Skippered yacht Charter....
All you need to know about chartering a yacht with a Skipper.....
A Skippered Yacht Charter, is usually a Bareboat Charter with the addition of professional, local, Skipper, who takes complete responsibility for the safety of the yacht, navigation, and all aspects of the sailing & mooring. Also some Sailboats, Catamarans & Luxury Motoryachts, too large to be available for Bareboat charter, but a little cramped for a full compliment of crew, are often only available with a full time Skipper, with the option of hiring a hostess/cook/chef if space allows.
You need no qualifications for a sailing holiday aboard a Skippered yacht rental, though even for an experienced sailor, a Skippered Yacht can be a relaxing and interesting way of exploring new cruising grounds. The skippers are more than happy to act as your personal guide, when afloat, and show you many secluded bays and anchorage's often unknown to most tourists. He will listen to your wishes regarding where you want to visit, and do his best to accomodate these, subject to weather conditions. You will enjoy learning to sail the boat yourself, even if inexperienced, with the reassurance of a professional at hand.
For the Ladies! - we have a few lady skippers too, they are very popular, so book early.
Good reasons to book a charter with a Skipper are:
- You don't have the required skippers qualifications, you're unsure of your sailing skills, or your handling of the particular boat you need to charter (the boat needs to be bigger than you are used to).
- Your sailing skills are fine, but the rest of your sailing party are inexperienced so you cannot count on any help whatsoever.
- You want to go sailing in a new area, and you would feel more comfortable taking your first charter there with a knowledgeable skipper, who, incidentally, would also act a tourist guide and an interpreter. This is particularly true in the Mediterranean & Adriatic where there are many historical or archeological sites to discover.
- You came to the conclusion that, once you add all the extras for a nice resort, in a breathtaking location, and if you share the boat cost with 1 or 2 other couples, a skippered yacht charter is less expensive than a stay at a good resort, but much more fun.
All bareboat yachts are available with Skipper, ( and Hostess, if required). Please bear in mind that a Skipper must have theiir own cabin, so if adding a Skipper to a Bareboat charter, please rememer that you will need to allow an extra cabin for the Skipper.
Please refer to the Bareboat Charter webpages, listed under the country of interest on the menu, left. and just add on the Skipper (and hostess ) fee shown below each list. You will also find luxury Skippered Motor yachts & Sailing yachts & catamarans, available, at the smaller end of the Crewed Yacht Charter listings.
For total peace of mind, all our bases offer a comprehensive back up service, should there be any unforseen problems, that your skipper may be unable to resolve, whilst you are cruising. By only offering yachts from reputable management, that we know & trust, having dealt wiht mnay of them for over 10 years, we ensure you are in safe and professional hands, thereby ensuring you have a relaxing, stress free, sailing holiday.
Quick links to Skippered yacht charter pages:
charter yacht or catamaran with skipper- Croatia
catamaran or yacht charter with skipper - Sardinia
yachts & Catamarans with skipper - Italy
Skippered Catamaran & Sailboat charter - Sicily
yacht & Catamaran charter - Mallorca
Sailboat & Catamarans for skipper charter - Greece
Skippered Sailing yacht & Catamaran charter - Turkey
Catamaran & Sailing yacht skipper charter - Spain
For more information please contact us, we look forward to hearing from you !