What to Expect from a Crewed Yacht Charter


What to Expect from a Crewed Yacht Charter

There’s nothing that quite compares to a sailing holiday and the exquisite freedom you gain from travelling on the open seas. Sailing trips often allow you to explore a lot more of a country or area than you would on land; with the option to sail entire coasts or island hop with a different destination every day. Those who are experienced may be able to skipper a yacht themselves, but for the uninitiated the luxury of hiring a yacht crew makes the trip all the more special. There’s no doubt you’ll enjoy yourself, but if you’re not sure how it works, read on for everything you can expect from a crewed yacht charter.

What to Expect from a Crewed Yacht Charter

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What’s the difference between bareboat, skippered and crewed yachts?

As mentioned above, a bareboat is one that you skipper yourself, although you will need sailing experience and a licence. A skippered yacht comes with a boat captain who will take care of all the sailing and the boat for you, but no cooking or hostess duties. For the ultimate luxury holiday you can hire a crewed yacht, which usually comes with a small crew of skipper, chef and hostess/deckhand.

If the yacht has space you can even hire extra staff members such as a nanny, personal trainer or diving instructor.

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How does it work?

The crew will be there to cater to your every need but will always be professional and respect your privacy. They can give you as much or as little space as you wish, and staff quarters are separate from the guest bedrooms and living spaces. The crew will take care of sailing, maintenance, cooking and cleaning, but you will usually have to provide any food or drinks you would like on board. Chefs can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner, or just an evening meal if you want to explore on land during the day and sample the local food.

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Advantages of a crewed yacht


It doesn’t get more luxurious than relaxing on your own private boat with a dedicated crew making sure everything is just right. From chef cooked meals to champagne on ice, the crew can arrange almost anything you need. Perfect for a honeymoon or special trip away, chartered crew yachts have it all.

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Most people would list relaxation as the number one reason for going on holiday, and that’s taken to another level if you have a crew to help. No cooking or washing up to worry about like in a self catered villa, and a chef to cook exactly what you like.

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Extra Activities

A luxury yacht can have space for all sorts of extras, depending on the size. A crew can assist you with watersports from jet skiing to snorkelling or water skiing, and they can be on hand to give you insider tips on the local area. Most charter crews are experts in the area you will be navigating, so expect tons of insider knowledge about activities, local customs and the best hidden coves and beaches that will be unknown to most tourists.

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