy the fantastic Mediterranean climate on one of our crewed catamarans or yachts. You can even visit fantastic nearby places such as Jávea, Formentera, Benidorm, Ibiza, Altea, Calpe, Mallorca, Valencia or Alicante. We promise, you won’t be disappointed when you take one of our crewed or bareboat yacht charters in Denia on the Costa del Sol.</p> <h2>What to see in Denia</h2> <p>When you charter a yacht in Denia, enjoy the 20km long coastline which features a variety of unspoilt landscapes. This has made it a popular stopping point for those who opt for yacht charter in the Mediterranean. To the north of the city, there are many long golden beaches, whilst to the south, the coast is rockier, with many small coves which gives another reason to charter a yacht in Denia. Moreover, you should take the time to visit Montgó, a 753m tall mountain which offers fantastic views of Denia, the Mediterranean and the Costa del Sol. </p> <p>One of Denia’s unmissable sights is Calle Terra which runs along the coast from Denia’s port to the Torre del Gerro, one of the city’s landmarks which offers views across the bay and the Cabo de San Antonio. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>If you charter a crewed or bareboat yacht in Denia you can visit many beaches and coves, the following are some of our favourites. Les Rotes is a small cove, located in an area dominated by large pine trees, with many rocky formations. This beach is just 150 metres long, but it is the perfect place to take a walk in the evening and watch the beautiful sunset over Denia’s bay. </p> <p>Further along from Les Rotes, at the end of La Vía Láctea, you’ll find the Torre del Gerro, a 16th century watchtower which provides amazing views of Denia’s bay. This beach is situated in a 110 hectare nature reserve, featuring breathtaking 150 metre high cliffs. Be sure to visit this part of the city on your yacht charter in Denia! If you’re a fan of snorkelling, this cove is one of the most desirable spots for swimming with the marine life. You do require a permit from Denia’s local authority however; so make sure you obtain this in advance. </p> <p>Some other things to do on your holiday in Denia are sunbathing on its pristine beaches which can be found in the Les Arenes area, to the north of the city. Some of the area’s best beaches are Punta del Raset, Les Marines and Les Bovetes. This area, together with Denia’s port is one of the best places to practice water sports such as wakeboarding, water skiing, windsurfing and kayaking. There are many nautical schools where you can take classes and get everything you need for these. </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 St. Martin
  • <p><strong>A yacht charter in Saint Martin</strong> is the perfect opportunity for discovering this unique Caribbean island. It shares its sovereignty between France and the Netherlands, and is the smallest landmass in the world divided between two nations. Despite the presence of both nations, it has been shared peacefully for almost 200 years. “Saint. Martin” or “Sint Maarten” in Dutch, is at the top of the Leeward Islands chain in the northeastern Caribbean and is widely esteemed as a “tropical paradise” for its beautiful, scenic landscape, and crystalline waters which are joyful. So rent one of our crewed or bareboat yachts or catamarans and experience the holiday of a lifetime when you rent one of our charters! </p> <p>St Martin was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, on his second voyage to the America. It was at this time he claimed it for Spain. He named it for the day he landed, it was later fought over by the British, French and Dutch, before eventually coming to be in its present arrangement in 1816. Today French, Dutch and a number of local languages are spoken, however English is the universal language. </p> <p>So rent one of aBoatTime’s bareboat or crewed yachts or catamarans and set sail to Saint Maarten and experience everything that this Caribbean island has to offer. Visit a new marina or bay every day during your holiday, or sail to new islands every day whilst chilling on their beaches and eating in a delicious array of restaurants. So come on a sailing holiday with aBoatTime to the Dutch and French island of St Maarten and visit some of the most beautiful areas of the Caribbean and also the world like the Leeward Islands, St Barts, Marigot, Anguilla, Antigua, Saint Lucia and many more stunning islands in the area. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There is a wide variety of ports all over the coast, in which it is possible to moor the boat. Some of them are: </p> <ul><li>Fort Louis</li><p>This marina, and has capacity to host 150 boats with a maximum draft of 3.5 meters. It’s surrounded by a large number of shops and restaurants to pass the time. </p> <li>Port la Royale</li><p>This port has also a lot of shops, restaurants and it is a very safe place. </p> <li>Captain Oliver's</li><p>In the east, this port has 150 berths and capacity for boats with a maximum draft of 2.5 meters.</p></ul> <h2>What to do in St Martin</h2> <p>For those interested in the local wildlife, this Caribbean isle is home to a diverse range of endemic wildlife, such as Pelicans, Egrets and a wide range of birdlife. Many of these can be found in La Reserve Naturelle, a wildlife reserve in the northeast. Another must see is the Butterfly farm, on the Route du Gallon, where hundreds of butterfly species from all over the world are housed in a 900 metre square greenhouse, and features a calm atmosphere with relaxing music and a small waterfall. There is also a number of lakes and lagoons, the most famous being Simpson Bay, where a wide variety of marine life can be found. You can see this diverse natural ecosystem up close by taking advantage of one of the many scuba diving locations, such as in Simpson Bay and the Baie de Grand Case. </p> <p>Due to the favourable location in the Caribbean, the island benefits from a sunny, warm climate, with average annual temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius, with little variation between summer and winter; thus allowing you to take advantage of its fantastic bays and crystalline clean waters whenever you so please. With such sublime weather conditions, why not try one of the many watersports available in St Martin, such as windsurfing, water-skiing or deep sea fishing. </p> <p>On your yacht charter you’ll find all the amenities you need to enjoy your vacation. The northern French half is famed for its luxury atmosphere, with its elegant colonial buildings and luxury boutiques, the capital of the French part. The main shopping streets boast a wide variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and patisseries, whilst a modern designer shopping centre is in the southern part of the town. </p> <p>Owing to the popularity among sailing enthusiasts, St. Martin has a number of marinas available. When you charter your yacht through aBoatTime, you’ll find your yacht moored in the main city on the island. This allows you the convenience of having access to all of the city’s amenities, whilst being able to navigate to another island at a moment’s notice. Nearby places to visit include St Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua, St Barthélemy, and Anguilla, all of which feature historical towns and beautiful volcanic landscapes. Each is different, as a result of their respective varying colonial heritage. </p> <p>In addition to the coastal facilities, there are many inland amenities, such as its famous casinos and lively nightlife. There are also many historical sites, such as the Hope Estate Archaeological Site, where remains of an Arawak (the original inhabitants of St Martin) were discovered. Another interesting historical site is the Loterie Farm, a former sugar plantation dating from 1773. Here you can travel back to colonial times, and take in its cool, fragrant atmosphere. The plantation also features a number of swimming pools, with waterfalls and stylish tropical cabins available for rental on a daily basis. Nearby, the coastal village of Grand-Case offers a wide range of gourmet restaurants, with a wide range of cuisine, including French, Spanish, Cajun and Caribbean. </p> <p>Moreover, St Maarten is set in the ideal location at the tip of the Leeward Isles, allowing you to explore the Caribbean and see a new country every day! For example, you should take your yacht charter and go sailing to exotic places like St Barts, Anguilla, St Lucia and the other Caribbean Isles. Fly to the Caribbean and land in the world famous Princess Juliana Airport where the landing is like no other in the world! <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>On your yacht charter holiday in St Martin you’ll enjoy and experience some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.</p> <ul><li>Friars’ Bay </li><p>It is one of St Martin’s liveliest shorelines. During the day it’s the perfect place for swimming and sunbathing. However in the evening, the promenade becomes St Martin’s premier night time destination, with plenty of bars and clubs. Among the myriad of parties that take place every day, we recommend visiting the Full Moon Party at Kali’s Beach Bar. </p> <li>Baie Longue</li><p>The biggest on the island, it is in the west. It is partially surrounded by the hotel “La Samanna” and ends in the Pointe des Canonniers. This beach, one of the quietest, looks like a postcard: blue sea, white sand, pelicans. </p> <li>Anse Marcel</li><p>This is one of the standout areas of beauty in St Martin. It’s is on the French part of the island (the Dutch must be very jealous!) in the north. Here you can sail, relax and enjoy a perfect Caribbean break. </p> <li>Maho </li><p>A famous landmark because it is at one end of the landing strip of Princess Juliana International Airport. The landing of airplanes such as the 747 have become a tourist attraction in the area. </p> <li>Baie de l´Embouchure</li><p>It is a long stretch of sand and mangrove under protection of the Natural Reserve. This place reunites all the conditions to become the perfect place to practice windsurf and kitesurf: It is protected from the waves by the small islands and the barrier reef.</p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Sint Martin has a vibrant natural wealth, with a huge variety of exotic fauna and flora located underwater as well as above it. The most important natural park is the St. Martin National Nature Reserve, located in the east and full of different species of animals and plants. It occupies an area of 150 hectares that include the surrounding islands as well. </p> <p>Like this park, everything else on St Maarten is also a natural paradise with a rich heritage, so walking tours are organized in the mountains in order to discover the secrets that this place keep. </p> <h2>Currency</h2> <p>The official currency used in the French side is the Euro. However, in the Dutch side the currency is the Netherlands Antillean guilder. </p> <h2>Cuisine</h2> <p>Typical dishes that you’ll find on your yacht charter vacation include rice and sauces made from lush, tropic fruits such as mango, pineapple, papaya and avocado. Why not also try the seafood salads with citrus fruits and chilli. There is a multitude of restaurants that will fill any desire you have, from Caribbean, to African and to European food, St Martin will not leave you hungry! </p> <p>Whether you prefer to take in the culture and history, or spend your time enjoying the useful coastal facilities and water sports, a yacht charter in St. Martin offers a calming getaway, in an unbeatable location. You could even join a flotilla and sail with others if you wish, then you could sail your bareboat or crewed yacht or catamaran and take the sailing charter to wherever you wish; a lagoon, an island or any of the beaches you like! Don’t miss the chance to visit nearby destinations like St. Barts, Marigot, Anguilla, Antigua, St. Lucia and even more islands and locations in the Caribbean. Isn’t it aBoatTime you enjoyed a yacht charter in St. Martin?</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Propriano
  • <p>For a relaxing sailing holiday in the sun, a <strong>yacht charter in Propriano</strong>, Corsica, is the perfect fit. You will find the small harbor located at the narrowest part of the Gulf of Valinco, 57 km southeast from Ajaccio. So take one of our bareboat or crewed yacht charters and visit this less well known area of the Mediterranean on board one of aBoatTime’s luxury yachts and sail from island to port to marina along the coast on an exciting, interesting and romantic yacht charter sailing holiday. And don’t forget, visit the amazing places near Propriano like Sardinia, Ajaccio, Vecchio, Valinco, Porto, Bonifacio, Calvi, Bastia, Rousse any many more destinations that you can sail to in Corsica and the Mediterranean. </p> <p>The history of the town is just one of the appeals of a Corsican yacht charter holiday. The picturesque port was invaded by Carthaginians, ancient Greeks and Romans, before becoming the main target in the 16th century for Saracen pirate attacks which greatly damaged the natural harbor. In the 1900s it was renovated to generate the prospering marina that today will provide all the facilities you need as part of a yacht charter in Corsica, and is magnetising. </p> <p>Set sail in this town on your yacht charter sailing holiday and experience all the Mediterranean has to offer by visiting beaches, a new island every day and a different port or marina of your choice! Furthermore, take one of aBoatTime’s yachts and sail along Corsica’s coast and visit some great places like Rousse, Vecchio, Calvi, Porto, Bastia, Bonifacio, Ajaccio, Valinco and even the Italian island of Sardinia. So go sailing in Corsica and relax on or in any beach or marina you like, you are in control on your yacht charter holiday! </p> <h2>What to do </h2> <p>As part of your yacht charter, make sure you enjoy a pleasant stroll along the main street on the seafront, Avenue Napoleón, before taking a stroll around the numerous boutiques, restaurants and cafes. If you are a thrill seeker, there are several water sports such as wind-surfing, water-skiing, sailing, scuba-diving and snorkeling, as well as other activities on land such as horse-riding, pony trekking, mountain biking and hiking. </p> <p>A popular stopover to incorporate into a yacht charter in Corsica is in Baracci Natura, between Propriano and Olmeto, where you will find the Adventure Park, the Canyon, with jumps, rope bridges, water slides and a swimming area, or the Via Ferrata, where you can try your hand at aerial rope slides, bars, ladders, rope bridges, climbing and rappelling. </p> <h2>Beaches </h2> <p>The coast offers an extensive line of fine sand beaches and rocky coves where you can snorkel and enjoy the amazing views. </p> <h4>De Lido </h4> <p>Just 1 km to the West, right past the Port de Commerce, it has golden sand and a long and soft shore, where spending the day is highly recommended. </p> <h4>De Propriano </h4> <p>It’s peaceful and less well known, where one can relax from the daily hustle. If you are passionate about water sports, you will find your favorite spot in this beach. </p> <h4>De Portigliolo </h4> <p>Is located next to the urban center and has the unique combination of a golden sand and a leafy forest landscape. It’s ideal for hiking one of the marked trails and then refreshing yourself in the Mediterranean Sea. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The gastronomy is very rich and it uses locally produced products. Among the most typical you can find the Figatelli, dark U shaped pork sausages, the Venaco, a slightly spicy cheese, the chestnuts, which are the basic product of the local cuisine, the chestnut sweets, and of course the beers, vines and liquors elaborated on the island. The cuisine is a delight for the senses thanks to the supreme quality of its products and the long living traditions. </p> <p>Sailing in your chartered yacht will help you to understand better the culture of the island and will allow you to enjoy in the best and most unforgettable way everything that the fourth biggest island of the Mediterranean has to offer. Don’t overthink it, Propriano is your destination! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Portoroz
  • <p><strong>Chartering a yacht in Portoroz</strong> or the port of Roses, is a unique opportunity to discover the charming Slovenia. Enjoy your sailing holiday of the peaceful and picturesque villages and the friendliness of the inhabitants. It was established in the XIX century as an important mecca for the European tourism due to the healing properties of its waters rich in minerals. The crown jewel of the city, the Hotel Palace was one of the favorite resorts of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Nowadays, the city boasts luxury and modernism and has a total of six spas, a large number of restaurants and several casinos. Visit as many ports, towns and islands (like the Greek Cyclades) as you can during your yacht charter sailing holiday in Croatia on one of our many yachts or a luxury motorboat. </p> <p>You can sail to the charming towns Losinj, Kvarner, Pula, Opatija, Istria, Rovinj, Trieste and many more sailing holiday destinations in Italy and Croatia that have many entertaining things to do that makes a crewed or bareboat yacht charter sailing holiday here worthy of a fairy tale. A sail along Slovenia’s shoreline can be a good start for a visit to this small country. Its wonderful natural beauty has numerous protected areas such as Triglav National Park in the Julian Alp area. In less than an hour and a half journey, you can reach the heart of Slovenia: its charming capital, Liubliana. The capital has a large offer for tourists and a center that makes a great picture for postcard. Slovenia is located in the heart of Europe and the short distance that separates it from Croatia and Italy make of it a perfect destination to begin a journey around the Adriatic Sea. One of the most popular places to sail to from Portoroz is Pula, in the province of Istria. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>This town is the destination of choice for many tourists who decide to visit Slovenia, and its port is one of the most important on the coast. It holds many expos and conferences, which makes it very active throughout the entire year. One of the biggest events is the nautical expo Internautica, which attracts more than 400 exhibitions and 40,000 visitors. </p> <p>One of the places that you can’t miss is the hotel Kempinski Palace, a building that was once one of the most luxurious and important resorts of the aristocracy in the XIX century, together with Grado and Opatija. In the Riviera Casino the visitors can try their luck, while the large number of hotels offer thermal water treatment in its historic bathhouses. </p> <p>During your journey through the Istria, you can’t miss out on a visit to Piran, known as the small Venice for its Venetian influence. Its central plaza is right by the marina. While going by car you have to park outside of town, with a boat you get right to the town’s heart. The charming city of Izola will not let you indifferent with its gorgeous medieval architecture, don’t forget to visit the Palace of Manzioli and Lovisato built in the gothic Venetian style. </p> <p> Just one hour away from the sea one can find the capital, Liubliana that has a city center that looks amazing on a postcard, coroneted by the famous three bridges. On both sides of the river that runs through the middle of the city, one can find many bars with a great atmosphere, especially during the summer months. On the way to the capitol you will find the Postonja caves, considered one of the most important caves in the world. Very close to these caves one can find the Predjama Castle built in a rocky mountain at a height of 123 meters. </p> <p> No one who likes nature should miss a visit to the Triglav National Park and its amazing hiking trails with spectacular waterfalls and glaciers. The most famous is the Vintgar’s throat trail. Another famous Slovenian jewel is the village of Bled, located by an alpine lake of the same name. In the center of the lake there is a small island to which the most adventurous visitors swim during the summer months. </p> <p>The short distance from cities such as Trieste and Grado provides the option to sail to their coasts and ports. At the same time the Croatian Istria region is located just one step away from Slovenia and it is possible to moor in the ports of Rovinj or Pula in a route that has Portoroz as a starting point so that you can visit Croatia. </p> <h2>The Coastline </h2> <p>Slovenia’s small and charming coast offers non-crowded beaches that are surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes where you can drop your anchor and relax soaking in the sun from the deck of your boat. Many of Slovenia’s coves are credited with the blue flag in recognition for their cleanliness and high natural qualities. Its waters are known for their clarity and their turquoise color. </p> <p>The best sandy beaches are combined with a great tourist offer. The gulf is credited with the blue flag due to its high quality. </p> <p>Simonovzaliv beach</p> <p>For families with kids we recommend a visit to Simonovzaliv beach, located close to Izola. This sandy beach is one of the biggest and it has a beach umbrella renting service and an area for the kids to play in. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your sailing holidays you will have a chance to discover the mixture of the gastronomic influences. The gastronomy in Slovenia has been influenced by the Slavic, Austrian and Italian cuisines. The cuisine is more Mediterranean with a lot of seafood, such as the traditional fried calamari. The restaurants offer pizzas with really thin dough, fresh pasta and risottos. The ice creams and coffees that you can enjoy at one of the terraces have nothing to envy from their local rivals. In the family owned taverns, “Gostilnas”, you will find typical dishes with such traditional ingredients as pork meat, col and buckwheat. White truffle grows naturally in Slovenia, where one can enjoy delicious dishes with this exotic ingredient in almost every restaurant and at affordable prices. </p> <p> Due to the Austrian and German influences, in the bakeries they use a large variety of flour, making bread with a natural fermentation that is so characteristic of these countries. In the cafes one can find delicious cakes and pies, such as the traditional Gibanica, a pie with a Serbian origin with several layers of fine dough and fresh cheese. You have to buy traditional food from the Balkans such as the čevapčiči (spicy sausages) and the burek (a Turkish pie) try one for an authentic local culinary experience while on your sailing holiday. </p> <p>Set sail to Croatia and this wonderful port town on a bareboat, crewed or skippered boat or yacht from aBoatTime and spend a sailing holiday in luxury as you visit a new marina, beach or island every day in the Adriatic or Croatia and resting in some amazing towns that will keep you entertained like Porec, Losinj, Opatija, Kvarner, Pula, Istria and many smaller locations in Slovenia. Don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime, rent a boat now and fall in love with a yacht charter sailing holiday! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Azores
  • <p><strong>Charter a yacht in the Azores>/strong> and explore these islands! The Azores are a group of nine Portuguese isles located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1500km from Lisbon and covering a total area of 2,333km squared. They were originally discovered in the Middle Ages, although they were rediscovered in the modern ages and claimed by Philip II of Portugal and Spain. Try something different to the busy streets of Lisbon in Portugal and enjoy a yacht charter in one of the most special sailing holiday destinations. So set sail in one of our crewed or bareboat yachts and begin cruising with your skipper on your holiday in these coastal areas that are a hidden part of Portugal! </p> <p>It wasn’t until the 20th century that the archipelago became an autonomous region of Portugal, within the European Union. They are of volcanic origin and have a rugged, but picturesque landscape, making them the perfect place to spend a relaxing sun, sea and sand holiday. </p> <p>Moreover, there are some fascinating and gorgeous places that you simply have to visit during your yacht charter in the Azores, sailing to places like Ponta Delgada, Faial, Lisbon, Horta, Terceira and the Isle of San Miguel are a must. </p> <p>Boat hire here has a great deal on offer for you, including sailing in the open ocean, swimming, fantastic sailing routes, diving and the opportunity to visit the quaint and characterful cities. Portugal’s highest point, Mount Pico, is located on the island of Pico, although the majority of the islands have a more crater-like landscape. </p> <p>One of the key attractions of a yacht charter is the tranquil beauty. The local tourist industry is not very heavily developed, and for this reason the majority of the beaches and rural areas are undisturbed. Some of the most popular destinations are; Ponta Delgada, Horta, Sao Miguel, Angra do Heroísmo, Pico, Terceira, and Sao Roque do Pico. </p> <h2>Climate</h2> <p>The climate is mild, with average temperatures of 13ºC in winter and up to 25ºC during summer. Winters are not very cold and in summer the climate is pleasant due to the islands’ subtropical location and the influence of the Gulf Stream. There is a humid climate, but also offer a tropical landscape which is very different to Portugal’s Mediterranean climate. </p> <p>Despite being located deep into the Atlantic Ocean, the seawater ranges from 16ºC to 25ºC, enjoying a yacht charter break in the Azores is an ideal option throughout the year. In 2012, the isles won the Quality Coast award for their natural landscapes and sustainable travel industry. </p> <p>One of the many advantages of choosing a yacht charter in the Azores is not only their beautiful and natural landscapes, perfect for nature lovers, but also their fantastic sailing conditions, and coastal sights. They have amazing beaches, far away from mass tourism, and great sailing facilities as each island has its own airport. </p> <h2>Whale watching</h2> <p>One of the main reasons to visit these Portuguese islands! With boat hire in this area, this option is even more attractive, as you can moor your boat in the sea and see the animals during their migration in summer. If you prefer to travel at a different time of the year, you can also see dolphins and other marine life. The dolphins and whales are spectacular sights and could even swim and jump alongside your yacht! </p> <p>Those who choose yacht charter in the Azores in winter will be able to see <strong>blue whales</strong> stop by the island, a remarkable opportunity to see these magnificent creatures. The biodiversity of the region is unparalleled, with over 115 protected species and 215 endangered species, and for this reason conservation laws are very strict on the islands. </p> <h2>Water sports</h2> <p>If you’re interested in sports such as diving or snorkelling, the Azores are an ideal destination, as you can go sailing and anchor your boat in many beautiful locations. If you like other water sports such as skiing, surfing, paragliding, horse riding, fishing, hang gliding, or other activities such as mountain biking and hiking through the volcanic landscape, these isles are the perfect sailing destination for you. </p> <p>So rent a bareboat or crewed boat, catamaran or yacht from aBoatTime and experience in one of our charters or perhaps join a flotilla and go sailing in the Azores and along the coast of Portugal. Make sure you ask your skipper to sail to and visit great places like Ponta Delgada, Horta, Sao Miguel, Angra do Heroísmo, Pico, Faial, Terceira, and Sao Roque do Pico. The wonderful weather conditions, myriad of activities to enjoy and the many stunning unspoilt beaches the Azores offer, ensures your yacht charter in the Azores will be an unforgettable experience, so why not to rent a boat and enjoy sailing in this Atlantic paradise? </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Sibenik
  • <p><strong>Charter a yacht in Sibenik</strong> and visit this city located in the central part of Dalmatia region, in the Adriatic. With more than 41,000 inhabitants, it is one of the main tourist attractions in the region. Why not rent a bareboat or crewed gulet or one of our many catamarans or yachts from aBoatTime, or perhaps one of our luxury boats like a Jeanneau model and take your sailing charter up and down the coast of Croatia whilst visiting famous sailing destinations like Kornati, Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Krka, Primosten and many more locations in Dalmatia and the Adriatic alike. </p> <p>Sibenik has a great cultural and historic heritage, such as the cathedral of Santiago of Sibenik, declared patrimony of humanity in the year 2000. This city is also home to many cultural and artistic events, such as the International Children’s Festival. </p> <p>This city is full of history as it lived through many political changes; it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire the kingdom of Yugoslavia, was occupied by fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during WWII, then it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia and finally achieved independence as part of Croatia. </p> <p>The city is divided in three parts: the high zone, where you can find the fortresses of San Juan and Santa Ana, the old zone and the old town. The main economic activity of Sibenik has always been metal as well as textile industry as well as agriculture. However, after the Balkan war the city focused on tourism. </p> <p>So visit Croatia and go sailing in Dalmatia, the Adriatic Coast and around all of the amazing islands, marinas and coastal towns. Rent one of aBoatTime’s crewed or bareboat yachts or catamarans for your yacht sailing charter from a local Croatian marina and visit special places all over Croatia such as; Kornati, Trogir, Dubrovnik and hundreds of other places in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and along the coast. Whether crewed or bareboat, a yacht charter in Sibenik will be an amazing holiday, so don’t miss this opportunity! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Inside of the Dalmatia-Sibenik region you have the opportunity to rent a boat in the following marinas that offer several berths for you to moor your yacht in: </p> <ul><li>ACI Marina Vodice:</li><p>This port has modern amenities, 290 docking spots and 60 berths for boats on the ground. All the docking spots have water and electricity in this marina. </p> <li>Skradin aci Marina:</li><p> One of the most impressive in the area, it has 180 docking spots with a capability to host vessels with a maximum length of 70 meters. </p> <li>Solaris yc Marina:</li><p> it’s a port for medium size boats with a maximum length of 13 meters and a 2.5 meters keel. This port is equipped with a large quantity of services, including restaurants and cranes. </p></ul> <h2>What to do in Sibenik</h2> <p>There is so much to do on your yacht charter in Sibenik. There are many places that you can visit in the region, some of the interest points include: </p> <ul><li>The island of Zlarin:</li><p> a spectacular isle of 8 square km located close to Sibenik. </p> -<li>Krapanj:</li><p> one of the smallest islands in the Adriatic, with 0.36 square km, located 300 meters off the coast. </p> <li>Prvic:</li><p> a small island located in the Sibenik archipelago, considered a cultural patrimony and protected by Croatia’s ministry of culture. </p></ul> <h2>What to see in Sibenik</h2> <p>There are numerous curious facts about the city of Sibenik: for example, it is the birthplace of the inventor of the parachute, Faust Vrancic, and the famed basketball player Drazen Petrovic. </p> <p>Within its architectonic beauty, the most important element is the cathedral of Santiago, the construction of which started in 1402, it constitutes one of the main tourist attractions of the city. Other points of interest are the sculpture of Juraj Dalmatinac and the Church and monastery of St. Frane. </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>Get ready to relax on some beautiful beaches on your yacht charter in Sibenik, here are some of our favourites.</p> <ul><li>Primosten beach:</li><p> 27 km away from Sibenik, a visit to this paradisiac beach is almost mandatory. It is characterized for its clear waters, and its stone nature, surrounded by a dense forest. </p> <li>Banj beach:</li><p>it is an artificial beach with several bars and restaurants along the coastline. At night, this beach hosts concerts, events and an open-air cinema. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Sibenik’s beauty is found not only in its spectacular city, but also in the gorgeous natural parks that constitute the local flora and fauna reserves. Some of them are: </p> <ul><li>The Krka natural park</li><p> very close to the city and full of great natural beauty. </p> <li>The Kortaki national park</li><p> it´s another tourist attraction, with more than 140 isles in its interior and an impressive natural beauty. This place constitutes an ideal scenery to explore the Croatian coast aboard the boat of your choice, take advantage of your boat to scuba dive and discover the lush underwater ecosystem, shipwrecks and the underwater archeological sites. </p></ul> <h2>Currency</h2> <ul><li>Currency: Kuna (1kn=100 lipas// 1€=7.5 kn approx.)</li> <li>Places for exchange: banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels and camping sites.</li> <li>Accepted credit cards: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Dinners.</li></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>You’ll get to taste some delicious food on your yacht charter in Sibenik! Sibenik has a large variety of typical dishes, from the famous Misina cheese to the Babic red wine. The delicious ham from Drnis, or the large variety of fresh fish, in addition to typical dishes such as: </p> <ul><li>Skradinski Kumbasice:</li><p> a typical sausage from the region. </p> <li>Soparnjak:</li><p>a paste filled with strawberries, olive oil, and figs. The mixture is fried and then served cold. </p> <p>Other typical foods of the region are for example the dry fig pudding and the almond desserts. </p></ul> <p>So enjoy a yacht charter holiday with aBoatTime and visit Sibenik. Go sailing in Croatia and enjoy an unforgettable holiday on your yacht charter in Sibenik!</p>

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  • Yacht charter in British Virgin Islands
  • <p><strong>Rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands</strong>! It’s all you need to have a care-free holiday. So rent one of our crewed or bareboat yacht charters or maybe a catamaran and begin your sailing holiday in the Caribbean as the Caribbean winds sail you around one of the best sailing holiday destinations in the world! </p> <p>This beautiful British overseas territory, situated to the east of Puerto Rico, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. It was joint Spanish and Dutch territory until the English invaded the islands in 1672. The islands’ capital is Road Town, and the official language is English, although Spanish is spoken by Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who live on the island. </p> <h2>Ports</h2><p>Mooring our boat in the existing ports of this islands is always an option. Some of the places where it's possible to do so are: </p> <h3>North Latitude Marina</h3><p>Located on the island of Jost Van Dyke, in the Great Harbor. It has 20 berths in which the maximum length permitted is 30 meters and the maximum draft is 3.6 meters. </p> <h3>The Inner Harbour</h3><p>Found in Road Town, Tortola. It has capacity to host 30 ships with a maximum draft of 7 meters and a maximum length of 60. Tortola is an interesting part of the Caribbean and you should definitely explore the island when you are renting one of our yachts on your sailing holiday! </p> <h3>Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour</h3><p>Located on the famous island of Virgin Gorda, and has a capacity of 111 berths. The maximum draft of the boats it can host is 7.6 meters and the maximum length is 49 meters. The island of Gorda has a stunning Natural Park and Spanish Town, a fun place to visit, is located on the island too. </p> <h3>The Moorings Mariner Inn</h3><p>This marina is also located in Tortola, in Road Town. It has capacity for 130 boats with a maximum length of 55 meters and a maximum draft of 9.</p> <h2>What to do in the British Virgin Isles </h2> <p>The BVI archipelago comprises more than 40 islands, with Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada being the most populated and well known. The other smaller islands are also ideal locations for day trips, with their beautiful shores and exciting bars which are just a short distance away, all being at your fingertips if you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <p>The archipelago is one of the most popular destinations for a chartered yacht holiday for many reasons: the steady winds allow you to enjoy the islands’ many beautiful white sand shorelines and moor your yacht in one of the picturesque bays. You also have the opportunity to discover the many places where you can go diving and snorkelling amongst coral formations and colourful fish. </p> <p>The islands have a sub-tropical climate, with an average annual temperature of between 25ºC and 29ºC which is ideal for practicing a wide variety of water sports, sunbathing or simply going for a walk along the beach. The steady winds and fantastic sailing conditions throughout the year make the rental of a boat in the British Virgin Islands an ideal option. Also, thanks to the Virgin Islands’ many surrounding islands, they are protected from strong Atlantic tides which makes sailing a pleasant and easy experience. </p> <p>The Caribbean is not only renowned for its long white sandy beaches, but also for the diverse marine life in its seas, you’ll experience it all on your yacht charter getaway in the British Virgin Islands. There are many different places to go diving in the BVI, ideal for all experience levels. Diving schools in the Caribbean are a popular attraction for the thousands of tourists who flock to the islands every year, and highly recommended for inexperienced divers. </p> <p>A yacht charter offers you the freedom to choose your favourite vessel and plan with your skipper the best voyage possible. </p> <h2>What to see in the British Virgin Isles</h2> <p>There are many places to visit, from sandy coastlines to a magnificent cultural heritage. Some of the important and some of our favourite are: </p> <h3>Road Town</h3><p>The capital of the island, it is located in Tortola, the largest island of the archipelago. It is also the main port on the islands, making it the best place to start your yacht charter as most charter yachts are moored here.</p> <h3>Tortola</h3><p>A legendary island of pirate folklore, it is a must see Caribbean island due to its unique landscapes and its laid-back, friendly inhabitants. You’ll find it hard to believe what a paradise you’re in when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. </p> <h3>Anegada</h3><p>Although all of the British Virgin Islands are renowned for their diverse flora and fauna, Anegada is widely regarded as the best for seeing the abundant local wildlife, due to its low population density and it being the archipelago’s only coral island. Anegada is home to a variety of marine species, such as Parrotfish, Needlefish, Sea Bream and Stingray. For those who are interested in the island’s pirate heritage, there are guided diving tours of old Spanish shipwrecks that are scattered around Anegada. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <h3>The Bath</h3><p>Located in Virgin Gorda, it is one of the best in the eastern part of the Caribbean. It looks like a paradise, with white sand and surrounded by blue water. Through its rocky paths it is possible to go from one beach to another and see the wild fauna of the island. </p> <h3>Josiah´s Bay</h3><p> On the outer part of East End, in Tortola, it is probably the best place in the islands to practice surf. From October to April it is the best time to find the perfect wave. </p> <h3>Trunk Bay</h3><p>Beach located in St. John: white sand, blue water and goldfish underwater. Surrounded by all kinds of exotic plants, this beach is the perfect place for some days away from the routine on a boat in the BVI. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Below the surface of the islands’ waters, lie the marvels of the warm Caribbean Sea, such as amazing flora, colourful fish, turtles, manta rays, sharks and dolphins. If you choose to rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands in winter, you’ll also be able to see humpback whales, as they come to mate in Sir Francis Drake Channel at this time of year. Whether you’re just learning to dive, or are an experienced diver, you can’t miss out on this opportunity. There is a huge variety of natural parks in these islands (21!) and some of them are: </p> <h3>Cam Bay</h3><p>Recognised as national park in 1999, it is located in the northern coast of Camanoe Grande. It is formed by an enormous reef and lagoon system. In addition, it has calm waters, goldfish and a spectacular marine environment, perfect to go snorkelling in. If you need any lessons or training before your go snorkelling, there are plenty of affordable schools! </p> <h3>Sage Mountain</h3><p>This natural park is located in Tortola, and was recognised as natural park in 1964. The highest point of the BVI is located in it, and it has a wide variety of plants. </p> <h3>Devil's Bay</h3><p>On the south western zone of Virgin Gorda's island, it has beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy nature. In addition, it is possible to anchor the boat and watch the landscape from our boat. </p> <h3>Diamond Cay</h3><p>This place was declared national park in 1991, and it is located in Jost Van Dyke. The island of Jost van Dyke is famous for the huge quantity of birds that it hosts, apart from the rest of the fauna that live here. </p> <h2>Currency</h2><p>The currency used is the American dollar. Credit cards are accepted in most places, but not in all of them. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Caribbean cuisine is something you can’t afford to miss when you rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands. Fish, shellfish and spicy dishes are the islands’ specialities. If you’re a fan of tropical fruits, don’t miss out on mangos, pineapples and coconuts, all of which are abundant on the islands, and present in many of the typical cocktails. “Fungi” is typical British Virgin Islands, and is a cornmeal dish often made with okra. </p> <p>These Caribbean islands are one of the favourite destinations for sailing enthusiasts. Enjoy fantastic sailing conditions and the islands’ laid-back atmosphere, with our yacht charter offers in the islands. There’s so much to discover on the islands, we’re sure that when you <strong>rent a boat in the British Virgin Islands</strong>, you will enjoy an unbeatable experience! </p>

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  • <p>A <strong>yacht charter in Portugal</strong> is always a good idea due to its wonderful climate, great atmosphere during the day and night, appetizing cuisine, available cultural options and, of course, for its beautiful beaches. </p> <p>Portugal is becoming increasingly popular since you can sail throughout the West Coast and combine sightseeing with sun and sea time. Whether you choose to visit the larger Portuguese cities, the gorgeous area of the Algarve or any other destination, you will be able to discover a country full of traditions and stunning areas, no matter if you are an experienced sailor or if it’s your first sailing vacation. </p> <p>The climate in Portugal is usually sunny and winters are relatively warm, with average temperatures of 13º and 20ºC in summer, which makes a sailing trip in Portugal an excellent option throughout the entire year. For water sports fans it really is a fabulous destination: you can always go surfing, kite surfing or do body-board because of the magnificent Atlantic waves. </p> <h2>What to see in Portugal</h2> <p>While on one of our sailing charters in Portugal, we recommend you get the most out of the skippered, bareboat or crewed sailing charter by combining the time spent sailing and visiting the main tourist areas: do not miss the two most famous cities, Lisbon and Porto. </p> <p>During your time sailing your yacht in Portugal enjoying the coast and all it offers such as water sports, amazing scenery and relaxation. However, you have to explore and witness the towns and cities that sit along the coast of Portugal, places such as Lagos, Vilamoura, Portimão and the rest of the Algarve region are well worth a visit and will amaze you with their beauty and entertainment. So set sail and visit Portugal on one of our skippered or bareboat charters and have a great holiday on a boat. </p> <h2>Porto</h2> <p>The city centre has been declared a World Heritage Place by UNESCO and has a special charm. The city offers attractions such as the Tower of the Clerics, the House of Music, the Episcopal Palace, the City Hall and the bridges over the Douro River. </p> <h2>Lisbon</h2> <p>You simply have to visit Lisbon during your time on board a charter yacht in Portugal. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is a must-see even, if you do not start you sailing trip here. Do not miss the views from the famous Bridge of April 25 or from San Pedro Alcántara. Other attractions include the Old Town, the Tower of Bélem, the Castle of St. George and the Jerónimos Monastery. A yacht rental vacation in Portugal can definitely be a great choice and offers everything you need: beaches, sun, tasty food, fun and an amazing sailing time. </p> <h2>Algarve</h2> <p> The Algarve region is one of the top tourism destinations in Portugal, where you can swim in calm waters, enjoy the extraordinary landscape, try out snorkelling and make the most of a great nightlife. </p> <p>Portugal’s coastline, with more than 1700 km of white sand beaches and amazing landscapes with hills, cliffs and rocks are just waiting for you. Because the beaches are so long, you can easily find areas where you will enjoy a peaceful day far away from the masses. If you prefer coves with turquoise waters, the south is the place to start your yacht charter in Portugal. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Gastronomy is another reason for choosing a yacht charter in Portugal during your vacation. This cuisine is Mediterranean, with traditional dishes that are a must-try: the Feijoada, green broth, cod in all type of sauces, cured meats. Portugal is also a first-rate drinks producer, with a great selection of both reds and whites; the famous wine from the Porto region is renowned worldwide. If you love desserts and sweets, you can't miss the Bélem pastries (cream puffs) or the small bread rolls with cream, so famous here. </p> <p>Set sail on the holiday of your dreams to Portugal on board one of our luxury boats or yachts like the Sunseeker or Mastercraft and try to experience everything that this country has to offer such as sailing, water sports, surfing and places like the Algarve amongst other great destinations like Portimao, Faro, Vilamoura, Lagos, Porto and many more locations by the sea. Don’t miss out, rent one of aBoatTime’s boats and begin your holiday with a yacht charter in Portugal!</p>

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