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The Ultimate Yacht Charter Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts
The Ultimate Yacht Charter Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

The Ultimate Yacht Charter Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts

16 August 2022

All you ever wanted to know

For guests – especially new charterers – who want to have a fabulous holiday on board a yacht, there are a few rules of etiquette to follow.

Following a few simple rules of yacht charter etiquette will help your trip run smoothly.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts to make your luxury holiday more enjoyable:

How to be a perfect charterer

  • Do Respect the crew and keep them informed.
  • Do respect the barefoot rule on board.
  • Anticipate crew cleaning times.
  • Be flexible with your itinerary (depending on the weather and if you opt for a last-minute charter).
  • Fill in the preference form in advance: a must for the crew in preparation for your charter.
  • Do not pollute the sea and waste fresh water.
  • Do not expect the crew to babysit your children.
  • Do not do anything illegal (drugs, weapons…).
  • Do not violate the smoking policy.
  • Do not enter crew areas without permission.
  • You must be in possession of a valid passport and the necessary visas and charter contract forms before embarking on your charter. It is a good idea to have a copy of your personal documents with you when you leave the yacht. As always, ask the captain and crew for advice on what is best.

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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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