** see notes below on how these are paid for
Western Mediterranean Terms or "Plus Expenses"
standard on most Motor Yachts)
the yacht, it's insurance and inventoried equipment, bedding,
towels, cleaning supplies, crew wages
& crew meals.
fees, guest's meals & beverages, guest communications
costs (cell, satellite,
internet), local taxes,
airport transfers, crew gratuity**.
- Eastern Mediterranean Terms with Half Board
(Common in Greece, Turkey, Croatia)
as WMT, plus includes cruising fuel for up to 4 hrs each day, local Harbor
fees, daily breakfasts and lunches.
Marina fees, Guest's dinner meals & beverages, communications
costs, local taxes (if applicable), airport transfers, crew gratuity**.
- Caribbean Terms "All Inclusive" *
in the Caribbean on Most Sailing yachts under 100 feet)
as EMT, plus
daily snacks and dinner meals, and Standard Ship's Bar*.
Marina fees, vintage wines or unusual bar requests, Scuba Diving
fees, airport transfers, crew gratuity **.
Virgin Island charters rated on CT (Inclusive) terms
also include open ship's bar, excluding vintage wines or
If you charter a yacht rated on
Western Mediterranean Terms (WMT), an Advance Provisioning Allowance
(APA) of about 25 - 30% of the charter fee is collected
just prior to your charter. These funds are used by the skipper to offset expenses
during the charter (fuel, provisions, dockage, etc.) and the skipper
submits a full accounting
along with receipts at the end of the charter or any
time requested by the Charterer. All expenses are charged to the
Charterer at actual cost to the yacht, and
any APA remaining is refunded prior to disembarkation, in cash. Any outstanding
balances are likewise collected in cash or travelers checks before disembarking the yacht.
Your skipper will advise you if any shortfall is expected, so there
are no surprises.
Crew gratuities are both customary, and
discretionary, and of course always gratefully received. Customs vary by
the Caribbean, Bahamas and US cruising areas, we usually recommend a
calculation somewhere between 15% to 20% of the Charter Rate
for a job well done. For exceptional service, you should
consider an exceptional award. Most crew live entirely on
gratuity! In the Mediterranean and Pacific regions, we recommend
about 8% to
15%, for a job well done. The actual amount is always at the Charterer's
sole discretion. Gratuity may be discreetly handed to the
skipper in an envelope at disembarkation; he will distributed this
equally to all crew members, unless you advise otherwise.
These terms are provided as a general
rule of thumb, and every yacht has a different idea of what is
Included. Your proposal will outline the Specific Terms for each
yacht presented for your consideration. The majority of yachts supply
toiletries for guests, as well as hair dryers and beach towels.
Inclusive Rates do NOT include shore-side
purchases such as meals eaten ashore, taxi's or hire of services
provided by others, such as renting Jet-skis from a local supplier. Your charter
specialist will help you estimate the costs of non-included items for the area you are
chartering in, and assist you in keeping expenses within the budget you
designate. Feel free to contact us for any questions you may have
about rates and expenses, or any other matter!