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22nd November 2022

Are You Qualified to Charter A Bare Boat?

The Basics of Bareboat Chartering

First things first. What exactly is a bareboat charter?

As the name might suggest, with a bareboat charter the boat is ‘bare’ and comes without any crew or provisions. In this case, the boat owner does not provide those essential elements. The clients themselves must make the necessary arrangements before setting off.


Am I Qualified For A Bareboat Charter?

The truth of the matter is this: Most destinations do not require a bareboat charter certificate. The responsibility lies with the charter company in deciding whether their clients can handle the chosen vessel. It is also essential that the clients provide honest, accurate information about their experience and confidence levels in taking to the seas.

Here at Simpson Yacht Charter, we have yachts of many shapes and sizes, harboured all around the globe. While local customs and requirements may differ, our policy remains consistent. We will only allow clients to undertake a bareboat charter once we are satisfied that their level of experience is commensurate with the vessel and its capabilities.

We always offer to provide a skipper. This takes the burden of responsibility away from you. Allowing you to fully enjoy the relaxing nature of your trip. Immersed in the splendour of one of our incredible crafts.



Happy family in Charter

The most important thing when chartering a boat or ship is safety. Sailing is one of the safest, most pleasurable activities you can engage in. But it does have inherent risks and we must mitigate those.

We need to know that you have experience in sailing a similar-sized craft to the one you wish to charter from us. It is also extremely helpful to have at least one other person on board with similar experience.

The question should not be, ‘Are you qualified to charter a bare boat?’ But rather, ‘Are you experienced enough to handle the vessel you have chosen?’

Our amazing team will guide you through this process every step of the way and help you to answer that question.


Our Services

When you choose Simpson Yacht Charter as your partner, you can expect nothing less than the most professional, highest-quality service. Our goal is to provide you with the experience of a lifetime.

We offer:
• Bare boat yacht charters
• Fully crewed yacht charters
• A huge fleet of incredible, well-maintained vessels to suit any occasion and budget
• Inspirational itineraries and travel recommendations
• Unrivalled client service and attention to detail


Contact Us

There’s genuinely nothing quite like the feeling of freedom and relaxation that chartering a yacht can provide. Whether you choose to bareboat charter or have us provide the services of our exceptionally well-trained, experienced staff is for you to decide.

But you are not alone in that process. Our team is standing by to answer any queries you might have. Offer guidance and provide all the details you need to make your decision. Are you qualified to charter a bare boat? We will help you to find out.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments about bareboat chartering, or any other aspect of Simpson Yacht Charter and our operations at [email protected].

We will be only too happy to help you to achieve an experience that so many can only dream of.

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