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How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

There are many things to consider and first time charterers can be left confused, that's why we've created a comprehensive guide to yacht charter prices (with a checklist).

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The good news: It’s easy to grasp the basics of yacht charter pricing. And with one of our experts in your corner, we can help you more accurately estimate the cost of your next once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

The cost of a yacht charter is dependent on a number of factors, including the type of yacht, the charter destination, local taxes, and the base cost. (If the yacht has a celebrity owner, well that too, can add to the cost.)

Therefore, yacht charters have a wide range of base prices. That’s why charters can cost from $10,000 per week on smaller sailing yachts and catamarans, up to $150,000+ per week on the most luxurious motor superyachts.

What else can you expect to pay? This overview – a part of our planning resource, the Charter Advice Guide – offers an in-depth look at charter yacht costs.

Yacht Charter Price Structure: “All-Inclusive” vs “Plus Expenses”

In the world of yachting, two types of crewed yacht charters are available to you – “All-Inclusive” and “Plus Expenses” charter experiences. What do these terms mean exactly? Here’s a quick look:

  • All-Inclusive Yacht Charters – Some charters (mainly catamaran and monohull charters in the Virgin Islands) offer all-inclusive rates. That means rates are based on the number of guests, and they include all food and drink, water sports, and fuel costs. Dockage and taxes, though, are usually charged separately.
  • Plus Expenses Charters – Rates for larger motor yachts do not include running expenses, which must be paid separately. For these luxury charters, the base price is for the yacht only. Additional expenses, i.e. food, bar, fuel, dockage, port taxes, and other expenses, are charged separately. Most frequently, the running expenses are paid by an Advance Provisioning Allowance, or APA, which is typically 35% of the base price; this is an amount that’s paid prior to the charter.

Our chart below offers a quick overview of what’s included in both of these types of charters.

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Average Yacht Charter Cost: Base Prices

What can you expect to pay for a catamaran, a sailing vessel, or motored yacht? Here’s a quick overview of the average cost to rent a yacht (not including extra expenses) for the most common types available:

Factors that Affect Yacht Charter Prices

Since charter yachts are privately owned, prices are set by the owner. This can explain, in part, the wide range of differences in price between boats of similar lengths. Yet, several other factors can significantly impact price, including:

  • The Yacht – The year the boat was built, the builder, previous owners, and the boat’s selection of water toys can also increase the cost of a yacht. Boats can also develop a reputation, i.e. the largest or most luxurious, or having a famous builder or previous owner. Reputation can also affect pricing.
  • Season – Prices typically increase in the high season – i.e. high summer in the Mediterranean or winter in the Caribbean – and decrease in low seasons.
  • Destination – Your charter destination also plays a role in charter cost. For example, prices increase in areas without large charter fleets (i.e. the Galapagos), whereas Bahamas yacht charters,   BVI charters , or Mediterranean yacht charter are priced more competitively.

Additional Costs Considerations on Yacht Charter

In addition to the cost associated with running the yacht and provisioning, there are a number of other costs that must be considered. These are the most significant:

Advanced Provisioning Allowance

The APA on Plus Expenses charters equals roughly 35% of the yacht’s base price. This is a fee that’s collected prior to charter, and it’s similar to an expense account the captain can access during the charter. At the end of the charter, you will receive a detailed accounting of your APA account, plus any unused APA funds in cash.

In the case of overages, you may be required to replenish the APA account during the charter. This can be done with cash, although many choose to set up accounts with their charter brokers , which can be accessed if requested by the captain.

Taxes and Value Added Tax (VAT)

Most boats – whether all-inclusive or Plus Expenses – will not include local taxes or a Value Added Tax into their charter rate. The charterer will be responsible for paying those taxes. Taxes range significantly by destination; here’s a look at some of yachting’s most popular destinations:

  • The Bahamas – Tax: 4% plus 10% VAT
  • BVI – Tax: between $6 and $16 per person per day, depending on the flag of the boat
  • Croatia – VAT: 13%
  • Florida – Tax: 6% for Broward County, 7% for Miami-Dade County
  • France – VAT: 20%, however, 10% can be applied when an itinerary includes International Waters
  • Greece – VAT: 12%
  • Italy – VAT: 22%, however 6.6% (over 24m) and 8.8% (under 24m) can be applied when an itinerary includes International Waters
  • Montenegro – NO VAT
  • New England – NO TAX
  • Spain – VAT: 21%
  • Turkey – NO VAT

Charterers can purchase cancellation and curtailment insurance – which is similar to traveler’s insurance. This insurance can help cover costs if a charterer must cancel or shorten the charter. Charter brokers can help you weigh insurance options, and often offer several different options.

Crew Gratuity

While crew gratuity is certainly not mandatory, it is recommended, particularly if you were truly impressed with your charter experience. In general, crew gratuity is roughly 15-20% of the base charter rate, which is handed to the captain at the conclusion of your charter.

Delivery Fees

While these fees do not apply on most charters, you may be asked to pay delivery costs if you are not chartering in the yacht’s normal cruising ground. In most cases, you will only be required to cover the fuel for the trip.

Call Worldwide Boat today to learn more. Our Charter Specialists are here to assist you with every detail and explain all charter costs. Or read our Charter Advice guide for more information and tips for planning your charter vacation.

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Additional Charter Cost FAQs

What are standard private charter yacht prices?

There are a number of factors that affect charter yacht pricing. However, on average, a week-long private yacht charter costs anywhere from $10,000 on luxurious sailing yachts and catamarans, and up to $150,000 for superyachts.

What affects charter yacht prices?

There are several things that influence how much your yacht charter will cost. The type of vessel, charter destination, length of trip, base cost, time of year, and local taxes all make a difference.

How much does it cost for a crewed vessel?

Charter yacht prices do increase when hiring a crew along with the boat. At Worldwide Boat, we offer two types of crewed charter experiences: all-inclusive and plus expenses. An all-inclusive charter yacht includes accommodation for all guests, food and drink, water sport activities, and fuel costs – dockage fees and taxes are charged separately. A plus expenses experience accounts for just the yacht’s base price. Things like food, drinks, fuel, dockages, taxes, and other expenses are charged separately and are usually estimated to be about 35% of the base price.

What’s included in all-inclusive boat charters?

At Worldwide Boat, your all-inclusive charter experience includes a diligent and friendly crew, water toys, food, drinks, fuel, water and electric services, and occasionally diving experiences.

What are some additional charter boat costs to consider?

After finding a base price you’re comfortable with and evaluating your package, you’ll also want to consider delivery fees, crew gratuity, insurance fees, taxes, and Advanced Provisioning Allowance rates. If you are responsible for these fees, your crew will handle the necessary transactions on your behalf.

What does it cost to rent a 100- foot yacht charter?

This depends on what type of vessel you’re looking at and how long you’ll need it for. The average weekly cost of a 100-foot sailing yacht is between $50,000-100,000. A weekly 80-foot catamaran charter runs around $40,000-100,000, and a week-long 100-foot motor yacht rental is anywhere between $50,000-80,000.

Does the price to rent a yacht change depending on what type of boat it is?

Yes. Worldwide Boat offers sailing yachts, catamarans, and motor yachts. All of these vessels have different capabilities, but there are other factors that determine the price beyond what type of boat you choose. The year the boat was built, owner, availability of water toys, onboard amenities, and the ship’s reputation can all change how much the ship is priced at.

When is the high season for yacht charters?

The price of a yacht fluctuates depending on the season. A Mediterranean yacht charter cost rises in the summer and drops in the winter, whereas Caribbean boat charter prices are high during the winter and lower in the summer months.

How does my destination affect charter yacht cost?

The more remote an area is, the more expensive it will be to charter a yacht there. That’s because prices go up in areas that have fewer boats. If you were to travel somewhere like the Galapagos, which isn’t a typical yacht destination, you’d pay more than you would if you were traveling to the Caribbean.

How much do I tip the crew when reviewing my yacht charter expenses?

It’s not required that you tip your crew, but it is recommended and appreciated. If you had an enjoyable experience it’s considered polite to tip your crew anywhere from 15-20% at the end of your charter.

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Learn How to Save Money When You Get a Yacht Hire with Boatsetter

Have you always wanted to enjoy the boating lifestyle? Have you looked into it and come to the conclusion that it is just way out of your price range? Well, these days, yachting with Boatsetter can be extremely affordable. When you arrange a yacht hire with Boatsetter, you have the option of splitting the price with several of your closest friends, which can make the price per person very affordable and it can also make the trip so much more memorable. Once you get the yacht out on the open water, you can also try out so many amazing activities, like wakeboarding or jet skiing. So many of our yachts come with lots of watersports equipment already included in the price when you hire a yacht. You surely know how expensive it can be to try out all of these types of watersports if they are all offered individually at a lake or a resort. Read on below to find out how you can take advantage of all of the wonderful opportunities we offer.

Learn how to experience a yacht affordably with Boatsetter

Apart from the watersports options we mentioned above, when you hire a yacht, you get the opportunity to explore so many amazing and scenic areas along the coast. For example, Florida offers so many enticing activities available to you right from your yacht. By browsing through our site, you can find yacht hires within a wide range of budgets and you can even adjust any reservations you make from a full to a half-day. So whether you select a pontoon, a Marquis yacht, or a catamaran, there are so many incredible places to explore while you enjoy your yacht rental .

You already know that Boatsetter allows potential renters to rent boats from private owners. We’ll discuss just how you as a renter can benefit from this arrangement further along in this article, and you’ll soon find out how much money you are saving by choosing to use a service like Boatsetter rather than purchasing your own yacht. We’ll start by looking at a typical yacht hire in a place like Miami, and break down the costs of spending a week on the yacht with a captain on board as well as a full crew to cater to the needs of all of your guests.

A sample price tag for a week on the water

A quick search of Boatsetter’s website to rent a yacht out of Miami , including a captain, for ten passengers for a week, yields the following selections, among others: an amazing 60 foot Ferretti with three staterooms . This yacht is the finest Italian built yacht worldwide, with sleek lines that make it stand out from any ordinary yacht. The galley provides a microwave, full fridge, ice maker, and double sink, as well as a Sony system, kayak, floating island, snorkeling gear, ice, bottled water, and towels.

There will probably be a few extra costs like dockage fees in some cases, as well as any types of food or alcoholic drinks that you choose to bring on board with you. But that would be the case no matter what type of vacation you take. The total cost for the boat itself, with a captain and several crew members included, would be about $2500 per day. That’s only $250 a day per person – which is far less than you would spend in many Miami hotel rooms these days!

It is also much, much less than it would cost you to purchase a boat like this and pay for all of the associated costs, just for the sake of using it a few times a year. Owning a boat like this can be incredibly expensive. In addition to boat insurance and registration costs , there are also high maintenance and storage fees, as well as various other related expenses. Here is a more detailed breakdown of some of the costs you would have to cover if you owned a boat like this.

The benefits of hiring an experienced captain

Often, Boatsetter customers are inexperienced boaters and they are in need of a USCG licensed and professional captain to allow them to relax and enjoy their trip. A yacht hire like the one described above comes with an experienced captain on board, who can be responsible for all kinds of things while you are enjoying your time on the yacht. Learn more about choosing your boat rental captain here.

All of the captains that we use at Boatsetter are required to have completed a USCG-approved Safe Boating Course , so you can be confident that they will be completely aware of all of the safety regulations that apply once you are out on the open water. Especially if you are looking to hire a large yacht like the Ferretti, you will really need somebody to know what they are doing on the boat. Here are just a few of the other things a boat captain will do for you during your yacht hire:

  • Navigate the waters and troubleshoot any mechanical failures on the yacht
  • Suggest popular boating locations, snorkeling/diving spots, swimming areas, dining options, fishing spots
  • Act as an onboard DJ or photographer to capture your special memories
  • Suggest when the weather might cause a change in plans
  • Act as an expert in any kind of emergency situation
  • Assist with docking/undocking or loading/unloading the boat
  • Share local boating and geographical knowledge

Enjoying some of the most memorable times of your life on the water

In the end, a Boatsetter yacht hire is all about enjoying the yacht for the time that you decide to be out on the water. For about $1500 each, you and your friends can enjoy a truly memorable week out on the clear, relaxing waters off Miami Beach, or any other location you prefer. One really good tip is to try and hire a yacht from a location nearby because then you will save plenty of money by not having to drive or fly to your destination. Why not search our database to discover all of the amazing yacht hires that are available near you?

Even boaters who live far inland in places like Arizona can benefit from Boatsetter’s services. You may not have an ocean nearby, but there are almost certainly some interesting lakes (like Lake Mead ) and rivers for you to explore by boat. Boatsetter offers all types of yacht hires all around the USA and also internationally. Boatsetter is the easiest way of finding your yacht hire by searching our database of boat rentals and yacht charters for your perfect boat.

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Yacht Charter: How Much Does it Cost? All Rental Costs Explained

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How much it costs to rent a yacht isn’t always a very clear cut answer. There are numerous ways to charter a yacht and different factors can significantly increase or lower the cost of a yacht rental.

Here are the main costs to consider to estimate the total yacht rental price of your next yacht charter.

Yacht Rental Costs in a Nutshell

To calculate the price of a yacht charter, you need to sum the base fee of the yacht charter (the price you see displayed on websites), taxes (varies depending on destination), APA , crew gratuity and insurance cost . 

Depending on the details of your yacht charter, you will need to add between 30% and 100% on top of the base fee to have the total cost of your rental.

Here is an idea of the ranges you can expect for the yacht charter base fees :

  • Motor Yachts – Sailing Yachts under 50ft: €4 000 – €15 000 / week
  • Motor Yacht – Sailing Yachts between 50ft and 65ft: €15 000 – €40 000 / week
  • Motor Yachts – Sailing Yachts between 65ft and 80ft: €40 000 – €70 000 / week
  • Motor Yachts – Sailing Yachts between 80ft and 100ft: €70 000 – €100 000 / week
  • Motor Yachts – Sailing Yachts over 100ft: €100 000 – up to 1,000,000 / week

To know the estimation of your total yacht rental cost based on your situation, use our free calculator below , or read the next paragraphs to make the calculations on your own.

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How is the total price of a yacht rental calculated?

There are two main categories of yacht charters: all-inclusive or separated charges. 

The all-inclusive yacht rentals option (rare)

The all-inclusive option isn’t very common in yacht charters, and tends to be for smaller yachts and cruise where it’s easier to package a standardized offer.

As the name implies, all-inclusive yacht charter offers a price that includes everything: fuel, food, beverages, and entertainment (diving and fishing equipment).

The “usual” option: base charter rates and separated variable charges to add on top

In most yachting websites, the price of a yacht charter only refers to the  base price  of a boat at its lowest possible charter time.

It doesn’t include many variable costs such as food and beverage, fuel, taxes, insurance and so on.

To understand the total cost of chartering a yacht when it’s not all-inclusive (which is almost always the case), it’s therefore important to split the costs that are included in the base rate of the yacht (the price you’ll see displayed on a website) from the costs that are not included in that base rate , that you will therefore need to add yourself if you want a precise estimation.

Don’t worry, the math isn’t rocket science.

The formula goes like this:

Total yacht charter price = Base charter fee + APA + Taxes + Insurance

We’ll detail each costs in the following paragraphs.

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The base charter fee of a yacht rental: Costs and factors included in the calculation

The base charter fee of the yacht rental is essential in calculating the total cost of your charter. Most variable costs are calculated as a percentage of that base fee and are simply summed up together along with the base fee to get the total cost.

Here is what you should know about the base charter fee.

The base charter fee follows a simple rule: the longer the yacht, the higher the charter cost

The boat’s size affects the base charter fee considerably. It determines the number of cabins and guest capacity , the number of staff on board, along with a lot of amenities that tend to get more spacious and more luxurious the longer the yacht gets. 

Everything that comes with the yacht (including the staff!) is included in the base charter fee.

The more reputable and in-demand the yacht is, the higher the base fee gets

A yacht reputation and popularity can also affect the base fee, even for boats within the same size range.

Boats are by definition limited in stock and follow supply and demand laws . When a particular yacht is in high demand, whether it’s thanks to its reputation, its features, the season or its recent appearance in a movie, series or TV shows the price of the charter can shoot up.

For instance, chartering a yacht featured in a James Bond movie such as  luxury yacht Regina  won’t cost the same as a regular model. Likewise for most yachts that are a part of the popular Below Deck TV show .

It can also be true for some classic yachts that had famous builders or previous celebrity owners.

The season does influence the yacht rental prices at the base fee level

Your yacht charter base fee depends to some extent on your date of departure. 

If you take your vacation during the busiest weeks of the year (high season) of a destination, you’ll pay a higher base price than someone who charters a yacht on low season dates.

In the Mediterranean, the high season is in summer while it’s in winter for the Caribbean. The yacht charter base fees will be at their highest during these months. 

Sometimes just a week or two can make a big difference to the price. Chartering a yacht in shoulder seasons can be a good idea when you are looking for good deals.

Likewise, since some destinations have very short seasons , it has increased demands and makes it more expensive.

International events will also increase the cost of a yacht charter. Expect to pay more if you want to attend the Monte-Carlo Masters (April), the Cannes Film Festival (May), or the Monaco Grand Prix (May) during your yachting vacations in the Mediterranean.

The destination you pick can affect the base charter fee of your yacht rental

Your vacation destination is an essential factor in the yacht charter charge that is included in the base fee. 

As the supply and demand law dictates, the more competition there is, the less you have to spend. It is why locations with large charter fleets are less expensive.

The Bahamas, BVI and the Mediterranean are for example more affordable than remote islands without established yachting industries.

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The water toys are usually included in your base yacht charter fee and influence its amount

On a yacht, water toys don’t refer to your average backyard inflatable unicorns. Think instead of big equipment for marine activities: jet skis, kite-surf, kayaks, paddleboards, submarines, and expensive high-powered yacht tenders.

Some vessels come with sea pools or a giant slide to glide from the top of the boat straight into the ocean.

Most of these items, especially when they are in high numbers, can come at a cost that will be on the bottom line of your yacht charter invoice.

All the water toys specified in the yacht brochure when you make the reservation are generally included in the base fee . But it’s up to you if you want to rent others or even buy them. Make sure you ask your broker for advice about the cost of these extra if your budget is limited.

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The base fee of your yacht charter is fixed and proportional to its duration

Most yacht charter companies only work ‘per week,’ and yacht owners rarely accept a shorter duration. Many companies have minimum stays of ten days, however some boats accept day charter or short periods, you can always ask your broker for an appropriate selection.

You can rent a vessel for two weeks or more, but the price won’t go down for longer holidays.

Yacht rental costs that are NOT included in yacht charter base fee

Now that we’ve seen what is usually included in the charter base fee, let’s find more about all these costs that you’ll have to add to the base fee to estimate your total yacht rental cost.

APA: the main variable cost of your yacht charter (add 20%-40% to your base fee)

The charter fee usually covers the cost of renting the yacht and the crew’s salary. But you still need to pay for fuel, provisions, and other extras for your trip. 

A fee covers all these additional costs : APA or Advanced Provisioning Allowance.  Find out more about the APA here.

APA is the standard system to pay your expenses on a luxury yacht charter, and it is generally a percentage of the charter fee. You’ll usually end up paying between 20% and 40% more than the base cost of the yacht charter in APA.

The amount varies a lot, depending on the ship and your activities. It will increase if the yacht has a higher fuel consumption, if you plan on cruising more than 4 hours a day, if you want to have onboard particular expensive brands, etc.

What does the APA cover?

APA covers all the day-to-day operating expenses. It also includes any special requests you might have while you’re on board. 

Here are the main costs of your yacht rental the APA covers: 

Food and drink

On your yacht charter, the chef can prepare all the dishes you want, whether you are vegan or low carb, whether you have allergies or require kosher meals. Make sure that you explain your food preferences to your broker.

Fuel Charges

Your fuel costs will depend on your boat, your itinerary, and whether you choose to cruise or stay at anchor. A sailing yacht charter can cost 10% less than a motor yacht charter because the fuel consumption is smaller.

This amount also includes the fuel expenditure of any water toys and tenders you use during your charter.

Harbor fees and dockage

The harbor fees and dockage will be more or less high-priced depending on your destination and season. All these costs will be included in your APA.

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Communications Costs

For most people, yachting is about enjoying life outside of the daily routine. If you can’t survive without the Internet or satellite communications, you don’t have to worry. Your yacht charter will provide you all the digital connections needed. They won’t add much to the APA, but it’s still something that comes at a price.

Delivery fee

If you board or disembark the ship outside its usual harbor, you’ll have to pay a transportation fee to cover the fuel required to get your yacht to your requested destination.

Interiors and Laundry

The APA fee includes interiors and laundry costs to keep the yacht immaculate. But if you request unique decoration, it may add an extra charge.

Personal laundry services may not be covered depending on the yacht.

Taxes: a cost that varies a lot from country to country (add between 0% and 35% on top of base charter fee)

Taxes do have an impact on the total cost of your yacht charter, especially in some destinations.

For example, in Europe, chartering a commercial vessel is subject to VAT . But fees vary significantly according to your destination and itinerary. Some countries have a 0-tax rate (Montenegro, New England), while in others a passage in the international waters can lower the VAT rate.

The taxes can vary from VAT, national parks entrance (la Maddalena in Sardinia for example), countries taxes etc. the VAT and taxes will be based on the charter fee, so make sure you discuss this with your advisor to anticipate the cost.

Here are some VAT rate applied on luxury yacht charter in 2022 :

–  Charter in France  will be at 20 % VAT based on charter fee

–  Charter in Italy  will charge 22 % VAT based on charter fee

–  Charter in Spain  will charge 21 % VAT based on charter fee

–  Charter in Croatia  will charge 13 % VAT based on charter fee

–  Charter in Greece  will charge 24 % VAT based on charter fee with a discount of 60% on charter of more than 48h ending usually at 12% VAT, this is subject to change in 2022.

Moreover some countries such as Spain or Greece charge a licence for a yacht to be able to embark passengers for a paid charter in their waters, this explains why not every yacht can cruise in all countries.

Crew gratuity: a good practice to include in the cost of your yacht charter (add 15-20% to the base charter fee)

The crew on a yacht work even if you don’t notice it. 

Serving, cleaning, preparing, fixing, they are the key elements that make your charter a success. 

Even if tipping is not strictly mandatory, it is common practice to include a tip to the team when you are satisfied by their services. 

The suggested amount is around 15-20% of your base charter rate . It is therefore important to include this amount in your yacht rental price beforehand.

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Yacht charter cancellation insurance: a small cost that can save you a lot (add 15% of your base fee)

Cancelling or shortening a yacht charter can be very expensive if you don’t have cancellation insurance.

It is a small price to pay to ensure that all the money spent on your yacht charter will not go to waste if some unfortunate event leads you to miss your yacht rental.

As a charter company, we will help you select the best insurance options among several different offers.

In most cases, your cancellation insurance will cost around 15% of your charter base fee.

A typical yacht rental total cost isn’t as hard to determine as it seems when you know all the variable costs and your base fee.

Once you have your base charter fee in hands, add the following costs to estimate the final amount you’ll see on your yacht rental invoice:

  • 20% – 40% on top of your base fee for APA (low end for sailing vessels, higher end for motoryachts)
  • 0% – 30% of taxes and VAT on top of your base price. Highly dependant on your destination.
  • 10% – 15% on top of your base fee for crew gratuity
  • 15% on top of your base fee for cancellation insurance

Get in touch with our team to estimate more precisely the cost of your yacht charter project.

FAQ about cost of yacht charter and APA

Small motoryachts and sailing yachts under 50 ft (15m) can be chartered from 4,000€ to 15,000€ weekly.

Chartering motoryachts and sailing yachts between 50ft and 65ft costs between 15,000€ and 40,000€ weekly.

Between 65ft (20m) and 80ft (24m), you can expect motoryachts and sailing boats charters between 40,000€ and 70,000€ weekly. Between 80ft (24m) and 100ft (30m), the cost of chartering a yacht ranges between 70,000€ and 100,000€ weekly.

For yachts over 100ft (30m), the cost of charter ranges between 100,000€ and 1,000,000€ weekly.

APA stands for Advance Provisionning Allowance. You pay this fee in advance to cover food and drinks, fuel charges, harbors fees and dockage, communication, delivery fee various fees such as cleaning or interior design.

Advance Provisionning Allowance varies depending on your travel plans. Usually, it represents a surcharge of 20% to 40% on top of the yacht charter base price.

The APA is due one month before you set sail when dispensing your final charter payment. The captain directly receives the money and will supervise all the purchases made before and during your journey. He will be responsible for ensuring the crew stays within budget and will provide receipts upon request.

APA estimations are usually accurate. The captain will keep you updated during your trip. If you decide to go over the initial payment, you can top up the APA in cash or pay the balance during your trip.

With transparent communication, realistic budgets, and advanced provisioning, you may spend less than the APA and have the difference returned to you at the end of the cruise.

Get the base charter fee of your yacht rental, add taxes, APA, crew gratuity and cancellation insurance and you will have a very close estimation of your yacht rental cost everything included.

The base charter rate includes everything that is on a yacht: cabins, amenities, water toys along with the crew. Everything else (fuel, food, taxes…) come at an extra cost.

Crew gratuity is usually comprised between 15% and 20% on top of the base charter fee for most yacht rentals.

For sailboats in tax free areas, you can get away with a total cost of 30% on top of the base rate. In extreme cases (motoryachts in high taxed countries with big tips for the crew and cancelation insurance), you can more than double the base price. Most charters should be in between within the 40-80% on top of base fee range.

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In the movie Arthur , Liza Minelli, playing a snappish waitress, asks drunken playboy millionaire, Dudley Moore, playing Arthur, "is it wonderful to be on a yacht?" Arthur pauses for a moment and considers. "It doesn't suck," he says simply. Truer words might never have been spoken. A yachting getaway tops many a vacation wish list for people all over the world.

One wonders if Liza might have then asked, "Arthur, how much does it cost to charter a yacht?" The answer depends on a range of factors, including the charter destination, the type of yacht, taxes where the cruise occurs, level of pampering on board, and more. 

In general, a yacht charter can run from $3,000 for a day charter in Miami to $150,000 plus for a week-long charter in the Mediterranean. Smaller sailboat yachts, often catamarans, can be found for $10,000 per week in the Bahamas, and larger, gas-fueled motor yachts can fetch several hundred thousand dollars for a week in French Polynesia.

Clarifying what constitutes a "yacht" can be challenging. Some folks will say a boat larger than 33' is a yacht. Others, primarily those in the day-to-day yachting world, believe that a yacht should exceed 24 meters (78 feet). 

In addition to the base price of the charter, other costs can impact the total expense. Tipping of the crew, fuel costs, and provisioning contribute to the overall impact to your wallet. Beyond the base rate, one can expect to add another 25% - 50% in expenses. In this article we'll cover the specific add-on costs of yacht chartering. 

What is the Average Cost To Charter A Yacht?

What are the factors that affect yacht charter prices.

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Charter prices jump around all the time, so it's hard to say for sure how much it is to charter a yacht at any given time. However, you can always estimate. Below are some of the factors that affect the price.

As with any resort destination, there is a high and low season for yacht charters. Prices will rise and fall seasonally like hotel rates rise and fall. That means that you can expect to pay top dollar in the Caribbean during the winter. 

If the Mediterranean speaks to you, summer is going to be the priciest time of year. Off-season, possibly with overcast days, cooler waters, and more wind, you can still charter a boat and will certainly save money over high-season pricing. Know too that lower costs don't necessarily translate to a lower-quality experience.

Before high season hits or as the high season fades, you'll find that it's easier to charter a yacht in some of the more desirable locations. These more tranquil times of year appeal to those who aren't looking for the action-packed, party-hard crowds that may flock to prime berths and moorings in conjunction with major social and sporting events around the world. 

Major events aside, there's no lack for other things to do in these locales. The reduced costs from steering clear of crowds affects other activities too during these slower times.

Shoulder seasons offer less intense weather than high season. In the Med, high season means higher temperatures. Milder weather can be just as appealing to individuals less inclined to bake themselves in the hottest sun during July and August.

The earlier or later in the season, expect charter costs to decrease proportionally relative to how far early or late you're able to cruise. Expect to save somewhere in the 15% - 20% range. In some instances you can snag a deal with savings of 50% or more. 

So, you've watched every season of Below Deck and have your heart set on chartering the Below Deck yacht? Well, be prepared to pay a premium for a boat with any notoriety or celebrity association. 

From yachts sailed on by Kourtney Kardashian ( Sealyon ) and Beyonce ( Halo ) to yachts used on reality shows like The Bachelor ( Leight Star ), the celebrity stamp of approval means even bigger bucks are needed to charter these boats. 

Aside from celebrity significance, the type of yacht is also a pricing factor. Smaller yachts and yachts that are wind-powered (catamarans) are going to be cheaper than larger boats with big fuel tanks for getting from Point A to Point B.

For enthusiasts seeking yachting experiences, exploring the cost to charter a yacht is an essential step towards planning a memorable journey, especially if you're looking at a destination like British Virgin Islands. One of the best providers that can assist in the process is BVI yachting .

Destination

Supply and demand, as with all things economic, affect a yacht charter fee. In destinations with an ample supply of yachts (places like the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamans, or the Med), the availability makes prices more competitive. 

In more remote charter locations, like Indonesia, French Polynesia, and Costa Rica, a more limited supply of yachts drives fees up.

Advanced Provisioning Allowance

APA (advanced provisioning allowance) is money in addition to the base cost of the charter. APA is used for paying expenses on board such as food and beverage, berthing fees, customs, and fuel. Like a bank account, the captain and chef are able to access the APA to cover expenses while on board the yacht. 

The amount needed for APA is dependent on the cost of fuel and berthing locally. Foodies wanting the best of everything for every meal will have higher APA costs than clients with less discriminating palates.

Generally speaking, plan to pay 30% to 40% of the base charter fee for APA. Spending more time underway and cruising from spot to spot as opposed to laying at anchor and saving fuel costs affects APA. 

Crew Gratuity

Tipping your captain and crew is a standard industry practice. That expense should be looked at closely when considering how much it costs to charter a yacht. Because gratuity starts at 5% and goes up to 20%, it has a sizable impact on overall cost for your charter experience. 

Tips are generally provided to the captain in cash. In some instances, rather than carry extra cash, clients can wire their tip in advance to be held in escrow. 

What is the Standard Gratuity for a Crewed Yacht Charter?

Because gratuity starts at 5% and goes up to 20%, it has a sizable impact on the overall cost of your charter experience. In the Med, based on input from the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA), most tips are in the 10% - 15% zone. 

Some background on Mediterranean gratuity: At one point several years ago, certain clients were tipping exorbitant amounts which led to increased expectations of yacht crews. When other clients weren't as generous, crews were less than enthusiastic, sullying the service image of yacht charters. The MYBA stepped in to level the playing field for a consistent amount and practice in the industry.

When there are extra funds left in the APA at the end of the charter, the funds can be used toward the gratuity or refunded to the client. Some clients will opt to tally 15% of the base cost to add to the APA as a means of being efficient and safe with the gratuity expense.

When you need it and have it, insurance can be the eighth wonder of the world. But it does come at a cost. As with other travel and vacation plans, purchasing travel insurance at the same time as you book your charter can save you money and headaches. It also buys peace of mind. 

As compared to other costs (i.e. APA, gratuity), travel insurance for your yacht charter runs in the 3% to 10% of the base fee range. Consider comprehensive travel insurance which lumps together coverage for the trip itself, medical/health situations, and the personal property you have with you on the trip. 

How Much is a Yacht Per Day?

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During the low season, chartering a yacht can cost from $1,500 per day to $10,000+ per week. When it's high season, size of the yacht dependent, in the US, one could plan to pay $3,000 per day or $15,000 per week. Charter per-day prices tend to be higher than per week charges.

Average yacht charters are a weeklong (seven days). Some charter companies have a five-day minimum. In larger cities, it's possible to charter a yacht for a day or two but expect to pay a -higher average per day than you would for a five to seven-day charter.

How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Yacht for 3 Days?

Pricing factors aside, a three-day charter can run from $2,500 to $10,000 depending mostly on the size of the boat and number of guests.

In the Bahamas, three-day yacht charters are not unheard of. The Bahamas is likely the most popular place to do a three-day charter. If one were to charter for three days in the Bahamas. This compares interestingly to the going rate for the Below Deck yacht for a three-day charter is $45,000 (plus gratuity and more).

How Much Does it Cost to Charter a Yacht For 7 Days?

Pretty much the standard yacht charter length, most pricing that you'll see listed on yacht charter websites focuses on the seven-day charter. 

Driven by location-location-location and size-size-size, a seven day charter will run from $15,000 to several hundred thousand dollars.

Cost Per State to Charter a Yacht

Some states are better known for their yacht chartering options. Many states, even those on the coast in reasonably-sized or well-known cities (Charleston, Washington DC, Philadelphia) don't offer a robust yacht charter industry. 

Major charter boat hubs in the US include Florida, New York, and small pockets of New England on the eastern seaboard. On the west coast, Seattle, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, and San Diego are locales known for yacht charter options as well as large-scale sailing events such as the America's Cup Challenger Series and the Louis Vuitton Cup. Such high-visibility events are certain to attract a yachting crowd. 

While not as active as the east or west coast, a nominal amount of yacht charter activity occurs in the Gulf Coast, primarily because of Florida's western side and plenty of money in the state of Texas.

On average, a catamaran charter in the Sunshine State will run between $1,000 and $3,500 per day. For a luxury yacht option, count on paying from $4,000 to $15,000 daily. As noted previously, additional costs may be incurred on top of the base fee. 

A quick search on a luxury yacht charter website for California shows yacht charters starting at $11,500 (five guests, two crew, 47'). From this low end, prices rise steeply to a high end of $170,000 for a 140' yacht (that sleeps five and has a crew of nine) per week.

Charter a 40' Swan sailboat without a captain for less than $3,000 per week in New York. Or go big time and splurge on a 180' superyacht with room for 12 guests and 12 crew for the price of a cool $1.2/M per week – or $170K per day.

Luxury yacht charters in Seattle range from $4,500/day to $6,100/day with a captain.

If JR Ewing from the TV show, Dallas, was going to charter a yacht, he could expect to spend anywhere from $1,200 to $5,000 plus per day. High-end, luxury yachts in Texas can easily cost $4,000 a day or more.

In comparison, the cost for a yacht character in Puerto Rico is around just $1,100 per day, which is much more inexpensive.

How Much is it to Charter a Luxury Sailing Yacht?

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Luxury sailing yachts are typically more cost-friendly than motor yachts. That's no surprise given the price of fuel. Chartering a sailing yacht will typically run anywhere from $1,000 per day to $25,000 per day.

Obviously, the bigger the sailboat, the bigger the charter fee. A cost-savings option is to bareback charter – which means there is no captain or crew. This option should only be considered by experienced sailors.

Itemizing the costs of a luxury sailboat charter versus costs of booking at a hotel or resort in the same destination quickly brings the yacht-charter savings difference to light. 

Excursions, food, beverage, and other amenities add up quickly and expensively at a resort. With a luxury charter, meals and drinks are included as are water sports and jaunts to unique, hidden getaways.

Wrapping It Up

The thought of chartering a yacht and getting away from it all conjures lovely visions. Breakfast service by uniformed crew members featuring exotic fresh fruit and mimosas. Dancing on the deck bathed in the moonlight dappling the calm seas. Slipping down a three-story slide into warm Mediterranean waters. A dinner table piled high with fresh seafood plucked from the sea only hours before.

Visions like these have created a growing interest in private yacht charters. With increased demand, a variety of companies have sprung up to provide first-class experiences to people ready to step off the dock and onto a luxurious salt-air encounter.

If chartering a yacht is on your bucket list, start by googling "yacht charter + your dream destination." This will give you a quick idea of specific pricing for a specific scenario. Knowing the number of guests that would be on the yacht is key information to share with google to better narrow down the pricing range.

 Lastly, keep in mind the other big factor shared earlier – timing. If budget is a consideration (and when isn't it…), don't forget that off-season charters may offer substantial savings without much compromise on a quality experience.

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How much does a yacht charter cost? Guide on all those Extras, VAT's, Includes

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

Thinking about renting a yacht but the idea of all the possible «hidden costs» may scare you off? We’re here to answer all the questions and guide you through the booking process by talking about all the costs to bear in mind so you can have a yacht charter vacation of your dream and know what you’ll pay for and what’s included in the charter.

BONUS : several insights on how to save on renting a yacht and have a dream vacation come true!

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Getting ready to book a yacht and plan your ultimate yacht charter experience can be a challenge, especially if it is your first time to have such a holiday. And even for an experienced charterer, it is time and energy-consuming to do research, make all those choices, calculations, organization.

Here at Contact Yachts , we’re happy to take care of all the processes and minimize the time and energy you spend on the activities that a professional yacht charter broker can assist with. Estimating costs is one of them.

After reading our detailed yacht charter cost guide you will know all about yacht hire pricing and have answers to the following questions:

  • What is a base charter price?
  • How is it formed and what does it depend on?
  • What are the extras when it comes to chartering a yacht?
  • What is included in the charter rate?
  • What is an all-inclusive yacht charter?
  • What bookings terms apply for renting a gulet?

What is a yacht charter fee and what does it depend on?

The average cost to rent a yacht may range anywhere from 5,000 Euro per week for a gulet , a sailing yacht, or a catamaran and up to 4,000,000 Euro per week for the mega yachts that are completed with elevators, pools, beach clubs, spa saloons, cinemas, helipads and even submarines.

Yacht charter prices are quoted by the week. And the cost doesn’t change whether there will be only you on a yacht or the full capacity of the yacht (6, 8, 12 guests). The exception can be observed in the Caribbean where some catamarans are priced depending on the number of guests chartering a yacht.

Example: catamaran Zingara in the Caribbean is 42,800 USD per week for 2-6 people onboard, and it is 49,100 USD per week for 10 people onboard.

A yacht charter fee is a rate you pay to hire a yacht with all equipment working in order and the crew service (navigation, cleaning, cooking, serving food and drinks by the crew) during the cruise. The rate is set by the yacht’s owner.

It also depends on various factors, such as:

  • Type and size of a yacht
  • Age of a charter yacht
  • Destination where you want to charter a yacht
  • Season when you plan to hire a boat

A charter fee may include some services, food, drinks, taxes or may include only the hire of a yacht with a crew, and that’s it.

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The most significant factors that affect a yacht charter fee

  • Season factor

It costs less to charter a yacht in the low season months, whereas a yacht charter in high season (the most popular months to have a yacht vacation) will be much more expensive. For example, a high season period in the Caribbean is the holiday season including Christmas and the New Year. In Europe, high season months refer to July and August.

  • Yacht type factor

The yacht’s type (catamaran, motor yacht, sailing yacht, gulet), her size, manufacturer’s brand, age of a vessel, its reputation, range of water toys available onboard, types of engines, and other yacht type-related factors play an important role and affect the pricing of a yacht charter. It is generally more expensive to hire a motor yacht than a sailing yacht or a gulet as it costs more to build one than the other two types. So the more expensive it is to build a yacht, the higher her charter price will be.

  • Destination factor

Prices to hire a yacht may be quite high in the cruising grounds where the fleet is very small, like Galapagos, for examples. In the meantime, in Turkey, where the largest gulet fleet can be discovered, rates to charter a classic wooden yacht are more competitive. Some countries require a local tax (VAT) to be paid on top of the charter rate, some - don’t. For example, in Greece, you will pay 12% VAT and in Montenegro - none, in Turkey the VAT is 18%.

What is included in the base charter fee and what is excluded in the yacht hire rate?

In reality, there’s no universal answer to this question. Additional expenses applicable on top of the charter fee and the «includes» are the subjects to the terms and conditions of the charter contract for a specific boat in the specific yacht destination.

In the yacht charter industry, there are several types of contracts and yacht charter types that you should be aware of, and they will outline for you all the essential information about costs.

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Crewed yacht charters can be «All-inclusive» and «Plus expenses charters».

An all-inclusive yacht charter can be seen mainly in the Caribbean. The rate for such cruises is based on the number of guests, and it includes food (three meals per day) and drinks (soft drinks, beer, wine) during the charter, usage of water sports and the fuel needed for navigation (approximately 4 hours per day), harbour fees. Some taxes and dockage can be charged extra. The contract for such charter is known as Caribbean Terms Inclusive (CTI). However, this is most common for catamarans chartered in the Caribbean. Motor yachts mostly operate on the terms where every expense is extra. This is explained in the next paragraph.

A plus expense charter is the most common type of yacht cruise. It means that the base charter fee doesn’t include any expense and it is paid additionally by the charterer. Such expenses refer to food, drinks, fuel needed for the navigation, running the generators and water sports equipment, as well as fuel for dinghy or tender, any local taxes, private marina fees, land excursions, transfers, rendezvous diving, etc. Such expenses are paid by APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance). Usually, it is 25-30% of the base charter fee depending of course on the preferences of the charterers. It means if you'd like to dine with caviar every second day and consume exclusive and rare wines, the APA could be a bit higher than it usually is. APA amount is paid before the charter via bank transfer or by cash.

The «plus all expenses» contract is also known as MYBA contract (formerly known as Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association, and now Worldwide Yachting Association). Contact Yachts is a proud member of this prestigious yachting association. MYBA contract is indeed the most commonly used contract when it comes to yacht charter anywhere in the world.

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What is APA?

APA is allocated to the yacht ahead of the charter for the purpose of provisioning the yacht with the exact items required for the preparation of your meals and snacks during your charter, as well as fuel for the yacht. Should the 30% APA exceed the amount required to provision the yacht prior to the charter, and procure any additional items during the course of the charter, the excess amount is always refunded to the charterer at the end of their cruise. Of course, the opposite may also apply, where an additional amount of APA is requested so as to cover expenses. You can control charter expenses by simply staying in touch with the captain and your booking agent.

A detailed list of the various costs involved in chartering a yacht that are or not included in the charter rate

  • Crew, its service and crew salaries (included in the base charter rate);
  • Usage of the available water toys on board (included in the base charter rate);
  • Fuel to run water toys such as Jet Ski, and the tender (not included in the base charter rate);
  • Diving (in most cases is not included in the rate and must be paid extra during rendezvous diving appointment);
  • Food and Drinks (can be included in the charter rate in the Caribbean or for some specific boats according to the owner’s decision, however in most cases not included and must be paid by the charterer. The products are purchased from local supermarkets and shops so you don’t pay any «added costs» and markups for the items baught - only the price that’s mentioned in the store);
  • Fuel for the generators producing electricity (not included in the rate except for some gulets in the Eastern Mediterranean);

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Dinner with friends onboard a gulet

  • Fuel for the navigation of the yacht (not included in the rate except for some gulets in the Eastern Mediterranean and catamarans in the Caribbean. Also keep in mind if travelling at high speed when chartering a motor yacht, the yacht consumes more fuel, so the expenses will rise);
  • Wi-Fi onboard (usually it is included in the charter rate, but also can be extra as well. This must be mentioned in the contract);
  • Entertainment system onboard such as TV, music system, DVDs, games (included in the charter fee);
  • Tips (not included in the hire rate, and is given by the charterer to the crew based on the personal decision of the guests. If so, generally, it is 5-15% from the charter fee);
  • Satellite connection (not included in the hire rate);
  • Harbour and dockage fees (usually not included in the hire rate);
  • Private marina visits (not included in the hire rate);

Keep in mind you are not obliged to visit private marinas, and the usage of the satellite phone is only based on your need. So when you look at the break down of costs mentioned above, you can choose what to experience and what not to in order to minimize the costs. So you see as a charterer you can easily keep a track of the expenses.

  • Delivery fee is charged only if a charterer decides to hire a yacht (or depart from her) from the port that’s different from the home base of a yacht;
  • Laundry of the yacht’s items (bed linen, towels, sheets, table cloth) is included in the charter fee. Some yachts can do laundry of charterer’s personal items free of charge, however not often and they can’t bear responsibility for washing delicate items due to the absence of special equipment for that;
  • Value Added Tax is usually not included in the charter fee and must be paid extra. For some countries it is not applicable so there’s no need for VAT. Some yachts can have VAT included in the charter rate. This depends on many various factors, and our yacht charter specialist will provide you all the accurate information about VAT for each specific boat during the inquiry process;
  • Other possible extras are customs clearance fees if you sail to another country (from Turkey to Greece, for example), national park fees, land tours, excursions, guided tours, transfers, air tickets.

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Gulet pricing terms

Gulets that are popular charter yachts in Turkey , Greece , Italy , Croatia usually have their own specific pricing terms different from the motor yachts, MYBA contracts, Caribbean terms.

Gulets’ usual pricing structure is as follows. The charter fee includes hire of the yacht, crew service, fuel for 4 hours of cruising per day, sometimes VAT, and fuel for the generators, onboard entertainment equipment, yacht’s laundry. Everything else is extra, as well as fuel to run water toys equipment and the dinghy. As for the food, you’re welcome to order anything you’d like before the charter and pay for the purchase of the goods, and the chef will use them to prepare meals, or there can be Full Board and Half Board options. Full board includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and can be priced 65-85 Euro per person per day. Half board includes breakfast and a lunch or dinner (one of the two meals) and is usually priced at 50-65 Euro per person per day.

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Can a yacht charter vacation be cheaper than staying in the hotel?

Sure, it can, unless of course you charter a mega yacht for up to 200,000 Euro per week and higher.

Let’s take a look at the Greek gulet HERA. Her high season rate is 14,000 Euro per week, and she can accommodate 25 guests onboard. If you are planning a corporate gathering or some special yoga charter, etc, and can bring such a group to a yacht, the cost is very low per person. We should also mention that the Half Board is included in the charter rate. So 14,000 Euro / 25 guests = 560 Euro per person per week. And it is only 80 Euro per person per day for accommodation on a yacht and 2 meals per day. Greek VAT of 12% is also included in the charter rate.

How can you get all the information about a specific yacht?

If you like a specific yacht listed on our website or you’re seeking information for the one that’s not here, contact us to get a comprehensive breakdown of her charter rates and fees.

A yacht vacation is more affordable than one may think

Now you know that vacating on a yacht for sure isn’t reserved only for the richest among us - owning a superyacht yes, but not spending a beautiful holiday onboard a charter yacht. And what’s important - you have an answer to a popular question «How much can it cost you to charter a yacht for a week or so?». At Contact Yachts , we hope this detailed guide on costs, includes and excludes is useful for you.

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Transparency of the costs is essential

Our aim is for you to feel comfortable when it comes to yacht charter prices. We believe that the booking process and prices for a holiday on a yacht must be as transparent as possible. Knowing break down of the costs in advance can help to relax your mind and not thinking much about calculations and fear of unexpected things to arise.

From one side all mentioned above looks complicated, but in reality, it’s not.

How to make a yacht charter booking process easier?

Your priority is to choose a destination where you want to hire a yacht, decide which type of yacht to charter and when. The broker then sends you a list of available yachts in the specific area according to your budget and preferences, and of course, he or she mentions to your what booking terms and costs are applicable for the yachts you liked the most. So the yacht charter agent shares all the information needed for you instead of you going and doing this long research.

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At Contact Yachts, we know it takes time to book a perfect yacht, but it’s totally worth it. Once you reach your charter yacht, you’ll feel as carefree as never before. Think of all the beautiful coastal towns and islands you’ll visit without a need for packing and unpacking. Think of all the delicious meals your personal chef will cook for you and the stewardess will set up the table, and you don’t need to do anything for that. Think of the sea that’s just one meter away from you and you can jump into refreshing turquoise water whenever you wish. Think of the silence, privacy, and intimacy of this holiday that can’t be compared to any on land experience.

How to save money on a yacht charter?

Keep in mind that it’s always possible to lower your expenses for hiring a yacht. Our experienced charter brokers will help you to avoid any additional expenses if there’s no real need in them (like avoding visiting private marinas or hiring special water toys onboard, choosing a destination without VAT, etc). At the end of the day the job of a yacht broker to protect the interests of a client and find the best possible way for the charterer to hire a yacht and have an amazing vacation.

Please, browse through our destination guide s and navigate the yachts listed in your chosen destination. You can contact us today for a specific question whether it is a yacht charter inquiry or you need assistance with planning a yachting itinerary. Contact Yachts specializes in fully crewed luxury yacht charters in any part of the world. Our company has been planning and organizing yacht vacations since 1995.

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How Much is a Yacht Charter? 3 Main Costs Explained

Updated: Jul 14, 2022

Find out the real costs of a yacht charter and potential hidden fees.

Chartering a yacht can bring a lot of enjoyment and is one of the best ways to enjoy being out on the water for a variety of events and celebrating special occasions . Coordinating your charter and estimating the true cost of your excursion can be a challenging exercise. There are a variety of ways brokers and charters structure their fees and additional costs that we will break down while noting things that you should consider. We will also describe how rates can vary if you are looking to charter a yacht for a few hours, on a per-day basis, a long weekend, or more than a week.

As a general rule, the longer you commit to being on the yacht, think a week or more, then the more your rate for the yacht will decrease, but note that this is just for the boat . The primary factor driving the discounts is that the owner is securing more usage of the vessel and will happily discount the rate, but other costs will still increase for you. This brings us to the first major additional fee impacting the final cost of a yacht charter; the cost of operating.

What is a yacht charter APA?

1. Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA)

Get ready to put down your credit card because selecting a yacht for your needs is just half of the journey and cost as you see in the below breakdown. Charters often change you all or a portion of the costs they intend to incur for operating the yacht. Not only are you charged for each item, but you pay upfront in the form of APA. This payment advancement is established to hold funds that will cover operating costs and the APA typically starts at around 30% to 40% of the cost to reserve the boat. The APA covers just about anything that goes into operating the yacht during your charter. It's important to note that the 30%-40% hold may cover all costs, but if you go over expect additional charges or if under the APA hold, a return of unused funds.

Below are the main items that typically fall under APA and an estimated cost per day for a 70-foot yacht accompanying 12 guests.

Fuel - $150 to $400 per day

This will vary depending on your itinerary, engines and fuel type, running efficiency, as well as the actual cost of fuel. Expect fuel prices at the dock to be 10% to 35% higher than at a traditional gas station. Diesel fuel, most common on larger boats, tends to be marked up less than gasoline. For a standard day charter, the boat typically will be out cruising for around two to three hours each day if staying local.

Food and Drinks - $50 to $150 per day per guest

Your food and drink budget can add up quickly depending on your tastes, how many meals you are eating on board, and of course the number of guests. If you are eating three meals plus snacks on board then the cost will increase vs two meals and snacks. Prefer steak, lobster, and fine wine to sandwiches, pizza, and beer, then expect the price to increase even more. One other thing to note is that if your requests require specialty shopping then there may be a fee added to the total food and beverage costs.

Chef - $250 to $750 per day

Some chefs will include their fee into a cost per person, which also includes the cost of the food. However, there are some chefs who will come on board to prepare the meals you've chosen and then charge a flat fee per day or meal for their time. Some celebrity chefs, think Top Chef contestants, will demand a higher fee, but we've estimated this cost without the celebrity factor.

Entertainment and Amenities - $200+ per day

Depending on the size of the yacht, it may include a tender, jet ski, water pads, slide, stand-up paddle boards, SEABOBS, flyboards, snorkel gear, kayaks, and inflatable islands, or more with their standard boat fee. With all of the options available, it's unlikely that most yachts will be able to have all of these items available for your charter. This is why most charters offer add-on options which are then charged as an additional cost and deducted from the APA. Entertainment such as live music, DJs, wine tastings, seaplane tour, photographers/videographers, and more is most likely another add-on, and the cost is a pass-through deducted from the APA. Internet and other utilities may be charged back to you as well.

Harbor and Docking Fees - $100 to $225 per day

Planning on visiting a different marina or making a few stops throughout your charter? Prepare to pay any harbor fees and/or docking fees. Some harbors, not as common in the U.S. for recreational charters, charge visiting vessels a harbor fee which is used to maintain the harbor. If the yacht you are on spends any time at the dock of a marina there is oftentimes a fee based on the yacht length and time spent at the dock. Reservations may be required but some marinas are making it easier to book and manage through services like Snag-A-Slip . Note that this should only apply if you are booking multi-day charters.

Delivery and Pickup Fees

If you want to be picked up or dropped off at a location outside of your charter's marina, there oftentimes is a cost associated that covers the yacht's time, crew, and fuel. This can vary based on a variety of factors, but if you want to be dropped off at a different location to end your charter and the return trip back is two hours, expect to pay $1,000 to $2,000 for the empty leg trip the charter makes back to its homeport.

Tip - $1,000 to $1,750 per day

Most charters strongly encourage tips for the captain and crew who are taking care of things before, during, and after your charter. How much you tip the crew of a yacht is dependent on the level of service and your satisfaction. It's completely discretionary, but usually expected and ends up being 15% to 20% of the charter cost. This can be deducted from your APA if there are funds remaining or added on at the end of your trip.

Captain and Crew*

The asterisk* is here because most characters include the basic crew required to operate the yacht in their base boat charge, typically a captain and one deckhand. See point number three below for potential additional costs .

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2. Charter Duration

There are many charter operations that only offer half-day or full-day charters. This is due to some complexities that arise once you mix in overnight charters. Overnights require a 24-hour crew, hotel-like amenities, and a few other logistical items. As a general rule, if you book a longer charter, then the less expensive it is on a daily basis. Charters may offer multi-day discounts because of the reduced prep work, cleaning, onboarding, offboarding, and the most important factor is that the yacht is actually working and making money compared to sitting empty at the dock. Some charters will offer between a 15% and 40% discount on the yacht/boat fee for longer bookings. This is because, as mentioned above, most of the operational costs are still passed through to you in the APA, so adding days to a charter doesn't increase the operational costs because that cost is passed on to you!

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3. Number of Guests - $200 to $400 per day per crew

Most charters have a cap of 12 guests due to various regulations of the charter business. When charters quote you the yacht/boat fee, it typically comes with a captain and one crew member. If you are hosting up to 12 guests, then it will indicate to the charter if additional crew members are needed. For instance, if you add on specific water activities, it may require a dedicated crew member just to manage the usage of those add-ons. If there is a high demand for food and beverage, that may also warrant another dedicated crew member for prep, serving, and cleanup. If there are a total of 12 guests, the odds are that the yacht charter may require a minimum of three total crew members, not including the captain. The additional two crew members are not free and their costs will be added to your bill. Yacht charter crews are paid anywhere from $200 to $400 per day plus tips at the conclusion of the charter.

As an example, let's say you are trying to figure out how much it costs to charter a yacht for three days on a 70-foot yacht for 12 people. There are some other factors to consider such as the specific type of yacht, age of the yacht, location, and time of year, so use this as a rough guideline.

The daily breakdown for traditional charters is approximately $10,700 per day. Artizia Yachts is a unique and exclusive membership program growing across the U.S. and eventually overseas. There are three different membership options that can cut the cost of charters in half while still providing a private and luxurious all-inclusive experience. Membership spots are limited for each yacht in order to allow easy booking and availability to members.

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  • September 20, 2023

Exploring the open waters on a private yacht offers unparalleled luxury and freedom. The cost of chartering a yacht varies based on factors like yacht size, destination, and duration. 

Beyond expenses, understanding the elements influencing pricing can help in making an informed decision for your dream yachting experience. Let’s unpack these prices in this guide!

How Much Does It Cost to Charter a Yacht?

Yacht rentals encompass a broad spectrum of starting prices. Thus, charters begin at around $10,000 weekly for compact sailboats and catamarans, while the pinnacle of opulence, motor superyachts, can exceed $150,000 weekly or more.

What Are the Two Types of Yacht Charter Price Structure?

In yachting, two crewed charter options exist: “All-Inclusive” and “Plus Expenses” experiences. What do these terms entail? Let’s take a brief look to understand them better:

All-Inclusive Yacht Charters

Certain charters, particularly those for catamarans and monohulls in the Virgin Islands, provide all-inclusive pricing. This covers guests, meals, drinks, water sports, and fuel expenses. However, dockage and taxes are typically billed separately from the main rate.

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Plus Expenses Charters

Larger motor yacht rates don’t cover operating costs, which require separate payment. For upscale charters, the initial cost encompasses the yacht alone. Extra expenses like food, bar, fuel, dockage, and taxes are billed independently. 

Often, these costs are covered by an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which typically is 35% of the base rate, paid before the charter starts.

What Are the Different Factors That Affect Yacht Charter Prices?

Embarking on a yacht charter voyage is an exciting endeavor that promises luxury, adventure, and the thrill of exploring open waters. As you set out to plan your dream yachting experience, it’s essential to understand the various elements that influence yacht charter prices. 

From the type and size of the yacht to the destination and duration of the charter, several key factors come into play, shaping the cost of your maritime escapade.

Yacht Type and Size

The type and size of the yacht you choose are fundamental determinants of the charter cost. Yachts come in various categories, including motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans, and monohulls, each offering distinct features and amenities. 

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Motor yachts often offer more space, speed, and modern conveniences, which can contribute to higher charter rates. On the other hand, sailing yachts and catamarans provide a more traditional sailing experience and can be an appealing option for those seeking a more relaxed pace.

Destination and Itinerary

The geographical location you intend to explore significantly impacts the charter price. Popular yachting destinations like the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the South Pacific have varying demand levels throughout the year, influencing pricing accordingly. 

High-season periods, characterized by pleasant weather and bustling tourism, can lead to higher rates, while off-peak seasons might offer more budget-friendly options. Moreover, some destinations require longer travel distances or involve additional permits and fees, all of which can contribute to the overall cost.

Charter Duration

The duration of your yacht charter plays a pivotal role in determining the final price. Charter rates are typically quoted every week, with options for shorter or longer durations available. 

Extended charters might offer more favorable rates per week compared to shorter getaways. Moreover, some yachts may have minimum charter durations during peak seasons, so it’s essential to consider your desired travel duration when budgeting for your yacht charter.

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Time of Year

The time of year you plan your yacht charter adventure can significantly affect pricing. Yachting destinations experience high and low seasons, influenced by weather patterns, holidays, and local events. 

High-season periods, often coinciding with pleasant weather and vacation periods, tend to command premium prices due to increased demand. Alternatively, opting for an off-peak or shoulder season can result in more affordable charter rates while still enjoying a delightful yachting experience.

Yacht Amenities and Services

The onboard amenities and services provided by the yacht contribute to the overall charter cost. Yachts equipped with luxurious features such as spacious cabins, gourmet kitchens, Jacuzzis, water toys, and professional crews tend to have higher base rates. 

The quality of service, crew expertise, and additional offerings can elevate the charter experience but may also add to the total price.

Crew and Staff

The crew and staff onboard play a crucial role in enhancing your yacht charter journey. The size and expertise of the crew, including captain, chef, deckhands, and stewards, can impact the cost. 

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A highly skilled and attentive crew can provide exceptional service, ensuring a memorable and comfortable experience throughout your charter. While these services contribute to the cost, they often contribute significantly to the overall enjoyment of your yachting adventure.

All-Inclusive Versus Plus Expenses

Yacht charters offer different pricing structures, with “All-Inclusive” and “Plus Expenses” options. All-inclusive charters encompass costs like food, drinks, water activities, and fuel in the base price, simplifying budgeting and planning. 

Conversely, Plus Expenses charters have a base rate covering the yacht alone, with additional costs for provisions, fuel, dockage, and other expenses. Understanding the pricing model that aligns with your preferences and needs is essential for accurate budgeting.

Running Expenses and Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA)

For larger motor yachts, operating costs are often separate from the base rate. These expenses encompass food, beverages, fuel, dockage, port taxes, and more. Typically covered by an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is around 35% of the base price, these costs are paid before the charter begins. 

This approach allows for flexibility in provisioning and ensures that operational expenses are adequately covered during the journey.

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Additional Costs Considerations in Charting a Yacht

Embarking on a yacht charter promises a luxurious and unforgettable experience, but it’s essential to consider not only the base charter cost but also the additional expenses that may arise during your journey. 

Beyond the initial price, there are various factors and costs to keep in mind to ensure a seamless and well-budgeted yachting adventure.

Operational Expenses

While the base charter cost covers the yacht itself, operational expenses are often separate. These expenses encompass various aspects of the charter, including fuel, provisioning, dockage, port fees, and more. 

Depending on the charter type and destination, these operational costs can vary significantly. Understanding these expenses is crucial for accurate budgeting and to ensure that you have the necessary funds to cover them.

Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA)

For larger motor yachts, operational expenses are often covered by an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA). This allowance, typically around 35% of the base charter price, is paid upfront before the charter begins. 

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The APA serves as a fund that the crew uses to cover expenses throughout the journey, such as food, beverages, fuel, and other operational costs. Any remaining funds from the APA are usually returned to you at the end of the charter. 

Clear communication with the yacht’s crew regarding APA usage is essential to manage expenses effectively.

Crew Gratuity

While crew gratuity is discretionary, it’s customary to reward the hard work and exceptional service provided by the yacht’s crew. The recommended gratuity amount usually ranges from 10% to 20% of the base charter price. 

The gratuity is typically given to the captain, who then distributes it among the crew members. Expressing your appreciation for the crew’s efforts through gratuity ensures a positive rapport and acknowledges their dedication to making your charter experience memorable.

Food and Beverages

For charters that operate on a “Plus Expenses” basis, provisioning for meals and beverages is an important consideration. Discuss your culinary preferences and dietary restrictions with the yacht’s chef before the charter to ensure that your needs are met. 

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The cost of food and beverages can vary based on your preferences, the number of guests, and the duration of the charter. Incorporating this aspect into your budgeting allows you to enjoy delectable meals without unexpected financial surprises.

Water Toys and Activities

Many yachts offer a range of water toys and recreational activities to enhance your charter experience. These can include jet skis, paddleboards, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, and more. 

While these amenities provide entertainment and excitement, they may come with an additional cost. Inquire about the availability and pricing of water toys and activities in advance to plan for any desired experiences.

Berth and Port Fees

When visiting different ports and marinas during your charter, you may encounter berth and port fees. These fees are associated with mooring the yacht in specific locations and can vary depending on the destination and the amenities offered by the port. 

Being aware of these fees and including them in your budgeting ensures that you’re prepared for any unexpected costs that may arise during your journey.

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What Are the Different Types of Yachts?

Embarking on a yacht charter opens up a world of luxury and adventure, with a range of yacht types to choose from. Each type offers unique features, amenities, and sailing experiences. 

Understanding the various types of yachts available can help you select the perfect vessel for your dream maritime journey.

Motor Yachts

Motor yachts are known for their speed, power, and luxurious features. These yachts are equipped with powerful engines that allow for swift and comfortable cruising. Motor yachts offer spacious interiors, state-of-the-art amenities, and ample deck space for relaxation and entertainment. 

With a focus on comfort and convenience, motor yachts are ideal for those who prioritize a smooth sailing experience and desire modern luxuries.

Sailing Yachts

Sailing yachts provide a classic and elegant way to explore the open waters. Driven by the wind, these yachts offer a serene and graceful sailing experience. Sailing enthusiasts often appreciate the traditional aspect of these vessels and the opportunity to engage in hands-on sailing. 

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Sailing yachts come in various sizes, from smaller vessels perfect for intimate charters to larger yachts with multiple cabins for group travel.

Catamarans are characterized by their twin hulls, offering enhanced stability and spacious interiors [ 1 ]. These yachts are known for their comfort, especially when at anchor, and are popular choices for families and groups. 

Catamarans often have multiple cabins, spacious living areas, and outdoor lounging spaces, making them ideal for those seeking a relaxed and sociable charter experience.

Monohull yachts feature a single hull, offering a traditional and authentic sailing experience. These yachts are known for their graceful lines and timeless charm. While they may have slightly less interior space compared to catamarans, monohulls excel in their sailing performance and agility, making them a favorite among sailing purists who appreciate the art of navigating the waters under wind power.

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Superyachts

Superyachts epitomize luxury and opulence. These massive vessels often exceed 100 feet in length and feature a plethora of amenities, including multiple decks, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, helipads, and more. 

Superyachts can accommodate larger groups and are often equipped with a crew to cater to every need. While the charter rates for superyachts are typically higher, the level of luxury and extravagance they offer is unmatched.

Expedition Yachts

Expedition yachts are designed for those seeking off-the-beaten-path adventures. These rugged vessels are equipped to explore remote destinations and endure challenging conditions. 

Expedition yachts combine the comforts of a luxury yacht with the capability to navigate through polar regions, remote islands, and exotic locales. If you’re an adventurer at heart, an expedition yacht can provide you with the opportunity to explore uncharted waters and experience the thrill of discovery.

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Classic Yachts

Classic yachts evoke a sense of nostalgia and history. These yachts often have elegant lines, rich wooden interiors, and a timeless charm that harks back to a bygone era of yachting. 

While they may not boast the same modern amenities as newer yachts, their unique character and craftsmanship make them a favorite among those who appreciate the vintage allure of sailing.

Is Chartering a Yacht Worth It?

Chartering a yacht offers an unparalleled experience of luxury, freedom, and exploration on the open waters. The opportunity to tailor your journey, enjoy personalized service, and discover unique destinations makes yacht charters a remarkable investment in memorable experiences. 

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While the cost can vary, the chance to escape the ordinary, indulge in stunning surroundings, and create lasting memories with friends or family often makes chartering a yacht well worth the investment for those seeking a truly extraordinary vacation.

In the world of yacht charters, costs vary based on factors like yacht type, destination, and services. Understanding these elements helps in budgeting and making informed decisions. Whether seeking relaxation or adventure, clear cost considerations lead to a tailored yachting experience within your means.

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April 6, 2020 by John

There is something magical that calls us to the sea. Many people dream of sailing off into the sunset. If you don’t own a boat, your best bet to have this experience is chartering a yacht.

Whether for an afternoon or an extended voyage, there is a lot to consider when choosing a charter. Aside from the experience and reputation of the charter company, you also need to think about your budget.

How much to charter a yacht? We breakdown the costs of your sea voyage.

What To Consider When Chartering a Yacht?

When it comes to yacht cost, there are several things to consider. Your choices will ensure that you stay safe and give you the opportunity to relax.

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Let’s jump into each of these categories so you can determine your needs. This will make it easier to break down costs for each category and the trip as a whole.

1. The Captain

Is someone in your group going to be the skipper? Who is qualified to operate a sea vessel? If you plan to captain the ship yourself, the charter company will want to see a yachting license.

If you don’t have an “in-house” captain, most charter companies will provide one.

You will also need to decide on a crew. You may need one depending on the size of the yacht and the number of people in your party. A good crew will ensure you actually get to relax and enjoy the voyage.

2. Charter Yacht Type and Size

Your next big decision should focus on the type of yacht you want for your trip. There are three main categories of boats, sailboats, catamarans, and motorized yachts. Some yachts operate using a combination of sails and a motor.

They type of trip, the size of your party, and the number of crew members will determine your decision. There may be other considerations, such as the level of comfort, amenities, and service you expect.

The larger and more luxurious the yacht, the more it will cost. A larger yacht will require more crew, which will also increase your costs.

3. Destination and Season

Your destination will be a big factor in determining the cost of a charter. If you’re chartering a day trip while on vacation, you won’t have to worry too much about travel costs.

However, if you plan to sail to another destination, expect your expenses to rise. If you live in the U.S., a sailing trip to the Caribbean won’t be as much. Exotic destinations in the Mediterranean or Asia will be much more expensive.

The time of year will also be a factor. Heavy travel seasons are more expensive. For instance, high summer is the most expensive in the Mediterranean while winter is the most expensive in the Caribbean.

4. Length of Trip

The cost of your trip is dependent on how long you plan to sail. The average yacht charter is one week, however, you can go for two or more weeks. Unless it’s a day charter, most companies require you to book at least 5-7 days.

Pro Saving Tip:  S ave money by starting your trip during the week rather than a weekend.

5. Cost of Food

Even if you are only sailing for an afternoon, you will likely get hungry at some point. A long trip will require at least three meals a day, multiplied by everyone on board. The skipper and crew will need to eat, too.

You could do the cooking yourself, especially if it’s a short trip. If you don’t want the hassle, you could hire a private chef or use one provided by the charter company.

Charter Price Structure

There are two basic price structures when it comes to charter cruises: All-Inclusive and Plus Expenses. They work in very different ways.

All-Inclusive Charters

This structure means that everything is included .   The rate is based on the number of guests and includes the skipper and crew, food, drinks, water sports, and fuel. Only dockage fees and taxes are calculated separately.

You’ll find these kinds of charters mainly in the Virgin Islands.

Plus Expenses Charters

If you’re choosing a large motor yacht, you will most likely be dealing with this cost structure. You’ll pay a base price for the yacht itself, but all of your other costs (called “running expenses”) are calculated separately.

Running expenses are paid by an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which ends up being about 35% of the base price.

How Much To Charter a Yacht?

How much is a yacht for rent? Let’s break down the cost based on boat type and size for a week-long outing.

Average Weekly Sail Boat Charter Rates:

  • Under 80ft = $10,000 – $20,000
  • 80ft – 120ft – $20,000 – $50,000
  • 120ft – 150ft = $50,000 – $100,000
  • Over 150ft – $100,000 – $200,000

Average Weekly Catamaran Rates:

  • Under 50ft = $10,000 – $15,000
  • 50ft – 65ft = $15,000 – $30,000
  • 65ft – 80ft = $25,000 – $50,000
  • Over 80ft = $40,000 – $100,000

Average Weekly Motor Yacht Rates:

  • Under 80ft = $15,000 – $35,000
  • 80ft – 120ft = $35,000 – $80,000
  • 120ft – 150ft = $80,000 – $150,000
  • Over 150ft = $150,000 – $500,000

How much does it cost to rent a boat for the day or for a party? The average price can be anywhere from $500 – $5,000 per person.

Taxes and Added Value Tax

No matter the type of yacht or charter, you will have to pay either a local tax or Value Added Tax (VAT). The tax amount will depend on your destination. Here are some examples of popular destinations for charter excursions.

  • Bahamas = 4%
  • British Virgin Islands (BVI) = $6 – $16/day depending on the flag of the boat
  • Florida = 6% (Broward County), 7% (Miami-Dade Country)
  • France = VAT 20% or 10% if the trip includes International Waters
  • Greece = VAT 12%
  • Italy = VAT 22% or 6.6% or 8.8% if trip includes International Waters
  • New England – No Tax
  • Spain = VAT 21%

Find out more in-depth information about what goes into determining  yacht charter pricing.

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Chartering a boat or yacht for an extended vacation or even for the day is the ticket to a high seas adventure you will never forget. Do your research to determine how much to charter a yacht.

Be sure to explore our site for more travel tips . You can also find information on our blog as well as popular destinations in North America and the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.

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BVI, USVI & CARIBBEAN Crewed Yacht Charter Costs

The majority of our luxury crewed yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), US Virgin Islands (USVI) and Caribbean are all inclusive, with yacht rental costs (otherwise known as Charter Fees) starting at around $20,000 per week and up to $70,000 per week, plus tip.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht IN THE BVI, USVI & CARIBBEAN? The majority of our luxury crewed yacht charters occur in the BVI, based on true yacht availability and given where the majority of these crewed charters actually occur. These crewed charters are all inclusive, starting at around $20,000 per week and up to $70,000 per week, plus tip. Our other category of higher-end yacht charters start around $50,000 plus all expenses on our higher end power catamarans and around $70,000 plus all expenses on our higher end motor yachts.

What We Do? We specialize in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) , US Virgin Islands (USVI) , Bahamas and other Caribbean destinations . We also pride ourselves in being personally familiar with not only the destinations we cover, but more importantly, with our distinctive list of fully crewed yachts, including our popular sailing catamarans plus our luxury power catamarans & motor yachts .

Why Choose Carefree Yacht Charters? Because. Experience. Matters. We're a long-standing top 5 Crewed Yacht Charter Company with over 25 years of industry experience. Our Team's tenure includes 16 years in business as professional Yacht Charter Brokers, including owner-dedicated service from start to finish. Our Team also offers our clients a combined 25 years of experience as professional Crew and while aboard various highly successful yachts in the BVI, USVI & Caribbean. When combined, Your Team at Carefree Yacht Charters is uniquely qualified to expertly and seamlessly handle your vacation of a lifetime. Learn more About Us and the Carefree Difference .

OUR ALL INCLUSIVE CHARTER COSTS VS PLUS EXPENSES CHARTER COSTS:

  • All inclusive Crewed Yacht Charters: The majority of our fully crewed yacht charters, are all inclusive. Refer to the charter cost tables below for an indication of our typical weekly "all inclusive" rates, excluding the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity. Learn more within our Charter Cost FAQ's .
  • Plus Expenses Crewed Yacht Charters: Our other category of higher-end yacht charters are "plus all expenses". These higher-end yacht charters start around $50,000, plus all expenses on our power catamarans and around $70,000 plus all expenses on our motor yachts. The rates include the yacht only, with all other charter expenses (such as fuel, food, beverage, bar, dockage, etc.) at an additional cost to the Charterer. These expenses are paid via an upfront APA (advance provisioning allowance) and typically at 35% on top of the noted rate. Refer to the charter cost tables below for an indication of our typical weekly "all-in" rates on our plus expenses yachts, excluding the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity. Learn more within our Charter Cost FAQ's .

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For specific quotes or for our list of recommended options that fall within your suggested budget range, call us in our South Florida office at 954-980-9281 or Request a Quote . We'll quickly match you with a yacht charter that fits your budget, style and interests.

A group of couples that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Sea Esta in April 2022 said:

I would like to thank Lynne Campbell for making the process for a group of people so easy by providing detailed emails and constant reminders for getting prepared for our trip. Lynne knows the yachts and more importantly knows the crew. Thank you Lynne for all that you did to make this dream vacation possible. Warmest regards, Lorraine S. New Jersey

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Refer to our Affordable , Mid-Range , and High-End tables below for an indication of our typical 7 night "all inclusive" price points as well as our typical "all in" price points on our plus expenses yacht options. In all cases, the standard 15 - 20% crew gratuity is extra and on top of noted rates. Already know your ideal and maximum budget range? Then simply Contact Us and we'll start our easy booking process to match you with the best yacht and crew to suit your needs. Then all you’ll have to do is countdown the days until you experience carefree relaxation at its best.

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How Much Does it Cost to Charter A Crewed Yacht in the BVI, USVI & Caribbean? The majority of our charters are all inclusive, starting at around $20,000 per week and up to $70,000 per week, plus tip. Our other category of higher-end yacht charters are "plus all expenses". These higher-end yacht charters start around $50,000, plus all expenses on our power catamarans and around $70,000 plus all expenses on our motor yachts. View our cost tables above to learn more about our typical "all inclusive" or "all-in" crewed yacht charter costs.

What's included in our all- inclusive charters? For the majority of our crewed yacht charters, the rates are "all inclusive" including 8 days/7 nights aboard a private yacht with professional Captain and Chef, 3 meals per day, requested beverages, standard bar, fuel, all expenses related to the running of the vessel, plus use of on-board sports equipment.

What's excluded from our all-inclusive charters?

  • Standard Crew Gratuity : A main cost excluded from the weekly rates is a customary crew gratuity. The standard amount is 15 to 20% of the charter rate. The gratuity is based on services provided throughout the week, can be scaled up or down based on service, and is at the discretion of the client. Be sure to plan this amount into your charter budget.
  • Other exclusions : Unless otherwise specified, the published rate does not include scuba diving, scuba equipment, premium beverages and fine wines, excessive alcoholic consumption, off yacht excursions, dockage (at guests request), telephone, airport transfers or similar expenses incurred by the charter guests. Some yachts also charge for cruising taxes/permits or USVI or BVI port fees, etc. If there are additional costs that you will incur while aboard the yacht, we will let you know those costs at your time of inquiry.

What's included in our plus-expenses charters? These plus expenses crewed yacht charters include the yacht only with all other expenses at an additional cost to the Charterer.

What's excluded from our plus-expenses charters? These plus expenses charters include the yacht only, with all other charter expenses (such as fuel, food, beverage, bar, dockage, etc.) at an additional cost to the Charterer. These expenses are paid via an upfront APA (advance provisioning allowance) and typically at 35% on top of the base charter rate. Another main exclusion is the customary crew gratuity. The standard amount for a gratuity on a plus expenses yacht is 15 to 20% on top of the base charter rate. The gratuity is based on services provided throughout the week, can be scaled up or down based on service, and is at the discretion of the client.

Do the yachts charge a premium for Christmas and New Years Charters? Yes. Christmas and New Year charters have a holiday surcharge added to the published winter weekly rate. Yachts will also mandate specific holiday dates which allow them to book both a Christmas and New Year charter. These charters must be at least one week in length or the Charterer must be willing to pay for a full week's rate if wanting to charter the yacht for less than a week. Some yachts additionally charge premium rates for Thanksgiving and/or Easter week.

Is it possible to charter for less? The charter cost tables represent typical ranges, but there are occasionally available yachts which may charter for less. Review our current yacht specials to see a list of yachts currently offering published specials. Or, consider a 6 night, pro-rated charter as further explained below.

What if we charter for less than one week? A large majority of our all inclusive yachts offer 6 night charters at a pro-rated rate. Many of our clients opt for a 6 night charter as this gets pro-rated on a straight basis and often brings particular recommended yachts into more affordable ranges. To determine 6 night rates, divide the weekly rate by 7 then multiply by 6. To determine 5 night rates (for yachts that are willing to charter 5 nights), the industry divides the weekly rate by 6 then multiplies by 5. Due to this calculation, the difference between a 5 and 6 night charter is minimal.  Please note that our personal minimum charter length is 6 nights.

Do the yachts offer lower prices for the summer/low season? For a majority of yachts, summer/low season runs from May 1 through December 14 and winter/high season runs from December 15 through April 30. Most yachts now operate at a year round rate.

Do prices vary by destination? Yes, charters outside the BVI and USVI are typically more expensive. Our most affordable and largest selection of yacht options are based in the USVI and BVI from November through July. When yachts are willing to travel outside of the BVI and USVI to other Caribbean destinations or the Bahamas, the end charter rate is typically higher than its counterpart in the Virgin Islands. Cruising taxes/permits are always extra outside of the BVI and USVI and delivery fees often apply for the yacht to get to other destinations. In the Bahamas, most yachts are plus all expenses at 35% on top of the noted base rate plus an additional 4% Bahamas tax and an added 10% Bahamas VAT tax.

Do prices vary by yacht style? Yes, charter costs on our power catamarans and traditional motor yachts are definitely higher than aboard our sailing catamarans. A bulk of the extra cost incurred is due to the fuel expense on these yachts as well as other additional factors. Please note that sailing catamarans are by far our most popular yacht style, have the ability to motor between islands as well, and you'll find the most yacht options to choose from within this yacht style category.

Will the yachts negotiate on price? No. Our yachts set their own rates, have "published rates" within the industry, and have priced themselves competitively based on current market trends. However, several of our yachts do offer published specials throughout the year.

Will the yachts give a discount if you have meals ashore? Many of our yachts offer half-board charters at a minimal reduction in the charter rate. These half-board charters typically include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard with the remainder of meals, or one meal per day, taken ashore at the Charterer's expense. These half-board charters will often cost more overall than a full board charter, where all of your meals are included aboard. If you only plan to have a meal or two ashore there is no reduction in rate.

Do you offer charters with just a Captain aboard? While some of your yachts may note a Captain-Only rate within their rate notes, we will not book this type of charter and do not recommend this type of charter for our clients.

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'Below Deck Sailing Yacht': Gary And Daisy's Season 4 Relationship Drama Might Force Some Filming Changes

  • Gary and Daisy's feud at season 4's reunion might shake things up in season 5 of Below Deck Sailing Yacht.
  • Colin, absent from season 5, explored a flirty connection with Daisy, complicating their friendship and the love triangle.
  • Daisy has moved on from both Colin and Gary, settling the drama and focusing on growth as Season 5 approaches.

Below Deck Sailing Yacht has one of the craziest love triangles in the growing franchise, proving Sailing Yacht offers something different from others in the franchise . Fans of the spin-off were looking forward to Chief Engineer Colin MacRae and Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher's relationship dynamic in season 4. Alas, that didn’t go as well as expected.

Many things influenced the relationship between Daisy and Colin, but one name was the most prominent: Gary King. Daisy, Colin, and Gary's entanglement reached a boiling point that got the three in public arguments and name-calling, and at the end, estranged.

However, with Season 5 of Sailing Yacht already filmed and Colin not in the season, Daisy and Gary's relationship drama will lead to some changes, especially after Gary confronted Daisy at Season 4's reunion. The two haven't responded to what fans will expect from season 5, but from Daisy's side, she has moved on from the love triangle drama.

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Gary and daisy's fight at season 4s reunion could affect season 5, gary and daisy argued over her changing the facts about her hooking up with colin..

What started as an antagonistic relationship in Season 2 became something different when First Officer Gary King and Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher of Parsifal III put their differences behind them. The colleagues knew there was chemistry and heated tension between them and tentatively explored that but never made it through.

Yes, Gary and Daisy almost hooked up in the season 3 finale of Below Deck Sailing Yacht . After their almost hook-up at the end of season 3, they decided not to pursue things, choosing to stay friends.

About the incident, Daisy said: "I wouldn’t have slept with him. There are a few times during the season that the audience doesn’t see where I do get into bed with Gary and we talk. I talk with the boys, and he is very affectionate. He is a very welcoming person. I think I was very, very close to getting into bed with him."

Looking like the chapter between them had closed and Daisy seemed to have moved on to Colin in season 4, but that wasn't the case. Gary revealed that he and Daisy had a fling before season 4 of the reality show was filmed , putting a break in Colin and Daisy's romance (along with many other issues).

At the reunion, Daisy was put on the spot with both Colin and Gary calling her out about the triangle the trio found themselves in. Gary also argued with Daisy over her changed stories in an unseen clip from the reunion .

  • Colin had claimed, "Daisy was in my hotel room days before filming." To which Daisy responded with "We kissed each other a couple of times."
  • However, Daisy's obvious deflection made Gary call her out, saying, "Daisy, now you're saying something different from what happened in the hotel room," cutting Daisy off as he continued to speak.

Months later, Gary's cryptic social media message: "It's sad that people will do anything in their power to bring you down. It's not about how you fall but how you get up. Luckily for me, the fall was into a sea of daisies," he wrote alongside a photo of himself in a field of flowers. Daisy didn't react to the comment.

Given the speculated shades and cryptic messages, Daisy and Gary may need space and this could affect the filming of season 5.

Filming had already ended in the summer of 2023 and fans were looking out for Parsifal III on Ibiza and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean.

However, with the sexual allegations brought against Gary King , the production team will need to figure out whether to edit him out, reduce his screen time, or leave his part uncut. Either way, season 5 will be affected by Daisy and Gary's new dynamic.

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Colin did not film season 5 of below deck sailing yacht, colin cruised the pacific ocean while season 5 was supposedly being shot..

The explosive reunion, where Colin and Daisy throw rocks at each other, with Colin finding out Gary and Daisy hooked up before season 4 was filmed, is still fresh.

Colin and Daisy had a flirting kind of going on, but Daisy realized Colin had someone he was into, which looked like he was cheating. Colin denied he was cheating, but kept his relationships open.

At the reunion, their argument blew up, with the crew members calling each other names. After the fiasco at the reunion, Daisy and Colin unfollowed each other on social media and closed the chapter of their relationship.

Filming of the fifth season supposedly happened during the summer of 2023, but Colin will not appear in the fifth season.

Colin shared videos on his YouTube channel where he is seen sailing across the Pacific Ocean on his Catamaran. While some cast members of the reality show were already spotted in the Mediterranean, Colin cruising another ocean strongly signifies his absence.

However, Colin did attend BravoCon in November 2023, which meant he was not out like Luke Jones was fired in Below Deck Down And Under . Moreover, he did not mention if his missing in action from season 5 would only be a one-time thing, because fans would love him back, despite his fractured relationship with Daisy. To Colin, he is "absolutely done with love triangles."

"Never again," he said to E! Online . "Last season was a lot."

As for where he stands with Daisy, the Chief Engineer said he needs "a bit more time" to get back to where they once were as friends.

"The friendship has changed," Colin said. "Mixing romance with friendship is always going to get messy. Our friendship is strained."

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Daisy has moved on, from both men, daisy has no bad blood, but she keeps her space from colin and gary..

With the drama on the Parsifal III seemingly closed, Daisy is finally moving on from the love triangle.

Speaking to E! Online at BravoCon in November 2023, Daisy revealed she had "a lot of growing."

"I have no bad blood with any of them. We're leaving that chapter behind us," she said about her love triangle with Colin and Gary.

She also shared that she was "very happy" living in London, especially after giving herself and Gary the needed space. Daisy did record Season 5 with Gary, but Colin was absent, which is understandable after she and Colin argued over Gary. The dynamic between Daisy and Gary will be different, and how she will manage this is yet to be seen.

Fans will have to wait until season 5 finally drops sometime in the summer of 2024.

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