How long is a typical charter?
Some of our bare boat charters require a minimum of one week’s duration, but the vast majority of charters can be of varying length from day charters to month long custom charters. Once you have found the Yachts you like email the local manager to discuss your charter in more detail.
Are there any hidden costs to be aware of?
Whilst we try to list the price of the boats as accurately as we can on our site, there will be extra charges for certain things. Fuel for example is typically limited to 3hrs engine time per day, and if you exceed this you will be required to pay for the extra fuel. Also for custom itineraries you may be required to pay for cost of mooring etc. at none home port marina’s. We will make it clear at time of booking what is and is not included in your charter. If you are unsure a to anything discuss with agent first.
Tipping the crew?
This is of course a matter for your discretion, but if you feel that the Captain and or crew have done a particularly excellent job in looking after you then we recommend a tip of 8-10% of the cost of the charter, this should be paid either to the host or Captain who can distribute it amongst the crew.
How is a charter paid for?
A Deposit of 50% of the yacht charter fee is payable at the time of confirming the booking, and balance is due 4 weeks prior to the departure. Payments are to be made via bank transfer.
Is it cheaper to book Charter a Yacht directly with the owner?
We have worked within the maritime and charter business for over 10 years exclusively here in Thailand, during this time we have built up a vast wealth of experience and contacts, and because we have worked with the Yacht owners for this long we have a great relationship with them and a great buying power which means we can get the Yachts at the best possible price. Going direct to the Yacht owner is nearly always more expensive than using us to negotiate on your behalf.
There are many yacht brokers available why use Thaicharters.com?
Unlike other brokers or agents we have decided to concentrate purely on Yacht charters here in Thailand, this means we have a greater local knowledge than our competitors who operate all over the world. Our head office is only 1.5hrs from Thailand’s main airport and we regularly travel across the country to visit the Yacht owners and inspect the Yachts, this means we are not just on first name terms with the Yacht owners but we are their friends. In addition we have offices and staff in each of Thailand’s 3 main charter destinations so there is always someone on hand to assist.
Do I need travel insurance?
Yes we strongly recommend you have full travel insurance that covers you for a holiday on a Yacht/Boat. All our vessels are commercially insured to operate as charter vessels here in Thailand and we have public liability insurance as well.
Are you regulated to operate?
Yes we are regulated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and we comply with their strict guidelines regarding financial transparency and customer safety, our TAT license number is 13/01984. Don’t book a Yacht charter in Thailand with any operator or broker that is not regulated by the TAT, your money will not be protected.
Can you help with pre/post charter accommodation?
Yes as you know we have been operating in Thailand for over 10 years and as well as great relationships with Yacht owners we also have great relationships with Hoteliers and villa owners across Thailand.
What is a bare boat charter?
A Bare boat charter is quite simply put, chartering a yacht without a skipper or crew, you are on your own. This type of charter is often preferred by many experienced sailors as it allows for complete privacy on your holiday.
What is a crewed Yacht charter?
A crewed yacht charter is option that combines the ability to explore a range of amazing destinations with the luxury, pampering and service often associated with 5 star resorts. If you want the best of both worlds then this is option for you.