Choosing the Luxury Yacht Charter
There are hundreds of choices for luxury yacht charter which is why it can be difficult to choose the right one. The truth is that the whole process can be daunting. Others liken the experience to buying a house in which you have many options and a lot of specifications to consider too such as the location, style, size, and budget. You can seek help from a charter broker but here are four aspects that will keep you on the right track.
Establishing the Essentials
You should inform your broker the amount of money you are willing to spend. Your broker will be able to help you in understanding the additional costs like fuel and dockage. Before you depart, it’s necessary to understand the costs clearly.
If you have no idea of the specific location to go, you can ask the broker for any advice. This is better decided based on the time of the vacation and the kind of experience you like to have.
Number of Guests
Just like when buying a house, you also have to know the number of cabins or rooms in a yacht rental. You’ll need more cabins when you have more kids. It’s better to find those that have twin berths or bunk beds.
You have to be aware that the law mandates that a yacht charter can only accommodate maximum of 12 people. Yachts should also be registered under SOLAS regulations which means Safety of Life at Sea. There are large yachts that meet SOLAS qualifications and can take in more than 12 guests.
Deciding on Important Yacht Requirements
You have to consider the layout needs of the yacht. If you have children for instance that you like to be closer to you, you might want to look for a yacht with smaller cabins near yours. You can even choose one that has an adjoining door.
For couples, it would be better to have a separate cabin. The bulkheads in yachts are not as soundproof as you like them to be.
You also have to make sure that the charter yacht you choose is well equipped to handle young children. It’s mandatory to have safety rails and to have breakable objects removed.