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Sailing holiday & yacht charter advice: coronavirus edition

Sailing holiday & yacht charter advice: coronavirus edition

With Yacht4Less you can set sail for better days! Here’s our best sailing holiday travel advice for navigating the coronavirus:

At the tail end of winter with all the cold weather, crazy headlines, and doom and gloom, it’s time to inject some fun and sun into your life. With many people worried about spreading germs, there’s a silver lining - you can enjoy high value, less crowded travel. If you’d still like to get out and go places there are a number of reasons a sailing holiday could make sense for you. The benefits of a yacht charter are: 

  • There’s no better way to beat the winter blues than by taking a yacht charter holiday. With Yacht4Less you can book a private sailing yacht, catamaran, gulet or motorboat in over 50 locations worldwide. Whether you want to stay close to home for a little staycation, or travel to some secluded spot in the middle of paradise - there’s a destination for you. 
  • Take in some new scenery, get out into the fresh air and sunshine. Pick a destination that’s HOT. Germs struggle to survive in the heat, and rest and relaxation may help with keeping your body strong. Combine that with the increased production of vitamin D, which may help increase energy and promote better sleep, and you will be in tip top health! 
  • With a yacht charter, you’ll travel with only your closest family and friends. Aboard your private yacht, you can enjoy the privacy and intimacy for an elevated bonding experience, as well as increased sanitary conditions. All yachts are thoroughly cleaned before each charter and many governments are regulating the cleanliness of charters, giving specific instructions to fleet operators. 
  • Yachts also make it easy to avoid the masses. Not only do you not have to share your space, but yachts can also go places many other people cannot. So on your sailing holiday, you can enjoy anchorages and coves that can only be reached by boat. With a fully equipped boat, you can also enjoy all your meals onboard.

To begin benefitting from your sailing holiday, we recommend booking today! Due to the current situation, many fleet operators are offering big discounts and more favorable payment terms. Some have reduced deposits to as low as 20% and increased discounts to help charterers enjoy their love for sailing! For existing bookings most are giving vouchers with the option to rebook for any time in the future with no added fees in case of official travel restrictions (official travel ban). Now it is cheaper than ever to book the yacht charter of your dreams, and you can enjoy it in a much less congested destination.

Note - these lower rates, flexible payment terms and coronavirus vouchers are subject to the fleet and area. 

So while there are many reasons to continue to book with confidence, there are also certain precautions that you can take such as opting for travel cancellation insurance. This will cover you in the event that your travel plans need to change (we recommend upgrading your regular travel insurance with a CFAR “cancel for any reason” add on feature). 

Yacht4Less has teamed up with the Yachting Industry’s leading insurance company, Pantaenius, which offers 4 different packages at various prices with a range of coverage. Learn more about their packages here! Travel insurance is always good to have, even without the added variable of Covid-19. It helps give you peace of mind and eliminates one more stress so you can fully relax and enjoy your holiday. 

Yacht4Less will continue to monitor the situation and closely follow travel advice from the foreign office. Our client's safety and wellness come first, and we will never leave you shipwrecked! If you have any questions, please contact our charter brokers. As an experienced and knowledgeable team, we are well equipped to handle whatever comes our way.  

Browse listings today to find the perfect boat for you. Enquire with a charter broker for any questions you may have. 


Last updated on 14 March 2020.

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