For those with a passion for sailing and a wish to escape the fast pace of modern life, a bareboat charter is the perfect holiday. A bareboat charter is an arrangement for chartering a yacht whereby no crew is provided,  and the charterer is solely responsible for the care and handling of the yacht.

Cosmos Yachting offers a wide range of sailing yachts, catamarans and motor boats for bareboat charter in some of the most beautiful locations in the world including: Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Caribbean, Bahamas, Cuba, Belize,  Seychelles, Thailand, Australia, French Polynesia, and the USA.

Our bareboat yachts range in size from 30′ – 57′ feet and can accommodate between a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 12 people on board.

All our yachts are equipped to a very high standard and include basic charter equipment, navigation equipment, safety equipment, fully appointed galleys, complete set of linens (sheets, blankets, pillows and towels), dinghy, outboard, bimini tops, sprayhoods, etc.

In order to charter a yacht bareboat, the local port authorities usually require that at least the designated skipper holds an official sailing license.


Those who wish to charter a yacht but don’t know how to sail,  or wish to sit back and relax while someone else does all the work, have the option of hiring a skipper. A skipper will bring years of sailing experience and a wealth of local knowledge making him the ideal guide to whichever cruising ground you choose to explore.

A skippered yacht charter is the perfect holiday to relax and unwind,  and for some this does not include working in the galley.  A hostess / cook can also be hired to look after the provisioning and provide your meals on board. Please remember that a skipper, or a hostess, will require his / her own berth and provisioning to be provided for the duration of the charter.

Please be certain that the number of people in your party and the number of crew you wish to hire does not exceed the maximum occupancy allowed on board the yacht you intend to charter. Ask your yacht charter brokers for help as to what size boat you require if you are unsure.


Our fully crewed yachts start upwards of 55 feet and come complete with a minimum of 2 crew.  For further information on this type of charter, please visit Cosmos Platinum.