bare·​boat ˈber-ˌbōt How to pronounce bareboat (audio)
: a boat chartered without its crew

Examples of bareboat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a peer-to-peer platform, private owners are able to register their personal yachts that would otherwise be left tied up in port, and this makes its selection of bareboat RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and dayboats particularly extensive. Chrissie McClatchie, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 June 2023 Some have captains, others are bareboats. Pamela Wright,, 30 Mar. 2023 In one of its many marinas, Irmak Yüksel and her family offer bareboat and skippered charters. Feride Yalav-Heckeroth, CNN, 18 Mar. 2023 Experience level and qualifications to sail your own bareboat through The Moorings and Sunsail vary by destination. Stacey Zable, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2022 At any given time, Noble has more than 100 vessels on charter, either owned, bareboat, time charter period or single trips, the company said in its latest annual report. Jasmine Ng,, 24 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bareboat was circa 1949

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“Bareboat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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