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FAQ – frequently asked questions

How to book a yacht? What's included in the price? Here you will find answers to these and other questions.

Reservations and Conditions:

How can I book a charter?

Booking a charter with us is an effortless process designed for your maximum comfort. Get in touch with our team of experts, and they will assist you every step of the way. Through personalized consultations, we will deeply understand your preferences and desires. We will present you with a curated selection of our finest yachts, ensuring they perfectly align with your vision. After selecting a yacht, we will provide you with a personalized travel plan, known as an Itinerary, taking into account your chosen destination and activities.

What are the payment terms for reservations?

We prioritize transparency in transactions and the comfort of our clients. Payment terms are determined according to the MYBA charter e-contract. To finalize the reservation of your chosen yacht, a 50% payment of the net charter fee is required upon signing the agreement. The next payment is due 30 days before the start of the charter, consisting of the remaining 50% of the charter fee, VAT tax determined by the charter location, and an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is described further in our responses.

Is it possible to cancel a reservation?

Our company understands that travel plans can change. However, the rules regarding the cancellation of reservations are clearly outlined in the MYBA contracts, which we encourage you to review before signing. If you decide to cancel, please inform our team as soon as possible, and we will seek a solution that satisfies both parties. The possibilities and conditions for canceling a charter depend on when this decision is made and reported to us. Our goal is to provide maximum flexibility for our clients and minimize inconveniences and costs associated with reservation cancellations.

Can reservation dates be changed?

Certainly, we understand that life is full of changes. We strive to be flexible and adapt to our clients’ needs. If necessary, we are ready to negotiate date changes on behalf of our clients. The availability of new dates depends on the specific yacht and its open slots, but we are here to assist you in the process. Our priority is customer satisfaction, so we make every effort to accommodate any necessary changes.

What documents or formalities are required before making a reservation?

Before making a reservation, it’s essential to provide several documents and meet specific formalities to ensure a smooth process. Typically, we will need copies of passports or other identity documents for all participants in the trip, along with proof of residence. Additionally, if you plan to operate additional watercraft on board, such as jet skis or a motorized pontoon, specific licenses and certifications may be required. Adequate travel insurance is also essential. Depending on the region and local regulations, additional customs formalities or visas may be necessary. As experienced charter experts, we provide full support to ensure that our clients can proceed with their reservations with peace of mind.

Charter and Yacht Equipment:

What type of yacht can I book?

When considering a yacht charter, the possibilities are as diverse as your preferences. Our fleet includes various types of yachts, ranging from luxury motor yachts to elegant sailing vessels. You can choose between classic, traditional yachts and contemporary, modern designs. We have options for those who prefer an intimate experience, as well as those planning larger gatherings. Our experienced brokers will help you select the perfect yacht that aligns with your expectations, providing unforgettable charter experiences.

What is the maximum number of participants in a charter?

The optimal number of guests who can participate in a charter depends on the chosen yacht. Our fleet comprises units of different sizes and capacities. Some yachts are ideal for intimate groups or couples, while others are suitable for accommodating larger parties. Our brokers will assist you in choosing a yacht that comfortably accommodates your group, providing all the amenities and space for relaxation and entertainment.

What amenities and water sports equipment does the yacht offer?

Our yachts are equipped with a wide range of amenities and water sports equipment to ensure your exceptional comfort during the charter. Depending on the vessel, we offer spacious sun decks, jacuzzis, saunas, outdoor dining areas, onboard cinemas, or fitness facilities. In terms of water sports, you can enjoy various activities such as diving, snorkeling, water skiing, or fishing. Our recommended yachts often provide luxury water toys like jet skis, paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, diving gear with a licensed instructor, seabobs, water skis, and a wide range of towable toys. All these attractions and amenities are provided to meet your recreational needs and ensure a memorable and enjoyable journey on board.

Is there a professional crew on the yacht?

Yes, our yachts are operated by experienced, professional crews who take care of every detail of your journey. Our crews are well-trained and ready to meet your expectations. They focus on providing the highest level of service, from elegant meal service to assisting you in using the yacht’s amenities. The crew size is adequately matched to the size of the yacht you choose. Our captains, stewardesses, and other crew members work with passion and professionalism to ensure your trip is unforgettable.

Expeditions and Routes:

What destinations are offered for charters?

Yachts in our charter offer provide access to various unique and unforgettable destinations worldwide. From the charming coasts of the Mediterranean Sea to tropical paradises in the Caribbean, we can adjust to your preferred destinations. You can explore picturesque Greek Islands, the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, or the Caribbean’s heavenly islands, among others. We create personalized travel plans tailored to your preferences, ensuring a journey that exceeds your expectations.

Can the expedition route be customized?

Certainly, we are entirely flexible and ready to adjust the expedition route according to your wishes. Our crew and charter experts will work with you to create the perfect travel plan, considering your preferences for destinations, attractions, and activities. If you have specific places you’d like to visit or a particular route in mind, we are here to make it happen. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized experience that matches your dreams.

Can you provide recommendations for routes and local attractions?

Of course, our experts are well-versed in the regions where we operate and are happy to provide tips on the best routes and local attractions. We take pride in creating unique experiences for our clients, offering scenic routes and diverse attractions. Whether you’re interested in cultural landmarks, secluded beaches, lively urban nightlife, or tranquil anchorages, we will tailor our recommendations to your preferences and interests. Our aim is to ensure that your charter is not only effortless but also filled with unforgettable moments that maximize your journey.

What attractions and activities are available during the expedition?

During our charter expeditions, we offer a rich array of attractions and activities. You can enjoy various water sports, such as diving, snorkeling, water skiing, or fishing. Recommended yachts often come equipped with luxurious amenities like jacuzzis, onboard cinemas, and fitness equipment. If you prefer to explore on land, we can organize trips to local landmarks, exclusive restaurants, and nightclubs. We are here to fulfill your expectations and provide a full range of activities that will create memorable moments during your voyage.

Are there age restrictions for charter participants?

There are no age restrictions for charters, and we aim to accommodate our clients’ preferences. It’s essential to ensure that children remain under the full care and responsibility of their parents. For safety reasons, certain activities, such as operating water sports equipment, may require specific age limits or qualifications. Safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, and we want all charter participants, regardless of age, to have a safe time on board.

Preparations for the Expedition:

What should I bring on a charter expedition?

When embarking on a luxury charter expedition, you can take advantage of numerous amenities that will enhance your experience. However, some personal items are essential. We recommend packing clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Additionally, bring sunglasses and headwear for sun protection. Don’t forget essential toiletries and medications that may come in handy. You should also carry necessary documents like passports, credit cards, and travel insurance.

Are navigational aids or instructions available for guests?

Certainly, our yachts provide various navigational aids such as maps, GPS, and electronic navigation systems. Our crew is also available to provide any necessary instructions and answer questions regarding the operation of the yacht. We ensure that our clients have access to the necessary navigational tools and crew support for a confident and comfortable experience.

Can pets be brought on board?

The possibility of bringing pets on board depends on the rules set by the individual yacht owner. We must inquire and confirm if a particular yacht accepts animals. This is due to potential issues with allergies, safety concerns, and the need to maintain the excellent condition of the vessels. If you wish to charter with a pet, we recommend contacting our specialists in advance to verify the possibility on your chosen units.

What are the safety rules on board?

We adhere to the highest safety standards to ensure the comfort and peace of mind of our clients during the journey. All charter participants will receive instructions on how to act in case of emergency situations and will be familiarized with the location of safety equipment. The yacht crews are appropriately trained in first aid and emergency procedures. We also offer the option to train guests in onboard safety. Furthermore, all commercial yachts undergo periodic inspections and are regularly checked for safety aspects, ensuring that expeditions comply with international maritime safety standards.

Payments and Additional Charges:

Does the charter price include all fees?

The charter price, known as the Charter fee, covers the cost of the yacht, crew, and standard onboard amenities. All additional expenses, such as fuel, food, beverages, and port fees, are not included in the base price. To provide transparency for our clients, we clearly separate what the Charter fee covers and what additional costs should be expected. To the base charter price, you should add the VAT tax, which varies depending on the charter location. The final part of the charter cost includes expenses like fuel, food, beverages, and port fees, and this is known as the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA). The APA typically ranges from 30% to 40% of the net charter fee. At the end of each charter, the yacht captain prepares a clear report on the utilization of the APA, and any unused funds are returned to the charterer. We aim to ensure our clients have full knowledge and awareness of all costs from the beginning.

Are there any hidden fees?

In our practice, we avoid hidden fees and aim to ensure full transparency regarding costs. All fees, both related to chartering and any additional costs, are clearly and thoroughly presented to our clients even before signing the charter agreement. Our goal is to prevent misunderstandings and ensure that our clients have a full awareness of what to expect financially during their journey. For our company, honesty and price transparency are a priority, allowing us to build long-lasting relationships with our clients based on mutual trust.

What does APA mean?

APA stands for Advanced Provisioning Allowance. It is an advance payment to cover additional expenses during the charter, such as fuel, food, beverages, port fees, and other special client requests. APA is typically estimated at 30 to 40 percent of the base charter price and provides transparency and effective cost management beyond the standard charter fee for the convenience of the client. At the end of the charter, the client receives a clear settlement. It’s also worth noting that the extent of APA usage ultimately depends solely on the client’s preferences.

Is travel insurance available?

We are aware of the importance of ensuring safety during a charter trip. Therefore, we recommend all our clients to purchase travel insurance. This additional protection guarantees that in case of unforeseen circumstances or health issues, our clients are adequately covered. Our team will gladly advise on selecting the appropriate policy to provide complete peace of mind and comfort during the charter.

Special Occasions and Events:

Can I book a yacht for special occasions, such as a wedding or corporate events?

Certainly, we are ready to meet the needs of our clients who wish to celebrate special occasions on luxury yachts. Whether it’s a romantic wedding ceremony or a prestigious corporate event, our selected yachts are tailored to the client’s unique requirements. Our team specializes in creating personalized experiences, taking care of every detail. We offer custom decorations, various amenities, and services to ensure that your special event on board will be unforgettable.

What are the rules regarding privacy and discretion on the yacht?

Our top priority is to ensure privacy and discretion for our clients. We understand that many of our clients value discretion. Our yacht crews are trained to respect and protect your privacy throughout the charter. They maintain discretion and do not intrude on our guests’ privacy while providing the highest level of service. Our goal is to ensure that your charter experience remains completely confidential, which is why we have a strictly defined code of conduct to safeguard your privacy.

Can additional services be requested, such as a photographer or music on board?

Certainly, we are ready to tailor your journey and fulfill your wishes. We collaborate with professional service providers, including photographers, DJs, and other artists, to offer you additional services on board. We are happy to organize special events for you, such as yacht concerts, fireworks shows, or other attractions that will add unforgettable experiences to your trip.

Is it possible to customize the trip to specific client needs and preferences?

Of course, we take pride in creating fully customized experiences to match your needs and preferences. Whether you desire a unique route, specific activities, or themed events, we can adapt the expedition to your requirements. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure every detail meets your expectations, creating a charter that is truly one-of-a-kind. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are committed to delivering a charter that reflects your individual style and desires.

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Warsaw | Monaco
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