Italy Yacht Charters: Must-Haves for Your Boating BagNovember 30, 2017
Italy offers boaters the charm and elegance you expect from Italian culture combined with stunning landscaping and rugged coastlines. An Italy yacht charter will aquatint you with fine food, pleasure and company and leave you longing for the shores of the boot-shaped country.
While adventuring on your yacht charter there are a few items you should have packed and handy to ensure optimal comfort and enjoyment. We recommend these six items for your boating bag.
#1: Protection from the Sun
You’ll be on the boat and in the sun for several days – sunburn on day one will do more harm than good. Passengers of Italy yacht charters should be prepared for lots of sunshine. We recommend a wide-brimmed hat, lip balm with SPF, sunscreen for your face and body as well as aloe vera to soothe and heal sunburn. Long shirts and pants (think linen) as well as sunglasses can also be used to protect your skin and eyes from the direct sunlight.
#2: Hand Sanitizer
Antibacterial wipes or hand sanitizer is ideal for your boating bag. If you have these on hand you won’t have to get up and go inside to wash your hands. In addition, you are saving the usage of water and helping to keep everyone onboard germ-free.
#3: Motion Sickness Remedies
Whether you’ve been on a boat many times or never at all, you are still at risk for motion sickness. Many professionals prefer crystallized ginger to over the counter medications for motion sickness. Also, be sure to bring some light snacks like crackers or nuts that you can take with the OTC medication, should you need it.
#4: The Proper Safety Gear
Your captain and crew will have the necessary safety gear aboard Italy yacht charters but we would be remiss to leave this important information out of your boat bag necessities:
- EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons)
- Emergency Handheld VHF
- Handheld GPS
- Lights (or low sticks)
#5: Jackets and Sweaters
We know… it seems counterintuitive. Why would you need sweaters and jackets when on a boat in the Mediterranean? The sun will start to go down eventually and when it does the air gets chilly, especially if you are still on the water. From October to April the average temperature is below 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius) and you can expect it to be a few degrees cooler with a wind chill when you’re on the water.
#6: Zip-Lock Bags and/or a Dry Bag
When there is water all around there is always a danger for something that is meant to stay dry to get wet. Zip-lock bags are ideal for cell phones, passports, cash, electronic keys, wallets, and other important paperwork to stay dry. When you dock up it may be best to use a dry bag for your adventures. A dry bag is big enough to fit the family essentials and you can likely put your entire purse/handbag into the dry bag so that if it did fall into water, the contents would stay safe and dry.