New Chartering Concept Ups the Luxury Factor

"Chartering" from our February 7, 2007, CW Reckonings


If you dream of bareboat chartering but hesitate at the effort and responsibility involved, consider a Signature Vacation from The Moorings. On a Signature Vacation, you can enjoy all the island-hopping freedom of a bareboat charter, but your boat comes with a licensed captain and a professional chef.

There are three options from which to choose. A Full Yacht Vacation is all-inclusive and suitable for six to 10 guests-ideal for those traveling with family and friends. Stateroom Vacations cater to singles, offering seven days and six nights on a crewed yacht. A Minicruise Vacation gives you five days and 4 nights on a boat, with the rest of your time spent in a luxury hotel of your choosing. This option is perfect for those who like the idea of spending some time on a boat but don't want to be off the hard for too long.

No matter which trip you choose, all of the boats, whether monohulls or multihills, come with private, air-conditioned staterooms, an inflatable dinghy with outboard, gear for kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling, and toys for splashing around in the water.

On a Signature Vacation, you can leave the driving to your professional captain, or take a turn at the wheel. Your chef prepares all meals on the boat, eliminating the need for provisioning or restaurant hunting. Also included are hors d'oeuvres, snacks, and beverages, as well as fine wine and a full bar.

The Moorings' vacation-planning specialists will assist with choosing a destination and with travel arrangements. Keep an eye out for special offers and savings on last-minute deals.

For more information or to get a 2007 Signature Vacations brochure, call (888) 939-2248 or visit the interactive website at