Originated from the Dutch word ‘schipper’ (literally ‘shipper’). Skipper usually means a person who commands a boat or ship, sea-craft or tug. In naval terms, a skipper is responsible for the care and safety of the vessel, ship, yacht or boat. At sea, or upon lakes and rivers, the skipper, as shipmaster, or captain has command over the whole crew. The skipper may or may not be the owner of the boat. It is also more frequently used than captain with privately owned noncommercial or semi-commercial vessels, such as small yachts and other recreational boats, mostly in cases where the person in command of the boat may not be a licensed or professional captain, suggesting the term is less formal.
Skippers are professional, experienced seaman, choosing skipper job as a life profession. Their responsibility is to do check in/out of technical part of the boat, advise the crew about routes, moorings and weather conditions. Skippers usually know all the best mooring places, best restaurants and have their own info sources from local people. Skipper’s knowledge can be a treasure that can make your active holiday easier and more relaxed.
We have a team of friendly, qualified and experienced Skippers available to hire at any of our destinations.