We at Book2Sail boast a worldwide trustworthy community and take pride in keeping it so by setting responsibilities from both parties as clear as the sun reflecting on the sand bottom of a Caribbean beach.
If you're chartering a boat, here are a few basic etiquette standards:
- treat the boat as if it were your own
- remove your street shoes when going on board (you'll most probably find a basket for them)
- the captain will give you a complete safety briefing pre-departure – listen carefully, it's all about your comfort and safety
- electrical outlets are usually on a generator, when not plugged into shore power. That's why sometimes it's fine to charge your electronics but can't handle high-voltage such as a hair dryer. Simply ask your captain, he'll be able to give you handy instructions.
- On the same note, lights are run on the ship's battery banks so use them of course, but always turn them off when you're not using them
If you're listing your boat in our database to make it available for charter, don't forget to:
- make sure the boat is in top-notch working conditions
- all photos are true impressions of your personal boat and not a picture of a similar boat of the same make and model
- leave your phone details just in case your guests need to contact you
- provide a few basic instructions of where the safety equipment is located on the boat
- and why not suggest a couple good spots that might be off the tourist radar?
Book2Sail is the flagship product of SAS Marine Services Ltd., a registered company with the MFSA - key regulator, providing supervision into the financial services industry.