Bareboat Charter is maybe the most popular type of yacht charter, thanks to its ability to sail at your own pace and having the freedom to create your own itinerary, depending on your needs, preference, and experience. 

In contrast to other charters, Bareboat Charter is a yacht charter without crew. In order to be allowed to Bareboat Charter one or ideally two members of the party must hold a valid sailing licence and/or a sailing resume (for the Caribbean specifically). The full qualifications required depend on the destination desired and the size of the boat (boats over a certain size require a crew).

The bareboat charter is ideal for an experienced sailor or sailors who hold the valid qualifications and want to sail with their friends, expanding their knowledge and skills. 

The best thing is that you can bareboat charter all over the world from a wide variety of boats, including Catamarans, Motor Yachts and Sailing Yachts. You can find the most suitable yacht for you, choosing from simple motorboats with 1 cabin or yachts with up to 6-7 cabins. Normally, the max occupancy on a bareboat charter is 12 guests.

Bareboat Charter Destinations 

SailChecker can provide you with Bareboat Charters in the BVI, Caribbean Islands, Europe, the Middle East, Australasia, South America and North America. Each destination offers a unique and wonderful experience, with new things to discover and explore. Being the most popular type of charter, it enables you to choose among a plethora of charter bases.

Bareboat Charters Flexibility 

Bareboat Charters are great for families and groups who want to travel at their own pace around their destination. These charters also offer flexibility while avoiding the costs of a skipper, and allow for variations in itineraries and changes to schedules. SailChecker offers a large number of itineraries to destinations all over the world, for Bareboat Charters to follow or use as a guide; these itineraries contain destinations to visit, recommended overnight stops and things to do in each stopover. You can either follow them closely or use them as a guide to base your trip upon. Bareboat Charters are rewarding experiences and a great chance to use existing skills and qualifications to guide your group around their charter. 

Bareboat Charter Qualifications 

Bareboat Charters are only allowed to be conducted by sailors with a certain level of experience: this experience and the qualification requirements depend on the desired destination, size of the boat and number of people in the party. SailChecker has produced a list of qualifications required for certain destinations. (

With a SailChecker Bareboat Charter you have the opportunity to your choose your ideal charter, and add a captain, skipper, cook or hostess if required.