CHARTERING A YACHT
WHETHER YOU ARE AN 'EXPERIENCED' OR 'FIRST TIME' CHARTERER,
THE WYB TEAM's TASK IS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH ALL THE CHARTER PROCESS AND MAKE IT SEAMLESS AND AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE.
WE'LL ANALYZE YOUR WISHES AND EXPECTATIONS, HELPING YOU TO SELECT THE RIGHT YACHT, PLANNING TOGETHER THE ITINERARY AND ACTIVITIES ABOARD OR ASHORE, ASSISTING ALSO WITH ALL COMPLEMENTARY SERVICES SUCH AS ARRANGING LOGISTICS, EXCURSIONS, SITE-SEEINGS, CULINARY EXPERIENCES OR SPORT ACTIVITIES.
THE WEBSITE GIVES A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO JUST SOME OF THE MANY FINE YACHTS AND SUPERYACHTS AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER.
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND BROCHURES ON THESE AND OTHER FINE YACHTS IN OUR CHARTER PORTFOLIO ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
IF YOU WISH TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY OF ANY SPECIFIC YACHT FOR CHARTER
PLEASE CONTACT US.
ANSWERS TO MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS*
Most Charter Rates are quoted per week but in some cases also per day. Check carefully the notes for each yacht and always ask for the up to date rates and verify if eventual special conditions are offered for specific periods and/or cruising areas.
Where the rate is expressed per week, Charters over seven days are usually calculated pro-rata against the weekly rate divided by seven and multiplied by the number of charter days. Charters less than seven days usually attract a premium, calculated as the weekly rate divided by six, multiplied by the number of days. Certain yachts do have a minimum amount of charter days which can be confirmed upon request.
Charters usually commence (embarkation) from 12:00pm onwards on the first day and terminate by 12:00pm (disembarkation) on the last day. Most yachts have high season rates that apply to the most popular charter periods and low season rates that apply to all other periods, depending on cruising area. Always ask for details.
However all policies may vary depending on each yacht.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE RATE
Yacht charter rates include: the yacht, crew service and all necessary equipment, proper insurance for marine risks. Rates DO NOT include VAT (which varies depending on the Country of Embarkation), provisioning, fuel charges, electronic communications, eventual canal fees, harbor dues, local taxes and specific marina fees. If embarkation and/or disembarkation take place at a different location from the yacht's home port, delivery/return fees and expenses may also be charged.
BOOKING THE YACHT
Once the availability of the chosen yacht is verified and confirmed, you will receive a Charter Agreement, with a request for a deposit to secure the booking. The Charter Agreement defines the terms and conditions, obligations and rights of each party, including payment terms.
If your chosen cruising itinerary requires embarking or disembarking from a location different to the yacht’s home port, positioning charges (delivery/return fees) may be required. These charges, if applicable, will be confirmed in advance and specified in the Charter Agreement, together with any taxes that may apply.
A deposit of 50 per cent of the total charter fee is payable by bank transfer immediately on signature of the Charter Agreement. The remaining 50 per cent, plus an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), together with any taxes, delivery/return fees and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer at least five weeks before the commencement of the charter. Terms & Conditions may however vary from yacht to yacht.
APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance)
Intended to cover the operating expenses of a charter as explained under Charter Agreement Terms, such as fuel (of Yacht, generators and water toys), food, drinks, port fees and ad hoc incidentals, the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), under MYBA terms, is usually equivalent to 30 per cent of the total charter fee, for motor yachts, but may be 25 per cent in some cases for sailing yachts.
The APA will be given to the captain before the start of your charter, thus the amount is due at the time of the final charter payment.
Captain will ensure that the yacht is fully fuelled and provisioned when you step on board. While an up-to-date summary of accounts can be requested at any time during your charter, a full set of accounts will normally be submitted by yacht's captain at the end of the cruise. If, during the charter, the expenditure exceeds the sum already paid, additional cash funds will be required at once.
All outstanding bills from the yacht charter should be settled in cash or credit card or by bank transfer before your final disembarkation. Of course, any remaining credit at the end of your charter will be reimbursed to you in full. On request, transfer arrangements to and from the yacht can be made and organized by WYB or by the yacht’s captain, payment for which will be deducted from your APA.
VAT (Value Added Tax)
Value Added Tax will be charged on the Charter Fee and delivery/return fees for charters taking place in European Union Waters. The percentage varies and depends on the Country of embarkation and cruising itinerary. Local taxes may also apply in other countries.
ITINERARY - SERVICES
Several weeks before the start of the Charter, WYB will 'tailor' your preliminary itinerary following the guidelines given, planning together with the Captain of the Yacht the cruising destinations.
WYB will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire in which you'll describe the food & beverage preferences and special needs of all the members of your party, such as dietary or medial requirements, details of any allergies, and your sporting, entertainment and activity requests. This will enable the Crew of your chosen charter yacht to ensure that everything possible is done to make your charter a fabulous experience.
You are allowed to use all amenities on the yacht and enjoy it as if it was your own, respectfully and being responsible of their integrity.
WATER TOYS AND SCUBA EQUIPMENT
The recreation equipment listed for the yachts is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed as they are liable to change at short notice. Should changes become necessary, the owner of the yacht will make every effort possible to comparably replace the equipment.
In most countries a license is necessary in order to use certain water toys (e.g. jet skis, wave runners and other mechanically propelled watercraft) and there may be an age limit. Certain areas prohibit the use of motorized water toys. To use the yacht’s SCUBA diving equipment, if available, a certified PADI license or equivalent is necessary. If you do not have the required certificates, our team can usually arrange for an instructor to come onboard the yacht during your charter.
EXCURSIONS - RESTAURANTS
If you wish to include in your Charter holiday program site seeings, excursions, vineyard private tours, art galleries, shopping and any extra aboard or ashore activities, including restaurant reservations, we will plan and arrange everything coordinating with the Crew of the yacht.
*All informations given in this page are guidelines of Industry standards and cannot be used for contractual purposes.