Welcome to Barefoot’s Guides for prospective charter yacht owners.

We recognize that exploring the potential purchase of a yacht and placing it into charter is a major decision for most people. Until now, the charter industry has not done a particularly good job providing comprehensive and transparent information for prospective charter yacht owners. We’re hoping to help change that.

Because of this, we’ve developed a set of Guides that aim to provide the information you need to make an informed decision of what yacht to buy, how yacht management programs work, and what financial outcomes you could anticipate.

In parallel with creating these Guides, we took a hard look at our traditional yacht management program. While this program has worked well for most of our owners over the years, we think we can do even better going forward.

That’s why we developed the BYC Partnership Program, described in its own Guide. We invite you to be among the first to access these Guides.  We would appreciate your comments and feedback as to whether you find these Guides useful, and how we can improve them in future.

FREE Barefoot Guides

The Barefoot Guide to Buying a Charter Yacht

If you are thinking about acquiring a yacht and placing it into charter, this guide is for you! Charter yacht ownership can be rewarding financially, and in terms of lifestyle, and cruising experience. But it is important to ensure that the yacht you acquire is optimized to maximize achievement of the objectives you have in mind.

The Barefoot Guide to Selecting a Charter Management Company

If you are considering placing a yacht in charter, and wondering which charter management company to entrust with your yacht, read on! For many generations of owners, placing a yacht into charter has been rewarding financially, and in terms of lifestyle, and cruising experience. But not all charter yacht management companies are equal, and achieving your objectives will depend significantly on picking the one that is right for you.

The Barefoot Guide to the BYC Partnership Program

If you are considering placing a yacht in charter, and wonder what BYC’s Partnership Program could do for you, this brief guide will give you the answers you need. For many generations of owners, placing a yacht into charter has been rewarding financially, and in terms of lifestyle, and cruising experience. This guide will help you decide if the BYC Partnership Program could be the best one to help you achieve your objectives

“Management and staff at Barefoot have all been honest trustworthy and hard-working individuals. They have been especially accommodating on making arrangements for our frequent personal charters, as well as special requests for delivery and installation of equipment and supplies for the vessel.

Barefoot have also demonstrated responsibility in securing the vessel during tropical storms. I have no hesitation in recommending Barefoot Yacht Charters to other owners who wish to consider charter yacht management services. ”

Edward AlbadaS/V LA MOUETTE

Financial Guides To Yacht Models

We’ve also developed some initial guides that provide a detailed analysis of the financial performance of selected yachts under the BYC Partnership Program.  Additional financial guides for other yacht models are in process.

The financial guides provide a detailed, 6-page financial analysis for each model and size of yacht, including 5 year projections of charter rates, revenue, expenses, net income to charter yacht owner, and Return on Investment, accompanied by a detailed explanation of the operational assumptions underlying the projections.  To our knowledge, this is the most comprehensive and transparent financial analysis ever offered by a charter management company.

Currently available financial guides

In order to gain access to the BYC Financial Projections for selected Yachts kindly register using the short form below. Once registered you will be taken directly to the Projections.

Register for Access to financial guides to yacht models