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How to Choose the Boat That Best Suits You

How to Choose the Boat That Best Suits You

When Renting a Boat, it can be difficult to choose between a catamaran and a monohulls, as they come in different sizes and cabin configurations. To make the right choice, consider the pros and cons of each type of boat. After deciding, you should then evaluate the boat’s capacity by answering some questions, such as how many people will be on board, if you will have a professional skipper or other crew members, and the length of your sailing vacation. 

Optimum Onboard Capacity

It’s important to note that just because a boat has a maximum legal capacity of 12 people, it doesn’t necessarily mean that 12 adults can comfortably share the space for an entire week. Optimal onboard capacity depends on several factors, and we recommend seeking advice from our charter specialists to ensure you book the right size boat for your group. For example, a 12-meter catamaran with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers can offer four cabins accommodating two people each, as well as one or two cabins in the peak for one person each.

State Cabins

A tip cabin, also called a skipper’s cabin, is a tiny sleeping area located at the front of a boat. It is separate from the rest of the living areas on board and is accessed through a deck hatch. The space is so small that it can be a challenge for some crew members to lie down comfortably, and it lacks amenities like air conditioning and toilets.

It may be difficult to find crew members willing to sleep in this space, and it is not recommended for those who are sensitive to heat or humidity. It’s important to prioritize safety at sea by ensuring crew members can access a bathroom inside the boat. While it is possible for a guest to sleep in a skipper’s cabin, it’s important to consider the limited space and lack of amenities.


When choosing a boat for a group, it’s important to consider the space needs of everyone involved. If the group is close-knit and comfortable sharing spaces, a smaller boat may work well. However, those who value privacy may want to opt for a larger boat, such as a catamaran with separate hulls for families or couples. Additionally, if hiring a professional skipper or crew, it’s important to reserve berths and toilets for their use. Once these factors have been taken into account, selecting a sailboat or catamaran and deciding on a destination are the final steps. Mangomangosbh is the best choice for Yacht Provisioning St Barths.