F.A.Q.

Why booking directly with VanDutch Charter NTK Marine ?

If you have decided to charter a VanDutch, we are your direct contact. Exclusive representative of the brand VanDutch for many years, we have now a complete fleet of VanDutch available on charter: VanDutch 30, VanDutch 40 and the VanDutch 55.

Our strength is to provide up to 20 boats on charter on the same event; to replace your boat in a very short period of time if needed; and you are in contact with a team of specialists.

What time of the year is the best to charter in the Mediterranean Sea ?

The best period is from May to the end of September-beginning October, depending on the weather.

Should I book my charter months in advance ?

We recommend you to book your charter between 7 and 10 days in advance. For manifestation periods on the French Riviera like the Cannes Film Festival, Monaco Grand Prix F1, Cannes Lions, Boats and Yachts Shows, we invite you to book your boat at least 6 months before the event.

Is a last minute charter of equal quality to a ‘normal’ charter ?

Our team is used to work on “last minute request” and the service will be equal to an advance booking.

What about the payment terms ?

Any booking made within six months of the charter date requires a 50% deposit to reserve a yacht. The balance and the APA are due on the date outlined in your contract. Payments by bank transfer are required. We may accept payment by Visa or MasterCard but there will be a fee added to the amount due. We will ask you to fill in and sign a debit/credit card authorization.

What does the charter fee include ?

The charter rate includes the hire, the crew wages and insurance of the yacht for marine risk and third party claims.

All other expenses such as fuel for the engines, generators and water sports equipment, all running costs, harbor dues, food, soft and alcoholic drinks, communication costs, local taxes (if applicable), crew gratuities, etc. are at an additional cost to the charterer (refer to the next question).

What is the APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) ?

The cost of a charter is based on a base price to which are added the expenses proper to the client and its business during the charter.

Depending on case, the APA may vary but it is ‘normally’ about 30% of the contract value.

What is the level of he gratuity ?

The tip is purely voluntary. If you decide that you want to tip the captain and the crew (if they have been professional, helpful, etc.) it is customary 5%-10% of the basic charter amount. The tip has to be given before your departure or to be discussing with the broker and written on the contract. If there are multiple crew members, we recommend you to give the tip to the captain and he will allocate it, equally divided, to the rest of the crew.

How many guests are allowed on board ?

Most boats, yachts and mega yachts carry up to 12 guests in accordance with maritime regulations (International Maritime Organization).

Please consult our charter section for boats able to carry more passengers.

Can children come on a charter ?

Of course! But please note that you are held responsible for their safety and behavior. The crew on board is responsible for yacht and navigation, they are not held responsible for children while on board.

Are pets allowed on charter ?

Unfortunately pets are not usually allowed on board of yachts. We have to maintain highest standards in regards to cleanliness.