So you’ve managed to somehow get yourself a yacht. Whether you’ve saved up and bought it, rented it for a few days of borrowed it from a good friend, you’re well on the way to living the dream – at least for the weekend. You’ve seen people living the high life on their catamarans and yachts in the movies, now it’s time to get a group of your friend together and jetset on a luxury sailing adventure of your own!
Before you depart, make sure you are prepared for what your journey will bring. Along with the essentials of any yacht cruise, such as petrol, water, sunscreen, a responsible captain and your mates there are a number of other items you should bring to ensure you maximise the fun you have on your journey out at sea. We’ve put together a list of the most important things to bring when heading out for a day trip.
Of course you’d bring food, right? We’re not just talking standard fare here though, we mean real food prepared by a real chef or someone who really knows how to cook. You’re relaxing in the sun, living large, you want to be eating more than just your typical lunch sandwiches or some salad from the grocery store. For an occasion such as this one you might want to get some special catering done up to help you celebrate the event.
When we go sailing up the Queensland coast, we usually pack our cabin fridge full of delicious meals prepared for us by our favourite Brisbane catering company. We love to take their catered sushi, gourmet sliders, finger food and noodles out on the trips we do when we hit the reef. You might prefer to bring other cuisines or snacks with you but take our word for it, do it in style by having your meals all properly prepared for you in advance.
How can you celebrate without some alcohol? Well, despite what society dictates you can actually, but in conforming to stereotypes it would be wrong of us not to include a few sneaky drinks for our trip on the ocean. Champagne is always a favourite with the ladies and no setting could be more fitting to share a drink of bubbly with your sea-faring friend than watching the sun over the horizon with a cool breeze blowing through your hair.
Do it right and have your caterers prepare some crackers and cheese, sliced pear and some grapes to go with your afternoon (or mid-morning) drinks. A few beers always go down well with the boys and can make your time out at see just that little bit more enjoyable. Be sure to clean up all your empties though! The sea is already filled with enough waste, we don’t need anymore added to it.
If you want to spend some time away with your friend, having a few drink and acting like a superstar, you’re going to want to have some music to party to. Make sure you don’t forget your collection of MP3s for the trip. Some chilled out vibes for during the day and some more energetic stuff for those fun-filled evening should do the trick.
Combining all of the above will have you well on your way to once of the best experiences of your life. Always make sure you’re prepared before any sailing trip, so that once you are on your way you can relax and enjoy what the ocean has in store for you.
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