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Four Essential Things to Have in Your Cruising Sailboat

Cruising in a sailboat is not all about cocktails and gorgeous sunsets on the horizon. You’re the captain of the ship, and the safety of everyone on board will be under your responsibility. Besides, you won’t get the most fun if deep inside yourself, you know that your cruising trip is risky. Therefore, before you set sail on a voyage, always remember these four essential things to have in your boat.

1. Well-Maintained Sails

setting sailExperienced sailors understand that sails require maintenance more than replacement. It means that if you maintain your sails well, they can last 5 to 10 years. As a matter of fact, the intensity of your voyage and the weather’s conditions are the factors affecting the sails’ life. The longer you leave those sails to withstand harsh wind, the more likely they are to tear.

You probably have seen some yacht owners who chose to stitch the tears. This is indeed the cheapest solution you can get, but please bear in mind that the threads may not last as long as the sail’s fabric. Therefore, always check your sails as needed.

2. A Water Maker

drinkable waterA water maker on your boat is vital for your survival on the sea. And although it is named as such, this equipment actually makes drinkable water from the seawater by a process called reverse osmosis. However, this equipment requires upkeep.

First, you need to check the membranes in the system periodically. If you like to sail in dirty water, then the membranes will be most likely to have a short lifespan. Therefore, make your drinking water only when you are on clean water.

Second, the pump is like the heart of your mater-making machine. Some models require an oil change, while others do not. Check the manuals and maintain the pump’s condition accordingly.

3. A Decent Power System

solo cruisingIf you’ve just bought your yacht, you probably think that you can charge electrical devices with the boat’s engine. This method is, of course, possible, but risky and inefficient. It is better to have a generator or a solar panel.

Check your boat’s electrical system every time you want to go for a sail. If needed, get a professional electrician to examine everything for you. Faulty electrical wiring is not only about power efficiency but also about safety.

4. Propulsion

Your propulsion engine must always be on its top performance because once you are on the open water, you can’t always rely on the wind. Furthermore, go for the one that has a dual filtering system because many contaminants can potentially jam the machine. Bad quality fuel is also common in the ports. And you may not realize you buy one until it’s too late. The dual filters can provide you protection from such risk.…

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Things to expect on a luxury cruise

Apart from being rich, most individuals who go on luxury cruises are seasoned and discerning travelers who find pleasure in interacting with other like-minded people.  This travelers are happy to pay more, if it can provide them with the opportunity to holiday in a five star, sophisticated environment where they will be receive excellent services. Below are some of the things that you can expect when you embark on a luxury cruise:

Personal service

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When you are on a luxury cruise, each passenger is given a high level of personal service because the staff are trained to cater to all your needs right from the moment you get on board. The ambiance that is experienced in these ships is refined and also sociable, with travelers exchanging stories while taking some wine and enjoying the type of international cuisine that would upgrade a lot of reputable land-based eateries. While the meals on offer are a bit below the level of the world’s top restaurants, it is a cut above the cuisine that is offered on any kind of cruise ship. Additionally, the food that is served to you by the courteous attendants, who make every meal an experience that is pleasurable. Alternatively, if you are not up to socializing, you can usually have your food served to you in your stateroom.

 

Reserved entertainment

Basically, luxury cruises provide fewer options for entertainment when compared to normal cruises, and the entertainment that is offered is more reserved. Instead of partying and loud discos, travelers prefer to socialize with each other in a wine bar while enjoying live music. During luxury cruises, prominent speakers are hired to give lectures on a broad range of historical and contemporary issues. These speakers can include professionals like historians, scientists, explorers and academics. Generally, a luxury cruise itinerary will put their focus on yachting hotspots like those found in many parts of the Caribbean, rather than big commercial ports.

Extra treats

gthvhghvghvghA lot of luxury ships provide extra treats for travelers like toiletries from brands and pajamas that have embroidered logos made of cotton. Even though this are only minimal touches, they are usually very popular with travelers who appreciate the attention that is put on detail. Although many ships do not provide services for kids, there are some children-friendly luxury ships that operate during the school holidays. Usually catering to the kids can be privately planned with an off duty member of staff. Generally, these type of cruises would not be the topmost option for a family holiday. However, there are some facilities that can still be provided on these ships to keep kids entertained, so family groups are not completely unheard of.…

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