January 11, 2014

Tips in Booking a Yacht Charter

If it's your first time to book a yacht charter, there are certain things that you need to be aware of. You can't just call an agency or broker and ask to rent a yacht. It's not that simple. There's a process that you must follow to ensure that your vacation will go as smoothly as you expected it to be. To help you out, below are some tips on how you should go about in booking a yacht charter.

1) Decide which boat you are going to rent. Do you want a motor yacht or a sailboat? These two kinds of boats has their own pros and cons. In general, yachts are faster and larger so if you have a sizable entourage with you, you might might to pick a yacht. Of course, yachts also exude a bit more luxury so they are often more expensive. A sailboat is nice if you have just a few companions and if you wish to feel the ocean more.

2) Be specific as to the number of people you are taking with you on the boat. When you call a broker or an agent, make sure that you inform them how many people are going with you so that they can make the right estimations and arrangements. Nothing would be more disappointing than arriving at the marina only to realize that the yacht waiting for you can't accommodate you all. Furthermore, you too should identify how many of your companions are children and how many of them are adults.

3) How long will you stay on the boat? Is it a few days, several days, or a week? The amount of time you are going to spend on the yacht will also determine the number of places you will be able to visit.

4) As much as possible, try to book in advance. This is especially important during peak seasons. If you are renting a yacht from a popular destination, it can be hard to book a charter if you are doing it in the last minute. Besides, booking yacht charters are hassle-free these days because you can often do it online.

5) Read the charter agreement twice if not thrice to make sure that you have fully understood it. This is to prevent unnecessary arguments in the future. Pay special attention to the payment terms.

Following these simple tips can make booking a yacht charter a lot easier and faster.

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