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What should I pack for a yacht charter?
What should I pack for a yacht charter?

What should I pack for a yacht charter?

27 August 2023

Are you planning on embarking on a luxurious yacht charter this summer?

You may be wondering what type of clothing and attire is appropriate for such an extravagant excursion. Check out our guide on what to wear on a yacht charter. From breathable fabrics to stylish swimwear, we’ve got you covered.

Dress for the occasion

When packing for your yacht charter, it is important to keep in mind the type of occasion you will be attending. If it’s a formal event, you’ll want to pack cocktail dresses, suits, and dress shoes. For a more casual gathering, pack some comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather conditions. 

While yacht charters can be a fun and exciting adventure, it’s important to remember that it is also a luxurious and sophisticated experience. Keep your attire classy and elegant, avoiding anything too revealing or flashy. Stick to classic, timeless pieces that will make you feel confident and sophisticated.

Stay comfortable and practical

While dressing for the occasion is important, you should also prioritize comfort and practicality. Yacht charters often involve a lot of walking, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes that are easy to move around in. In addition, you should dress in layers to accommodate changes in temperature throughout the day.

Dress appropriately for water activities: yacht charters often involve water activities such as swimming and snorkeling. Be sure to pack appropriate swimwear and cover-ups. You may also want to bring water shoes or sandals for walking on the beach or rocky shores.

Mind the weather

When packing for your yacht charter, be sure to check the weather forecast ahead of time. Depending on the location and season, you may need to pack additional items such as sunscreen, hats, and rain gear. It’s always better to be overprepared than caught off guard.

Advice from a charter broker

  • No shoes policy: don’t forget that the majority of luxury yachts do not allow the wearing of shoes on board. There is a good reason for this rule: heels can damage teak decks and dirty soles can leave unsightly scuff marks.
    Read our post: Yacht charter etiquette, Do’ s and Don’ts
  • Accessories: women can never have enough accessories, and that goes for the yachting lifestyle too. Hats, sunglasses, sandals and headbands come in handy on a yacht charter.
  • Linen and cotton: linen is a lightweight, breathable fabric that’s perfect for keeping cool in the sun. Unlike heavy cotton or synthetic materials, linen won’t cling to your skin or trap sweat, making it a comfortable choice for hot weather. Light cotton is also a great choice and can be worn in the form of a polo shirt, button-down, or even a T-shirt. 
  • Comfort and style: when it comes to yachting attire, comfort and style are key.

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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