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A boat, such as a yacht, that is chartered without a skipper or crew and usually without provisions.

bare′boat′ing n.


a boat that can be chartered without crew, provisions, etc



providing a boat only, exclusive of crew, stores, fuel, and the like: a bareboat charter.
[1955–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bareboat - a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisionsbareboat - a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisions
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
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Gulfdrill will initially bareboat charter the West Telesto and West Castor from Seadrill and has secured bareboat charters for three additional units from a third-party shipyard.
In 2019, we sold three of our oldest VLCCs and finalized the bareboat charters for three newbuild VLCCs for a 12-year period.
The LPG carrier will have a bareboat charter of seven years to a leading gas shipping operator.
Cash at hand exceeding a certain level will through a cash sweep mechanism will be distributed as repayment of the bank facilities and the bareboat charter in respect of the vessel Odin Viking will be amended to reflect that the charter hire of USD10,000 per day will not be payable in cash, but added to the principal amount outstanding under the charter party as payment in kind.
The Epic Sicily was built at Sasaki Shipbuilding in Japan and is a long-term bareboat chartered from Kumiai Senpaku of Japan.
Ship Finance acquired the West Polaris in 2008 and subsequently bareboat chartered to Seadrill with purchase options starting in 2012.
A huge variety of boats are available for charter, either with a skipper or without as a 'bareboat' charter.
The above vessel is under bareboat charter with Seamec.
Oil & Gas UK said it was concerned the Chancellor had decided not to reverse the recently introduced 'bareboat' chartering tax measure.