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Your Yacht Charter Checklist

Are you planning to have a vacation cruise with your family or friends  on a boat rental in Playa Del Carmen? Then going through a detailed checklist for your chartered yacht is probably not the priority of your vacation plans. But to ensure a delightful bareboat charter, it is a requirement. 

Use this checklist to guarantee that all equipment onboard is working correctly and to ensure that the crew members understand how each system works.

Your Yacht Charter Checklist

 Food & Provisioning

  • Ensure that the food or supplies you ordered from the charter company, or grocery is sufficient and in good condition.
  • Ensure that you have everything you need the basics like toiletries, condiments, etc.
  • Store the food properly to avoid spoilage. It is advisable to put the most perishable items near the cooling plate and do not put the fruits and vegetables next to the cold plate.

 Chilling or Refrigeration

Make sure that your Playa Del Carmen boat rental company in will operate the boat’s systems before on boarding to ensure that the freezer is working properly and it is ready for food storage.

 Water Supply

  • Check if the water tanks are full. Though it is the responsibility of the charter company, mistakes happen. 
  • Check if each faucet is working, including the deck shower.

Test the Anchor

  • Examine the windlass by taking the anchor up and down several times

Ask for a Boat Tour from Charter Company 

To enjoy smooth sailing, you must be knowledgeable about the options for Playa Del Carmen Yacht Rentals. Pay attention and ask questions and take notes.


  • Monitor the weather forecast and the forecasted course for the remainder of your trip. You can check online for sailors for weather resources in various regions.
  • Do not forget to take note of the radio frequencies to check the daily weather.


Before leaving the dock, ensure it is properly inflated and that you have an air pump on the boat. Double-check if the gasoline is enough. The following should be placed in the dinghy:

  • Full Fuel tank
  • Wrist set
  • Bailing bucket
  • Paddles / Oars:
  • Wrist/disconnect attachment set.
  • Long painter
  • Cable with lock
  • Small dinghy anchor.


  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Spray lubricant like WD-40
  • Boathook
  • Dock lines
  • Cruising guides for your sailing plan
  • Floatation devise for each crewmember including children
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Documents and licences.

Make sure to follow the checklist to enjoy a smooth and enjoyable sailing adventure. Take your time to assure you understand each item. 

Booking your yacht charter in Playa Del Carmen with Caribbean Dream Yacht is simple. We assure you will have an enjoyable sailing experience with us.

When choosing your partner in your yacht charter holiday, you must look into the values of your provider. Look for a company that has built a reputation, honesty, transparency, and quality.