In the cool months of winter, some people crave warmth once again. Here are seven of the best places to cruise and swim in the winter heat. We chose also the best offers by GlobeSailor, the website that allows anybody to to find what sailboats are available for their holidays all over the world.
During the winter cold months, the Grenadine Islands stay ideal sailing temperature. Located in the Caribbean, there are 32 islands to explore still having some uninhabited. Glory can be found by claiming your own island for the day, or continually cruising through the sea.
Sail Universe Choice: Catana 42 Carbon
Truly in the spirit of Catana, the C42 brings together all the exclusive technical innovations in an exceptional 12.6 metre catamaran. At the forefront of semi-custom yacht-building, the high-performing Catana 42 is as resilient as it is light. With speeds of up to 20 knots downwind and 12 knots upwind, the Catana C42 generates an extremely high level of comfort and safety unequalled in its class, allowing the crew to enjoy sensations previously only available to racing skippers. Book now!
2. Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Sail Universe Choice: Dufour 560 Grand Large
Despite its size, she proves to be fun, responsive, and easy to sail even short-handed. The cockpit is divided into steering and comfort zones with the forward section sporting twin settees for seating up to 8 as well as a table and optional sink and fridge. In the maneuvering area, twin helms have primary winches within easy reach and the mainsheet is double-ended making it adjustable from either side. Book now!
Sail Universe Choice: Hanse 315
The Hanse 315 has everything you could expect from a perfect cruising yacht. Why? Her lines are the creation of judel/vrolijk & co, the best and most experienced yacht designers in the world. This guarantees that she is fast, easy and safe to sail in any weather. Book now!
4. French Polynesia
Sail Universe Choice: Leopard 46
The Leopard 46 sailing catamaran is perfect for sailing the French Polynesia. The Leopard 46 can sleep up to eleven. Four double cabins with their own bathroom, the saloon will accommodate another double and one additional small adult berth is available in the forward port cabin. Book now!
Sail Universe Choice: Lagoon 380
The Lagoon 380 is the result of many years’ experience from VPLP, the architects, and the Lagoon R & D department. This boat has been well thought-out: access to engines from the transoms, large cockpit with table and bench seat, electric windlass, rigid walkway on the trampoline, wide sidedeck. Book now!
6. South France
Sail Universe Choice: Dufour 455
Italian naval architect Umberto Felci has drawn a hull with full ends, a deep body, and exceptionally shallow bow sections. In cruising terms the 455 is fast and stable on all points of sail in mid-range wind speeds. It has good manners and is easily handled by a small crew, though there is a temptation to use the genoa winches while facing away from the sail because they are so far aft. Book now!