Bareboat yachts ranging between 9 and 16 metres in length permitting totally autonomous cruises in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Indian and Pacific Oceans where sailors can freely choose their own itinerary and captain their own boat. Celabrated yachts-owner companies manage well-equipped charter bases in strategic locations around the world. Equinoxe, Italian leader in this field, offers yachts from the best companies - first of which are Moorings and Sunsail, world leaders with over 2.000 boats and 35 bases.
Sailing yachts can cruise anywhere and, thanks to the unlimited range enabled by the wind, can be chartered in both the more easily accessible waters of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and the more remote locations including Indonesia, Maldives, Seychelles, Polynesia and Australia in the Indian or Pacific Oceans. A high level of safety and an excellent service together with the right balance between comfort and adventure ensure this type of vacation will be thoroughly enjoyed by both experienced sailors and newcomers to sailing.
Motoryachts of any kind and size cruise mainly the waters of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Life aboard is extremely comfortable and professional crews ensure clients can enjoy the highest levels of relaxation and safety, while qualified chefs provide excellent culinary delights. Ample opportunities exist for water activities including water-skiing and windsurfing. Often, diving equipment are available on board.
Turkish Gulets, better known as “Caiques”, are traditional vessels and trawling boats used by Turkish seaside dwellers. From up close, they are reminiscent of the grand Ligurian and Sicilian fishing trawlers with which they share similar characteristics. They are ideal for cruising in total relaxation, boasting an excellent swell-handling capacity, large usable spaces both above and below deck, strong engines reliability and the unique aesthetics of days gone by. Caiques were originally unpretentious boats, built with inexpensive materials found in the region, mainly pinewood. They are normally 18 to 40 metres long, house between 4 and 8 cabins and can comfortably accommodate 4 to 16 guests. Today turkish boatyards build huge and magnificent caiques which have nothing to envy to the best motorsailers and motoryachts produced worldwide. Not many frivolities here, rather, the undisputed charm of vessels that better than most blend seamlessly with the suggestive landscapes of the Turkish coast. Though caiques are traditional Turkish boats, in past few years quite a number have been relocated to and operate from Greece, Croatia and Southern Italy.