Selecting a Quality – Sea Burial – Ash Scattering – Yacht

When Selecting the Ultimate Yacht for an Emotionally Powerful Ash Scattering Ceremony, the customer should consider many factors. We have been providing this service to families in the San Diego area for over 20 years and have clear ideas of what works best.

The following is a breakdown of the factors you wish to look for in booking a yacht for ash scattering. We have provided a lot of details, but it can probably be summarized as follows;

Select a company with great reviews for specifically doing ash scattering, make sure the staff are knowledgeable, understand the legal issues, and use quality yachts.

We have been doing ash scatterings for 20 years, have a separate company dedicated to doing specifically this, and have over 200 Google – 5-star ratings – the choice is clear!

Selecting a Yacht for Sea Burial

Burial at Sea – Decision Points

Size and Capacity

Ensure that the yacht has enough space to accommodate the number of attendees comfortably. Consider the deck space available for the scattering ceremony and any additional areas for seating or gathering. The Coast Guard has stringent rules on the number of passengers on a boat. The length of a vessel has little to do with the number of people it can legally carry.

Stability and Viewing

Is the boat stable? If not, the trip will not be as pleasant, and people may get seasick. We almost always use catamarans (we have three) because they are the most stable boat you can have, and viewing the scattering is easy.

Amenities & Facilities

Is the boat clean with quality facilities? The charter space is full of people trying to make money on old run-down boats.

This event is a unique memorial service you are booking, not a bachelor party or a fishing trip.

Crew & Services

Ensure that the crew has experience performing this type of service and not just booking another charter to help pay boat expenses. Ensure that the yacht charter company is aware of and compliant with local regulations regarding burial at sea. They should be knowledgeable about any permits or authorizations required and guide you through the legal aspects ensuring that all necessary procedures are followed with sensitivity and professionalism.

Accessibility & Safety

Consider the accessibility of the yacht for attendees, especially those with mobility limitations.

Ensure that the vessel has proper safety measures, including life-saving equipment, emergency protocols, and adherence to local maritime regulations.

Location & Route

Discuss the options for the burial location and the yacht’s route. Consider your desired location and any specific requirements you may have for the scattering ceremony, such as proximity to significant shore landmarks, and how you wish to scatter (there are many options). We will send you a memorial certificate marking the location after the scattering.

Legal Compliance

Ensure that the yacht charter company is aware of and compliant with local regulations regarding burial at sea. They should be knowledgeable about any permits or authorizations required and guide you through the legal aspects of the process. Are they a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?

Reputation & Reviews

Research the reputation of the yacht charter company and read reviews or testimonials from previous clients. This will give you insights into the quality of their services, customer satisfaction, and attention to detail.

We are a funeral home and our sister company “San Diego Burial at Sea” have over 200 5-Star Google reviews and 20 years of experience.

Flexibility and Customization

Discuss any specific requests or customization options you have for the burial ceremony. Some yacht charter companies may be able to accommodate personalized elements, such as particular readings, rituals, or music choices. Flowers are an important component of a sea burial so see our wreath and flower information.

Insurance Liability

Inquire about the yacht charter company’s insurance coverage and liability policies. Ensure they have proper insurance to protect you and your guests during the event.

Cost & Budget

Consider the pricing and packages offered by different yacht charter companies. Compare the cost with the amenities, services, and overall experience provided to find the best fit for your budget. Yachts are costly to maintain correctly and staff with quality personnel.

By carefully considering these factors, you can select a yacht that meets your needs, provides a respectful and comfortable environment, and ensures a memorable and meaningful burial-at-sea experience.

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