Find Us on Socials

Home ImprovementTips & Tricks

Best Foods for a Long Yachting Trip: Groceries You Need

If you are going to stack your yacht with groceries before going away for the holiday, our useful guide can help. The following tips are for sailors who are planning on sailing for just a few days. Start with the items listed below. 

1.    Staples and Perishables

Staples in this case are perishable items that you can use in various ways. A few things are,

·         Oats and rice

·         Pasta

·         Lentils and beans

·         Cereals

·         Powdered milk for tea, coffee, or cereal

·         Canned goods, such as veggies, soups, and sauces

Make sure you are not packing bread with you. Rather you should get fresh bread whenever you are making something. Bread doesn’t stay good for a long time in a humid environment. Things, such as tortillas, muffins, and bagels might work a little better than a loaf of bread according to the Sailing Chef

For snacks and staples, shopping in bulk might help you save a lot of money. Based on your destinations, you might be able to get grains and beans at your destination port. 

2.    Snacks

Snacks are good for all types of yacht sailing holidays, and there are some fantastic culinary options available if you go somewhere like France or Italy. Swimming, skippering a boat and other water activities can work up your appetite. With a heart snack, you can save the day out there. Hence, you need to bring your preferred snacks on board. 

A few snacks that you might want to take aboard are,

·         Energy and granola bars

·         Dried fruits and nuts

·         Chips and popcorn

·         Pudding cups

·         Fruit leathers and snacks 

·         Chocolate

Make sure you are taking resealable glass containers, chip bag clips, and zip-lock bags or plastic for storing them. 

3.    Condiments and Spices

You need to be selective with the condiments you get. Fridge space can be limited and similar is the case with cupboards. Nevertheless, the shelf life of several condiments is great. Hence, you might want to spare some space for your favorite flavor enhancers. Go for items you are going to cook with and some special items you think you will be able to find in the destination port. 

A few basic condiments are,

·         Vinegar

·         Cooking oil

·         Soya sauce

·         Grilling sauce

·         Salt and pepper

·         Curry powder

·         Mayonnaise 

·         Ketchup

·         Powdered bouillon stock

·         Basil and oregano

A small number of spices that you already have can be put into zip lock bags for compartment storage. Make sure you do not have duplicate containers of anything. 

4.    Fresh Food and Drinks

You can pack fresh food for your yacht sailing trip. Go for things that are going to last you longer than a week, such as oranges, apples, onions, citrus fruit, and garlic. It is better not to carry berries, bananas, and avocados. Fresh produce can be collected from the ports you visit. The more fresh food you can vacuum pack, the better it is for you. 

The yacht might be thirsty for work. Hence, make sure you add your favorites, such as tea or coffee. Keep enough non-alcoholic drinks on board. However, it all comes down to your personal preference. You can keep non-dairy milk, hot chocolate, juice, and pop.