Clients have been asking for charters closer to home as travel time eats into vacation time. One option is a charter along the California coast. There are more power yacht options than sailing options but the west coast is accessible for a large number of people and a great choice for a long weekend or spur of the moment get away.
One aspect to keep in mind when chartering in the USA is that Coast Guard regulations restrict the number of passengers to 6 on a yacht under 100 GT – about 100’ for a power yacht and 12 for yachts over 100GT.
For summer 2009 try the sailing yacht Coconut that is headed from the Caribbean to San Francisco. Or the lovely motor yacht Mercedes based in southern California is sure to please! There are a number of options for guests depending on the season, so try a charter closer to home!