are many types and sizes of yachts to choose from. These fall mainly
into three categories: Motor yachts, sailing yachts,
and motor sailers (which are motor driven but have a full
complement of sails).
selecting the type of yacht and charter that is best for you and
your guests, you should consider the following:
Size of yacht: You must first decide on the number of people
who will be accompanying you, for this determines the sleeping quarters
required. By each photo of the Meandros yachts shown is listed the
length of the boat and how many people it accommodates. Your choice
of size also relates to the waters you intend to travel in. Larger
yachts are better equipped for open, rougher, unprotected waters.
Personal comfort is a factor for many people, particularly on long
trips. As a rule, larger yachts offer more living space and smoother
Purpose of charter: Yachts can be charted for various purposes
-- vacations, business outings, incentives, conveyances, filming,
and research. How you plan to use your boat should influence the
type and size of boat you choose.
Time and distance: How much time do you wish to spend? How
far will you travel? Depending on your itinerary speed, you may
choose either a motor yacht or a sailing yacht. A motor yacht may
travel further in less time than a sailing yacht. A sailing yacht
may be more advantageous for island hopping and exploring hidden
It is wise to set a budget for your charter. This will help
guide you along realistic lines. Costs are directly related to the
length of time you will be using the boat, the type and size of
the boat, the degree of luxury desired by you and your guests, the
provisions and fuel required, and the size of the crew.