With our in-depth knowledge of the global superyacht charter fleet and worldwide cruising grounds, Oceda is able to help clients choose the ideal charter yacht fulfilling the individual needs of each member of the charter party.
Let us know your budget, hobbies, interests and preferred cruising grounds. We will source the ideal yacht for your charter to bring you the best of what you most love. We focus on every detail to create an unforgettable and fully tailored experience.
How to book a yacht charter?
Our dedicated charter consultant will help you select the right yacht, based on your needs and preferences, plan your itinerary and help arrange all logistics before, during and after the charter.
Send us your travel requirements, through our online form, or contact us directly and one of our consultants will guide you though the whole process.
What are the charter duration and booking lead time?
The charter duration depends on the yacht’s availability. A charter can last from 1 day (for some of the yachts) to more than a month, also depending on how long the charterer wants to charter. To ensure finding the perfect yacht for you we recommend that clients reach out to us at least 6 months in advance to the high season and up to three months in advance for off-peak season.
What are the main charter seasons?
There are two main peak seasons in the yachting industry – summer and winter. The summer season spans from May to October with the Mediterranean and Northern Europe being the most popular choices, while the winter season starts in November through April with the Caribbean, Florida and the Indian Ocean usually being the location of choice.
What kind of yachts are available for charter?
There is a huge selection of yachts available for charter with motor and sailing yachts ranging from a few meters to 90m plus. Depending on the needs of the charterer, in OCEDA we can find a yacht that suits your needs, whether that is one with a vast selection of water toys for a family charter or a classic sailing yacht.
What support does OCEDA offer during the charter process?
We remain on hand throughout the charter to assist in any support required by our charterer clients such as organising an event onboard, booking restaurants, activities and handling any health and safety emergencies.
Oceda also can provide full support to the crew onboard via our agency team such as itinerary planning, the handling of all port formalities, provisioning and fuelling of the yacht.
How is the charter rate calculated?
The charter rate, usually different for high and low seasons, is quoted per week.
For charters longer than a week, the charter rate is calculated by dividing the weekly rate by seven and multiplying by the number of charter days.
Charters lasting less than a week are usually calculated by dividing the weekly rate by six and multiplying by the number of charter days.
What are the costs the charter fee covers?
Under MYBA terms, the charter fee only covers the hire of the yacht with the crew on board. All additional expenses are covered by the chartering party. To cover such expenses an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) is required to cover any provisioning, fueling mooring and legal fees. Any APA not spent or any costs not covered sufficiently by the APA paid will be settled between the parties at the end of the charter. The APA is usually calculated as 30-40% of the charter fee. The charterer should also consider VAT and potential gratuities to the crew for their decision on a yacht.
What is the Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA)?
The Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA) covers any running expenses while on board (e.g. transport, fuel, food & drink supplies, berthing dues, harbor charges, agency fees, equipment requested etc.). The APA is usually calculated as 30-40% of the charter fee, depending on the yacht. At the end of the charter, the captain will present to the charterer a detailed analysis of all expenses. Any APA not spent or any costs not covered sufficiently by the APA, will be settled between the parties at the end of the charter.
How much is the crew gratuity (tip)?
A crew gratuity is customary but at the Charterer’s discretion. Usually varies from 10% to 20% of the charter fee, based on the charterer’s satisfaction.
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