Join Flotillas in Florida and Croatia

The latest news and notes on sailing-vacation opportunities from Yachting Vacations of Florida, Club Nautique, the Moorings, and more. "Chartering Notes" from our April 2012 issue.

April Charter Notes

Courtesy Of The Moorings

Yachting Vacations of Florida has added a Delphia 37.3 to its fleet at Burnt Store Marina, in Punta Gorda, on the southwest coast. The company is also holding a one-week flotilla from Punta Gorda up the coast to St. Petersburg and back from May 5 to 12, 2012. The group charter is intended as a bareboat-chartering confidence booster; it includes an experienced flotilla leader and an instructor certified through the American Sailing Association. For those ready to sail farther afield, the company will guide two flotilla weeks in conjunction with A.S.A. along the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, from September 1 to 8, 2012, and from September 8 to 15, 2012. Contact the company for details.

California Company Expands Fleet
Club Nautique, on San Francisco Bay, has added six 2012 Beneteaus to its 50-boat fleet split between its California bases in Alameda and Sausalito. Two 40-footers and two 37-footers are equipped for offshore sailing; a 34-footer and a 31-footer are set up for term chartering. A 34-foot Beneteau was added in 2011. To learn more, contact the company.

Sail in Luxury in French Polynesia
The Moorings now offers crewed vacations for groups of six in three guest staterooms aboard a spacious 58-foot catamaran in the Society Islands of French Polynesia. The all-inclusive vacation includes gourmet meals prepared by a trained chef, a premium full bar and such water toys as kayaks, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, windsurfers, and more. With a professional captain at the helm, guests can sail where cruise ships can't venture along a customized itinerary to stop when they want, where they want. For additional details, contact the company.

Bahamas Company Adds to Fleet
Cruise Abaco, which offers a free sleepaboard on seven-night charters, has made several fleet additions, including a 41-foot Fountaine Pajot Lipari cat, a 44-foot Fountaine Pajot Orana cat, and a 43-foot and a 53-foot Jeanneau monohull. Contact the company for details.

Fleet Expanded in Croatia
Nautika Centar Nava, a charter company in Split, Croatia, has made several fleet additions, including two Lagoon 400s and one Lagoon 450. The company has also added free cellphones to each boat so clients can contact the company's service department. To learn more, contact the company.

Act Now for This Deal
Book by May 15, 2012, and sail 10 days for the price of seven with the Catamaran Company in Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. Charter weeks are available from June through August 2012. For details, contact the company.