You want to travel the world, and you want to do it in style. A yacht is the perfect way to see things you have never seen before. Sound appealing? Of course it does. Nowhere else does luxury meet travel quite as perfectly as when you’re watching the sun set from the deck of your private yacht in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
The only thing standing between you and adventure is your experience. You’re not the greatest sailor. That’s fine. You’ve navigated boardrooms or courtrooms or operating rooms your entire life. Now it’s time to navigate a different type of room.
We’re here to help. We’re more than just a luxury Miami yachting experience here at The Advantaged. Yes, we know all there is to know about the South Florida lifestyle, but we also know all there is to know about sailing in general.
Find some invaluable tips below and after you feel comfortable, head over to our exclusive yacht marketplace to find your dream boat.
Prep, Prep, Prep
The hardest part of getting ready to sail across the globe is planning. Yes, rough seas are dangerous. Yes, dealing with an electrical failure can be frightening. Yes, pirates do exist. These all pale in comparison to the overwhelming feeling many people get when considering how to plan a world vacation.
So make sure to prep, prep some more, prep a little more, and finally prep a bit more. This means taking sailing classes, of course, but also learning about everything boating related. We’re talking about the oceans, the weather, boats in general, and your boat in particular.
This type of comprehensive prep work isn’t easy. It’s best to take it one step at a time. Set aside a day and read a sailing guide for beginners. Then check out a guide on how tides work. Finish off your day by researching local sailing instructors and finding one to work with.
This type of piecemeal prep will keep your momentum going without being too much to tackle at any given moment.
Make Use of the Latest Tech
Sailing across the world used to mean using a nautical chart, almanac, compass, sextant, octant, telescope, and hoping for the best. Thankfully that’s not the case anymore.
It’s 2018 and the latest nautical tech is out of this world. Want a full-fledged meteorology station? How about GPS that’s as accurate as what governments have? What about an environmentally-friendly motor?
The level of precision on already existing marine technology is nothing short of mind-blowing. Add what’s currently being developed into the mix and you have a formula for easier and safer yachting. Sounds pretty good, right?
Even the best-laid plans will change once you’re on the water. Whether it’s using more energy and fuel than you thought, getting caught in inclement weather, having your autopilot or another piece of gear fail, or something entirely different – the unexpected will happen.
This is when being flexible becomes so important. There is no way for you to plan for the unexpected, so instead plan to be surprised. This means it’s okay if you don’t stick to a strict timeline. It means overpack and have redundancies in place for all your important gear. It means take the first few days to make sure you and your crew find a good rhythm.
Now that you have the basics of traveling the world on a yacht, meet our all-star crew. We’re ready to help you find the perfect yacht, charter the perfect vacation, and answer any yachting questions you might have. Contact us today!