Five Ways to Charter Yachts Inexpensively

Five Different Ways to Charter Yachts Inexpensively

Life on the ocean waves on a luxury yacht is the ultimate in first class living but it is well known for being quite an expensive treat. Not only do you have to hire a yacht, but then there is the skipper, the crew, the fuel, the food! It’s definitely not all inclusive. We have a few tips and tricks to make yacht charter better value for money.

1. Share with Other 'Yachties'

The bigger the yacht, the more luxurious it is and the lower the cost per head. This is of course based on the quality of the yacht as well. You could book a large super-yacht all for yourself, but that’s a bit lonely, so why not invite some friends or even some strangers! By the time that you finish your cruise, you’ll have shared an experience that makes you the best of friends. But do make sure everyone has a place to escape to, when the need for a little ‘me-time’ kicks in.

 

2. Go Outside Main Charter Season

Charter seasons vary slightly from one destination to the next, but by going just a couple of weeks outside the main charter season, you can make a reasonably good saving. You are also likely to get a better deal on your flights to the destination this way. Double win!

 

3. Go Older

The slightly older yachts (4 – 8 years old) can be substantially less expensive than the brand-new ones, and let’s face it, they’re just as good. Most of them have the same 'toys' and features as the latest yachts anyway. If you decide to charter a slightly older vessel make sure that you use a reputable charter company and check that insurance is in place (it should be if you use a reputable charter provider). The older vessels can often have a more seasoned crew who really know the cruising grounds – which can make your experience all the more wonderful. You can save up to 20% by going with an older boat. Definitely worth it!

 

4. Book Early

As with hotels, you used to be able to book late and get fantastic deals, but as late bookings have become more typical, there is less of a deal to be had these days. Rather you should be booking early, so that you are one of the first bookings for a season. This means you’re more likely to get a great deal so that the provider knows they’ve hit their break even margin and then can start to push the price up knowing they’ve covered their overheads.

 

4. Use Antlos

Modelled on www.airbnb, www.antlos.com is the perfect way to charter a yacht at low cost. Local skippers offer their boats for charter and charters start from one day on a wide variety of boats from small motor-yachts through to large super-yachts. You can’t rent bareboat (no crew or provisions); even if you are qualified; through this service, but it’s the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax while someone else takes the helm. All the skippers are verified and so you can feel at ease. The only drawback to Antlos is that it isn’t quite everywhere yet and like Air BnB, the checks that Antlos run are hypothetical and content based rather than direct inspection, so you will need to keep your wits about you and make your own judgements. You should also check what is included (i.e. fuel etc.).

 

The alternative, of course, is to make friends with boat owners who are happy for you to join when they take their boats out for a spin! Or you can book a charter for a day or two only as part of a holiday package if your budget won’t stretch to a full week or longer charter.

We have access to some genuinely exciting charter offers. Get in touch with our team to find your perfect charter match based on your preferred destination and vessel type.

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