Whether you are looking for an island-hopping motor yacht to cruise the Caribbean with family or have your heart set on an adrenaline-fueled sailing experience with friends, we are on hand to guide you every step of the way.
Whether you crave off-the-beaten-track solitude, cultural trips and tours, high-octane watersports or glamorous nightlife, there is a yacht, a destination and a bespoke itinerary with your name on it. With a luxury Charter Yacht vacation, you’ll experience the world from the most privileged perspective.
After the availability of your chosen yacht has been verified, you will receive a standard MYBA Charter Agreement for signature. If your chosen cruising itinerary necessitates embarking or disembarking from a point other than your yacht’s home port, positioning charges (delivery/ redelivery fees) may be required. These charges, if applicable, will be confirmed in advance and affirmed in the Charter Agreement, together with any taxes that may apply.
A deposit of 50% of the total charter fee is payable by bank transfer immediately on the signature of the MYBA Charter Agreement. The remaining 50%, plus an Advance Provisioning Allowance, together with any taxes, delivery/redelivery fees and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer five weeks before the commencement of the charter.
The Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) is due at the time of the final charter payment. Under MYBA terms, this sum is usually equivalent to 25% of the total charter fee, but may be 30% in some cases.
Intended to cover the operating expenses of a charter as explained under Charter Terms, such as fuel, food, drinks, port fees and ad hoc incidentals, the APA will be given to the captain before the start of your charter.
Several weeks before you board your yacht, you will be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire describing the preferences and special needs of all the members of your party, such as dietary or medial requirements, details of any allergies, and your sporting or entertainment requests. This will enable the crew of your chosen charter yacht to ensure that everything possible is done to make your charter a fabulous experience.
Crew gratuities are discretionary, although it is customary for a charterer who has enjoyed the kind and attentive service of an obliging crew to extend a gratuity. Crew gratuities are normally approximately 10% of the charter fee but can be adjusted up or down according to your level of satisfaction.
The best way to ensure that all crew members receive equal recognition is to entrust the distribution of gratuities to the captain. In this way, inconspicuous crew members such as engineers and culinary staff, who make an important contribution to your enjoyment, will not be overlooked.
The recreation equipment listed for the yachts is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed as they are liable to change at short notice. Should changes become necessary, the owner of the yacht will make every effort possible to comparably replace the equipment. Personal watercraft (jetskis, waverunners etc) may be restricted in certain cruising areas and guests will also require an appropriate operating license. Please check with the Captain first for any guidelines or if you have any specific requirements in this regard..
It is strongly recommended charterers take out Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance to protect their investment if unforeseen circumstances prevent or curtail their charter. Additionally, all members of the charter party should be covered by Personal Accident and Medical Insurance, and their personal effects should be insured against theft, loss or damage.
Other forms of insurance, such as Charterer’s Liability may also be prudent. We will be pleased to assist you with additional advice in this matter.
There is standard wireless access provided throughout most yachts although in certain areas the service can be limited and cannot be guaranteed. If you anticipate regular use of the internet or require large bandwidths during your charter, please let the Captain know before you board as upgrades may be subject to availability and there is likely to be a charge made to your account according to your requirements.
Where these are provided please note that service cannot always be guaranteed due to differing signal strengths across the world and satellite receivers vary in capability from one yacht to another. If satellite television is important during your charter, please check with your broker to avoid any disappointment.