International Standards and Best Practice
for Bareboat Charter Operators

Bareboat Charter – an official ISO definition:
“A boat with living accommodation, rented without skipper or crew, provided by a charter operator”.

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In 2018 new international standards for bareboat charters were agreed which set out minimum service levels and equipment requirements for bareboats offered for charter.

The International Compliance Requirement from the  ISO (ISO 20410) includes: Tourism and related services — Bareboat charter — Minimum service and equipment requirement.

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 IBCS-Anchored © has responded to this international challenge for charter bareboat standardisation and can work together with bareboat charter operators to fulfil these standards by:

(i) completing a verification survey of your current standards

(ii) supporting the continuation of best practice standards within your charter operation

(iii) finally committing to developing your business investment and operation growth in the charter industry.

Is your business IBCS-ANCHORED for quality, service and reliability?

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WHY DO YOU NEED TO TAKE NOTICE?

These new INTERNATIONAL standards set out the MINIMUM service levels and equipment requirements for bareboats offered for charter on inland, coastal and offshore waters and must be followed by operators to conform with the international standards and meet EU regulations.

They cover all service aspects, including: duration, location, assistance, boat details, handover/handback procedures, also specifics related to the equipment and the contents of the bareboat manual.

 

IMPORTANT:

These international ISO standards are applicable for any individual or organisation that offers a bareboat for charter!

DO YOU MEET THE BASIC STANDARDS?

1. Do you know of the International Standards for Bareboat Charter?

–  read on, understand IBCS, take the VERIFICATION SURVEY!

2. Do the business managers have access to the International Standards Catalogue?

–  read on, understand IBCS, take the VERIFICATION SURVEY!

3. What processes do you use to guarantee you meet the International Standards and how do you measure and maintain the performance of your business?

– take the VERIFICATION SURVEY and order the BEST PRACTICE  support pack for your manager and personnel.

4. Is there a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) manual used within the operation and a QMS (Quality Management System) used by the operation manager?

– take the VERIFICATION SURVEY and order the BEST PRACTICE  support pack for your manager and personnel.

5. Do you want continuous investment in your business by developing a Best Practise culture within your charter operation?

–  order the BUSINESS INVESTOR package to ensure your charter operation will meet and match the new International Standards, further develop good Business Practice and continue Business Investment.

Answering these questions will give a good indication of your management performance as a bareboat charter operator, and the current standards used by the manager and personnel.

HOW CAN YOU MEET THESE STANDARDS?

CLICK: IBCS-ANCHORED to find out what you need to do to meet these international standards