Cancellation Policy for a Bareboat Yacht Charter

Information About Cancellation Policies for Bareboat Charters

Important things to know about Cancellation policies

Learn about Cancellation Policy on a Bareboat Yacht Charter with SailChecker uniquely partners all of the 350+ yacht charter operators worldwide. Whilst we can off every yacht, we only recommend the best, taking into account a range of criteria, including cancellation policies.

Our partners has their own cancellation policy’s for bareboat charters, we are able to study and compare them to ensure we give you the best advice. The reality is, charter  holiday operator providers all have remarkably similar terms and conditions, in this blog we set out to help you understand them better.

Independent Versus Pacakage Deals

The travel market is broadly split into two categories, package holidays and independent travel. With packages, your flights and other aspects of your yacht charter are bundled together. Here there is some level compensation if something goes wrong (which varies), but typically get a much narrower choice and sometimes you will pay more.

Independent Travel allows specialist agents to offer you a much wider selection of yachts at much more competitive rates, however, you will need to ensure you have adequate cancellation cover. The Independent travel sector is enjoying massive growth in its own right and with it better-designed insurance products to cover all manner of travellers. You will have to a little research in your own home market, to help we have provided a short guide to help you understand what you need and what to look for.

Important things to know

What is in a Standard Agreement?

We take a look at a typical cancellation policy.

Most standard yacht charter agreements state that you are required to pay between 30% and 50% at the time of booking and the balance 4-6 weeks before departure. Most companies will not refund any of this on cancellation.

We are passionate about ensuring our customers are covered in any eventuality. On a case by case basis we will try and negotiate something better than the policy. We highly recommend that you take out adequate insurance to cover both charter and travel plans.  Here are some key elements to consider.

  • Airline Cover. Not all policies will cover you if your airline goes into administration. Please do check this provision.
  • Supplier Failure Cover. One again this is not a standard feature in many holiday insurance policies.

This article is looking specifically at cancellation. If you are interested in learning about personal insurance or yacht charter excess follow ths links on this page (opens in a new browser).

Are all Agents the same?

We compare the market to SailChecker.com.

In respect of the cover you can expect from cancellation, the answer to this is, broadly, yes. There are some other differences that you might want to understand.

SailChecker acts as a disclosed agent, which means we tell you the name of your charter operator. Other companies chose to market their partners fleets as their own (non-disclosed agents), or simply do not reveal the agent until a firm booking has been made.In either case, this means that you are subject to the terms and conditions of the operator and not the agents. Agents give a service to customers for free, taking a commission or a fee from the operators.

In either case, this means that you are subject to the terms and conditions of the operator and not the agents. Agents give a service to customers for free, taking a commission or a fee from the operators.

We believe that we are different for two reasons. We are very open and transparent about our role and the way we operate. This enabled us to use our experience not just to “check” for the best prices, but help you compare and understand all the key elements of your charter.

trustpilot-sailchecker

Booking through an Agent

Is there any advantage of booking through an agent like SailChecker?

The most important thing to say is that you are never worse off. Most yacht charter operators allow their trusted agents to discount  yachts whilst promising not to undercut their agents. So you are highly likely to get a better deal.

This means you get a complete layer of improved service for free. Agents can answer all your questions giving independent advice. Ask any Yacht Charter operator if they maintain their yachts to a high standard and have enough staff at their bases, they will all say, “yes!”. A good agent will know which companies have the best yachts and service standards and involve themselves in maintaining them.

One final advantage you have from booking with an agent is they can also arbitrate between a client and a supplier in the event of a dispute. Read here how we helped someone get a significant refund and enjoy their yacht charter holiday.

Got a question on Cancellation Policy for a Bareboat Yacht Charter? Please leave a comment below and see how quickly we respond!  If you would prefer, please contact us below for more information.

The availability runs out very quickly and many places are already sold out. Save your place as soon as possible!

Amazing Sailing Experiences

Our Amazing Customers


  • Great family vacation.

    I didn't think sailing with my family would be so much fun...

    Sailing for the first time.

    Alex
    Alex USA

  • I recommendate them !

    Everything went smooth, the paper processing, special requests and the specs of tht check-in procedure. Boat was also in good shape, so no complaints and a worry free holiday...

    We had a great experience with booking through sailchecker.

    <read more>

    Dick USA

  • Great service from Kate.

    Informative and looked for the best value for our family. Very good customer service on this side and in Greece. Great boat and skipper...

    Fantastic holiday from start to finish.

    <read more>

    Angela United Kingdom

  • Very professional outfit!

    They were very responsive and very quick to answer questions via email and instant chat. They had extensive knowledge of the area...

    We will most definitely use their services for our next bareboat sailing vacation.

    <read more>

    Kirsten W.
    Kirsten W. USA

  • Sail checker were professional from start to finish - we wouldn’t book through anyone else!

    Sailchecker were professional from start to finish - and were awesome dealing with a problem! Our first Yacht had serious issues and sail checker helped us to resolve it...

    They are easy to deal with, straightforward and honest and I would recommend them to anyone planning a charter holiday.

    <read more>

    Kat, H.
    Kat, H. UK

  • Coronavirus pandemic support has been brilliant!

    During the Coronavirus pandemic, Kate and her colleagues at Sailchecker have performed brilliantly. They have been considerate and highly efficient in re-organising our Turkey charter and also provided lots of assistance in getting our Yacht Security Deposit insurance policy transferred to match our revised charter dates.

    Truly worthy of a 5 star rating!

    <read more>

    Alan, R.
    Alan, R. UK

  • Sailing is the perfect family holiday.

    Would I go sailing again? OMG yes! Sailing is the perfect family holiday. Boys loved the activities, I enjoy relaxing as well...

    Sailchecker.com arranged a sailing cruise her family of 2 sons, daughter & hubby in the BVI with their own.

    Anne
    Anne USA

  •  Thank you sooo much! It was sail in the day… party at night. We couldn't have wanted a better skipper or a Spring Break!  Good times...

    Arranged for 6 friends to sail Spring Break in the British Virgin Islands for under $500 each.

    Tim
    Tim USA

  • We had an absolute blast !!

    All bookings and confirmations was always accurate with no delays. Our boat was also fabulously maintained and the Skipper new the area extremely well...

    Everything was down to the tee.

    <read more>

    Pieter Van R.
    Pieter Van R. Netherlands
SailChecker Yacht Charter and Sailing Worldwide Logo TrustPilot 4.9/5 Stars

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 160 reviews on Trustpilot

Got a Burning Question?

We’re Happy to Answer Any Yacht Charter & Sailing Question

Leave us a quick question here, or call your local office, the numbers are located in the footer below. When not arrange a call back?

girl at desk at yacht charter show
Recommended Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search

Girl on a Sailing Yacht Chater