CHARTER

Our team is made up of superyacht professionals who have access to and pool from all yachts on the global charter market available for charter in Italy. We will send you a selection of yachts based on your criteria. The yachts on our website are merely a small selection of what is available for charter in Italy.

After the availability of your chosen yacht has been verified, you will receive a standard MYBA Charter Agreement for signature.

A deposit of 50 per cent of the total charter fee is payable by bank transfer immediately on signature of the MYBA Charter Agreement. The remaining 50 per cent, plus an Advance Provisioning Allowance, together with any taxes and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer five weeks before the commencement of the charter.

The yacht will be provided to you in full commission and with all necessary equipment, properly insured for marine risks and managed by a Captain and crew, whose wages, food and clothing are paid for by the owner’s account. 

There is an extra 30% of the charter fee, known as the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is due at the time of the final charter payment, to cover for all extras payable by you and comprise (but are not limited to) cover the following items: fuel and lubricating oils for the yacht and tenders; local taxes; pilotage; port, harbour and marina dues; customs clearance; water and electricity; personal laundry; all provisions, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and consumables for the charterer’s party; shoreside excursions, telecommunication and internet costs. Please note that, occasionally, a yacht may offer a variation on the terms described above.

The APA will be given to the captain before the start of your charter. He will ensure that the yacht is fully fuelled and provisioned when you step on board. While an up-to-date summary of accounts can be requested at any time during your charter, a full set of accounts will normally be submitted by your captain at the end of the cruise. If, during the charter, the expenditure exceeds the sum already paid, additional cash funds will be required at once.

All outstanding bills from the yacht charter should be settled in cash or by bank transfer before your final disembarkation. Of course, any remaining credit at the end of your charter will be reimbursed to you in full.

On request, transfer arrangements to and from the yacht will be made by Italy Insight, payment for which can be arranged by credit card, separately to the APA, if you wish.

Please note that due to European Union tax legislation, Value Added Tax is charged on the gross Charter Fee in the country where the charter is taking place. Exact tax amount depends upon your chosen yacht and itinerary – please contact Italy Insight to learn how much tax will be owed on your charter.

Several weeks before you board your yacht, Italy Insight will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire describing the preferences and special needs of all the members of your party, such as dietary or medial requirements, details of any allergies, and your sporting or entertainment requests. This will enable  the crew of your chosen charter yacht to ensure that everything possible is done to make your charter a fabulous experience.

Crew gratuities are completely discretionary, although it is customary for a charterer who has enjoyed the kind and attentive service of an obliging crew to extend a gratuity. Crew gratuities are normally approximately 10 per cent of the charter fee, but can be adjusted up or down according to your level of satisfaction.

The best way to ensure that all crew members receive equal recognition is to entrust the distribution of gratuities to the captain. In this way, inconspicuous crew members such as engineers and culinary staff, who make an important contribution to your enjoyment, will not be overlooked.

There is standard wireless access provided throughout most yachts although in certain areas the service can be limited and cannot be guaranteed. If you anticipate regular use of the internet or require large bandwidths during your charter, please let us know before you board as upgrades may be subject to availability and there is likely to be a charge made to your account according to your requirements.

We strongly recommend charterers take out Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance to protect their investment if unforeseen circumstances prevent or curtail their charter. Additionally, all members of the charter party should be covered by Personal Accident and Medical Insurance, and their personal effects should be insured against theft, loss or damage.

Other forms of insurance, such as Charterer’s Liability may also be prudent. Our brokers will be pleased to assist you with additional advice in this matter.

The recreation equipment listed for the yachts is believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed as they are liable to change at short notice. Should changes become necessary, the owner of the yacht will make every effort possible to comparably replace the equipment. Personal watercraft (jetskis, waverunners etc) require an appropriate operating licence. 

It’s possible to use jetski and watercraft in Capri, Naples and along the Amalfi Coast during daytime only (10:00-17:00 during summer) keeping a safe distance among 500 and 1 mile from the coast. It is forbidden to use the above without the proper safety equipment (helmet, life jacket etc.).  All types of watersports are prohibited around Ischia and Procida islands. Please contact us for further information.

Charter rates are quoted per week for the hire of the yacht. Charters over seven days are calculated pro-rata against the weekly rate divided by seven and multiplied by the number of charter days. Charters less than seven days usually attract a premium, calculated as the weekly rate divided by six, multiplied by the number of days. Certain yachts will apply a minimum amount of days charter which can be confirmed by the broker.

High season rates usually apply to the most popular charter periods, i.e. July/August.

Please note that charter rates contained herein refer to summer 2020 and are believed to be correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

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