The difference is like Oil and Vinegar, they don’t mix. A crewed charter is a refined sailing vacation designed with you in mind aboard a luxurious yacht with many amenities; the crewed charter is the rich extra Virgin Olive Oil. A bareboat charter with a hired crew is like Vinegar, it’s a simple way to add a zing to your holiday. The features of the bareboat, as its name suggests, are fairly simple but it is equipped with all of the basics. Therefore hiring a freelance captain and a cook can be arranged to sail the boat and your prepare meals if you would like to have that option!