Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection.

In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base.

Tipping is purely voluntary; if you do decide to tip the crew if they've been professional, helpful, gracious, etc - then it's customary to pay 5% to 15% of the total charter amount before you leave the boat on the last day. We normally recommend 5% to 10% in the Mediterranean, and 10% to 15% in the Caribbean. If there are multiple crew members - just give the tip to the captain and he'll allocate it to the crew for you. Otherwise, it can create disharmony amongst the crew.

This is dependent on the country you are chartering in, as it differs everywhere. Generally speaking if you're chartering a power boat, you'll need a day skipper license (theory and practice). The accepted license is the ICC (International Certificate of Competence). If you have a license from your country, normally you can fill out an ICC application, and send it in through your licensing body (for instance the RYA) and you'll receive it. If you belong to a yacht club, they also should be able to help you with courses and license. If you're renting a sailboat, the answer to this question is more varied. You will definitely need a day skipper license in Spain. In France and the BVI it's best to have a license, but often you will be able to take the boat if you can show experience and competence. Any documentation of previous charters you may have will be helpful. Do not leave it to risk, however - we will review all of your documentation and qualifications prior to the charter to make sure you can get the boat!

If you do not qualify to charter bareboat, we highly recommend you still do the charter but hire a skipper. Most skippers are wonderful and add to the holiday, while also letting you relax when you want to!

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing.

We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability.

You can choose one of the following options:

1 Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded.

2 Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur.

Life vests need to be worn.

We understand there is a lot to think about before confirmation and we can provisionally hold a cabin for 48 hours if there is more than eight weeks before departure.

No. Many operators will ask you to charter for a week, usually Saturday to Saturday, but this is most rigid during high season in the Mediterranean for charters.  The Caribbean is much more flexible; the minimum charter duration is generally 5 days. In addition to this, there are thousands of day charters available worldwide that are perfect for a great day out on the water.
  • A professional broker will listen closely to your requirements and will help you determine if the yacht you are considering is the right yacht, at the best value. Brokers can objectively tell you about the condition of the yacht before you decide whether or not to spend your time inspecting it. They will source and compare similar yachts on (and off) the market, the history of the yacht, how long it has been on the market, and the motivation of the seller. Anyone can look up asking prices on yachts, but it takes a professional broker to have an intimate knowledge of current market conditions, a familiarity of similar yachts, and information on recent sale prices and time on the market through industry resources not available to the public.

To make a reservation or get help and advice, you can contact us. If you wish to sail or have a different experience in mind that isn’t displayed on our website, our expert team can advise you.

As an agent, the boat owner or their agent pays us a commission out of the charter fee for finding the customer and taking care of all questions, paperwork, and payments. Our prices are the same or lower than the prices that the charter operator offers to the general public, and normally they will not reduce these prices for individuals. So, the price that we propose to you is normally the best price you'll receive. If you are looking for a discount, ask us and we'll see what we can do - we have a lot more leverage with the owners than an individual would because we do a lot of charters with them and know each operator on a first name basis. We also encompass all parts of the organization of the charter and protect your interests, meaning that you're in safe hands!