People who do not have the time or financial access to purchase their own yacht can still enjoy the ride and luxury of a yacht vacation or weekend. Owning a yacht is a big commitment of time, which most people don't have. Anyone who would like to take a weekend vacation or even a longer yachting vacation can do so by renting a yacht. This is an economical and time saving alternative to owning one. If your plans only involve an occasional getaway, renting a yacht may be a smarter alternative as well. Step 1: Shop For A Rental Company
Determine where the family will travel to on the vacation. This will help determine which company the yacht will need to be rented from. Some yacht rental companies limit the destinations of their yachts. If there are a limited number of rentals available from your favorite company at the time of the vacation, consider changing the destination or travel time, since the right rental company can make all of the difference.
Call the rental company in the area of departure to find out pricing information, any restrictions they place on the rental of yachts, and the insurance requirements. Ask for all of the specifications that will add costs and restrict the yachting adventure. Many rental companies will have a website with much of this information. A travel agent or yacht broker can also help plan the vacation and secure all the information. Step 2: What Else Do You Want?
Make a list of the amenities that the yacht should have to make the trip pleasurable. Plan a budget of how much can be spent for these amenities. List the amenities in order of priority. Not all yachts will have all the amenities so be prepared to know which ones are optional and which ones are required. This list will help narrow the yacht choices.
Travel to a local boat show to find luxury yachts owned by private individuals who are interested in renting them. These luxury yachts can rent for an extravagant amount of money but if the travel group is large, it may be worth the extra expense. Going to a boat show will also provide an opportunity to explore the different types of yachts before making a decision about which rental to select. Step 3: Get It In Writing
Secure a written agreement about the total costs of the yacht rental. Find out how much the rental fee actually is and if this includes fuel costs. Be sure to consider the costs of food and beverages, any custom fees that may be incurred when traveling, taxes that may need to be paid etc. Will the rental fee include a captain or a staff, and if so how many staff members will be on board and what will each one be in charge of. Learning all the expenses and related details will make the yacht rental vacation pleasurable and relaxing.