Frequently Asked Questions
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It depends on your destination. For example: in BVI, you will be responsible for BVI park fees which, all together will run you about $8 per person, per day. This permit will provide you with daytime mooring in restricted areas. Fuel for the boat is not included. You are responsible to bring the boat back with full tanks, diesel and outboard. Check fuel levels before departing. You will be responsible for the costs of mooring balls. You’ll always find a place to drop your anchor for free but it may not be as convenient as mooring balls.
We have our standard offerings of all-inclusive crewed yacht charters (the Lagoon 620, the Ipanema 58, and the Bali 54). But, we offer amazing flexibility! For almost any boat in our fleet, you can add a captain, chef, provisioning, or all 3 to get the partially crewed or all-inclusive crewed sailing vacation on the boat you want. Pricing varies among locations and boats so call us or submit an inquiry form to get rates for any and all services on any of our catamarans.
At this time, Owner Time Charters only offers bareboat and crewed charters aboard only catamarans.
No. At this time, only private bareboat or all-inclusive crewed catamaran charters are offered. But at our deeply discounted charter rates, you may find that organizing with a few close friends or family members will provide you with a per-person rate competitive with other charter companies’ by-the-cabin rates.
Private individuals purchase boats like those in our catamaran fleet and place them in charter with a major yacht charter company. This arrangement is commonly used by people who want to own a boat, but want to avoid much of the cost to maintain it. Both the charter company and the boat owner reap a myriad of advantages. The primary reasons this type of arrangement works are: The charter company gets to charter the boat and keep the profit. The catamaran owner gets to enjoy the boat for an agreed-upon number of weeks per year without headache and expense of maintaining the boat. The owner’s allotted weeks are called “owner time”. Often, a boat owner does not need all of the allotted owner time so often it is sold to offset the expense of the boat purchase. Read more about our discounted owner time rates.
When you use owner’s weeks, you are the yacht owner’s special guests. Every owner wants to make sure his boat is properly maintained and looked after, and the charter company wants to make sure the owner is pleased with the service. As the owner’s representative, you are likely to find a superior level of service from the large charter company that maintains the yacht.
The Fractional Yacht Ownership Program
Enjoy a crewed week of charter at 14 bases worldwide including the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Grenada, Martinique, Bali, the Western Mediterranean (seasonal), Tahiti, Seychelles and French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and more.
Currently, there are three available syndications with partial ownership/shares. One of the boats is an Ipanema 58, another is the Lagoon 620 and there is a Bali 5.4 as well. We own the boats and a large charter company maintains them for us.
There are 7 members per boat.
The boat is insured by a large charter company to full replacement value.
No, this program is simply for people who enjoying chartering year-to-year for a discounted price. Low cost is the only benefit. There’s no profit, no expenses, no tax advantages. Just a straight charter deal to sail with family and friends, or business associates, at a much lower cost.
Each member receives one week of crewed charter per share each year. The yacht accommodates up to 12 guests in six double cabins, a captain and cook, with meals, drinks, kayak, paddleboard and snorkel equipment included for a $2,650 per week use fee. You will incur fuel and mooring/customs/marine park charges depending on your individual charter itinerary. A tip to the crew is expected at the end of the week based on your level of satisfaction.
The hull insurance is included in the price. For trip insurance you might want to check out: www.insuremytrip.com
All our boats are capable of providing WiFi to guests. Upon arrival, you’ll log in to provide payment information via credit card for a day or by the week. On shore and at marinas, places you’ll visit will have free WiFi. Cell phones work throughout. Check and adjust your cell phone plan before leaving to avoid roaming fees and high per minute costs.
Yes, the galley is fully equipped for charter with coffee pot, pots and pans and dishes and cups and glasses.
Yes! There is a BBQ grill on your catamaran charter, and you should make sure to use it to grill fresh seafood or whatever else you desire.
The smaller dinghy on 4 cabin boats can carry 4-6 adults. The larger dinghy, for the 6 cabin boats can carry 6-8 adults.
Yes! A dinghy is provided with your catamaran charter for your convenience.
You can hire a captain for a shorter period of time until you are comfortable sailing on your own and are familiar with the boat.
Yes, one set of towels per guest, including a beach towel.
We supply snorkeling equipment and can add water toys at an additional charge.