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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 luxurious 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 yacht charter more enjoyable:

Do's: how to be a perfect charterer

  • Complete the Preferences Form in advance so your crew can prepare your yacht based on your specific needs and preferences.
  • Do Respect the crew and keep them informed of your decision.
  • The barefoot policy: the barefoot rule represents a longstanding tradition aimed at maintaining the pristine condition of sensitive teak decking.
  • Anticipate crew cleaning times.
  • Be flexible with your itinerary (depending on the weather and especially if you opt for a last-minute charter).

Read our FAQ to find out more about your next luxury vacation.


  • 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 onboard smoking policy.
  • Do not enter crew areas without permission.

Remi van der Deure, Charter Broker at Charterminte adds: “It is a good idea to have a copy of your personal documents with you when you leave the yacht. As always, ask your charter broker, the captain or crew for advice on what is best.

Remi van der Deure also underscores the importance of securing a valid passport, obtaining the requisite visas, and finalizing all charter contract documentation prior to embarkation.

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Post updated April 8, 2024
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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