What's the best yacht layout for us?
We have an excellent selection of quality sailing yachts for bareboat yacht charter ranging from 30' to 52' including all the well-known names, Jeanneau, Beneteau, Dufour and Bavaria. Most are less than 4 years old and many are brand new models.
If there's 1 or 2 couples onboard look out for 2-cabin yachts which give you more spacious cabins. In the Med the largest 2-cabin yacht is 38', but in the BVIs, we have a superb Jeanneau 50Ds with just 2 master cabin.
For 3 couples you have plenty of choice of yachts with 3 double cabins but maybe you do need 2 heads? Some of the larger 3 cabin yachts have 3 heads so each cabin gets ensuite facilities.
Larger groups need to work out what cabin layout suits them. Over 45', yachts either have 3 double cabins and a twin with narrow bunk beds or 4 smaller doubles. The 5th cabin is either another twin cabin or a skipper's bunk in the bow.
3 or 4 couples should also consider a catamaran, most of which have 4 equal sized cabins, usually with ensuite facilities. Even if you haven’t sailed cats before, you’ll be impressed by their easy handling. Cats are very popular in Turkey and the Caribbean where you spend most nights on anchor rather than on a crowded town quay or marina.