A Step-by-Step Guide
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Embark on a voyage where the serene embrace of the Mediterranean's azure waters meets the pinnacle of luxury and freedom. At Yacht IN, we craft unparalleled yachting experiences that transform your aspirations into reality. Whether a seasoned mariner or a first-time charterer, our comprehensive guide ensures your journey is nothing short of extraordinary.

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Setting the Scene Your Dream Vacation Begins

Imagine awakening to the gentle lull of the waves, exploring secluded coves, and indulging in gourmet delicacies prepared just for you—all from the sanctuary of your private yacht. This is more than a vacation; it is an exquisitely curated experience, tailored to your desires. Here is how we bring your vision to life.

Yacht in Croatia

Step 1: Setting Your Budget and Understanding Costs

Navigating the financial intricacies of a yacht charter involves more than just the base fee. An elegant breakdown of what to anticipate includes:

  • Charter Fee: The cost of hiring the yacht, including its equipment, yacht’s linen, crew, insurance and a variety of water toys.
  • VAT: Varies by country within the Mediterranean, from 5.6% in Greece to 22% in Italy. Note that VAT systems can differ significantly in other cruising grounds, such as the Caribbean.
  • APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance): covers all costs incurred during your charter week including fuel, food and beverages for your party, berthing dues and other harbour charges, agent’s fee where applicable and hire or purchase costs of any special equipment placed onboard at your request, and typically amounts between 25 to 40% of the charter fee.
  • Delivery/Redelivery Fees: These fees cover the fuel costs associated with delivering or redelivering the yacht to a port other than its homeport. This applies if you wish to embark or disembark the yacht from a location different from its homeport.
  • Crew Tips: While tipping the crew is entirely at your discretion, charter brokers often recommend a gratuity of 5-15% of the charter fee to acknowledge exceptional service.

Our charter brokers provide a meticulous estimate, ensuring transparency and facilitating a seamless planning process devoid of hidden costs.

Yacht Crew Croatia

Step 2: Choosing Your Destination and Travel Time

The Mediterranean, a rich tapestry of exclusive destinations, awaits your exploration. Whether drawn to the vibrant culture of Croatia, the timeless allure of the French Riviera, or the scenic splendor of Italy, each locale offers a distinct charm. Consider these travel times:

  • High Season (July-August): The zenith of activity, featuring bustling ports, prestigious events, and splendid weather. Early reservations are essential to secure your preferred yacht.
  • Low Season (April-June, September-October): A period of delightful weather, competitive rates, and a tranquil ambiance—ideal for a more relaxed and intimate experience.

Each season offers unique allure, allowing you to tailor your journey to your preferences.

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Step 3: Selecting the Perfect Yacht

Your yacht is your sanctuary on the water, reflecting your style and needs. Considerations include:

  • Size and Type: Charter yachts typically accommodate 6-12 guests. Options range from elegant sailing yachts and spacious catamarans to sophisticated motor yachts and opulent superyachts.
  • Amenities: Prioritize what’s important to you—sumptuous cabins, a deck jacuzzi, an array of water toys, or an onboard gym.

Our experienced charter consultants will match you with the ideal yacht, enhancing your Mediterranean holiday.

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Step 4: Personalizing Your Experience

Upon booking, you’ll complete a Preference Form to customize every detail of your voyage:

  • Guest Information: Provide passport details, cabin arrangements, and any special needs.
  • Food and Beverage Preferences: Share your favorite dishes, dietary restrictions, and preferred beverages.
  • Activities and Excursions: Specify interests such as snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, or cultural tours.
  • Additional Requests: Any special arrangements, such as celebrations, bespoke spa treatments, or unique experiences.

This personalized approach ensures that every moment of your charter aligns with your tastes and desires.

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Step 5: Planning Your Itinerary

Our charter brokers and captains excel in crafting unforgettable itineraries. Share your desired destinations and activities, and they will handle the rest, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable journey. Flexibility is key, as weather conditions may require adjustments. Trust in their expertise to navigate any changes and deliver an exceptional experience.

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Step 6: Enjoying Your Vacation

From the moment you step aboard, you are enveloped in luxury and comfort. Your captain and crew provide a warm welcome and comprehensive orientation, ensuring your every need is met. Throughout your journey, our team remains in constant contact to address any needs or preferences, ensuring your trip is smooth and delightful.

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Step 7: Sharing Your Experience

After your charter, we seek your feedback to continually enhance our services. Your insights help us ensure that every guest enjoys an exceptional experience. If your cruise exceeded expectations, consider booking the same yacht for next year or exploring new options.

Why Choose Yacht IN?

At Yacht IN, we offer more than just a charter; we offer a bespoke experience. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Expert Guidance: Our charter brokers are with you every step of the way, from planning to sailing.
  • Personalized Service: Every detail is tailored to your preferences, ensuring a unique and unforgettable journey.
  • Exclusive Yachts: We offer a wide selection of top-tier yachts, each inspected and approved by our team.
  • Local Knowledge: Our brokers and captains possess in-depth knowledge of Mediterranean destinations, ensuring the best possible routes and experiences.
  • Trustworthy and Professional: Our yacht charter brokers adhere to a strict professional ethical code and follow all industry standards set by the

    MYBA association. They are also accredited members of the CYBA association, ensuring you are dealing with the best in the industry. 

Ready to Embark on Your Ultimate Yacht Charter?

Contact our dedicated Charter Specialists today to start planning your dream vacation.

Barbara Grgurević Škoda: +385 99 819 5889 | barbara@yacht-in.com
Sanja Nevešćanin: +385 99 528 0871 | sanja@yacht-in.com

Explore the beauty of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean with Yacht IN, and let us show you the world of yachting at its very best. Your dream vacation awaits!