Motorboat Mangusta 72 · 2007
Miami Beach Marina, Miami Beach, United States (the)
- 3 beds
- 3 cabins
- 2 bathrooms
- 22 m long
- Captain provided
- 45 kn max speed
- 1,550 hp engine
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Charter a yacht in Miami for an unforgettable sailing vacation. Known for its impressive skyline, city beach and parties, Miami is the perfect sailing destination for anyone who wants to relax and take a break from their everyday life. Whether you just want to party on a boat for a week, enjoy a stunning sunset or discover the surrounding areas, renting a yacht in Miami is a great way to start your sailing vacation. To really go for the glitzy Miami experience, we would recommend a luxury yacht rental in Miami.
Miami might be most famous for the crazy parties, but the city has way more to offer than that.
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Known for its fun party scene, you have to go out at least once in Miami while on your sailing vacation. Head out into one of the chic bars for a drink or dance the night away in one of Miami’s various clubs.
The modern history of Miami begins in 1566 when admiral de Aviles claimed this area of land for Spain, but it has been inhabited by native Americans for more than two thousand years before the first Europeans arrived. One of the interesting facts about the founding of the city is that it is the only bigger city that has been founded by a woman. Find out more about the history in the HistoryMiami Museum. Visit the Vizcaya Museum & gardens, an estate built in 1916, to learn more about what life was like during this period in time in Miami. It is open to visitors from Wednesday to Monday.
While Miami might not be surrounded by the air of ancient mythology or legends about sailors, there are many modern myths about the city that many of the inhabitants would like people to erase from their minds. It is, for example, commonly believed that the majority of people living here have had plastic surgery - but, believe it or not, most of them have not. Another myth is revolving around Miami as North America’s party capital. Yes, there are plenty of parties, but the residents can’t party 24/7 and most of the places to go out are restaurants, not bars or nightclubs. Sorry to disappoint you. A third myth is in relation to money. A common misconception is the fact that people believe everyone in Miami is rich. Yes, there are plenty of superrich with huge mansions, pools and private luxury yachts, but just like any other city, there are people from all kinds of backgrounds in the city.
The port of Miami is the world’s largest cruise ship port and the gateway to the South Atlantic. So it comes as no surprise that Miami is a popular sailing destination.
The subtropical climate ensures warm weather all year round, meaning that the water temperatures stay warm as well. Due to the ideal wind conditions, renting a sailboat in Miami is often a preferred choice. Sailors enjoy it particularly between late fall and spring. However, be aware of Hurricane season, which starts at the end of summer. It should go without saying that sailing in those conditions can be life threatening.
Renting a boat in Miami is not cheap. In the US you pay 200$ per person per day on average for a catamaran. At an average price of 90$ per person per day, speedboats are the cheapest option. However, they are only ideal for a shorter period of time. Renting a motorboat comes at an average price of 467$ per person per day while renting a sailboat comes at an average price of 450$ per person per day.
It all depends on the kind of boat vacation you want to experience. Choosing the right boat should all depend on the activities you have planned for your boat trip. Are you looking for the ultimate sailing experience and making the most of the ideal wind conditions? Then renting a sailboat in Miami might be the best choice for you. Are you more in the mood for a relaxed boat holiday with a lot of sunbathing and relaxing on deck? Then a catamaran might be a better option for you.
Pros of renting a catamaran in Miami
One of the advantages of renting a catamaran in Miami is the fact that these types of boats stand on two hulls rather than a keel. This allows you to sail in shallow waters and anchor closer to the shore. If you want to explore some of the hidden beaches Miami and the surrounding areas have to offer, this will be your ideal boat rental. Head to John D. Macarthur Beach State Park, Matheson Hammock Park or Bahia Honda for some quality time away from the madness of the city. These hidden gems make for a wonderful day trip while on your sailing holiday and sailing here with a catamaran means that you get to anchor closer to the shore.
Another advantage of renting a catamaran is its size. It won’t feel like you’re stuck on a boat while heading for your next destination. They are almost like hotel rooms on water with a better view.
As catamarans are generally quite spacious, they are also perfect for a vacation with a bigger group of friends. A popular catamaran for groups is Catamaran St. Francis 50 which is available in Fort Lauderdale, north of Miami. It offers enough space for up to 10 people. If none of you have experience sailing a boat or lack the necessary requirements of renting a boat in the State of Florida, you can always charter this catamaran with a captain. A cool feature on this boat is the barbecue. What more could you ask for on a sailing holiday with your friends?
Cons of renting a catamaran in Miami
While the size of a catamaran can be considered an advantage, it can also be a disadvantage at times. Mooring at one of the marinas could become a problem during high season as the ports can get super busy. The size of a catamaran might come with difficulties to find a spot at a marina. It might also come with a price. As they need more space than other types of water vehicles, you might have to pay extra.
Pros of renting a sailboat in Miami
As the wind conditions in Miami are ideal for sailing, real sailing enthusiasts will opt for chartering a sailboat in Miami rather than another type of water vessel. In ideal wind conditions, you can even charter a sailboat to head all the way to the Bahamas. This would be trickier with another type of water vessel.
Cons of renting a sailboat in Miami
One of the downsides of renting a sailboat in Miami is the fact that the keel can make it difficult to explore some of the more remote beaches and bays. The keel is simply not made for sailing in shallow waters. Another disadvantage is the lack of space on deck. As the sailboat is made for sailing, the deck needs to be fully equipped for all circumstances. This leaves little room for a space to relax on deck.
A popular sailboat in Miami is Sailboat Island Packet 370 which offers space for up to 6 people and comes with a captain who navigates the boat while you enjoy your sailing experience. Located in the Dinner Key Marina in Miami, it is easy to get there.
Another disadvantage of a sailboat charter can be the fact that you are depending on the wind in order to sail. If there is a quiet period during the day, when the wind suddenly stops blowing, it could mean that you get stuck in open water. This can be very frustrating.
Pros of renting a motorboat in Miami
Renting a motorboat in Miami comes with a lot of upsides. Motorboats are fast, meaning that you can go from A to B in a short period of time. Especially in a place like Miami, speed seems to matter greatly. Depending on the type of motorboat you want to rent, you can find very luxurious options in Miami - making them the perfect choice for a week of sailing. The Motorboat Ferretti 880 for example is a luxurious motorboat with 4 bedrooms and bathrooms, offering space for up to 12 people. With a boat like that, the crew is complementary and takes care of your every need.
Another positive aspect of chartering a motorboat in Miami is the space you have on deck. Unlike sailboats, you can enjoy almost the full space.
Cons of renting a motorboat in Miami
One of the downsides of renting a motorboat in Miami is the fact that motorboats need a full tank in order to move. With the increasing fuel prices, this can become very cost intensive.
Another downside could be the noise. Motorboats can become super noisy which can feel disruptive on a relaxed sailing vacation in Miami.
Charter a luxury yacht in Miami to get the full Miami experience. After all, Miami is all about luxury, parties and showing off your wealth. What better way to do so than with a private luxury yacht charter? Motorboat Lazzara 84 Flybridge is one of those popular luxurious yachts in Miami. With a length of 25 meters, 5 cabins and 5 bathrooms it is the perfect yacht for a group of 10 friends. The best part? A professional crew as well as a jacuzzi is already waiting for you on board.
As Miami is the capital of the state of Florida, it falls under the rules and regulations of the state. Florida offers so-called Boating Safety Education Identification Cards instead of a traditional boat license. If you want to rent a boat with 10hp or more and are born on or after January 1, 1988, you are required to carry this identification card. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot rent a boat in the State of Florida.
You can get the Boating Safety Education Identification Card by completing a Boating Safety Course. You have the option to do this online or in person with costs ranging from completely free to 50$. Claim your Boating Safety Education Identification Card within 90 days of completion and voila, you are now officially able to rent a boat in Florida. Just beware: This identification card might replace the boating license in the State of Florida, but won’t be valid in other states and countries.
Rent a boat with a skipper or captain in Miami
Don’t want to go through the hassle of obtaining a boat license? Simply want to enjoy a sailing vacation without worrying about operating a water vehicle? Rent a skippered yacht in Miami. Many of the luxury yacht rentals come with a crew when booking your sailing vacation anyway.
The Bahamas are only 50 miles away from Miami, making it the perfect destination for a sailing adventure starting in the party capital of Florida.
If you prefer to sail alongside Florida, you can go on a week-long sailing adventure along the Florida keys, including Key Largo, Layton, Boca Chita, Marathon and Key West. Stop by the locations you want to see the most before heading to the next destination the next day. Key West is not just the southernmost point of the US, but is also the perfect destination for watersports.
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