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CHARTER ETIQUETTE

THESE ARE SIMPLE ETIQUETTE RULES TO FOLLOW WHILST ONBOARD A YACHT. 

  • Ask permission before boarding the boat. 
  • Take shoes off when boarding.
  • Listen carefully to safety rules.
  • Treat the yacht as you would your own home.
  • Use Oil free suntan lotions as they can stain teak and fiberglass. 
  • Leave sand and salt water (when possible) off the boat. 
  • Use fresh water conservatively (if there is no water maker). 
  • Conserve electricity when the generator is not running 
  • Follow the toilet instructions precisely.  
  • Stay out of the galley when the chef is preparing the meals unless invited (most boats have snack areas for in between meals).
  • Bring soft sidded luggage or duffel bags for easy storage. 
  • Enter an anchorage or mooring at a slow speed .
  • When you stop for fuel, follow proper fueling procedures.
  • If you are using your dinghy at night do so using oars and not your outboard.
  • Remain responsible for your children - Crew members should not be expected to babysit. 
  • No smoking in the cabins.
  • Zero tolerance on drugs. The captain has the right to end the charter on the spot. Do not expect any refund!
  • If you are satisfied you must give a gratuity to the crew (10-20% out of the charter fee).
  • Treat the Crew with respect and friendliness - they are not servants.
  • Have in mind that the Captain has the last word.


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