If you love sailing you will surely know that there are a lot of boat types: from motorboats to sailboats, you can find everything, and this is actually the first category when it comes to boat types, then you have specifications like the model, the type of keel, the size, and so on. In this article you will find some advice on when to rent a sailboat. It will help you decide whether to rent a sailboat or choose another type of maritime vessel.
There are many different specifications when it comes to choosing a sailboat, nevertheless all those specifications are too long and complex to be covered by the scope of this article, that’s why we will embrace the topic of sailboats in a general way that covers everything without losing the point in the middle of so many details. First of all, if you are thinking about renting a sailboat it is obvious that you want to sail. It is recommended that you rent a sailboat instead of buying one. Nonetheless, if you are planning on sailing extensively, buying would be the right option for you. When renting a sailboat you will have two main options concerning the crew: (1) Crewed sailboat; (2) single-handed sailboat. Please note that if you choose the latter option you will need to know how to sail, otherwise you will have to rent a crewed sailboat which will be a more expensive option.
While renting a sailboat it is important to know if you have the necessary sailing experience to handle it, because there are unexpected events that can happen and a sailor with no experience may find difficulties when trying to get out of a particular situation. If you do not have the necessary experience, it is better safe than sorry, and in this case rent a crewed sailboat that will include a professional skipper. On the other hand, if you have little experience and would like to learn more, there are companies that will offer sailing classes that will teach you the basics.
Sailboats are not exactly what we can call of “fast boats”, even though there is a motor it is not prepared to reach a high level of speed. The sailboat’s direction and speed will depend on the direction of the wind. The motor is only to be used when there is no wind, or if you need to go in a different direction and the wind is not helping at all. This is why the fuel expense is so low.
In conclusion: if you don’t mind sailing in a slow boat conditioned by the wind speed and direction, then renting a sailboat would be the right option for you. Also, this can be an advantage for those who love to see the landscapes and enjoy a relaxing sailing experience. Moreover, if the ever-increasing fuel costs frighten you then a sailboat would be a good fit for you since their fuel consumption is minimal.