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Chartering a catamaran today

Published on 21 september 2017 at 0h00

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The essential internet

There’s no escape from it... Internet is present in our daily lives, and of course even more so when choosing our next holidays. Nowadays, people can’t envisage choosing a charter company, a boat or a destination without having a look on the net (including of course your favorite magazine’s website) to gather information. It’s often even the first step taken when the idea of going on vacation in a boat comes into the head of a future charter customer. Where to go? How much does it cost? With whom? The best destinations, or what you need to know before chartering a boat – you will find everything (but also its opposite!) on the internet.

It’s essential to differentiate between the various players present on the net: the information sites, generally those of the magazines or travel guides, the official tourist office sites for the destinations, which are full of information but don’t have the necessary objectivity for making a judicious choice, and finally the sites offering boats for charter. Amongst these there are firstly the charter company sites. These are of course the ones to favor! The charter company knows the destination and the boats it charters, and is able to answer all your questions. Above all, it will be your contact once you are in the destination, when the actual charter begins. So it’s best to deal with the same contact throughout the process.

You will also find numerous sites belonging to agencies, which market the boats ...

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