Whether you are new to the yachting scene, or a seasoned and experienced charterer, Imperial’s years of expertise in the charter yacht industry enable us to answer any query you may have.
YOUR CHARTER WORLD AWAITS
Chartering a yacht is simply a phone call away. The Imperial team will assign you a charter broker, a specialist who will listen to your requirements. From destinations and timings, to interests and special requests. A suggested yacht and itinerary will then be presented to you in line with your requirements. This itinerary will be tailored to your tastes and designed to encompass everything from cultural tours and active pursuits, to lazy days ashore or long, undisturbed evenings at anchor.
IMPERIAL CATERS TO CORPORATE CHARTERS
Imperial also offers corporate charters. Whether you book a charter yacht for client entertainment or staff reward, it makes a fresh and invigorating change from the norm. It can be the perfect hideaway for discreet business negotiations. Some vessels are capable of accommodating dozens of people at a time; there are very few venues that can match it for an upmarket conference. Like a holiday charter, you can specify the venue and the duration. In addition, plan it around a specific high-profile event, such as the Cannes Film Festival or the Monaco Grand Prix. Benefit from the same level of staffing as a luxury charter; this means a fully crewed vessel with all service and catering provided.
Repeat charter customers will often specify a particular vessel in order to reunite with a particular crew. If this is your first charter, advise your broker which kind of crew you would prefer; relaxed and outgoing, or slick and formal. A yacht can then be selected to match your preference. If you would like to bring your own staff, you are of course welcome to do so, depending on the capacity and cabin availability on-board. Imperial will be delighted to accommodate your requests, and we can also organise first-class staff on your behalf to ensure your dream charter holiday. Imperial strongly believes that a key part of a successful superyacht is the crew.
Imperial has worked closely with crew around the world for many years, and we ensure that the best crew are selected to work on our superyachts. We offer various training services to guarantee high professional standards, for safety and personalised service. The charter team liaise frequently with the Captain to create a complete and bespoke itinerary, from restaurants to try, bays to visit and days spent at each destination to enhance your time on-board.
ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN COSTS?
In addition to the basic charter cost, there is usually an Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA) of around 25% to 30%. This enables the crew to stock up on fuel and food as advised by your charter broker. Any funds left over will be returned to you. The timing and amount of any tips are naturally at your discretion. However, the average is around 10% of the charter value and this can be paid at the end of your voyage, either directly to the Captain or indirectly via your broker.