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  • St. Barts

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    Where Charter Yachts Go

    Charter yachts are available all around the world: West Mediterranean (including Spain, France, Monaco and Italy) East Mediterranean (including Croatia, Greece and Turkey) Caribbean (including Sint Maarten, Antigua, St. Barts, the Grenadines and Grenada) Virgin Islands (including St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke) Bahamas (including Nassau, the Exumas and the […]

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    Your Total Yacht Charter Budget

    A yacht’s base rate is the weekly price for chartering the boat—but often it does not include things such as food, fuel, dockage and other common expenses that can increase the yacht’s total cost by 25 percent or more. These expenses typically are not included in base rates because different people use yachts differently (that’s a primary benefit […]

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    New to Charter?

    Do I have to share a small boat with people I don’t know? Never. You cannot book a true private yacht by the cabin. Instead, you get to have the whole boat, and you get to decide who joins you on board. The group you select is called your charter party.   How can I […]

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    What Yacht Charters Cost

    Charter yachts have more variable pricing structures than cruise ships. The way you choose to use your yacht determines the amount of money you spend. The size and style of your charter yacht are among the biggest factors in its weekly base rate, which covers the yacht and crew. Unless a yacht is advertised with an inclusive […]

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    Why You Need a Charter Yacht Broker

    The short answer: Because they’re free No matter what kind of charter yacht you want, the yacht’s owner or management company pays your charter broker’s fee. Charter yacht brokers are like Realtors that way. If you’re the buyer (of the vacation, in this case), then the seller is the one paying the broker commission. Charter […]

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    The High Five

    What destinations appeal to me? If you can’t imagine a vacation without beautiful remote beaches, your ideal destination may be different from that of someone who wants to dine ashore and shop every day. Once you have an idea about what you’d like to do, a broker can discuss destinations where that type of activity is […]

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    MYBA Guidelines Tipping Policy

    During charter yacht shows such as the one I attended last week on Antigua, management companies hand out yacht brochures and information to brokers and the press. Typically, the list of “specifications” for each yacht includes things like the boat’s length, the number of guests it takes, and where it will be located during upcoming […]

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    Checking Your Charter Receipts

    I had an interesting discussion at lunch here at the Antigua charter yacht show about end-of-charter receipts–and what charter guests are entitled to. It seems there have been some instances in which yacht captains are overcharging charter guests for things like food, fuel, and other items that the guests ask to have onboard. This is […]

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