In order to charter a bareboat catamaran, you must have the appropriate sailing licence for the boat selected. In some countries, licences are given according to the length overall of the boat while in others, it depends on the amount of miles you will cover. We will give you a consultation so that you can choose the boat model and type that best suit your experience and your preferences based on your destination.
One of the advantages of this charter option is that you can organise your own route and design a personalised program to fit the preferences and needs of the group. In all case, at the time of check-in, base managers will inform you of the weather conditions for the charter week so that you can organise your route accordingly.
As we’ve already mentioned before, in order to charter a bareboat catamaran, at least one person in the group must have the proper licence. The person who is designated skipper will be responsible for the group and the vessel; therefore, they must clearly understand the charter conditions and the return time for the boat. Above all, they must pay the utmost attention during check-in so as to properly understand how the vessel works and to clarify any questions before setting sail.
To charter a catamaran, you must leave a security deposit as with car rentals. The security deposit must be paid at the base and normally in cash, although in some cases you can leave your credit card number. If no problems or damages are detected when the boat is returned, the security deposit will be returned in full. On the contrary, you must notify the base in the event a problem has occurred, and the security deposit will be withheld until the exact damages to the catamaran and the costs of repairs are determined. If the total cost of repairs is greater than the amount of the security deposit, the maximum amount charged will only be that of the security deposit. If the total is less than the amount of the security deposit, only the amount of the repairs will be charged and the difference will be returned.