Bareboat Yacht Charters in Corfu

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Bareboat yacht chartering, just as it sounds, is for guests who want to skipper a boat themselves (providing you have RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualifications.) Charter guests are responsible for all aspects of running the yacht, including sailing, navigating, anchoring, provisioning, cooking, and most importantly, having fun.

If you have the experience, an adventurous spirit, and wish to sail where ever you want when you want, then a bareboat charter is for you. This type of charter provides the utmost in freedom and privacy. The agenda is your own.

At No Stress Yachting we prefer that the bareboat skipper to have some previous experience on a boat of similar size and at least one competent crew member. If you are still unsure of your sailing abilities/a little rusty, or simply want the knowledge of a local skipper, you can charter a bareboat and hire a professional english speaking skipper at a daily rate, then continue the rest of your charter on your own when you feel comfortable. 

Before arrival and when you get here our staff will take you through the yacht and route plans to make sure you are comfortable before you head out sailing. 

At No Stress Yachting we like you to feel at home on our yachts, therefore we have more extras onboard than most bare-boats! Inlcuding:

  • Reading material in the book shelves
  • Shower and beach towels for each guest and extra if you book two weeks
  • Tea towels, washing up liquid and sponges.
  • Tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Mosquito nets for the hatches.
  • Small torches for all the cabins.
  • Outside lighting for those quiet drinks onboard.
  • Snorkels and masks.


As well as the above, we have as standard onboard all our yachts and at no extra cost: 

  • Bedding and Towels (one beach, one shower each) + Tea Towels
  • Fuel for the yacht, you do not need to que up and fuel after your trip.
  • All of the safety equipment including: fire extinguishers, lifejackets, and first aid kit(s), life raft, EPIRB
  • Two burner gas hobs and ovens.
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Manual heads and showers
  • Regularly checked diesel engine
  • The VHF radio system and proper mayday instructions
  • Chart plotter and VHF
  • All necessary charts and pilot books as well as our own guides (downloadable as well)
  • The halyards, winches, reefing lines and other rigging and controls
  • Electric windlass for bow anchor and manual kedge anchor
  • 3m Dinghy
  • 2.3 Hp outboard engine and fuel
  • Inverter for charging larger electronic items
  • All usually interior and navigations lights.

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact us


Barvaria 45 Corfu

Important Information

Greek port authorities require that the skipper should have a sailing licence to charter a yacht in Greece. This licence can be:

ICC - (International Certificate of Competence)
RYA Day Skipper 
ASA 104 - Bareboat Skipper
Germany - Sportbootführerschein
Belgium - Algemeen Stuurbrevet/ Brevet de conduite général
France - Le Permis Plaisance

We ask you to send a copy of your licence for our records before you arrive and you will need to bring the licence with you incase you are asked to show it to the port authorities. 

Before you take out a yacht with us, we want to know you are capable of handling it. This is not just for our benefit, you will not enjoy the trip if you are not comfortable with skippering the yacht. Before you get out to Corfu we just ask for a brief description of what and where you have sailed before. If we feel you do not have the experience required we may suggest you take one of our RYA Instructors with you for a Refresher Day. If you are a little rusty this is also a great option. Having them onboard for the first day puts you and your crew at ease while you get use to the yacht as well as learning a few tips on mooring and where to visit. 

If we find you are not capable of handling the yacht then we will insist on you taking a skipper onboard for the week for the cost of 150 Euros per day. 

It is also required that there is a second individual onboard that has sailing experience as well as the skipper. If they do not have a licence (RYA Competent Crew or above) then they will required to fill out a declaration to say they have sailing experience, on arrival.

meet the team

Managed by Sam and Jo (& Loukas) who have been living in Corfu for the last 7 years. Sam is an RYA Yachmaster Instructor and Jo has been sailing all over the world since a small child.

They are backed by professional skippers and boat engineers, all helping to ensure your sailing adventures really is No Stress

explore corfu

Corfu is the most northerly island in the Ionian with gin clear waters, scenic harbours and picture perfect anchorages. The sailing area is largely sheltered by Corfu, Paxos and Anti-Paxos

Gouvia Marina

Gouvia Marina is a large harbour situated in the city of Kontokali. This unique marina will transform a simple holiday into a romantic vacation with your loved one. It has 1235 berths and can accommodation a maximum draught of 5.5m and maximum length of 80m. The marina can be reached by calling VHF69.

harbour guide

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