Bareboat (B.B.) is a method of chartering a ship leaving the charterer with almost all of the legal responsibilities of the owner. No crew or insurance are provided under such an agreement. It is, as it sounds, charted for the bare boat, with nothing else physically or legally.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration 
- "charter party." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Britannica Academic. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2016. Web. 16 Jun. 2016. <http://0-academic.eb.com.www.consuls.org/EBchecked/topic/107682/charter-party>.