All About Bareboats


Bareboat is the term used to describe a boat you charter without a crew. You are the skipper of the vessel. You might compare it to the difference between calling a taxi (crewed boat) and renting a car (bareboat).


If you don’t want to cruise on your own or you’d prefer to sit back and relax and let someone else take the helm, consider a captain-only option. a qualified skipper familiar with the local cruising grounds will be on board for the duration of your charter.

For those who want to leave the cooking to someone else, skilled cooks are also available.


The size and type of vessel you choose depends on what you are comfortable with. If you have prior sailing experience, and have boathandling skills in good weather as well as in challenging conditions, you understand what length and size of bareboat you can safely handle. Also take into account the skill level of your group.

The two main types of sailing hulls are monohulls and multihulls. Monohulls will heel more to one side while sailing due to their v-shaped hull. Multihulls, also called catamarans, offer a stable platform and guest privacy.

Power yachts available for bareboat charter range from trawlers and power cats to canal boats.

Learn more here:

Sailboat Chartering 101

Types of Sailboat Charters

Quick Guide to Sailboat Chartering

Planning a Charter Itinerary

How to Book:

How to Book

Step one:

Choose your destination and dates

Step two:

Decide which type of boat to charter

Step three:

You’ve decided on your destination, boat, and dates. You’re ready to book. Now:

-You have the option to place a no-obligation hold on your preferred boat and dates while you finalize your plans to ensure all details are 100% before committing financially.

-To confirm the booking you must make a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due 60 days before you sail. Charters within 60 days require full payment.

Once your charter is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation package with all booking details and everything you need to help organize your charter.