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bee-hireTake advantage of the Immaculate Conception bridge (Dec. 7, it even falls well this year, it’s a Thursday) to enjoy a week-long boating vacation at the best time to charter when it costs less and the supply is greater. This time we focused, also accomplice to the cold snap that came, on southern Italy, where even in December it is possible to sail in eighteen-twenty-degree temperatures and beautiful sunshine! Especially in a period, a bit out of the classic dates, where you can find very interesting discounts, up to 50%!

To find the most interesting proposals, we opened our charter offer comparison site, with thousands of boats, with and without skippers, and began searching for proposals in Sicily with the most attractive discounts during the week of December 3 to 9. We reveal our five choices.
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Departing from Marsala, route to the Egadi Islands.
Undoubtedly one of the ideal starting points to reach the archipelago consisting of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo. Also because it is conveniently reached from Trapani airport, which is well served by low-cost flights from all over Italy.
A 2005 12.30 m Grand Soleil 40 with 3 cabins from €1,690 in the week from Dec. 3, with a 9% discount.

On a Dufour 350, at a discount of 27%.
Who said that to enjoy a comfortable cruise you need an oversized boat? Evidence of this is the Dufour 350 Grand Large, one of the French shipyard’s flagship models, where Umberto Felci has really thought of everything to make it very easy to steer.
A 2015 10.3-meter Dufour 350 GL (docked in Portorosa) with 3 cabins for €1,170 in the week from Dec. 3, a 27 percent discount.

At peace in the Aeolian Islands, spending 20% less
Busy during the summers, the Aeolian Islands are perfect this season, when the days haven’t gotten too short yet and the weather gives sunny from… short sleeves. One of the ideal starting points is Sant’Agata di Militello, a few kilometers east of Cefalù…
A 2008 15.40-meter Bavaria 50 Cruiser with 3 cabins for €1,820 in the week from Dec. 3, with a 20 percent discount.

On an all-new catamaran, what a delight
In recent years, the boom in multihulls is also due to their widespread popularity in the charter world. Fleets have been renewing themselves and it is easy, as in this case, to find all new models available, with increased space on board and decidedly extra-large cabins…
A 2016 12-meter Lagoon 400 S2 with 6 cabins for 3,141 euros in the week from Dec. 3, with a 10 percent discount.

The 40-footer? It costs half as much!
When you opt to browse outside the canonical dates, you will also find what are known as super bids. As in the case of this Dufour 410, which is offered at 50 percent off. If you do the math, having six beds (not counting the convertible dinette, comes to 200 euros per person for a week!
A 2014 12.40-meter Dufour 410 Grand Large with 3 double cabins for €1,200 in the week from Dec. 3, with a 50 percent discount.






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