Everything worked well, no hiccups and fast check-in and check-out
1. About the boat
The boat is in very good condition. It's also very stable with the strong wind. We had up to 20 knots but no problem with the mobility (easy to tackle). Even though the boat is 4 meters bread, we did 9.8 knots.
It's equipped with the rolling main and you need to work at the mast.
Luxury front cabin with private toilet and shower.
A lot of space to put your stuff.
We were 4, but the boat is suitable for 6 (it's 3 cabins).
There is no outside chart plotter (only inside). Same with VHF. We used a mobile phone with Navionics and we had one crew member with a VHF license.
2. Charter company
Everything went very fast. Both check-in and checkout.
Very good instruction on check-in.
You can also rent a paddle board for 100 EUR.
The damage deposit is very high - 3500. The company highly recommend to secure it in advance, including skipper responsibility insurance. It costs around 380 EUR extra and you need to arrange it by yourself in advance.
3. Sailing in North Sardinia
Even in June, it's better to reserve the spot in the marinas in advance. Especially in Bonifacio where you need to do it at leet one week before!
Be careful, some marinas are expensive. We stayed in the La Maddalena and Santa Teresa di Gallura and paid 35 EUR per night (June prices). In other places, you can easily pay double.
It's always a good/ strong wind. Could be uncomfortable if you decide to spend the night on anchorage. If you do it then put an extra chain and make sure the anchor holds well. Also check the weather forecast as the wind may change the direction.
We went to the fog close to Bonifacio. Make sure that the crew knows where is the horn.
Always call the marina on VHF to get assistance. Try to be there are before 18.00.
After the warming welcome from Roberta we got our boat and then we discovered Costa Smeralda up to the Soth cost of Corsica - it was amazing!
Sandro is very friendly and good man. It was pleasure to have charter with his company!