If you have enough sailing experience and posses necessary licences, we give you the option of bareboat charter.
If you decide to take this option, bare in mind that you are now responsible for overall safety on board. At sea it is very important to know who the captain is and who everyone must obey without question in dangerous situations (taking a democratic approach can only be harmful in these situations). In case you are the captain of your crew, understand that you have great responsibility on your hands.
Even though there is only one captain, all crew members share responsibility for the boat and general well being. One person can’t by themselves navigate the boat, take care of her running properly, set itineraries, cook, clean and still have time to rest and have fun (because you are on vacation!). Everyone on board must take some responsibility and obligations. This doesn’t apply to avoiding danger of accidents or bed weather, but to everyday running things on board. All of you are responsible for keeping the boat clean and tidy, taking care of the boat’s inventory and behaving in accordance with good maritime manners (for your own sake, as well as for other yachtsmen). Responsible behaviour reduces the chance of any problems, allowing everyone to relax, have fun and learn. If you have great time, it is very likely you will wish to come back again.
To charter a yacht without professional skipper in the first place, you must have some licences. That includes a valid skipper licence and the licence to use the VHF radio. You must have these original permits with you on board during your charter. Also, with you on board you must have a valid crew list, verified by the Port Authority. If some changes to your crew list occur during your charter, you are obligated to notify the nearest Port Authority of these changes immediately.