There are two kinds of people in the world--those who want to have boat captain and those who don’t want to have one. Of course, sometimes there are exceptions to this, but most people are usually in one camp or the other. If you like to just kick back and enjoy the ride, then there are an incredible amount of great Boatsetter captains out there ready to show you a good time. But if you want to become a captain yourself, and take the helm then be sure to read this short guide to bareboat yacht charters.1) Start Small
Driving a boat is not exactly like driving a car. That’s why, depending on where you live, you might have to have a special boat license or attend a certification class. You have to learn how to control boats in the water and deal with a range things big and small from tides and currents to pitch and yawl. So practice on some smaller boats before you try out that superyacht.2) Understand Each Boat is Different
Just how every car drives differently, so too does every boat. You might have years of experiences on your ship, but don’t think this immediately transfer over to another one. This is doubly true if you are changing over to a sailing yacht or catamaran. Be ready for a learning curve.3) The Slip
The slip is your boat's parking space and getting in and out of it is quite possibly the trickiest task that you will have to face. On each side of you is likely to be another boat whose value could be anywhere for tens of thousands to millions of dollars. This is where you can’t be afraid to ask for help. Rather than risk tearing up someone else’s boat (or worse, your own!) see if you can grab someone to help you park it. You’ll get there on your own eventually.4) Have Back-Up
This follows in the same vein of advice. With bareboat yacht charters, it really is just you and someone else’s boat. Don’t go out there alone. Even if you plan to solely pilot the vessel make sure you have a buddy along who at least knows the basics. You never know what can happen out there and you will want somebody who can swing the ship around should you accidentally slip off.
The bareboat yacht charter experience is all about putting all of the control into your hands. You're responsible for everything from how fast you choose to go to even where you go. So make sure you have your boating essential and get ready to have the ability to guide your charter wherever your heart takes you.