Chartering, Bare Boating | PassageMaker

Chartering, Bare Boating

Chartering We’ve all entertained the idea of trying something new; maybe it’s a bigger boat with a bigger hull, a more expensive vessel with more electronics on board with the option of dual cruising speeds, or maybe we just want to try something new for no particular reason other than “because.” Either way, chartering a boat gives you the opportunity to try something new and to see how it feels to be on a new boat without having to sign anything that binds you to it forever. Here you will find personal accounts (among other useful information) of those who have experienced what it’s like to charter a boat.



Starting in January, The Moorings will begin offering powercat charters in Puerto Rico’s spectacular—and lesser known compared to some of her neighbors—Spanish Virgin Islands. The SVIs should be particularly appealing to U.S. residents, as Puerto Rico can be easily reached via direct-hop flights from many…

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Le Boat to Make a Splash (or three) in 2017

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Delphia Yachts is scheduled to build and launch three new models for European-based Le Boat next year. Le Boat offers private charters for canal cruisers throughout Europe, including Ireland, Holland, France, Italy, and other dreamy locales. The three new models will follow the success of…

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Southwest Florida Chartering: Revenge Of The Birds


It was no dark and stormy night, but the middle of a bright Florida afternoon when I spotted the mystery buoy. “What the heck is a green nun with vertical white stripes?” It was near our course, and I had no idea what it marked,…

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The BVI’s Best Kept Secret


It is possible to reason with the hurricane season. If you’ve never chartered a bareboat in the British Virgin Islands, you’ve really cheated yourself. Quite simply, it’s the best place in the world to combine the pleasures of captaining a boat and enjoying a truly…

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A Rare Breed Of Cat

From kayak to megayacht, all boating is about connecting with nature and cementing the bonds of family and friendship through shared adventure. The Leopard 37 power cat relies on a rare formula to further that ideal. Designers of the 37 have created extraordinarily livable outdoor…

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A Taste Of The Cruising Life

When the taxi dropped us off at Marinatown Marina in beautiful North Fort Myers, Florida, I knew this was going to be one of those “perks of the job.” I looked around and saw sunbaked liveaboards lounging on the dock, enjoying a happy hour cocktail,…

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