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Looking for a Gift for that Hard to Buy for Relative?

Looking for a Gift for that Hard to Buy for Relative?

Do you have one of these in your family? A husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother or partner who is impossible to buy for?

Chances are, they’re hard to buy for because they already have enough stuff. They already have all the clothes, books, and appliances they’ll ever need, and while the novelty gadget will give them a good laugh, it won’t be too long before it ends up in landfill.

If you really want to find the ideal gift for that hard to buy for relative, give them what they really want…time spent relaxing with family and friends, away from the pressures of work.

Needs to get away from the stress of work?

If they’ve never sailed before in their life or they just want to enjoy a few drinks with friends and family, let someone else do all the hard work for them with a skippered catamaran charter.

Our sailing catamarans are ideal for non-sailors because they are much more stable than monohulls, so your drinks don’t spill, you’ll get a good night’s rest at anchor, and you’ll feel safe and secure.

Catamarans also have heaps of covered and uncovered deck space, so you can relax on the rooftop, chat around the saloon table or even have a sneaky nap after lunch.

Our experienced skippers have great local knowledge and know all the best spots. So we can help choose the perfect destination and itinerary depending on your day’s conditions and what you’d really like to do.

Whether they choose to anchor in a secluded bay where those never-ending work emails and calls can’t reach them, stroll along a deserted beach or swim in the crystal clear water… we can guarantee even just a one day skippered or bareboat charter will help your loved one escape from the stress of work.

Always wanted to learn how to sail? 

If they’ve always wanted to learn how to sail why not give them the gift that keeps on giving with one of our sailing courses?

Our practical learn to sail courses are taught in small groups of 2-4 people and taught by experienced Smart Boating instructors who are hand-picked for their knowledge, skills and patient teaching style.

Our Bronze Learn to Sail Course is perfect for beginners who are completely new to sailing. By the end of the course they will know their way around a yacht, understand the basics of sailing, and will even be starting to get comfortable at the helm.

By the end of the Silver Learn to Sail Course they should have the skills and confidence to skipper a Pittwater bareboat charter for the day, and after the Gold Learn to Sail Course they should have the skills and confidence to skipper a Pittwater bareboat charter overnight.

Loves to Watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race? 

Do they love to watch the Sydney to Hobart but have actually never had the opportunity to set foot on a yacht themselves?

Or perhaps they used to be a diehard monohull sailor in their youth but they’ve just been too busy with work and family commitments to spend the time they’d like to out on the water?

If they would love to experience the thrill of yacht racing first hand, we can organise a yacht race with your family, a group of friends, or even work colleagues.

Our Racing Ahead package includes a start boat, photography (with images provided on a USB), and even an experienced Smart Boating skipper, if required.

Whatever level of sailing experience they have we also have a large fleet of monohulls available for skippered or bareboat yacht charter.

We can provide a rowing dinghy with oars as a tender, detailed maritime charts of the area, and a copy of our Holiday Guide giving them great ideas for exploring Pittwater.

Dreams of owning their own boat? 

Maybe they can’t justify buying their own boat because they thinks it takes too much time and costs too much money?

A Smart Boating yacht, cruiser or catamaran syndicate is the perfect solution. For just a fraction of the cost of buying a boat outright they can own their own luxury boat and sail in Pittwater, Sydney Harbour or the Whitsunday Islands…without any charter limits, and without any of the hassle.

Smart Boating takes care of all of the professional maintenance, with comprehensive insurance, fuel, gas for bbq, servicing, anti-fouling all part of the complete walk on/walk off service.

So they won’t need to worry about cleaning, slipping, fuelling or maintaining their yacht.

They’ll simply turn up. They’ll walk onto a clean, well- maintained boat complete with fresh linen and tea towels. They’ll sail away, unwind and relax. On return to the marina… they’ll will hand their yacht back and head home.

AND because boat sharing is hugely less expensive than outright ownership, they won’t feel they need to be on their boat every weekend to justify the cost… leaving them with the spare cash and spare time to enjoy other leisure activities, so they can simply relax and enjoy their free time on the water.

Give them what they really want 

If you’re stuck for a gift idea for that hard to buy for relative, the gift of experience is a gift they’ll always remember.

Whether they crave the excitement of a yacht that heels when the wind gets up, or prefer the level sailing and additional space that a multihull provides, at Smart Boating we have a range of sailing experiences to suit every type of sailor, from the complete novice to the seasoned sailor.

Time spent on the water learning to sail, racing in a team, relaxing with family and friends or enjoying getting away from it all with affordable, hassle-free boat ownership is the gift they’ll really thank you for…

…and the gift you can all enjoy together.

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