(Intermediate English Learners: Definitions for Yacht Rentals and This Post Are Added Inside this Blog Post. This Post may be too Advanced for Some English Learners. Have Fun!)
Dear Engaged English Language Lover,
So you’ve decided to rent a yacht for your honeymoon, but you don’t know a lot of descriptive vocabulary about yachts… Worry Not! We will go over a few basic things you should know about yachts and yacht rentals, then we will conclude with a helpful list of vocabulary. When you are ready, let’s get started!
The prices for renting a yacht will depend on several things: the location of the yacht, the length of time you want to rent the yacht; the size of the yacht, and the number of people you wish to have with you during your trip. Most yachts are more than $100,000 per week, but there are a few smaller yachts out there for lower than $5,000 a week. For this blog, we will talk about Motor Sailer Yachts, as they are the lowest costs to rent.
Most Motor Sailer Yachts have at least two bedrooms, a dining room, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a control room.
Just because you are on a yacht with indoor rooms, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t protect your body from the sun. Remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses since you may be outside for most of the day.
If you plan to sail outside of USA territory, remember to ask which documents you need to have with you before taking your trip (e.g. passports, visas, birth certificates).
Plan ahead concerning what you will eat while on the yacht. Do you plan to dine out on land for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Do you plan to eat some meals on the yacht? This is important to think about since smaller yachts won’t have room for (space for) days of food.
What to Wear
If you will be on a small yacht with only a few people, you may be allowed to wear anything you’d like. If you plan on going to nice restaurants, you should bring extra clothing that’s appropriate for the type of restaurants you wish to visit during your honeymoon.
Be prepared to be barefoot while on the yacht, as most yacht owners don’t want renters to scuff up their floors with regular shoes. Water shoes maybe okay to wear if you plan to swim in the ocean. High heels are usually forbidden as they will increase the possibility of injury if the yacht hits a large wave.
How to Avoid Sea Sickness
Seasickness (Motion Sickness) is usually the feeling of being dizzy or unbalanced. Sometimes being seasick also makes a person nauseous. It is common for people to feel seasick when traveling on the water because the water is constantly moving and could make the yacht feel unstable.
Here are a few tips that may help you to avoid becoming seasick.
- Take a small 45 minute – 1 hour trip on the water before booking several days of travel on the ocean. It is better to find out before your honeymoon whether or not you easily become seasick.
- Drink ginger root tea.
- Since seasickness can make you feel very tired, you should drink lots of water and eat small meals throughout the day.
Since there is so much to say about the yacht rentals, it would be difficult to talk about everything in this article. We have talked about a lot of things, and this should be enough information to talk about renting a yacht with your fiancé/fiancée. Let’s go over definitions about yachts.
In English, some words will have more than one meaning, so these words may have different meanings when not speaking of yachts.
- Yacht – a large boat for entertainment of guests
- Cabin – a sleeping area on a boat
- Cockpit – the area of the ship for those working on the boat
- Helm Station – the part of the cockpit where the captain uses a steering wheel to turn the ship
- Salt Water – the salty water in the ocean
- Sail – the large fabric that hangs over boats
- Deck – the top area of a boat where people can easily walk
- Composting Toilet – a toilet that does not need to be flushed with water to clean itself
- Control Room – the area of the yacht where communication with other boats and most of the electronic parts of the boat are controlled
Here are a few vocabulary words for beginners reading this blog post. Please remember that in English, some words will have several meanings. These definitions will only apply to the way these words were used in this blog post.
- Engaged (verb) – to plan to marry someone
- Rent/Renting (verb) – to pay to use a boat for only a few days
- Rentals (noun) – boats that are available to rent
- Renters (noun) – the people who pay to rent the boat
- Honeymoon (noun) – a vacation taken as a couple after the wedding
- Descriptive (adjective) – words that describe something very deeply
- Conclude (verb) – to end
- ‘out there “somewhere”‘ – a short phrase used to say, that although something may be difficult to find, it is somewhere in the world
- Protect (verb) – to keep something safe
- Sunscreen (noun) – a lotion that is put on skin to keep it from burning in the hot sun
- Territory (noun) – an area of land that belongs to someone
- Document (noun) – a piece of paper
- Passport (noun) – a document given to you by your home country that allows you to travel to different countries
- Visas (noun) – a document given to you by your visiting country that allows you to travel in their country
- Birth Certificate (noun) – a government given document that shows your year of birth, and other details about you
- ‘Plan Ahead’ – A phrase that means to make plans to do something before your trip.
- ‘Dine Out’ – A phrase that means to eat at a restaurant.
- Appropriate (adjective) – proper for the situation
- Barefoot (adjective) – to not wear shoes
- ‘To Scuff Up’ – A phrase that means to make shoe marks on flooring.
- Forbidden (adjective) – against the rules
- Possibility (noun) – when it is possible that something may happen
- Injury (noun) – harm or pain that happens to someone
- Waves (noun) – water that is blown by strong wind
- Dizzy (adjective) – when the body is unable to feel stable
- Unbalanced (adjective) – to be unstable
- Nauseous (adjective) – a feeling of needing to vomit up food
- Unstable (adjective) – not steady, constantly moving
- Booking (noun) – also known as a reservation; it means to make plans to rent or use something on a certain day
- Fiancé/Fiancée(noun) – A ‘fiancé’ is a man engaged to be married and a fiancée is a woman engaged to be married. Both words are pronounced the same.