Chartering a crewed yacht
A good skipper with all his knowledge of the local environment (waters, ports, places of interest, taverns, etc) can provide an invaluable service to any sailor, however experienced one might be and allow one to concentrate on enjoying the vacation rather that going up a learning curve of all things local.
Skippers are freelancers who charge the client directly (currently, the fee of 160 Euro per day, plus food). The Skippers that we propose are people that we have known for sometime in the local nautical community. We know a lot who can command a yacht, but we propose a few, based on specific aspects of their character like politeness, sense of privacy, sense of humor, ability to communicate and ability to manage unexpected problems (not necessarily technical). They all speak English, but their ability to speak other European languages is also evaluated.
A hostess can make the difference when it comes to keeping the yacht tidy, cooking some meals when you opt to stay onboard, preparing refreshments and drinks, helping the skipper in mooring the yacht inside busy harbors. She can also be handy for providing assistance with the local environment (stores, pharmacies, doctors, etc). She will simply bring the experience of your private vacation to another level.
Hostesses/Hosts are freelancers who charge the client directly (currently, the fee of 150 Euro per day, plus food). We shall only propose persons that we have either used before or have strong recommendations from Skippers who have served with them before. The same character qualifications, as for a Skipper, play a very important role in our selection, with the addition of cleanliness and tidiness.
Every member of the crew is preferable to sleep in a cabin and this is why some yachts with special crew cabins can be more suitable than others.