A bare boat charter is when you wish to handle a yacht yourself. Bare boat charters are available in Sail or Power Yachts from 31 to 65 feet. The Skipper of your crew will need to complete a short sailing resume questionnaire, which will be forwarded to the Yacht Management Base. Typically they are looking for about 5 years experience on a similar (or close to) sized yacht. A checkout Captain can always be hired for as little as one day – to help ease any initial concerns. Sometimes this is recommended just to familiarize a curious crew with an unfamiliar or larger yacht. Once behind the wheel for an hour or two, every yacht seems to feel like your own.
Crewed – Type One
Provides a “Captain only” or “Captain with Cook” on boats 31’ to 65,’ giving you the largest selection of yachts. With “Captain only” charters you will have the freedom to visit shore side eateries, and will also be responsible for your own provisioning.
Crewed – Type Two
Larger yachts with a permanent crew (Captain and Cook) and includes provisions and beverages in the price. The crew usually lives aboard these yachts and they are spectacular hosts with infinite knowledge of their yachts and their sailing areas. Yachts in this category can range from 50’ – 200’+ and can accommodate larger groups, special events, and carry a variety of water toys such as Jetskis, kayaks, windsurfers, dive equipment and more.