All our motoryachts are well equipped for your safety and cruising comfort.
All charter yachts have as standard specification:
- safety equipment: Liferaft, tender, life jackets, harnesses, tool kit, torch, distress flares, fire extinguishers, life belt, emergency tiller, first aid kit. These comply with local maritime regulations which may not match UK standards, eg in Croatia charter yachts are required to have a tender but not a liferaft, in Sweden charter yachts are not required to have liferaft or tender. Life jackets are foam jackets for emergency use, not self-inflating. For children under 7, we recommend you take their own lifejacket which is the right size for your child.
- navigational equipment: VHF radio equipment, compass, hand bearing compass, steering compass, GPS, depth sounder, outside steering position, rudder angle indicator, rev-counter, sea charts, harbour handbooks, plotter, navigation tools, binoculars, barometer, electric bilge pump, manual bilge pump, charts, pilot guide, VHF, log/speedo, depth sounder.
- deck equipment: spare anchor, boat hook, fenders, mooring line, boarding ladder, deck shower, guardrail.
- bedding: sheets, pillows, pillowcases and blankets - but some fleets do make a charge for bedding. Not all fleets provide towels - please check.
- galley equipment: oven, electric refrigerator, dishes, sink, hot & cold water. Kettles are not standard inventory in the Med. If not provided, please use a saucepan with lid.
- toilet waste holding tanks: not all boats are fitted with toilet waste holding tanks please check. If your yacht does not have holding tanks, please use the toilet facilities ashore when in harbour. Even if the yacht has a holding tank, it is advisable to use the facilities ashore whenever possible to save filling up the tank when in harbour.
sockets: All boats have a 12 volt cigarette lighter socket which can take mobile phone chargers. Yachts in some Mediterranean cruising areas have 220 volt shore power to take a continental adaptor if you want to run a hairdryer, recharge camcorders, etc.
All the boats have a good back-up service to cope with any problems. You normally contact the base by VHF (or mobile phone) for technical assistance and they will either come to your aid or send a local agent to meet you at your next port of call. All our yacht charter companies have 24 hour emergency telephone numbers and all have full-time technical staff at the base.