Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats, or at least it used to requires. Development of Nautical Tourism brought a need to enable wider range of people to experience beauties of sailing. When it comes to a luxury sailing, there are three thins that makes it possible, and those are: Perfect boat, highly professional crew and well planed itinerary. But let’s start from the beginning.
Throughout history sailing has been instrumental in the development of civilization. The earliest representation of a ship under sail appears on an Egyptian vase from about 3500 BC. Vikings sailed to North America around 1000 years ago. Advances in sailing technology from the 15th century onward enabled European explorers in Canada to make longer voyages into regions with extreme weather and climatic conditions. Further improvements in sails and equipment allowed colonization of America and Australia and world to trade to flourish in the 18th and 19th century.
Sailing as an activity emerged from a need, but today it is just a hobby,lifestyle, sport and a perfect way to detach yourself from the rest of the world. Principle of the sailing wasn’t change so much through the years, but modern ingenuity and technology provides much more effective hulls and sails materials, hull shapes, equipment, comfort, performances, and more. Development of the sailing boats wasn’t so fast through the years, but today it has exponential growth. There are two main reasons: sport sailing and nautical tourism. Let me explain!
If we take into a consideration two the biggest events in the sailing world, regatta Volvo Ocean Race and Americas Cup, we would notice that there is, beside the race for a better result, a race for prestige. Enormous amounts of money are invested to develop the best sailing boat or a catamaran for racing teams. And although innovations implemented on a boats are held as a top secret before the race, so other competitors wouldn’t do the same, after the race they become public, and further more they are implemented on a serial produced sailing boats, making them faster, more comfortable, easier to sail with and safer.
Development of the nautical tourism, also demands boats with no flaws, every boat which is given to a client, in which ever sector of nautical tourism, has to be able to meet all the client’s expectations and give him/her even more value. Although fleet is not the only subject of business success in nautical field, it is most certainly, one of the most important. And this is why fast development is required and and inevitable.
Today, variety in sailing boats selection is endless, there are boats for every number of people from 4 to 32 people and more, crewed or bareboat, with wide range of additional equipment, different performances, etc. But the best that world of nautical tourism can offer is all inclusive crewed sailing boats. If you want so spend time with your family or friends under sails with nothing to worry about, and you are not so experienced sailor, crewed sailing yacht or catamaran would be a perfect choice. Depending on the boats size, crew may consists of only a skipper, skipper and hostess, maybe even a cook, or if it is a large sailing boat, like mini cruiser or gullet, number of crew member can go even a way higher. But either way crew has to be highly professional and their primary goal is to make your vacation memorable. The best feature of having a crew aboard is the fact that they are already familiarized with the area so there are no mistakes in navigation, they know all the spots which are worth to visit, even the secret ones, and will advise you about the best local gastronomy offer or even cook it on board, there are your support “on reach of a hand” and personal tour guides.
Philosophy of the luxury sailing is that there is no place for loose ends when it comes to perfect vacation, every aspect of it should be completely covered and planned in details. This is why every charter company has to have a team whose main task is to create tailor made vacation program for every client. They have to have vast knowledge about local area, sailing and nautical tourism in general, so they can plan every stage of clients vacation, from his/her arrival, through destinations and places he/her would visit. to his/her departure. To be able to do this, they have to be proactive, creative and experienced.
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