Crewed Charter Yachts
Modern yachts are bigger and more comfortable than ever and crewed charter yachts span from 50’ sailboats to 100’ catamarans and huge mega yachts.
Sailboats – also called monohulls – are often preferred by people who are already sailors or who want to try the exhilarating experience of cutting through the water. Catamarans have more room and are more stable and have become very popular, outnumbering the monohulls at least 1:10 in the Caribbean. However, it is on the monohulls you find the rich woodwork, flawless varnish and gleaming brass, which create a very special atmosphere and “old world” feel. Motor yachts are even more spacious, comfortable and fast and are what compares best to a house or apartment. The term mega or super yacht refers to any luxury yacht – sail or motor – more than 100’ long.
Even the smallest yachts have lots of activities and most modern facilities like Internet access, DVD etc. and all cabins have private en suite bathrooms. The bigger the yachts obviously have more facilities like satellite TV, on deck Jacuzzi and even helicopter pads.
The yachts are privately owned and they set their own rates, but boats of the same type and size are usually prices equally.
The main areas for yacht charters are the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, but it is possible to charter yachts as far away as Alaska and the South Pacific. Rates for yacht less the 80’ in the Caribbean are mostly all inclusive, but almost everywhere else the prices are plus all expenses. To cover the initial purchase of food, fuel etc. the yachts charge an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) which is usually 20 – 30% of thee charter fee.
The prices on the following pages are per week, but you can charter for as long or as short time as you like and prices are pro-rated.