What is a Skippered Yacht Charter?

Skippered Yacht Rental: Everything You Need To Know

The Definition of a Skippered Yacht Charter

A Skippered Yacht Charter is defined as a charter where the skipper is hired under a separate agreement. The charter will be priced without crew with the skipper added as an extra to the charter. This arrangement can be made entirely separate to the charter, either directly with a skipper or through a crewing agent, yet typically it is through the same operator or yacht charter agent.

This hybrid version of a Bareboat Charter (occasionally referred to as a Captained Charter) and differs from its close relative the crewed charter in a limited yet specific way. A crewed charter typically defines a charter where the crew are exclusively associated with that boat for at least the season.

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What is a Skippered Yacht Charter

A skippered yacht rental is the perfect way for everyone to go on a yacht charter.

Many people believe they can’t go on a yacht charter because they don’t have the qualifications or experience to sail a yacht. With a crewed or skippered yacht rental, anyone can go on a sailing holiday with a skipper being provided in the boat to do all of the sailing and take you from point A to B.

In this guide, we will take you through everything you need to know about a skippered yacht rental.

1. What Is A Skippered Yacht Rental?

A skippered yacht rental is a yacht charter with a professional skipper on board for the duration of your sailing trip. This allows you and your guests to relax and enjoy your yacht charter without worrying. It also allows those who have very little or no sailing experience to go on a yacht charter.

It is a common misconception that a skippered yacht charter is considerably more expensive than a bareboat charter but this doesn’t have to be the case.  A skippered yacht rental is more affordable than you think, and one of our sales consultants can give you a quote in little to no time at all.

2. Who Can Go On A Skippered Yacht Rental?

Anyone can go on a skippered yacht rental, whether they hold sailing qualifications or not.

A skippered yacht rental is a great way to sail if:

  • You want to explore and be out on the ocean but you have no sailing experience
  • Those who want to spend time relaxing with their friends or family
  • Those who don’t have a bareboat charter qualification or relevant experience for that specific destination you want to visit
  • New sailors who want to gain experience from a professional skipper
  • If it is your first time visiting a specific destination and want to learn about the place and its waters

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3. What Does A Skipper Do?

On a skippered yacht rental your professional skipper will have insider local knowledge of the best places to visit, restaurants, mooring, safety, local weather, anchorages, and navigation.

You will be in complete safety and comfort for the duration of your trip with the professional attitude and recommendations of your skipper.

4. What Is The Difference Between a Skippered Yacht Rental and Bareboat Yacht Charter?

The difference between a bareboat charter and a skippered yacht rental is that on a bareboat charter you and your crew navigate, anchor, find a mooring, sail the boat, and organise everything you wish to do. On a skippered yacht rental the skipper sails the boat, navigates, anchors, finds places to moor and provides guidance on an itinerary or the best places to visit.

For a bareboat charter, you or one member of your crew needs to have the correct sailing qualifications to sail and rent that boat in your chosen country (many countries have different requirements and accepted qualifications). For a skippered yacht charter neither you nor any members of your crew require any sailing qualifications or experience.

5. Where Can You Sail?

On a skippered yacht rental you can sail anywhere you wish to, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, or Asia. Our most popular sailing destinations are BVI, Croatia, and Greece. All of these destinations can be sailed on a skippered yacht rental or a full crewed yacht charter, with either a catamaran or monohull boat.

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