Yacht Charter Vacations

By Yacht Charters Guru

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Bareboats and Captain Only Charters

Did you know that with enough experience on the water, you can rent a boat and charter it? You can! While we specialize in crewed yacht charters, there are always a few people who like to DIY! Chartering a bareboat in the BVI's is a fantastic vacation, and it can be experienced by more than just expert sailors. You'll be responsible for all aspects of running the yacht, including sailing, navigating, anchoring, provisioning, cooking, cleaning and most importantly, having fun.

There are also people who feel more comfortable with a hired Captain to show them "the ropes", but they would rather cook for themselves. If this is you, then you've come to the right place! We know exactly where to go and whom to trust connecting you with the right people for your bareboat catamaran or sailboat charter. 

We recently rented this Lagoon 52 Catamaran for our family! It was equipped with the following: 

Bareboat Catamaran Charters at Yacht Charters Guru

· Linens, pillows, dish and bath towels / 1 bottle Joy dish soap / 1 bottle all-purpose cleaner/ 1 box of clothespins / 1 roll paper towels / 3 tall kitchen garbage bags / 1 package Handi-wipes, hotel bath soaps – 2 per head / 1 roll toilet paper per head
·   Galley equipment:  percolator coffee maker, dishes, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, cooking utensils – no salt, pepper, cooking oil, or other food items whatsoever.
·   4 bags or blocks of ice – One block in fridge at all times is recommended.  And there's one extra Igloo marine 54-quart cooler.
·   Masks, fins, and snorkels


Optional Extras:
Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards
There's a fleet of double sea kayaks ($100/week) and 11’SUPs ($175/week). 
Windsurfers, water blasters, noodles, rafts, fishing gear and licenses are available at Island Surf and Sail. They will deliver free to the yacht. 

We DO recommend you bring a selection of preferred small dry food items tucked in your luggage, such as your favorite tea, ground coffee, energy or granola bars, nuts, preferred sweetener, etc. 

Year 2015 / LOA: 52' 0" / Beam: 28' 8" / Draft: 4' 11" / Engines: 2 x Yanmar 75hp / Fuel: 262 gallons 
Water: 252 gallons / Sail area: 1722 sq ft . Berths:* 4 Double/3 Singles / Heads: 5 electric / Sail area: 1722 sq ft

Dinghy with Outboard / Air Conditioning / Speed, Depth & Wind / Davits / Chartplotter / Electric Mainsail Halyard & Davit Winches / Cruising Guide and Charts / Refrigerator / Freezer x 2 / Autopilot
Microwave / Furling Genoa / Fully Battened Mainsail / Windlass / Barbeque Grill / Masks, Snorkels and Fins / First Aid Kit / Binoculars / Life Preservers / WIFI / Cellphone / Cabin Fans / Cockpit Speakers
Cockpit Cushions / Cooler for Cockpit / AM/FM Radio with Audio Cable / Oven and Cooktop / Fully Equipped Galley / Linens and Towels / Basic Cleaning Supplies / Coffee Maker

Two Forward Cabins: 6' 9" x 5' 3" 
Two Aft Cabins: 6' 9" x 5' 3" 
One Double bunk bed in midship cabin port 6' 9' x 3' 0" 
1 V-Berth port forward - fitted with mattress, lights, fan, NO air conditioning in this cabin and the access is only though the top deck hatch and down the ladder

How Do I Know If I Am Qualified?

We prefer that the bareboat charter guest who will operate the boat have some previous experience on a boat of similar size and, in some cases, at least one competent crew member. If you are still unsure of your sailing abilities, or simply want the knowledge of a local skipper, you can charter a bareboat and hire a professional captain at a daily rate and then continue the rest of your charter on your own when you feel comfortable. If you would rather not cook, you have the option to hire a chef and have all of your meals prepared for you. You will be required to submit a sailing resume of your experience and be approved by the bareboat company prior to reserving a boat. A list of your guests onboard and their sailing experience is also required. 

What About Provisioning Food & Drinks for my Bareboat Charter?

Pre-provisioning is optional and you may opt out. If you decide to provision in advance, you can choose to buy a package deal - a pre-selected list of food and drink which comes in different varieties and sizes, or you can shop À la carte, checking off just the individual items that you would like to buy. Either choice will prompt the grocery store to deliver your food right to your boat. Going this route is extremely convenient, but you may be inclined to shop with the locals at the grocery store, buy food for the first two or three days, and shop more if necessary on other islands. We also recommend eating out at many of the fun restaurants ashore. 

Tell us what size of bareboat or Captain only charter you need, the date and we will find it!

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