All initial prices are shown as “from” and the price that you pay depends on the type of charter you take, fully crewed and inclusive or partial board, as well as the number of guests in your party.
All prices are based on seven nights. 6 nights can be pro-rated, and 5 nights and under has a surcharge on it. Additionally, Xmas and New Years’ weeks ALWAYS are the most expensive weeks of the year and have usually a hefty surcharge.
Some yachts, also have a low season rate that runs from May 15th to December 15th and a high season otherwise. It is all a bit of a minefield. Respite at Sea (which is one of my favorite yachts) does not have low and high season rates.
2 pax: $23,500
3 Pax: $24,250
4 pax: $25,000
5 pax: $25,750
6 pax: $26,500You can take off $150 per person on the rates if you are doing half board, where you have 4 lunches and 3 dinners ashore. Their Xmas and New Years’ week rate is $34,500 This yacht also has a Captain Only Rate of $16,000.
This rate means that you get the Boat, the Captain, and the mate along with all the furnishings and toys on board, but you then cook, clean, provision, and pay all expenses on top such as food, beverage, fuel. This of course, for 6 guests can work out quite a bit less expensive than the $26,500 price for 6 guests.
You must consider a 20% industry standard for the crew adjusted up or down on top of the yacht charter price.