- 10 berths
- 4 cabins
- 2 WC
A fair amount of preparation ahead of a sailing holiday is the best way to experience a stress-free vacation, ready for (almost) everything. A highly discussed topic is boat clothing and essentials, which should be suitable for any activity or climate condition. The boat will be your home and way of transport for a more or less long period of time, becoming a place where you will need to have everything at hand.
In this article, we'll discover the must-have items that every beginner (and expert) should pack for a boat holiday, before setting sail to a new and exciting adventure at sea.
Let's dispel the myth that there is no space on a boat. In fact, there is plenty of space, but it's divided into small compartments located in different areas of the boat, such as the cabins or the galley. For this reason, carrying a big heavy suitcase will be highly inconvenient, as there will be no space to store it. Instead, try to pack your things in a handy and soft bag: in this way, you'll be able to store everything you need in the right place and fold the empty bag before putting it away.
A 30 to 40 liters backpack is more than enough to carry what you need (remember: on a boat, you will spend most of the time wearing a swimsuit) - this dimension is also great for stowing the carry-on luggage in a plane's cabin, with no extra costs for your flight! Shoulder bags are also a valid substitute for a suitcase because they allow you to reach the boat and walk along the jetties in a faster and easier way.
Finally, we recommend using packing cubes to divide your clothes into different categories and to have a tidier cabin.
In addition to your favorite swimsuits, don't forget to bring essentials that will help you survive under the sun all day! Some items not to be missed are a hat, colored t-shirts and sarongs, and sunglasses with straps to keep track of your shades. Sunscreen is your best ally: bring protection for yourself and all the crew, according to your skin type and needs, to be able to safely expose yourself to the sun for a long amount of time.
If you need more ideas on sailing essentials, read this article!
You might not think about it, but nights on a boat can be quite chilly. A sweater or a fleece jacket could be helpful during abrupt weather changes or to fight the humidity. What's better than wrapping up into something warm and cozy during those moments? We suggest dressing in layers and carrying along windproof clothing, to be ready for any unpredictable situation.
We also recommend bringing some long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
On a boat, you will find yourself walking barefoot most of the time. There are a few moments, for instance when mooring or while anchoring, where it is preferrable to wear a pair of light boat shoes to protect the feet and to have a better grip on the wet deck. We suggest carrying a pair of white sole shoes (so you won't leave marks on the floor) for the boat only, and another pair of comfortable shoes for walking ashore. Don't forget to bring flip flops for swimming and showering!
A sailing holiday can be a great source of amazing memories to cherish forever. In order to get the best out of it, it is useful to bring some items that will complete the experience and will allow us to enjoy every single second. Here's a short list, to name a few:
These are some of our best and easiest tips and tricks for enjoying a perfect sailing holiday. We suggest adjusting our advice according to the departure season, and to organize according to location and weather forecasts.