Bareboat, Skippered?

There are two types of charters available: bareboat and skippered. What does this mean? The bareboat yacht charter comes without a crew so you can be the skipper, while with skippered yacht charter you rent both the boat and a skipper.

Advantages and disadvantages:


You are allowed to choose a bareboat charter if you are a licensed skipper. When chartering a yacht with no crew you will be obliged to have all the necessary certificates, permits and documents that prove you are able to sail by yourself. You and your guests (your crew) will be required to  provide a security deposit before you can charter a boat. All this evidence of your sailing abilities and prior experience is necessary because neither the boat nor your life are cheap. If you are not an experienced sailor, you must hire a skipper!

The most important advantages of bareboat sailboat charter are: saving money – you have to pay a daily fee for a skipper and ensure all the meals – and complete privacy – you can sail on your own whenever and wherever you want, and your charter agency can give you a complete sailing routes plan. You can stay in your favorite destination as long as you like!


If you don’t have documents proving you are a licensed skipper or if you don’t have any experience in sailing, you will have to choose the skippered sailboat charter. Our charter company will provide you with a skipper who will steer the boat, decide on the route (in accordance with you), and keep you safe. Skippers are chosen not only for their sailing experience but also for their “people skills” and local knowledge about the chosen sailing destination.

However your skipper will not only steer the boat but also show you some “trade secrets” if you are interested in sailing and act as a kind of a tourist guide who will show you the best your sailing destination has to offer. Since he knows all the information about your destination, you can learn so much and enjoy the relaxing moments while sailing. Ofcourse you can either choose your own skipper or we can offer one for you according to the type of your company and vacation! Note that you have to take care of the skipper’s meals.