Tips when renting a boat in Miami
Let’s start from the beginning. You have decided with your family to charter a yacht in Miami to spend an unforgettable holiday. But you do not want to have bitter surprises and above all, you care about safety. So here go our tips when renting a boat in Miami:
1. Acquire a Nautical Guide
of Miami with detailed information of ports and marinas, with telephone numbers and description of services of each one. The more complete the better, you will have all the information in case you need it. In the following posts we will speak more extensively of travel guides and where to acquire them.
2. Have weather information updated.
This is vital for safe navigation. Although you are renting a yacht in Miami (where the weather is usually stable), you should obtain the maps of the evolution of wind and waves. These will allow us to be able to trace the most suitable route to follow and obtain the safest moorings.
3. Check equipment and safety features on board.
Parties in boats and yachts are really fun, but before leaving the port, you must verify that the boat has all the equipment of security, rescue, fire, navigation and prevention of discharges, all of them obligatory by law. We suggest that you locate the fire extinguishers and check their date of revision.
4. Knows and controls communications on the high seas.
For a mind in peace about your navigation, the best is to have clear with the authorities and the relevant channels which you must contact with in case of suffering a mishap. Obtaining this information in the Miami’s port will not cost you more than 30 seconds and check that the communications channels in the yacht you have chartered work. This will make it easier the sailing.
5. Save fresh water.
Although it is not important in a party in a yacht, we have to take in care that we navigate in salty sea; so fresh water is a precious commodity in our boat. The tanks oscillate between 200 and 350 liters, so do not waste it in the showers and toilets, nor when it comes to cooking.
Hope that these 5 tips have been useful to you, but surely you can think of some more because in safety matters any precaution is paltry. See you!