Cozy Winter Chartering - MSC Yachts with Cabin Heaters and Hot Water | Modern Sailing

Cozy Winter Chartering - MSC Yachts with Cabin Heaters and Hot Water

Are you considering a socially-distanced sailing weekend or staycation on San Francisco Bay this winter? Winter on the Bay can provide some very pleasant and mild conditions for sailing - and the nights can get a bit chilly! But don't be deterred!

With this list of yachts equipped with water heaters for hot showers and/or cabin heaters, we're making it easy to spot the right yacht for you and your crew to enjoy a cozy winter night at a destination dock or on the hook. To see more details about each yacht including photos, rates, and specifications, simply click on its name.

Silver Fleet
Kele Yes  
Kokomo Yes  
Phoenix Yes  
Fiore Italia Yes  
Gold Fleet
Andiamo Yes  
Auriah Yes  
Traharta Yes  
Wimm Yes Diesel
Platinum Fleet
Coho II Yes  
Survivor Yes Diesel
Liberty Yes Electric*
Attitude Adjustment Yes Diesel
Vela Mare Yes  
Kanaloa Yes Diesel

If you have any questions about using a water or cabin heater, before you leave the dock, please call the office on your cell phone or VHF radio channel 68 and ask to speak with a Fleet Technician.

*A Note About AC Electric Cabin Heaters and Water Heaters

Electric cabin heaters and water heaters can only be used while the yacht is connected to shore power. Diesel cabin heaters can be used away from shore.

Important: All MSC yachts have an electric space heater that plugs into an 110v outlet aboard, but these can only be used while the yacht is connected to shore power. If a boat has a 110v inverter, using a space heater away from shore may be technically possible, but is not permitted because it will drain the batteries very quickly, possibly leading to battery damage.

To learn more power management while away from shore, be sure to read the article Marine Battery Care and Power Management Basics in the Member Resources section of our website.

Multi-Day Charter Bonus

Did you know that when you book a boat for two or more consecutive days, you receive a special discount on your overall charter rate? 

  • 2 days = 20% off
  • 3 - 5 days = 25% off
  • 5 or more days = 30% off

Ready to make your reservation? Call our friendly office at (415) 331-8250, email us, or book online. If this is your first time booking online, the Member Resources article How To Book a Boat Online helps make it easy.

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