Booking a Yacht
The Yacht Charter Club
A division of Surface 1921 Ltd
Once you have discussed with us the various types of yacht, locations
and terms under which the yachts operate, we will be ready to firm-up your
booking. This occurs in stages and is quick and relatively painless (except for
the transfer of funds of course!).
- We will prepare and send you a MYBA Charter Agreement detailing the
yacht, your chosen dates, location, cruising area and cost.
- Upon signing this Agreement the first payment, normally 50%, is due
to the account shown on the Agreement.
- The Agreements are then sent by us to the Owners for their
countersignature and a completed copy is returned to you for your retention.
- We will send you a detailed questionnaire requesting information on
your travel arrangements, guest list, likes and dislikes, special requirements,
etc (Your preferences). This information will be discussed with you in some
detail to ensure we gather as much information as possible. This is then sent
to the Captain so that he can pre-book any berths, order the right provisions
and arrange the chef and crew to prepare that special birthday treat or other
such celebration. We call this the "Preference Form"
- If there is no interim payment the balance is normally due one month
prior to the charter commencing. At the same time we will ask you to send us
the funds to cover the advance provisioning allowance (APA) plus any taxes,
delivery/redelivery fees and security deposit, if required. * See Gulet below.
- The APA is immediately sent to the Captain, in cash, in order that
the yacht can purchase provisions in advance ready for your arrival. All costs
incurred by the yacht which are accountable to the charterer will be deducted
during the cruise and full accounts produced at the end. The Captain will, at
the end of the charter, return any unused funds. Occasionally the APA is not
sufficient and the Captain will keep you advised if further funds are
- * If you are booking a Gulet in Turkey, the cost of food is
calculated according to the number of guests, is a fixed amount and is payable
in advance. In mosts cases there will be be no APA when chartering a Gulet or
possible just to cover and transfers.
- You are now ready for your cruise. If at any time, even during the
actual holiday, you have any concerns, please remember you can always call us.
One factor we feel to be of extreme importance is that of insurance.
Please pay special attention to the following recommendation:-
Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance is available on request to cover
the loss of Charter Fee if a charter has to be cancelled by the charterer for
genuine reasons. This is available on a quotation basis.
Personal Accident and Medical Insurance plus Personal Effects Insurance
is also essential and is not included in the charter fee.
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