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Most asked questions

What kind of yacht should I charter?

That all depends on you. Your holiday can be tailored to fit your party and your preferences. We offer Bareboat Sailing yacht charters, skippered charters and all-inclusive Crewed charters.

What licence do I need to skipper a Bareboat?

Our Policy here at Sail Italia is that, if the license you hold enables you to sail in your home country, you can use that license to sail here in Italy.

What if I am not qualified to skipper our yacht?

If you do not have the experience required to sail the yacht yourself, or if you would just like to sit back and relax and let someone else do all the work, then you can hire a Skipper for your Bareboat Charter. With years of sailing experience and a wealth of local knowledge, our Skippers will be the ideal guide to your bareboat charter holiday.

What is the minimum age required to charter a yacht with Sailitalia?

You must be 18 years or older to charter.

Are children welcome?

Absolutely! Sail Italia offers a fantastic family vacation experience with amenities on board to accommodate all ages. On our Crewed Yacht Charters, the crew will provide guidance in using the snorkeling gear and kayaks (where available) and are experienced in serving families with children. The chef will design a menu to accommodate the preferences of both children and adults.

Are pets welcome?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your pets on board our yachts

What should we tip our crew?

As a guideline, if you would like to tip your Skipper, we suggest an average of 15-20% of the total charter cost for Crewed Yacht Charters and 15-20% of the daily Skipper fee for Skippered Bareboat Sailing.

What type of equipment and amenities will I find on board?

Sailitalia have the most up-to-date equipment and all the extras a sailor could ask for, including GPS satellite navigation systems, autopilots, CD players with cockpit speakers. Some even have generators and air conditioning. The below deck areas are modified from standard factory production models to give you more room, comfort, and luxury.

Is there WiFi on board?

We are pleased to offer WiFi on all boats in the fleet from our bases in Procida, Cannigione and Portorosa. You can purchase wifi from the base on arrival for €100 per week (with a €50 deposit for the wifi modem).

How do we get to our destination?

You can see a detailed description of how to get to each destination on the page “Bases“. We can also arrange transfers for you, please ask our booking staff for more infomation.

What travel documents do I need?

Depending where you are from you may only need an I.D card or your passport. It is also very important to bring with you your sailing licence.

Where do we board our yacht?

When you reach the base to check in, we will then show you the location of your boat within the marina.

What time can we board?

The time that you will be able to board your boat will be stated on the contract at the time of booking. However we do aim to have all of our boats ready between 3-6pm.

Do you provide yacht and chart briefings?

Yes, you will receive a yacht briefing at the time when you embark, after you have checked over the boat yourself to make sure that everything is in order. You will then receive a chart briefing from our base manager, usually around 6pm, who will give you a full briefing on moorings, the expected weather for the week, suggested itineraries, and more. We also have chart briefings online, please ask our booking staff for more details.

Are there docking and mooring fees?

The first and last night of your charter is free of charge within the base marina. In other marinas the moorings fees do vary depending on the time of year, size of yacht and the places in which you want to visit.

Will I be able to make and receive telephone calls?

This depends on your mobile phone carrier and your destination.

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