So you plan to charter a sailboat, spend as much time as you can on an open sea, and cook on a boat? Don't miss this tips.
If you are new to cooking aboard – don't expect too much of a yacht's kitchen. Here we will mention some of the biggest differences between cooking in your own kitchen and the one on the boat, hopefully, it will help you when you encounter a smallest stove you've ever seen.
If you're not sure how much food you should take, it always depends on a number of people aboard, the amount of food they can eat per day plus a little extra. Usually, people get hungrier when they are on a boat.
Once you sail, there won't be a chance for you to hop to the store and get something you missing for the meal. Whether it’s provisions, pans, tools or recipes, you have to make do with what you have until the next time you are at a store.
Don't be scared if you have forgotten something, the only thing you can do in that case is ask yourself „what to do with what I have aboard“ and be creative. You never know, maybe the best meal you'll ever make will be made your first time aboard a sailboat.
Here are the tips we promised that will help you keep organized and get all the things needed before you undock:
Imagine having only 1 pan dirty and the whole kitchen is looking like a bomb exploded (well maybe not that dramatic), preparing everything before boarding is the best idea. It's a lot easier to work in the spaciousness of your house kitchen than the boat's. By that we mean, chop onion, salad, carrots and everything else you think you'll need at home.
Bear in mind that groceries like milk, meat, bread, and vegetables need to be restocked when possible.
You don't have to cook aboard if you don't want to. Navigare Yachting skippers are familiar with the best restaurants near our sailing areas, some can be reached only with the boat.