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September 18, 2022

Know What Makes a Boat a Yacht

Did you know that the term “yacht” is derived from the Dutch word jaght, which is used to designate boats used by royalty for pleasure? Although there’s no universal agreement or an official point at which a vessel becomes a yacht, any boat that’s large enough to accommodate passengers looking to comfortably spend a significant amount of time on it could conceivably be considered a yacht. Moreover, a boat is likely to be a yacht if it offers entertainment features and luxury amenities.


What Are the Different Types of Yacht Charters?

Most people consider yachting as the terrain of the rich and famous. While some yacht chartering prices are akin to a down payment on a residential property, chartering a yacht can be less expensive than a week on a cruise ship for four people. If you’re considering the possibility of going on a yachting vacation soon, Veteran Car Donations serves up the different types of yacht charters to help you make an educated decision.

  1. Bareboat Charter

A bareboat charter or demise charter implies that the yacht doesn’t come with a crew and skipper or captain. Since you’re only getting the vessel, you’ll be responsible for navigating, crewing, and insuring it. Under a bareboat charter, you’ll have to pay for expenses, including fuel and food.

Depending on the country you’re traveling to, you may be required to present a type of certification or a resumé citing your previous boating experience. If you’re not licensed or qualified to captain the yacht yourself, you can add a skipper to your bareboat charter.

  1. Skippered Charter

Under a skippered charter, the rented yacht comes with a professional skipper or captain who’s responsible for handling the boat and recommending routes, as well as other places to visit to make your vacation as stress-free as possible. Besides having documented special nautical skills, a skipper has extensive experience in maneuvering a yacht. However, it’s important to note that hiring a skipper will require you to provide them with food and a bed to sleep in.

  1. Crewed Charter

Chartering a crewed yacht means having a crew onboard to cater to your every need. Besides having a sea-savvy captain, you’ll have a personal chef preparing your gourmet meals, a staff offering amenities such as aesthetician and massage services, a diving instructor, engineers, deckhands, and more. The bigger and more luxurious the yacht, the more crew members you’ll have.

  1. Cabin Charter

If you don’t have the qualifications and skills required for a bareboat charter or if you’re looking to board a crewed luxury yacht, but couldn’t afford to acquire one, you might want to consider a cabin charter. Under the cabin charter, you’ll only get a room, not the entire yacht. This type of yacht charter is a popular choice among folks who don’t have enough funds or travel companions to rent an entire yacht with a full crew.


An Excellent Way to Make a Difference in the Lives of Our Veterans

Did you know that sailing can be therapeutic for veterans dealing with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), MST (military sexual trauma), and other service-related invisible wounds? It’s because being out on the water induces a state of calm and peacefulness in them.

However, many of our former service members are plagued by other tough challenges that require other solutions. They include the veterans in your community who are homeless and chronically unemployed as well as those who are suffering from disabilities and illnesses, including mental health conditions.

You can extend a helping hand to them by donating any vehicle you can spare to us at Veteran Car Donations, We’ll auction off your car and hand over the proceeds to our veteran-focused charity partners.

These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing assistance, financial aid, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits designed to improve the quality of their lives.

You’ll also benefit from your charitable act since it will allow you to reap valuable rewards. You’ll enjoy our free professional towing service wherever you are in the country. You’ll also be pleased with our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork.

Moreover, you’ll have the privilege of claiming the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.

Above all, you’ll have the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction of doing something extraordinary that can help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We take in nearly all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may write to us here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.


Honor Our Nation’s Heroes Today!

Donating a vehicle to us is one of the best ways to honor the brave men and women who put their lives on the line in the service of our nation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

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