Lagoon 42 (2019)Sailing catamaran
WC / Showers
Marina Cala dei SardiPortisco, Gulf of Cugnana, Tyrrhenian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Sardinia, Italy
Each country has its own rules, so it would be a great idea for you to study the specific rules of the country you’re interested in before booking a charter. If you are planning a trip to European waters, one of the most universal licenses is ICC — it is accepted by charter companies in most European countries. In addition, international certificates issued by RYA or IYT usually work just fine. If you have a certificate issued by a school in your country of residence, be sure to check if it is written or duplicated in English — if so, it will most likely not cause any problems for you. However, please be aware that some regions have their own unique rules, for example, a VHF certificate is obligatory in Croatia. If you have any doubts, please write to the support team on TheBoats.com and we will do our best to assist you.
The booking system on TheBoats.com only allows you to book charters by the week, as that is how the charter market functions in most regions. However, during the offseason and the low season, it is often possible to negotiate a charter period — please write to support on TheBoats.com and we will help you organize your dream trip. In most parts of the world, the charter schedule runs from Saturday to Saturday, although it is possible to start the charter week on other days in the Caribbean and England, for example. A unique search on TheBoats.com will show you those options if available.
Before you book a yacht and make a payment, you will see all the costs that you will have to pay. In addition to the rental price, the total amount will include the so-called “required fees,” for example, for cleaning or tourist taxes. Generally, the total cost of the “required fees” does not exceed 150-300 EUR, depending on the length and class of the charter yacht. In addition to the "required fees," there are other options that you can add to the charter yourself: this could include canoes, wi-fi onboard, an outboard motor for a dinghy, and much more. Most often, both the “required fees” and the extras you have chosen yourself are paid at the time of the charter, not in advance. In any case, there won’t be any unpleasant surprises — a basic list of all expenses will be available before the charter payment is made. It is usually not necessary to pay extra for a dinghy, gas for cooking, or docking at the home marina, but it is worth bearing in mind that the number of extras already included in the charter price will vary greatly from one charter company to another.
At the time of booking, you will need to pay 50% of the cost of the yacht charter, provided that the reservation is made no later than 60 days before the charter. The remaining 50% must be paid not less than 45 days before the trip. In the event that we are unable to receive the payment on time, we will try to contact you and discuss how to solve this issue. If we are unable to contact you for 24 hours, or there are other reasons that prevent the payment from being made, the reservation will be canceled.
If at the time of booking there are 60 or fewer days before the charter, you will need to pay 100% of the cost. We accept all types of international payment cards.
All charter yachts on TheBoats.com are managed by professional charter operators and fully insured against all possible risks. There is a general rule on the market that insurance companies do not compensate for relatively minor damages, so the cost of repairing them falls on the booker’s shoulders. The amount by which the booker’s liability is limited is individual for each yacht on the market, and this is called a charter deposit. You can see the amount of the charter deposit on the page of the yacht you are interested in — it is the amount that you risk in the event of any damage occurring to the boat you’ve rented during the charter. Anything above this amount will be covered by the insurance company. It is best to leave the deposit with a credit card, but you can also leave it in cash if you prefer.