Caribbean charter - 16 people. Crewed plus bareboat?
We're looking to book a charter in the Caribbean this spring. We will have 4 families - 8 adults and 8 children aged from 8 to 16. We'd like a fairly high-end crewed charter - nice accomodations and plenty of toys, but are having a hard time finding a boat that can take that many people. Another thought was to book a smaller boat that can take 10 or 12 people, and then get a bareboat for the rest. The bareboat would just be for sleeping and side trips. I have a 42 foot boat of my own, and could captain the bareboat, but would prefer if the big boat would be willing to provide someone from their crew to drive it if we wanted. We would like the big boat to provide all meals for the people on the small boat, which seems like could be the sticking point in making this happen.
Has anyone heard of such a thing?