Navigating the Waters of Catamaran Charters: What's Not Included?

Chartering a yacht promises an unforgettable adventure, but it's crucial to be aware of what's not included to ensure a smooth sailing experience.

Being well-informed about what's not included in your catamaran charter allows you to plan and budget effectively, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable sailing experience.

Here's a breakdown of aspects often not covered in your yacht charter:

1. Provisions

Most charters do not include food and beverages. Plan to provision your catamaran with the essentials or explore local markets and restaurants during your journey. Additionally, you have the option to hire a hostess or a chef for assistance with provisions and cooking during their catamaran journey.

2. Fuel

Fuel costs are typically not included in the charter price. Be prepared to cover expenses related to operating the engines, generators, and water toys.

3. Mooring Fees and Marina Costs

Mooring fees, docking charges, and marina expenses are typically not included. Budget accordingly for the nights spent in marinas or using mooring balls, bearing in mind that marina costs may vary based on popularity. Particularly in Croatia, where it's not possible to book a berth in advance, flexibility in choosing docking spots becomes essential.

4. Crew Gratuity

It's customary to tip the crew based on their service. The standard gratuity is around 10-20% of the charter cost.

5. Optional Extras

While some larger catamarans may come equipped with water toys, it's common for charterers to incur additional costs for optional extras like beach towels, diving equipment, paddle boards, or kayaks. Confirm the availability and pricing of these items with the charter company to plan accordingly.

6. Travel Insurance

Every catamaran involves a security deposit, akin to a hotel. While the catamaran charter includes insurance for the vessel, it's recommended to have travel insurance covering personal accidents, health emergencies, and trip cancellations.

7. Cleaning Fees

Most charter companies charge a cleaning fee paid in advance; ensure the catamaran is returned in the same condition to avoid additional cleaning costs.

8. Communication Costs

While most boats typically include either 20GB or unlimited data for a week, it's advisable to check with the provider regarding available options and associated charges when making your reservation.

9. Special Events or Permits

If you plan to host events or require special permits, these are generally not part of the standard charter package. Verify any additional permissions needed.

Always communicate with the charter company to clarify any uncertainties and make the most of your nautical adventure.

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