Pros of a Crewed Yacht Charter
1. With a Crewed Yacht Charter holiday you have a professional crew to run the yacht and to cook all the meals for you. This means that you can sit back and relax! You do not have to worry about where you’ve moored the yacht, will you drag anchor, or have you tied the dinghy up correctly!
2. Your Crewed Charter Yacht will be maintained to a high standard. It is still a yacht and so equipment can become faulty, however your crew will take care of matters for you.
3. With a Professional Yacht Crew aboard, this means that you will be able to sail in areas that may be restricted for less qualified bareboat charterers.
4. With a Crewed Yacht Charter you will get the chance to charter a larger yacht than is available to rent on the bareboat market. Luxury yachts are available to charter that are over 400 feet in length, however the maximum bareboat yacht is around 53 feet in length. Obviously a hefty price tag goes with the Superyacht charter.
5. The dates for a Crewed Yacht Charter tend to be more flexible. So you can start your charter mid week and end it a week later, or even opt for a 5 night or 10 night charter. Bareboat charters tend to start on a Saturday for a one week duration.
6. Your Professional Crew will know the area that you are chartering in, so that they will know the best anchorages to be in for a good nights sleep. They will also be able to suggest places to visit ashore.
Cons of a Crewed Yacht Charter
1. One con of a Crewed Yacht Charter is that you have to share your yacht with the crew. You are not totally alone on the yacht with your family or friends.
2. The Professional Crew are responsible for mooring, docking and sailing the yacht. So for guests that like to do this themselves, they may not enjoy a Crewed Yacht Charter as much.
3. A Crewed Yacht Charter is more expensive, however the price does include your meals aboard the yacht. Some people may prefer the flexibility of a bareboat and the reduced costs.