We all know that two heads are better than one, and the same often goes when it comes to booking a dream yachting holiday. Known in the industry as a ‘tandem yacht charter’, the idea of booking a duo of yachts for a cruise around the Mediterranean or Caribbean sounds extravagant – but once you look into this option it is easy to see why such pairings have become so popular.
The chief reason to double up on yachts when chartering is that it allows large groups of friends, family and colleagues to sail and cruise together on premium vessels while still conforming to the maximum 12-passenger limit required by marine regulations. While there are larger yachts that can carry as many as 26 passengers, this can lead to a loss of luxury and intimacy. As Robin O’Brien, a Fraser Yachts charter broker based in Fort Lauderdale explains, “although those boats are of great value at times, they have to meet certain standards and you do get into the feeling of more of a cruise ship”. (more…)