CHARTER A YACHT

“This is the ultimate holiday, the most curated vacation.”

Sophia Tutino

Why charter a yacht?

A yachting holiday is like no other.  Experience luxury,  dine with a private chef, pamper yourself with crew at your service, enjoy privacy, freedom, flexibility, unforgettable memories, reconnect with family & friends, explore secluded bays, night-life, sun, sea and sand…Sold? Contact Sophia Tutino Yachting to book your next yachting holiday.

Which yacht to charter?

We have chosen for you a few selected yachts available for charter worldwide in order to give you an indication of charter price, volume and style. We have access to over 3000 commercially registered crewed yachts globally.

O’PTASIA

  • Length – 85m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 28
  • Builder – Golden Yachts
  • Year Built – 2018
  • Weekly Rate – from 800000 EUR

EMINENCE

  • Length – 78.44m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 24
  • Builder – Abeking & Rasmussen
  • Year Built – 2008
  • Weekly Rate – from 800000 USD

SOLO

  • Length – 72.00m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 18
  • Builder – Tankoa
  • Year Built – 2018
  • Weekly Rate – from 650000 EUR

APOGEE

  • Length – 62.50m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 17
  • Builder – Codecasa
  • Year Built – 2003
  • Weekly Rate – from 330000 EUR

THE WELLESLEY

  • Length – 56.20m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 12
  • Builder – Oceanco
  • Year Built – 1993
  • Weekly Rate – from 220000 EUR

MALAHNE

  • Length – 50.00m
  • Guests – 10
  • Crew – 11
  • Builder – Camper & Nicholsons
  • Year Built – 1937
  • Weekly Rate – from 145000 EUR

ASHENA

  • Length – 45.50m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 12
  • Builder – Custom Built
  • Year Built – 2006
  • Weekly Rate – from 105000 USD

CLAN III

  • Length – 45.00m
  • Guests – 6
  • Crew – 6
  • Builder – Perini Navi
  • Year Built – 2011
  • Weekly Rate – from 120000 USD

SILVERWIND

  • Length – 43.63m
  • Guests – 11
  • Crew – 8
  • Builder – International Shipyard Ancona
  • Year Built – 2014
  • Weekly Rate – from 130000 EUR

ICE LADY

  • Length – 43.30m
  • Guests – 10
  • Crew – 10
  • Builder – Helsingfors
  • Year Built – 1959
  • Weekly Rate – from 100000 EUR

iRAMA

  • Length – 41.80m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 7
  • Builder – Concept Marine
  • Year Built – 2019 / Year Refit 2020
  • Weekly Rate – from 145000 EUR

OVER THE RAINBOW

  • Length – 35.00m
  • Guests – 10
  • Crew – 5
  • Builder – A.M. Dickie & Sons
  • Year Built – 1930
  • Weekly Rate – from 65000 EUR

CLAREMONT

  • Length – 32.00m
  • Guests – 8
  • Crew – 4
  • Builder – VGB Superyachts
  • Year Built – 2009
  • Weekly Rate – from 53400 EUR

VESPUCCI

  • Length – 30.50m
  • Guests – 10
  • Crew – 5
  • Builder – CRN Ancona
  • Year Built – 1978
  • Weekly Rate – from 40000 EUR

ALLURES

  • Length – 30.50m
  • Guests – 8
  • Crew – 5
  • Builder – Compositeworks
  • Year Built – 2006
  • Weekly Rate – from 50000 EUR

VIVALDI

  • Length – 29.50m
  • Guests – 12
  • Crew – 4
  • Builder – Monte Carlo Yachts
  • Year Built – 2018
  • Weekly Rate – from 72000 EUR

ESMERALDA OF THE SEAS

  • Length – 29.50m
  • Guests – 11
  • Crew – 5
  • Builder – Monte Carlo Yachts
  • Year Built – 2018
  • Weekly Rate – from 80000 EUR

INVICTUS

  • Length – 25.20m
  • Guests – 9
  • Crew – 3
  • Builder – Azimut
  • Year Built – 2017
  • Weekly Rate – from 40000 EUR

REHAB

  • Length – 21.00m
  • Guests – 4
  • Crew – 2
  • Builder – Sunseeker
  • Year Built – 2004
  • Weekly Rate – from 22500 EUR

NADAMAS

  • Length – 21.10m
  • Guests – 6
  • Crew – 2
  • Builder – Hanse
  • Year Built – 2017
  • Weekly Rate – from 17000 EUR

OCEAN MED

  • Length – 17.86m
  • Guests – 9
  • Crew – 3
  • Builder – Privilege
  • Year Built – 2004
  • Weekly Rate – from 16000 EUR

SERENITY

  • Length – 15.85m
  • Guests – 10
  • Crew – 3
  • Builder – Lagoon
  • Year Built – 2015
  • Weekly Rate – from 12600 EUR

Where to charter a yacht

We have chosen for you a few selected destinations available for charter around the globe.

WEST & EAST MEDITERRANEAN

This is the Number 1 stomping ground for yacht charters in Summer. Best period to go is from May to October.

NORTHERN EUROPE & THE BALTICS

The Norwegian Fjords in particular offer great sheltered cruising. Best period to go is between May and August.

CARIBBEAN

This is still the principal winter destination with guaranteed beautiful weather conditions and lots of International connections for easy access. Best period to go is from December to May.

BAHAMAS

This is the favourite destination for the American market. Best period to go is from December to May.

SEYCHELLES AND MALDIVES

If you are looking for pristine beaches and a quieter alternative to the Caribbean, you will love this area. Best period to go is between December and May.

SOUTH EAST ASIA

Increasing in popularity with Thailand and Indonesia leading the way. This is an all year round charter destination.

SOUTH PACIFIC

If you have cruised most of the Med and looking to charter a yacht between June and September, this is a great alternative. This is an all year round charter destination.

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

The outback has a vast amount of natural beauty coupled with beautiful weather. The best period to go in between November and May.

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

With plenty of stunning sites, sun and serious entertainment, book a trip to this part of the world for a truly Latino experience. The best time to visit is between June to August.

ANTARTICA

Looking for something different and more adventurous? Book a unique holiday to Antartica. The best time to visit is between November to March and from August to September.

NORTH AMERICA

A fun, exciting destination with plenty to enjoy. The best time to visit is between May to June and from August to September.

How to charter a yacht

The Charter Process in 10 simple steps…

ENQUIRY / CRITERIA

YACHT SELECTION

NEGOTIATION / DISCUSSION

OFFER

CHARTER AGREEMENT

DEPOSIT PAYMENT

CHARTERER’S PREFERENCES

BESPOKE ITINERARY

BALANCE PAYMENT

EMBARKATION

Frequently Asked Questions

The 10 most Frequently Asked Questions…

Q. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CHARTER A YACHT?

A. The price of a yacht, whether sailing or motor, will depend on certain criteria such as the length, number of cabins, age of construction, ship builder and the offered location.

Q. WHAT IS THE MINIMUM LENGTH OF CHARTER?

A. Published charter rates are usually quoted per week for the hire of the yacht. Seven days is generally the minimum charter period accepted by most yachts, although charters can be for any duration under or over seven days. Please be precise with the length of your charter at the enquiry stage.

Q. WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE MY CHARTER BROKER TO RECEIVE THE MOST SUITABLE YACHT OPTIONS?

A. The more criteria you give, the more precise the selection is. The most important criteria to provide would be:

– Preferred dates of charter (are they flexible or fixed?)

– Length of the charter

– Location of the charter

– The number of people sleeping on board (including the charter party breakdown for the right cabin configuration)

– The type of yacht: sailing, motor or catamaran

– The budget: it is often hard to give a budget when you charter for the first time. But an approx. budget will help the search.

– The interior style you prefer – modern, classic or classic-modern.

Q. WHAT IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE CHARTER PRICE?

A. The charter price (published price) includes the hire of the yacht together with its crew, crew food and the yacht’s insurance (although the Charterer is responsible for his own personal travel & Charterer’s liability insurance).

Q. WHAT ARE THE EXTRA COSTS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION?

A. All operational expenses are extra and to the Charterer’s account, such as fuel, port fees, food and beverages, personal laundry, local taxes, customs formalities, charges for water, electricity and ship’s agency fees etc. Generally speaking, we estimate these costs in the region of 30% of the weekly charter price, although this could vary depending upon the type of cuisine you select, your choice of yacht and the extent of cruising undertaken.

Therefore, a 30% Advance Provisioning Allowance, (or A.P.A.) will be required at least 4 weeks prior to embarkation (together with the balance payment) for the crew to fully provision the yacht according to your requests. A fully itemised set of accounts with supporting receipts will be provided at the end of the charter and any outstanding amount left-over will be returned to you.

VAT (Value Added Tax) is charged on the agreed charter price in territorial waters. Rates vary according to the place of embarkation and the chosen itinerary. Your broker will be able to advise you on the latest tax situation for any country you wish to visit.

Relocation fees (or delivery / redelivery fees) can be charged should you wish to start a charter in a port that is distant from the yacht’s home port, within reasonable distance. It is industry standards to charge the fuel consumption only (not the time) to relocate a yacht. These are often negotiated should your enquiry fit within the yacht’s cruising schedule or take the yacht closer to its following bookings.

A security deposit is customary during event charters such as the MIPIM, Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix. It is very rare to pay a security deposit for a standard yacht charter.

Q. WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS FOR A CHARTER?

A. A deposit of 50% of the total agreed charter price is payable by bank transfer on signature of the Charter Agreement. This confirms your booking. The remaining 50% of the agreed charter price, plus the Advance Provisioning Allowance, together with any VAT, delivery/redelivery fees and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer 4 weeks before the charter commences.

If the charter is booked less than 4 weeks prior to the embarkation date, then the full funds are due upon signing the charter agreement.

Q. CAN I SPECIFY THE FOOD AND WINE TO BE SERVED ABOARD THE YACHT?

A. A charterer’s Information Sheet will be sent to you after the booking in order for you to give as much detail as you can to the crew in order to prepare for your arrival: passenger’s list, the dietary requirements, soft drinks list, alcohol list, on-shore activities, preferred newspapers etc.

Q. CAN I DECIDE ON THE ITINERARY?

A. Absolutely. The captain of the yacht and your charter expert at Sophia Tutino Yachting will create a bespoke itinerary according to your preferences. The route the yacht will cover during your charter will be limited to the starting port and ending port as well as the cruising area specified on the charter contract. All itineraries are weather permitting and at the captain’s discretion to ensure the safety of the passengers.

Q. CAN I SMOKE ON BOARD THE YACHT?

A. Smoking is not permitted inside most yachts. For safety reasons, smoking in cabins and staterooms is prohibited on all yachts. Some yachts will allow smoking in designated outdoor areas.

Q. AM I PERMITTED TO USE THE YACHT’S TOYS AND SCUBA EQUIPMENT?

A. In certain countries a Certificate of Competency is required to participate in water sports activities (jet skis, wave runners and other mechanically propelled watercraft).

If members of your party do not have the required licences/certificates we can arrange for an instructor to come on board the yacht during the charter to issue a certificate.

Certain areas prohibit the use of motorised water toys altogether. Use of personal watercraft is only permitted subject to the operator having the appropriate license and meeting with local operating regulations. Any liability arising from non-compliance is entirely at the operator’s risk. If the yacht has SCUBA equipment on board, it may only be used by certified divers holding a certified PADI license or equivalent.

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