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In general this will be at the discretion of the boat owner, although some European countries do require an ICC certificate (equivalent to RYA Day Skipper) for boats over a certain size. An RYA Day Skipper certificate is usually a safe bet for most boats; or submit a sailing CV if you’ve done a lot of boating but never taken this out. Smaller boats will need less experience, but boat owners will usually like to know that you’ve at least handled a boat before.

If in doubt ask the boat owner, and there’s always the option of booking a skipper for the trip. This has its own benefits and will allow you to kick back with your family and friends; relax into the sail whilst someone else gets you from A to B. Hosts are also available for meal provisioning, and full crews for larger boats. See the optional extras on each individual boat listing for what’s available.

We say that 6-8 weeks a year is as much as is realistic to expect on average. There’s more chance of getting to nearer the top end of this with favourable reviews on the site and positive customer feedback. Just choose the dates you want to use your boat for, then leave it to us to fill it on the other weeks.

Generally we advise that it will not be possible to make any significant profit, but chartering your boat out will likely cover annual running costs of the boat, including mooring fees, insurance and maintenance costs.

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Borrow a Boat In British Virgin Islands

Sail the British Virgin Islands by chartering a boat and experience the Caribbean’s premier sailing destination! Enjoy a fantastic spread of islands, with good quality wind conditions which are steady and consistent all year round.

From the many inlets and variety on offer on main island Tortola, it’s a short sail over to Virgin Gorda and the famous North Sound, which is a boating playground. Virgin Gorda is very underdeveloped and untouched, with many pristine and empty beaches. On the south of the island are the spectacular baths, a feature well worth a trip.

To the north amongst the luxury private islands are great marina facilities, bars, villages, and even a restaurant on it’s own island, Saba Rock – only accessible by boat! South of Tortola are numerous other private islands with marinas and restaurants open to visitors, including Cooper Island and the luxurious Peter Island. For one of the most famous rum bars in the Caribbean, venture up to Jost Van Dyke, and drink rum barefoot in the sand to the sound of local Caribbean music.

The BVIs are a bucket-list destination with top notch facilities making it perfect for all levels of sailor and families.

Check out our detailed Caribbean sailing guide

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