The term “bareboat” equates to the boat being free of crew, food, alcohol, entertainment etc. You may higher a skipper/captain if you don’t have proper proof of certification or previous boating experience. You are essentially renting the raw boat. You are responsible for providing and preparing food and drinks and supplying any other comforts desired on the boat.

A Crewed charter is the opposite of “bareboat”. Your yacht is crewed with a captain and chef. They oversee your wellbeing. The boat is provisioned. They are your personal chef, stewards, engineer, sometimes sport/fitness or dive instructors and deckhands. All while the yacht is being safely navigated by a certified captain. In addition, the crew provides entertainment.