If it’s the first time for you to charter a yacht, you may feel you don’t know where to start. Follow our steps and guidelines and make sure to choose the yacht of your dreams!
1) Get an idea of your perfect charter experience
In order to choose the ideal yacht, you should start by deciding the dates of your holiday, the number of guests onboard, the navigation area and an approximate budget. Once you have collected those data, you can look through our yacht assortment or you can call us straight away.
2) Contact us
Whether you already spotted your dream yacht or you didn’t, call or email us and please tell us the dates, number of guests, area and budget of your charter. This will help us get a good idea of what you like so that we will be able to suggest you a selection of yacht from both our collection and from other sources: there are over 2000 quality yachts for charter on the market, and we have access to all the most important industry databases. We will provide you all the material you need to make your choice: photos, brochures, crew profiles, itineraries and, if you wish, also a sample menu of each yacht.
3) Sign the Charter Agreement
Once you have chosen your yacht, you will receive a MYBA Charter Agreement for signature. The total cost of the charter will include: the fee based on your charter days, any taxes (if applicable) and the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA). The fee covers the cost for the yacht rental and the crew’s wages, food and clothing; the APA instead is a deposit for operating expenses usually equivalent to the 25-30% of the charter fee and comprises, but is not limited to, fuel, harbor and marina duties, food and drink. If, during the charter, operating expenses will exceed the APA already paid, all outstanding bills will be settled before final disembarkation. Otherwise, any remaining credit will be reimbursed in full. If you wish to embark or disembark in a location other from your yacht’s home port, delivery/redelivery charges may be required. They will be agreed in advance and will be affirmed in the Charter Agreement at the moment of booking.
To confirm your booking, you will be asked to pay a deposit of 50% of the total charter fee on signature of the Charter Agreement. The remaining 50% plus the APA will have to be paid no later than 5 weeks before the charter starts. All due sums are payable by bank transfer.
5) Tailoring your perfect cruising holiday
Several weeks before your charter starts, you will be asked to fulfill a preference list where you’ll communicate all your needs and requests: preferred food and beverage, favorite sports, type of holiday (family, friends, couple), dietary or medical requirements, allergies and so on. Please be as accurate as you can: this will help us and the crew on board make everything possible for your cruising experience to be unforgettable. If you need a transfer from or to the airport, we can arrange it for you, you just have to ask.
6) Pack your things and leave!
So you’ve booked your flight, you’ve sent back your filled in preference list and you checked and approved our suggested itinerary. All you have to do is pack your things and get ready for the most exciting and unforgettable holiday you ever wished for! Don’t forget to take beautiful photos and, if you wish, share it with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, tagging them with #FlyingCharter !