Is when you are running you own vessel with no captain or a crew. You take the full responsibility of the yacht's navigation, route itinerary, planning and provisioning. You receive the privilege to fully enjoy the ultimate freedom and on board independence. To charter a bareboat yacht you also need a adequate boat license. ICC certificate and a VHF readio station license are required.
BAREBOAT CHARTER PROS:
If navigating between the hundreds of islands, reefs and shoals is too challenging or you don't own a valid boat license a skippered charter experience is recommended. This option is completely flexible regarding your itineraries, relaxing and still affordable. It is highly important that you first choose a reliable yacht charter. They will find a suitable yacht and provide a professional skipper for your holiday cruise. No one knows the situation at sea and the customs of the places you are visiting better than a local skipper.
SKIPPERED CHARTER BENEFITS:
When you are searching for an indulgent all inclusive cruising holiday a luxury Croatia sailboat rental is a ideal selection. Fully catered exquisite services aboardluxurious catamarans and sailing yachts are usually included in crewed charters. This option truly is most expensive but you may expect an exclusive holiday experience in the presence of a professional yacht staff. Carefully selected crew of minimum 3 - the captain, the stewardess and chef, are there to provide unforgettable holiday moments with standard of personalised onboard service beyond any compare.
YACHT CHARTER WITH CREW BENEFITS:
|+ more sailing independence||- requires sailing certificate||+ extra free time to explore||- less privacy aboard the yacht|
|+ full on board privacy||- not knowing the sailing area||+ get internal tips from your skipper||- you always need 1cabin more|
|+ create your own sailing itinerary||- worry about weather conditions||+ renew your sailing knowledge||- extra cost for skipper|
|+ most favourable option||- more concern on route planing||+ more relaxing charter experience|
Skippered charter is definitively the ultimate Croatia yacht charter experience ensuring you to discover hundreds of beautiful islands in a relaxing Mediterranean fashion. Whether your holiday prefernce is to sail or simply chill, your skipper is here to ensure a safe an above all exciting yachting adventure. He knows best sailing grounds, fun-loving spots and is fully aware of local weather conditions. If you prefer to have a quiet evening in a lonely cove, or to explore the famous Dalmatian cuisine he will recommend best spots and restaurants. With flexible itinerary, you can choose to visit world-known destinations like Hvar, Korcula or Dubrovnik where you can blend in the buzzing coastal promenades. Local skippers are communicative, fun to be with and a treasury of useful sailing tips, local legends and sailing stories they are eager to share.
Renting a bareboat yacht allows you to independently sail and navigate your boat instead of hiring a professional skipper or a crew to do it for you.
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
Even owning a required sailing certificate is sometimes not enough to operate a yacht on your own. If you feel uncertain in your naval knowledge or maneuvering skills to independently navigate the yacht, you can always hire a skipper to do it for you. Basically it all depends on how much self confidence you have and the level of your practical sailing knowledge.
You can always switch from a skippered to a bareboat charter during your charter week. With the condition that you own adequate sailing license to navigate the boat. Skipper in this case is only paid per day for services provided. It is mandatory for leaseholder to cover the skipper's expenses on transportation to the original base.
Bareboat charter is the most affordable option where you don't pay for the skipper's services. You only pay for the yacht rental and the mandatory extras such as end cleaning and base cost.
The itinerary on skippered charters is completely flexible and can be arranged with your skipper at embarkation. Skippers will be delighted to recommend a suitable itinerary and also hear your route preferences to make your holiday week a indulging cruising experience.
Absolutely. You can always bring your own supplies on board. There are many stowing places and lockers on board including large refrigerator in galley. Don't forget to ask your skipper what his food preferences are. It is also mandatory to also take care of skipper's meals during the charter period.
Besides yacht rental and skipper's fee you should also consider these costs during your yacht holiday: