Private time with your family and friends on a yacht in a stunning location is a gift to give yourself that will last in your memory for a lifetime…..
TYPES OF CHARTERS AND KEY CHARTER TERMS
For the first time charterer, there are a few key terms and types of charters to learn about.
Our specialty is Private Crewed Yacht Charters, with a professional Captain and Chef at the minimum. (Some smaller yachts offer a Captain-only rate for those who would like to prepare their own meals.)
There are two rate types of Crewed Yacht Charters, all inclusive and plus expenses. These will be clearly defined as you search and as we present yachts that may be of interest to you. Typically, sailboats, sailing catamarans and power catamarans under 60′, especially in The Caribbean are ‘all inclusive’, while ‘plus expenses’ is a standard for motor, mega and super yachts as well as larger sailboats and catamarans, especially in The Mediterranean.
All inclusive pricing will include the yacht’s fuel, crew, yacht equipment, all meals, non- alcoholic beverages, occasionally alcoholic beverages often known as “ships bar”. All non-included items (typically dockage, specialty alcoholic beverages and specialty food items, off-yacht excursions, etc.) will be outlined in your charter agreement.
Plus Expenses charters will include the yacht, it’s crew and equipment, but fuel and food and beverages, along with any other expenses incurred (marina fees, morning fees, cruising permits, etc.) will be additional, deducted from a pre-paid APA (advanced provisioning allowance), typically 20% -40% of the charter fee rate. The captain will provide transparent, detailed accounting and any funds not used are fully refundable.
Occassionally, yachts will offer special incentives. Solstice Yacht Charters has access to these excellent values when they arise, so be sure and contact us with your interest.
Private Yacht Charters are booked exclusively through professional Yacht Charter Specialists like ourselves with no fee/cost to you for our services.
The booking process is secure and easy, with a detailed charter agreement clearly defining the rate and terms, what is included and what is not, as well as cancellation policies.
Solstice Yacht Charters will be with you every step of the way, so hit us up with any questions and let’s get you floating!