Bareboat yacht charter is a fantastic holiday option for qualified sailors who want to skipper their own yacht on holiday.
To charter a sailboat, one person must usually be able to demonstrate boat handling skills especially in operating the boat under power, docking, and anchoring. Additionally, at least the person must be qualified and experienced enough to handle the yacht safely and competently. A minimum level requirement is RYA Day Skipper or an ICC for sail. You will be fully briefed on the yacht during your boat handover and given advice on the highlights of the sailing area prior to your departure with our route planning service.
Assisted sailing offers support for the first day or two of a bareboad charter. Many bareboat charterers only sail rarely within a year and for that reason a helping hand to rebuild confidence and refresh the skills is necessary. Additionally one person needs to be RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualified. During the assisted sailing a professional skipper will be on-board, offering one on one personalized instruction. The instructor will be able to cover any topics required, whether it is just a case of hoisting the sails and trimming the sails correctly to each point of sail, man over board procedures to refresh the whole family, or just regaining confidence behind the helm in harbor.
Crewed (skippered) Charter
Crewed or Skippered charters are designed to provide stress free sailing holidays for parties with no certification to go bareboat or assisted. Crewed charters give the freedom to do exactly what one person wants to do during the sailing holiday, whether it be swimming, snorkeling, exploring caves or having a siesta in the shade. The experienced skippers will be able to sail to beautiful places and at the same time moor in the harbors during busy high summer season. This skippered sailing holiday option is suitable for families with young children.