Crewed charter can either be skippered or fully crewed. With a full set of crew on board the yacht your boat rental becomes like a vacation in a floating five star hotel. It is a tailor-made luxury holiday with a captain, a chef, a stewardess and maybe others tending to your and your guests` every need. For you this means you don´t need to worry about cooking, house-keeping, provisioning, navigating and planning itineraries.
You could also hire a stewardess that works as a nanny for your children so you get to go out at the charter destination and enjoy the nightlife. Some charterers like to book a massage therapist, yoga teacher or nutritionist to make the most of their holiday and get properly spoilt.
In any case, while you are asleep the crew can take you to the next beautiful location and you get to wake up refreshed every day with a nice new view from your porthole.
You can find luxury yacht charters from the following marinas in Croatia
, Krk (Punat)
, Primosten (Marina Kremik)
, Seget Donji (Trogir)
, Marina Kastela (Split)
What is the difference between crewed charter and bareboat charter?
On a bareboat charter you or one of the charter guests will steer the motor or sailing yacht. The crewed charter includes a captain who will take over the responsibility of driving the boat, planning the itineraries and who will provide you with experience and advice regarding different destinations and ports. So you can sit back, relax and whenever you want to you could take over the steering wheel and test your driving skills with the assistance of a trained skipper.
How many crew members can I hire with the sailing or motor yacht?
Depending on your needs and how many cabins there are you could have a captain, one or more first officers, deckhands and stewardesses and a chef / sous-chef. It is also possible to hire nannies, personal trainers, dive instructors, beauticians etc. On a crewed charter, it is all about you!
To enjoy luxury charter in Greece just check the boats with home bases in Lefkas, Kalamaki (Athens), Lavrion or Rhodes.
What is the advantage of a crewed charter?
Even before you arrive on board the crew will have received a complete list of your preferences including allergies, favourite food items, brands you prefer, pets you have and what they need, etc.
So you spend a customized holiday almost in a home away from home where you don´t have to miss out on your favourite things. While you relax completely the crew make sure you get everything you need. You and your guests get to enjoy every meal or cocktail hour without having to worry about hosting, cooking, preparing drinks or cleaning up afterwards.
The yacht charter provider selects highly trained, experienced and engaging people to make your stay on board as pleasant and special as possible.
It is simply not possible to have a more personalized holiday and to receive a higher level of attention than on a crewed charter.
Because the charter yacht comes with a crew, it is usually very well-tended and in great condition. One more thing you don´t have to worry about!
Mallorca and Ibiza are the best known destinations for luxury charters in Spain:
, Puerto Adriano
, Puerto Portals
, Cala d'Or
on the Island Mallorca, Eivissa (Ibiza Town
) and San Antonio
on the Island Ibiza as well as Marbella
at the Spanish Coast.
What type of yacht is best suited for a luxury charter?
In principle, you can hire any type of boat for a crewed charter. Sailboats are beautiful and elegant but catamarans offer more space. Motor yachts are easy to navigate – you may enjoy the more classic feel of a sailing yacht, though. So it is really down to your individual needs and preferences.
If you like a lot of space in the in- and exterior, why not opt for a catamaran? They are very popular, especially with larger charter groups, and can fit more crew too. Their great stability when moving or at anchor makes those boats ideally suited for people that are new to yachting or that get sea-sick easily.
The sizes of luxury yachts vary. Boats larger than 24 m are considered super yachts. If they are longer than 100 m they are classified mega yachts. The biggest luxury yacht to date is the German-built motor boat Azzam with 180 m length. It ranks just before the 164 m Fulk al Salamah and Roman Abramovich´s Eclipse that measures 163.5 m.
How much time will I have to spend with the crew?
Although you will be in close contact with the crew during your stay on the yacht, luxury yacht crew will respect your privacy at all times and give you as much space as possible. At the same time they will try to tend to your every wish as long as they are able to. So you don´t need to worry that they will get too close to you or you are expected to make conversation with them all the time. The boat is all yours and the crew will stick to their crew mess or cabins which are clearly separated from the guest areas. You only need to see them when you need them or if you wish to have an occasional chat.
What kind of toys are there on a luxury or crewed yacht?
There is no limit to the fancy toys a luxury yacht can have on board – as long as there is space for them. The choice is between water skis, wakeboards, dive and snorkel gear, surf and kiteboards, SUP (stand up paddling) boards, jet skis, sea bobs, tenders, folding bikes, kayaks, donuts, bananas and much more – just let the agents know in advance what you would like to try out on your sailing holidays and then enjoy yourself in or on the water.