Ed Hamilton & Co.

Why Book A Bareboat Charter with Us?

You may already know which company you prefer, either from a friend’s experience or even a past charter. Our comments may well confirm your decision, but by booking through us you get an up to date, independent opinion of the companies’ fleets (even the best companies have some boats that are better than others), plus extra peace of mind, and a simplified booking and payment process.

Standards Vary Enormously Between Bareboat Companies
Slick internet sites with boat layouts or glossy pictures that were taken when the boats were new can be misleading. A less expensive boat is cheaper for a reason – never select a boat-based purely on price.

We Will Have Seen the Boats You Are Considering
We can give an objective description of their current condition and how each compares. While most companies are reputable, each one is naturally trying to sell you their product and their services.

We Obtain Valuable Feedback
So we know how each company is performing, we capture valuable information from literally hundreds of recent charter comments. From chart briefings to problems at the base or with the boat while on charter, we have the knowledge to help you navigate the many choices in bareboat companies and boats.

Since 1982 Our Staff Has Been Involved in Every Aspect of the Charter Industry
From running major Caribbean bareboat companies, designing and selling charter yachts, to teaching sailing, skippering charters and running stateside booking offices.

Increased Security
From choosing the right boat and safeguarding your money, to helping you receive fair compensation from a mechanical breakdown, you have more security booking through us than you would as an individual.

Simplified Booking Process – You Pay No More Than Booking Direct
Our unbiased, independent advice and extensive charter experience can make all the difference to your vacation.

We provide security, guidance, experience and convenience, all for the same price as booking direct!

“We have used Ed Hamilton & Co. to book several sailing trips and their advice and service has been excellent. They even went the extra mile to find us another booking after the hurricane hit Puerto Rico and our trip was cancelled. They have always been honest about the different charter companies and they always make an effort to get feedback about our experiences.”Jane B, Dream Yacht Charter – Antigua