Frequently Asked Questions
How do I search for boats?
To search for a boat, log on to SONS OF SAILS and add your destination on the homepage, select your preferred start date and the duration of your sailing vacation. Once you select the search button, you will be automatically redirected to the search results page, where you can see all the boats available according to your selected destination, preferred start dates and the length of the trip. In order to narrow down your search, on the left-hand-side of the page, you can select the boat type, budget per week, boat year, star rating, boat length, the number of cabins and sail type.
How big does my boat need to be?
If you are sailing as a couple, with just you and your partner, any boat over 30 feet will suffice. In any case, you will need at least two cabins: one for the pair of you and one for an eventual skipper. For groups up to 13 people (the general passenger limit for chartered yachts), you will need a boat with three to five cabins. If you need a skipper, remember to include an extra passenger in your search. Bear in mind that for trips lasting longer than a weekend, it is recommended that the skippers have his/her own cabin (for shorter trips, the skipper can be accommodated in the convertible saloon).
Which vessel type and size should I choose?
The choice of the vessel depends entirely on your wishes and preferences. Our offer includes the following vessel types:
- • Sailing boats - excellent for both family and active vacation
- • Catamarans - very stable and comfortable, ensure fast sailing
- • Gulets - use the power of engine and sails to move, rented exclusively with the crew (captain, sailor, cook, hostess)
- • Motorboats - for speed sailing enthusiasts
Do I need a sailing license to rent a boat?
You can either rent a yacht with or without a skipper. If you have a sailing license you can skipper the boat by yourself, otherwise, a skipper is mandatory.
How can I reserve a boat?
Once you've had some fun exploring our website and daydreaming about your upcoming sailing vacation, booking a boat on SONS OF SAILS is easy, simple, and fast. Once you've registered, you can search, select, and then book your yacht in real time - right from the boat page. This whole process takes about 2 minutes. And even better, it's risk-free.
What currencies do SONS OF SAILS accept?
EUR. Soon we will be accepting other currencies too.
What if I am looking for a destination you do not have on your website?
Our fleet continues to grow on a daily basis. If you realize that your preferred destination is not included on our current platform, please send us an email and notify us accordingly. Our Sail hunters will look into this request. Once we have identified and inspected a potential fleet in your destination, we will add the boats on our website and send you an offer based on what you are searching for.