1. What are the most important skippers obligations towards guests?
When boarding the yacht, before departure, skipper must do a safety and route briefing with guests. Skipper is responsible for safety on the boat 24/7. He decides on daily and weekly route (after consulting with guests). He is responsible for all boat’s resources (gas, water, electricity) and when on boat he must act in good faith. He must be in contact with charter base in case of any damages or problems with the boat. He is also obligated to return to charter base on the day before charter ends, until 6.00pm (if you insist on returning to the charter base on the last day early morning that is also possible but must be prearranged with the skipper and charter base).
2. Route and where to sail?
The route depends on the starting marina and the weather conditions.
Prior to embarkation, the route is preliminary arranged during the obligatory skippers briefing with the guests. The skipper will always try to fulfil the wishes of the guests if the distance from place to place is reachable and the weather conditions allow it.
It’s not possible to arrange routes in advance; it’s only possible to suggest certain marinas, berths, town keys and attractions. Skipper will always have in mind to show the guests all top attractions in region.
3. Kids on board?
Parents are fully responsible for kids on board 24/7. Skipper will show the location of life vests and will go through all safety tips on the yacht during navigation, sailing or when docking. It’s expected that parents respect these guidelines and that they take care of kids all the time.
4. Does the skipper eat on board or with us in restaurants?
Guests are obligated to provide meals for the skipper. If the skipper finds that the yacht doesn’t have enough groceries for his needs, he is entitled to ask guests for a daily allowance in the amount of 30,00 €/day that will cover his meals, or he can collect the receipts for his meals and present them to guests to get a refund. If the guests wish to, they can invite skipper to dinner, but they are not obliged to do so.
5. What should we buy for the skippers meals?
This should be arranged with the skipper on the first day, on the initial skippers briefing.
6. Skippers cabin?
On catamarans the official crew cabins are the front peak cabins. These cabins are small and without WC/shower. If all the cabins inside the yacht aren’t taken by the guests, it would be much appreciated that one cabin would be left to the crew, primarily because use of WC/shower 24/7. If all the cabins are occupied the crew should decide on one WC/shower that will be available for the crew 24/7.
7. What exactly does a hostess do?
The hostess maintains order and cleanliness of the yacht, purchase for groceries or can just help with the shopping, she prepares breakfast and one additional simpler meal in a day (usually lunch). She prepares and offers hot and cold beverages during the day and can help with reservations and bookings of additional services: restaurants, taxi service, national parks, museums, wine tasting etc.
8. What kind of meals does the hostess prepare?
For breakfast she can prepare fried or boiled eggs, hot-dogs, French toast etc. depending on the guests eating habits while simple meal is per e.g.: pasta bolognese, pasta carbonara, caesar salad and similar. She can also help in kitchen with preparation of more complicated meals.
9. Do we have basic groceries waiting on board?
In regular bareboat charter the yacht isn’t supplied with any groceries. That’s why we offer you our 3 packages: Classis, Premium and ALL IN, so you can choose the level of service you wish to have on your sailing holidays.
10. Do we have towels and basic cosmetics on board?
No matter what package you choose, on board you will always find 1 small towel and 1 shower towel per crew member. Additional to the towels you have basic cosmetics in all heads (shampoo, regenerator, soap).
11. In case of bad weather?
In case of bad weather skippers first and most important duty is to take care of the crew’s and yacht's safety. In those situations, skipper evaluates whether it is possible to sail or not. In most cases skipper will try to secure a safe berth in a secure and protected bay/marine and wait for the bad weather to pass.
During warm season summer storms are possible, usually they are very strong but don’t last long and it’s strongly recommended not to sail out until the storm calms down.
12. Can we navigate at night?
Night navigation isn’t permitted except in extraordinary circumstances because the skippers liability insurance doesn’t cover any damage during night-time navigation.
13. How does the A/C work on board?
A/C is used when the yacht is connected to shore power (220 V) or when the generator if turned on. If you are staying overnight on anchor general courtesy is that the generator is turned off during night.
14. What time is crews free time?
The crew is free during the afternoon when they berth the yacht for overnight and after they have fulfilled their daily obligations such as: plugging in to shore power, taking the garbage out, filling in water tanks and washing/cleaning the yacht. Crew should always wake up before the guests, but generally there is no need for them to be awake and start working before 7.30 am
15. How much will we really sail this week (generally about sailing)?
Sailing depends on the weather forecast, wind strength and the guests wishes in terms of navigation route. Generally, there is no sense in putting the sails up if there isn’t at least 10 knots wind.
16. Can we use dinghy and dinghy of the adrenaline pack alone?
Yes, if someone has a valid license to navigate a power yacht, but the license needs to be presented to the skipper.
17. How much fuel cost can we expect?
It depends on the yacht type; monohulls consume less fuel then catamarans, so you can expect a cost of approximately € 200.00 per week on a monohull, while catamarans can spend between € 200.00 and € 500.00 per week.
18. Can we shower every day, is there enough water on board?
You can take a shower every day if the route you have planned allows it because water tanks can only be filled while on land (marina, town key etc.). The tanks are large enough for daily use, but water should be spent carefully.
19. Do we have to spend every night in a marina?
No, it’s not necessary to spend every night in a marina, but you need to have in mind that you have enough water and that the electricity is limited on just 12V if the boat doesn’t have generator.
20. What docking fees can we expect?
Prices vary on designated destination, size and type of yacht.
Monohull up to 45ft, approx. 80.00-100.00 € / night
Monohull up to 55ft, approx. 120.00 - 200.00 € / night
Catamarans approx. 150,00-350,00 € / night