Charters - About Luxury Crewed Charters

 
 Cast off with your own personal crew aboard to guide the way, whose sole purpose is making sure you have the best vacation you've ever had. This is the ultimate charter adventure aboard your own privately crewed catamaran sailing or power yacht.

If you've never experienced the grandeur of a privately crewed yacht charter, you'll be amazed to discover how affordable it is compared to ordinary cruise ships or island resort vacations without the crowds and fixed schedules!

Your professional crew will take care of everything aboard your own luxury cruise ship . They know the best spots for snorkeling, diving, beach combing, fishing and shopping. Whether you prefer a quiet anchorage all to yourself, or a beach bar bustling with nightlife, they ll know just the spot.

What is a Luxury Crewed yacht Charter Vacation?

Crewed chartering is best for those would like to ease into sailing or for those who want to experience a larger yacht. Yachts over 60' are usually only available with crew. The "crew "on the yacht will consist of a captain, cook, and deckhands and or Steward. The crewed yacht can also consist of just the captain and chef depending on the size of the yacht.. A crewed charter allows you to completely relax and take as much of an active part in the sailing of the yacht as you wish. You're at ease because you have a crew who, in addition to being your personal tour guides, they are looking after the boat, the food and the cleaning. You're on a floating resort where the scenery always changes, the food is prepared as you like it and you never run out of things to do. 

How do we choose a Crewed Catamaran?

Depending on your group group there are items you may want to consider that are on board the yacht prior to choosing a yacht. If your group is active and would like to have as many toys possible let the charter broker know, we have all this information and know exactly what yacht has the types of amenities you and your group may be seeking. Let our brokers assist you,

Items to Consider on Board:

Water Toys ~ (tube, water skis, wake board, etc.) These pull toys require a dinghy with at least 25hp or better 40hp to pull adults. Read specs for other listed toys.

SCUBA ~ some yachts offer diving directly from the yacht (some include this in price while others charge a minimal fee). All other yachts arrange Rendezvous diving with a Pro Dive boat at guest's expense.

Amenities ~ check cabin configurations, number of heads (bathrooms), deck space for lounging, outdoor dining space for size of your group, head room if you are tall, berth size and storage, types of toilets; manual vs. electric (the latter is easier), water maker (allows more liberal use of water, as it is produced on board through reverse osmosis), deck shower (nice to wash of salt water), access to water (ladder, swim platform), Wet vs. Dry shower (Dry is a separate shower area. Wet means the shower is nozzle from sink). AC off dock, electronics (TV, ipod docking, wifi internet, whatever you think you need).

Crew ~ The importance of the crew should never be underestimated. Firstly, read the crew profile and cook/chef's menu to see if all sounds good to you. Our brokers will help considerably in this department, as they interview the crews every year. They can match you with a crew depending on what your style is. Considerations might be, family friendly, gay friendly, high end silver service, casual family style, water sports enthusiasts, sailing instruction, party crowd, active or mellow, and any number of other backgrounds or specialties. Please ask.

Q: Why charter a yacht vacation with The Multihull Company?
A: We offer a FREE service that makes chartering a yacht easy, fulfilling and secure for you.
Crewed: The Multihull Company offers catamaran sailing and motor yacht charters designed especially for you. We go out of our way to find which yacht will suit your group. Our experiences both in sailing & the knowledge of the Catamarans we recommend are outstanding and reach far above your typical charter broker. We do as most brokers attend minimum three shows a year to inspect the yachts and meet the crew. Our enthusiasm and passion for this industry is easily noticed once you speak to one of our brokers.

Q: How much do these yacht charter trips cost?
A: Prices vary depending on time of year, type and size of yacht, A luxury crewed yacht is usually based on the amount of passengers on board.. You might be surprised to know that all inclusive week long charters can start at under $1000 per person (for a group of 4 or more), or $1800 per person for a couple. All inclusive means you get a private yacht, captain and chef (with additional crew members if necessary), all food (including 3 meals/day plus snacks) and all drinks (including bottled water, juices, sodas, beer, wine and liquor). You also have access to several water toys (varies per yacht) to enjoy when you please at no extra expense.

divingQ: What kind of activities are there to do?
A: All yachts have water sports. The types of sports will vary depending on equipment. These might include snorkeling, scuba diving, knee boarding, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing and of course, sailing.

Most water sports are included but sometimes are extra, or are arranged with outside service providers. On shore activities can be recommended by your crew and will vary depending on the island. When you choose a specialty In the Wild charter the crew will have activities planned that relate to the topic of your individualized vacation.

Or course you can always shop at local boutiques, party at famous beach bars, beach comb, and lounge around drinking fufu cocktails, too!

foodQ: What will the food and drinks be like?
A: The menus are designed around your food preferences. The chefs will prepare meals upon request but we suggest to let the chefs prepare meals as this si what they do best. It is generally recognized that the best chefs in the Caribbean are crew on yachts.

Alcoholic beverages, such as wine, beer and cocktails, from the yacht's standard bar, are included in the cost of the trip, except in the case of excessive consumption for which you may be charged a bit more. The variety will vary depending on the cost of the charter with larger, more expensive yachts providing finer wines and premium liquors. Most yachts can also stock specific brands of fine liquor and vintage wines at your expense.

Special Diets - Most crew will do everything to accommodate your personal dietary requirements. Many can do vegetarian menus that will delight everyone, not just the vegetarians! Kosher is available on some boats, though often in 'modified' form due to the constraints of a yacht's galley. The most important thing is to get in touch with the yacht as soon as possible and communicate your special needs early. With enough warning, most things are possible even in the islands!

Q: What is not included in a Luxury crewed yacht charter?

A: The level of service and luxury varies per charter, but here is a guideline of what is generally not included on: 

All Charters Most Charters Some Charters
Air fare Scuba Diving Cruising taxes and fees
Crew gratuity of 15-20% depending on your satisfaction with the service. Special request fine wines and alcohol brands. Fuel and provisions (many large motor yachts and Captain Only charters.)
Dockage at guest's request   Bareboat Charters are plus all expenses.
Shore side expenses    

Please ask us if you are unsure of any extra charges. See Charter Types for more details

Q: Where will we be going?

A: The most popular cruising areas in the Caribbean are:

  • The Virgin Islands (U.S. (USVI) & British (BVI)) is the most popular chartering destination for many reasons, including consistency of great weather and wind (sailing conditions), the variety of natural environments including some of the best coral reefs in the Caribbean, and the proximity to important services such as international airports and shopping for food and supplies.
  • The Spanish Virgins: Culebra and Vieques, plus eastern Puerto Rico.
  • Leeward Islands: St. Martin & St. Barts to Antigua.
  • Windward Islands: St. Lucia to St. Vincent and the GrenadinesWe also charter yachts from Florida and the Bahamas.Thialand, mediterirran Generally your cruising would be contained within an island group mentioned above. To cruise other areas in the Caribbean is possible, but it will require more planning and usually cost more due to airfare, provisioning, etc. If you are chartering a catamaran motor yacht, you can cover more than one cruising area in a shorter period of time, but fuel costs are extra. We will be glad to provide more information about alternate destinations upon your request.

Check out world wide charter destinations links at the top of the page.

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