Thailand offers some of the most stunning cruising waters in the world. Enjoy over 1,000 miles of coastline bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, thousands of tropical islands with pristine white sands and countless hidden creeks and coral reefs teeming with marine life.
A bareboat charter is one of the best ways to experience this. You get control over your itinerary, where you stop and how long for. However, are you qualified for a bareboat charter? Let’s take a look at what is required to charter a yacht yourself in Thailand.
A bareboat charter certification course prepares you to charter cruising boats, without a professional captain and crew onboard. It teaches you how to plan a cruise, engine operation and maintenance, docking and anchoring, heavy weather and reefing techniques, overboard procedures and basically everything you need to know to charter a yacht safely.
Asia Marine requires the skipper of a bareboat charter to have at least 3 years sailing experience, as the skipper of a yacht, similar to the one they wish to hire.
If you don’t have the right bareboat certification or experience, you can hire a crewed charter with a skipper, private chef and full crew at your service. Crewed charters will take you around the islands of your choice including Phuket, Malaysia and Myanmar on request. Alternatively, select a one day or overnight chartered yacht trip where you can select your yacht and choose a perfect destination.
In Sailing offers a range of professional sailing training courses in Phuket. By gaining the International Bareboat Skipper Course (IYT), you can independently charter a yacht and operate it in the waters of any country. For fun and experience, the IYT Try Sailing Course, or IYT Introductory Sailing Skills Course, are worth taking to learn the basics.
Asia Marine have been managing luxury yacht charters for over 30 years. Choose from bare boats, crewed boats, day trips and overnight charters on top class motor yachts, sailing yachts, mono hulls and catamarans. Drop us a line for bookings or queries on the contact page.