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Chartering a yacht

Unique luxury yacht charter experiences, create captivating memories

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Why charter a yacht with Ocean Independence?

Once in a lifetime superyacht charter experiences don't come with an off the shelf approach

At Ocean Independence, our team is passionately committed to ensuring that your superyacht charter is designed and tailored specifically to you. We focus on every detail to create an unforgettable, unsurpassed experience of a lifetime.

Supported by 13 offices worldwide with 23 languages spoken, your dedicated yacht charter broker will use their unrivalled knowledge, contacts and insights to help you choose the ideal luxury charter yacht, cruising area and itinerary to suit your interests, whether it’s a family holiday, a romantic break or a corporate event.

Why charter a yacht with us?
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The charter lifestyle

Experiences beyond compare

The highest standards in yacht chartering

With the world's largest luxury charter fleet, our yachts offer the best in marine technology, design, entertainment, equipment and crew. By visiting the yachts on a regular basis, we ensure that high standards of Ocean Independence are maintained so that you can enjoy first-class service and facilities.

Discover the world's best kept secrets

Visit remote and unusual destinations from the comfort of a luxury yacht. From Antarctica to Southeast Asia, go where you want, when you want, and visit secret hideaways and remote islands that can only be reached by water.

Your private luxury resort at sea

A superyacht charter is the ultimate holiday. Wake up to stunning views of your choice every morning and spend the day relaxing or seeking adventure, whilst enjoying round the clock 7-star service dedicated entirely to you and your guests - all in complete privacy.

A different view every day

Flexibility is one of the biggest advantages to chartering a luxury private yacht, with each and every day of your yacht charter offering a different view and a new and exciting experience. Your tailored itinerary takes into consideration the preferences of every guest, and is easily adaptable if your plans change while on board.

Entertainment at the fore

Your yacht will come equipped with a selection of toys to suit your itinerary - whilst inside and on deck, you can expect high grade AV, WiFi and entertainment systems. For those who want to relax and unwind, many private yachts come with full spa facilities. Onshore excursions, entertainment and dining can be arranged at your request by the crew.

The ultimate personal service

Even the very best hotels in the world cannot deliver the level of personal service you will receive on board a superyacht. Your Captain and crew are on hand day and night to orchestrate every detail, while a dedicated chef will create world-class cuisine tailored to your individual requirements and preferences.

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Your guide to yacht charter

Everything you need to know about the charter lifestyle

Your guide to chartering a yacht

Let us guide you through the superyacht charter process, from finding the perfect motor or sailing yacht and destination, to the contracts and onboard etiquette.

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Bespoke charter experiences

No matter what type of yacht charter vacation or holiday you are looking for, we will craft a unique experience just for you, where the unimaginable becomes reality.

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Yacht Charter Offers

Special rates on select yacht charters

A variety of private yachts from our outstanding charter fleet are offering special rates on specific upcoming dates in a range of destinations. Whether you are looking for a last minute getaway on a modern motor yacht or a classic sailing yacht charter, don't miss the chance to take advantage of these bespoke yacht charter offers.

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Private Aviation

The Ultimate End-to-End Yacht Charter Experience

Through our private aviation department, Ocean Independence offer the same 7-star service in the air as we do at sea. From light private jets and helicopter transfers to VIP airliners, let us arrange your all your private travel for the ultimate end-to-end yachting vacation.

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Our Expertise

Your dedicated yacht charter broker

When choosing Ocean Independence to organise your luxury yacht charter, you will benefit from a dedicated charter broker who will be committed to creating and delivering your perfect fully-personalised luxury experience. Your highly experienced consultant will use their unrivalled knowledge, contacts and insights to help you choose the ideal yacht, cruising area and itinerary.

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Charter Management

Getting the most from your yacht

Thinking of offering your private yacht for charter? Our team of professional charter management specialists have years of experience in all aspects of the yachting industry, allowing us to efficiently market, book and manage your yacht for charter.

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FAQs

Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about yacht charter

    As the ultimate luxury holiday, a superyacht for charter can be tailored uniquely to your needs and preferences. Our experienced brokers work with you to understand which charter is perfect for you. Then, using their global network of over 3,000 luxury yachts for charter, they will find all available yachts that match your requirements. Using their extensive local knowledge, your broker can work with the Captain to advise a charter itinerary that is totally unique to you. Should you have questions at any stage of the charter process, your broker will be available to assist.

    Once you have decided you wish to proceed with booking your superyacht for charter, we will issue you with a contract. This is likely one of two standard contracts depending on the cruising region. The most common is the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA) charter agreement, endorsed by a leading London maritime lawyer. This contract has evolved over the last 20 years and is now regarded as the reliable industry standard. The two-part American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) agreement is primarily used in the U.S. and with U.S. flagged vessels, also adopting terms from the MYBA agreement.

    What is and is not included in the price of your superyacht for charter varies from yacht to yacht and you may be expected to pay the following in addition to the set charter rate:
    - APA - The APA, or Advanced Provisioning Allowance represents the operating expenses that you will incur during your stay on board, including but not limited to: fuel, berthing fees, customs charges and food and beverages.
    - Shipping/supply agent fees
    - Local taxes
    - Delivery fees

    Your broker will gladly advise you on all additional charges during the process of selecting your luxury yacht for charter.

    In most cases, you will be required to pay (by wire transfer) a 50% deposit of the total charter fee upon signing the Charter Agreement. The remaining 50% of the charter fee plus the APA and any applicable taxes, delivery fees, and security deposit are due one month before the beginning of your charter.

    Culinary excellence is often the highlight of any charter and your personal chef will ensure your dining experience is no different. Prior to your charter we will ask you to complete an information sheet noting your culinary preferences or any special dietary requirements, beverages, newspapers, flowers or other special requests. Details on any medical issues, allergies and special occasions can be noted. We encourage you to divulge as much information as possible to give the crew a detailed understanding before you step on board your luxury yacht for a charter like no other.

    It is common practice on most luxury yachts for charter that small quantities of personal laundry are carried out by the yacht’s crew as a service. Please note that these terms also allow the crew to refuse politely to do excessive quantities of laundry on board or to handle particularly delicate items. It may be possible to have certain laundry done ashore professionally if time allows, the cost of which will be deducted from the APA.

    If your time on board has been everything you hoped it would be, by all means show your appreciation with a gratuity. However, please note that on all superyachts for charter - although crew gratuities are customary, they are left at your sole discretion. As a guideline, we would suggest between 10% and 20% of the charter fee to be split equally between the crew depending on the level of service.

    Generally, on luxury yachts for charter smoking is not permitted inside the yacht for safety reasons. Many yachts operate a policy of smoking permitted on deck only, however, please check the policy as each yacht varies in their approach to smoking on board.

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