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By Tihomir Lukovic

Nautical tourism encompasses facets of marine tourism equivalent to crusing, yachting, cruising and diving, in addition to harbor-side advancements, coastal water activities equivalent to jet snowboarding, boat indicates, port excursions, and marine history locations.

Nautical tourism as an has been constructing quickly in scope and fiscal prestige and keeps to take action. This publication presents a well timed research of nautical tourism in Europe, studying the availability and growth of nautical tourism in economies at varied levels of improvement. The publication additionally covers nautical tourism within the Pacific, delivering an research of 2 very diversified markets, and addresses the perceived North American take-over of sailing in Europe to supply perception into the worldwide matters affecting nautical tourism. The e-book covers concerns of present problem akin to the function of nautical tourism in financial progress, sustainable improvement, overseas coverage, buyer call for and the realm marketplace, improvement techniques, arctic tourism and the long run capability of nautical tourism. Written by means of a world staff of members, the e-book additionally contains interesting case reviews to additional clarify and discover present strategies in nautical tourism.

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The skipper’s psychological profile is of particular importance to his success. Together with a knowledge of how to handle the yacht, the skipper must also be familiar with the area in which he is sailing and must select the most appropriate anchorage in accord with the wishes of his paying passengers. The professional and personal qualities of a skipper are central to success in this business. It should be noted that in some countries, such as in England, boaters are not required Tourism and Nautical Tourism to be certified to manage their yacht.

Our survey of marinas inevitably focuses on those that have been listed and categorized; while this will effectively include all of the higher quality marinas it may mean that a large number of smaller uncategorized facilities will be omitted. There is no overall system of categorization at the European level. Rather, the categorization of marinas is mainly done at a national level with very diverse classification criteria. The only international form of marina categorization and brand quality is the ‘Blue Flag’, which has been adopted by many national associations of an international ­character.

Marketing in the charter industry and in particular when the charter fleet is acquired by leasing is more difficult. When considering this problem some important statistics should be emphasized. For example, in order for a charter company to have and maintain a team of workers to take care of their boats it is necessary to run a fleet of a minimum of around ten yachts. Similarly, to break even in the running of such a business there must be a minimum of 10 weeks of yacht rental per year. Below this minimum there will be losses.

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