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How to book your luxury yacht charter?
How to book your luxury yacht charter?

How to book your luxury yacht charter?

15 August 2023

Booking a luxury yacht charter usually involves several steps, but don’t worry it’s a pretty simple process.

1. Determine budget and preferences

Determine your budget and preferred destination(s) – Yacht charters can vary in price depending on the size and type of yacht, the duration of the charter, and the location. Determine how much you can afford and where you would like to sail.

2. Contact a charter broker

Choose a reputable yacht charter company – Research different yacht charter companies and read reviews from previous customers. Choose a company that is reputable, experienced, and has a good safety record.

How to select a charter broker?

3. Choose a yacht...and a crew

Yachts come in different sizes and styles, so choose one that suits your needs and preferences. Consider factors such as the number of guests, amenities (fleet of water toys, stabilisers etc.), chef’s specialities, general layout, crew reputation, and whether you prefer a sailboat or motor yacht.

Don’t focus too much on the yacht: a friendly, professional, and experienced crew is 50% of a successful charter.

5. Read and sign the charter contract

The yacht charter company will provide a contract that outlines the terms of the charter, including the price, payment schedule, cancellation policy, and other important details.

Read the contract carefully and make sure you understand all the terms before signing. 

Discuss with your charter broker if you have any special requirements (mobility, transfer, cancellation insurance, dietary needs…)

6. Provide payment

Most yacht charter companies require a deposit (50% for the MYBA contract at the signature of the agreement) to secure the booking, with the balance due closer to the charter date.

Once you have completed these steps, you are ready to embark on your yacht charter adventure!

About the author: Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or

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