EXPERIENCE: How experienced should we be to Bareboat?

On a bareboat charter, you are the Skipper, and your guests are the crew. Command of a vessel is a task which carries significant responsibility for safety, both in law and in practice. We have one over-riding criteria, and that is the safety of you, your ships' company, and our vessels.

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PROVISIONING: How do we provision our yacht?

There are a couple of provisioning options: we recommend that you stock up for your voyage at the nearby local supermarkets. We have a courtesy vehicle you can use or you can order over the internet.

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Travel Insurance

If something happens at our end - such as the vessel becoming unserviceable, (for instance due to damage by a previous charterer) then we will refund the charter fee in full if we are not able to arrange a mutually acceptable alternative. 

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The Coastal Classic Route - Sailing to the Bay of Islands

We don`t generally start charters from the Bay, but we do offer a one-way hire to Opua, Bay of Islands, on charters over 10 days for a relocation fee equivalent to two additional days charter (which is for us to retrieve the boat!).

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FISHING: Is fishing allowed on CharterLink boats?

Yes, you're very welcome and the Gulf is often bountiful.  However, it's on the understanding that if our cleaning crew can tell that you were fishing (icky spots on the deck, smelly lockers  topsides or (please no fish scales below decks)

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How to get Sailing Experience

Generally speaking, we will only charter to people who have Significant experience in charge of a vessel of a similar style to that being chartered.

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Covid 19

Double vaccinated? and cancelation policy.

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Why Not Have your own Yacht !!

If you are contemplating buying a yacht for use in our beautiful Hauraki Gulf, Charterlink offers shared ownership schemes where one or two people own a yacht, and Charterlink manages charters on her;
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Cruising Grounds