These Fully Equipped, value  priced yachts are available fully crewed or with the "Captain Only" value option for sailing yachts. You and your group are the Crew on Captain Only Charters. The captain's role is primarily as guide, advisor, and helmsman.

You sail the boat, purchase and physically obtain provisions, cook, clean, and do everything necessary to operate the yacht.

Plus All Expenses

  1. Provisions: include all food, beverage, and ice consumed onboard including the captain's meals, meals ashore.
  2. Running expenses: include fuel for yacht, generator and tender; mooring fees: bulk fresh water (about 20¢/gallon), & requested Dockage.
  3. Taxes - including cruising taxes, National Park fees, custom clearance fees,

Some yachts do include food, fuel, even ice making cost estimates easier for all involved.

Unlike a bareboat, these yachts include all the watersports equipment, individually listed on each yacht's page although yachts with onboard SCuba usually do charge additional for it. You are not required to maintain a damage deposit. The overall responsibility of the yacht remains with the captain. The captains are not the part time transients normally associated with the bareboat fleets. All captains are fully qualified, most are owner/operators of the yacht. They have made sailing a full time permanent part of their lives.

This is a great way to enhance your boat handling skills, and save a little money.

Partial Board
Some Captain Only yachts have started to offer a partial board option.
In some cases this is an interesting option. More frequently the offer is but a slight reduction from fully crewed rates and access to the galley is restricted. In most instances, Guest "must" eat ashore with this option. Generally you have no galley privileges. This could be attractive to charters with adults who intend to go ashore to socialize, not so much for families on a budget.

Summary
The U.S. And British Virgin Islands have consitent, modern, stores which make provisioning easy. Food is more expensvie than in the states or Canada but generally of good quality. Outside the Virgins,

In short, this list is not inclusive all "Captain Only" charters available, only which fairly price their reduced service offering. Consider the cost of the "all expenses" when planning your trip. It rarely makes sense for one couple. It can work out nicely for larger groups, especially families.


Yacht name - Type

$/week
Plus all 
Expenses

# guests  
Sailing Yachts
NO DOUBT
50' Benneteau Sloop

$5,200

 

1 Couple

 

VERNA BREEZE 54' Lazzara


$5,875

 

Up to 4 guests

 

Catamarans

CHATEAU
42' Privilege

$6,000


Up to 6 guests
Rates include, fuel, water, & moorings
LA BELLA VITA
42' Leopard

$6,295

 

Up to 6 guests

 

CATALYST
44' St. Francsis

$5,500

 

Up to 6 guests

MAROLANGA
 44' Catana
$6,000
$7,500

2- 4 Guests
5- 6 Guests
SAFARI
 44' Lagoon
$7,500
$8,500

2- 4 Guests
5- 6 Guests
SEA OF LOVE
 44' Lagoon
$8,000
up to 6 Guests
JET STREAM
45' Leopard


$8,000

Up to 6 guests

Rates include fuel, water, & moorings
BELLA VITA
46' Leopard

$7,000

 

Up to 6 guests

 

COOL RUNNINGS
47' Leopard

$7,500

Up to 6 guests

Rates include fuel, water, & moorings

Tachyon
47' Leopard

 


$7,000

Up to 6 guests

PENTESILEA II
48' Privilege

$9,000

 

Up to 8 guests

OPUS
 50 ' Trimaran
$5,500
$6,000
$6,500

1 Couple
2 Couples
6 Guests
DREAM CATCHER
- 57' Lagoon
$8,000
$9,000
$10,000


4 guests
6 guests
8 guests

Fuel is included in the charter fee -
OCEAN JEDI
58' Cata Ballotta

$8,500

 

Up to 6 guests

GRAND OASIS
60' Walker Trimaran 
$9,500

Up to 10 guests

Motoryachts

       

 

Larger yachts, those able to comfortably accommodate 6 or more guests,  require considerable  boat handling skills, and constant maintenance in order to retain quality condition. Most larger yachts have a permanent crew of 2 or more to attend to these tasks and cannot be reasonably offered on a captain only basis. The majority of charter yachts are only offered as fully crewed yachts.


Keep in mind, you are responsible for acquiring the provisions as well as the purchase price. Groups arriving in the late afternoon should consider staying in a hotel the day prior to boarding their yacht in order to allow time to get organized or alternatively, hire the provisioning task. Many Captains are willing to provide this service for an additional fee. There are companies who specialize in this service in St. Thomas, and Tortola.


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