RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange, welcomes a new affiliate with a splash of something different to offer its members. ST Yachting Oy recently affiliated its newly launched Seatime boatshare with the RCI exchange holiday network, bringing a unique seaborne holiday experience to Finland.
Seatime’s Finnish sailing holidays will provide seafaring RCI members with the opportunity to swap their land-based weeks for the chance to become the captain of their very own adventures. Two luxury three-bedroom yachts, which were built within the last year and are equipped with the latest technology, have been added to the RCI exchange network and will be available between mid-May to mid-September.
The vessels are moored at Kultaranta Resort marina in Naantali, just 18 kilometres from Turku international airport and six kilometres from Naantali’s Old Town. The nearby Turku and Aland archipelagos are composed of many rocky islands that provide an abundance of destinations and routes to choose from within a short distance of one another.
The yachts include the SEA I, a 34-foot vessel, and the SEA II, a 38-foot boat offering an extra double sofa bed. Onboard each, three cabins, a living area with partial kitchens and a bathroom provide comfortable accommodation. Guests may choose to spend several days at sea, easily and quickly exploring one of the most beautiful sailing destinations in the world.
After a few days on the water, guests can moor up and enjoy all the Kultaranta resort has to offer, hitting a few balls on the golf course, dining out or relaxing in the spa. Alternatively, visitors can spend an afternoon touring the picturesque Naantali Old Town, which is home to a stone church built in 1462, as well as many restaurants and bars. Only a short sail away, the city of Turku offers tours in a wide range of languages of a wonderful 13th century castle, an awe-inspiring cathedral dating from 1300, and the Luostarinmäki Handicraft Museum that brings history to life with demonstrations of metalwork, woodwork and jewelry making.
To holiday on these boats, sailing experience is essential and the crew must include a minimum of two knowledgeable sailors who can provide documented evidence of their sailing qualifications and who must undertake tuition on the vessel prior to setting sail.