Term Charters or Vacation Charters
Your yacht vacation may vary from 24 hours to 7 days in time. These are known as term charters or vacation charters and nothing like being stuck on a cruise ship with the same itinerary and thousands of other passengers. Your personalized yacht charter lets you decide what beaches and sights to see and which activities you want to do and when. It is all about personalized service that has been totally tailored to your preferences and tastes.
Chartering a luxury super-yacht is the ultimate vacation experience. It is travel at the most luxurious, liberating, and unforgettable times of your life. There is simply no better way to experience sheer luxury and absolute freedom in some of the most stunning destinations on earth than aboard a private yacht.
Submerge yourself in the world’s glittering expanse of waters in order to achieve the ultimate sense of escape which can only happen on a term charter. Unlike holidays spent in exclusive hotels or resorts, Atlantic Yacht charters offers its passengers the ultimate in privacy and control, as you and your guests will be the only ones to which the crew will attend.
Available in a vast array of sizes, styles and functions, there is a luxury charter yacht to suit every need. You can bring aboard all you like, though you will find almost everything already taken care of. With beautifully decorated, spacious cabins, first-class facilities and excellent activities, crewed superyachts have all your vacation needs covered. Find your perfect charter holiday with our advanced Yacht charter search.
Spend a vacation in opulence, style and comfort and let your imagination lead you to your next destination by indulging yourself with a luxury yacht rental in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
You chose your daily activities and the itinerary. Your captain and crew are well familiar with the area, whether at sea or ashore, and will recommend the best places for activities such as fishing, snorkeling or just swimming. They can also suggest the best secluded beaches for sunbathing, the best lively harbor town to shop, dine or even where to go night clubbing. The crew will take total care of you by preparing your gourmet meals, mixing your cocktails and assisting you with activities and equipment as you travel to and from different islands – they will make sure that you have the best time possible.
Before the charter we will talk about your activities and food preferences. We will ask you to fill in a questionnaire that will help the crew plan your charter. You will also talk to the crew prior to the charter to discuss all the details.
Explanation of charter fees and other expenses
Usually, rates quoted for a motor yacht charter are plus running expenses.
All expenses related to the charter, such as food, fuel, dockage, port taxes are added to the fixed base charterer fee. This cost usually averages out at 25-35% of the base charter rate. The Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA) is sent to the yacht Captain ahead of time together with your preferences and the crew will use this to provision the yacht. The Captain will present a full accounting to you at the end of the charter. Any balance will be refunded. If the expenses run over the APA then you will need to take care of the balance before disembarkation.
Florida tax is 7% and Bahamian tax is 4% and it is added on top of the base charter fee.
Keep in mind the gratuities are at the charterer’s discretion and are not mandatory but recommended. For crewed charters it is customary to leave a 15-20% gratuity which is usually handed to the captain at the end of the charter.
An initial reservation deposit of 50% is required to reserve the yacht of your choice and the balance is due forty-five days prior to departure. At that time you will also be asked to send funds to cover the APA (for a motor yacht charter). The payments are done by bank wire transfer and will be held by the yacht’s main agent in an escrow account until just before the charter date.
Steps in booking a yacht
1- Once you decide on a yacht, we will put an “option” on the boat – the option secures the boat for 48 hours, which gives time to prepare all the paperwork.
2- We will send you a contract to review and sign. The initial deposit of 50% of the charter fee is required at that point. If the charter is less then 30 days in advance, a full payment is required.
3- Then we will start working with you on personalizing your charter – we will send you food and activity preference questionnaire, we will arrange a call between you and the crew, we will help you arrange flights, limousine transfers etc. We will help arrange every aspect of your charter.
4- the balance of the charter fee as well as the funds to cover the APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) are due 45 days prior to your charter date.