Coast Yachts primarily operates “Bareboat” charters. This type of charter grants you, the charterer, complete control over the vessel and you become the owner of the boat during the term of the charter. Go ahead and tell your friends you own the boat because it’s technically true!
Bareboat charter is regulated by the United States Coast Guard and it allows you to bring up to twelve guests plus your captain and crew. By law, the captain and crew must be independently hired by the charterer. Coast will provide you with a list of competent and properly trained captains and crew members who are licensed and drug tested.
Below are the conditions required for a legal bareboat charter:
Charterer is to survey the vessel upon its delivery and return
Charterer is given possession of vessel and acts as vessel owner during the charter term.
Charterer has complete command over the vessel and its navigation.
Charterer selects and separately hires, at charterer’s expense, a qualified mariner to operate the vessel.
Charterer may discharge the crew, for cause, without the permission of the charter company and/or yacht owner.
Charterer is responsible for insurance, fuel, port fees, food and beverage - by law these items can’t be included in the charter.
Charterer may not have more than 12 guests onboard at any time.