Why don’t you wear shoes on a yacht?
Make sure you respect the barefoot rule
There is a good reason for this rule: heels can damage the teak decks and and dirty soles can leave unsightly scuff marks. However, shoes are sometimes allowed on deck, but they should always be soft-soled deck shoes.
Can you wear shoes on a boat?
“Do I really need shoes on a boat?” Yes. … Keep in mind that your feet will probably get wet while boating, so you want to wear shoes that dry quickly—you definitely don’t want to squish around all day with water in your shoes.
Why are yachts limited to 12 guests?
Â The SOLAS convention involves adhering to a comprehensive list of stringent safety restrictions that are very expensive to implement and this is consequently reflected in the chartering cost increase between boats licensed for up to 12 passengers and boats licensed for more than 12 passengers.
Why do you wear boat shoes on a boat?
The material on top of the leather boat shoes is water repellent. Leather on the shoes have special oils to keep water from getting inside. That makes the shoes good for safety and hygiene since you’ll maintain clean, dry feet while boating.