The following article was posted to Caribbean Diving by someone trying to boost the ranks of superyacht forum. Not to mention the fact that it isnt related to Caribbean Diving !

Now here it is (scroll down for the article )without further ado, suffice to say that who the hell is going to operate a super yacht without any kind of seriously long training including yachtmaster!

some of the best (worst) parts are summarised here

“Inspect your yacht to make sure it is safe and secure before you set sail” – really glad I read this internet article as I have no idea how to do this yacht stuff !

If your yacht has a GPS system make sure it is working properly before you leave. Be sure to take a map and a compass to act as backups in case something goes wrong with your GPS system during travel.

” – make sure it isn’t a map of London – there now you cant possibly get it wrong.

If your yacht is brand new or you have not driven it in a while take it for a test run before you decide to travel. You will want to make sure your yacht will run smoothly, do grab some friends or family and go out for an afternoon on the water. This will also help you get used to being on the yacht for a long period of time.

Take the yacht for a test run ! t will help you get used to being on the yacht for a long time.

I seriously am impressed if this article was written by AI (Artificial Insemination), if it was written by a person I would advise them to find out more about their subject or just write about what you know. The internet is clogged way to much with articles written for the sake of SEO. Thanks google for creating this – get a better way to judge a website rather than the links pointing to it.

——the article——

Preparing for yacht travel can be easy if you take some steps to make it happen. You will want to make sure you have everything you need aboard your yacht before you set sail. How you prepare will have a lot to do with how long you plan to spend traveling on your yacht.

Assess Your Yacht

Inspect your yacht to make sure it is safe and secure before you set sail. If there is a part of your yacht that needs to be fixed, replaced or just cleaned you want to find out in time to correct the problems. You may want a professional to inspect your yacht for you. This is especially true of its engine because engine failure while you are traveling can be dangerous or even deadly.

Gather Necessary Items

If you plan to spend several days, or even several weeks on your yacht you will want to make sure you have everything aboard that you will need for the duration of your trip. This means making sure you have safety equipment, bottles of water, food and anything else you deem to be necessary for travel.

Go For A Test Drive

If your yacht is brand new or you have not driven it in a while take it for a test run before you decide to travel. You will want to make sure your yacht will run smoothly, do grab some friends or family and go out for an afternoon on the water. This will also help you get used to being on the yacht for a long period of time.

Research Weather Conditions

When you have decided where you want to travel on your yacht be sure to check the weather for where you are and where you are going. This means that if bad weather is forecast you have advance notice and can reschedule your travel if you choose to do so. If not, you will be prepared for the expected weather and water conditions while you are on your yacht.

Inform Others Of Where And When You Are Going

It can’t hurt to tell someone on land when you will be leaving on your travel and where you will be going as well as when you are planning to return home. This way, if you do not come home when you were scheduled to, someone will know where you went. If you get into a potentially life threatening situation this may even save your life.

Inspect Your GPS System

If your yacht has a GPS system make sure it is working properly before you leave. Be sure to take a map and a compass to act as backups in case something goes wrong with your GPS system during travel.

For more advice on preparing your yacht for travel, you can always consult a superyacht forum to find out what others have to say about yacht travel. You can get valuable tips and advice that will enhance your use of your yacht for traveling.

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