Before finally making your decision, it is often help
ful to discuss your charter with us because we know the yachts, their cruising areas and their crews, and can give objective and friendly advice.
Once we have decided which yacht is most suitable, whereabouts you wish to embark and disembark, and the dates of your cruise, we will then send you a charter contract for signature.
We will also send you a "Guest List and Food Info" form for you to complete and return to us so that the yacht can be fully stocked with your requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
Chartering is not like booking a room in a hotel, as skippers have to plan their charters and destinations of their yachts well in advance. For this reason a downpayment of half the total cost of the charter is required when the charter agreement is signed. This is a legal contract and stipulates the responsibilities of the Owner to the Charterer and vice - versa. The conditions concerning the yacht's readiness for sea and the financial agreements are itemized so that both parties understand their commitment. The rest of the cost of the charter is paid before boarding the yacht, in installments. The conditions are standard yacht charter practice throughout the world.
All chartering agreements of motor sailors (gullets) are on "Turkish Terms" which not only includes the hire of the yacht but also the yacht's insurance, crew, fuel and lubricants for the pilotage within Turkish Waters, ship's laundry and general use of water. Excluded from the charter fee is food, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and VAT (18 %), unless quoted otherwise. On the other hand all boats have a professional chef able to prepare tasty meals, and at least one crewmember to clean up the galley. Fishing tackle and nets are available on most boats and crew and the guests are often able to provide fresh fish at no extra cost.
All chartering agreements of motor yachts are on Western Mediterranean Terms, which includes the hire and marine insurance of the yacht, maintenance of the vessel and the crews’ wages and living expenses. All other expenses, such as fuel, food and beverages (unless noted otherwise) are excluded and will be billed according to the captain’s statement of accounts.
Starting your cruise
When you arrive at the nearest airport to your yacht, our staff can arrange for you to be met on arrival and escorted to your yacht. The level of formality between the crew and your party is entirely up to you, bearing in mind the need to work closely with your captain.
Before you arrive, your captain will have received an information sheet giving the names and the approximate ages of your party, when, where and which flights you arrive on and also the details of any food, drink or special dietary requirements you may have, so that your yacht is fully stocked and can commence your cruise at once.