FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to charter a yacht without skipper?
To be able to rent a boat from us we need to receive a valid boating license. Several kinds of boating licenses exist, the important thing is that the license is officially valid for the kind of boat you are renting and for the kind of navigation you are about to do. You can easily upload a copy of your boating licence on the Downloads page
What insurances do your boats have?
Both for your and our safety we invest in the most complete yacht insurances on the market. All our sailboats are therefore insured with the very reliable insurance provider Pantaenius. A part from the mandatory insurance (RC) our sailboats are also insured with Kasko (all risk) and a passenger insurance in case of injury of people on board.
Do I need to pass by your office before check-in?
For charter check-in we will meet you up directly in Porto Mirabello at the time that you will find specified in your booking confirmation. Thus there is no need to pass by our office before. You can find our Base Info pdf on the Downloads page.
How do I arrive with my car to the boat?
Call us when you are about to arrive in the marina and we will come to open the parking bars for you. You will find the number to call in your booking confirmation. With respect to the marina’s regulations we kindly ask you not to push the button “emergenza”, on the parking bars.
How many cars can be left in the parking close to the boat?
One car per boat can enter and park on assigned parking lot, for free, for the whole duration of your yacht rental.
Until what time is the mooring assistance active in Porto Mirabello?
In summer time the mooring service (mandatory at entrance) is reached by VHF ch. 73 until 10:00 pm. From the beginning of October until the end of May this service is active until 8:00 pm.
I booked with My Sailing Week last year, do I have any discount this year?
We love returning clients, therefore we give you 7% discount on all bareboat rentals.
I already know when I want to charter next year, do I have any discount when booking in advance?
Yes, if you book before January 31st you have 10% Early Booking discount on all bareboat rentals. Read about all our discounts in the price list on the Downloads page.
How do I pay my boating holidays?
To confirm your booking with My Sailing Week a down payment of 50% of total price is required. The balance payment due date is set to 30 days before check-in. Payments to be made at boarding can easily be paid in cash or by credit card (no Amex/Diners). You don’t have to pass by our office to do this, we have mobile card readers that we bring to the boat.
Can I bring my animal on the boat?
Sorry, you can’t. With respect for persons that might be allergic we do not accept any animals on board our boats.
I have check-in in the afternoon/evening. Can I sail to Portovenere the same evening?
Absolutely, you will be there in about 30 minutes. At check-in we will show you suggested places for your anchoring.
Where is the best place to buy food? Is there a grocery store in the marina?
The closest (big) supermarket is “Coop” in viale Amendola, reachable by car in 5 minutes. The small grocery store in the marina do often have a time table that varies, and therefore it’s best if you contact us for updated information.