Our brokers will confirm the availability of the boat for you and provide a price quote (as price of boats can change throghout the year). We’ll also look at deals of boat similar to the one you have selected.

The prices of the yachts do not include VAT (Value Added Tax) and APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance). This is because the amounts differ from yacht to yacht, and might even be different for an individual yacht within the season. Please inquire and we will provide specific details of the yacht and dates. As a guide, the VAT is usually 12%.

Advance Provisioning Allowance – called the APA is calculated as a percentage of the charter fee and varies per yacht type, itinerary and possible charter requests and requirements.

The Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) is designed to cover the operating expenses of a yacht charter. These expenses may include fuel (for the main engines of the yacht, the generators, her tenders and motorized water toys), food, drinks, land services, electronic communications, canal fees, harbor dues, local taxes and marina fees. Depending on the number of guests, type of yacht and duration of the charter, the APA will vary.

A 20% to 35% down payment of the total of the APA is prepaid by the charterer. Your yacht will be fully fueled and provisioned according to your preferences when you step on board. An up-to-date summary of accounts is available on request during your charter. The Captain will notify you if you are close to surpassing the pre-paid APA funds during your charter. In this case, additional funds are required. At the end of your charter, your Captain will present a full set of accounts for your review.

Please carefully review the statement before signing off on it.

All outstanding bills are settled in cash before final disembarkation. Of course, any remaining credit at the end of your charter will be reimbursed to you in full. If there are any bank charges, these are deducted from the APA.

It might look more complicated then it really is, but in case you have any questions about it, please just ask your broker.

Typically 25% is due if booking more than 6 months out, a further 25% due 6 months out and the balance due 60 days in advance.

The balance of your payment is normally due 60 days prior to the charter. You will also be asked to send funds to cover the APA, if that is the terms of your agreement. All charter costs must be reconciled before you disembark from the vessel.

The questionaire enables your crew to understand your dietary and medical needs. For crewed yachts, this will include the food supplies and activities.

Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance is available to protect your investment if unforeseen circumstances prevent or cut short your charter.

A charter yacht captain will always try to comply with your wishes, but his primary responsibility is to the safety of the yacht and passengers. Should an scenario arise where a request conflicts with this responsibility, your captain will discuss all possible alternatives with you. However, when relating to the yacht and safety of those onboard, the captain’s decision is final.