To Cruise or to Sail?

Updated on Tuesday 03rd April 2018

Often, our yacht charter representatives in Dubai are asked by our clients to advise them on the type of vessel they should rent. Well, that very much depends on whether you want to sail, or to cruise.

What is the difference between sailing and cruising? Read on…

Cruising in Dubai

Cruising by using a vessel involves living for a prolonged time on a yacht for rent in Dubai while travelling from one location to the other for pleasure.

Cruising generally takes from a few days or more to even round-the-world voyages.

This type of living and traveling on a yacht can be on both sail and power vessels, monohulls and multihulls, even though the sail vessels are mostly used for longer distances, being less expensive and easier to manoeuver.

The size of the customary cruising vessel has increased in the last years, at the present being in the range of 10 to 15 meters (33 to 50 ft.).

Smaller vessels are also utilized for around-the-world voyages, however, usually, they are not recommended because they involve more risks.

A lot of people who are cruising do so for many years, with the most adventurous ones circling around the globe over three or even ten years.

Sailing in Dubai

Sailing involves using the wind, that is acting on sails, wingsails or kites, to propel a vessel on the water. The types of vessels used for sailing can be sailing ships, windsurfers, sailboats or kitesurfers. Rent a yacht in Dubai with us and you can learn more about sailing and cruising

A customary sailing vessel cannot receive power from its sails on a point of sail which is too close in the wind. On a certain point of sail, the sailor regulates the alignment of every sail in connection with the apparent wind direction to mobilize the wind power.

The powers which are transmitted through the sails are resisted by the forces from the hull, keel and rudder of the sailing vessel.

Which one should you choose?

Sailing confers an amazing sense of freedom, where the yacht guests actively get involved in the trip and feel united with the nature, the sea and the sun.

Cruising on a motor yacht, on the other hand, confers speed and a feeling of luxury. Besides, guests on a cruise can enjoy much more open space.

No matter if you choose to cruise or to sail, we can assure you that on a yacht for rent in Dubai from our fleet, you will have an amazing time which will enable you to enjoy an amazing experience, leaving you refreshed and ready for your next adventure!

If you have more questions about sailing and cruising, or to book one of our yachts, please contact our yacht charter executives in Dubai.