Newport Beach Sailing offers a comprehensive bareboat charter master training program which integrates our practical training with NauticEd’s theory courses and internationally recognized resume, certification, and licensing system.

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This training is for those wanting to skipper a charter boat on a sailing vacation.

Training Includes:

  • NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master Bundle of Courses including Skipper, Maneuvering Under Power, Anchoring, Coastal Navigation, Electronic Navigation, and Bareboat Chartering online courses

  • FREE Basic Sail Trim Course and FREE Navigation Rules course

  • FREE NauticEd electronic online logbook

  • 18 hours of on-the-water practical instruction covering bareboat charter relevant topics such as sailing a charter type boat, maneuvering in close quarters, reefing a roller furling mainsail, using chart plotters, sailboat systems, international sailing rules, international customs clearing, picking up mooring balls, pre-charter boat inspections, battery power management, fridge and freezer management, docking and springing, crew leadership

Upon completion of the theory courses, logging of appropriate on-the-water experience, and demonstration of competence, you will receive the NauticEd internationally recognized Bareboat Charter Master Rank with the Practical Competence Verification Stamp. This allows you to charter yachts worldwide (there are some additional requirements for the Mediterranean with which we can help).

At the end of this training and upon practical competence sign-off, you will feel confident with your knowledge and abilities to skipper and lead a crew on an international bareboat yacht charter sailing vacation.


  • Private Course: $2400– Private course with you and the instructor.

  • Semi- Private Course: $1400– We will pair you with another student.

  • Couples Course: $2750– Private course for you and your partner.

  • Family Course: $2950– Private course for 4 people.

Private and couples classes are generally held any 3-day/2-night period that works for your schedule. Semi-private classes are generally taught Friday morning through Sunday afternoon twice a month. Semi-private classes have a minimum and maximum of 2 students.

Contact us at (949) 209-9931 with any questions.

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