- Why should I choose Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners?
- What do you do on a yacht charter?
- Motor yacht or Sailing yacht?
- Where will we go?
- How early should I book my charter?
- Do I need a passport?
- What are the hidden expenses?
- How can we be reached while on charter?
- Can I/we take a turn at the helm?
- Will the captain dine with us?
- What is the customary gratuity?
- Should I purchase Yacht Charter Travel Insurance?
- Still have questions?
Why should I choose Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners?
The luxury charter yacht industry is our specialty and our first priority is listening to your yacht charter needs. The team of charter yacht brokers at Rikki Davis Yachts at Churchill Yacht Partners is well trained to take care of your yacht charter from beginning to end. We specialize in making your luxury yacht charter vacation our top priority—unlike companies that make selling a yacht their number one priority and include yacht charter services as an after-thought. We’ve been booking yacht charters for our clients, worldwide, for over 30 years. No matter where you reside or where you want to go, Churchill Yacht Partners will find the perfect crewed charter yacht for your yacht charter
What do you do on a yacht charter?
Activities largely depend on the cruising area. The pace and length of charter is set by you. You can snorkel or dive coral reefs, walk the beaches, enjoy bustling night life, take a walk through rain forests or foot paths to explore ancient ruins or just get away from the hustle of everyday life and relax on the sun-deck and take everything in. The possibilities are endless.
Professional crew members have years of experience catering to discerning yacht owners. You will receive the same impeccable service. The crew is at your disposal and ready to serve you as soon as you arrive on board.
Motor yacht or Sailing yacht?
Motor yachts are usually faster and offer a more stable ride. They tend to have more toys on board, i.e. wave runners, kayaks and Jaccuzis. Sailing yachts are for those who wish to experience the feel of the ocean under sail. Both types offer the same level of luxury and service.
Where will we go?
Your interests will determine your itinerary. Your charter broker and your captain will have specific recommendations to make your trip a memorable success.
How early should I book my charter?
To ensure getting the perfect yacht, a year in advance is recommended if you are planning your trip during the busy season. Luxury charter yachts book quickly for these times, especially holidays.
Do I need a passport?
Yes. Any time a US citizen leaves the country, Homeland Security requires citizens to have a valid passport.
What are the hidden expenses?
When budgeting for your luxury yacht charter, you should keep in mind airfare, dockage fees, food and beverages, fuel and crew gratuity.
How can we be reached while on charter?
Your Rikki Davis Yachts charter broker will provide you with a cell phone number and/or Sat COM number for your yacht. There will be additional charges for phone usage. You may also bring your own cell phone while on charter or ask the captain to rent one on your behalf.
Can I/we take a turn at the helm?
Most captains enjoy sharing the helm with the guests at an appropriate time. The captain will not allow guests to take the helm during docking maneuvers.
Will the captain dine with us?
As a rule, no. If you’d like the captain to join you and your guests for a meal, please ask ahead of time.
What is the customary gratuity?
There are two alternatives: Take the gratuity (we suggest anything between 10 and 20% of the charter fee) in cash or traveler’s checks and give it to the captain upon disembarkation to distribute among the crew. Alternatively, send the funds to your Rikki Davis Yachts broker for safekeeping in our escrow account. Notify us when you want it to be released.
Should I purchase Yacht Charter Travel Insurance?
We highly recommend all clients purchase Yacht Charter Trip Interruption and/or Cancellation Insurance. We can provide you with contact information for agents that deal exclusively with yacht charter trip cancellation insurance. You want to make sure your travel insurance not only covers health and medical issues, but also force majeure (acts of God). With potential hurricanes and volcano interruptions around the world, one can never predict if they will have troubles reaching their yacht. A small premium goes a long way in protecting your valuable vacation.
Still have questions?
Our team of charter yacht brokers is always available to assist you. Call or e-mail us today and we can discuss the many opportunities that await you. It’s our pleasure to help you make your luxury charter yacht vacation a complete success!