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Best boat models for a sailing holiday

Our selection of most popular sailboats and catamarans

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Choosing the right boat is a crucial part of organising a sailing holiday, because the choice will impact the quality of the holiday itself. The variety of boats available on our website might look overwhelming for a first-timer or a beginner, and that's why we usually suggest contacting one of our travel consultants to ask questions or clarify any doubts before making your choice. 

There are some fundamentals factors to take into consideration when choosing the right boat. Let's see them together! 

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Vacation theme: adventure or relaxation?   

We usually tend to consider sailboats more suitable for an adventurous holiday, focused on sailing performances, and catamaran more appropriate for a comfortable and relaxing holiday, thanks to the greater space availability we can find on board. 

Set up the theme of the vacation with your crew prior choosing the boat as this will help creating the right environment to satisfy everyone's needs. However, you can easily find a combination of the aforementioned themes in many sailboats and catamarans, regardless of the model: modern boats are, in fact, designed with fantastic features that focus on comfort and performance at the same time, allowing you to arrange a holiday without giving up your dearest interests. 

Onboard space

If you are travelling with a large group of people, it is also important to consider space and sleeping arrangements. Regarding the latter, boat cabins generally consist of double beds (rarely bunk beds), therefore we suggest considering how many cabins your crew will need to allow privacy. If you hire a skipper, don't forget to reserve a spot for him/her; usually, boats are provided with an extra single cabin for the captain or a member of the crew, but it's best to check with our travel consultants before booking. 

According to the number of people and the length of the holiday, you will require a different type of space. Catamarans are great for hosting large groups of people because the spaces are usually very comfortable, from ample lounge areas, to 360° window views, and more; but some sailboat models can offer similar features, with wide cockpits and spacious cabins. 

Extras  

A sailing holiday is a perfect moment for sharing some unique and quality time with friends and family, and gathering around a dinner table, preparing meals and splitting on board chores can be a great way to bond even more.

However, for some people a sailing holiday equals to total and absolute relaxation, escaping the daily routines, avoiding new chores and enjoying the natural beauties to the fullest. For this reason, Sailogy offers a variety of additional extras that can be adjusted according to you and your crew's needs. You can choose between skippers, hostess, and chefs, all qualified to take care of the rest while you have fun! 

Consider adding these extras if you want to live a stress-free sailing holiday!  

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Top 5 yachts for a great sailing holiday

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Bavaria Cruiser 46

Type: sailboat

Length: 14 m / 46ft

Cabins: 3 - 4

Berths: up to 8

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The Bavaria Cruiser 46 is a highly regarded sailing yacht, known for its spacious and comfortable interiors as well as its exceptional sailing performance. It won the European Yacht of the Year award in 2015, which is a testament to its quality and popularity among sailors. 

With its large saloon, beautiful wood interiors, and well-appointed bathroom with a shower, the Cruiser 46 provides a truly luxurious experience on the water. Additionally, its XXL bathing platform makes it easy to enjoy the water and the outdoors, while its premium comfort features ensure that you will always be relaxed and at ease on your journey.

Whether you're planning a long voyage or just a weekend trip, the Cruiser 46 is a fantastic choice. Its spacious design and excellent sailing capabilities make it the perfect yacht for both experienced sailors and those new to the sport. So if you're looking for a yacht that provides sailing pleasure, comfort, and adventure all in one, the Bavaria Cruiser 46 is definitely worth considering.

Book a sailing holiday on a Bavaria Cruiser 46. Check our boat availability and get inspired! 

Bavaria Cruiser 46

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Dufour 460 Grand Large

Type: sailboat

Length: 14 m / 46 ft

Cabins: 3 - 4 

Berths: up to 10

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Originally designed in 2016, the Dufour 460 Grand Large is a well-designed cruising yacht that offers exceptional performance, maximum comfort, and innovative features for a truly enjoyable sailing experience. The spacious master cabin is designed with attention to detail and provides a comfortable sleeping space, while the exterior galley is equipped and large, making it perfect for preparing meals and dining with friends and family.

The yacht also features a large deck, providing ample space for relaxing and taking in the scenic surroundings, and innovative storage space, which allows you to easily store all of your essentials while you're on board. Additionally, the yacht offers a great balance of conviviality and privacy, making it an ideal choice for families, groups of friends, or solo sailors.

In summary, the Dufour 460 Grand Large is a well-rounded cruising yacht that combines exceptional performance, maximum comfort, and innovative features for a truly enjoyable sailing experience.

Experience the luxurious feeling of sailing with a Dufour 460 GL, book one at your favourite destination today. 

Set sail on a Dufour 460 Grand Large and live an unforgettable sailing holiday! 

Dufour 460 Grand Large

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Beneteau Oceanis 46.1

Type: sailboat

Length: 14.6 m / 47 ft

Cabins:

Berths: up to 12

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Awarded "Best European Yacht of the year" in 2019, the Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 is a highly sought-after cruising boat that offers a great combination of sailing performance, comfort and elegance. With a spacious deck and plenty of storage, it is perfect for longer voyages, while its easy to maneuver design makes it ideal for short-handed sailing. 

The wooden deck adds to the boat's classic aesthetic, while the numerous hull portholes provide ample natural light inside the cabin. The spacious cockpit, complete with a large table, makes it a great choice for entertaining guests or simply relaxing with family and friends.

Additionally, its impressive sailing performance means that you can explore new destinations with confidence and enjoy your time on the water to the fullest. 

Enjoy the amazing performance and comfort of the Oceanis 46.1 in your favourite destination. Book your holiday today! 

Beneteau Oceanis 46.1

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Lagoon 42

Type: catamaran

Length: 15 m / 48 ft

Cabins: 4 + 2

Berths: 10

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The Lagoon 42 is one of the best catamaran models on the market for a great cruising experience. This yacht is designed for those who want a comfortable and luxurious sailing experience, combined with impressive performance and maneuverability. Catamarans are, in fact, generally chosen for their spacious interns that guarantee comfort to all the people on board, and this model is one of the best choices in terms of space! 

The open design, with a lounge area separated from the cockpit, and large glass windows offering a 180° view, creates a sense of connection with the sea and enhances the overall sailing experience.

The Lagoon 42 is a versatile yacht that can be customized to meet the needs of different types of sailors and their families or friends. You can find this catamaran in a variety of destinations covered by Sailogy, so you can choose comfort anywhere you wish to go!

Book your unforgettable sailing holiday on a Lagoon 42 today

Lagoon 42

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

Type: sailboat

Length: 15 m / 48 ft

Cabins: 4 + 2

Berths: 10

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The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 is a top-performing yacht that offers a great sailing experience for those who love to be out on the water. With its design optimized for off-shore sailing, the 440 provides the perfect balance of comfort and functionality, making it ideal for both day trips and longer voyages.

The attention to detail in the Sun Odyssey 440 is evident in every aspect of the yacht, from the great ventilation and sound insulation, to the selection of high-quality materials and finishes. The spacious cabins and ample storage space make it easy to live aboard the yacht for extended periods of time, and the fully-equipped galley kitchen provides maximum comfort for those who love to cook.

In addition, the spaces onboard the Sun Odyssey 440 are designed to promote harmonious living, with a focus on easy movement and comfortable living. Whether you're lounging on deck, preparing a meal in the galley, or relaxing in one of the spacious cabins, you'll appreciate the attention to detail and focus on comfort that makes this yacht truly special.

In short, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440 is a great choice for sailors and yacht enthusiasts who are looking for a high-performing, comfortable, and well-appointed yacht that is designed for life on the water.

Live an unforgettable sailing holiday on board a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440. Book yours today! 

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