Look through the special offers pages, and you will find deals for long-distance charter sailing. Often Yacht Charter companies offer special offers when boats need to be brought back to base.
We get enquiries from clients who want to take have a long-distance charter or have a yacht for an entire summer. The reality is that this is not something anyone would consider regularly. Even a modest Yacht is going to cost more the £20,000.00 for a summer.
At the point of wanting to spend extended periods on a Yacht, it is time to
think about buying your own yacht or investing in Charter Yacht Ownership.
A typical charter yacht holiday will vary between customers. Some customers like to sail daily from port to port, with some staying in a favourite location for
most of a week. There is nothing wrong with chartering a yacht and simply
pottering around the corner into a private anchorage to swim and bathe all week. It is advantageous to only travel fifty miles in a week taking time to enjoy getting to know an area in detail.
Putting to one side long term or long distance charter, our advice is to spend about half the time you have a yacht on charter ashore. It breaks up the holiday well, and it’s likely your crew will appreciate a little freedom from the water.
Perhaps a better way of looking at this question is to pose it another way.
What is not included in a Yacht Charter?
In almost all cases if you book a flotilla or bareboat charter transport, food, end of charter cleaning and holiday consumables will not be included.
An irritating fact of life is the way some charter companies add the mandatory package. This list of items is not included in the base price but must be added to the expected overall cost.
Charter companies say this mandatory additional list of items varies depending on how many people are on the charter or perhaps more importantly if you are booking via a group or flotilla.
When you select a holiday charter, the final price should be clear and detailed. Don’t be afraid to question prices. We will always communicate and try to negotiate on your behalf with the Charter company before a final booking is made.
What is usually included?
Charters generally include:
Berthing in the home port Marina
Yachts should be fully insured this includes components (subject to deposit risk)
Tender with an outboard engine is often included with a Yacht but
Do check the details.
One set of bed linen and towels with spare. Charter companies do generally not supply beach towels.
Personal insurance will not be included in your holiday charter.
You must spend a little time looking at personal insurance, especially if you are inviting friends and family along on a Yacht Charter Holiday.
This is where you need to question the need for a skipper (even if you are reasonably experienced). Even if you have some experience, perhaps it’s a tough call to think of a local skipper.
One option will be to book a skipper for the first few days. Get some local knowledge and relax. If you are happy with the boat and you all feel like taking the next step, let him go.
We will be more than happy to put a 50/50 skipper proposal to a Charter company.
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