Ed Hamilton & Co.

3 Ways to Charter a Yacht

A Bareboat Charter
Sail the boat yourself. The principal charterer needs to have skippering experience on a yacht close to the size you are chartering.

A Skippered Bareboat
Still use a bareboat company but add a freelance skipper for all or part of the time. A good option for anyone eventually wanting to bareboat but can be the same price as some fully crewed boats. No matching of client and skipper’s interests.

A Private Yacht with Full Crew
The yacht comes with at least a permanent captain and cook. Price includes all meals and often house wines and open bar. Meals prepared to your taste (to a very high standard). You choose the day’s activities and the itinerary, on a day to day basis. Yachts tend to be larger and more luxurious. Matching your party to a suitable crew is an important part of our service. Remember to add in the cost of a tip for the crew.