The charter companies in Sicily
The charter companies, in Sicily are 40 and with their 212 boats offer the possibility of holiday around the Sicilian coasts in complete safety, because the boats have been bought, on average, less that 5 years ago. The presence of mooring and archipelagos allows charter company to offer the tourist different products from one place to another in Sicily, from May to October, thanking a mild climate.
The nautical tourism has an important effect on local economy. As for charter activities will have to be considered, at first, the increasing of employment in the charter companies, in which work about 120-150 peoples, for most months in the year, because about 70% of the company carries out activities during all the year. The development of the nautical sector in Sicily could involve a further growth not only for nautical tourism, but also all activities related to it.
The charter companies rent their boats without or with a skipper, for those who want to enjoy their holiday without worrying about driving the boat. Charter companies also organize excursions and boat trips and offer their support in organizing the boat holiday providing some services, as storeroom, car rental, flight reservations, diving and land excursions.