Points to Think About for a Yacht Party Rental
Life on a luxury yacht is the good life that most people dream of but only a few can actually enjoy. And then came along the yacht party rental industry that bridged the gap between the haves and the have-nots if only for a few hours, days and weeks. An increasing number of the Joneses have availed of these yacht rentals to be in the league of the Trumps, Gates and Abramovichs of the world, so to speak.
Before you go traipsing into the office of a yacht rental company or logging into its official website, it pays to know certain things about their rentals. At the very least, you can choose the yacht for the party with an informed mind, which definitely beats being a total ignoramus in the matter.
Cost of the Rental
Your first consideration in looking for the right yacht party rental is arguably its cost especially when you are operating within a set budget. For example, if you are planning a wedding reception on a rented yacht, it is not only the rental cost that must be considered. You must also factor in the costs for the food, the décor and the staff.
Most companies offer packages for special events with specific rates. Your choice will then be made easier although you can always ask for personalized touches at additional cost.
Keep in mind, too, that yacht rental can either be bareboat or bareboat with skipper or crewed yacht. Bareboat is obviously the cheapest option while crewed yacht is the most expensive, all other things like destination, number of people and season being equal.
The next consideration in yacht party rental is the planned itinerary. The general rule is that the farther away the planned destinations are from the boat’s home port, the more expensive the rate will be. This also applies to the number of days that the yacht will be used, the number of crew on the ship and the number of amenities present in the boat.
Many luxury yachts for rent have localized destinations although many other companies also offer overseas voyages. If possible, you must present a planned itinerary for the yacht and then be ready to compromise with the company and the captain, if he is going with the group, about the destinations.
You may want to sail the entire Caribbean region but that may not be possible due to reasons like weather patterns, piracy on the highs seas and available budget, among other factors. Indeed, a luxury yacht party rental may be at your disposal but you must also be flexible to account for the uncontrollable factors that affect travel on the seas.
When you are negotiating the terms of the boat charter, you must be ready with a list of your needs, preferences and special requirements. This way, the company and the crew will have clear ideas of what are expected of them while you will know about the things that you can expect from these professionals. We cannot overemphasize the fact that, like any other contract, a yacht party rental demands good faith from both parties to ensure smooth sailing, literally and figuratively.