F.A.Q

Whether you're planning a day trip, mini-break, annual holiday or corporate event



 
  • Guest preference list / Guest name list

    Before every charter we have to consider a number of factors in order to have everything run perfectly. The preference list is for the guests to fill out giving any details of personal likes and dislikes for consideration by the crew. This is particularly prevalent with consideration to food an drink, naming any desires, likes, dislikes, possible allergies and any medical and physical considerations. The preferences sheet can also be used to express an inclination for certain sports, music/entertainment and just about anything else that comes to mind in order to have everything taken into account for your personalized pleasure during your charter.

    A list of all the charter guests will be required beforehand along with corresponding nationalities and passport numbers. This allows us to be up to date with regulations and anticipate any particular requirements when travelling with regards to the authorities and visas in certain countries. This is a legal requirement for each yacht and charter and is naturally treated with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.

  • How much should I tip the crew?

    The crew are of course paid a salary, but it is entirely up to you whether you tip them after your charter. They work hard and will greatly appreciate the recognition if you are satisfied and happy with the level of service you have received. The normal level of tipping is somewhere around 10% of the charter fee for a satisfied client, but again this is entirely at the guests’ discretion.
     
    If you do give a gratuity, we would recommend that you give it to the captain as opposed to individuals unless you prefer, as the captain will make sure that the “unsung heroes” such as galley or engineering crew will receive their equal share as they may be seldom seen, but contribute enormously to your charter.

  • Is smoking allowed?

    The majority of yachts are very children friendly and family orientated. Some specialised yachts however do have age minimum requirements for safety reasons. Crew are responsible for the safety of all guests, but cannot be expected to provide child minding services in addition to their normal duties. A nanny may be required by some yachts for younger children and in most cases a cabin for additional staff such as a nanny is provided for this purpose. Please check with us beforehand if you have any children in your party so that we can make sure that there are no problems.

  • A policy for children?

    The majority of yachts are very children friendly and family orientated. Some specialised yachts however do have age minimum requirements for safety reasons. Crew are responsible for the safety of all guests, but cannot be expected to provide child minding services in addition to their normal duties. A nanny may be required by some yachts for younger children and in most cases a cabin for additional staff such as a nanny is provided for this purpose. Please check with us beforehand if you have any children in your party so that we can make sure that there are no problems.

  • Italian VAT

    The reduced and preferential rate of 6.5% VAT in Italy is subject to the condition that the yacht navigates over 12 miles offshore at least at some point during the charter. In effect this means that an itinerary and route must be chosen for justifiable navigation reasons whereby the yacht travels in international waters. Please consult with your WOY broker to discuss any questions you may have on this issue.

  • More than 12 guests cruising?

    Because of maritime regulations regarding safety and hence classification, the vast majority of charter yachts are limited to having a maximum of 12 guest on board when cruising. However, there are always options and there are a small but steadily increasing number of yachts equipped to cater for larger numbers of guests.

    We would thoroughly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible if you are looking at this possibility, as it imperative to book as early as possible to get the right time and place for your charter and avoid disappointment. We can then send you the available options for your consideration. Another alternative could be a tandem charter involving two yachts cruising the same itinerary allowing even more fun and features.

  • Are there last minute charters and can I book?

    Last minute charters can be made, but very obviously subject to availability of a yacht and sometimes the choice may be limited. There may be deals to be had in the case of a cancellation or a space between two bookings for a yacht which is offered at a discount. However, if you want to be able to have the freedom of choice for your ideal charter, we would naturally encourage you to book as far in advance as you can.

  • What do I need to do to secure my chosen yacht?

    All charters are subject to a fully executed contract, so once the availability for your chosen yacht has been verified, you will receive a standard MYBA Charter Agreement for signature. If your chosen cruising itinerary necessitates embarking or disembarking from a point other than the yacht’s home port, positioning charges (delivery/redelivery fees) may be required. These charges, if applicable, will be confirmed in advance and affirmed in the Charter Agreement, together with any taxes that may apply.







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