Know what it will cost for your next crewed yacht vacation in the British and US Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Greece.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A CREWED YACHT CHARTER?

Crewed yacht charters are all-inclusive and range from $20,000 per week to $100,000.00 per week. Luxury Motor yachts start closer to $70,000.00 per week and may offer basic plus expenses options. Some yachts offer half-board options where meals are enjoyed ashore at the charterer’s expense, making the week more affordable.

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For most Caribbean charters that are all inclusive: Not included are crew gratuities of 15-20%, optional marina docking/berthing for an overnight stay, excursions, and meals ashore, special requests for top-shelf liquor, wine, or excessive alcohol consumption, and transfers to and from the airport.

For Greece charters or APA charters “plus expenses”: APA expenses include fuel for both the yacht and tender, provisions, dockage, moorings, airport transfers, cruising permits and taxes, scuba diving and onshore excursions.

The APA payment is typically 20%-25% of the base charter rate for sailing yachts and 30%-35% for motor yachts. Your captain will purchase provisions, taxes, fuel etc for the charter using the APA and will keep all receipts along with a running log of expenses. This can be viewed at any time during your charter.

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For Caribbean and Bahamas charters: 15-20% of the charter cost is the standard crew gratuity.

For Greece charters: 10-15% of the charter cost is the standard crew gratuity.

Your crew is on call 24/7, working hard to ensure you have the vacation of your dreams. They begin preparing for your charter from the moment they receive your requests. The crew’s goal is also to provide you with exemplary service. The gratuity is given to the crew at the end of the charter in cash or wire transfer.

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Once you decide on the yacht you would like to book, Epic puts a complimentary reservation on the yacht. Next, a contract is drawn up, and details to proceed with the booking are solidified. Your deposit is also required at this time. If you are more than 6 months away from your charter dates, a 25% deposit is required. 25% at 6 months out, and the final 50% is due 60 days before the charter. Your monies are held in escrow and the yacht is paid right before your charter.

Category: Yacht Charter Cost

Crewed yacht charters are all-inclusive and range from $20,000 per week to $100,000.00 per week. Luxury Motor yachts start closer to $70,000.00 per week and may offer basic plus expenses options. Some yachts offer half-board options where meals are enjoyed ashore at the charterer’s expense, making the week more affordable.

Most yachts are all-inclusive with a professional captain and private chef. Larger vessels may have additional crew such as deckhands and steward(ess). All meals, snacks, standard ship’s bar (liquor, wine, beer, and soft drinks), fuel for the vessel and tender, insurance for the vessel and crews, all water sports activities, and SCUBA diving on some vessels are part of your package.

Not included are crew gratuities, optional marina docking/berthing for an overnight stay, excursions and meals ashore, port fees in the BVI, special requests for top-shelf liquor, wine, or excessive alcohol consumption, and transfers to and from the airport.

In the unlikely event of you canceling your charter, all payments are forfeited. However, if the yacht can re-book a different charter for the same dates, there is a chance of a partial refund. In some cases, a future date can be chosen, and the deposit can be held.

HOW DO I RESERVE A CHARTER, AND WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS?

Once you decide on the yacht, Epic puts a complimentary reservation on the yacht. Next, a contract is drawn up, and details to proceed with the booking are solidified. Your deposit is also required at this time. Travel arrangements can be finalized. If you are more than 6 months away from your charter dates, a 25% deposit is required. Then 25% at 6 months out, and the final 50% is due 45 days before the charter. Your monies are held in escrow and the yacht is paid right before your charter.

WHAT IS A STANDARD GRATUITY FOR THE CREW?

15-20% of the charter cost is the standard crew gratuity. Your crew is on call 24/7, working hard to ensure you have the vacation of your dreams. They begin preparing for your charter from the moment they receive your requests. The crew’s goal is also to provide you with exemplary service. The gratuity is given to the crew at the end of the charter in cash, checks or wire transfers.

WHAT ARE THE CANCELLATION TERMS?

In the unlikely event of you canceling your charter, all payments are forfeited. However, if the yacht can re-book a different charter for the same dates, there is a chance of a partial refund.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE YACHT CHARTER FEE?

Most yachts are all-inclusive with a professional captain and private chef. Larger vessels may have additional crew such as deckhands and stewards. All meals, snacks, standard ship’s bar (liquor, wine, beer, and soft drinks), fuel for the vessel and tender, insurance for the vessel and crews, all water sports activities, and cruising and National Park permits are part of your package. Some yachts offer SCUBA diving for guests with diving certification.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE YACHT CHARTER FEE?

Not included are crew gratuities of 15-20%, optional marina docking/berthing for an overnight stay, excursions, and meals ashore, special requests for top-shelf liquor, wine, or excessive alcohol consumption, and transfers to and from the airport.

WHY A CREWED YACHT?

1st class service is the goal of your yacht crew, allowing you the time to enjoy all that a luxury vacation on a yacht has to offer. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT ON CHARTER

Having a hard time visualizing your crewed yacht vacation? Watch our video for a glimpse of life on your crewed yacht charter.

 
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