Cruising the water in a luxury yacht charter can offer plenty of options, from the destination to the vessel and amenities offered.  A powerboat is a great option for speed, if you are looking to cover some distance, seeing as many of the sights as possible.  A sailing vessel offers a more leisurely way to travel, relying solely on the wind for power.

Powerboat Charters are Ideal to Cover Ground and Reach a Destination

A motorized vessel is the fastest way to cover ground while onboard.  This is great for not only reaching a destination but for also seeing as many sights as possible along the way.  With a motor, the powerboat is unaffected by the wind or other conditions, and is able to achieve high speeds even in calm water.  Depending on the size of the boat, powerboats are able to accommodate large groups comfortably and with plenty of amenities onboard.

Powerboats do have limitations, primarily due to their reliance on fuel.  Smaller powerboats do not handle high winds as well due to their high center of gravity and shallow drafts.

For an Environmentally Friendly Laid-Back Trip, Choose a Sailing Vessel

Since this vessel relies solely on wind power it is the more environmentally friendly option, often at a slower and more leisure pace than a motorized boat.  A sailing charter offers a uniquely adventurous option, in that you are often left to where the wind will take you.  It is a quieter way to travel, allowing those onboard to truly feel at one with the scenery.

A sailing vessel is a good option when time is not important, as unplanned factors such as wind speed and the tide can all affect the speed.  There is typically less space on a sailing charter, making this best for smaller groups and the shelter from the sun is often limited.

Whether you choose a motorized vessel or a sailing charter, touring the water on your own private boat is an experience not to be missed.  Cruzan Yacht Charters offers a variety of vessels, both sailing and powerboats, to accommodate your party’s needs.  For more information on our fleet visit