Bareboat yacht charter

Sailing holidays

Your boat. Your path. You lead the way.

With no one to tell you what to do, where to go or when to get there, a bareboat charter sailing holiday is your chance to explore new cruising grounds at your own pace. Squeeze in as many overnight stops and daytime anchorages as you like, or take your time and make the most of every destination on your itinerary. On a bareboat charter holiday you have the freedom to discover the world’s best sailing destinations on your own terms.

Sail one of our suggested itineraries or strike out on your own in search of adventure. Relax and hire a skipper to take the helm, or even book a chef to prepare delicious regional delicacies in your own galley. It doesn’t get any better than a bareboat charter sailing holiday.

Our top bases for bareboat

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • Gentle winds and occasional Mistrals
  • Rich history and spectacular scenery
  • Line-of-sight navigation and island hops
Flotillas Experience level 2 ICC RYA
Explore Dubrovnik, Croatia
Ithaca, Greece

Lefkas, Greece

  • Easy, rewarding sailing
  • Sail the famous Heptanese Islands
  • Enjoy fantastic watersports
Flotillas Experience level 1-2 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Lefkas, Greece

Tortola, BVI

  • Visit a real-life Treasure Island
  • Steady trade winds, calm currents
  • World-famous yachting destinations
Flotillas Experience level 1 Sailing school
Explore Tortola, BVI
Hvar Town, Hvar Island

Marina Agana, Croatia

  • Easy line-of-sight sailing
  • Short island hops and longer trips
  • Explore quiet islands and national parks
Flotillas Experience level 1-2 ICC RYA Sailing school
Explore Marina Agana, Croatia

Corfu, Greece

  • Ideal for sailors of all abilities
  • Coastal sailing and open passages
  • Fine wines of Paxos and Antipaxos
Experience level 1-2 ICC RYA
Explore Corfu, Greece
Australia

The Whitsundays, Australia

  • Easy line-of-sight sailing
  • Incredible, diverse wildlife
  • Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Experience level 2-3 Sailing school
Explore The Whitsundays, Australia

What’s included

Our fleet has been enhanced to ensure you have the very best sailing experience. In addition to the standard yacht equipment, you’ll enjoy:

Generic equipment

  • Full cruising area and yacht briefings before departure
  • Starter cleaning pack (washing up liquid, sponge/cloth, etc.)
  • Initial ice and water (Caribbean, Tahiti, Seychelles, Australia, Thailand, Tonga)
  • 4-hour service guarantee
  • RIB dinghies with outboard engine
  • Battened mainsail with lazy lines and stack packs
  • Transom barbecue (Caribbean)
  • Dodger on most Premier yachts 36 foot and over
  • Autopilots
  • Wind instruments
  • Furling genoa sail
  • FM radio/CD player
  • Cabin fans
  • Bimini top and roll down sun screens
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • GPS chart-plotter
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Fully equipped galley
  • Bed linen and bath towels
  • Pressurised hot water
  • Yacht end of stay cleaning

Galley and cabins

  • Set of linens (one per passenger/crew member)
  • Coat hagers
  • Tea towel
  • Mugs/coffee cups
  • Bowls
  • Chopping/bread board
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large and small plates
  • Containers
  • Fryer pan
  • Saucepans
  • Kitchen knife
  • Potato peeler
  • Can opener
  • Corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Grill pan or oven tray
  • Coffee pot
  • Kettle
  • Set of cutlery
  • Tray

Cockpit and deck

  • Bow anchor with chain and warp
  • Kedge anchor with chain and warp
  • Mooring lines (both short and long)
  • Emergency tiller (wheel steering only)
  • Set of cockpit cushions or teak seats
  • Masks, flippers, snorkel
  • Bucket with rope
  • Boat hook
  • Water container
  • Deck scrubber
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Windlass handle (if fitted)
  • Fenders
  • Gas bottles
  • Fuel container
  • Fuel funnel
  • Winch handle
  • Bimini

Sails

  • Mainsail cover (not for in-mast furling)
  • Sail ties
  • Mainsail
  • Furling genoa

Security

  • Life jackets from ages four and up (13 and up in the UK)
  • Fog horn
  • Flashlight
  • Flare pack
  • First aid kit
  • Life raft
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Tool box with spares

Navigation

  • Pencil, sharpener, eraser
  • Log/depth sounder
  • Binoculars
  • Divider
  • Navigation ruler
  • Chart
  • Pilot book/cruise notes
  • Compass
  • Handbearing compass
  • VHF radio

What isn’t included

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Destinations worldwide
14
Flotilla routes
48
Types of yachts
40 yrs
Creating holidays
4 hr
Service guarantee
ABTA – The Travel Association
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