Why Millennials Love BoatingFebruary 27, 2017
Once upon a time boating was an expensive hobby. The only people you saw on boats were celebrities or those that appeared to have money to burn. In 2017, that is no longer the case.
Chartered yacht vacations are comparable in price to international cruises and trips overseas via plane. It has become an affordable (and preferred) vacation option that doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.
So, why do millennials love boating? We have a few ideas.
It is Instagram worthy.
Yes, there it is. We said it. The pictures that result from a yacht or boat vacation are truly dreamy. You have uninterrupted blue skies, clear waters and cold drinks. These are the images we think of when we travel and, for millennials, being able to share them with their followers, is key to a great vacation.
It is affordable.
In the early stages of their careers, millennials can’t afford to dream about vacations they cannot afford. In recent years chartered yacht vacations have become a feasible option for a young person looking to vacation.
It makes travel easy.
Those of us reaching adulthood in the early 21st century have travel on our minds (more so than our parents or grandparents did). Millennials want to see the world and experience cultures beyond their home country. Yacht vacations can satisfy that need with minimal planning and research, meaning even the early stages of a yachting vacation are hassle-free and stress-free.
There is no or little risk.
Unfortunately, a reality of the year 2017 is that travel can be risky. It seems the world is on high alert, which can make planning an overseas trip difficult and, potentially risky – both financially and personally. A yacht charter vacation doesn’t need to be international. There are ideal boating destinations within the U.S, but if you prefer an international adventure, yachting is certainly a safe way to visit overseas. Yachting is a private vacation, independent from tourist hotspots, where trouble – if it is to happen at all – would take place.
It is all-inclusive.
When booking a trip via air travel there are many moving parts. You need to independently book the plane, car and hotel accommodations. It takes hours to ensure that every part of the trip is planned for accordingly. On a yacht vacation, this high intense coordination is not required. Yacht charters are all-inclusive. The price includes food, travel and lodging – minimal planning needed.
It is a good group activity.
Millennials are getting married later in life and waiting even longer to start a family. Time with friends is a priority for the young person and yachting is the ideal group activity. A yacht charter provides a place for safe partying, adventure and relaxation.
Neptune Group Yachting Helps Millennials Book Chartered Yacht Vacations
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