Who has not ever dreamed of renting a boat and enjoying a vacation at sea?
Well, of course you need time and money but now, thanks to ISO 20410 you can ensure that the experience will be worthwhile, satisfying and enjoyable.
For those who are not familiar with the activity, a bareboat, as defined in ISO 20410, is a boat with living accommodation rented without skipper and/or crew provided by the charter provider.
The new standard sets out the minimum service level and equipment requirements for bareboats offered for charter on inland, coastal and/or offshore waters.
It covers service aspects such as duration, location, assistance, details of the boat, handover/handback procedures, but also specifics related to the equipment and the contents of the bareboat manual. It is applicable to any individual or organisation that offers a bareboat for charter.
As a result, the growing charter market will be more transparent and participants will be able to more easily compare and assess the quality of the service provided by the charter provider.
This standard has been promoted by UK and developed in Working Group 11 Bareboat Charters. The WG 11 experts will focus now on a new project about Supplementary charter holiday services and experiences.
More information, including the introduction, scope, and table of contents of ISO 20410 Tourism and related services - Bareboat charters - Minimum service and equipment requirements can be consulted here: https://www.iso.org/standard/67922.html