After sailing local waters - you are probably ready to take the next step - planning a sailing vacation. Chartering a boat is very enjoyable and this course will provide you with knowledge and tips that are essential to make your sailing vacation a success for both you and your crew. Learn about: planning your flotilla including plotting your course, order provisions, arriving and checking out the boat, making a safety instruction to your crew before getting underway and so much more.
The Bareboat Charter Master Certification in combination of your online sailing resume (which can be printed from your free NauticEd logbook) is accepted by major charter companies around the world!*
After completing your online studies and passing all the exams you will be able to attend our hands-on on-water lessons. Upon passing all on-water, classroom and online courses successfully (including Coastal Navigation and Electronic Navigation) you will be awarded with the Bareboat Charter Master Rank by NauticEd.
The Charter Company
Reserve the right boat for you, required certifications and resume
Boat walkthrough with charter company rep, what to inspect that didn't necessarily pointed out
Plotting, using cruising guides and relevant publications to plan your charter, equipment to bring from home, provisioning
Packing instructions, How to lead a group of people who are your friends/family and get them to listen to you
Operation, the dinghy motor, tips
Self Sufficient Skipper
How to fix things on the boat (something always breaks...)
Crew Safety Briefing
Review of safety equipment location and proceedures
Anchoring and Mooring
What to pay attention to when approaching an anchorage, how to instruct your crew
Know your galley and instruct your crew
Once you complete your online theoretical studies you will need to attend a one 8-hour on-water assessment where you will be get checked on your skills by one of our instructors.
Check-outs are offered a few times during the season over a Club Weekend Cruise or privately upon scheduling. Check our schedule for upcoming Club Weekend Cruises.
To get assessed on your Coastal Navigation and Electronic Navigation courses you will need to signup for a 6-hour classroom assessment. See more info below.
Sign up for an on-water skill assessment
Select assessment choice:
8-hour day, group of 2-4 students
6-hour day, 1 student only
2-Day Group Assessment
Signup for Classroom Assessment & Exam:
6-hour Assessment & Exam
Classroom Assessment & Exam is offered for students who completed their online courses. The student may test on more than one course during the scheduled session, however the maximum time for each assessment will be 6 hours
* Certification will be granted only upon successful completion of on-water hands-on and classroom lessons related
** Private instruction is for one person only, one 8-hour day, available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm only, subject to instructor's evaluation of student's skill level