ASA Clinic

9. What yacht will I be on, and how many other participants will there be?

The yachts we use for training are part of the Navigator fleet of our sister company, Barefoot Yachts Charters

Most weeks of the year we have more than one course happening at a time.  We normally allocate instructors and yachts to specific courses about 7-10 days in advance of the course start date, based on the number of participants in each course and yacht availability.

The monohulls we use for training are 3 or 4 cabin yachts made by Beneteau, Bavaria or Jeanneau, ranging in size from 41 to 50 feet.  The catamarans are also 3 or 4 cabin yachts, ranging in size from 38 to 46 feet, made by Lagoon, Fountaine-Pajot or Bali.

On a week-long training course, one cabin is normally reserved for the instructor, so up to three cabins are available for participants.  In a 4 cabin yacht, there would be a maximum of 6 students, if each available cabin was occupied by a couple.  More typically, however, there could be one or two couples, and one or two single participants.  In sum, a typical course will generally have 3-5 participants.