A fully crewed yacht charter is the pinnacle of luxury sailing. As Crewed charters are "all-inclusive”, you will not have to lift a finger during your holiday. The crew will be at your constant beck and call! They take care of the maintenance, sailing, cooking, cleaning, and navigation, and are typically experts in the region where you will be chartering. Discover the benefits of these charters and take the opportunity to be pampered onboard your own charter yacht for a week (or two!). See the yacht as your very own on-the-water retreat for you and your family or friends.
Role of the Crew on Charters
The crew plays a very important role in your yachting holiday escape. From the remarkable Interior team who will look after you from the first minute you step on board, the Deck crew who will keep the vessel impeccable at all times, to the highly talented Chef who will wow you with his dishes, every crew member aims to deliver the best holiday experience to their guests.
Some may think that a Captain’s only task during a charter is to get the yacht safely from point A to point B. But their role is comprehensive. You can compare it to the role of a Manager in a way that they are responsible for every aspect of the charter experience. He will be a guide for your charter adventure by leading and directing the rest of the crew for seamless day-to-day operations To get a more detailed insight into the Captain’s role check our previous blog.
Stews & Deckhands
The extensive job of the Interior Team is to ensure that the guests’ needs and wishes are dealt with with care and that the yacht’s interior is kept in tip-top shape. Likewise, the Deck Team is in charge of keeping the exterior of the yacht in perfect state and providing service where and when needed. But this is just a drop in the ocean in terms of what they can offer or do. As working onboard a yacht takes a variety of skills and dedication many of them are taking different courses such as cocktail-making courses, meaning they will be able to whip you up any drink you wish for. Many also take diving or watersports certifications to be able to teach their guests these skills.
When you choose a fully crewed charter, you have the luxury of not cooking at all for the duration of your vacation. You can enjoy incredible, gourmet food every day, and be able to lounge in your surroundings. We know it sounds too good to be true, but that’s the beauty and the advantage of booking a fully crewed yacht charter. Before the charter even begins, we’ll tailor it to your preferences based on your answers, so by the time you step onboard the chef will be ready with the menus to satisfy your taste buds. To read more about the chef’s role click here.
Masseuses & Personal Trainers
A crewed yacht charter doesn’t always include these roles, but in case you’d like these services onboard your charter broker certainly will be able to make this happen. Some boats may even have stews or deckhands who can offer these services on top of their usual roles. Bigger yachts with dedicated spas may have full-time staff dedicated to health and well-being.
Exceptional Destinations and Thrilling Activities
Your captain is also your guide through your chosen destination and knows where to find the quietest anchorages, most secluded beaches, or the liveliest evening entertainment. Imagine wonderful new scenery every day rather than looking at the same view from a hotel room or villa. Based on your preferences you can stay off the beaten track of mass tourism destinations or follow the path of crowded famous spots.
Spending your holiday on shore or cruise ship you are limited with activities since you have to share the facilities with others. So, most of the time you end up doing what you don’t necessarily want to do that day. On board every yacht there are a myriad of water sports and activities. Jet skis, dinghy, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, waterskiing & fishing equipment are just a few of the toys you’ll find at your disposal. Just tell us about your interests in your preference sheet and we’ll do our best to make sure we have them on your charter holiday. The crew is responsible for operating the equipment onboard and can offer instructions.
Freedom and Flexibility – Space and Intimacy
When you rent a crewed yacht, you determine the pace. If you feel like it, you can stay somewhere a little longer or make a detour, without worrying about the schedule. Your location can change if you like a particular destination, or find something interesting along the way. You are spending your holiday on a floating luxury resort but you are choosing your scenery.
If renting a Sail Yacht, you must experience the joy of sailing: steer, hoist, and trim. You can ask the captain and the crew any questions about jibing, tacking, or anything else and even join them while managing the sails but if you don’t want to take the wheel, you can also sit back, relax and enjoy the wind in your sails and salt in the air.
With a crewed yacht, you can charter a vessel that is larger than you’re comfortable handling. You do not have to have any sailing experience at all. A bigger vessel means more space. Spacious cabins, wardrobes, ensuite bathrooms, bigger lounge areas, better equipment and more amenities, etc.
Best Value for Money
Fully crewed yacht charter is the ultimate all-inclusive vacation and it has the best cost-benefit ratio. At all-inclusive resorts, you will pay for everything, whether you use it or not. On a cruise ship, you will pay extra for each drink, including non-alcoholic beverages. Instead, you can select a yacht with what you want, so you don’t pay for things you don’t need or won’t use.
We hope we answered most of your questions or wonderings about a fully crewed charter but to be sure you can read some more here. If you still need some reassurance Our team is happy to discuss how special and unique these holidays are. With our expert advice, you’ll have the ability to set your own pace. Allow us to create your itinerary to suit all your requirements. There’s no waiting in lines, or eating on a schedule. You don’t have to share your space with strangers. This will be your crew, your yacht, and your time to do with as you please.
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