If you have been looking at the option of putting your boat into a charter program and are looking for further information, I hope this article will be of value. Below the article a list of members of the Association of Bareboat Charters and Sailing Schools in BC.
These words are from Ian MacPherson, President of the Association of Bareboat Charters and Sailing Schools in BC. He has been in the charter business since 1974. Firstly in the Caribbean, then the Med, before settling in the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world – BC!
He has this to say when considering to have your yacht under the management of a charter fleet operator:
o Through the company’s website
o By attending the relevant boat shows
o Brochures and other promotional material
Of greatest concern to the owner is the qualification of the person wishing to charter his/her vessel.
All the reputable charter companies in BC have a stringent vetting process.
(The industry minimum qualification to a new charterer is the International Yacht Training(IYT) Certificate of competence which is the equivalent of the Coastal Skipper advanced ticket acquired locally.)
In addition, a security deposit is retained at the base to cover the insurance deductible, should there be any costs to be borne by the charterer.
Below are links to members of the Association of Bareboat Charters & Sailing Schools in BC