Why own a boat? It’s fine if you actually live within an hour’s drive of the marina where you keep it, then you’ll do far better than the average boat owner, who only gets three weeks of sailing a year. That includes snatched day sails and weekends. In the same cruising grounds. On the same boat. Paying to run and store it 365 days a year.
Maybe you can leave the office by middday on Friday and return on Monday afternoon? Lucky you. But you might still like to try new cruising grounds, or start deciding what your next yacht will be.
On the left is a view from the walls of Dubrovnik (thank you, Laszlo). How about that for a starting place for a cruise?
New Freebooters has partnered with BoatBookings to offer you a huge range of yacht charters all over the world. In Croatia alone, their current list of 260 boats even includes award-winning superyachts, of the kind you might use if you were participating in the Cannes Film Festival
If that’s a bit over the top for you, there are plenty of bareboat and skippered sail and motor craft of all sizes, including proper sailing gulets. (Does that name come from the same root as the French ‘goelette’? They’re schooner-rigged, certainly).
Here on the right is a nice, peaceful 6-berth cruising yacht, a Cyclades 39.3
Or perhaps you’d like something that could give you an exciting ride in a stiff breeze?
How about the Elan 450 on the left?
If BoatBookings doesn’t have the boat you’re looking for on their own books, they will search all available charterers for you. If it exists, they’ll find it and offer it to you. Why not fill in the form below – without any obligation on your part – and see what dreams you can conjure up?