No glass on the boat! Instead, bring aboard wine boxes. Don’t roll your eyes. There are decent options available. We like Domaine le Garrigon Côtes-du-Rhône, Bota Box Shiraz, Black Box Riesling and Steinschaden Grüner Veltliner.
Water Water Everywhere (but Not in Your Cocktail)
Mix your cocktail in a Thermos, then add flavored ice cubes, like jalapeño-spiked lemonade, or whatever jibes. It’ll add nuance while guarding against dilution.
Most boats boast spartan galleys—plus who wants to be below cooking? Here’s the perfect carry-on menu: Pork-and-beef-tenderloin baguette sandwiches with crumbled blue cheese, served with fresh-cut fruit and salad on the side.
Don’t Be A Drag
Haul your charter chow in reusable plastic bins, not heavy, clangy bowls or casserole dishes. And leave the plastic bags on shore—they can blow away and harm marine life.
Dish Out Of Water
High-quality acrylic glasses are essential, as are melamine plates and silverware. Melamine doesn’t require much water to clean, it doesn’t break and is easier to batten down than paper plates and flimsy disposable plastic cutlery.