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Luxury Yacht Charters Newport BeachВ В  by Autumn

in Travel В В  (submitted 2008-06-25)

A yacht is a leisure boat. Yachts are different from working ships mainly because of their recreational purpose. The sailing vessels came to be perceived as luxury items after the advent of powerboats. Ever since the level of luxury on larger yachts has gone towards an upward boom, the word yacht does not mean any sailing vessel anymore. Yacht, these days, generally refer to a racing or a cruising boat.

The huge luxury yachts are equipped with every modern amenities, from air conditioning to television. Big sailing yachts are often highly automated, with computer-controlled electric winches controlling the sails. In recent years the amount of electric equipment used on yachts has increased greatly. Even the smallest, most basic yachts have electric lighting, radio, and navigation aids such as Global Positioning System. Some of the yachts also bring in comforts such as hot water, refrigerators, pressurized water systems, etc. Aids like autopilot, radar and echo sounding are also not uncommon.

A luxury cruise yacht is a large ship with sleeping cabins that takes people on holiday and vacation trips. Hundreds of thousands of people avail of such cruises each year. The luxury cruise yachts are like floating hotels, complete with a well-groomed hospitality staff, to look after the fooding and entertainment of the guests. Some of the large luxury yacht charters have casinos, shops, a range of restaurants, several pools, and a running track. The most expensive yacht cruises also offer personal services to the passengers.

Renting a yacht for family get together and also for corporate event is increasingly gaining in popularity. Yacht charters are rented out for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, and for business or pleasure. It has now been a common practice to rent a yacht for organizing seminars, meetings and corporate parties. Many also rent out the yacht charters to bid farewell to their beloved ones by making arrangement for a sea burial.

Lower Newport Bay in Southern California has 600 acres of open water and is popular for all sizes of vessels. Newport Bay is also known for attracting a huge number of migratory birds. Some charters also offer services for overnight travel to the nearby Islands. The extremely temperate area of San Diego, with 70 miles of beaches having a major influence on the lives of residents, offers charters for whale watching, sea lions, fishing, and assorted water sports, as well as sailing clubs. One can enjoy luxury yacht charters year-round in the New Port Beach.