Yachting Vacation: Planning Ahead

Yachting Vacation: Planning AheadWhile you need to secure a crew and get your yacht ready to go, planning ahead to take care of all the small details is also a priority. We’re going to cover the basics of what to plan ahead in order to ensure a smooth yachting trip this summer with your loved ones. Next, protect your high-value asset with a Bergen County NJ Yacht Insurance policy.

Mind the dates.

If you plan on cruising through a new marina, especially during summer, make sure there are no major events that will be taking place on the day of your arrival. Fishing, tourism, and summer events can crowd the marina and limit your opportunity to cruise.

Overnight accommodations.

If you plan on staying at several marinas, call ahead and ensure that you have reservations.  If you have a flexible time frame, make sure that your dream destination is not completely booked during your dates of travel.  Mooring buoys are usually first-come, first-served, but often have a 72-hour limit.  Planning to hook up on the third night of a holiday weekend or on a weekday is a smart way to ensure you will find an open buoy.  If you plan to anchor out, make sure to know your currents and the tidal exchange of the area in order to avoid any nasty surprises. Whatever your sleeping arrangements, be sure to have a backup plan, recommends Get My Boat.

Fuel stops.

Plan your fuel stops to accommodate the average distance your yacht gets under traditional weather conditions. Factor in a cushion to determine where you should stop to refill. A good rule of thumb is to plan a fueling stop when 70% of your fuel is used.

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