How much experience do you need to bareboat charter?
For bareboat yacht charters, we expect you to have experience sailing a boat of similar size. It’s also helpful to have at least one crew member of similar experience. For most destinations, you do not need bareboat charter certification.
Who owns the mooring?
The Moorings and sister company Sunsail are part of Travelopia, which in turn is owned by KKR, a global investment firm with 148.5 billion dollars in assets under management.
What is a Bareboater?
Bareboating means that the boat is supplied sans captain or crew. The bareboater handles everything, including anchoring, cooking and planning the itinerary. Those who get the most out of bareboating are those who are flexible, willing to adjust their plans, and believe the important thing is to enjoy the journey.
What is the difference between Sunsail and Moorings?
Sunsail is a Moorings company. The boats start in the Moorings fleet and step down to the Sunsail fleet as they get older.
What certification is needed to charter a sailboat?
What’s Normally Required? To skipper a bareboat charter yacht or participate in a flotilla, outside the Caribbean, you are likely to need a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical, International Certificate of Competence (ICC), ASA 103, 104 or above.
Who founded the moorings?
Our story began in 1969 when Navy veteran and sailing enthusiast Charlie Cary decided to turn his passion into a new business. Starting with just six Pearson yachts, The Moorings offered travelers a unique way to explore the islands and experience the thrill of sailing.
Who is sunsail owned by?
The Moorings and Sunsail are part of Travelopia Group, the world’s largest collection of specialist travel brands.
What is a bareboat captain?
A bareboat charter means you and your party rent and sail the boat on your own without a captain or crew on board. YOU are the captain and your friends are the crew, and that means YOU decide where and when you go. In short, a bareboat charter means complete freedom and exclusive privacy!
What qualifications do I need to sail with the moorings?
Whether you’re new to sailing or would like to learn more advanced techniques, The Moorings offers several options for growing your sailing skills. For Bareboat charters, we ask that you submit your sailing experience and qualifications. For most destinations, no formal certification is required.
Is a Moorings Yacht right for You?
Whatever your needs, The Moorings is sure to have a yacht that is right for you. Choose from a fleet of monohulls and catamarans ranging from 37 to 58 feet, with 2 to 6 cabins. Visit our Yacht page for a complete listing of models. Will I need a skipper or will I be qualified to captain my own yacht?
How do I get approved to skipper a Moorings Yacht?
D epending on your sailing experience, you may already be qualified to skipper a Moorings yacht. Simply fill out our online sailing résumé . We will review your experience and tell you what you are currently approved to charter. You’ll also have the option of using our complimentary Friendly Skipper program .
What qualifications do you need to charter a bareboat sailboat?
What qualifications do you need to charter a bareboat sailboat in the BVI? Bareboat chartering is where you rent a sailboat without a captain. In order to do so, you have to prove you are qualified to safely manage the boat.