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What is a BareBoat Charter?

Per the United States Coast Guard (USCG), a bareboat charter is an agreement where the Charterer (client) has use of a vessel for a period of time and is temporarily considered the owner.


The Charterer is responsible for the the vessel, their guests, hiring their own Crew, and for supplying their own food & beverage. Please note that the Charterer may either operate the vessel (if credentialed) or may hire their own Captain/Crew. A bareboat chartered vessel may NOT carry more than 12 passengers.

After booking, LuxeLife Yacht Charters Chicago will provide you with a list of approved Captains approved by our team that are familiar with our vessels. Alternatively, Charterer’s are welcome to provide their own credentialed Captain.


Please note that Captains are independent contractors that are employed/hired freely by the Charterer. Captains are not affiliated with nor employed by LuxeLife Yacht Charters Chicago. 

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