Baggage and its size
Unfortunately, you really need to fit into a small bag, and a soft bag is better. Large suitcases, especially if there are several of them, do not fit in the cabins, take up the entire space, get in the way and simply take away space where you could comfortably sit and drink wine.
There are lockers:
In cabins and bathrooms — latrines. There will be a place where you can put and hang things, equipment, cosmetics, and everything else. The lockers are latched — in this way they will not open when there is lurch during crossings, and all shelves have restrictive sides.
Lurch is ok
The skipper knows what he is doing, and the yacht as a whole is arranged according to the «tumbler» principle — its keel strives to align the yacht.
Latrines are ok
There are a toilet and a shower in one place, they are easy to use, their size does not differ much from the usual micro-room in a micro-hotel in Paris.
There is hot water
It is heated by an electric boiler or by the heat of the engine, and if there are a lot of people, and there was not enough hot water for you, wait 20-30 minutes and hot water will appear.
You can take a shower on a yacht
But remember that this is not city sewerage and you shouldn’t meditate under water for half an hour. The same applies to washing dishes — on a yacht, remember about saving natural resources, and, first of all, water.
Depending on the region of your trip, marinas can have amazing and well-equipped showers. Or they may not. Or not amazing. But the main thing is that you will always have a shower on the yacht.
There are sockets
The usual European ones. You can take any appliances with you: hairdryers, irons, and other gadgets. While mooring in the marina, the yacht is usually connected to the power grid, but during the crossing, it is better to have a «car charger» for mobile phones — in most cases, they are the only ones that work (because they are powered by batteries). But there are other options as well — the presence of an inverter or generator that provides 220V at any time.
There is everything else that you might need
Refrigerator for patches, masks, and prosecco. Geyser coffee makers for morning coffee at the bow of the yacht. Audio system to listen to your favorite music during the crossing. Glasses for wine and Aperol. Plates, bowls, and other utensils for fruits, croissants, and seafood from the morning markets. Gas stove and oven. And even towel pegs.
What do you need to take with you?
Sunblock, a hat (cap or bandana) and sunglasses for daytime crossings, and earplugs for a full beauty sleep at night.
If you are tired of sunbathing, chatting, drinking, then during crossings you can sleep — it will rock you like a baby in a cradle.
Beds on a yacht
They are designed for a tall adult, the cabin is for two. Bed linen and towels are generally always available (unless you take a cruise along the British coast).
It’s unusual. If necessary, you will be taken to the shore and back on a dinghy — a small boat with a motor, which is on the yacht. At night, almost all the stars of the world will be in front of you, since the city with its illumination will not prevent you from seeing them. Sleeping with the yacht swaying is a great pleasure.
What to take besides basic yacht clothing?
Anything! The things for sunbathing, going to bars or clubs, doing morning jogging or evening promenades along the embankments — yachting allows you to combine the freedom of travel with your favorite city attractions of a tourist trip, and the «hotel» moves with you — isn’t that perfect?