Crewed yacht charters range from $10,000 per week to $60,000.00 per week. Luxury Motor yachts start closer to $40,000.00 per week.
Once you decide on the yacht, Epic puts a complimentary reservation on the yacht. Next a contract is drawn up and details to proceed with the booking are solidified. Your deposit is also required at this time. Travel arrangements can be finalized. If you are more than 6 months away from your charter dates, a 25% deposit is required. Then 25% at 6 months out and the final 50% is due 45 days before the charter. Your monies are held in escrow and the yacht is paid right before your charter.
15-20% of the charter cost is the standard crew gratuity. Your crew is on call 24/7 working hard to ensure you have the vacation of your dreams. They begin preparing for your charter from the moment they receive your requests. The crew’s goal is also to provide you with exemplary service. The gratuity is given to the crew at the end of the charter in cash or travelers checks.
In the unlikely event of you canceling your charter, all payments are forfeited. However, if the yacht can re-book a different charter for the same dates, there is a chance of a partial refund.
Most yachts are all inclusive with a professional captain and private chef. Larger vessels may have additional crew such as deckhand and stewardess.
All meals, snacks, standard ship’s bar (liquor, wine, beer and soft drinks), fuel for the vessel and tender, insurance for the vessel and crews, all water sport activities and diving on some vessels and cruising and National Park permits are part of your package.
Not included are crew gratuities of 15-20%, optional marina docking/berthing for overnight stay, excursions and meals ashore, special requests for top shelf liquor, wine or excessive alcohol consumption and transfers to and from the airport.
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