The yacht size, destination, and duration often decide the price of a charter. Entry prices are steep, being close to $50,000 for a week-long trip, and that only covers the rent and crew on most boats. Additional costs such as food, beverage, and fuel are not included. Then, there is a gratuity to be paid to the crew, which can be up to 10%. There’s even the question of value-added tax depending on where you dock. Find out all this information before booking. You can also share a yacht with a few other people at select brokers if you’re open to it.
Choose your crew
Your crew is going to be paramount in making it a memorable journey. Chartering a yacht is the ultimate luxury experience, so finding the right crew to cater to you is very important. Decide what you’d like to do on the trip. If your ideal journey requires gastronomic indulgences, ensure there’s a good chef on board. Qualified diving instructors or watersport experts will help you make most of the seas. If you’re traveling with children, a family-friendly crew is also a bonus. The broker will help with all these choices but make sure to convey to the crew themselves your ideal vacation plans.