How to Charter a Yacht: 5 Essential Things You Need to Know

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Have you always dreamed of going on a yacht for your grand vacation? You’re in luck because you don’t need to purchase a luxury boat to live the dream.

Chartering a yacht is a good alternative for people who want to experience a few days on a yacht without having to break the bank to purchase an entire boat. If it’s your first time trying out this unique vacation option, here are some helpful tips to get started:

1. Find a charter broker.

In planning your yachting trip, it would be helpful to be connected with a charter broker who can match you with the right yacht and crew. Tell the broker what you want to do on the trip, your possible destinations, dietary requirements, and other concerns. You can contact the Worldwide Yachting Association as well as professional charter brokers for assistance. You can also ask your friends for their recommendations.

2. Set a budget.

A week-long yacht charter can set you back somewhere around a minimum of $10,000 depending on the number of people on board and the mode of the charter. The cost will cover the base rate for the yacht charter. If you choose a crewed option, the total cost could go up to cover payment for the staff, insurance, and everything else linked to the yacht. It is ideal to allot an additional 30% on top of the baseline charter figure to cover additional costs. Be prepared to tip the crew at the end of the trip by 10 to 20% of the cost.

3. Set a destination.

While you may be tempted to use your first yachting adventure to travel somewhere remote and exotic, this is not recommended for first-timers because the time to get to your destination will take up a huge portion of your trip and take some fun out of it. Select a destination that offers easy yacht access and has a safe anchorage.

4. Pick the right crew.

Having an efficient crew can ensure success for your dream vacation. Pick crew members who specialize in the types of activities you have in mind, such as diving, fishing, and dining.

5. Think about who to invite.

The best companions make for an ideal trip, so think carefully about who you want to spend your trip with. Since yachting is an intimate and exclusive activity, it will be best if you pick people who will also enjoy the activities that you have planned for the trip.


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