How to charter a yacht

How the rental process works

Planning your trip. If you are doing this for the first time, use our guide.

At this point, we put a temporary reservation on your choice in order to secure the availability for you until you proceed to the first payment at the booking.

Formulate the rental request. An example of request would be that you want to go with a group of 8 people to the Croatian islands for the holidays.

Here you decide who will be the captain. If you have a skipper license, we need to check with the charter company that it is eligible for your charter. If you don’t have a license, we will help you rent a professional skipper.

As we receive your request, we will send you a selection of yachts with details on costs and available options.

You proceed to the first payment (booking) , traditionally it is 50% of the total cost. But our company offers an option to reduce the first payment up to 30%. The second half of the payment will need to be done 1 month before the charter starting date. You can pay either by a card on our website or via a bank transfer

At this stage, you take the yacht, checking the integrity and absence of damage. If necessary, we can provide you with a checklist for this technical checking.

Select the yacht you like and let us know.

Arriving at the marina (yacht port), you will need to pay the remaining obligatory and optional fees such as: the final cleaning, the outboard motor, the Wi-Fi router and other extras and you will need to make a security deposit (most often by bank card)

At the end of the journey, you return the yacht to the charter company and you get your deposit back.

Basic conditions

All over the world yachts are chartered weekly, from Saturday to Saturday. The rental price is always indicated for the whole week, for the whole yacht. In general, you take the yacht on a Saturday, you return to the port on Friday night, and you can disembark the yacht on the Saturday morning (you can stay overnight on the yacht).

When renting a yacht, charter companies take for the rental period a security deposit - payment that is returned to you after the return of the yacht, provided that it is not damaged. The amount of the deposit is usually approximately similar to the rental amount.

We can clarify separately the possibility to reduce the amount of the deposit for the selected yacht.

Anyone can operate a yacht having a license and sufficient experience. If you don't have this in your company, we can provide you with our own skipper. It is important to understand that yacht management - it is considerable work and responsibility, therefore captains are always paid and have additional preferences - a separate cabin and free meals

In addition to the rental price, charter companies include in the contract additional options (extras).

Some of them are obligatory such as cleaning, others are optional such as a motor for an inflatable boat. You can decline optional services.

Charter Time



Optional services

Terms of payment

50% of the rental price at the time of booking the yacht

The second 50% - 4-6 weeks before the start


Additional services payment and deposit at the base upon acceptance of the yacht

Traditionally, payments look like this:

Travel expenses

In addition to rent and extras, you will need pay for: car parking in marinas, fuel, and food.

Parking lots are from several dozen up to several hundred euros per night depending on the region and yacht size.

The cost of fuel depends on its consumption, which means the duration of the route and how long you use the motor.

They are cheapest in Greece and Montenegro, more expensive in Turkey and Croatia, the most expensive in Italy and France.

Generally speaking, 45ft diesel motor yacht would cost around 100-200 euros per week.

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