Dufour 450

  • The Dufour 450 offers comfort and elegance, all in conjunction with a standard varied safe kit. Inside, its cabins have enough place to accommodate up to 8 passengers, as well as a convertible dinette.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Dufour 450
    Type:
    Length: 13.25
    Beam: 4.35
    Draft: 1.95
    Displacement: 8820
    Motorboats: Volvo
    Horse Power: 55
    Day by day capacity: 8

Destinations where you can hire a Dufour 450

  • 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 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 Zadar
  • <p>This small town set on a cape, is the perfect place to begin your sailing holiday, <strong>rent boats in Zadar</strong>, around the Dalmatian coast and its islands. Though Split may be the largest town in Dalmatia, the city’s rich history goes back 3,000 years, and a yacht charter vacation is the perfect way to appreciate it. </p> <p>Don’t miss out on the chance to have a great yacht charter sailing holiday in Zadar and Croatia as you sail along the Croatian and Dalmatian coasts! Sail to idyllic, secluded islands every day in Dalmatia and in the Adriatic in one of our yachts or catamarans and also don’ forget to visit memorable locations in Croatia like; Kornati, Sibenik, Dubrovnik, Krka, Biograd and wherever you wish to moor your yacht during your yacht charter sailing holiday. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>The main port is great and spacious and has a wide variety of services to provide during your yacht charter. A little further away is Biograd, about 30 kilometers away, it is one of the most impressive port cities of Croatia. When you rent your crewed or bareboat yacht you have the opportunity to meet and have fun sailing Croatia. Do not hesitate and choose your sailboat, yacht or catamaran favorite and cast into the sea. </p> <h2>What to do in Zadar</h2> <p> While you enjoy your vacation on your or yacht charter in Zadar, take the opportunity to rest and to visit the most charming coastal towns of Dalmatia such as Ugliano Island and Pasman. You can also sail to the island of Osljak, it was a concentration camp during World War II. You can also see the natural beauty of the 8 national parks in Croatia, such as Krka, which surprisingly has seven falls. </p> <h2>What to see in Zadar</h2> <p>Some of the main touristic points to visit are: <h3>The Venetian Land Gate</h3><p>A famous feature is the commemorative arch, built to demonstrate the importance of this town and fort during the republic of Venetia. The design embraces the town’s leading patron, Saint Chrysogonus, and the protective shield of Saint Mark, another Venetian benefactor. </p> <h3>The Forum</h3><p>The large square in the centre, remnants of the Roman forum where in ancient times criminals were restrained. </p> <h3>Church of Saint Donat</h3><p>For those who want to combine their yacht charter holiday with a bit of culture, it is a great thing to visit this 9th century church, built using stones from the forum. In the 18th century it ceased to be a church and currently hosts classical music shows during the summer. </p> <h3>The University</h3><p>Dating back to 1396, it is one of the first European universities and the first one in Croatia. </p> <h3>The Singing Sea Organ</h3><p>A piece of municipal architecture which creates unpredictably delightful music from the waves flowing through its tubes. </p> <h3>Greeting to the Sun</h3><p>It is another public sculpture nearby. It consists of many crystal plates organised in a circle to illustrate the solar system, and reminiscent of Saturday Night Fever disco floor when illuminated at night time. </p> <p>If you are fond of shopping, take some time out from your yacht charter in Croatia to visit the small lanes in Varos, and continue your trip to the numerous taverns, referred to as konobas, to have squid and taste Malvasia wine. Go back to your yacht, dive in the seafront and then relax on the enormous Dalmatian stones. For night time entertainment, a yacht charter is the perfect way to enjoy the “world’s most exquisite sunset”, as stated by the renowned movie director Alfred Hitchcock. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>The local beaches are known for their boulders and turquoise waters. The post popular is Zaton beach, which is known for the dense forest that surrounds it. If you want to enjoy the sandy beaches of Croatia, you can visit Biograd and Nin. In the majority of the coves along the coast and the nearby islands such as Ugliano, you can snorkel and discover the sea fauna. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>The nature lovers have much to visit during your holiday in Zadar. While you take advantage of the opportunity to meet the Dalmatian coast by boat, you can also visit the Paklenica National Park and Telascica Nature Park, which are the lungs of Dalmatia and one of the most beautiful environments of the region. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your trip on a chartered yacht in Zadar, you will taste some delicious food! As an appetizer, try a glass of the famous Maraschino, a sweet liqueur made from sour cherries. Then follow with the Pag cheese, the most appreciated Croatian cheese made from the milk of sheep on the island of Pag. Brudet is prepared in a thousand different ways, and it is a mix of some species of crabs and fish mixed with sometimes shells or even grilled fish seasoned with the salt of Pag and Nin. </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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