Included in the Charter Rate is the crew, their food and uniforms, the equipment on board, consumables and cleaning materials for the yacht, the yacht insurance, linen and towels and crew wages.
When you sign your contract and pay the deposit of your charter you will come across the concept of APA ( Advanced Provisioning Allowance). This is an advanced payment which is handed to the Captain in order to prepare the yacht prior to your embarkation.
As the Charterer you will pay for the following costs which include but are not limited to shoreside transport; fuel for the main engines and generators; fuel for tenders and water sports equipment; food and all beverages for you and all guests on board; berthing dues and other harbour charges, local taxes, customs formalities, charges for water and electricity taken from shore; ships' agents' fees where applicable; personal laundry; guest communications and internet use; and hire or purchase costs of any special equipment placed on board at your personal request.
The Captain will maintain an overview of all your expenses and you can look into this at all times. You can either talk to the Captain directly about your APA expenditure or ask your charter broker to do so. Should the APA run low during the charter, the Captain will advise your charter broker in order to arrange more funds to be sent.
Prior to disembarkation at the end of the Charter Period, the Captain will present you a detailed account of expenditure, with as many supporting receipts as possible, and prior to disembarkation, unless otherwise arranged through your charter broker, you should settle the balance of the expenses or the Captain.In the event there is a balance due to you, the Captain will reimburse you directly or arrange a bank transfer to your account.