Bareboat Yacht Charter

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What is a Bareboat Yacht Charter? - Oceanis-55

What is a Bareboat Yacht Charter?

A Bareboat Yacht Charter is one where no crew or provisions are included, although many elements, like provisioning packs, are available. If your group has their own captain, then you are likely to opt for Bareboat Yacht Charter which is the commonest form of hiring a Boat. You become responsible for sailing the boat and looking after all her equipment. Obligatory insurance can be added or included.


To most Bareboat Charters you can add options that vary from yacht charter agent to yacht charter agent. Many automated booking platforms will not give you full visibility of these options until you book. At SailChecker we think that it is this detail that is important and would shop around to ensure you get a charter to meet your requirements. In addition, we offer options beyond those listed by the charter agent, maybe a qualified instructor for those seeking to gain a charter license or a sailing qualification or preparation for a long voyage.

Yacht Charter Availability

As the commonest form of boat hire, you can find a yacht in every corner of the globe. Providers range from owners renting their own yachts to agents owning or operating large fleets in multiple locations. We can organise boat rentals from 2 to 14+ passengers and ensure every detail of your trip is carefully considered and planned.

Our Reason to Be - Learn What We Do and Why
Bareboat Charter - You're in Charge

Navigating the market, even for seasoned individuals, can be challenging. Some Charter Companies excel in terms of quality, while others may regress. We aim to mitigate the risk of trying out a new provider. Even if you have a long-standing relationship with your preferred charter partner, we believe we can still offer valuable assistance. If disputes arise, we will be there to support you. We can often provide discounts compared to direct bookings.

Aside from quality, finding the right yacht and understanding all the additional options can be complex. There may be various ways to protect yourself against damages, and you may be unaware of certain options. As an independent entity, we can mix and match different suppliers to create the perfect yachting experience.

We exist to help our customers navigate the complexities of the market and discover new possibilities. We enjoy delving into the specifics of your plans and ensuring that we exceed your expectations at a lower cost than direct bookings. We guarantee that you can book cheaper, and our involvement will enhance your relationship with the end supplier.

Feel free to ask us any questions by clicking in the space below. Our success is not achieved by undercutting operators. Instead, we collaborate and alleviate the burden on charter companies that may be overwhelmed with operations. Our involvement enables us to find more customers for their business and add significant value.

It Can Be Tricky - How We Deal With Bareboat Charter

What Do We Do

The majority of our work is providing the best value bareboat yacht charter. We operate on a consultative basis, with the whole of the yacht charter market available to our experienced consultants. The word Bareboat is a little confusing to those new to the market; it simply means that you are not provided with any crew or provisions.

How Do We Add Value

There are literally 1,000s of yachts on the market and we help guide you through. If you have a question in mind, why not ask us here right now and a consultant will get back to you very shortly.

Improve & Refine - Sweating the Small Stuff

Every Trip – Tailor Made

Once you have selected your yacht and location, there are many extras that can be added. If you are using a last-minute site, these options may not be available to you; here at SailChecker, we offer all the options upfront and are always cheaper – Guaranteed.

The main additions to a bareboat charter are captains or skippers, cooks and hostesses.  If you add someone to sail the yacht, this is similar to a crewed charter, although you tend to keep more control of what you do and where you go when you do it this way around.  For some, crewed charters are often like staying at someone else’s house but can come with more equipment and great food.

Other options include provision packs, outboards if they are not included, water sports equipment, extra sails, etc.

What to request something special? Just use the quick form below and we’ll get back to you really quickly.

Most charter companies have a short list of compulsory items. These do vary and are something to be wary of when using an automated booking system. They often include some kind of deposit or an option to waive and provide a smaller deposit. Almost all charge a cleaning fee and many a starter pack.

End to End Support - Service beyond the point of sale
Bareboat Charter - You're in Charge

It’s important to prepare for the unexpected when chartering a yacht. We highly recommend that all charterers obtain suitable travel insurance and rest assured that the yacht itself is insured.

These precautions cover most of the potential issues that may arise. However, please know that we are available to offer support and guidance throughout your journey, from the moment you book until after you return. We understand the value of having someone to turn to for advice and assistance, especially in times of minor inconveniences such as deposit confirmation or damage disputes. Please know that we are always here to help, no matter the situation.

Enquire or Book Now - We will field any question, no matter how trivial

Use our simple form to ask us anything you like. To make a yacht charter enquiry, don’t forget the key information! But don’t worry; we will follow up soon with an overview of the entire market and expert advice.

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Our expert team of charter consultants check more than 30 operators and offer tailored options to ensure you get the very best deal.

  • Work with all the major operators.
  • Offer a complimentary guided service.
  • Discounts over booking direct
  • Our full support.

Please provide us with your instructions, and our team of experts will carefully curate a customized selection of bareboat yacht charters that cater to your preferences. We will patiently work with you to ensure that you have the perfect sailing vacation.

How Can we help?

SailChecker offers a wide range of Bareboat Yacht Charter globally

Can I help?

My name is Kate and I would love to help you find the perfect Bareboat Yacht Charter to suit you.

Our Services

Bareboat Yacht Charter

A Bareboat Yacht Charter is the arrangement where you charter (hire) the whole yacht, ship or boat without additional crew.

Crewed Yacht Charter

Enjoy being sailed around by a qualified skipper/captain who will also act as tour guide with expert knowledge of the area.


Cabin Charter

Cabin Charter gets you exclusive use of part of a yacht, normally a cabin (room), comes with crew & typically includes most meals.


Flotilla Sailing

Join a fleet of charter yachts and enjoy mutual support, community and parties.  Typically with a lead yacht and organised activities.


Ready Made Sailing

For typical examples or a chance to sail with the sail checker team, check out our Ready Made Charters, Trips and Offers.


Learn to Sail

Learn to sail in warmer climes, or even closer to home.  We can provide advice and help you gain your charter qualifications.


Hear What Our Friends Say

  •  Thank you sooo much! It was sail in the day… party at night. We couldn't have wanted a better skipper or a Spring Break!  Good times...

    Arranged for 6 friends to sail Spring Break in the British Virgin Islands for under $500 each.

    Tim USA

  • Great service from Kate.

    Informative and looked for the best value for our family. Very good customer service on this side and in Greece. Great boat and skipper...

    Fantastic holiday from start to finish.

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    Angela United Kingdom

  • Very professional outfit!

    They were very responsive and very quick to answer questions via email and instant chat. They had extensive knowledge of the area...

    We will most definitely use their services for our next bareboat sailing vacation.

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    Kirsten W.
    Kirsten W. USA

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