We have an excellent selection of quality motoryachts for bareboat yacht charter ranging from 30' to 52' including all the well-known names, Princess, Fairline and Lagoon. For those looking for something larger, choose from a variety of luxury crewed motor yachts - just let us know your requirements and we will suggest our most suitable options for you.
Sportscruisers are fast and fun. You all sit together in the open cockpit so it's safer with children and more sociable.
Flybridge cruisers give you more accommodation below decks and two steering positions dependant on the weather.
Power catamarans with their spacious cabins, all equal size, and masses of deck space are ideal for warm weather cruising. Powercats are very popular in the Caribbean where you spend most nights on anchor.
Crewed motoryachts are the ultimate luxury holiday. Vast space, wide ranging amenities and a crew to ensure an unforgettable experience.
"We had a super week in Corfu. The Sun Charter staff were excellent, being both friendly and helpful. Our brand new yacht was in very good and clean condition and was quite comfortable for the four of us on board. We had great weather, warm sunshine and with good winds - the sails were out for the best part of each day. I would like to thank all at Nautilus and also Sun Charter for the hassle free booking and all the useful help and tips provided, it was our first time booking a bareboat charter but definitely not the last!"
To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.