I have chartered in the Med, Caribbean
, the Bahamas
, and the Pacific Northwest
. While I have been asked for a sailing resume, I have never been asked to show my logbook.
Your experience, rather than certification, is a huge factor. In the PNW, charterers with advanced levels of training, but no experience with big tides and currents, have been asked to take a skipper along for a couple of days.
The instructor is also a huge factor in having a good experience in the lessons.
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)