Electricity is also limited in average yachts (those who do not have a generator) so you basically count on batteries to charge your phone or any electronic device, to have light and to run pumps and radio. In some countries like Greece, tavern owners are happy to let you charge your devices for free while you dine at their place! Alternatively, you/your skipper, will always keep in mind to charge the batteries with the engine or shore cable when available.
Getting in and out of the yacht is via a gangway. It can vary from a plate of wood to a hydraulic one. Usually the first time you might think it twice before stepping your foot on but don’t worry, soon you will be getting in and out without fear.
Clothes, shoes and luggage storage could be limited if you go with a smaller sized yacht. No reason to worry. We can promise you that all you really need on board is swimwear, a couple of t-shirts, a pair of long trousers and a good jacket. Shoes while sailing would be appropriate and a pair of flip flops is usually the most referred when walking around the seaside villages.
Tip: Always use soft luggage as they are easy to store!
Long showers are something to avoid as most yachts have limited water capacity. A quick salt wash off from the skin is enough to make you feel comfortable and you can bother with hair in the before dinner shower. Avoid bringing with you shampoos that create too much foam and conditioners as they are harder to wash off resulting to extreme use of water.
Instead, there are some pretty cool biodegradable shampoos in the market, some of which even cleaning your hair while you use salt water!
Important note: Remind yourself to drink lots of water while sailing and have often light snacks i.e fruit or salads. You would be amazed on how fast you can get dehydrated!