The first step is to let us have as much information as possible so we can advise you on the best yacht for your holiday. We will need to know the dates when you wish to travel, your cruising area of choice, and number of guests in your charter party. We will then provide you with a list of available yachts, which would be suitable for you and your party. Once you have chosen your preferred yacht your charter broker will confirm availability of the yacht, dates, location/cruising area and costs.
When all the details are agreed, a Charter Agreement will be drafted and sent to you for signature. Once we have received the signed Charter Agreement and first payment as detailed, the Agreement is then sent to the owner for countersignature and the Agreement is formed. A completed copy is returned to you for your retention. If the Agreement is not signed by the charter client within 36 hrs of it being sent, the Agreement will be voided and the yacht will become available again.
As part of the process to ensure that your charter is catered to your specifications, we will send you a Preference Sheet questionnaire to give us as much information as possible about the requirements of your charter party. This includes details of your travel arrangements, guests within the party, any special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, general likes and dislikes, and importantly your dietary requirements, so that the chef can tailor the onboard dining accordingly.
Six weeks prior to the commencement of your charter, Oyster Yacht Charter will request the balance payment and, if applicable, the Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), plus any taxes delivery/redelivery fees and security deposit. The APA is forwarded to the Skipper of your Oyster to purchase provisions ready for your arrival.
Prior to your charter commencing we will ask the Captain of the yacht to contact you to discuss any last minute requirements you may have.