Crewed charter means the yacht comes with a permanent crew of an at least two-person team. Crewed yachts tend to be larger, more luxurious than bareboats, and usually have more “toys”, like a windsurf or a kayak.
Just remember that the secret of an enjoyable crewed charter is essentially the crew and not only the boat. Of course, the boat has to be sufficient, but the crew will make or break your cruise.
On a crewed yacht, it is entirely up to you to be just a relaxed luxury vacationer, or to participate in the sailing, or to learn new skills from the skipper. Prior to your yacht vacation, your professional captain will suggest an itinerary tailored to your group’s preferences.
Your crew will take care of it all before, during and after you depart. Provisioning, cooking, and cleaning will not be required by you or anyone in your group. Your professional crew will attend to all of your needs and work as a team to back up them. They will make sure you will have information on the coolest things to do and taste in the places you visit and they will arrange it all for you!
Some people believe that the cost of a crewed charter is too much, but those who have already tried it can’t wait for the next time. There is also the case of not matching with the crew, but you can eliminate the possibilities, as you are able to contact them in advance.