Frequently asked question
What licenses do I need to charter a yacht?
Each country has its own rules, so it is a great idea to study the specific rules of a particular country before booking a charter. If you are planning a trip to European waters, the international licenses ISSA, IYT, RYA, ICC will be a universal option for you - most charter companies accept them. In case of any doubts, write a letter to support Yacht Travel, and we will try to help you.
Can I rent a yacht for a few days?
Most of the world has adopted a charter schedule from Saturday to Saturday, while in the Caribbean and, for example, in Thailand, other days of the start of the charter week are possible. In the off-season and low season, it is often possible to negotiate flexible rental dates - write to Yacht Travel support, and we will help you organize your dream trip.
What is included in the price of a yacht charter? What else do I need to pay extra for?
Before you book a yacht and make payment, you will see all the expenses that you will have to incur on the yacht card. In addition to the rental cost, the total amount will include the so-called "mandatory options". For example, final cleaning or tourist tax. As a rule, the total cost of “mandatory options” does not exceed 150-300 euros, depending on the length and class of the yacht being rented. In addition to the "must-have options", there are also options that you can add to the charter yourself: it can be SUP, Wi-Fi on board, an outboard motor for a jet and much more. Frequently, both "mandatory options" and the ones you have chosen are paid directly at the time of the yacht acceptance, and not in advance. In any case, there will be no unpleasant surprises - a general list of all expenses will be available before the charter is paid. Usually it is not required to pay extra for a boat with oars, gas for the stove and parking in the home marina, but it should be borne in mind that the number of options already included in the charter price varies greatly from one charter company to another.
Where can I get information related to my charter?
Before the start of your trip, the Yacht Travel manager will send you all the detailed information, including the location of the yacht I rented and the contacts of the base manager.
What is the payment procedure?
At the time of booking, you must pay 50% of the yacht charter price, provided that the booking is made no later than 60 days before the charter. The remaining 50% must be paid no later than 45 days before the trip.
If at the time of booking there are 60 or fewer days before the charter, you need to pay 100% of the cost. We accept all types of international payment cards for payment.
What is a deposit and why should I pay it?
All charter yachts featured on the Yacht Travel website are operated by professional charter operators and are fully insured against all kinds of risks. There is a rule in the market that insurance companies do not compensate for relatively minor damages, and the costs of repairing them are borne by the tenant. The amount that limits the renter's liability is different for each yacht on the market and is called a security deposit. You can see the amount of the charter deposit on the page of the yacht you are interested in - this will be the amount that you risk in case of any damage to your rented boat during the charter process. Anything above this amount will be reimbursed by the insurance company. The deposit only needs to be left by credit card, but some companies provide a cash option.
What expenses can my crew and I incur during the charter?
In addition to meals on board and in restaurants, it is necessary to provide payment for fuel at the end of the charter (from 50 to 500 euros per week for a sailing boat, depending on its size and equipment) and anchorage in marinas, which, however, can be easily replaced with completely free anchorages, if the region allows. Depending on the water area, the length of the yacht and the season, the cost of parking in the marina can be from 5 to 300 euros per night. Some of the most expensive regions in terms of parking are Ibiza and the islands of the Gulf of Naples. Some of the cheapest are Greece and the Bay of Biscay.
When can I and my crew check in on the yacht and when do I need to return the yacht?
When can I and my crew check in on the yacht and when do I need to check out?
Usually yacht acceptance begins on Saturdays at 17:00, and check-out at the same time, but on Fridays. In other words, unless your boarding pass says otherwise, it is a good idea to arrive at the marina on Saturday at 15-15: 30 for paperwork and check-in. And you need to return to the same marina no later than 17:00 next Friday. Please do not forget that most charter companies have a full to full fuel policy, that is, you take the yacht with a full tank of fuel and must return it with a full tank too - leave time for refueling before handing over the boat.