We offer bareboat charter to those people who wish to skipper their own yacht with their friends and family as crew.
As bareboat charter does typically vary from 1 night, 4 nights, 1 week, 3 weeks or more. We use our experience to identify your ideal yacht in terms of size, cabins & price. We will give you a full briefing of your yacht & the areas that you can enjoy & explore whilst on charter.
For bareboat yacht charter the skipper should have previous skippering experience aboard yachts of a similar size to that being chartered. He/She should have an RYA Day or Coastal Skipper qualification or an international equivalent such as the ICC qualification.
In addition, at least one other crew member should be a competent sailor, who ideally has sailed with you before. As with all our Yacht Charters, should you need any help, we are always readily available.
A bareboat charter is a type of yacht charter arrangement where the charterer rents the boat from the charter company without any crew or provisions included. The charterer is responsible for all aspects of operating the vessel, including navigation, maintenance, provisioning, and hiring a crew if they wish.
The charterer assumes full responsibility for the safety and management of the yacht during the charter period. This typically requires the charterer to have experience and knowledge in operating a boat, as well as possessing the necessary licenses and qualifications, depending on the jurisdiction and size of the yacht.
Bareboat charters are popular among experienced sailors or individuals who prefer to have complete control over their sailing experience. It allows for greater flexibility and freedom to explore various destinations and plan the itinerary according to their preferences.
It is a requirement that every skipper chartering a yacht must hold an approved skipper licence to charter in Thailand. Please bring your original certificates with you. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of a particular yacht or cruising area do contact us to discuss your options.
Please note that if a skipper has to be provided aboard a yacht, due to either misrepresentation by the signatory on the booking form, or in the opinion of Yachting Thailand it is necessary to ensure the safety of the yacht and its crew, the cost of the skipper’s services will be at the client’s expense. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss suffered by you or a third party as a result of insurers failing to indemnify due to incorrect or misleading details being supplied on the booking form.
At the time of booking please ensure that you complete the Sailing Experience / Qualifications section on the booking form. We will require a scanned copy of the skippers licence.