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Frequently asked questions Yacht Charter

A luxury yacht charter is an exclusive experience that allows individuals or groups to rent a high-end yacht for a specified period, typically ranging from a few days to several weeks or more. These charters provide an unparalleled level of comfort, luxury, and personalized service as guests cruise along stunning coastlines or explore exotic destinations around the world.

Crewed yacht charters offer a wide range of amenities and services, including lavish accommodations, gourmet dining prepared by professional chefs, top-of-the-line recreational equipment such as water toys and diving gear, and attentive crew members to cater to every need. Guests have the freedom to design their itinerary, choosing the destinations they wish to visit and the activities they want to engage in, whether it’s sunbathing on secluded beaches, snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, or enjoying vibrant nightlife in cosmopolitan ports.

One of the most appealing aspects of a luxury yacht charter is the exclusivity and privacy it affords. Guests can enjoy intimate gatherings with family and friends, away from the crowds and distractions of traditional resorts or hotels. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat, a luxury yacht charter offers a unique and unforgettable experience, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Yacht charters offer a range of options including motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans, power catamarans and Eco yachts. Each type of vessel offers unique features and amenities catering to different preferences.

1. Sailing Yacht: These yachts are propelled primarily by sails and are ideal for those who enjoy the thrill of sailing and the serenity of the wind-powered journey.

2. Motor Yacht: Motor yachts are powered by engines, offering speed, luxury, and convenience. They’re perfect for those who prefer a swift and comfortable cruising experience.

3. Power Catamaran: Power catamarans feature two hulls and are powered by engines. They provide stability, spaciousness, and efficiency, making them great for families or groups looking for a smooth ride.

4. Sailing Catamaran: Sailing catamarans combine the stability of a catamaran with the thrill of sailing. They offer ample deck space, comfortable accommodations, and a smooth sailing experience.

5. Gulets: Gulets are traditional wooden boats commonly found in the Mediterranean. They offer a charming blend of authenticity, comfort, and leisurely cruising, making them popular for exploring coastal destinations.

6. Eco Yachts: Eco yachts prioritize sustainability and eco-friendliness in their design and operation. They often feature renewable energy sources, efficient propulsion systems, and environmentally conscious amenities, appealing to eco-conscious travelers.

Marine Project offers an extensive and diverse range of luxury charter yachts, boasting access to over 4000 vessels worldwide. With this unparalleled selection, we can customize the ideal charter solution tailored to your unique preferences and requirements.

The charter rate includes the private use of the yacht and all water toys on board, as well the service of the crew for a specified period.

APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) Advance payment of all incidental expenses incurred for the trip. This includes meals and drinks according to your wishes, fuel for yacht and dinghy and water toys, mooring fees if they are not included in the price, anchor and buoy fees, private transfers ashore, other private costs. The listed water sports equipment and the service of a professional crew are included in the price.

The amount of APA is estimated in advance and is calculated as a percentage of the charter fee, generally 20-25% for a sailing yacht and 30 – 35% for a motor yacht depending on your itinerary and the number of guests.

At the end of your cruise the captain will recalculate the costs he spent for you and you will get any overpaid amount refunded immediately.

VAT (Value Added Tax) may apply depending on the charter location. Local taxes in the European Union (EU) can vary based on the cruising area and specific itinerary of your yacht charter.

Local taxes, such as VAT (Value Added Tax) and any other applicable fees, are important considerations when planning a yacht charter in the EU. These taxes can vary depending on the cruising area and will be clearly outlined in the charter contract provided by your charter broker.

Crew gratuity Tipping for the crew is not included in the price, but obligatory. It is customary of corse, guideline is 5%-15% of the charter price.

A MYBA (Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association) contract is a standard agreement used for yacht charters. It outlines the terms, conditions, and responsibilities of both the charterer and the yacht owner.

On a luxury yacht, you can expect an exceptional level of service tailored to meet your every need and exceed your expectations. The crew on a luxury yacht is dedicated to providing a personalized and indulgent experience, ensuring that your time on board is unforgettable. Here’s what you can typically expect in terms of service on a luxury yacht:

1. Professional Crew: A luxury yacht is typically staffed with a professional and experienced crew trained in hospitality, safety, and seamanship. The crew members are attentive, courteous, and discreet, providing seamless service throughout your voyage.

2. Personalized Attention: The crew on a luxury yacht strives to anticipate your needs and preferences, delivering personalized service to enhance your comfort and enjoyment. Whether it’s arranging special dining experiences, organizing onshore excursions, or fulfilling any requests you may have, the crew is dedicated to making your stay exceptional.

3. Gourmet Dining: Many luxury yachts feature talented chefs who create culinary masterpieces tailored to your tastes and dietary preferences. From sumptuous breakfast spreads to exquisite multi-course dinners, you can indulge in gourmet dining experiences prepared with the finest ingredients and presented with flair.

4. Luxurious Accommodations: The accommodations on a luxury yacht are designed for comfort and elegance, offering spacious staterooms furnished with high-quality linens, plush bedding, and luxurious amenities. You can expect a restful night’s sleep in opulent surroundings, with attentive crew members on hand to attend to any requests.

5. Onboard Facilities and Amenities: Luxury yachts are equipped with a range of onboard facilities and amenities to enhance your experience, including spacious lounges, state-of-the-art entertainment systems, wellness centers, and outdoor recreation areas. Whether you prefer relaxing in a jacuzzi, working out in a gym, or enjoying water sports activities, the yacht offers everything you need for leisure and entertainment.

The crew plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience during a yacht charter. Their responsibilities encompass various aspects of hospitality, navigation, safety, and maintenance, all aimed at providing guests with a luxurious and worry-free voyage.

Marine Project goes beyond the ordinary, offering worldwide charters to some of the most popular and sought-after destinations such as the Caribbean and Mediterranean. We also take pride in providing our guests with access to unique and remote locations that can only be reached by yacht, providing an unforgettable experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Our dedicated and experienced charter brokers are here to assist you in selecting your ideal destination based on your preferences. Whether you are looking for a relaxing escape or an adventure-packed journey, we will work with you to create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and desires.

Let us take care of all the details while you sit back, relax and enjoy the journey of a lifetime with Marine Project.

Yes, there are typically high and low seasons for yacht charters, which can vary depending on the location and climate.

High season usually coincides with the region’s peak tourist season, typically during the summer months in popular destinations like the Mediterranean or the Caribbean. This period often offers ideal weather conditions for cruising, with warm temperatures, clear skies, and calm seas. High season may also align with major events or holidays, such as Christmas and New Year’s, when demand for yacht charters is particularly high. Prices during high season tend to be at their peak due to the increased demand.

Conversely, low season occurs during times of the year when weather conditions may be less favorable for cruising or when there is lower demand for yacht charters. This could be during the winter months in colder climates or during the shoulder seasons between peak tourist periods. Prices during low season may be more affordable, and there may be opportunities to find special deals or discounts on yacht charters.

Yes, it’s possible to arrange a charter that begins in one country and ends in another, depending on the yacht’s itinerary and applicable regulations.

Food and beverage arrangements on a charter yacht can vary depending of the size of the yacht, and your preferences. Here’s a general overview of how food and beverage service typically works:

Provisioning: Before the charter begins, you’ll work with the charter company or a designated chef to discuss your food and beverage preferences, dietary restrictions, and any special requests. Based on this information, the yacht will be provisioned with enough food, beverages, and supplies for the duration of the charter.

Menu Planning: The chef or culinary team will create a menu based on your preferences and any dietary requirements. This may include a mix of local specialties, international cuisine, and personalized dishes tailored to your tastes.

Meal Service: Meals are typically served onboard by the yacht’s crew at designated times agreed upon in advance. Depending on your preferences, meals may be served in the dining salon, on the deck, or in other designated areas of the yacht.

Beverage Selection: Yachts often come stocked with a selection of beverages, including water, soft drinks, juices, and alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, and spirits. Some charters may offer all-inclusive beverage packages, while others may charge based on consumption or offer a combination of both.

Special Events and Celebrations: If you’re celebrating a special occasion during your charter, such as a birthday or anniversary, the crew can arrange for special meals, cakes, decorations, and other personalized touches to make the occasion memorable.

Additional Services: Some yachts may offer additional services such as onboard bartenders, wine tastings, cooking classes, or themed dinner nights to enhance your culinary experience.

Some yachts allow pets onboard, subject to specific terms and conditions. It’s essential to inquire in advance and provide details about your pet to ensure a pet-friendly charter experience.

Yes, our team of specialisr can offer tailored itinerary suggestions based on your desired destinations, activities, and duration of the charter. From secluded anchorages to vibrant coastal towns, we can create a memorable itinerary.

We understand that a luxury yacht vacation should be nothing short of exceptional. That’s why we go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. From securing reservations at exclusive restaurants to fulfilling all of your special requests, we take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy your time on board.

While onshore during your charter, you can explore local attractions, dine at renowned restaurants, shop at boutiques, enjoy water sports, visit cultural sites, and immerse yourself in the destination’s unique experiences.

Yachts are equipped with a range of water sports equipment, including snorkeling gear, paddleboards, kayaks, water skis, and inflatables. Some yachts may offer additional options like jet skis and diving equipment.

Most of our yachts come equipped with a variety of water sports equipment. However, please note that the list of equipment is subject to change at short notice and cannot be guaranteed.

Keep in mind that the use of certain watercraft, such as jet-skis and wave runners, may be restricted in certain cruising areas, and you may need to have an appropriate license. Additionally, if you’re interested in scuba diving, please note that there are regulations in place, especially in areas like the Caribbean and the Western Mediterranean. For example, in the East Mediterranean, especially in Turkey and Greece, there are controls in place to protect underwater antiquities. In these areas, you’ll need to dive with local and licensed diving instructors.

Our team can provide personalized restaurant recommendations and assist with reservations to ensure you experience the best dining options ashore during your charter.

We at Marine Project understand that a luxury yacht vacation should be nothing short of exceptional. That’s why we go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. From securing reservations at exclusive restaurants to fulfilling all of your special requests, we take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy your time on board.

Yes, we specialize in arranging luxury yacht charters for corporate events and can help you select the perfect yacht tailored to your event requirements.

Here are some notable events:
1. Cannes Film Festival: One of the most glamorous film festivals in the world, held annually in Cannes. It attracts celebrities, filmmakers, and industry professionals from around the globe.

2. Monaco Grand Prix: A legendary Formula 1 race held on the streets of Monaco, known for its prestige and thrilling atmosphere.

3. Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: The world’s largest gathering of professionals in advertising, communications, and creative industries, held in Cannes.

4. MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier): The leading real estate event for property professionals, held annually in Cannes.

5. MIPCOM (Marché International des Programmes de Communication): A major event for the global TV industry, featuring screenings, conferences, and networking opportunities in Cannes.

6. Monaco Yacht Show: An exclusive yacht show held in Port Hercules, Monaco, showcasing some of the world’s most luxurious superyachts.

7. Cannes Yachting Festival: A premier yachting event held in Cannes, where visitors can discover the latest models and innovations in the yachting industry.

Yes, you can charter a yacht for a quayside event, commonly referred to as a static yacht charter. Static yacht charters allow you to host events, parties, meetings, or gatherings on board while the yacht remains moored at the dock or anchored in a marina. This option provides a unique and memorable venue for special occasions or corporate functions.

During a static yacht charter, guests can enjoy the luxury amenities and stunning views offered by the yacht while being able to come and go freely from the dock. The yacht can be customized to suit the specific requirements of your event, whether it’s a cocktail party on the deck, a formal dinner in the dining area, or a product launch in a stylish and sophisticated setting.

Static yacht charters are popular for a wide range of events, including weddings, birthdays, corporate retreats, and promotional events. They offer an exclusive and elegant atmosphere that is sure to impress guests and create lasting memories. Additionally, the experienced crew will ensure that all aspects of your event run smoothly, from catering and entertainment to logistics and guest services.

Yachts have protocols in place to handle medical emergencies. Crew members are trained in first aid, and yachts can be equipped with medical supplies. In serious cases, emergency services can be contacted or a nearby port can be accessed for medical assistance.
We carefully select and inspect each yacht in our portfolio to ensure they meet high standards of safety, comfort, and service. We work with reputable yacht owners and captains to maintain quality and guest satisfaction.
Yes, we specialize in arranging special events aboard luxury yachts, including honeymoons, weddings, and anniversary celebrations. Our team can customize every detail to create an unforgettable experience.

Marine Project offers personalized service, extensive expertise in yacht charters, and access to a curated selection of luxury yachts worldwide. We prioritize guest satisfaction and strive to exceed expectations.

Marine Project has been in operation since 1995, almost 30 years of experience in the yachting industry. This extensive experience is likely a major reason why we are known for professionalism, expertise, and exceptional service.

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