FAQ Category: 1. Booking a Yacht Charter

In this faq section, we answer questions pertaining to booking a yacht charter. From payments to insurance, we discuss the ins and outs of booking your yacht charter

What is my relationship with a yacht charter broker?

Loosely this brings you to your part! You arrive at a website like H2O Luxury Yachts. Each Yacht Brokerage has its own set of boats that they “prefer” booking. Their..

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How do the Yacht Brokers know the yachts?

In pure form, Boat Shows! Good yacht brokers attend at a minimum. Hundreds of boats show every year where they can board the yachts, meet the crew, and see if..

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Why do most sites seem to have the same yacht search engines?

Many have the same yacht search engines as there are only a few of them IN the industry, and each one seems to deal with different segments of the yachts...

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What is a Yacht Clearinghouse?

A Yacht Clearinghouse is different than a broker, and every boat will (should) have one. The Yacht Clearinghouse role is to be a go-between the boat and the broker. They..

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Do Charter Brokers own the yachts they offer?

It will help you if you think of charter yacht brokers as travel agents who specialize in yacht vacations. Most charter brokers do not “own” any yachts, but specialize in..

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Who owns the charter yachts?

Yachts are either privately owned or part of a fleet. Mainly an owner decides that he wants to offer his yacht for charter for whatever reason. He or She has..

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Our flight lands the day before our charter begins. Where should we stay?

Good thinking. We always recommend our travelers arrive the day before the private charter. Most of our yacht charters begin in fabulous destinations, so you’ll simply have an extra evening..

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We fly into St. Thomas but the yacht’s docked on Tortola. How should we get there?

It’s much easier than you might think. You have a few different options to reach your luxury charter from St. Thomas airport. The mode of transportation you choose comes down..

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Is travel insurance an absolute must?

Travel insurance is always a good idea. Basic insurance coverage ranges from four-to-seven percent depending on your getaway of choice. In some cases, your yacht charter might require insurance. Globetrotting..

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How much gratuity should I leave the crew?

It’s your call! The industry standard is 20% percent of the charter fee, but it’s at your discretion to tip more or less based on how you feel about the..

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