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Basics of Bareboating

February 25th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Have you ever dreamed about renting a bareboat and just sailing away?

You can do this on bareboat yacht charters!

Bareboats range from thirty to fifty feet in length. You can charter a catamaran (two hulls, very stable in the water and very roomy), monohull (one hull), or powerboat (boat powered by engines, not sails). These yachts come with everything you need to operate them, as well as kitchen utensils, bedding, and towels. Some charters provide you with a dinghy with motor at no charge.

Are you interested in a sailboat or a powerboat for your bareboat charter vacation?

Are you interested in a sailboat or a powerboat for your bareboat charter vacation?

A bareboat is a yacht that you sail yourself, or you can hire a captain (referred to as a captain only or skippered charter), if you wish. 

While you are not required in the Caribbean or the United States to provide a certificate or license to charter a boat, you will have to demonstrate experience and skill (called a “check out sail”) to be allowed to operate the yacht by yourself – otherwise you will require (and will have to pay to hire) a captain to assist you. 

Your bareboat yacht charter company will ask you critical basic questions in order to select the perfect boats from which to choose for your vacation. Those questions include whether you want a sailboat or a powerboat, the destination in which you want to charter, the number of guests in your charter party, amenities required (like air-conditioning), and budget.

To arrange your next vacation on a chartered bareboat sail or motoryacht,
contact your charter specialists at
www.bareboat.com through our website at
http://bareboat.com/contact_us.html
by email via info@bareboat.com 
by phone via 1-800-BAREBOAT (227-3262) or 305-720-7245
or via twitter
http://www.twitter.com/bareboatdotcom  (Please follow us!)

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Bareboat catamaran sailboats are stable, spacious, and can carry many watersports toys. They are great for watching dolphins play on the bow!

Bareboat catamaran sailboats are stable, spacious, and can carry many watersports toys. They are great for watching dolphins play on the bow!

For your next vacation, you are considering chartering a bareboat catamaran in the Caribbean…but are you qualified to do so?
 
If you want to try a bareboat catamaran charter, you need to have experience on similar-sized boats.
 
 

 

 

You will need to complete a sailing resume listing your experience and certificates. While certificates are helpful, hands on experience is more important. A captain will then take you out after your briefing to determine your capabilities.

Fast forward…you pass the checkout and charter your bareboat catamaran.

Warning:  once you have vacationed this way, you may never take another type of vacation!  You can do what you want when you want.  Dive, eat, drink, beach comb, snorkel, swim or sleep whenever and wherever you choose.

Catamarans are a good choice for your boating vacation and are becoming more and more popular. They are great for families and friends, and they offer a lot of comfort, space, and privacy.  They have equal accommodations for all guests and are very spacious and comfortable. Catamarans are stable and generally do not cause seasickness.  They also usually carry multiple watersports toys for your enjoyment on charter, and there is no more relaxing and enjoyable way to enjoy the exhiliaration of sail than by lounging on the forward trampolines – often the site under which dolphins play on the bow as you sail!

To arrange your next vacation on a chartered bareboat sail or motoryacht,
contact your charter specialists at
www.bareboat.com through our website at
http://bareboat.com/contact_us.html
by email via info@bareboat.com 
by phone via 1-800-BAREBOAT (227-3262) or 305-720-7245
or via twitter
http://www.twitter.com/bareboatdotcom  (Please follow us!)

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