From when to book to what insurance to take out, there are several things we recommend doing when booking your next sailing holiday.
For your peace of mind, read through our tips and if you want to know more about bareboat, flotilla, or by-the-cabin charters, speak to me or someone else in our team and we will be happy to share our advice.
Just get in touch and give us a call between 9am and 5.30pm from Monday to Friday.
1. Secure your yacht charter in advance
It’s often better to find and book your yacht well in advance of your travel date.
On all charters, a refundable damage deposit is placed on a credit card at embarkation. This is held on the card in case of damage to the boat and can cost around £2000 but depends on the size of the yacht.
You may be able to insure this payment directly with the operator, or alternatively with a third party.
Damage deposit waiver insurance for your charter will give you piece of mind in case of any accidental damage which happens on the boat as the deposit will be refunded to you in event of a claim by the operator.
Clients have recommendedYacht Pool insuranceto us,but we recommend you do your own research into this.
5. Be aware of mandatory and optional extras
Depending on the operator, it’s likely there will be mandatory extras when you book a LateSail yacht charter. These extras include things such as charges for cleaning at the end of the charter, outboard engine and in some rare cases bed linen.
We will confirm what the mandatory extras are when we send you your quote and again at booking confirmation stage, but please check with us if you have any questions.
There are also optional extras to consider – for example provisioning packs can be booked in advance with some operators to save you the hassle of going grocery shopping when you arrive.
Elsewhere in the world, a sailing resume should be widely accepted.
There can be exceptions, so for monohulls bigger than 50ft or catamarans bigger than 45ft, check with us before booking.
For peace of mind, we recommend double checking you’ve got the appropriate qualifications with us before booking and making the final payment.
7. Arrange your transfer before departure
Our knowledge of the charter bases around the world means we are well placed to help give you advice on transfers from the local airport.
Most bases are situated in main towns so it shouldn’t be a problem getting from the airport to the marina. Usually there will be a bus service, taxi rank or even Uber.
If you need some help, we can arrange transfers for you with the operator.
Just let us know when making your booking and we will be pleased to help.
8. Complete the booking paperwork
When you confirm your booking, you will receive details to log in to the secure customer area of our website.
Here you will find base information and any other important documents for your charter.
You will also need to complete a few tasks such as filling in our booking form and uploading your crew list. You will also need to upload copies of your qualifications.
The sooner you do this small bit of admin, the sooner you can sit back and look forward to your charter!
Get in touch
Contact us if you have any more questions about booking a yacht charter. With a combined 50 years of experience, our team knows all there is to know about the world of yacht chartering.
If you want to know more about bareboat, flotilla, or by-the-cabin charters, speak to one of our experts who will be happy to share their knowledge with you. Use our price comparison tool to search for charters by date or destination, request a quote or contact our team on 01227 479 900.
We love being on the water and it’s our ambition to enable others to share our love of sailing.
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