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A cabin charter cruise is a type of organized sailing vacation where the places aboard a sailing boat or catamaran are sold by the available cabins, in the offered price the crew is always included and the boat will follow a preset itinerary.  Cabin charters represent the ideal solution to enjoy a sailing vacation for those that do not have the skills to sail a boat, people who wish to relax and have no responsibility regarding itinerary and sailing, or those who want to have their sailing vacation aboard a crewed luxury yacht, but can’t justify the cost. You will just pay for the cost of a berth aboard the boat and the costs for provisioning both for yourself and the vessel (fuel, marinas, marine parks, local taxes), so that the overall costs are reduced. You might then share the cabin with a friend, or enjoy on your own or even share the cabin with a travel mate that you will meet on board, but you are always guaranteed the expertise and knowledge of a local skipper and there is no caution to be paid for eventual damages to the yacht.

Skippered charter means that the yacht is rented with a professional crew consisting of a skipper/captain who is responsible for the yacht. In several cases the skipper is aided by other crew members as well. A skippered charter is normal for larger yachts for which a skipper/captain with documented or special nautical skills and experience is required, but you can also request a skipper for smaller boats if you do not have a license or prefer to be aided by a local expert.

A bareboat charter or demise charter is an arrangement for the chartering or hiring of a ship or boat, whereby no crew or provisions are included as part of the agreement; instead, the people who rent the vessel from the owner are responsible for taking care of such things. In these charters the charterer can direct where the ship will go in a determined sailing area, but will also be responsible for the yacht (a security deposit is necessary to rent the vessel and a license is often required). The boat will be given with a standard equipment and full tanks ( both water and fuel) and the charterer will be obliged to return it in the same condition as when taken.

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