What should you look for when you arrive on an unfamiliar yacht?

We hear stories of chartering mishaps all the time. Often, the problems have more to do with the charterer being unfamiliar with the boat and her systems. Ocassionally – despite legislation throughout the world – the charter boat does not come up to scratch. So what can we do to avoid the usual pitfalls?

James Duncan explains in the key checks that will make your sailing holiday all you hoped for – and help you avoid nasty surprises – in the June issue of Yachting Monthly.

You can download your own checklist here