Yacht chartering can be confusing when it comes to nailing down just EXACTLY how much it will cost! We’ll try to make it as SIMPLE as possible.
When chartering a yacht, there are three costs involved.
The first cost is fixed and you’ll know exactly what that will be.
The provisioning costs can vary, they are generally estimated at 30-40% of the rental costs. Normally, an “advanced provisioning allowance” is collected prior to the charter. This is normally that same 30-40% of the rental costs. During the charter, the crew tracks all the costs incurred and you’re given a detailed accounting shortly after you get home. These costs are applied to the advanced provisioning allowance and you’re responsible for any overages and you will receive a refund if you didn’t spend it all.
The gratuity is discretionary, but industry standard is 15-20% of the rental costs.
We’ll use a one-week charter for simplicity.
The TOTAL cost for chartering IMPULSE for one week should be approximate:
For a bit more than $10,000 per couple (or even a little less), you can have an ALL INCLUSIVE (all meals, alcohol, and lodging etc.) week-long luxury experience that few others have ever had the opportunity to have!
A bargain, quite frankly.