Is Buying A Charter Yacht For You?


The Preliminary Soul Searching Exercise

The Good News

Is buying a boat an investment?


What To Pack For A Charter


Have you ever seen charter newbies showing up at the dock with hard suitcases, only to find out there is nowhere to store them on the boat? Very often, simply because you did not know, or because you are a first timer, you really do not have the right stuff. Here is your guide of what to bring and not to bring on charter.


Buying A Pre-Owned Charter Boat


Why do we know this subject inside out?  

  • We have been owners of several charter boats, in several fleets. 
  • Michel, Sailonline's owner, founded and presided for 10 years the Moorings Owners' Group, the world largest charter yacht owners association. 
  • Michel and his partners (all with equal unmatched experience on charter yachts) have implemented  hundreds of transactions involving charter boat sales - new and pre-owned - all over the world.
  • We operate independently of charter companies and so we are free to write and say anything we need/want to - good and bad - in order to help charter boat buyers. So we are totally unbiased.


Catamaran Guru Collaboration


Catamaran GuruSailonline has happily teamed up with as a contributor and partner. Their team is a dynamic duo of avid worldwide sailors and yacht industry professionals. Their website has a ton of information about the sailing lifestyle, fun travel stories as well as educational information. They built their own boats, sailed all over the world, taught many people to sail, and cruised places most of us only dream about. This places them in a unique position to consult with prospective yacht owners about the complexities of charter yacht ownership management. Last, the people they meet through sailing become their friends because they really care and are passionate about the sailing lifestyle. As they told me: "Sailing is the only real freedom left on this planet". Amen!

Sailonline will contribute to their special charter management section to educate even more people about the charter industry and the pros and cons of owning a charter boat. Check in with them at and follow our exciting collaboration in the months to come.

Raising The Main Sail Another Way



CAUTION: This is not politically correct seamanship!  biggrin

Most sailors mistakenly think that there is only one way to raise and lower sails. The standard procedure we have all learned is this: the helmsman uses the diesel engine to hold the bow into the wind while the mainsail is hoisted by another crew member. 


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