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Yacht Charter in Spain
Being located in the westernmost tip of Europe in the Iberian Peninsula at the meeting point between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, yacht charter Spain is among the top destinations for people who enjoy sailing. Affordable prices and fine weather mean that it's increasing steadily in popularity among the yachting circles.
Highly exotic and with many flavors reminiscent of the Arab occupation, Spain can be very appealing to those who know its history. Equally important are the days of the colonial empire because in its heyday, Spain held territories from North, Central and South America to Asia and the Philippines. All these remnants can still be seen today in Spanish cities, cultural and social thriving harbors like Barcelona or Valencia, veritable magnets for foreign yacht charter holidaymakers.
As a yacht charter in Spain you should definitely pay close attention to the Balearic Islands. From Ibiza, which has become the quintessential party destination for youth all over the world, to Mallorca, and Menorca, all the Spanish Mediterranean islands provide the perfect holiday setting for numerous those who like to spend their holidays aboard a ship.
Equally enticing and perhaps more exotic are the Canary islands, located in the Atlantic, near the African western coast. Though a long way from mainland Spain ,they are still considered Spanish territory and are a popular holiday destination not only for foreigners but also for Spanish people themselves. The outlandish volcanic relief, the impressive coastlines and the stunning mountain ranges are the main things that attract yacht charter tourists to the Canary islands.
Here are some of the legal aspects you must take into consideration when planning a yacht charter in Spain. First off, any person sailing a boat longer than 4m or with a motor with an output bigger than 10kW needs a sailing license. For people, that means providing evidence of the permit or former sailing experience to the Maritime Authority. Once you do that, they will issue a local equivalent which will then allow you to sail legally in Spanish waters.
But don't worry, some companies will actually take care of the proper documentation in advance if you request it and if you provide the paperwork ahead of time. Also, you'll need to prove you have insurance if you're sailing your own vessel.
Because it's such a tourist hot spot, yacht charter Spain is pretty relaxed when it comes to letting people in the country. Citizens from the European Union, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland are not required to carry passports and visas, regardless of the purpose and length of their visit. So that's one more reason to pack your bag and head on to Spain.