As with any holiday type, for yacht charters, you should decide on the services you will receive during your vacations. The services you will receive during the holiday are important to make sure that you have an enjoyable and peaceful holiday. However, the types of services on the yacht holiday are slightly different than other holiday types. By knowing yourself, knowing what you want and making a proper search, you can make conscious choices and spend a pleasant yacht holiday.
Having a captain on board or not is the most important issue to decide on when chartering a yacht. You must choose among bareboat or skippered rental alternatives. If you have the necessary license and experience in using a yacht of similar size, you can choose the bareboat alternative. On the other hand, if you do not have a license or if you want to spend more time with your loved ones and spare more time for yourself during the holiday, then, you can spend a comfortable holiday with the skippered rental option.
You must then choose between crewed or non-crewed charter. You can choose from a variety of alternatives, such as a cook, service personnel and babysitter. For crewed rentals, you need to make sure that the yacht you rent has cabins for the crew too. Finally, after planning the supply and cooking issues, you can start making your cruise plan. There are two issues you need to decide on food: who will deal with the supply of food provisions and who will be responsible for food preparation. For sailboat and catamaran rentals, the charterer is usually responsible for the supply of food provisions and food preparation. In most of the cases, before the check-in, the boat owner supplies the food provisions on the shopping list provided by the renter. For gulet and motor yacht charters, the crew is usually responsible for the supply of food provisions and meal preparation. All-inclusive fix menu options are also available for these yacht types.