If you’ve decided to hire a yacht, it’s important that you don’t just book without getting the right information first. After all, you need to be assured that your trip will one to remember for all the right reasons. Let’s take a look at the top questions you should be asking before you go ahead and hire a yacht.
What are the specifications of the yacht?
When it comes to yacht hire, always ask specific questions around the specifications of the yacht. It’s easy for a company to use words like ‘spacious’ and ‘luxurious’ but you need to know exactly what type of vessel you’re hiring. Ask questions around the dimensions and capacity of the vessel, the amenities which may be included and how the vessel is crewed so you can be confident that it’s the right fit for you.
What is included once I’m aboard?
Once you’re happy with the vessel, ask what will be included on the trip. Ensure that basics such as linen will be taken care of and ask about extras such as tea and coffee making facilities. Always ask about activities which may be included during your trip and what recreational equipment the vessel has available. These additional features can make all the difference when it comes to your trip.
How much does it cost?
This might seem like a pretty obvious piece of information but you need to make sure you have a firm price before committing. Remember, if you’re asking for extra services then these are likely to come with extra cost so you need to make sure there are no surprises when it comes to the final bill. Get the cost in writing and confirm that it includes any extras you may have asked for.
What does the itinerary include?
Be clear about what the timeline for the proposed itinerary includes and don’t be shy about asking for changes – after all, this is your trip. However, remember that the yacht company will have a lot of experience in regards to the best places to visit so pay attention to what they suggest and ask questions about factors that might impact the itinerary such as poor weather.
What do I need to bring?
Finally, it’s important to remember that the company who you hire the yacht through has done the same trip a number of times so will be able to guide you when it comes to packing. What you need to bring will depend on the length of your trip and the locations you visit but it’s always best to pack light on a yacht. When you want to hire a yacht, look no further than Ocean Dream Charters. Our luxury 80 foot catamaran has a sophisticated interior with all the space and comfort you’ll ever need. We can tailor our cruises to your needs and our professional crew will look after you every step of the way. For private yacht hire, contact Ocean Dream Charters today on 1300 944 727 and we’d be more than happy to help with any queries.