Step 1: Creating the perfect charter
Chartering a yacht is an effortless experience. For our clients, all that is required is an indication of their wants and wishes; the BGYB charter team will do the rest. Within the first step of chartering a yacht there are the following factors to consider:
Who is the charter for?
Charters evidently come in all shapes and sizes. Whether it is personal or corporate, all that needs to be decided is the number of guests you wish to have on board and how many cabins are required for your luxury accommodation.
Where and when to go?
Decide on the time of year and the type of your surroundings and we will match you to the best conditions and the best areas in that season.
To sail or motor?
Whichever your preference, there is a yacht that will guarantee your satisfaction, whether it is under sail or cruising with a motor.
Which activities to do?
If it is long trips on shore discovering new places, cruising around undiscovered islands and coves or diving several metres below the water's surface, the activities on board are your choice. Energetic or leisurely, all guests can be entertained by the specific activities that they wish for.
On board preferences?
Atmosphere on board is important, which is why everything is tailormade for our clients. From entertainment and music to culinary choices, all aspects are catered for. As well as your dietary requests, the crew will ensure that your favourite foods and wines are on board and prepared exactly how you wish them to be. If restaurants are desired, then your reservations will be awaiting you ashore. Not forgetting how you shall arrive, your transfer on board by air or road is dutifully considered also.
Step 2: Planning your charter with your Charter Broker
It is true to say that certain things in life require careful consideration; chartering a yacht is no exception. It deserves considerable planning aheadso that every aspect of your charter is tuned to perfection. Whether it is yacht availability or destination popularity, certain factors must be considered in plenty of time to guarantee your satisfaction. It is advisable to book several months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Once you have decided on the type of charter that you wish to experience, the BGYB charter team will put all their efforts into finding the right yacht and the right destination.
Step 3: Finalising your charter
As Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) members, the BGYB charter team work under the following terms and conditions: The charter fee includes the charter of the yacht with its crew, fully equipped and fully insured. The Charterer will be charged for all other expenses at cost such as fuel, berthing costs and harbour charges, food and beverages and any other special services that you may request. In order to cover these costs we will require an advanced provisioning allowance (APA) which is 20% - 30% of the charter fee. This is given to the yacht captain prior to the charter to allow for provisioning of the yacht in preparation of the charter. At the end of the charter (and during if requested) the captain will produce full accounts of all expenditure either with a refund of monies not spent or a request for payment if the APA was exceeded.