Frequently asked questions and answers
What is bareboat charter?
A bareboat or crewed charter is an agreement for the charter or rental of a motor yacht or boat. As part of the concluded contract, no crew or provisions are included. Consequently, people using the bareboat charter offer are responsible for taking care of the things and activities carried out by the crew. This service is commonly known as bareboating or bareboat charter.
The charterer’s task is to organize the crew, supply the ship and its commercial operation. Importantly, the charterer under the contract obtains full control of the ship and is fully responsible for it in legal and financial terms. Additionally, it will repeat all operating expenses, i.e. fuel, insurance or crew costs.
Where can I charter a motor yacht?
Motor yachts can be charter all over the world. This solution becomes more and more popular every year – as a result, the offer of companies specializing in their chartering is regularly expanding. The prepared proposal includes the possibility of charter yachts in Croatia and Spain. It is a perfect solution for people who want to experience unforgettable moments or celebrate important occasions – engagements, weddings, anniversaries and many others.
How to charter a yacht?
Yacht charter is not difficult – let us know. You can send us an e-mail or complete the form available on our website. Simply select the date and destination, and the number of guests and booths required to find the available offers. Based on this information, the available offers are displayed. Now you just need to analyze them according to your expectations and you will be able to enjoy an unforgettable journey! If you need help from specialists – contact us. Our consultants will help you find the perfect offer, but also help with all formalities – you can count on our full support at every stage of the yacht charter.
Can I charter a yacht for one day?
Yes, it is possible to rent a yacht for one day. However, yacht charter is possible only in the low season, i.e. outside June, July and August. During the aforementioned period, it is possible to rent a yacht for a period longer than one day.
In the remaining months, possible dates and periods of yacht charter are considered individually, and the possibilities depend on the current interest and occupancy. However, we encourage you to check the possible dates of a short yacht charter each time – each time we check the possibilities to best meet your expectations.
What do you need to run a yacht on your own (bareboat)?
A motorboat patent is required to operate a yacht without a crew. The provided document is checked each time before confirming the reservation. In the absence of the indicated document, it will not be possible to make a reservation. If you are planning a bareboat charter to Croatia, the charterer must have a VHF / VHF radio license. The person signing the charter contract does not need to have a certificate. The yacht can be driven by the hired crew – skipper, friend or family member – provided that they have the appropriate permissions.
What is a yacht deposit?
The mandatory deposit for the yacht is a form of financial security for the fleet operator. It is raised to cover possible repair costs of the yacht, in the event of damage and breakdowns caused by the charterer or for the purchase of lost equipment. The amount of the deposit is determined individually and depends on the size of the yacht and the amount of the additional payment included in the insurance policy. The deposit can be paid by credit card or in cash – always before picking up the yacht at the base. Upon return of the chartered yacht and if no damage is found, the amount paid will be fully refunded.
What is deposit insurance?
The deposit insurance is a recommended fee that can be purchased by the yacht fleet operator and can come in different variants. It comes in various packages with other travel insurance, but can also be purchased separately. This insurance covers damages, except as expressly provided in the contract. However, the deposit insurance does not cover the costs of bringing the yacht to a port other than the one specified in the contract, delay in return or causing damage under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. In most cases, the insurance does not cover sails, pontoon and outboard – the full scope of exclusions is determined individually by the insurer.
What should I do if the yacht breaks down?
Various situations, including breakdowns, can occur during the cruise. It is worth remembering that all activities that are carried out from the moment of charter the yacht are carried out in accordance with applicable regulations, so as not to lead to errors. If this happens, the cause of the irregularity should be determined and properly secured so that it does not deteriorate. Minor damage can be documented with photos, but more serious damage should be reported to the landlord as soon as possible. In the event of failure to report a failure and improper fulfillment of obligations, the landlord may be charged with the costs of removing the defect.
Is the yacht insured?
All offered yachts are covered by third party liability insurance. The insurance covers a number of risks, such as maneuvers in port or collisions. It should be noted, however, that in the event of gross negligence on the part of the landlord leading to faults preventing a later booked charter, the landlord may claim compensation outside of insurance. However, such situations are rare.
Can you drive a yacht at night?
The charter yacht is not allowed to sail at night. Sailing is absolutely forbidden at the moment. Yacht charter companies often write in their charter conditions that night sailing cruises are not possible in difficult weather conditions. This is a mistake – sailing at night is not possible in all weather conditions.
Does the charterer have to clean the yacht after renting it?
The yacht charter fee includes not only the use of the yacht during the cruise, but also cleaning after the yacht’s return to the port. This means that the landlord is not obliged to clean up. However, it is good practice and custom to generally clean the interior after the holidays. It is recommended to wash the kitchen utensils or throw away larger rubbish. A slightly dirty yacht is no reason not to bring it back to the port. The charter company may refuse to return the deposit only in the event of heavy dirt or disorder until the interior of the yacht has been restored to a satisfactory condition.
How can I pick up the yacht?
If you take advantage of the yacht charter offer, you will receive detailed instructions for taking over the yacht. We deliver it to the client immediately after booking. However, please take over the yacht without unnecessary haste. We recommend that you carefully check all items on your inventory list and follow the instructions. We declare that any irregularities should be reported to the shipowner prior to taking over the yacht. In the case of missing equipment, the customer may request their addition. In addition, we recommend that you thoroughly familiarize yourself with the operation of the systems and safety rules after taking over the yacht.
Where can you go on a chartered yacht?
Generally, a chartered yacht can sail in the territorial waters of the country from which it was chartered. However, some yachts allow you to leave the territorial waters of the country – depending on the country. Some are not allowed to leave the waters, others are only restricted. If you want to be sure that your cruise goes according to plan, it is worth asking the shipowner for permits in advance – he will provide the permitted waters, possible exceedances and other valuable information.
Is it possible to sail a yacht with a child?
You can sail with your child on the chartered yacht. In such a situation, you should be well prepared for the trip in terms of safety. It is recommended that you bring sunscreen creams and lotions, something to cover your head and sunglasses. We provide life jackets for children. In addition, we provide free safety nets to hang on side rails and straps that are adapted to the age and weight of the child as safety equipment. It is worth considering ordering a safety net for attachment to side rails or a belt adapted to the age and weight of the child for a fee. Each time you rent a yacht, please inform the company about the child’s age – thanks to this, it is possible to prepare an individual offer tailored to the needs and expectations of the child and parents.