Modern Living: Bareboating in the Caribbean

An idle week cruising the blue Caribbean was once an adventure only for the rich or the very gregarious. One could buy a boat, or charter one with skipper and crew, which could run into thousands of dollars a week, or share space on a "headboat" with a dozen strangers. But in recent years a new way of vacation cruising has taken on, and it promises to do to crewed charters what Hertz did to chauffeured cars. This is bareboating —hiring a yacht without crew and sailing it yourself. In 1966 only two dozen...

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