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CHARTER Handbook
Rob MacLeod, InformedBoater.com

Introduction
I booked my first charter in 1982. It was actually a flotilla charter of 6 boats with Bahama Yachting Services in Marsh Harbour,
Abacos, Bahamas.
At that time, I had a very active sailing school out of
Hamilton, Ontario. After completing their Basic Cruising standard, a group of my students asked, "What next?". Then one of
them asked if we did anything during the winter - down south.
"Sure!" I said. And then I got busy finding out about chartering and running a sailing program outside of Canada. We quickly enrolled enough students for 6 boats - 24 participants. Then
all I had to do was find 5 more instructors.
In the spring of 1983, about a month before the charter was
to take place, I had a panic attack. Here I was, taking 30 people
to the Abacos - a place I had never been, via Ft. Lauderdale
transferring to a DC3 - a very old plane to Marsh Harbour, with
a charter company I knew little about.
The next weekend I headed to Florida to meet with the charter agent. Her professionalism and support did a lot to set my
mind at ease. Saturday morning, I flew to Marsh Harbour and
met with the operations manager, toured the facilities, chatted
with some charterers and knew that we were in good hands.

Your First Charter - An Overview
This Charter Handbook begins by addressing the basics (for the
least experienced charters) and shifts to more adventurous destinations for the more experienced boaters. Chartering a boat
can be divided into several categories - bareboat, flotilla,
crewed, luxury, etc...

BAREBOAT means that you possess sufficient skills in the
eyes of the charter operator to be able to handle the size
and type boat you are chartering and that you have sufficient skill among your crew to assist in the safe operation of
the vessel. Bareboat also means that you are fully responsible for the safety of the vessel and crew and that any
damage is on your credit card. Most charter companies will
insist that you take out charter insurance with a reasonable
deductible - typically a $1,000.
BY THE CABIN is a form of bareboat that does not require
you to have to put together the entire crew. Sunsail
(Sunsail.com) uses this approach to allow strangers to jointly
charter a boat and share the costs. It is a good way to make
new friends. (I wonder if an online dating service might be
considered for determining crew compatibility! Just kidding.
Sort of.)

188ft Sailing Yacht Twizzler
- Posted charter price from $267,000 US
plus expenses per week.

Charter Handbook* Fall 2019
Written By | Rob MacLeod
informedboater.com
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2019

At the Helm: A Fresh Approach to the Future
Yacht Club: Alexandra Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Kingston, Ontario. Heritage & Hip
Sail Review: J99
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS
The Port Hole: October 2019
Power Review: Pursuit DC 235
DIY/Tech: Your Compass Deserves Care
Crossing the Line: Disciples of the Multimeter
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Charter Handbook
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Yacht Club: Alexandra Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Travel Destination: Kingston, Ontario. Heritage & Hip
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Canadian Yachting October 2019 - Sail Review: J99
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